(Test Match)

Australia v Pakistan

At Melbourne, December 4, 5, 7, 8, Drawn. Pakistan recovered from early shocks after being sent into bat in their first and only Test in Australia.

Hanif played two brilliant innings of 104 and 93 although he preferred to be cautious on the last day instead of setting a reasonable task.

McKenzie and Hawke bowled well for Australia and with Sincock caused the last five Pakistan first-innings wickets to fall for 62. Otherwise, the Australian spin bowling was disappointing.

Australia showed their batting strength and the two middle-order left-handers, Cowper and Veivers, produced many sparkling strokes. Arif persevered for Pakistan and did well in taking six wickets for 89.

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