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Best performances - Batsmen

Salman Butt
92(173) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 28 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
0 4 18 10 16 4 7 33
SM Katich
83(174) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 30 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
8 4 17 13 18 7 0 16

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ North
O18.1
M1
R55
W6
Eco3.02
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O7.5
M1
R40
W5
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Series result

Australia led the 2-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

Match days

13,14,15,16 July 2010 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Phew, well, that's a dramatic end to the Test. This story will run and run and probably change a few times as well! Anyway, for now I'm going sign off. Don't forget the second Test starts on Wednesday at Headingley and we'll bring you all the action from that. For today, though, that's all from Andrew McGlashan and Liam Brickhill. Thanks for joining us.

This is typical Pakistan cricket. It's a shambles, but it sounds as though Afridi is retiring after the Headingley Test. OK, we have a story up now so this will be the place for all the latest news on this breaking saga. And if you want to catch up on the match, have a read of Andrew Miller's bulletin which will be ready shortly.

That wraps up the presentation, but we have a little more news on Afridi. He has nominated Salman Butt as his successor, but says it will be a board decision. He is struggling with a thigh injury, apparently. We expect more news to come out of the press conference and we'll, of course, cover it in depth with our guys at the ground.

"It was a good win. It was tough batting and our tail wagged nicely yesterday to give us a good total. We've got two guys on the honours board who probably didn't expect to be there. We had to look at different ways to get wickets and they did a good job. You have to adapt your game in these conditions. Katich played beautifully."

Now the Aussies each get a copy of Wisden...and up comes Ricky Ponting.

"Australia are a very professional team and hard to play against," Afridi says. "But we needed more runs in the first innings. We needed to support Salman Butt more. We didn't get the big partnerships. The bowlers did well." So, no word on the captaincy there

All the players are now getting commemorative leather-bound Wisdens. That'll be a good read for them. And here comes Afridi.

There are two Man-of-the-Match awards in this game. That's odd. Anyway, the Pakistan award goes to Salman Butt. The Australian award goes to Simon Katich, although Paul Allott almost forgot who it was. "It was a great win," he says. "We knew it would be tough. I had a bit of luck which helps but thankfully things went my way."

Well, we are hearing news from the ground (not fully confirmed at the moment) that Shahid Afridi has just told Jim Maxwell on radio that the Headingley Test will be his last. We'll bring you more news as we get it. First we have the presentation so we might hear something from this...

Rohan from Spain makes a very valid point. "Take the last two wicket stands from Australia's second innings (120-odd) and we may have had an interesting match!" Just shows the value of tail-end runs.

"In the first innings Pakistan collapsed to Shane Watson. In the second innings Pakistan collapsed to part time offspinner North," says Abdullah. "In the next test match Pakistan will collapse to Simon Katich and Michael Clarke."

Australia win by 150 runs and it's been an impressive performance. They fought hard with the bat in bowler-friendly conditions and their own attack found two unlikely heroes in Shane Watson and Marcus North, whose 6 for 55 is a first-class best, but a word too for Ben Hilfenhaus who bowled very well. Pakistan will have to dig deep for the second Test at Headingley which starts on Wednesday. Stay with us for the presentation which will follow shortly.

91.1
W
North to Danish Kaneria, OUT, and that's it! Australia have won. Tossed up outside off and it's tamely driven to short cover. North ends with an incredible six-wicket haul

Danish Kaneria c Ponting b North 2 (10m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

The spinners have dominated this innings, but Daniel reckons Australia's has an allround attack to make the most of any conditions: "Australia's bowlers are listed as lf (Johnson), lfm (Bollinger), rfm (Hilfenhaus, Watson), lbg (Smith), ob (North), sla (Clarke), slc (Katich), rm (Hussey). This could be the most balanced Test attack in history. All that's needed for a full set is for someone to convince Ponting that inside him is a left arm medium pacer trying to get out, and for Paine to come on and bowl some underarm lobs!"

END OF OVER:
91 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 289/9

  • Danish Kaneria2 (10b)
  • Mohammad Asif1 (1b)
  • SPD Smith21-5-51-3
  • MJ North18-1-55-5
90.6
1
Smith to Danish Kaneria, 1 run, pulled away through midwicket
90.5
0
Smith to Danish Kaneria, no run, well wide of off stump, left alone...tried the flipper there, didn't quite work
90.4
0
Smith to Danish Kaneria, no run, waits for this on off stump and guides it to backward point
90.3
0
Smith to Danish Kaneria, no run, tossed up on middle and leg again, driven firmly back down the pitch
90.2
1
Smith to Mohammad Asif, 1 run, takes the outside edge and it beats the gully catcher down towards third man