Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Salman Butt
45(68) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 6 0 0 0
SPD Smith
77(100) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 5 0 5 0 5 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Amir
O27.0
M6
R86
W4
Eco3.18
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O11.0
M3
R33
W6
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Pakistan win by three wickets and level the series 1-1. Fabulous scenes, handshakes all round and Rudi, with a tear in his eye, picks up a stump and leads the players off the field. The Pakistan team give him a souvenir T-shirt which is a lovely touch. There is a lot to like about Salman Butt and he has a very gifted young side under him. Tough tour this for Ricky Ponting and Australia, they lost the one-day series to England, lost the Twenty20 to Pakistan in his absence and could not beat Pakistan in the Tests.

Paul Allott leads the presentation ceremony which begins, fittingly, with a special presentation to Rudi Koertzen - a sculpture depicting Rudi with his infamous 'slow death' dismissal.

One again there are two men of the match. Which is odd, this spirit of cricket lark has gone too far you'd think. Shane Watson is named Australia's man of the match, for his bowling, which, though laughable, has been very good all Test. The Pakistan man of the match is Mohammad Aamer, now he can bowl. In a brief interview he says, "when I smile it gives me confidence." That's the spirit of cricket.

Ricky Ponting, somewhat predictably says he wouldn't have batted first if he knew the wicket would have done so much on the first day and congratulates Pakistan for their tense win. Tantalisingly, he says if he can keep scoring runs, he might return to England in the future.

Salman Butt thanks the crowd, his young side and all the supporters back home who haven't had the chance to see the team. He says that if this young side can perform like this under these conditions they could go on to become world beaters. He might be right as well. I'll say it again, Salman Butt is an awfully suave fellow - reminiscent, actually, of a certain Imran Khan.

Hugely entertaining match which finished with a hugely entertaining morning, to try and get a flavour of it all check out Andrew Miller's bulletin. That will be all from me today, Pakistan are back in action soon, beginning their four-Test series against England at Trent Bridge on Thursday, so I hope you'll join us then. If this game was anything to go by, it will be an absolute cracker.

50.4
1
Johnson to Umar Gul, 1 run, That's it! Gul finishes it in style! Famous victory for Pakistan and boy have they made their fans work hard this morning. Gul finally ends the torture, crashing a full-blooded drive through covers and jumping in the air to celebrate!

Umar Gul is the new man. One run, that's all it is....

50.3
W
Johnson to Kamran Akmal, OUT, what a catch! Top stuff from Hussey, he caught this one cleanly! Full and wide from Johnson, Kamran through he had crashed the winning runs but Hussey diving full length to his left at gully plucked it out of the air
50.2
0
Johnson to Kamran Akmal, no run, still they wait! Beaten outside off stump!

Pakistan player now waiting on the boundary. They're going to go berserk here!

50.1
0
Johnson to Kamran Akmal, no run, not quite time for Kamran yet, working this off his pads to midwicket

END OF OVER:
50 | 4 Runs | PAK: 179/6

  • Mohammad Amir5 (11b)
  • Kamran Akmal13 (23b)
  • BW Hilfenhaus13-2-39-3
  • MG Johnson10-1-40-0
49.6
0
Hilfenhaus to Mohammad Amir, no run, three in a row! Hilfenhaus will be damned if the winning runs come off his bowling, dug in short once more and Aamer ducks
49.5
0
Hilfenhaus to Mohammad Amir, no run, once again it's short and Aamer tucks underneath it again

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Salman Butt
45(68) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 6 0 0 0
SPD Smith
77(100) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 5 0 5 0 5 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Amir
O27.0
M6
R86
W4
Eco3.18
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O11.0
M3
R33
W6
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF