Player of the Match
Player of the Match

38 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | PAK: 139/10

  • Mohammad Asif0 (0b)
  • Nathan Hauritz12-1-53-5
  • Doug Bollinger12-3-32-2

Australia win by 36 runs and they are very much excited, hugs and hand shakes, well done, what a turnaround by Australia. Standing ovation for the Australian team. Now the Australian players shake hands with the Pakistan team. Smiles all around. Hauritz picks up five wickets for the innings. Take a moment to reflect on Pakistan team, they had dominated the game for 3 days and losing it on the 4th day is shattering. Yes the fielding was terrible on the 3rd day, catches being dropped but they only had to stay at the wicket today to get to that target, It is easy to write but to play out there is difficult. A fantastic match, exciting stuff.

Haddin: "We knew today, if we had got to 150, we could run it close. The boys did a great job and Hauritz bowled well, Siddle stuck it out there and he supported Hussey well".

Hughes: "To get a win first game after coming back to the team, is exciting, Hussey was excellent and Hauritz bowled well"

Yousuf: "We are disappointed, they batted well in the second innings, everyone tried hard, 175 was chaseable, one has to be positive and we should have won it. Siddle batted well and was inspiring. We surely will try our best for the next Test at Hobbart."

Ponting: "The wicket was challenging and the way the guys struck out was wonderful, the first half an hour would have told the story, how the game was going. we held on to our catches and the boys bowled well. Yousuf's wicket was massive and Haddin's catch was excellent, once we exposed the Pakistan tail the game was over. A great win for us and the boys will celebrate. Not many changes at Hobart and all of guys were terrific."

Hussey Man-of-the-Match: "Not finished as a Test cricketer, Siddle showed character and application.It is hard to think where to place this 100. It is hard to score a century, I will cherish this 100. In the first innings the pitch was difficult to bat on, it played well today. 175 was a tricky target, we were able to pick up quick wickets and that put them on the backfoot."

It was a fascinating game of Test cricket. We enjoyed bringing you the ball by ball commentary, hope you have enjoyed too. Thanks for all the emails. It was a pleasure reading them. Do join us for the third Test at Hobart. On behalf of David Walsh, Siddhartha Talya, Sanjay Murari and Gopi Rangarajan, this is Binoy George signing off.

Hauritz to Umar Gul, OUT, all over for Pakistan, tossed up wide outside the off stump, Gul goes for an almighty slog, miscues it high in the air to Siddle at mid-off.

Umar Gul c Siddle b Hauritz 6 (19m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Hauritz to Umar Gul, FOUR runs, uses his feet and hits it in the air over the fielder at mid-on and to the fence for a boundary.

Vrushank: "It's amazing! Pakistan had a firm grip on all the 3 days of the match apart from today. And they are being made to pay for that."

Hauritz to Gul.

So now it is all down to Gul and Asif.

Hauritz to Danish Kaneria, OUT, there goes Kaneria, tossed up delivery outside the off stump and Kaneria looking to go over the midwicket fence, miscues it high in the air and down the throat of Watson at deep midwicket.

Danish Kaneria c Watson b Hauritz 0 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Hauritz to Danish Kaneria, no run, cuts and misses outside the off stump as the ball spins in from outside the off stump.
Hauritz to Umar Gul, 1 run, sweeps from outside the off stump to Bollinger at deep backward square leg and picks up a single.

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

1st34Imran FarhatSalman Butt
2nd16Faisal IqbalSalman Butt
3rd1Mohammad YousufSalman Butt
4th26Mohammad YousufUmar Akmal
5th0Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Akmal
6th26Kamran AkmalUmar Akmal
7th30Mohammad SamiUmar Akmal
8th0Umar GulUmar Akmal
9th2Danish KaneriaUmar Gul
10th4Mohammad AsifUmar Gul