RESULT
2nd Test, Karachi, March 12 - 16, 2022, Australia tour of Pakistan
556/9d & 97/2d
(T:506) 148 & 443/7

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
1/7, 36 & 196
babar-azam
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
David Warner c †Mohammad Rizwan b Faheem Ashraf3648803275.00
Usman Khawaja  b Sajid Khan16036955615143.36
Marnus Labuschagne run out (Sajid Khan)0915000.00
Steven Smith c Faheem Ashraf b Hasan Ali722142807033.64
Nathan Lyon  b Faheem Ashraf3862825061.29
Travis Head lbw b Sajid Khan2348595047.91
Cameron Green  b Nauman Ali28731002138.35
Alex Carey  b Babar Azam931591857258.49
Mitchell Starc c Azhar Ali b Shaheen Shah Afridi28971352028.86
Pat Cummins (c)not out 3436412394.44
Mitchell Swepson not out 1526311057.69
Extras(b 10, lb 7, nb 7, w 5)29
TOTAL189 Ov (RR: 2.94)556/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-82 (David Warner, 17.6 ov), 2-91 (Marnus Labuschagne, 20.6 ov), 3-250 (Steven Smith, 88.5 ov), 4-304 (Nathan Lyon, 105.2 ov), 5-347 (Travis Head, 120.2 ov), 6-360 (Usman Khawaja, 130.2 ov), 7-405 (Cameron Green, 145.3 ov), 8-503 (Alex Carey, 177.6 ov), 9-505 (Mitchell Starc, 180.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shaheen Shah Afridi3289512.9614912004
180.2 to MA Starc, chipped straight to cover-point! Strange shot first up. A fuller length outside off, he tried to lace a drive on the up and it just held in the surface a touch and he sliced an easy catch straight to cover-point. 505/9
Hasan Ali2577112.8411810002
88.5 to SPD Smith, what a one-handed catch to bring some life to the game before the end of play! Faheem Ashraf at second slip! Back of a length on fifth stump, Smith is drawn into poking at this and pushes with hard hands away from his body. Faheem reaches low to his left at slip as the ball has almost passed him but he stabs it before it hits the ground at ankle height. Third umpire is taking an eternity, not sure what for. It was a clear catch live and nothing from the replays to suggest the ball touched the ground. It stays out.. 250/3
Faheem Ashraf2145522.611039000
17.6 to DA Warner, gem from Faheem! Angled in on fourth stump at 135 kph, Warner is squared up defending as the ball just nips away a fraction and a healthy edge carries behind to Rizwan. The crowd goes bonkers. Something for the bowlers for once in this series!. 82/1
105.2 to NM Lyon, bullseye! Fullish length on middle at 135 kph, Lyon is late trying to whip this through midwicket, caroms off the pad and into the middle of middle stump. That's a 50-point dart from Faheem and finally the overnight stand is broken!. 304/4
Sajid Khan571016722.922559630
120.2 to TM Head, given lbw! Head reviews quickly. Tossed up full, drifting into middle, Head stuck his front foot down and played around his front pad but he hit his pad and not the ball. This looks out. No bat involved. Ball tracking says ... umpire's call! Clipping leg. The decision stands. Head is out.. 347/5
130.2 to UT Khawaja, bowled him with a peach! What a delivery! Sensational from Sajid! Drifting into off stump on a good length, Khawaja went back to defend and it spins past the edge to clip the top of off! Brilliant bowling.. 360/6
Nauman Ali48613412.792089320
145.3 to C Green, my goodness! It was all part of the plan! Green lulled to sleep temporarily kicking balls away and then Nauman gets one to turn in sharply from outside leg to bowl him top of off! It pitched on a good length six inches outside leg. Green could have easily kicked it away again, but seemed confused as it was headed toward the stumps and decided to bring his bat down half-heartedly and a bit belatedly too. Comes nowhere close to touching it and Nauman looks like a genius.. 405/7
Babar Azam40711.75180000
177.6 to AT Carey, oh my goodness! What has happened? Babar has doubled his career Test wicket tally and denied Carey a maiden century all at once! Flighted full on off, a seemingly innocuous delivery. Carey goes to sweep, a shot that has brought him the bulk of his runs in this knock, but the ball skids a touch low and goes underneath his bat into off stump!. 503/8
Azhar Ali201005.0050001
Pakistan 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Abdullah Shafique run out (Swepson)1336591036.11
Imam-ul-Haq c Cummins b Lyon2064823031.25
Azhar Ali c Green b Starc1437560137.83
Babar Azam (c)c Khawaja b Swepson36791543045.56
Fawad Alam lbw b Starc014000.00
Mohammad Rizwan c †Carey b Cummins613340046.15
Faheem Ashraf lbw b Green4791057.14
Sajid Khan c †Carey b Starc516301031.25
Hasan Ali run out (Labuschagne)0821000.00
Nauman Ali not out 2035534057.14
Shaheen Shah Afridi lbw b Swepson1925263176.00
Extras(b 6, lb 2, nb 3)11
TOTAL53 Ov (RR: 2.79)148
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Abdullah Shafique, 13.2 ov), 2-45 (Imam-ul-Haq, 19.6 ov), 3-60 (Azhar Ali, 25.4 ov), 4-60 (Fawad Alam, 25.5 ov), 5-76 (Mohammad Rizwan, 31.1 ov), 6-81 (Faheem Ashraf, 32.3 ov), 7-97 (Sajid Khan, 37.2 ov), 8-102 (Hasan Ali, 41.4 ov), 9-118 (Babar Azam, 46.1 ov), 10-148 (Shaheen Shah Afridi, 52.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc1352932.23643002
25.4 to Azhar Ali, brilliant catch at second slip by Green! Thick edge flew low and Green pouched it in his big mitts! 149.5kph, full and wide, enticing the drive, Azhar drives hard and square but it just tailed away late, he sliced a thick edge and it flew to Green who is standing very close at second and he took it with ease.. 60/3
25.5 to Fawad Alam, searing yorker given lbw! Fawad Alam reviews but this is huge trouble. Another missile from Starc at 145kph, just short of a yorker, tailing in sharply, Fawad's bat is nowhere near it, it thunders into the front pad. Ball tracking has it crashing into leg! Pakistan lose a review. Starc on a hat-trick. 60/4
37.2 to Sajid Khan, beauty! Good length ball on fourth stump at 139 kph hits a crack in the pitch and straightens to beat the edge. Ball looks nowhere near the bat. Carey goes wild appealing. Starc is confused and says he didn't think there was anything. Australia decides to go for DRS. Replays make it sound like there was a faint noise possibly. Ultraedge shows a spike! Carey was the only player on the field who felt there was an edge. The slips and Starc were not sold. Carey was adamant and Cummins decision to trust his keeper results in a DRS reversal and wicket. . 97/7
Pat Cummins1323913.00625100
31.1 to Mohammad Rizwan, beauty from Cummins! Identical ball to the one that was dropped in his previous over by Smith. Full in the fifth stump channel swinging away a touch at 141 kph, this time Smith is standing much wider at first slip so as not to interfere with a regulation edge carrying through to Carey shuffling to his right and taken comfortably at knee height.. 76/5
Nathan Lyon951311.44491100
19.6 to Imam-ul-Haq, holes out to mid on! Horrible shot! Lyon did him in flight. He jumped down almost premeditated trying to launch straight, he just didn't quite get to the pitch as it drifted in and he clothed it off the inside half of the bat and lobbed a head high catch to Cummins at mid on. Imam has thrown his wicket away. 45/2
Mitchell Swepson913223.55354000
46.1 to Babar Azam, Babar holes out! Swepson has a wicket on debut! First ball he lands a very nice leg break, Babar charged out and was nowhere near the pitch trying to launch over long on, he sliced it high towards long off, Khawaja runs in and takes a very comfortable catch.. 118/9
52.6 to Shaheen Shah Afridi, Given lbw! Shaheen reviews. He tried to sweep a very full leg break from off stump. It sneaked under the bat and hit the front ankle. Ultra edge confirmed he missed it. It was spinning back down the line. Ball tracking says ... clipping leg. Umpire's call. That turned more than it looked live. It's out.. 148/10
Cameron Green812312.87352001
32.3 to Faheem Ashraf, stone dead from Green! Pakistan are turning shades of red and blue! Full and angled into the body at 139 kph from around the wicket, Ashraf looked nervous ever since his arrival and another tentative flick is late. It was really a half-volley but Faheem couldn't get his feet moving and his bat down in time, it pings him on the shin in front of middle and was going to take out leg stump. He walks off despondent without even considering a review.. 81/6
Marnus Labuschagne10404.0051000
Australia 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Usman Khawaja not out 4470964062.85
David Warner c Fawad Alam b Hasan Ali716220043.75
Marnus Labuschagne  b Shaheen Shah Afridi4449755189.79
Extras(lb 2)2
TOTAL22.3 Ov (RR: 4.31)97/2d
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (David Warner, 5.2 ov), 2-97 (Marnus Labuschagne, 22.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shaheen Shah Afridi6.302113.23231000
22.3 to M Labuschagne, chopped on! Stumps everywhere! This stayed low. Shorter length, not super shot, but Labuschagne was looking to pull, it did stay a touch low and he got a thick inside edge onto the stumps. 97/2
Hasan Ali702313.28282000
5.2 to DA Warner, sliced straight to gully! Fawad Alam snaps it up sharply! Good length ball on sixth stump, Warner tried to carve this in the gap between slips and gully but it went straight to Fawad at thigh height. Hasan Ali celebrates with excessive vigor, a man who does not care one bit that his team is trailing by 428 runs.. 20/1
Sajid Khan503106.20154000
Faheem Ashraf301304.33112000
Nauman Ali10707.0040100
Pakistan 2nd INNINGS (Target: 506 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Abdullah Shafique c Smith b Cummins963054656131.47
Imam-ul-Haq lbw b Lyon11826005.55
Azhar Ali lbw b Green654630011.11
Babar Azam (c)c Labuschagne b Lyon19642560321146.11
Fawad Alam c †Carey b Cummins927520033.33
Mohammad Rizwan not out 10417723511158.75
Faheem Ashraf c Smith b Lyon013000.00
Sajid Khan c Smith b Lyon910212090.00
Nauman Ali not out 01836000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 2, nb 5, w 7)22
TOTAL171.4 Ov (RR: 2.58)443/7
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Imam-ul-Haq, 5.5 ov), 2-21 (Azhar Ali, 22.2 ov), 3-249 (Abdullah Shafique, 108.6 ov), 4-277 (Fawad Alam, 118.3 ov), 5-392 (Babar Azam, 159.4 ov), 6-392 (Faheem Ashraf, 159.5 ov), 7-414 (Sajid Khan, 163.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc2165802.76987011
Pat Cummins2667522.8811810001
108.6 to Abdullah Shafique, reverse swing brings the wicket for Cummins and Shafique is denied a century! Smith atones for his drop yesterday at slip on 20! Fullish length on sixth stump, but not really full enough to drive and well outside off. Could've been left alone but Cummins was creating questions throughout the over with movement both ways and sucks Shafique into the shot. It flies off the edge into Smith's breadbasket at waist height. Identical height to the drop on 20 but this time swallows it up in very assured fashion.. 249/3
118.3 to Fawad Alam, caught behind! Magnificent from Cummins! Bashing away again at a good length angling into the top of off, it did nothing off the surface but Fawad wasn't far enough forward, he got a thick edge and Carey pouches it low to his left.. 277/4
Mitchell Swepson53.4815602.9023715140
Nathan Lyon552011242.032658200
5.5 to Imam-ul-Haq, Given lbw! Imam reviews after a long chat with Shafique. He played forward to one that slid on off the surface. No turn, it thumped into the pad first. No bat. Ball tracking has it hitting in line and smashing the middle of middle! He played for turn and got his pad infront of bat and with it sliding on it hit flush on the shin. Easy decision. Pakistan lose a wicket and a review.. 2/1
159.4 to Babar Azam, my goodness! Babar prods a bat pad catch to Labuschagne at forward short leg! You can hear a pin drop momentarily before the crowd's pause ends to stand and applaud a magnificent effort from their captain, the seventh highest fourth innings score in Test history! It was floated up full on fifth stump, Babar tried to stretch forward to smother it but Lyon gets some extra bounce to get the ball to pop up off the glove and then the pad, floats up for Labuschagne to dart across the pitch from forward short leg for a simple catch.. 392/5
159.5 to Faheem Ashraf, Lyon on a hat-trick! Edge to Smith low at slip! Floated on a fullish length on off, Faheem prods forward and the ball straightens enough to clip the edge and flies low to Smith's left at left shin height. He takes a sharp catch.. 392/6
163.6 to Sajid Khan, edge to slip! Lyon gives this a lot more air at 85 kph on a good length on fifth stump, Sajid goes on the back foot and plays inside the line expecting turn but it skids straight on and clips the outside edge. It flies quickly to Smith at chest height. He bobbles it initially off his wrists but he's got enough fleshy torso to cushion the ball to take it calmly on the rebound.. 414/7
Cameron Green1543212.13690023
22.2 to Azhar Ali, Ducks into a short ball and given lbw! It shot low! Azhar consulted with Shafique regarding a rview and took too long! He's out! It was a short ball banged in, he ducked early and took his eyes off it and it skidded low and hit him on the body infront of middle and off!. 21/2
Marnus Labuschagne11000.0060000
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MATCH DETAILS
National Stadium, Karachi
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
Babar Azam
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2455
Match days12,13,14,15,16 March 2022 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Mitchell Swepson
Mitchell Swepson
Umpires
Pakistan
Ahsan Raza
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
TV Umpire
Pakistan
Rashid Riaz
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsAustralia 4, Pakistan 4
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 12 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 251/3 (Usman Khawaja 127*, Nathan Lyon 0*, 90 ov)
Sun, 13 Mar - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 505/8 (Mitchell Starc 28*, Pat Cummins 0*, 180 ov)
Mon, 14 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 81/1 (Usman Khawaja 35*, Marnus Labuschagne 37*, 17 ov)
Tue, 15 Mar - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 192/2 (Abdullah Shafique 71*, Babar Azam 102*, 82 ov)
Wed, 16 Mar - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 443/7 (171.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 87.1 overs (526 balls), Extras 13
  • 3rd Wicket: 200 runs in 422 balls (Abdullah Shafique 65, Babar Azam 120, Ex 15)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 224/2 in 96.0 overs (Abdullah Shafique 81, Babar Azam 121)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 109.1 overs (659 balls), Extras 15
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 254/3 in 110.0 overs (Babar Azam 133, Fawad Alam 3)
  • Babar Azam: 150 off 311 balls (16 x 4)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 285/4 in 122.0 overs (Babar Azam 151, Mohammad Rizwan 7)
  • Over 127.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batter - Babar Azam (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Pakistan: 300 runs in 132.1 overs (798 balls), Extras 16
  • Over 132.3: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batter - Mohammad Rizwan (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Tea: Pakistan - 310/4 in 136.0 overs (Babar Azam 168, Mohammad Rizwan 14)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 118 balls (Babar Azam 28, Mohammad Rizwan 24, Ex 1)
  • Pakistan: 350 runs in 145.1 overs (876 balls), Extras 17
  • Mohammad Rizwan: 50 off 106 balls (5 x 4)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 372/4 in 151.0 overs (Babar Azam 189, Mohammad Rizwan 54)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 209 balls (Babar Azam 40, Mohammad Rizwan 58, Ex 2)
  • Third new ball taken at 160.1 overs
  • Pakistan: 400 runs in 162.2 overs (979 balls), Extras 18
  • Over 169.1: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batter - Nauman Ali (Struck down)
  • Mohammad Rizwan: 100 off 173 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
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