Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    15.6 caught! back and cutting at a ball with plenty of width outside off, directly to Imran Farhat at point who takes a straightforward catch 52/2
    6.6 lbw appeal, good length delivery strikes Katich on the knee-roll, there's a prolonged shout for lbw, Asoka de Silva gives it some thought before turning it down with a shake of his head. The Pakistanis, after conferring amongst themselves, then call for a referral which shows the ball is hitting middle and leg, sending Katich on his way. 28/1
    129.1 aims a big drive and miscues it to wide mid off where Yousuf takes the catch - the end of a fine knock - Haddin to come in to help set up the declaration for Australia 443/5
    20.2 caught behind! good length delivery, gets an outside edge that is taken cleanly by the new wicket-keeper 71/3
    122.6 aims to pad up to one, it misses the pad and it hits off stump - ending a stand of 352 423/4
    139.1 caught behind! prods from the crease at a short of a length delivery, gets a regulation outside edge that is collected at shin height by the keeper 499/7
    138.3 caught! tossed full outside off, inviting Haddin into a lofted drive, he hits it high down the ground, picking out the fielder on the long-off boundary who calmly completes the catch 498/6
    142.5 caught! charges the delivery but doesn't get to the pitch of it, skying it to the on side, the keeper runs out to square leg to take the catch 519/8
    not out
    16 (b 1, lb 3, nb 7, w 5)
    519/8d (142.5 Overs, RR: 3.63, 617 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Simon Katich, 6.6 ov), 2-52 (Shane Watson, 15.6 ov), 3-71 (Michael Hussey, 20.2 ov), 4-423 (Michael Clarke, 122.6 ov), 5-443 (Ricky Ponting, 129.1 ov), 6-498 (Brad Haddin, 138.3 ov), 7-499 (Marcus North, 139.1 ov), 8-519 (Mitchell Johnson, 142.5 ov)
    Mohammad Asif36810422.8800
    Mohammad Amir3179723.1252
    Umar Gul2549813.9204
    Danish Kaneria42.5218934.4100
    Shoaib Malik802703.3701
    22.2 caught behind! good length delivery, has the batsman driving away from his body, gets a regulation outside edge, providing the keeper with a straightforward catch 63/1
    78.3 you wouldn't believe it, he pushes forward and edges to slip - Clarke holds the chance and that is the end for Butt, a top knock and Katich has his 19th Test wicket. 213/5
    22.6 caught! short outside off, Manzoor flashes at it, gets a thick outside edge that carries directly to Ponting at second slip who takes it crouching down in front of his face 63/2
    28.6 run out! full length delivery, driven along the ground through mid-off, Yousuf wants a third, Butt says no but the captain keeps coming, he's halfway down the pitch before he finally concedes the necessity to retreat, the throw comes in from Johnson at deep mid-off all the way to the keeper's end, Haddin removes the bails with Yousuf well short 74/3
    33.3 run out! pushed to mid-off, the batsmen set off for a single, before Butt stops in his tracks, Akmal is already half-way down before he has to retreat, the throw from Hussey comes into Haddin and Akmal is just short, as the television replay confirms 84/4
    81.6 caught! tossed full outside off, Shoaib, forward on one knee, heaves across the line, he really didn't get a hold of it as the ball just carries in the air at a catchable height to Bollinger at mid-on who swallows it 219/7
    80.5 caught! full flighted delivery, the batsman is tentatively forward, trying to drive to the off side, he's a bit late on the delivery and only manages a thick outside edge which is collected calmly by Clarke at slip 215/6
    86.6 caught! full flighted delivery, the batsman swings wildly at the delivery, probably aiming for the long-on or mid-wicket fence, the ball goes in the opposite direction, skying up in the air on the off side and coming down for a simple catch 227/8
    not out
    91.2 caught! playing from the crease trying to glance a shortish ball through the on side, he hits it too uppishly and it carries in the air to Ponting at cover who takes a clean catch low to the ground 248/9
    105.4 well flighted again and Asif takes the bait, lofting in the air to mid on and the catch is held. Pakistan all out for 301 - 218 behind. 301/10
    8 (b 2, lb 2, nb 2, w 2)
    301 all out (105.4 Overs, RR: 2.84, 405 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Imran Farhat, 22.2 ov), 2-63 (Khurram Manzoor, 22.6 ov), 3-74 (Mohammad Yousuf, 28.6 ov), 4-84 (Umar Akmal, 33.3 ov), 5-213 (Salman Butt, 78.3 ov), 6-215 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 80.5 ov), 7-219 (Shoaib Malik, 81.6 ov), 8-227 (Mohammad Amir, 86.6 ov), 9-248 (Danish Kaneria, 91.2 ov), 10-301 (Mohammad Asif, 105.4 ov)
    DE Bollinger1563502.3310
    PM Siddle2083921.9500
    MG Johnson2027603.8000
    NM Hauritz33.499632.8512
    SR Watson721702.4200
    SM Katich1033433.4000
    9.6 comes forward and gets a little nick on it - Haddin takes it low and Pakistan are 2/29 now in all sorts of bother 29/2
    4.6 bowled! just short of a length the ball rears in between bat and pad of the batsman stranded on the crease, crashing into off stump 11/1
    78.5 quicker ball, tries to force it away and gets the edge to Haddin and it is well taken behind the stumps 189/7
    19.1 comes forward and misses one that ducks back into him - a big appeal and after being given out by Koertzen, a referral is called for. 61/3
    25.2 stuck on the crease and is hit on the pad, an appeal and Rudi gives him - referral called for by young Umar 83/4
    36.1 pushes forward to one outside off, edging low to Haddin's right who dives and takes it low down - 100th catch for the Aussie 'keeper 104/5
    47.1 pushes forward, getting an edge which flicks Haddin's glove, it finds its way to Clarke who fumbles, the ball then hits his left foot and he grabs it on the rebound 123/6
    not out
    80.4 drives at a wide floated delivery and edges straight to Clarke at slip - poor shot - two more wickets for Australia to make it 3-nil 191/8
    81.4 plays back, it hits his pad and crashes back into the stumps and that's it for Asif - Johnson gets his first wicket of the match 192/9
    86.2 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. 206/10
    14 (b 10, lb 3, nb 1)
    206 all out (86.2 Overs, RR: 2.38, 360 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Salman Butt, 4.6 ov), 2-29 (Imran Farhat, 9.6 ov), 3-61 (Mohammad Yousuf, 19.1 ov), 4-83 (Umar Akmal, 25.2 ov), 5-104 (Shoaib Malik, 36.1 ov), 6-123 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 47.1 ov), 7-189 (Khurram Manzoor, 78.5 ov), 8-191 (Umar Gul, 80.4 ov), 9-192 (Mohammad Asif, 81.4 ov), 10-206 (Danish Kaneria, 86.2 ov)
    DE Bollinger1343112.3800
    PM Siddle15.272531.6300
    MG Johnson2145912.8000
    SR Watson1743822.2300
    NM Hauritz1763031.7601
    SM Katich311003.3300

Match Details


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


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

Close of Play

  • Thu, 14 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 302/3 (RT Ponting 137*, MJ Clarke 111*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 15 Jan - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 94/4 (Salman Butt 34*, Shoaib Malik 4*, 36 ov)
  • Sat, 16 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 59/1 (SM Katich 33*, RT Ponting 25*, 18 ov)
  • Sun, 17 Jan - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 103/4 (Khurram Manzoor 23*, Shoaib Malik 18*, 34.2 ov)
  • Mon, 18 Jan - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 206 (86.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

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