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RESULT
3rd Test, Sydney, January 03 - 07, 2017, Pakistan tour of Australia
538/8d & 241/2d
(T:465) 315 & 244

Australia won by 220 runs

Player Of The Match
113 & 55
david-warner
Player Of The Series
441 runs
steven-smith
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Matt Renshaw  b Imran Khan18429341320062.79
David Warner c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz11395141170118.94
Usman Khawaja c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz1340680032.50
Steven Smith (c)c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah2440433060.00
Peter Handscomb hit wicket b Wahab Riaz1102053199053.65
Hilton Cartwright  b Imran Khan37971225038.14
Matthew Wade c Babar Azam b Azhar Ali2933502087.87
Mitchell Starc c sub (Mohammad Rizwan) b Azhar Ali16111302145.45
Steve O'Keefe not out 00200-
Extras(b 5, lb 1, nb 4, w 2)12
TOTAL135 Ov (RR: 3.98, 590 Mts)538/8d
Did not bat: Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon 
Fall of wickets: 1-151 (David Warner, 32.3 ov), 2-203 (Usman Khawaja, 48.1 ov), 3-244 (Steven Smith, 59.5 ov), 4-386 (Matt Renshaw, 93.6 ov), 5-477 (Hilton Cartwright, 123.5 ov), 6-516 (Peter Handscomb, 131.5 ov), 7-532 (Matthew Wade, 134.4 ov), 8-538 (Mitchell Starc, 134.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammad Amir2428303.4510110000
Imran Khan27411124.1111717002
93.6 to MT Renshaw, and Renshaw's innings ends. Superb knock from the 20-year-old. What were you doing when you were 20? A good length delivery outside off, Renshaw plants his front foot forward, slightly across like usual. Wanted to dab one down to third man but the holds its line, unlike the previous deliveries, takes the inside edge and knocks into the stumps. A loud ovation for Renshaw. 386/4
123.5 to HWR Cartwright, goes through Cartwright. Lovely delivery and Imran strikes. That's a gem of a delivery. Good length delivery outside off, the ball seams back in a touch. Takes the inside edge of Cartwright's bat and knocks into the top of middle and leg. Undone by just a hint of seam movement. Well bowled. 477/5
Wahab Riaz2848933.171228022
32.3 to DA Warner, edged and gone! Wahab provides the breakthrough. Full length on the fourth stump. Warner wanted one to third man but Wahab extracted some extra bounce and more pace. Took the outside edge and carried to Sarfraz at head height. A soft dismissal, but a fantastic innings from Warner. Set the SCG on fire this morning. 151/1
48.1 to UT Khawaja, got 'im. A loose shot from Khawaja. Full and wide delivery outside off, cross-seam from Wahab. Khawaja is rooted in his crease but goes through with his booming drive. The ball takes the inside edge and is comfortably taken. Was not in control of the stroke because his feet was nowhere, his balance was off. 203/2
131.5 to PSP Handscomb, a wide yorker outside off, some reverse maybe? Moving away late. Guided to deep point. Oh wait, the leg bail is dislodged. The third umpire is being called for. Never seen that before. Sarfraz lets out a tired yelp of "how's that." Handscomb went really deep in the crease, and had to stretch out for that. In trying to get to the ball from his position outside leg, his bat swing just grazed the leg stump and the leg bail came off before he made contact. I actually couldn't see discernible contact, but it was so close it could have just been the air from the bat swing knocking the leg bail off? Either way, it was definitely out and Handscomb is given. End of a superb innings. Snicko has a spike.. 516/6
Yasir Shah40216714.1715117000
59.5 to SPD Smith, taken! Yasir Shah strikes. Flatter trajectory outside off, gets it to turn a touch but more importantly, gets some extra bounce. Smith sees something short and goes back to cut. The extra bounce is responsible for a thick outside edge. Sarfraz hangs onto a quality reflex catch, had his gloves in the right spot.. 244/3
Azhar Ali1407025.00453200
134.4 to MS Wade, and another one falls. Flat delivery from Azhar and full. Maybe a touch too full for Wade to be sweeping. Fails to get over the line. Takes a thick leading edge and carries to short fine leg. All eyes were on Azam considering Pakistan's fielding woes, but he settles safely underneath and takes the catcg. 532/7
134.6 to MA Starc, what a catch. Lovely take from Mohammad Rizwan. Australia have declared too. Wahab is injured in the process too. That was always Rizwan's catch, not sure what Wahab was doing. It was the full, flat dart on leg. Starc was through his stroke and the ball just lobbed up towards deep midwicket. Wahab, at deep square leg, and Rizwan, from deep midwicket, sprinted in. Rizwan's eyes were always on the ball, Wahab's too. Not sure if there was a call. Rizwan hangs on, while Wahab makes contact with Rizwan and falls over.. 538/8
Asad Shafiq201206.0061000
Pakistan 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Azhar Ali run out (Starc/†Handscomb)711592277044.65
Sharjeel Khan c Renshaw b Hazlewood47141057.14
Babar Azam lbw b Hazlewood043000.00
Younis Khan not out 17533444317352.39
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)c sub (JM Bird) b Lyon1843421041.86
Asad Shafiq c Smith b O'Keefe418250022.22
Sarfaraz Ahmed c sub (JM Bird) b Starc1824462075.00
Mohammad Amir c Warner b Lyon412150033.33
Wahab Riaz  b Lyon819310142.10
Yasir Shah c Smith b Hazlewood1041671024.39
Imran Khan  b Hazlewood022000.00
Extras(b 3)3
TOTAL110.3 Ov (RR: 2.85, 462 Mts)315
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Sharjeel Khan, 3.1 ov), 2-6 (Babar Azam, 3.5 ov), 3-152 (Azhar Ali, 53.2 ov), 4-178 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 65.6 ov), 5-197 (Asad Shafiq, 72.4 ov), 6-239 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 82.3 ov), 7-244 (Mohammad Amir, 85.5 ov), 8-264 (Wahab Riaz, 93.1 ov), 9-315 (Yasir Shah, 110.1 ov), 10-315 (Imran Khan, 110.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc2677712.9612211000
82.3 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, 146 kph, straight to Bird at gully. Superb reflex catch. Excellent bowling. Bowls this full outside off, the ball moves away just enough. Sarfraz with all his positive intent can't put out the drive. Punches at the ball, but ends up too early through the stroke. A thick outside edge is taken at gully at shoulder height, Bird bends and takes a reverse-cupped catch in front of his face. 239/6
Josh Hazlewood27.375542.001354000
3.1 to Sharjeel Khan, edged and gone! A poor stroke from Sharjeel. Nice catch from Renshaw too. A good length delivery a set of stumps outside off. Absolutely no need to play, but Sharjeel doesn't leave too many. Has a leaden-footed waft at that. Not nearly wide enough to be cutting. Gets a thick outside edge which carries at chest height to Renshaw, who takes a good reverse-cupped catch. 6/1
3.5 to Babar Azam, given immediately. Beaten for pace. Azam walks off. Australia have two early wickets. Hazlewood goes wide of the crease and bowls one full and straight, the ball seaming back in. Azam plays around his front foot, his bat makes contact with his boot. The ball has its sights set on Azam's front pad. Raps into it flush in front of middle. A saved review because that was plumb. 6/2
110.1 to Yasir Shah, edged and taken this time. Full and wide outside off, the ball coming back in. Yasir pokes at something he doesn't need to and pays the price. Throws his head back because he knows he's disappointed his batting partner. Yasir gets forward, wafts, and a thick edge is gratefully, gleefully accepted by Smith at second slip, taking the catch in front of his body, hands pointed down. 315/9
110.3 to Imran Khan, cleaned 'im up. Gone. Imran is bowled. Younis is left stranded. Full outside off from Hazlewood, the ball deviates in and beats Imran on the inside edge. Hits off and middle stump.. 315/10
Steve O'Keefe2035012.50894100
72.4 to Asad Shafiq, given this time. And Shafiq fails to review. Not sure what it was given for. Flat delivery on middle and leg, Shafiq gets forward and inside-edges one into his pad. The ball deflects to Handscomb's gloves, which in turn ricochets towards Smith's right at first slip. He dives away and takes a stunning catch one-handed catch. That was full and straight too, so not sure if it was given lbw because umpire Ravi's finger was up rather quickly. Definitely out so doesn't really matter. 197/5
Nathan Lyon33311533.481368300
65.6 to Misbah-ul-Haq, oh no. Misbah, what have you done, again? He always wanted to tee off against the spin of Lyon. Flat delivery with a bit of drift, it doesn't stop Misbah. He goes down on one knee and aims for a heave over midwicket, in typical Misbah style. Like he did against Moeen in the England summer, he mis-times one. Hangs in the air for a while. Bird circles around the catch but settles underneath and completes an easy catch.. 178/4
85.5 to Mohammad Amir, gone! Amir hits the ball straight to mid-off. Some flight outside off from Lyon, Amir clears his front leg and chips his wicket away. Was a bit of a nothing shot in the end. Seemed like he wanted to go after the ball when he saw flight, but then thought about bailing out and playing along the ground. Eventually, did neither and Warner takes a dolly. 244/7
93.1 to Wahab Riaz, bowled through a massive gap between bat and pad. Flat delivery outside off, the key to that delivery was the length. He dragged that length back allowing the ball to spin. It spun. It spun a lot. Wahab gets forward to defend but leaves a humongous gap which the ball is sucked into. Clatters into middle and leg stump.. 264/8
Hilton Cartwright401503.75182000
Australia 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
David Warner  b Wahab Riaz55274283203.70
Usman Khawaja not out 79981425180.61
Steven Smith (c)c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah59437281137.20
Peter Handscomb not out 40252650160.00
Extras(b 3, lb 3, nb 1, w 1)8
TOTAL32 Ov (RR: 7.53, 142 Mts)241/2d
Fall of wickets: 1-71 (David Warner, 8.4 ov), 2-174 (Steven Smith, 24.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Imran Khan624307.16209000
Yasir Shah14012418.853011500
24.6 to SPD Smith, and again. Tries the paddle sweep, Misbah wants to review. Smith shakes his head to indicate no glove. Sarfraz was up immediately. Another flat delivery down leg, Smith gets his hands through the shot a tad late, the ball is very close to the glove. Does thee ball kiss the glove? A very very thin spike as ball passes glove. A flatline interspersed by one thin spike is enough for the decision to be overturned. Great catch from Sarfraz, moves well. Another quality Smith knock ends. A little mark on HotSpot too, good decision from the third umpire.. 174/2
Wahab Riaz702814.00292011
8.4 to DA Warner, 148 kph, bowled im. Superb knock that from Warner. Wahab delivers this on a length on off. Warner shimmies down, gives himself room but just plain misses his swing. Knocks over the off bail. Fantastic stuff from Warner, selfless batting. 71/1
Azhar Ali504008.0084000
Pakistan 2nd INNINGS (Target: 465 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Azhar Ali c & b Hazlewood1154671020.37
Sharjeel Khan c Warner b Lyon40384961105.26
Yasir Shah c sub (JM Bird) b O'Keefe13931290013.97
Babar Azam lbw b Hazlewood911142081.81
Younis Khan c Hazlewood b Lyon1331372041.93
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)c Lyon b O'Keefe38981704138.77
Asad Shafiq  b Starc3055564054.54
Sarfaraz Ahmed not out 72709581102.85
Wahab Riaz c †Wade b O'Keefe1291030133.33
Mohammad Amir run out (O'Keefe/†Wade)520201025.00
Imran Khan c sub (JM Bird) b Hazlewood048000.00
Extras(nb 1)1
TOTAL80.2 Ov (RR: 3.03, 332 Mts)244
Fall of wickets: 1-51 (Sharjeel Khan, 11.6 ov), 2-55 (Azhar Ali, 16.6 ov), 3-67 (Babar Azam, 20.4 ov), 4-82 (Younis Khan, 29.5 ov), 5-96 (Yasir Shah, 43.5 ov), 6-136 (Asad Shafiq, 57.3 ov), 7-188 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 70.6 ov), 8-202 (Wahab Riaz, 72.6 ov), 9-224 (Mohammad Amir, 78.4 ov), 10-244 (Imran Khan, 80.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc1725713.35819001
57.3 to Asad Shafiq, bowled 'im. Iffy choice of stroke. Australia strike. Full delivery outside off from Starc, not a lot of movement. What did for Shafiq is his feet movement. Went after a drive with his feet stuck in the crease, got a thick inside edge which clattered into the stumps. Big wicket. 136/6
Josh Hazlewood18.272931.58974000
16.6 to Azhar Ali, and Australia have their first in the first over of the morning. Hazlewood strikes. Exaaactly what Australia needed, and just the opposite for Pakistan. A fullish delivery tailing back in. The length was slightly shorter than the previous deliveries, Azhar wanted to work the ball into the leg side but the ball stops on him and he just bunts a ball back to the bowler. Easy return catch for Hazlewood.. 55/2
20.4 to Babar Azam, one more. Azam falls over one again. The same mode of dismissal like the first innings. That's bad batting. Doesn't bother reviewing, good thing too because that was plumb. Full and straight, the ball seams back in and hits Azam right in front of middle as Azam can't get his bat on his flick. Should have learned from his dismissal in the first innings. Hazlewood set him up for that, bowling wide outside off with the occasional bouncer to push him back. Fantastic bowling. 67/3
80.2 to Imran Khan, that's it. Australia sweep the series 3-0. A fullish length delivery on off, the ball moves away and takes the outside edge. Flies towards gully who takes a comfortable catch. That is Pakistan's 12 Test loss in a row in Australia. 244/10
Nathan Lyon27610023.7011612200
11.6 to Sharjeel Khan, aargh. Another pathetic stroke from a frontline Pakistan batsman. Lots of flight on middle and leg, what was Sharjeel trying to do? Not even a percentage stroke. He looks to flick the ball over midwicket, against the spin, with a fielder in place there. Fails to keep it down, fails top clear the infield. Warner is patrolling that area and he picks the fielder out. Low-percentage cricket. Playing with the spin was a better option. Was looking so good too. 51/1
29.5 to Younis Khan, uh oh. Younis the one to play a false stroke this time. Undone by Lyon's magnificent pace variations. Runs down to the pitch but doesn't quite get there because the length is shorter. Goes through with a heave into the leg side. The ball stops on him and lobs up towards mid-on off the outside half of the bat. Hazlewood has his sights on the ball, gets underneath it and takes the catch. Just reward for some excellent bowling this morning. 82/4
Steve O'Keefe1745333.11785100
43.5 to Yasir Shah, gone this time. Yasir isn't going. Checking if it has carried? Yes, Soft signal is out. A lovely loopy delivery outside off, Yasir gets right forward but the ball leaves the bat with some purchase. A thick outside edge carries to Bird at second slip who gets low and takes a good two-handed catch a few inches off the ground. Yasir's impressive resistance ends. 96/5
70.6 to Misbah-ul-Haq, gone! Misbah does it again. Why? Why? Why? Floated up outside off, a generous bit of flight and Misbah cannot resist. Gets down on one knee and looks to go over cover, the right shot instead of the leg side. But it's a fifth-day surface and there is going to be some spin. This one spins. Takes the outside half and lobs in the air. High in the air. Lyon gets close to the ball at mid-off and takes a good catch. Not the greatest stroke from Misbah considering how good he was looking in defense. 188/7
72.6 to Wahab Riaz, Wade certainly thinks there was an edge, he forces Smith to use the review. . It's mighty close to the bat. Can't see much on HotSpot. There is the tiniest of thin spikes on Snicko though. A flat line and then a heartbeat. And then dead again. Is that conclusive enough? We saw something like this given yesterday, Steven Smith the victim. Yes, that is enough evidence and O'Keefe strikes. What a beautiful delivery though. Slowed it up on off, the ball pitches and spins away. Wahab is forced onto the front foot to defend. Takes just enough of the bat. Well done from Wade too. Knew straightaway. 202/8
Steven Smith10505.0041000
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MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Australia
David Warner
Player Of The Series
Australia
Steven Smith
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 2245
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days03,04,05,06,07 January 2017 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Hilton Cartwright
Hilton Cartwright
Sharjeel Khan
Sharjeel Khan
Umpires
England
Richard Illingworth
India
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
England
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Paul Wilson
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Tue, 03 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 365/3 (Matt Renshaw 167*, Peter Handscomb 40*, 88 ov)
Wed, 04 Jan - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 126/2 (Azhar Ali 58*, Younis Khan 64*, 41 ov)
Thu, 05 Jan - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 271/8 (Younis Khan 136*, Yasir Shah 5*, 95 ov)
Fri, 06 Jan - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 55/1 (Azhar Ali 11*, Yasir Shah 3*, 16 ov)
Sat, 07 Jan - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 244 (80.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 90/4 in 35.0 overs (Yasir Shah 8, Misbah-ul-Haq 8)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 43.6 overs (265 balls), Extras 1
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 128/5 in 53.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 18, Asad Shafiq 23)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 61.2 overs (369 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 174/6 in 66.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 30, Sarfraz Ahmed 27)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (Misbah-ul-Haq 19, Sarfraz Ahmed 32, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 71.5 overs (432 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 72.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - Wahab Riaz (Upheld)
  • Sarfraz Ahmed: 50 off 61 balls (5 x 4)
  • Reviews used before 80th over: Pakistan 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Australia 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
  • New ball taken after 80 overs
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