Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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Kimber: The problem with Azhar Ali

The Pakistan opener may not look pretty, he may not score quickly, but he does score tons and tons of runs

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'More self-belief in the team now' - Misbah

The Pakistan captain was comfortable with the team's preparation ahead of an 'important' Test against Australia at the MCG

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Five laps at the MCG with Asad Shafiq

The Pakistan batsman has only one thing on his mind on Christmas day - The Boxing Day Test

Losing streak

5

No. of consecutive Tests lost by Pakistan, including this - their joint-most successive losses. They had lost 5 in a row in 1999-00 as well.

Ruling Boxing Day

575

Runs scored by Steven Smith in the last 3 Boxing Day Tests, including 165* in this match. He made 192 & 14 v Ind in 2014 and 134* & 70* v WI in 2015.

Hat-trick of 1000s

3

No. of consecutive years in which Smith has scored 1000+ runs. Only Hayden (5) did it more times. Lara, Trescothick, Pietersen also in 3 consecutive years.

Solid start

3

No. of consecutive Tests from debut in which Peter Handscomb has scored at least a fifty, including this. He made 54 on debut v SA and 105 in the last Test.

Openers dominate at MCG

2003

Last time openers from either sides scored centuries at MCG, before Azhar and Warner in this Test - Sehwag & Hayden.

Maiden ton at MCG

0

No. of Test 100s at MCG for Warner, before today. He had ave of 24.22 in 9 inns with best of 62. With this ton, he has 100s at all 6 Aus venues he has batted on.

Warner's 5000

19

No. of Aus batsmen to score 5000 or more runs in their Test career, including Warner. He is the 6th quickest after Bradman, Hayden, G Chappell, Harvey and Hussey.

Second double

1

No. of Pakistan players to make more than one double-century in a year. Azhar Ali, this year, became the first to do so.