Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Imran Farhat b Danish Kaneria
    50
    82
    138
    3
    1
    60.97
    c Shoaib Malik b Shoaib Akhtar
    9
    20
    26
    1
    0
    45.00
    c Shoaib Malik b Shoaib Akhtar
    7
    9
    22
    1
    0
    77.77
    lbw b Danish Kaneria
    142
    245
    370
    12
    0
    57.95
    c Yasir Hameed b Shoaib Akhtar
    11
    12
    13
    2
    0
    91.66
    c Shoaib Akhtar b Danish Kaneria
    20
    53
    49
    1
    1
    37.73
    c Mohammad Sami b Danish Kaneria
    48
    51
    66
    4
    1
    94.11
    c & b Shoaib Akhtar
    10
    17
    31
    1
    0
    58.82
    not out
    50
    108
    152
    4
    1
    46.29
    c sub (Naved-ul-Hasan) b Shoaib Akhtar
    4
    10
    18
    0
    0
    40.00
    lbw b Danish Kaneria
    1
    8
    14
    0
    0
    12.50
    Extras
    27 (b 1, lb 2, nb 19, w 5)
    TOTAL
    379 all out (99.3 Overs, RR: 3.8, 454 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (ML Hayden, 4.6 ov), 2-32 (RT Ponting, 8.5 ov), 3-122 (JL Langer, 27.2 ov), 4-135 (DS Lehmann, 30.2 ov), 5-171 (MJ Clarke, 43.2 ov), 6-230 (AC Gilchrist, 57.3 ov), 7-254 (SK Warne, 64.2 ov), 8-347 (DR Martyn, 91.2 ov), 9-368 (MS Kasprowicz, 96.1 ov), 10-379 (GD McGrath, 99.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Shoaib Akhtar27410954.0329
    Mohammad Sami23210204.4317
    Abdul Razzaq702703.8502
    Danish Kaneria39.3512553.1620
    Imran Farhat301304.3300
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Kasprowicz b McGrath
    0
    4
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Martyn b Gillespie
    5
    16
    24
    0
    0
    31.25
    c †Gilchrist b McGrath
    23
    42
    49
    4
    0
    54.76
    c Hayden b Kasprowicz
    23
    55
    87
    2
    0
    41.81
    c Ponting b Warne
    12
    28
    38
    1
    0
    42.85
    c Gillespie b Warne
    41
    89
    126
    4
    2
    46.06
    lbw b Gillespie
    11
    48
    57
    1
    0
    22.91
    c †Gilchrist b McGrath
    19
    74
    97
    1
    1
    25.67
    lbw b Warne
    0
    3
    10
    0
    0
    0.00
    b McGrath
    14
    18
    21
    0
    2
    77.77
    not out
    9
    10
    15
    2
    0
    90.00
    Extras
    6 (b 4, lb 1, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    163 all out (64.2 Overs, RR: 2.53, 268 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Salman Butt, 0.4 ov), 2-13 (Imran Farhat, 5.5 ov), 3-35 (Yasir Hameed, 12.1 ov), 4-60 (Mohammad Yousuf, 21.5 ov), 5-68 (Younis Khan, 26.5 ov), 5-91 (Shoaib Malik, retired not out ), 6-98 (Mohammad Sami, 40.6 ov), 7-101 (Kamran Akmal, 43.3 ov), 8-140 (Shoaib Malik, 59.2 ov), 9-140 (Abdul Razzaq, 60.2 ov), 10-163 (Shoaib Akhtar, 64.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath11.213543.0800
    JN Gillespie1271521.2500
    MS Kasprowicz1634212.6201
    SK Warne2576632.6400

Close of Play

  • Sun, 26 Dec - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 318/6 (Abdul Razzaq 1*, Kamran Akmal 16*, 90 ov)
  • Mon, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 203/5 (DR Martyn 67*, AC Gilchrist 26*, 54 ov)
  • Tue, 28 Dec - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 85/5 (Shoaib Malik 11*, Mohammad Sami 8*, 34 ov)
  • Wed, 29 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 127/1 (27.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Martyn makes it Australia's day

    A magnificent 142 by Damien Martyn led Australia's revival on the third day at Melbourne

  • Australia clinch the series

    Australia strode to a victory by nine wickets after lunch on the fourth day to clinch a series that had threatened to be riveting for a brief while, but went with the expected flow eventually

  • Martyn makes it Australia's day

    A magnificent 142 by Damien Martyn led Australia's revival on the third day at Melbourne

  • The incisive counterpunch

    Australia are blessed with a group of players capable of pulling off such feats in divergent styles

  • Martyn keeps Australia afloat

    Australia bowled Pakistan out for 341 in the morning, but found themselves in trouble when Shoaib Akhtar and Danish Kaneria upended five batsmen