15.1 aggression does for Farhat! It was slightly short on middle, not really turning much and Farhat hopped back to launch it through the leg side. But the ball just rushed on to him, he hit it neither straight down nor high in the air and so gave an easy catch to the man at a straightish midwicket. First Test wicket for Steven Smith, and the breakthrough for Australia! 50/1
    55.1 gone! First ball...North does the trick and Salman Butt is distraught. The ball drifted down the leg side, Butt went to work it through the leg side and overbalanced out of his crease. Paine was very swift to take off the bails and the batsman can hardly drag himself off. The third umpire wasn't even asked for 186/3
    46.6 gone! Hilfenhaus gets the breakthrough! Ali had been patient, but Hilfenhaus was equally patient and kept plugging away on that off stump line as he has done all morning. He finds some wobble away through the air, the ball jagging away after pitching to take a thick edge and Paine does the rest behind the stumps. Ali didn't really do anything wrong, he had to play at it, just a really good piece of Test bowling 152/2
    67.1 gone! North picks up another one, arrowing the ball in towards middle and leg to take the inside edge of Amin's bat. The ball ricocheted off the bat/pad and flew very quickly to Katich at short leg, who held onto a brilliant reflex catch. Clinical stuff from Australia, and Pakistan are sliding now 227/5
    63.3 gone! Would you believe it. North the destroyer. There was some extra bounce outside off as Umar tried to cut and it took a top edge to Clarke at slip. What a blow for Pakistan. 216/4
    86.5 gone! Done him this time. It was a quicker ball and Akmal went for a pull, it kept a little low as well and that's that. Was too full to pull. 283/7
    67.5 that's just frustrating. Afridi tries to heave the ball into the grandstand with a slog sweep, but hits it very high but not very far. Hussey sets himself underneath the swirling chance, holding on to a good catch. Pakistan are crumbling now. 229/6
    87.4 gone now! And North gets a five-wicket haul as Aamer slog-sweeps this from outside off straight down the throat of the man placed exactly for that at deep midwicket. He couldn't have picked him out any better. 285/8
    90.1 Smith gets another and this is nearly over. Nice line on middle and leg which encourages Gul to play across the line and a leading edge goes to the Australia captain at short cover. Lovely piece of legspin bowling. 287/9
    91.1 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 289/10
    not out
    5 (b 2, lb 1, nb 2)
    289 all out (91.1 Overs, RR: 3.17, 363 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Imran Farhat, 15.1 ov), 2-152 (Azhar Ali, 46.6 ov), 3-186 (Salman Butt, 55.1 ov), 4-216 (Umar Akmal, 63.3 ov), 5-227 (Umar Amin, 67.1 ov), 6-229 (Shahid Afridi, 67.5 ov), 7-283 (Kamran Akmal, 86.5 ov), 8-285 (Mohammad Amir, 87.4 ov), 9-287 (Umar Gul, 90.1 ov), 10-289 (Danish Kaneria, 91.1 ov)
    DE Bollinger12.044303.5800
    BW Hilfenhaus16.083712.3102
    MG Johnson18.057404.1100
    SPD Smith21.055132.4200
    SR Watson6.002604.3300
    MJ North18.115563.0200

Close of Play

  • Tue, 13 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 229/9 (MEK Hussey 39*, DE Bollinger 0*, 70 ov)
  • Wed, 14 Jul - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 100/4 (SM Katich 49*, MG Johnson 2*, 29.3 ov)
  • Thu, 15 Jul - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 114/1 (Salman Butt 58*, Azhar Ali 28*, 37 ov)
  • Fri, 16 Jul - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 289 (91.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes