2nd Test, Sydney, Jan 3 - 6 2010, Pakistan tour of Australia
127 & 381
(target 176)333 & 139
Australia won by 36 runs
Player Of The Match
28 & 134*
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• The Bulletin by Alex Brown at the SCG

Hussey ton sets up stunning win for Australia

Australia completed a nerve-shredding 36 run victory over a willing Pakistani side, thus becoming only the sixth team in Test history to triumph after trailing by 200-plus on the first innings

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Scorecard summary
Australia127/10(44.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Pakistan333/10(96.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Salman Butt71 (164)
Imran Farhat53 (140)
Doug Bollinger4/72(21.5)
Shane Watson2/40(17)
Australia381/10(125.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
Michael Hussey*134 (284)
Shane Watson97 (158)
Danish Kaneria5/151(47.5)
Umar Gul3/83(28)
Pakistan139/10(38 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 385 runs • 2 wickets
PAK: 139/10CRR: 3.65 
Mohammad Asif0 (0)
Nathan Hauritz 12-1-53-5
Doug Bollinger 12-3-32-2

Australia win by 36 runs and they are very much excited, hugs and hand shakes, well done, what a turnaround by Australia. Standing ovation for the Australian team. Now the Australian players shake hands with the Pakistan team. Smiles all around. Hauritz picks up five wickets for the innings. Take a moment to reflect on Pakistan team, they had dominated the game for 3 days and losing it on the 4th day is shattering. Yes the fielding was terrible on the 3rd day, catches being dropped but they only had to stay at the wicket today to get to that target, It is easy to write but to play out there is difficult. A fantastic match, exciting stuff.

Haddin: "We knew today, if we had got to 150, we could run it close. The boys did a great job and Hauritz bowled well, Siddle stuck it out there and he supported Hussey well".

Hughes: "To get a win first game after coming back to the team, is exciting, Hussey was excellent and Hauritz bowled well"

Yousuf: "We are disappointed, they batted well in the second innings, everyone tried hard, 175 was chaseable, one has to be positive and we should have won it. Siddle batted well and was inspiring. We surely will try our best for the next Test at Hobbart."

Ponting: "The wicket was challenging and the way the guys struck out was wonderful, the first half an hour would have told the story, how the game was going. we held on to our catches and the boys bowled well. Yousuf's wicket was massive and Haddin's catch was excellent, once we exposed the Pakistan tail the game was over. A great win for us and the boys will celebrate. Not many changes at Hobart and all of guys were terrific."

Hussey Man-of-the-Match: "Not finished as a Test cricketer, Siddle showed character and application.It is hard to think where to place this 100. It is hard to score a century, I will cherish this 100. In the first innings the pitch was difficult to bat on, it played well today. 175 was a tricky target, we were able to pick up quick wickets and that put them on the backfoot."

It was a fascinating game of Test cricket. We enjoyed bringing you the ball by ball commentary, hope you have enjoyed too. Thanks for all the emails. It was a pleasure reading them. Do join us for the third Test at Hobart. On behalf of David Walsh, Siddhartha Talya, Sanjay Murari and Gopi Rangarajan, this is Binoy George signing off.

Hauritz to Umar Gul, OUT

all over for Pakistan, tossed up wide outside the off stump, Gul goes for an almighty slog, miscues it high in the air to Siddle at mid-off.

Umar Gul c Siddle b Hauritz 6 (19m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50
Hauritz to Umar Gul, FOUR runs

uses his feet and hits it in the air over the fielder at mid-on and to the fence for a boundary.

Vrushank: "It's amazing! Pakistan had a firm grip on all the 3 days of the match apart from today. And they are being made to pay for that."

Hauritz to Gul.

So now it is all down to Gul and Asif.

Hauritz to Danish Kaneria, OUT

there goes Kaneria, tossed up delivery outside the off stump and Kaneria looking to go over the midwicket fence, miscues it high in the air and down the throat of Watson at deep midwicket.

Danish Kaneria c Watson b Hauritz 0 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Hauritz to Danish Kaneria, no run

cuts and misses outside the off stump as the ball spins in from outside the off stump.

Hauritz to Umar Gul, 1 run

sweeps from outside the off stump to Bollinger at deep backward square leg and picks up a single.

Hauritz to Umar Gul, no run

moves back and defends to the off side.

Pakistan need 42 runs with 2 wickets remaining.

end of over 371 run
PAK: 134/8CRR: 3.62 
Umar Gul1 (8)
Danish Kaneria0 (6)
Doug Bollinger 12-3-32-2
Nathan Hauritz 11-1-48-3
Bollinger to Umar Gul, 1 run

moves forward and pushes in the gap through cover for a single.

Mid-on and midwicket are all open, no fielders in sight.

Bollinger to Umar Gul, no run

short of a length delivery and Gul guides it down towards Hussey at gully.

Bollinger to Umar Gul, no run

a bouncer and Gul ducks under.

Three slips, gully and short leg in place.

Bollinger to Umar Gul, no run

short down the leg side, pulls and off the pad the ball lobs up over Hughes at short leg.

Bollinger to Umar Gul, no run

moves forward in line with the delivery and drives to mid-off.

Two slips and a short leg in place.

Bollinger to Umar Gul, no run

bouncer and Gul ducks under it.

end of over 36Maiden
PAK: 133/8CRR: 3.69 
Danish Kaneria0 (6)
Umar Gul0 (2)
Nathan Hauritz 11-1-48-3
Doug Bollinger 11-3-31-2
Hauritz to Danish Kaneria, no run

moves forward and pushes down the track back to the bowler.

Hauritz to Danish Kaneria, no run

moves forward and drives to mid-off.

Hauritz to Danish Kaneria, no run

mistimes the drive to mid-off.

Hauritz to Danish Kaneria, no run

moves forward and defends, off the pad the ball lobs up over the fielder at silly-point.

Hauritz to Danish Kaneria, no run

moves back and defends to the off side.

Hauritz to Danish Kaneria, no run

pushes and gets a thickish edge along the ground to backward point.

Hauritz to Kaneria. Slip, silly-point and short leg in.

end of over 35Wicket maiden
PAK: 133/8CRR: 3.80 
Umar Gul0 (2)
Danish Kaneria0 (0)
Doug Bollinger 11-3-31-2
Nathan Hauritz 10-0-48-3
Bollinger to Umar Gul, no run

good length delivery defended to mid-off.

Kaneria is the new batsman but it will be Gul on strike. Two slips and a short leg in place.

Bollinger to Umar Akmal, OUT

Akmal falls to Bollinger, fuller delivery outside the off stump and Umar Akmal looks to go over the infield, miscues it high in the air to extra cover, Johnson runs back and takes a good catch. There goes Pakistan's chance of a win.

Umar Akmal c Johnson b Bollinger 49 (110m 81b 6x4 0x6) SR: 60.49
Best performances - batters
Michael Hussey player pic
MEK Hussey AUS
134 runs (284)
16 fours
0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
27 runs
2 fours
0 six
Shane Watson player pic
SR Watson AUS
97 runs (158)
11 fours
3 sixes
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
33 runs
3 fours
3 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Asif portrait
Mohammad Asif PAK
Danish Kaneria, portrait, Decemeber 2004
Danish Kaneria PAK
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1945
Hours of play (local time)10.00am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days3,4,5,6 January 2010 - day (5-day match)
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Rudi Koertzen
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Bruce Oxenford
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