Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    6.3 lbw! fullish delivery, nipping in to the batsman, big shout for lbw is turned down by umpire Koertzen. So the Australians utilise a referral. The replay shows it was indeed very close. He was struck around the knee-roll. Hawkeye suggests the batsman was struck in line with the stumps with the ball going on to hit the top of middle and off. With the benefit of the television Koertzen overturns his original decision 18/1
    22.2 lbw! full of a length delivery, gets the batsman low on the pad, big shout for lbw is upheld by umpire Koertzen, the Pakistani pair discuss the possibility of a referral but realise it would be futile because it was absolutely plumb, Salman was struck in line with the stumps and that ball would have smashed into middle 80/2
    31.3 a wicket at the right time for Australia, Hauritz gets the breakthrough, pitched wide outside the off stump and spins in sharply and Faisal Iqbal looking for the cut, misses it and the stumps are castled. Iqbal goes for 48. 116/3
    71.1 and he strikes immediately, tossed up delivery and Yousuf plays forward and the ball takes the edge onto the pad and lobs up to Katich at short leg. A tentative push from Yousuf. 250/9
    45.4 caught behind! forward to a fullish ball outside off, he got an outside edge which Haddin dived forward to collect, there's a big shout but the batsman stands his ground and the umpires confer. The question is whether Haddin took it cleanly, after some delay examining several replays, the umpires decide he did. 171/4
    45.5 caught behind! gets a touch on a good length delivery pitched outside off, the batsman has just pushing tentatively forward, manages a little edge which provides the keeper with a simple catch. Mitchell Johnson is on a hattrick. 171/5
    61.2 lovely flighted delivery, luring Akmal to use his feet and he drives and gets beaten completely, the ball goes straight on and Haddin collects the ball and gets rid of the stumps. Akmal a long way out of the crease, can only watch Haddin remove the stumps. 214/6
    61.3 another wonderful delivery, two in two for Hauritz, he tosses it up and Aamer pushes forward and extra bounce, the ball takes the glove and pops up to Katich at short leg and now Hauritz is on a hat-trick. 214/7
    62.6 Bollinger strikes, a fuller delivery angled into the pads and Rauf looking to work it through the onside, misses it and off the pad the ball strikes the stumps. 221/8
    71.6 all over, tossed up outside the off stump and Ajmal looking to hoick it to the onside fence, miscues it high in the air to midwicket, Watson moves, judges and takes the catch. Hauritz picks up his fifth wicket. 251/10
    not out
    24 (b 13, lb 4, nb 5, w 2)
    251 all out (72 Overs, RR: 3.48, 329 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Imran Farhat, 6.3 ov), 2-80 (Salman Butt, 22.2 ov), 3-116 (Faisal Iqbal, 31.3 ov), 4-171 (Umar Akmal, 45.4 ov), 5-171 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 45.5 ov), 6-214 (Kamran Akmal, 61.2 ov), 7-214 (Mohammad Amir, 61.3 ov), 8-221 (Abdur Rauf, 62.6 ov), 9-250 (Mohammad Yousuf, 71.1 ov), 10-251 (Saeed Ajmal, 71.6 ov)
    DE Bollinger15.054222.8001
    PM Siddle13.053202.4600
    NM Hauritz24.0410154.2004
    MG Johnson18.064632.5520
    SM Katich2.001306.5000

Close of Play

  • Sat, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 305/3 (MEK Hussey 37*, NM Hauritz 5*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 109/4 (Umar Akmal 10*, Mohammad Amir 0*, 49 ov)
  • Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 111/3 (SR Watson 64*, MJ Clarke 21*, 34 ov)
  • Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 170/3 (Mohammad Yousuf 45*, Umar Akmal 27*, 45 ov)
  • Wed, 30 Dec - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 251 (72 ov) - end of match

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