Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    17.6 got him! Shehzad kept playing back to length balls. It was okay as long as he was playing with a straight bat, but this time he looked to work it off the stumps into the leg side and missed. Struck plumb in front of middle, and he didn't review. Good decision. 57/1
    34.2 beauty! That was on a good length in the corridor, with a bit of gentle shape away. Hafeez felt for it with his bat, his feet following after he played the shot, and the thin edge goes through to Haddin 96/2
    98.1 but now he's taken a catch! It's a poor ball, down the leg side, and Azhar only gets a little tickle as he looks to glance, and Warner dives to his left and takes it very well, low, with both hands 332/3
    213
    349
    507
    15
    2
    61.03
    155.1 bowled him! Younis runs down the pitch and looks to slog him across the line, over the leg side, and only gets an inside-edge onto his stumps. The crowd are on their feet to applaud him as he walks back 537/5
    150.6 wow, what happened there? Smith is convinced he has a caught and bowled. Misbah isn't so sure. It was a full ball on middle, and he either scooped it straight back or it was a bump ball. They're checking with the third umpire... yup, he's gone. It pitched just short of his bat and hit his bat and bounced straight back to the bowler at a nice catching height 513/4
    21
    32
    44
    1
    1
    65.62
    160.4 chopped it on! That was short but not wide enough to cut. He went after it, went hard at the ball, and got a bottom edge onto the stumps 561/6
    not out
    19
    22
    44
    3
    0
    86.36
    not out
    1
    14
    17
    0
    0
    7.14
    Extras
    26 (b 10, lb 11, nb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    570/6d (164 Overs, RR: 3.47)
    Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Ahmed Shehzad, 17.6 ov), 2-96 (Mohammad Hafeez, 34.2 ov), 3-332 (Azhar Ali, 98.1 ov), 4-513 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 150.6 ov), 5-537 (Younis Khan, 155.1 ov), 6-561 (Asad Shafiq, 160.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MG Johnson2575912.3602
    MA Starc2738623.1810
    PM Siddle3187512.4101
    NM Lyon37115414.1600
    MR Marsh1223202.6600
    GJ Maxwell1627804.8700
    MJ Clarke602404.0000
    SPD Smith1004114.1001
  • BATSMEN
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    10.2 gone! And it's the short, wide one that's got him. It deserved to be smashed, but he sort of checked his shot for some reason, and popped it straight into the hands of Yasir at point 34/2
    4.1 gone! That was a beautiful line and length. On off stump, and Rogers was stuck on the crease, walking into the shot, poking at it as it angled away, and Sarfraz takes the edge very well, tumbling low to his left 21/1
    15
    85
    101
    0
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    17.64
    28.2 bowled him! A bit of shape into the right hander, straightened from off stump, and it was the length that got Lyon. He was stuck on the crease and played for the angle, looking to drive down the ground. That opened up a gap between bat and pad and it sneaked through and crashed into the stumps 97/4
    21.1 bowled him! That was such a low-percentage shot. Came down the track, looked to whip him across the line, against the turn. Closing the face was a mistake. It straightened, beat his bat, and crashed into the top of off stump. 75/3
    42.5 there's that reverse swing, and the bails go flying! It curved in wickedly from outside off, and zipped through the gate as Clarke pushed at it, looking to punch to mid-off, and knocked back middle stump 164/6
    29.4 plays back to a length ball and it hurries through, straightens a bit, and hits him on the back pad. Another big appeal, not given, but this time they review. He played across the line, looking to hit it leg side, and it hit the top of the pad flap. He's playing right back, and Hawkeye says it's hitting a major chunk of the top of middle. The umpire has to overturn his decision, and Babar is all over Australia. 100/5
    66.6 and the full-toss has ended his innings! It was angling in towards off stump and he pushed at it with his hands and mid-on simply had to lean to his right to catch that at chest height. Unlucky 87 for Marsh, very good innings from him, showed a lot of promise 261/9
    49.6 got him! After ll those big legbreaks, this one didn't turn as much, straightened just a bit, and Haddin came forward to defend, played away from his body, playing for that extra turn, and inside-edged it into his stumps 193/7
    51.6 he gets him next ball., Goes for the big slog sweep, the ball bounces and takes his top edge and goes high in the air. Finally, it's Hafeez, the short midwicket fielder, who settles under it to take a simple catch 199/8
    67.2 down the track now and that's such a soft dismissal. Hafeez is among the wickets now. He didn't quite get to the pitch and ended up playing a feeble chip, straight down long-on's throat 261/10
    not out
    0
    0
    3
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    13 (lb 6, nb 7)
    TOTAL
    261 all out (67.2 Overs, RR: 3.87)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (CJL Rogers, 4.1 ov), 2-34 (DA Warner, 10.2 ov), 3-75 (GJ Maxwell, 21.1 ov), 4-97 (NM Lyon, 28.2 ov), 5-100 (SPD Smith, 29.4 ov), 6-164 (MJ Clarke, 42.5 ov), 7-193 (BJ Haddin, 49.6 ov), 8-199 (MG Johnson, 51.6 ov), 9-261 (MR Marsh, 66.6 ov), 10-261 (PM Siddle, 67.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Imran Khan1416034.2801
    Mohammad Hafeez5.201312.4300
    Zulfiqar Babar2559423.7600
    Rahat Ali904124.5502
    Yasir Shah1424723.3500
  • BATSMEN
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    0.6 and that's the perfect riposte from Johnson. Speared in from wide of the crease, yorks Shehzad, beating him for pace, and hits the base of off stump 14/1
    2.4 two down. Mitch bangs it in short, Hafeez looks to pull from wide outside off. It's too quick for that and he ends up hitting it uppishly to the right of Starc at wide mid-off and he tumbles low to take it inches from the ground 21/2
    not out
    100
    174
    256
    6
    0
    57.47
    46
    122
    170
    3
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    37.70
    43.4 short, keeps low, and Younis doesn't review. He rocked back to pull, it went under his bat and struck him near the knee-roll. Raises his bat to the stands as he walks off, enthusiastic cheers from the small crowd that's gathered today. It was turning away, but Hawkeye reckons it would have clipped off stump. Umpire's call, but umpire said out, so good decision not to review. 152/3
    not out
    101
    57
    75
    11
    5
    177.19
    Extras
    29 (b 23, lb 4, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    293/3d (60.4 Overs, RR: 4.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Ahmed Shehzad, 0.6 ov), 2-21 (Mohammad Hafeez, 2.4 ov), 3-152 (Younis Khan, 43.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MG Johnson714526.4200
    NM Lyon1834802.6600
    MA Starc11.425604.8010
    PM Siddle1444803.4201
    SPD Smith605419.0000
    MR Marsh411503.7500
  • BATSMEN
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    7.6 gone, is he? Yup, it's given. It turns from leg stump and Rogers looks to work it around the corner. Mistake. He gets a bit of glove on it, I think, and Shafiq takes a super catch at leg slip, diving to his left. The glove contact wasn't too clear, but there must have been, because Rogers didn't review. 19/1
    27.4 gone! Hafeez dangles this up above the eyeline and Warner goes for the slog-sweep. It turns away off the rough, takes his outside edge, and loops into the hands of Yasir at point 101/4
    11.2 big lbw appeal, given not out, Pakistan have reviewed. It was the skidder that came in from outside off as Maxwell went back to punch. It cramped him and hit him on the back thigh, which is very close to the stumps... is it hitting or is it clearing the top of the stumps? It's struck him in front of middle stump and it's crashing into the top of leg. Australia are two down. 31/2
    13.6 Bowled him! Australia are sinking here. Sharp turn again, and he's playing back to another length ball. Turns from middle stump, beats the outside edge, and crashes into middle and off. He was going back, not across, and that was down to the angle from wide of the crease 43/3
    81.2 lbw appeal, and he's been given! That slid on as Smith came forward to defend, and he played outside the line, looking for turn. He's reviewed, but it looked pretty plumb. Pitches on middle and off, and it's hitting leg stump, Hawkeye says. Smith goes for 97. That was brilliantly bowled 238/6
    70.3 gone! That was the offbreak turning down the leg side and Marsh went for the flick around the corner. He almost middled it and Shafiq at leg slip took a superb reflex catch, stretching his arms out to his right 208/5
    82.6 bowled him! He came out of his crease, uncertainly, and Babar shortened his length a touch. It didn't turn as much as he expected it and he pushed hard at it in front of his body. He ended up inside edging it and the ball rolled onto his stumps 238/7
    83.1 and he sneaks one through! That turned in sharply from the rough, and Johnson went back and across to defend. Inside-edged it, bounced between his legs, and rolled into the stumps 238/8
    not out
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    20
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    36.36
    87.6 got him! this was straighter and tossed up slowly, and Starc went for the big hit over the leg side. He missed, and the ball turned past his inside edge and left his stumps in an awful mess 245/9
    88.3 lbw appeal, becomes a bat-pad appeal as it pops to silly point, and it's been given out caught. It seemed to slide on with the angle as he pressed forward to defend, and that looked like pad onto bat and Azhar takes it after a bit of a juggle. Lyon doesn't review, and Pakistan have wrapped up the most dominant series victory possible. They are now No. 3 in the Test rankings. 246/10
    Extras
    14 (b 5, lb 1, nb 3, pen 5)
    TOTAL
    246 all out (88.3 Overs, RR: 2.77)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (CJL Rogers, 7.6 ov), 2-31 (GJ Maxwell, 11.2 ov), 3-43 (MJ Clarke, 13.6 ov), 4-101 (DA Warner, 27.4 ov), 5-208 (MR Marsh, 70.3 ov), 6-238 (SPD Smith, 81.2 ov), 7-238 (BJ Haddin, 82.6 ov), 8-238 (MG Johnson, 83.1 ov), 9-245 (MA Starc, 87.6 ov), 10-246 (NM Lyon, 88.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Rahat Ali86300.3700
    Imran Khan812903.6200
    Mohammad Hafeez1743822.2300
    Zulfiqar Babar32.3212053.6901
    Yasir Shah2244432.0002
    Azhar Ali10101.0000

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.30-13.30, Tea 15.30-15.50, Close 17.20

Match days

30,31 October, 1,2,3 November 2014 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 30 Oct - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 304/2 (Azhar Ali 101*, Younis Khan 111*, 88 ov)
  • Fri, 31 Oct - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 22/1 (DA Warner 16*, NM Lyon 1*, 5.2 ov)
  • Sat, 01 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 61/2 (Azhar Ali 21*, Younis Khan 16*, 21 ov)
  • Sun, 02 Nov - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 143/4 (SPD Smith 38*, MR Marsh 26*, 48 ov)
  • Mon, 03 Nov - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 246 (88.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • 'We haven't learned from India defeat' - Clarke

    Michael Clarke has conceded that Australia appear not to have learnt from their crushing 4-0 defeat in India last year after losing 2-0 to Pakistan in the UAE

  • Trashing the brand

    Australia's aggression backfired spectacularly in the UAE but they do not seem ready to learn the lessons of their travel bagging

  • Bowlers were remarkable - Misbah

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq credited his side's belief and work ethic for the 2-0 series win in the Tests against Australia

  • Haddin cleared of shoulder fracture

    Australia are hopeful that Brad Haddin will not only be fit for the first Test against India at the Gabba next month, but also for part of the ODI series against South Africa that precedes it

  • Twenty-year wait ends with biggest-ever win

    Stats highlights from the fifth day of the second Test between Australia and Pakistan at Abu Dhabi

In the realms of possibility?

960

Most balls that Australia have played to draw a Test (v WI, 1961). They need to play about 828 balls (or 138 overs) to save this Test

Toying with the Aussies

7

Number of times that Pakistan have declared both innings of Test - their first time against Australia

World Record, again

56

Misbah scored his hundred off 56 balls, equaling Viv Richards record for the fastest hundred in Tests

World Record Alert

21

Number of balls in which Misbah got to 50, a world record for the fastest fifty. He needed only 24 mins, also a world record

Historic High for Younis

468

Number of runs scored by Younis Khan in this series - the most by a Pakistan batsman in a two-match series

Third wicket triple

2

Number of times that a Pak pair has posted three 50+ third wicket partnerships in a series - the first was Younis/Yusuf v India (2006)

Change of gears

34

Runs scored by Pakistan in the first five overs. They scored 21 in the next ten.

Bang bang poof

14

Runs scored by Pakistan in the first over of the innings - the most runs since 2001 by any team in the first over when a wicket has fallen

Massive lead looming

26

Number of years since Pakistan have secured a 300+ first innings lead against Australia - this has happened twice (1988 and 1982)

The Tumbling Top

2

Number of times this series that Aus have lost 5 wickets for 100 runs or less

What's with No. 6

25

Steven Smith's average batting at No. 6 in 14 inns; he averages 52.17 batting at 5 and 60.50 batting at 7

Familiar troubles

5/8

Australia have failed to reach 100 before the fall of their fourth wicket in five of their last eight innings in Asia

Not quite the Don

2

No. of centuries at No. 3 by Australia's batsmen since Ponting retirement (41 innings) - both by Shane Watson.