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1st Test, Brisbane, Nov 21 - 24 2019, ICC World Test Championship
(84.2 ov)240 & 335
Australia won by an innings and 5 runs
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• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Australia win by an innings despite Babar Azam's century

Mohammad Rizwan fell five runs short of a maiden hundred before Australia's quicks wrapped up victory

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Pakistan240/10(86.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Asad Shafiq76 (134)
Azhar Ali39 (104)
Mitchell Starc4/52(18.2)
Pat Cummins3/60(22)
Australia580/10(157.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Pakistan335/10(84.2 overs)2nd INNINGS
Babar Azam104 (173)

That concludes our commentary from the Gabba. Australia dominant again. But some positives for Pakistan in the second innings. The second Test starts on Friday in Adelaide. It is a day-night pink ball Test. Do join us then. Goodbye for now.

5.08pm Presentation Azhar Ali: "When we won the toss, we wanted to score big in the first innings. But I think on the first day we won two sessions but we lost one very badly. I think if you lose one session very badly in Test matches it is always very hard to come back from that especially in Australia. I think that was the missed opportunity. Then when we came out to bowl we didn't build enough pressure. Babar and Rizwan showed the way today and also Shan played really well. It's always tough leaving Abbas out. He's always performed well for us. But these three who played had been bowling exceptionally well. They bowled phenomenally against a very good Australia A side. I think Abbas is always there for us. We'll look at the balance in the next couple of days. Naseem was bowling well. He looked very fit. We don't want him to break obviously. He is very young. We want him to have a long career. Yes we want him badly but we had to manage him accordingly."

Tim Paine: Really happy. Any time you win a Test by over an innings you've done a lot right. Really proud of the way we started. There's no secret throughout the winter we relied on Steve Smith a little bit too much. We've got some real quality in our batting order. We've got some games into some guys now like Marnus and Travis Head. So we've got a reasonable batting line up and to score 580 is what you want. Fantastic to see Davey back. We knew when he got back to Australia he's a different proposition and he played superbly. Joe and David have a really good connection and I thought they set the tone. I think everyone was really proud of Marnus. He works as hard as anyone. We were really pleased for Marnus to finally arrive on the big stage. I thought the bowlers were pretty good. We hold them to a really high standard. They've taken 20 wickets for us so we're lucky to have them."

Marnus Labuschagne is player of the match. Marnus Labuschagne: "It's pretty special to have it pan out like this. It's good to have a winning contribution and help us win the Test match. It's a big thing for not only me but also my family. Some of the technical changes that I have done since England have helped me so much."

Australia win by an innings and 5 runs inside four days. They were simply too good. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan tested Australia today. Babar made an outstanding century, his second in Tests. Rizwan came with five runs of his first before holing out. Australia's quicks were outstanding on a flat pitch. Hazlewood finished with four wickets, Starc picked up three including two key breakthroughs last night.

Australia go 1-0 up.

Pat Cummins: "Our batters set it up. Gave the bowlers two days off and it was easier on fresher legs. Babar and Rizwan batted beautifully. it was a pretty nice wicket. Not much sideways movement. They batted beautifully and took advantage of that."

Pranav Raj: "Gabbatoir remains unbreached"

84.2
W
Starc to Md Imran Khan, OUT

caught at long on! Australia win by an innings! 147kph, length ball, the field was back after that first shot, he swung hard and miscued it high towards long on, Wade had to wait a long time while underneath it but he takes it safely

Imran Khan c Wade b Starc 5 (17m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33
84.1
4
Starc to Md Imran Khan, FOUR runs

148kph, full and straight, he backs away and smashes a line drive over the bowlers head! Are you kidding!? What a shot. The best shot of his Test career! He nailed that

Around the wicket

end of over 84Wicket maiden
PAK: 331/9CRR: 3.94 
Naseem Shah0 (2)
Imran Khan1 (4)
Josh Hazlewood21-3-63-4
Mitchell Starc16-1-69-2
83.6
Hazlewood to Naseem Shah, no run

138kph, low full toss, tailing in, he bunts this to mid on

83.5
Hazlewood to Naseem Shah, no run

nearly bowled! 136kph, top of off, he backed away to try and hit it out of the stadium, he missed and it went over off

83.4
W
Hazlewood to Shaheen Shah Afridi, OUT

caught at cover! 133kph, short ball, he swipes across the line with a wild heave, catches it high on the bat, it slices up to cover and Cummins moves across to take a simple catch

Shaheen Shah Afridi c Cummins b Hazlewood 10 (24m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 55.55
83.3
Hazlewood to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run

135kph, full and wide, he cleared the front leg and swung hard, but dragged it off the inside edge onto his body

Khurram Zafar: "Paineless"

83.2
Hazlewood to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run

136kph, bouncer, angled over off, the tall man drops to his knees and sways under it expertly

83.1
Hazlewood to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run

131kph, back of a length on off, he's back and defending to point, there's an easy single and they don't run. That was odd

end of over 831 run
PAK: 331/8CRR: 3.98 
Imran Khan1 (4)
Shaheen Shah Afridi10 (14)
Mitchell Starc16-1-69-2
Josh Hazlewood20-2-63-3
82.6
Starc to Md Imran Khan, no run

145kph, fuller and angled across, he missed trying to drive with no footwork

Ricky Ponting reveals on commentary Paine is keeping with two fingers he broke in the Ashes that still haven't healed properly

This is way too quick for Imran

82.5
Starc to Md Imran Khan, no run

145kph, back of a length, it rears into the chest guard and bounces to short leg

82.4
1
Starc to Shaheen Shah Afridi, 1 run

144kph, short ball, into the ribs he swipes a cross bat pull infront of square to one of the three men in the deep on the leg side

82.3
Starc to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run

146kph, attempted yorker, but it's speared down leg

82.2
Starc to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run

144kph, length ball into the thigh guard, it bounces off his thigh pad and Labuschagne takes it neatly

82.1
Starc to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run

142kph, cracking bouncer, he tries to pull but misses and it flies through to the keeper

end of over 826 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 330/8CRR: 4.02 
Imran Khan1 (2)
Shaheen Shah Afridi9 (10)
Josh Hazlewood20-2-63-3
Mitchell Starc15-1-68-2

Mamoon: "3 out of 5 wickets today were on loose shots,just shows how good the pitch was for batting and Pakistan made a mess in the 1st innings where they lost 5 for 20 odd runs and could never come back !"

81.6
Hazlewood to Md Imran Khan, no run

139kph, short into the body, Imran doesn't see it, he freezes, it hits his thigh pad and runs to fine leg but they don't run as it would have been a dead ball for not offering a shot

81.5
1
Hazlewood to Shaheen Shah Afridi, 1 run

135kph, short into the ribs, he knocks it down off the gloves behind square

Rehan Yousaf: "Looks as if Rizwan cements his place in the tests. Pakistan ought to go positive in the second test. They should frame a plot to get out Australian top order 4 batsmen, otherwise things will not get ameliorated PaKistan in the remaining matches."

81.4
Hazlewood to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run

beats him with a lovely delivery that zips away from a length

Third man back

81.3
4
Hazlewood to Shaheen Shah Afridi, FOUR runs

135kph, short ball he tries to hammer a pull gets a thick top edge over the slips and it runs to third man for four!

Justin: "Babar gets just his second test century, Rizwan his highest test score (small sample size I know) and Yasir gets his highest test score and closes in on 50 with a first class average of 16. Still think Australia have bowled well Alex?" They're two wickets away from winning by an innings on a pitch where they made 580. So yes.

81.2
1
Hazlewood to Md Imran Khan, 1 run

138kph, angled on the pads, he clips this one neatly to fine leg

Imran Khan is in

81.1
W
Hazlewood to Yasir Shah, OUT

leading edge caught at mid off! This was angled down leg, he tried to flick this off the pads over backward square, closed the face too soon, it balloons towards mid off and Wade runs across from a wide position to take the catch sliding on his knees

Yasir Shah c Wade b Hazlewood 42 (77m 55b 6x4 0x6) SR: 76.36
Best performances - batters
Marnus Labuschagne portrait
M Labuschagne
185 runs (279)
20 fours
0 six
Control85%
Productive shot
flick
62 runs
5 fours
0 six
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David Warner
DA Warner
154 runs (296)
10 fours
0 six
Control86%
Productive shot
cover drive
35 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Mitchell Starc
MA Starc
O
18.2
M
5
R
52
W
4
ECO
2.83
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Josh Hazlewood
JR Hazlewood
O
21
M
3
R
63
W
4
ECO
3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Test ChampionshipPakistan tour of Australia
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne
Series resultAustralia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2368
Hours of play (local time)10:00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days21,22,23,24 November 2019 - day(5-day match)
Test debut
Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah
Umpires
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Richard Illingworth
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Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
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Michael Gough
Reserve Umpire
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Sam Nogajski
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
PointsAustralia 60, Pakistan 0