Result
2nd Test (D/N), Adelaide, Nov 29 - Dec 2 2019, ICC World Test Championship
589/3d
(f/o)
302 & 239 (82 ov)
Australia won by an innings and 48 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia
1:08
10m
• The Report by Danyal Rasool

Lyon takes five to secure back-to-back innings victories for Australia

Pakistan just managed to take the Test into the final session on the fourth day

Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
Australia589/3d(127 overs)1st Innings
Pakistan302(94.4 overs)1st Innings
Yasir Shah113 (213)
Babar Azam97 (132)
Pat Cummins3/83(22.4)
Pakistan239(82 overs)2nd Innings
Shan Masood68 (127)
Asad Shafiq57 (112)
end of over 824 runs • 2 wicket
PAK: 239/10CRR: 2.91 
Mohammad Abbas1 (5)
Josh Hazlewood23-4-63-3
Mitchell Starc16-3-47-1

Australia win by an innings and 48 runs with another very impressive performance. More valuable WTC points in the bag. A victory set-up by the batsmen (especially Warner) and completed efficiently by the bowlers despite some blips in the field and a bit of toil from time to time. Pakistan offered some moments of fight in both Tests, but their bowling was just too far short of what was needed on these pitches. They'll head home (properly home) to focus on Sri Lanka in a couple of weeks. For Australia, attention now turns to the visit of New Zealand for three Tests. We'll bring you the presentation shortly.

Aby Mathew: "Head neither bowled, batted or took a catch. Must have been the easiest test match of his life so far." Man of the Match contender?

Rickyg: "Any thoughts on how the Aussies sit ahead of NZ arriving - these 2 results suggest they are on fire, performances in England and world rankings suggest Kiwis have a good shot??" Australia favourites, but should be a great contest.

Man of the Match and Series is David Warner. "I'm very happy we didn't have to bat again. I was very tired last night, fell asleep on the couch. Great team performance, to win two in a row by an innings. For us, [this Test] it's a memory and reflect of our mates' life - it was on his [Hughes'] birthday as well - difficult time for the guys. Adelaide is a nice batting track, back yourself. Enjoying it even more and hungrier than ever. We'll be coming up against quality opposition in New Zealand, we know every time they come across it's a good contest."

Azhar Ali "I'd like to congratulate Australia, they played wonderful cricket, especially David Warner for his triple hundred. It's always hard coming to Australia, we've been beaten by a better side. We lacked in all three departments in both Tests but we take some positives and learnings. If you don't bowl good and line they always score quickly and you have to field well. When you get in, score big and make big partnerships. We said we didn't want to give up at any stage. Yasir put up a lot of fight. Babar has been exceptional in this series, that's a great positive. It's very hard here with a young bowling attack, we came with a lot of expectations but it didn't go well. Very positive for the future, we will learn a lot."

Tim Paine "Really happy, probably barring a few slips in the field. Played some fantastic cricket. Really pleasing to get the results to start the summer. What we wanted from our batters was big runs. Our batters, David and Marnus, have been unbelievably good. Guys are stepping up, that's what good sides do. [Warner] We witnessed something really special. Unbelievable innings, top one or two from an Australian of all time. [Warner getting 400?] We didn't debate it, spoke about it that we had a time to declare. Davey was all for it, we are here to win Test matches and climb rankings. Wanted to make sure we had time to win the game. Never came into the calculations. [Starc] Think he's okay, just a big toe thing which he has to warm up. Thought our bowlers were huge, difficult wicket for bowlers unless the lights are on. Awesome effort, they kept coming. Best spinner in the world stood up today, though Lyno was awesome. I'd like to hold a few more catches, the challenge of the pink ball Test can be fielding. It is very different. We need to get better at that with Perth in a week's time. The next three Tests will be really competitive."

So that just about wraps things up for this series. Very convincing by Australia, plenty of questions for Pakistan. We'll be back at the weekend for coverage of the WBBL finals and then attention turns to the first Test against New Zealand in Perth. For now, though, from Gnasher, Alex and the rest of the crew it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

81.6
w
Hazlewood to Muhammad Musa, OUT
it's all over, direct hit finishes things! Was a full delivery, clubbed towards mid-on, Musa wasn't running, Abbas was. He turned, but had little chance of beating Cummins' throw if it hit. And it did
Mohammad Abbas run out (Cummins) 1 (15m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00
81.5
Hazlewood to Muhammad Musa, no run
woosh! Back of a length, he was aiming that into the stands over long-on. Didn't connect
81.4
4
Hazlewood to Muhammad Musa, FOUR runs
another big swing! Thick outside edge over the slips as he has a heave at a full delivery
81.3
Hazlewood to Muhammad Musa, no run
full, angled into the pads, deflects to the off side
81.2
Hazlewood to Muhammad Musa, no run
beats the edge! Gives himself a touch of room, it's back of a length and he misses his waft

So it's one to go for Australia as Muhammad Musa walks in. He played some shots in the first innings

81.1
w
Hazlewood to Mohammad Rizwan, OUT
cleans him up! Full at the stumps, perhaps just a hint of shape in, Rizwan goes for the drive and it's through him
Mohammad Rizwan b Hazlewood 45 (149m 103b 4x4 0x6) SR: 43.68

Josh Hazlewood shares the new ball

end of over 812 runs
PAK: 235/8CRR: 2.9 
Mohammad Abbas1 (5)
Mohammad Rizwan45 (102)
Mitchell Starc16-3-47-1
Nathan Lyon25-7-69-5
80.6
Starc to Mohammad Abbas, no run
that's a good one! Pitches around off stump and just nibbles away to beat the edge
80.5
Starc to Mohammad Abbas, no run
not quite getting the line right, pushed across too wide outside off
80.4
Starc to Mohammad Abbas, no run
a bouncer, very short, ducks underneath
80.3
Starc to Mohammad Abbas, no run
short of a length outside off, left alone

Shafiq: "Dear @Andrew McGlashan, how simply can you say that we are into the closing stage of this test, don't you expect someone from the tail of Pakistan batting to give a partnership of 100 runs and take the match to day 5?" Balance of probabilities

80.2
1
Starc to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run
length ball outside off, opens the face through point and takes the run
80.1
1
Starc to Mohammad Abbas, 1 run
full and straight, pushed down the pitch and he manages to get off strike

New ball available and taken. Starc gets it. Three slips and a gully

end of over 805 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 233/8CRR: 2.91 
Mohammad Rizwan44 (101)
Mohammad Abbas0 (0)
Nathan Lyon25-7-69-5
Mitchell Starc15-3-45-1
79.6
Lyon to Mohammad Rizwan, no run
slung way down the leg side, just to keep Rizwan off strike. A smile from Lyon. That's probably his last ball of the match
79.5
4
Lyon to Mohammad Rizwan, FOUR runs
comes down the pitch and has a huge heave through the leg side which is pretty effective

Chris Thurston: "Stoked to see Lyon getting the rewards after so many dropped catches from his bowling yesterday. BTW, did the batsman cross? Here's hoping that Lyon wraps this up before the new ball is available :)."

79.4
Lyon to Mohammad Rizwan, no run
round the wicket, pushed off the pads towards short leg

Hello again. We are into the closing stages of this Test now. Three balls left in this over

6.21pm Dinner Lyon gets his 16th five wicket haul in Tests and his 50th Test wicket at Adelaide Oval. He loves this place. Gaurav: First 5w haul for Lyon against Pakistan. The only team he is yet to take a five-wicket haul against is New Zealand. He has a chance next week.

Daniyal P: "Why is Rizwan exposing Afridi? Has he forget he's Shaheen and not Shahid."

Mustafa Moudi: "Dinner Taken early and Jordan's Dilemma is solved !!"

The end seems nigh. The new ball is due straight after dinner. Only Abbas and Musa to come. Join Gnasher in 30 minutes for the resumption.

79.3
w
Lyon to Shaheen Shah Afridi, OUT
caught at mid off! Lyon has five! Shocking shot. Tossed up outside off, he tried to hit this into the river, sliced a thick top edge high to mid off, Hazlewood cruises under it and takes a simple catch
Shaheen Shah Afridi c Hazlewood b Lyon 1 (18m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.66

Four men around the bat

79.2
Lyon to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run
looped up on off, he's back and defending
79.1
1
Lyon to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run
tossed up on middle, he sweeps hard to deep square leg
Best performances - batsmen
DA Warner
335 runs (418)
39 fours
1 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
cover drive
80 runs
11 fours
0 sixes
2155284358138109
M Labuschagne
162 runs (238)
22 fours
0 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
flick
50 runs
7 fours
0 sixes
2481713219862
Best performances - bowlers
MA Starc
O
25
M
6
R
66
W
6
Eco
2.64
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
NM Lyon
O
25
M
7
R
69
W
5
Eco
2.76
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Test Championship 2019
Player Of The Match
David Warner
Player Of The Series
David Warner
Series resultAustralia won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2372
Season2019/20
Match days29,30 November, 1,2 December 2019 - day/night match (5-day match)
Test debut
Muhammad Musa
Umpires
Michael Gough
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
Shawn Craig
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe
PointsAustralia 60, Pakistan 0