1st Test, Lord's, Jul 13 - 16 2010, Australia tour of England and Ireland
253 & 334
(target 440)148 & 289
Australia won by 150 runs
Player Of The Match
80 & 83
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• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller at Lord's

North spins Australia to massive win

Pakistan's stalwart Salman Butt suffered an aberration against the part-time spin of Marcus North, and was stumped down the leg side for 92, as Australia overcame an anxious first hour on the fourth day at Lord's to claim three important wickets in their

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Scorecard summary
Australia253/10(76.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Simon Katich80 (138)
Mohammad Amir4/72(19.5)
Pakistan148/10(40.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Australia334/10(91 overs)2nd INNINGS
Umar Gul4/61(21)
Pakistan289/10(91.1 overs)2nd INNINGS
Salman Butt92 (173)
Kamran Akmal46 (82)
Marcus North6/55(18.1)
Steven Smith3/51(21)

Phew, well, that's a dramatic end to the Test. This story will run and run and probably change a few times as well! Anyway, for now I'm going sign off. Don't forget the second Test starts on Wednesday at Headingley and we'll bring you all the action from that. For today, though, that's all from Andrew McGlashan and Liam Brickhill. Thanks for joining us.

This is typical Pakistan cricket. It's a shambles, but it sounds as though Afridi is retiring after the Headingley Test. OK, we have a story up now so this will be the place for all the latest news on this breaking saga. And if you want to catch up on the match, have a read of Andrew Miller's bulletin which will be ready shortly.

That wraps up the presentation, but we have a little more news on Afridi. He has nominated Salman Butt as his successor, but says it will be a board decision. He is struggling with a thigh injury, apparently. We expect more news to come out of the press conference and we'll, of course, cover it in depth with our guys at the ground.

"It was a good win. It was tough batting and our tail wagged nicely yesterday to give us a good total. We've got two guys on the honours board who probably didn't expect to be there. We had to look at different ways to get wickets and they did a good job. You have to adapt your game in these conditions. Katich played beautifully."

Now the Aussies each get a copy of Wisden...and up comes Ricky Ponting.

"Australia are a very professional team and hard to play against," Afridi says. "But we needed more runs in the first innings. We needed to support Salman Butt more. We didn't get the big partnerships. The bowlers did well." So, no word on the captaincy there

All the players are now getting commemorative leather-bound Wisdens. That'll be a good read for them. And here comes Afridi.

There are two Man-of-the-Match awards in this game. That's odd. Anyway, the Pakistan award goes to Salman Butt. The Australian award goes to Simon Katich, although Paul Allott almost forgot who it was. "It was a great win," he says. "We knew it would be tough. I had a bit of luck which helps but thankfully things went my way."

Well, we are hearing news from the ground (not fully confirmed at the moment) that Shahid Afridi has just told Jim Maxwell on radio that the Headingley Test will be his last. We'll bring you more news as we get it. First we have the presentation so we might hear something from this...

Rohan from Spain makes a very valid point. "Take the last two wicket stands from Australia's second innings (120-odd) and we may have had an interesting match!" Just shows the value of tail-end runs.

"In the first innings Pakistan collapsed to Shane Watson. In the second innings Pakistan collapsed to part time offspinner North," says Abdullah. "In the next test match Pakistan will collapse to Simon Katich and Michael Clarke."

Australia win by 150 runs and it's been an impressive performance. They fought hard with the bat in bowler-friendly conditions and their own attack found two unlikely heroes in Shane Watson and Marcus North, whose 6 for 55 is a first-class best, but a word too for Ben Hilfenhaus who bowled very well. Pakistan will have to dig deep for the second Test at Headingley which starts on Wednesday. Stay with us for the presentation which will follow shortly.

North to Danish Kaneria, OUT

and that's it! Australia have won. Tossed up outside off and it's tamely driven to short cover. North ends with an incredible six-wicket haul

Danish Kaneria c Ponting b North 2 (10m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

The spinners have dominated this innings, but Daniel reckons Australia's has an allround attack to make the most of any conditions: "Australia's bowlers are listed as lf (Johnson), lfm (Bollinger), rfm (Hilfenhaus, Watson), lbg (Smith), ob (North), sla (Clarke), slc (Katich), rm (Hussey). This could be the most balanced Test attack in history. All that's needed for a full set is for someone to convince Ponting that inside him is a left arm medium pacer trying to get out, and for Paine to come on and bowl some underarm lobs!"

end of over 912 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 289/9CRR: 3.17 
Danish Kaneria2 (10)
Mohammad Asif1 (1)
Steven Smith 21-5-51-3
Marcus North 18-1-55-5
Smith to Danish Kaneria, 1 run

pulled away through midwicket

Smith to Danish Kaneria, no run

well wide of off stump, left alone...tried the flipper there, didn't quite work

Smith to Danish Kaneria, no run

waits for this on off stump and guides it to backward point

Smith to Danish Kaneria, no run

tossed up on middle and leg again, driven firmly back down the pitch

Smith to Mohammad Asif, 1 run

takes the outside edge and it beats the gully catcher down towards third man

Mohammad Asif is the last man in for this Test match. "Does Miller go with the first name Paul and have eight limbs?" asks Karthik. He has his moments does Miller.

Smith to Umar Gul, OUT

Smith gets another and this is nearly over. Nice line on middle and leg which encourages Gul to play across the line and a leading edge goes to the Australia captain at short cover. Lovely piece of legspin bowling.

Umar Gul c Ponting b Smith 1 (1m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10
end of over 902 runs
PAK: 287/8CRR: 3.18 
Danish Kaneria1 (6)
Umar Gul1 (9)
Marcus North 18-1-55-5
Steven Smith 20-5-49-2
North to Danish Kaneria, no run

very full and squeezed into the leg side

North to Umar Gul, 1 run

tossed up and he can't resist...swings it high over deep midwicket and Hussey can't quite get around for the catch

North to Umar Gul, no run

outside off, no spin this time and left alone

"So is it going to be 292?" asks Ahsan. "As Miller said earlier in the day!"

North to Danish Kaneria, 1 run

driven square on the off side

North to Danish Kaneria, no run

blocked on the front foot and lobs just wide of silly point

North to Danish Kaneria, no run

on off stump, comes forward and defends

end of over 89Maiden
PAK: 285/8CRR: 3.20 
Umar Gul0 (7)
Danish Kaneria0 (2)
Steven Smith 20-5-49-2
Marcus North 17-1-53-5
Smith to Umar Gul, no run

fired down the leg side

Smith to Umar Gul, no run

there's the big heave...tries to fetch it from outside off over midwicket and only connects with fresh air

Smith to Umar Gul, no run

pushed off the back foot into the covers

Smith to Umar Gul, no run

a googly this time and it finds the inside edge and goes into the pad

Smith to Umar Gul, no run

defended to silly point

Smith to Umar Gul, no run

on off stump, defended to the leg side

end of over 882 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 285/8CRR: 3.23 
Danish Kaneria0 (2)
Umar Gul0 (1)
Marcus North 17-1-53-5
Steven Smith 19-4-49-2
North to Danish Kaneria, no run

tossed up very slow on off stump, dead-batted to the off side

Best performances - batters
Salman Butt portrait
Salman Butt PAK
92 runs (173)
15 fours
0 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
28 runs
5 fours
0 six
Simon Katich
SM Katich AUS
83 runs (174)
14 fours
0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
30 runs
4 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Marcus North
MJ North AUS
Shane Watson player pic
SR Watson AUS
Match details
Lord's, London
TossPakistan, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of England and IrelandPakistan tour of England
Player Of The Match
Simon Katich
Simon Katich
Salman Butt
Salman Butt
Series resultAustralia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1963
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days13,14,15,16 July 2010 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Azhar Ali
Azhar Ali
Steven Smith
Steven Smith
Tim Paine
Tim Paine
Umar Amin
Umar Amin
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Ian Gould
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Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
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Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
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Nadeem Ghauri
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
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