Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    7.6 caught behind! back to a good length delivery, Watson is playing it awkwardly from the crease, gets an outside edge high on the bat as the ball swings and the ball is collected cleanly by the wicket-keeper 10/3
    3.4 caught! drives at a full of a length delivery, gets a thick outside edge that carries to second slip where a very smart catch is taken by Faisal Iqbal on his knees low to the ground. The end of a very unconvincing innings by Hughes. 2/1
    3.5 caught! short ball, Ponting hooks it out in the air out to deep square leg, but there's a fielder out there in place for the hook shot and it's duly collected by Umar Gul diving forward to take an excellent catch. 2/2
    21.5 another wicket falls, short of a length angled across and Hussey goes for the pull and gets the top edge high in the air over the slips and Misbah moves back and judges it well and takes a good catch. Australia 5 down for 51. Asif picks up his second wicket, extra effort from him. 51/5
    17.2 fuller length delivery outside the off stump and cuts back in as Clarke pushes forward for the drive, gets beaten and knocks the top of the middle stump. Excellent delivery to get Clarke. 36/4
    21.6 two in two for Asif, good ball from short of a length and angled across and North feels for it and gets the edge through to Akmal. Asif picks up his third wicket, and he is on a hat-trick next over. 51/6
    25.1 132.1 km/h, on a good length and Haddin looking to go down the ground, gets a leading edge and the ball goes in the air to the left of Yousuf at mid-off, who takes the catch. Four wickets for Asif and a big wicket. Australia are 7 down for 62, in dire straits. 62/7
    39.5 caught! full length delivery, Johnson seeks to loft over extra cover but only manages to spoon it up in the air for a straight-forward catch to Imran Farhat in that position 117/9
    37.4 bowled! pitched full outside off, Hauritz seeks to drive down the ground but the ball cuts back in a long way, nipping between bat and pad, through the batsman's defence and into off stump 106/8
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    44.2 pitches on a good length and comes in and goes through between the bat and pad and knocks the stumps, that ends the Australian innings. 127/10
    Extras
    5 (b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    127 all out (44.2 Overs, RR: 2.86, 224 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (PJ Hughes, 3.4 ov), 2-2 (RT Ponting, 3.5 ov), 3-10 (SR Watson, 7.6 ov), 4-36 (MJ Clarke, 17.2 ov), 5-51 (MEK Hussey, 21.5 ov), 6-51 (MJ North, 21.6 ov), 7-62 (BJ Haddin, 25.1 ov), 8-106 (NM Hauritz, 37.4 ov), 9-117 (MG Johnson, 39.5 ov), 10-127 (DE Bollinger, 44.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Asif2064162.0500
    Mohammad Sami1242732.2501
    Umar Gul10.203813.6710
    Danish Kaneria201809.0000
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    42.3 gone! Coming round the wicket and bowling it shortish on the off, appears to hold its line, got outside the line, bent low and tried to sweep it behind square, got a top edge and lobbed up just wide of Haddin who took it comfortably 109/1
    56.6 gone! Butt has to go, landed on a driving length on the off, sucked him into playing a shot and the late movement away from the batsman produced a nick straight to the keeper 144/2
    70.5 full length delivery outside the off stump and goes after it, the ball takes the outer half off the bat goes high in the air to deep backward point, Watson moves slightly backwards, judges it well and takes a good catch. 205/3
    74.6 short and rising delivery angled across, Yousuf falls for it and looking to guide it down through the slips, gets the edge to the right of Haddin, who dives in the air and takes a wonderful catch right in the palm, excellent take and Yousuf is angry as he left the field. 237/4
    84.3 pitches on a good length and strikes the pad as he looks to play through the onside, umpire Doctrove says no, Ponting asks for the referral. Hawkeye shows the ball pitching in line and striking the pad in line, Doctrove waits for the call from the third umpire and now he raises his finger and Akmal has to go. A wonderful delivery and a big wicket. 277/5
    86.1 short and rising delivery angled across and Misbah hooks and gets an edge to Haddin, who takes a comfortable catch. Misbah departs. 286/6
    88.1 full delivery angled across outside the off stump and Akmal goes after it, slices it high in the air to deep point, Watson judges it and takes it well. Bollinger picks up his third wicket. 295/7
    95.2 makes room and goes for the big shot, pulls and gets the edge to Haddin behind the wicket. Five catches for Haddin. 331/9
    93.5 pitches on a length and Gul goes for the big shot and hits it high in the air to deep midwicket, Bollinger moves forward, judges it well and takes a good catch. 323/8
    96.5 fuller from Bollinger and Kaneria lifts it high in the air in front of Point and Hussey from gully runs forward, judges and takes a good catch. Bollinger picks up four wickets. 333/10
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    Extras
    33 (b 2, lb 16, nb 10, w 5)
    TOTAL
    333 all out (96.5 Overs, RR: 3.43, 437 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-109 (Imran Farhat, 42.3 ov), 2-144 (Salman Butt, 56.6 ov), 3-205 (Faisal Iqbal, 70.5 ov), 4-237 (Mohammad Yousuf, 74.6 ov), 5-277 (Umar Akmal, 84.3 ov), 6-286 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 86.1 ov), 7-295 (Kamran Akmal, 88.1 ov), 8-323 (Umar Gul, 93.5 ov), 9-331 (Mohammad Sami, 95.2 ov), 10-333 (Danish Kaneria, 96.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DE Bollinger21.557243.2916
    PM Siddle2246212.8100
    MG Johnson2026423.2000
    SR Watson1744022.3500
    NM Hauritz1637714.8104
  • BATSMEN
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    45.5 caught! surprised by a ball that rose on him quickly, he tried to guide it to the off side but the ball struck him on the glove and spooned to Faisal Iqbal at slip for an easy catch 159/3
    31.6 brilliant catch, it was tossed up outside the off stump and Hughes down the track hits it in the air to the left of Kaneria, who stretches and takes a one handed catch, well done. 105/1
    41.2 edged and taken by Faisal Iqbal at second slip. Fuller delivery outside the off stump and hint of swing away from the bat and Ponting goes for the drive and finds the edge to the right of Faisal Iqbal, who dives to his right and takes a wonderful catch with two hands. Gul picks up the big wicket. 144/2
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    47.18
    61.5 lbw! full length delivery, traps him plumb in front, struck low on the pad, in line with off, hitting middle. Clarke calls for a referral which shows that the ball was nearly a no-ball with only a small part of the bowler's foot behind the line, otherwise it was very out 217/4
    66.1 caught! forward with bat and pad, the ball pops up off the bat to short leg where a magnificent catch is taken by Faisal Iqbal 226/5
    74.6 tossed up in line with the stumps and Haddin looking to work it through the onside, misses the bat and hits the pad, loud appeal and given by umpire Doctrove. Haddin thinks, waits and then calls for a referral. Hawkeye shows the ball hitting the stumps, Doctrove gets the decision right and Haddin has to go. Kaneria picks up his third wicket, wonderful bowling. 246/6
    76.3 tossed up delivery, the googly from Kaneria and picks up Johnson, draws him forward for the drive, the ball beats the bat and knocks the top of middle stump, well done Kaneria, picks up his fourth. 252/7
    79.2 edge and taken by Misbah at first slip. Short of a length delivery outside the off stump and Hauritz stays in the crease, feels for the delivery and gets the edge and Misbah takes it low down in front of him, inches off the ground. Australia are 8 down for 257, they lead by 51 runs. 257/8
    124.6 and Asif gets Siddle, well done, wonderful delivery, digs in a short one, surprised Siddle, who looks to duck, takes his eye of the ball, takes the glove, shoulder and spoons up behind the slips and Misbah moves back takes a good catch. Siddle gets a standing ovation as he walks back to the pavilion, well played. 380/9
    125.4 he goes first ball, tossed up outside the off stump, spins out of the rough and Bollinger lets the ball go, it takes the arm onto the ground and knocks down the stumps. Kaneria picks up his fifth wicket. 381/10
    Extras
    19 (b 6, lb 5, nb 5, w 3)
    TOTAL
    381 all out (125.4 Overs, RR: 3.03, 570 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-105 (PJ Hughes, 31.6 ov), 2-144 (RT Ponting, 41.2 ov), 3-159 (SR Watson, 45.5 ov), 4-217 (MJ Clarke, 61.5 ov), 5-226 (MJ North, 66.1 ov), 6-246 (BJ Haddin, 74.6 ov), 7-252 (MG Johnson, 76.3 ov), 8-257 (NM Hauritz, 79.2 ov), 9-380 (PM Siddle, 124.6 ov), 10-381 (DE Bollinger, 125.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Asif2785321.9610
    Mohammad Sami19.547403.7312
    Umar Gul2848332.9613
    Danish Kaneria47.5315153.1500
    Imran Farhat30903.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    6.6 good length delivery and Farhat looking for the drive, checks his shot and hits in the air to mid-off, where Johnson takes the catch low down in front of him. Australia get the first breakthrough. 34/1
    10.6 caught behind! what a catch! full down leg, the batsman tries to tickle it fine but he can't get past the wicket-keeper, because Haddin was diving to his right with his body airborne and fully outstretched to take a spectacular one-gloved catch. A thrilling dismissal. 51/3
    10.4 caught behind! good length delivery on a troubling line, draws the outside edge from the batsman which the keeper collects bending forward to take it low 50/2
    19.3 caught and bowled! charges the delivery to smash it hard back at the bowler who takes it with great difficulty between his hands and his chest, causing the bowler so much distress that he falls to the floor only just holding onto the ball 77/4
    34.5 Akmal falls to Bollinger, fuller delivery outside the off stump and Umar Akmal looks to go over the infield, miscues it high in the air to extra cover, Johnson runs back and takes a good catch. There goes Pakistan's chance of a win. 133/8
    19.5 caught! back to a shortish ball, cut away in the air directly to Hussey at backward point who takes a straight-forward catch at shin height 77/5
    26.4 caught behind! pushes limply at a good length delivery, gets a little outside edge that is happily collected by the keeper 103/6
    33.5 caught behind! beaten by a ball down the off side, Haddin jumps up in excitement for a catch. The umpire isn't interested so Haddin immediately calls for a referral. Hot spot shows a slight nick and that's enough to send Sami on his way. 133/7
    37.6 all over for Pakistan, tossed up wide outside the off stump, Gul goes for an almighty slog, miscues it high in the air to Siddle at mid-off. 139/10
    37.4 there goes Kaneria, tossed up delivery outside the off stump and Kaneria looking to go over the midwicket fence, miscues it high in the air and down the throat of Watson at deep midwicket. 135/9
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    Extras
    2 (nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    139 all out (38 Overs, RR: 3.65, 178 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Imran Farhat, 6.6 ov), 2-50 (Faisal Iqbal, 10.4 ov), 3-51 (Salman Butt, 10.6 ov), 4-77 (Mohammad Yousuf, 19.3 ov), 5-77 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 19.5 ov), 6-103 (Kamran Akmal, 26.4 ov), 7-133 (Mohammad Sami, 33.5 ov), 8-133 (Umar Akmal, 34.5 ov), 9-135 (Danish Kaneria, 37.4 ov), 10-139 (Umar Gul, 37.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DE Bollinger1233222.6610
    PM Siddle412706.7500
    NM Hauritz1215354.4101
    MG Johnson1022732.7000

Close of Play

  • Sun, 3 Jan - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 14/0 (Imran Farhat 9*, Salman Butt 3*, 4.1 ov)
  • Mon, 4 Jan - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 331/9 (Danish Kaneria 2*, Mohammad Asif 0*, 96 ov)
  • Tue, 5 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 286/8 (MEK Hussey 73*, PM Siddle 10*, 87 ov)
  • Wed, 6 Jan - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 139 (38 ov) - end of match

Match Notes