result
1st Test, Melbourne, Dec 26 - 30 2009, Pakistan tour of Australia
454/5d & 225/8d
(72 ov, target 422)258 & 251
Australia won by 170 runs
player of the match
Shane Watson
Australia
Others
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Tim Nielsen lauds fearless Nathan Hauritz
11yAlex Brown
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Warne's advice was helpful - Nathan Hauritz
11yBrydon Coverdale at the MCG
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Pakistan tempted to play Saeed Ajmal
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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Pakistan's best opportunity in years
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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Steven Smith keen to shine
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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Ricky Ponting confident of playing on Boxing Day
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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Battle of the unpredictable begins
11yThe Preview by Brydon Coverdale
Day 5
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Johnson a first-rate first-change
11yBrydon Coverdale
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Turning point for Nathan Hauritz
11yBrydon Coverdale at the MCG
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Mitchell Johnson's over "killed" us - Mohammad Yousuf
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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Stunted development, but hope floats
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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Record-breaking Ponting hails 'outstanding' win
11yBrydon Coverdale at the MCG
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Hauritz five seals Australian victory
11yThe Bulletin by Alex Brown
Day 4
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Mohammad Aamer goes from strength to strength
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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Relieved Watson aware of tipping point
11yBrydon Coverdale at the MCG
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Bolly's musical numbers
11yOsman Samiuddin and Brydon Coverdale at the MCG
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The rewards of resilience
11yBrydon Coverdale at the MCG
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Stubborn Pakistan hold out for final day
11yThe Bulletin by Alex Brown
Day 3
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An old warrior reignites the spark
11yOsman Samiuddin in Melbourne
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Pakistan send out SOS for Younis Khan
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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Australia back Shane Watson to break century jinx
11yBrydon Coverdale at the MCG
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Pakistan hopes rest on young shoulders
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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Left-arm combination a find for Australia
11yBrydon Coverdale at the MCG
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The day of the nightwatchmen
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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Shane Watson restores Australian dominance
11yThe Bulletin by Alex Brown
Day 2
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Intikhab rues wasted opportunity on good batting pitch
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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After fun runs, Hauritz hopes for wickets
11yBrydon Coverdale at the MCG
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Pakistan need to overcome fear
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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Ponting declares change in policy
11yBrydon Coverdale at the MCG
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A boundary drought, and Kevin Rudd's desperate plea
11yOsman Samiuddin and Brydon Coverdale
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On song Australia back up their leader
11yThe Bulletin by Alex Brown
Day 1
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'Feel like I was playing in Faisalabad' - Mohammad Asif
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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Getting hundreds is all mental
11yBrydon Coverdale at the MCG
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Catching up...and down
11yOsman Samiuddin at the MCG
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On-cue Watson delivers another dramatic exit
11yBrydon Coverdale at the MCG
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A summer of nervous nineties
11yOsman Samiuddin and Brydon Coverdale at the MCG
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Australia shine despite Watson, Katich near misses
11yThe Bulletin by Alex Brown