Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
66(93) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 2 5 3 5 1 1 4
Salman Butt
48(77) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 1 0 0 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Clarke
O6.0
M2
R15
W3
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Umar Gul
O8.0
M0
R38
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

What a turnaround. Pakistan were 95 for no loss, and lost all their wickets for 76 runs. The introduction of spin sparked a change in fortunes for Pakistan, with Hauritz getting rid of Butt, and then Clarke taking two in an over.

It all went downhill from then on, as batsman after batsman either got out playing a needless shot, or was done in by some genuinely good bowling. Australia kept the pressure on as soon as they sniffed a chance at a comeback, and once they had seized the advantage, they didn't take too long to complete the formalities, despite a determined Malik at the crease.

Pakistan have a lot to introspect, and again have lived up to their reputation of being extremely erratic. Their shoddy performance with the bat, after having done very well to restrict Australia, has given Australia a potentially decisive 2-1 lead in this series. Pakistan will now have to come up with something special to pull off a comeback here. Join us in a bit for details from the presentation. No surprises about who's going to be the Man of the Match - Michael Clarke.

Younis Khan: "We lost too many wickets too quickly. This is a young team, we need to learn from Australia. They have this tendency to bounce back. "

Clarke: "Fantastic win. I thought we were about 20-30 runs short, but we bowled and fielded really well. Hauritz bowled superbly. We did well to scramble to 200, but credit to the Pakistan spinners. It was really hard to play the spinners, and we did the job tonight. It's good to make the most of wickets like these. Fielding is all about attitude, and we threw ourselves at everything tonight to pull it off."

That's all we have for today. Australia have bounced back superbly to lead the series 2-1, and Pakistan will have to emulate them to pull of a series win here. Thanks for your feedback. Until the next game on May day, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo. Adios!

47.1
W
Clark to Umar Gul, OUT, Bang on the stumps, has a wild swing, misses, and timber!!

Stuart Clark into the attack

END OF OVER:
47 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | PAK: 171/9

  • Saeed Ajmal0 (2b)
  • Umar Gul0 (0b)
  • BW Hilfenhaus5.5-0-20-1
  • NW Bracken10-1-37-1
46.6
0
Hilfenhaus to Saeed Ajmal, no run, short of a good length outside off, bowled at 134.9 kmph, backs away from it, takes his eyes off and it just beats the outside edge
46.6
1w
Hilfenhaus to Saeed Ajmal, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, tries to glance it down fine, misses
46.5
0
Hilfenhaus to Saeed Ajmal, no run, hit by the bouncer, went off the shoulder onto the helmet as he tried to back away
46.4
0
Hilfenhaus to Saeed Ajmal, no run, fullish on the off stump, pushed off the front foot to mid-on

People leave the stadium in their hundreds, and it's all but over now for Pakistan. Saeed Ajmal walks in.

46.3
W
Hilfenhaus to Shoaib Malik, OUT, run out, now that's definitely the decisive wicket, slower one outside off, tries to chop it down, gets an under-edge on the bounce to Haddin, Malik sets off for a single, is sent back, an under-arm flick from the keeper crashes into the stumps and the former Pakistan captain is well short

Gul comes in

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
66(93) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 2 5 3 5 1 1 4
Salman Butt
48(77) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 1 0 0 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Clarke
O6.0
M2
R15
W3
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Umar Gul
O8.0
M0
R38
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF