Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
127 | 7 Runs | AUS: 589/3

  • David Warner335 (418b)
  • Matthew Wade38 (40b)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed15-0-75-0
  • Muhammad Musa20-1-114-0

Mukesh: "I switched on the TV hoping to see Warner breaking Brian Lara's record. Left the room for a minute and the next minute Australia declare! Why?" -- Because you left the room!

GK: "I think there are a few more factors; T20 has unlocked a few more strokes, even today Warner pulled out some shots that would usually be unthinkable, as well as the obvious bat technology. The sticks used prior to the 2010s were massively different. There's also the professionalism element. These blokes play and train much harder than even players a decade ago. Warner scored nearly 100 just in singles. The physical fitness required to do that involves an amazing amount of support and sports science"

Hardik S: "Just like to highlight this. Bradman also had a 299*. His partner got run out." -- Yup. And Martin Crowe was dismissed on 299, against Sri Lanka.

James : "Warner halted just short of Hammond Hanif and Jayasuriya."

5.44pm Australia declare at 589 for 3. That leaves Pakistan somewhere around 26 or 28 minutes to bat out until dinner. Brian Lara's Test-record score of 400* stays safe for now. Warner's 335* is the tenth-highest Test score of all time.

126.6
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to Warner, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven to sweeper cover, and Mark Taylor rises to his feet to applaud as David Warner sweeps past his highest Test score. Only Matthew Hayden is ahead of Warner now, among Australian batsmen. And Warner will finish on 335, as Australia signal the declaration
126.5
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to Wade, 1 run, full close to off stump, driven to the right of long-off
126.4
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to Warner, 1 run, flat, back of a length, on off stump, pulled to deep midwicket to draw level with Don Bradman and Mark Taylor
126.3
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to Wade, 1 run, full on middle and leg. Looks to drive down the ground, rolls off the inner half of the bat to deep midwicket
126.2
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to Warner, 1 run, flat length ball on off stump, whipped to deep midwicket to equal Graham Gooch's 333
126.1
2
Iftikhar Ahmed to Warner, 2 runs, tossed up slow and Warner skips out of his crease to clip to the right of deep midwicket

END OF OVER:
126 | 3 Runs | AUS: 582/3

  • Matthew Wade36 (38b)
  • David Warner330 (414b)
  • Muhammad Musa20-1-114-0
  • Iftikhar Ahmed14-0-68-0
125.6
0
Muhammad Musa to Wade, no run, back of a length outside off, defended into the covers
125.5
2
Muhammad Musa to Wade, 2 runs, back of a length on off stump, shuffles a long way across to tuck it into the square leg region. There's a direct hit at the keeper's end from the diving midwicket fielder - an underarm flick - but Warner is well home, and Australia gratefully take the overthrows
125.4
0
Muhammad Musa to Wade, no run, length ball on off stump, Wade plays a checked drive to cover

James : "Neel I think a lot of the increase is down to faster scoring. Look at the 4 players with two triples. Sehwag Gayle Lara and Bradman. All fast scorers."

125.3
0
Muhammad Musa to Wade, no run, shortish in the fifth-stump channel, defended to point
125.2
1
Muhammad Musa to Warner, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, whipped away to deep square leg to move past Michael Clarke and Inzamam-ul-Haq's 329
125.1
0
Muhammad Musa to Warner, no run, full outside off, driven firmly but too close to the man at extra-cover

END OF OVER:
125 | 5 Runs | AUS: 579/3

  • David Warner329 (412b)
  • Matthew Wade34 (34b)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed14-0-68-0
  • Muhammad Musa19-1-111-0
124.6
3
Iftikhar Ahmed to Warner, 3 runs, flat, back of a length, angling down leg. Misses the pull, rolls away off the pad to the left of short fine leg. Could have been bottom edge too
124.5
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to Wade, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, driven to long-off
124.4
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to Warner, 1 run, on the pads, clipped into the vacant midwicket region
124.3
0
Iftikhar Ahmed to Warner, no run, flat length ball on off stump. Makes room to cut, can't manufacture enough to squeeze it past point
124.2
0
Iftikhar Ahmed to Warner, no run, tossed up on middle stump, and was that a reverse-sweep or a switch hit? In either case, he's unable to get it past the man at backward point
124.1
0
Iftikhar Ahmed to Warner, no run, length ball close to off stump, gets forward to defend and gets a thick outside edge to backward point

Neel: "Hi KK, Just analysed the triple centurions list. For the first 45 years since test cricket started, there were no triple. In the next 60 years, there were 11. In the 1990s, there were 4. But since the start of this century, there have been steep rise. 8 in the 2000s and 8 in the 2010s. Can we attribut this to the placid wickets that we have been seeing these days or because if shortage of good bowlers" -- This current half-decade has been a great one for bowlers. I guess the pace of scoring has picked up too, and that might be giving more batsmen the opportunity to go for 300.

END OF OVER:
124 | 5 Runs | AUS: 574/3

  • Matthew Wade33 (33b)
  • David Warner325 (407b)
  • Muhammad Musa19-1-111-0
  • Iftikhar Ahmed13-0-63-0
123.6
0
Muhammad Musa to Wade, no run, in the blockhole outside off, stabbed to point with an open face
123.5
1
Muhammad Musa to Warner, 1 run, shortish, angling into the hip, whipped away to long leg

Pakistan 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
2Shan MasoodImam-ul-Haq
9Azhar AliShan Masood
9Shan MasoodBabar Azam
103Shan MasoodAsad Shafiq
31Asad ShafiqIftikhar Ahmed
47Mohammad RizwanIftikhar Ahmed
20Yasir ShahMohammad Rizwan
8Mohammad RizwanShaheen Shah Afridi
6Mohammad RizwanMohammad Abbas
4Mohammad AbbasMuhammad Musa

ICC World Test Championship

TeamMWLDPTSWRpWr
INDIA770036032.897
AUS1072129621.604
ENG953114611.068
PAK41218010.765
SL41218000.589
NZ51406000.698
SA71602400.521
WI2020000.411
BDESH2020000.304