Player of the Match
Player of the Match
141dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale at Bellerive Oval

Australia ride to safety on Ponting and Clarke tons

On the day when he was voted the world's best cricketer of the past ten years, Ricky Ponting showed his use-by date didn't arrive with the end of the decade

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RT Ponting
209(354) 25x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 63 runs
  • 10x4 - 0x6
2 9 31 7 79 16 7 58
MJ Clarke
166(328) 19x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 56 runs
  • 8x4 - 0x6
9 3 17 27 39 27 12 32

Best performances - Bowlers

PM Siddle
O15.2
M7
R25
W3
Eco1.63
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NM Hauritz
O17
M6
R30
W3
Eco1.76
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

Match days

14,15,16,17,18 January 2010 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorecard Summary

AUSTRALIA 519/8d(142.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

PAKISTAN 301(105.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

AUSTRALIA 219/5d(48.4 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

PAKISTAN 206(86.2 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

A whole hearted effort in this match by Peter Siddle, with Nathan Hauritz doing well also in the 2nd innings. Ricky Ponting appears to be an obvious choice for Man of the Match. More on that in a minute or so. At the presentation, which was conducted by Mark Taylor - the Man of the series was Shane Watson, with Nathan Hauritz not very far behind. Congratulations to him and to the Australian team. Well the Aussies meet Pakistan on Friday in the start of the ODI series and of course we have the Big Bash Preliminary Final tomorrow night at the Gabba, between the Bulls and the Bushrangers. Stick with Cricinfo for all the action - on behalf of all involved with the coverage of this game it's good bye for now

86.2
W
Siddle to Danish Kaneria, OUT, slashes at a wide one and drags it back onto the stumps and that's it - Pakistan all out for 206, Australia wins by 231 runs and takes the series 3-0.

Danish Kaneria b Siddle 1 (17m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

86.1
0
Siddle to Danish Kaneria, no run, plays back in defence to one that doesn't really get up

Siddle back to take the new ball

END OF OVER:
86 | 8 Runs | PAK: 206/9

  • Mohammad Amir30 (109b)
  • Danish Kaneria1 (12b)
  • Mitchell Johnson21-4-59-1
  • Nathan Hauritz17-6-30-3
85.6
4
Johnson to Mohammad Amir, FOUR runs, he does it again, thumping a length ball behind point for another four - no doubt about this little guy, he has got some talent with the ball but he can bat as well
85.5
4
Johnson to Mohammad Amir, FOUR runs, forces off the back foot behind point - a ripper of a shot to bring up the 200

The New ball to be taken

85.4
0
Johnson to Mohammad Amir, no run, defends off the back foot into the cover point area
85.3
0
Johnson to Mohammad Amir, no run, plays off the back foot to cover point

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11Imran FarhatSalman Butt
2nd18Imran FarhatKhurram Manzoor
3rd32Mohammad YousufKhurram Manzoor
4th22Khurram ManzoorUmar Akmal
5th21Shoaib MalikKhurram Manzoor
6th19Khurram ManzoorSarfaraz Ahmed
7th66Khurram ManzoorMohammad Amir
8th2Umar GulMohammad Amir
9th1Mohammad AsifMohammad Amir
10th14Danish KaneriaMohammad Amir