1st Test, Melbourne, December 26 - 30, 2009, Pakistan tour of Australia
454/5d & 225/8d
(T:422) 258 & 251

Australia won by 170 runs

Player Of The Match
93, 1/30 & 120*
Australia 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
run out (Salman Butt/Imran Farhat)9319124311048.69
c Salman Butt b Mohammad Asif982263035043.36
c Misbah-ul-Haq b Mohammad Asif57601007095.00
lbw b Saeed Ajmal8211317610072.56
lbw b Abdur Rauf751521938149.34
not out 2834641082.35
Extras(b 2, lb 12, nb 7)21
TOTAL128 Ov (RR: 3.54, 536 Mins)454/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-182 (Shane Watson, 60.1 ov), 2-233 (Simon Katich, 74.3 ov), 3-291 (Ricky Ponting, 83.2 ov), 4-382 (Michael Hussey, 112.5 ov), 5-454 (Nathan Hauritz, 127.6 ov)
74.3 to SM Katich, caught! slashes at a ball short outside off, cut away in the air to Salman Butt at backward point who takes a good catch. A similar position to where Umar Akmal dropped Katich this morning.. 233/2
83.2 to RT Ponting, caught! forward to a fullish delivery outside off, Ponting is looking to drive through the off side, but the movement deceives him as he only manages an outside edge which is collected cleanly by Misbah-ul-Haq at second slip. 291/3
127.6 to NM Hauritz, lbw! full length delivery, taken on the pad trying to flick the ball to the on side, the bowler's appeal for lbw is turned down, so the fielding side calls for a referral. Hawkeye shows that it is absolutely plumb, hitting the batsman in line with middle and off and going on to hit middle stump three-quarters of the way up. 454/5
112.5 to MEK Hussey, coming round the wicket and fires it on a good length on the off, Hussey bends low to sweep, misses and is struck on the pads, Doctrove's given him, but Hussey has decided to call for the review, just a hint of away spin on that one and the impact appeared to be just marginally in line, would have clipped off, a tough call there, took plenty of time but the right decision has been made. 382/4
Pakistan 1st Innings 
lbw b Johnson939530023.07
lbw b Watson451131721039.82
c Clarke b Hauritz1562810024.19
c †Haddin b Siddle2259842137.28
c Ponting b Johnson51801039163.75
c North b Bollinger15891392016.85
not out 651201728154.16
c †Haddin b Bollinger1281230150.00
c North b Bollinger315190020.00
c Watson b Siddle034000.00
b Johnson415521026.66
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 9, w 1)17
TOTAL99 Ov (RR: 2.60, 443 Mins)258
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Imran Farhat, 12.2 ov), 2-59 (Faisal Iqbal, 31.2 ov), 3-84 (Salman Butt, 39.3 ov), 4-109 (Mohammad Yousuf, 48.5 ov), 5-159 (Umar Akmal, 60.6 ov), 6-203 (Mohammad Amir, 80.3 ov), 7-215 (Kamran Akmal, 82.5 ov), 8-219 (Abdur Rauf, 86.6 ov), 9-220 (Mohammad Asif, 87.6 ov), 10-258 (Saeed Ajmal, 98.6 ov)
80.3 to Mohammad Amir, caught! back to a short of a length delivery, tries to fend the ball at chest height, gets a thick outside edge that flies directly into the hands of Marcus North at first slip. 203/6
82.5 to Kamran Akmal, caught behind! tries to drive a good length delivery from the crease with minimal footwork, gets a little outside edge which is collected gratefully by wicket-keeper Haddin. 215/7
86.6 to Abdur Rauf, caught! good length delivery, has the batsman proding forward from the crease, gets a thick outside edge which is collected by North at first slip. 219/8
48.5 to Mohammad Yousuf, caught-behind, short of a length on leg stump, moves across, tries to work it fine and then appears to decide against it, the Australians think he got a touch as Haddin takes it to his left, Doctrove doesn't think so but the Australians have called for a review, hot spot confirms it just brushed the glove, so does the replay, Yousuf has to go. 109/4
87.6 to Mohammad Asif, caught! back to a short of a length delivery, Asif tries to defend it at waist height, gets a thick outside edge high on the bat which carries directly to Watson at third slip who takes a straight-forward catch. 220/9
31.2 to Faisal Iqbal, caught! back to a shortish delivery, trying to cut it fine, gets a thick top edge which is cleanly taken by an alert Michael Clarke at slip getting his hands to the right of his body. 59/2
12.2 to Imran Farhat, he's gone! Farhat's walking back, short of a good length on the off and nipped back in, was bowled quick and Farhat missed it as he was trying to play it into the leg side, was caught in front of middle and off and the height was no problem, pretty straightforward and Australia have broken through. 26/1
60.6 to Umar Akmal, caught! shortish delivery, the batsman tries to flay from the crease through the off side, he gets a thick outside edge which is collected cleanly by the Australian skipper at second slip. 159/5
98.6 to Saeed Ajmal, lovely delivery angled in from round the wicket and Ajmal plays forward and gets beaten and the ball knocks the off stump.. 258/10
39.3 to Salman Butt, he's given him and Salman Butt has called for a review, Rudi Koertzen's finger went up slowly after it landed on a good length on leg stump and moved further towards the stumps, Butt tried to work it through the leg side, missed and was rapped on the pads, no contact with the bat there and the replays confirm Rudi was right, Butt has to go. 84/3
Australia 2nd Innings 
not out 12022033510154.54
c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif215290013.33
c Salman Butt b Mohammad Amir1214182085.71
lbw b Mohammad Amir43910133.33
c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Amir37901323041.11
b Mohammad Amir817211047.05
c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Amir022000.00
run out (Mohammad Asif/Saeed Ajmal)2258814037.93
st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal827380029.62
Extras(lb 2, nb 7, w 3)12
TOTAL73.1 Ov (RR: 3.07, 335 Mins)225/8d
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Simon Katich, 6.3 ov), 2-32 (Ricky Ponting, 9.4 ov), 3-40 (Michael Hussey, 11.1 ov), 4-143 (Michael Clarke, 40.6 ov), 5-161 (Marcus North, 46.1 ov), 6-161 (Brad Haddin, 46.3 ov), 7-198 (Mitchell Johnson, 63.2 ov), 8-225 (Nathan Hauritz, 73.1 ov)
6.3 to SM Katich, caught behind! forward to a length delivery, gets an outside edge with the batsman a bit late on the shot, collected by the keeper who takes an excellent catch to his left diving in front of first slip. 15/1
9.4 to RT Ponting, caught! short ball, pulled in the air, not so controlled this time, it goes high in he air picking out the fielder at deep square leg who takes a straight-forward catch. 32/2
11.1 to MEK Hussey, lbw! excellent delivery that nips back in and takes Hussey on the pad, there's a big shout for lbw that wins the approval of umpire Doctrove. Hussey is unimpressed, so he calls for a referral. But the replay shows it to be a rather indulgent referral, as Hussey was struck in line with the stumps and the ball was going on to hit the top of off stump.. 40/3
40.6 to MJ Clarke, caught behind! steps out to a short of a length ball, trying to drive it through the off side he gets an edge that is collected cleanly by the keeper. 143/4
46.1 to MJ North, played on! superb full length delivery, a bit outside off stump, it has the batsman trying to drive but he mistimes it and gets a thick, low inside edge back onto the stumps! North then turns around and waves his bat in annoyance. 161/5
46.3 to BJ Haddin, caught behind! back to a shortish ball, Haddin defends awkwardly managing only an outside edge that carries straight through to the keeper. 161/6
73.1 to NM Hauritz, stumped and Ponting has declared. Tossed up delivery and it was the doosra, Hauritz steps down the track and looks to hoick it over the midwicket fence, misses it completely and Akmal collects the ball and gets rid of the stumps. Hauritz is well out and he had no chance to get back in.. 225/8
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 422 runs)
lbw b Bollinger1222282054.54
lbw b Johnson33711014046.47
b Hauritz48751093164.00
c Katich b Hauritz611402227043.57
c †Haddin b Johnson2737645072.97
c †Haddin b Johnson011000.00
st †Haddin b Hauritz3048734162.50
c Katich b Hauritz011000.00
b Bollinger5960055.55
c Watson b Hauritz1030351033.33
not out 1330033.33
Extras(b 13, lb 4, nb 5, w 2)24
TOTAL72 Ov (RR: 3.48, 329 Mins)251
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Imran Farhat, 6.3 ov), 2-80 (Salman Butt, 22.2 ov), 3-116 (Faisal Iqbal, 31.3 ov), 4-171 (Umar Akmal, 45.4 ov), 5-171 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 45.5 ov), 6-214 (Kamran Akmal, 61.2 ov), 7-214 (Mohammad Amir, 61.3 ov), 8-221 (Abdur Rauf, 62.6 ov), 9-250 (Mohammad Yousuf, 71.1 ov), 10-251 (Saeed Ajmal, 71.6 ov)
6.3 to Imran Farhat, lbw! fullish delivery, nipping in to the batsman, big shout for lbw is turned down by umpire Koertzen. So the Australians utilise a referral. The replay shows it was indeed very close. He was struck around the knee-roll. Hawkeye suggests the batsman was struck in line with the stumps with the ball going on to hit the top of middle and off. With the benefit of the television Koertzen overturns his original decision. 18/1
62.6 to Abdur Rauf, Bollinger strikes, a fuller delivery angled into the pads and Rauf looking to work it through the onside, misses it and off the pad the ball strikes the stumps.. 221/8
31.3 to Faisal Iqbal, a wicket at the right time for Australia, Hauritz gets the breakthrough, pitched wide outside the off stump and spins in sharply and Faisal Iqbal looking for the cut, misses it and the stumps are castled. Iqbal goes for 48.. 116/3
61.2 to Kamran Akmal, lovely flighted delivery, luring Akmal to use his feet and he drives and gets beaten completely, the ball goes straight on and Haddin collects the ball and gets rid of the stumps. Akmal a long way out of the crease, can only watch Haddin remove the stumps.. 214/6
61.3 to Mohammad Amir, another wonderful delivery, two in two for Hauritz, he tosses it up and Aamer pushes forward and extra bounce, the ball takes the glove and pops up to Katich at short leg and now Hauritz is on a hat-trick.. 214/7
71.1 to Mohammad Yousuf, and he strikes immediately, tossed up delivery and Yousuf plays forward and the ball takes the edge onto the pad and lobs up to Katich at short leg. A tentative push from Yousuf.. 250/9
71.6 to Saeed Ajmal, all over, tossed up outside the off stump and Ajmal looking to hoick it to the onside fence, miscues it high in the air to midwicket, Watson moves, judges and takes the catch. Hauritz picks up his fifth wicket.. 251/10
22.2 to Salman Butt, lbw! full of a length delivery, gets the batsman low on the pad, big shout for lbw is upheld by umpire Koertzen, the Pakistani pair discuss the possibility of a referral but realise it would be futile because it was absolutely plumb, Salman was struck in line with the stumps and that ball would have smashed into middle. 80/2
45.4 to Umar Akmal, caught behind! forward to a fullish ball outside off, he got an outside edge which Haddin dived forward to collect, there's a big shout but the batsman stands his ground and the umpires confer. The question is whether Haddin took it cleanly, after some delay examining several replays, the umpires decide he did.. 171/4
45.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, caught behind! gets a touch on a good length delivery pitched outside off, the batsman has just pushing tentatively forward, manages a little edge which provides the keeper with a simple catch. Mitchell Johnson is on a hattrick.. 171/5
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Sat, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 305/3 (Michael Hussey 37*, Nathan Hauritz 5*, 90 ov)
Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 109/4 (Umar Akmal 10*, Mohammad Amir 0*, 49 ov)
Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 111/3 (Shane Watson 64*, Michael Clarke 21*, 34 ov)
Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 170/3 (Mohammad Yousuf 45*, Umar Akmal 27*, 45 ov)
Wed, 30 Dec - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 251 (72 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Mohammad Yousuf: 50 off 87 balls (6 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 57.6 overs (352 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 202/5 in 58.0 overs (Mohammad Yousuf 51, Kamran Akmal 21)
  • Over 60.1; Referral by Australia, Umpire - RE Koertzen, Batsman - Mohammad Yousuf (Struck down)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 249/8 in 70.0 overs (Mohammad Yousuf 60, Saeed Ajmal 10)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 70.3 overs (430 balls), Extras 24
  • Attendance: 5,054
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1943
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days26,27,28,29,30 December 2009 - day (5-day match)
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