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Day 4

468dThe Bulletin by Alex Brown at the SCG

Hussey ton sets up stunning win for Australia

Australia completed a nerve-shredding 36 run victory over a willing Pakistani side, thus becoming only the sixth team in Test history to triumph after trailing by 200-plus on the first innings

468dThe Bulletin by Alex Brown at the SCG

Hussey ton sets up stunning win for Australia

Australia completed a nerve-shredding 36 run victory over a willing Pakistani side, thus becoming only the sixth team in Test history to triumph after trailing by 200-plus on the first innings

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Pakistan rush Sarfraz Ahmed to Australia

Kamran Akmal's poor showing with the gloves for Pakistan during the second Test in Sydney has prompted the selectors to rush promising wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed to Australia

468dOsman Samiuddin at the SCG

Yousuf backs Kamran despite drops

Kamran Akmal has received solid backing from his captain, despite spillingthree chances as Pakistan pushed for a rare Test win against Australia inthe second Test at Sydney

468dOsman Samiuddin at the SCG

'My wicket was the turning point' - Yousuf

Mohammad Yousuf has shouldered the blame for Pakistan's shock 36-run defeat against Australia in Sydney, and has said his dismissal was the turning point of Pakistan's chase on the fourth afternoon

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Winning after conceding 200-plus leads

Australia's thrilling 36-run victory over Pakistan was only the sixth instance in Test history of a team winning after trailing by 200-plus in the first innings

468dOsman Samiuddin at the SCG

Pakistan played like they did not believe

Never at any point did Pakistan believe they could win this Test and for that alone they deserved the sorry fate that befell them at the SCG

468dOsman Samiuddin at the SCG

A tale of two keepers

Plays of the day from the fourth day of the Sydney Test between Australia and Pakistan

468dPeter English at the SCG

Nathan Hauritz meets demands

The selectors demanded fourth-innings wickets from Nathan Hauritz and in back-to-back Tests he has provided 10 of them.

468dPeter English at the SCG

Superhero Hussey returns

Michael Hussey has grown wiser in his four years as a Test batsman and can fashion runs on days when the fluency of his early days is hiding

468dPeter English at the SCG

Ponting's toss decision vindicated

In the most unbelievable turnaround Ricky Ponting's men up-ended Pakistan on a swinging day to wrap up the series at the SCG

Day 3

468dThe Bulletin by Alex Brown at the SCG

Kaneria spins Pakistan into command

Danish Kaneria's four-wicket haul at the SCG on Tuesday could prove the catalyst for a Pakistan victory 15 years in the making

468dPeter English at the SCG

'We're still in it' - Shane Watson

Australia's aura may have vanished but the players' self-confidence remains untainted, with Shane Watson insisting the team still has a chance of victory

Day 2

468dThe Bulletin by Alex Brown at the SCG

Pakistan dominate with 204-run lead

An attritional first two sessions gave way to an explosive finale as first Mohammad Yousuf and later Umar Akmal helped propel Pakistan to an imposing 204-run first innings lead

468dPeter English at the SCG

It's good that we never gave up - Bollinger

Australia are praying their final-session surge of seven wickets will motivate the batsmen into a significantly improved performance as they battle to avoid giving up their series lead.

468dPeter English and Osman Samiuddin at the SCG

Comebacks and close calls

Plays of the day for the second day between Australia and Pakistan at the SCG

468dPeter English at the SCG

Mentorless attack errs in length

The Australian bowlers had watched the success of the Pakistanis but did not bother to copy their method

Day 1

468dThe Bulletin by Alex Brown at the SCG

Asif shines with six on Pakistan's day

Mohammad Asif completed a stunning six-wicket haul before the end of his 18th over as part of Pakistan's broader demolition of Australia. In union with Mohammad Sami, who dismissed Australia's top three batsmen before the first drinks break, Asif exploite

468dPeter English at the SCG

Pakistan think pink

Plays of the day for the first day between Australia and Pakistan at the SCG

468dPeter English at the SCG

Katich ruled out with elbow injury

Phillip Hughes, the 21-year-old opener, is back for his sixth Test afterSimon Katich failed a fitness test on his injured right elbow

468dOsman Samiuddin at the SCG

An unexpected and memorable comeback

For a good hour on a gloomy, memorable day, Mohammad Sami suddenly was again what he promised long, long ago: Pakistan fast bowling's next big thing

468dOsman Samiuddin at the SCG

Mohammad Asif revels in second coming

Five years, from his debut at the same ground, had seen him a changed bowler, said Mohammad Asif after picking up a career-best on the first day at Sydney

468dOsman Samiuddin at the SCG

Mohammad Asif: A master strategist

In each and every spell of Mohammad Asif's there remains a threat, a leg-before appeal, a play and a miss, an edge. He carries the sense every ball that something very clever he has been working on is just about to, or has almost come off

Others

468dOsman Samiuddin at the SCG

Our bowling was a treat to watch - Waqar

Waqar Younis, Pakistan's bowling coach, said it was a treat to watch his side's pacemen Mohammad Sami and Mohammad Asif bowl on the first day of the Sydney Test.

468dPeter English

Pleasure beats thumb pain for Hauritz

Nathan Hauritz experienced the greatest pain he had felt on a cricket ground when he caught and bowled Mohammad Yousuf, but soon was enjoying five-wicket hauls in back-to-back Test wins

468dOsman Samiuddin in Sydney

Latif advised PCB to drop Kamran

Rashid Latif, the former Pakistan wicketkeeper and captain, had recommended in a report to the PCB to drop Kamran Akmal from international cricket, to give him time to correct a number of flaws

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Sarfraz call-up deserves extended run- Ramiz

Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja believes the PCB's "big move" to call up Sarfraz Ahmed for the third Test, in all likelihood to replace a struggling Karman Akmal, is justified

468dOsman Samiuddin

'We can compete with any side' - Mohammad Yousuf

Mohammad Yousuf wants to focus on the positives as Pakistan hope to pick up the pieces from the traumatic Sydney defeat as they build-up to what will now be a dead rubber at Hobart.

468dOsman Samiuddin in Hobart

Akmal confident of keeping wicket in Hobart

Kamran Akmal, Pakistan's embattled wicketkeeper, has ruled out the possibility of playing in the Hobart Test as a batsman alone, and is confident he will play

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
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