Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That's it for the day. It was a cracking day of Test cricket, with momentum ebbing and flowing. The batsmen dominating at times, with the bowlers coming back in strongly. On occasion the spin reigned supreme, at others, express pace was more lethal. Defensive batting won the first session, while Rizwan's counter-punching and Yasir's insouciance did Pakistan much good too.

Enjoyable day to start the series, and Australia come out fresh tomorrow. I can't wait, and I look forward to joining you guys. From us for today, goodbye!

86.2
W
Starc to Naseem Shah, OUT, and that's it. Naseem's spirited, brief resistance comes to an end. Caught on the crease, Naseem got a top edge that went straight up, allowing Starc to get underneath it and pouch the simplest of catches.

Pakistan all out for 240

Naseem Shah c & b Starc 7 (28m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

Saad: "Australians are desperately trying not to get the last wicket, so they don't have to bat a couple of overs." They won't have to bat now, anyway

86.1
0
Starc to Naseem Shah, no run, short and quick, Naseem ducks

END OF OVER:
86 | (maiden) | PAK: 240/9

  • Imran Khan5 (17b)
  • Naseem Shah7 (10b)
  • Pat Cummins22-7-60-3
  • Mitchell Starc18-5-52-3
85.6
0
Cummins to Imran Khan, no run, dropped! Imran finally gets an edge on one that had been due a few overs. No foot movement at all, and fourth slip appeared to be taken by surprise. The dive to the left came against the body weight of Labuschagne, and in the end he snatched at it.
85.5
0
Cummins to Imran Khan, no run, targets the stumps, the batsman gets in line behind that nicely
85.4
0
Cummins to Imran Khan, no run, beats the edge and the off-stump again. This is excellent bowling from the world's very best
85.3
0
Cummins to Imran Khan, no run, mean short delivery, Imran gets underneath it
85.2
0
Cummins to Imran Khan, no run, beats the outside edge again. That was devilishly close to the bat. Expect an increase in intensity again, since a wicket means the end of the day
85.1
0
Cummins to Imran Khan, no run, play and a miss. Australia will, in all likelihood, not need to bat today even if the last wicket falls now

Right, so can Pakistan get to 250? Can they survive the day?

END OF OVER:
85 | 7 Runs | PAK: 240/9

  • Naseem Shah7 (10b)
  • Imran Khan5 (11b)
  • Mitchell Starc18-5-52-3
  • Pat Cummins21-6-60-3
84.6
4
Starc to Naseem Shah, FOUR runs, 144kph yorker, and Naseem tonks it straight down the ground for four. Starc yorker? No problem for the 16-year old!
84.5
0
Starc to Naseem Shah, no run, 146.5, that. Naseem was gearing up for another bouncer, but Starc came up with a length delivery. Just about dig it out

Omair: "Time to declare. Give them couple of overs to bat." I would

84.4
0
Starc to Naseem Shah, no run, another short delivery. Think Australia might genuinely be wanting to ensure they don't need to bat today.
84.4
1w
Starc to Naseem Shah, 1 wide, short and well over the batsman's head. Umpire deems it to be a wide

Ash: "Have a feeling Australia are trying to delay getting the last wicket" Sure they wouldn't mind if they didn't bat today, to be fair

84.3
2
Starc to Naseem Shah, 2 runs, 145.4 kph yorker, and Naseem digs another one out. Gets it through point and the batsmen add another useful two to the score
84.2
0
Starc to Naseem Shah, no run, another wild swing, another complete miss
84.1
0
Starc to Naseem Shah, no run, drives on the up, misses again. Starc is redlining his game, the pace consistently above 145 now

END OF OVER:
84 | 5 Runs | PAK: 233/9

  • Imran Khan5 (11b)
  • Naseem Shah1 (4b)
  • Pat Cummins21-6-60-3
  • Mitchell Starc17-5-45-3
83.6
0
Cummins to Imran Khan, no run, stellar defensive shot to conclude the over
83.5
0
Cummins to Imran Khan, no run, drags his length back, very close to the outside edge once more. Living on borrowed time, these two
83.4
4
Cummins to Imran Khan, FOUR runs, gets a top edge that flies over the slips. Every run counts
83.3
1
Cummins to Naseem Shah, 1 run, yorker, and Naseem digs it out, and gets his first Test run
83.2
0
Cummins to Naseem Shah, no run, swung wildly at that one, connected with fresh air. The ball was barely in the same postcode as the swishing blade

Pakistan 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13Azhar AliShan Masood
2nd12Shan MasoodHaris Sohail
3rd0Shan MasoodAsad Shafiq
4th68Shan MasoodBabar Azam
5th1Babar AzamIftikhar Ahmed
6th132Mohammad RizwanBabar Azam
7th79Yasir ShahMohammad Rizwan
8th19Yasir ShahShaheen Shah Afridi
9th7Imran KhanShaheen Shah Afridi
10th4Imran KhanNaseem Shah