Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • 'I was trying to hit every ball for four or six' - Brendon McCullum

    Brendon McCullum has insisted that he was not aware of breaking the record for the fastest Test century until it had been announced over the Hagley Oval loudspeaker and flashed up on the big screen

  • 'We haven't learned from India defeat' - Clarke

    Michael Clarke has conceded that Australia appear not to have learnt from their crushing 4-0 defeat in India last year after losing 2-0 to Pakistan in the UAE

  • Trashing the brand

    Australia's aggression backfired spectacularly in the UAE but they do not seem ready to learn the lessons of their travel bagging

  • Bowlers were remarkable - Misbah

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq credited his side's belief and work ethic for the 2-0 series win in the Tests against Australia

  • Haddin cleared of shoulder fracture

    Australia are hopeful that Brad Haddin will not only be fit for the first Test against India at the Gabba next month, but also for part of the ODI series against South Africa that precedes it

In the realms of possibility?


Most balls that Australia have played to draw a Test (v WI, 1961). They need to play about 828 balls (or 138 overs) to save this Test

Toying with the Aussies


Number of times that Pakistan have declared both innings of Test - their first time against Australia

World Record, again


Misbah scored his hundred off 56 balls, equaling Viv Richards record for the fastest hundred in Tests

World Record Alert


Number of balls in which Misbah got to 50, a world record for the fastest fifty. He needed only 24 mins, also a world record

Historic High for Younis


Number of runs scored by Younis Khan in this series - the most by a Pakistan batsman in a two-match series

Third wicket triple


Number of times that a Pak pair has posted three 50+ third wicket partnerships in a series - the first was Younis/Yusuf v India (2006)

Change of gears


Runs scored by Pakistan in the first five overs. They scored 21 in the next ten.

Bang bang poof


Runs scored by Pakistan in the first over of the innings - the most runs since 2001 by any team in the first over when a wicket has fallen

Massive lead looming


Number of years since Pakistan have secured a 300+ first innings lead against Australia - this has happened twice (1988 and 1982)

The Tumbling Top


Number of times this series that Aus have lost 5 wickets for 100 runs or less

What's with No. 6


Steven Smith's average batting at No. 6 in 14 inns; he averages 52.17 batting at 5 and 60.50 batting at 7

Familiar troubles


Australia have failed to reach 100 before the fall of their fourth wicket in five of their last eight innings in Asia

Not quite the Don


No. of centuries at No. 3 by Australia's batsmen since Ponting retirement (41 innings) - both by Shane Watson.