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Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test Commentary, Live Updates

PAK vs AUS, 2022 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
476/4d&252/0 (77.0)
459
Pakistan drew with Australia
Right then! That is it from the first Test! The teams head into the second Test on level terms and the action now shifts to Karachi for the next Test. The second Test of the series will begin on Saturday, 12th March and the first ball of Day 1 will be bowled at 10.30 am IST (5 am GMT). Do join us then and make sure you tune in early for the buildup. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan, starts by crediting the way Imam played in both the innings. Adds, there are quite a few positives and they would like to continue that in the next game. Tells, the bowlers did well and the batters were excellent. Adds, the main bowlers will be available for the next game and that is a good thing.
Pat Cummins, the skipper of Australia, says that it was a great week in Rawalpindi and the whole city got around them and helped them out and it was great to be back after 24 years. Tells that they are relatively fresh going into the second Test and are looking forward to it.
Imam-ul-Haq is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for scoring hundred in both the innings. He says that he has been working hard for the last couple of years and he feels good to score centuries in both the innings, especially against a team like Australia. Tells that he was trying to do the basics right and just followed the process.
Stay tuned for the presentation.
Abdullah Shafique is up for a quick chat. He says it is a big thing for him to score a ton against Australia but he would love such runs overseas. Adds, he played the wrong shot in the first innings and then he spoke to the batting coach on how to improve. Mentions, it was a very good surface to bat on and he enjoyed batting on it. Ends by saying there were quite a few positives in this game and it was a good game for them.
Also, in a game which has moved so, so slow, the weather and the light also did not help. There was close to two sessions lost in totality. When the teams entered Day 5, Australia probably had more chances of winning than their opponents but something special was needed from their bowlers or Pakistan needed to collapse but it was the hosts' openers who stole the show with a massive, massive stand with both of them scoring tons and recording the highest ever opening stand for Pakistan in Test cricket against Australia.
In reply, the Aussie batters too cashed in, especially the top 4. Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne were dismissed in the 90s whereas Warner and Smith crossed 50s. Green too, made a handy contribution. However, unlike their opposition, the Pakistan bowlers did enjoy some success. Yes, they were made to toil hard but managed to get all 10 wickets on this placid wicket. Nauman Ali was the pick with a 6-fer and Shaheen Afridi too, bowled really well.
First it was Pakistan, after winning the toss and electing to bat, they posted close to 500, courtesy tons from Azhar Ali and Imam-ul-Haq. Yes, one would probably say they batted way too slowly but credit to the Australian bowlers in that part as they did not let Pakistan score freely. The visitors' pacers struggled to pick wickets but did not let the opposition run away with the game by letting them score at a good click.
The teams have decided to shake hands which means that is the end of the game and like expected, it has ended in a draw. Something special was needed for a result in this one from the bowlers but that was not to be. The wicket just did not deteriorate and it is yet another day dominated by the batters. The whole Test was about the batters. It was a road and both the sides enjoyed batting on it.
End Of The Over 77 : 252/0
3 Runs
  • 176.1
  • 176.2
  • 076.3
  • 176.4
  • 076.5
  • 076.6
Imam
111 (223)
A. Shafique
136 (242)
U. Khawaja
1-0-3-0
76.6
0
Usman Khawaja To Imam-ul-Haq
Khawaja tosses it up, around off. Imam-ul-Haq gets forward and blocks it. That is it! The players shake hands and the match has ended in a DRAW!
76.5
0
Usman Khawaja To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, on a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq keeps it out.
76.4
1
Usman Khawaja To Abdullah Shafique
An overpitched ball, on middle. Abdullah Shafique tucks it to the leg side for a single.
76.3
0
Usman Khawaja To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter ball, on middle. Abdullah Shafique pushes it back to the bowler.
76.2
1
Usman Khawaja To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter ball, around leg. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it around the corner and rotates the strike.
76.1
1
Usman Khawaja To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter ball, around leg. Abdullah Shafique whacks it towards square leg and takes a run.
This could well be the last over of the game! After this one, the two teams can decide to call it off and the game would end in a draw. Usman Khawaja comes onto bowl.
End Of The Over 76 : 249/0
1 Runs
  • 175.1
  • 075.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 075.6
Imam
110 (220)
A. Shafique
134 (239)
T. Head
13-1-35-0
75.6
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Floats it up, around off. Imam-ul-Haq lunges forward and keeps it out.
75.5
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, around off. Imam-ul-Haq gets forward and pushes it to cover.
75.4
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, on a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq defends it off the front foot.
75.3
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
A quicker ball, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq does not bother playing at that one.
75.2
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq leaves it alone.
75.1
1
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter ball, around middle. Abdullah Shafique punches it to long on for a run.
End Of The Over 75 : 248/0
2 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 174.3
  • 174.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
Imam
110 (215)
A. Shafique
133 (238)
M. Labuschagne
15-0-56-0
74.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, around off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it out to cover.
74.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
A loopy ball, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq defends it solidly.
74.4
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Tosses it up, on leg. Abdullah Shafique pushes it to long on for a run.
74.3
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq drills it to long on for a single.
74.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller in length, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq defends it.
74.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq lunges forward to block it.
End Of The Over 74 : 246/0
2 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 273.5
  • 073.6
A. Shafique
132 (237)
Imam
109 (210)
T. Head
12-1-34-0
73.6
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
A loopy ball, around off. Abdullah Shafique prods and defends it.
73.5
2
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Slightly shorter in length, outside off. Abdullah Shafique punches it through the point region and collects a couple of runs.
73.4
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Floated, full and outside off. Abdullah Shafique keeps it out.
73.3
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Tosses it up nicely, outside off. Abdullah Shafique prods to block it.
73.2
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Abdullah Shafique rocks back and slaps it towards the extra cover fielder.
73.1
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up, around off. Abdullah Shafique stretches forward to defend but he gets an inside edge onto his pad.
End Of The Over 73 : 244/0
10 Runs
  • 172.1
  • 072.2
  • 472.3
  • 472.4
  • 172.5
  • 072.6
Imam
109 (210)
A. Shafique
130 (231)
M. Labuschagne
14-0-54-0
72.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted ball, around off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it out.
72.5
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller and wider, outside off. Abdullah Shafique prods and drives it to sweeper cover for one run.
72.4
4
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! SMASHED! A half-tracker this time from Marnus Labuschagne, around middle. Abdullah Shafique rocks back and pulls it wide of long on for another boundary.
72.3
4
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Fantastic use of the feet! Tossed up, on a length, around off. Abdullah Shafique shimmies down the track and lofts it over extra cover to bag a boundary.
72.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Floated, full and on middle. Abdullah Shafique keeps it out.
72.1
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Tosses it up, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq drives it to mid on and takes a run.
End Of The Over 72 : 234/0
4 Runs
  • 171.1
  • 071.2
  • 071.3
  • 271.4
  • 071.5
  • 171.6
Imam
108 (208)
A. Shafique
121 (227)
T. Head
11-1-32-0
71.6
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
An overpitched ball, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq drills it to long on and retains the strike by taking a run.
71.5
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Around off, blocked out.
71.4
2
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Slightly shorter in length, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq cuts it wide of deep cover and collects a couple of runs.
71.3
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, full and on off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it out.
71.2
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq leaves it alone.
71.1
1
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Tosses it up, outside off. Abdullah Shafique drives it to mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 71 : 230/0
1 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 170.4
  • 070.5
  • 070.6
Imam
105 (203)
A. Shafique
120 (226)
M. Labuschagne
13-0-44-0
70.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
This is darted on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq turns it to square leg.
70.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq tucks it to square leg.
70.4
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter ball, around leg. Abdullah Shafique nudges it around the corner and rotates the strike.
70.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Slower through the air, around off. Abdullah Shafique keeps it out.
70.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller in length, outside off. Abdullah Shafique drives it to the man at extra cover.
70.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up, on off. Abdullah Shafique blocks it.
End Of The Over 70 : 229/0
1 Runs
  • 169.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
Imam
105 (201)
A. Shafique
119 (222)
T. Head
10-1-28-0
69.6
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Outside off, another leave.
69.5
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Down the leg side, left alone.
69.4
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
On middle, defended.
69.3
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Outside off again, not played at.
69.2
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
On off, it is kept out.
69.1
1
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
A single as this is played through covers.
End Of The Over 69 : 228/0
5 Runs
  • 468.1
  • 068.2
  • 068.3
  • 168.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
Imam
105 (196)
A. Shafique
118 (221)
M. Labuschagne
12-0-43-0
68.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Another one on the stumps, kept out.
68.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
On off, Imam defends it out.
68.4
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
68.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
On off, this is pushed to cover.
68.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up on middle, defended.
68.1
4
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Starc should have done better, the big man is probably tired. Shorter and outside off, this is cut towards point. Starc there dives over the ball and it goes to the fence.
End Of The Over 68 : 223/0
0 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
  • 067.3
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
Imam
105 (194)
A. Shafique
113 (217)
T. Head
9-1-27-0
67.6
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Outside off, left alone again.
67.5
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
On off, defended.
67.4
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
4 leaves in a row as Imam yet again does not fiddle with this one outside off.
67.3
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and outside off, Imam is happy to leave it alone.
67.2
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Another one outside off, not played at.
67.1
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower and outside off, easy leave.
End Of The Over 67 : 223/0
4 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 166.2
  • 066.3
  • 166.4
  • 166.5
  • 166.6
Imam
105 (188)
A. Shafique
113 (217)
M. Labuschagne
11-0-38-0
66.6
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
A run to end! On off, this is pushed to long off.
66.5
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Another one as this is eased down to long off.
66.4
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
On middle, this one stays low! It is pushed down to long on for one.
66.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and on middle, this is played back to the bowler.
66.2
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up on middle, this is pushed down to long off for one.
66.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, defended.
End Of The Over 66 : 219/0
2 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 165.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 165.6
A. Shafique
111 (214)
Imam
103 (185)
N. Lyon
26-5-75-0
65.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Floated, around middle. Abdullah Shafique tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
65.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller and wider, outside off. Abdullah Shafique stretches forward and keeps it out.
65.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Floated, on a length, on middle. Abdullah Shafique stays back and wrists it to short leg.
65.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter ball, on a length, on leg. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it around the corner and takes a quick single.
65.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Darted on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq tucks it to square leg.
65.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Chopped on, nearly! Flatter ball, around leg. Imam-ul-Haq dabs it onto the deck off the bottom half of the blade. The ball goes just past the leg stump.
End Of The Over 65 : 217/0
3 Runs
  • 264.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 164.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
A. Shafique
110 (211)
Imam
102 (182)
T. Head
8-0-27-0
64.6
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Floated, full and outside off. Abdullah Shafique blocks it off the front foot.
64.5
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter and quicker, on a length, around off. Abdullah Shafique defends it off the back foot.
64.4
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on middle. Imam-ul-Haq drives it down to long off for a single.
64.3
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq lets it be.
64.2
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter ball, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq cuts it to cover.
64.1
2
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Century in both innings for Imam-ul-Haq! He becomes the tenth Pakistani player to achieve this feat! Tossed up, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq skips down and looks to go downtown. It goes off the outer half of the blade over mid off and the batters take two runs. Terrific innings from the southpaw!
End Of The Over 64 : 214/0
4 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 463.5
  • 063.6
A. Shafique
110 (209)
Imam
99 (178)
N. Lyon
25-5-73-0
63.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Flighted delivery, outside off. Abdullah Shafique keeps it out.
63.5
4
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Tosses it up, on off. Abdullah Shafique skips down the track and lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
63.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller in length, on middle. Abdullah Shafique defends it off the front foot.
63.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Slower through the air, on off. Abdullah Shafique gets to the pitch of the ball and dabs it onto the deck.
63.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Floated, full and outside off. Abdullah Shafique defends off the front foot.
63.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up, around off. Abdullah Shafique keeps it out.
End Of The Over 63 : 210/0
2 Runs
  • 162.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 162.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
Imam
99 (178)
A. Shafique
106 (203)
C. Green
4-0-14-0
62.6
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
A bumper, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq ducks underneath.
62.5
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
A short ball, well outside off. Imam-ul-Haq stays back and flat-bats it to extra cover.
62.4
1
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
On a length, around off. Abdullah Shafique defends it to the off side and takes a quick single.
62.3
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
A length ball, angling down leg. Abdullah Shafique lets it through to the keeper.
62.2
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
A full ball, around off. Abdullah Shafique keeps it out.
62.1
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Drop and run! Back of a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq taps it towards point and sets off for a quick run. Imam moves to 99 now!
End Of The Over 62 : 208/0
1 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 161.4
  • 061.5
  • 061.6
A. Shafique
105 (200)
Imam
98 (175)
N. Lyon
24-5-69-0
61.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller and wider, outside off. Abdullah Shafique stretches forward and defends it.
61.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up, outside off. Abdullah Shafique blocks it out.
61.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Around leg. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it to the leg side for a single.
Review! Pat Cummins opts for a review for caught behind!
61.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
NOT OUT! Australia lose another review! This is a flatter ball, down leg. Imam-ul-Haq looks to flick but he misses. Nathan Lyon appeals but the umpire says no! Pat Cummins opts for a review but the UltraEdge shows that there is no bat involved and the on-field decision remains.
61.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
This is darted on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it to the leg side.
61.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter ball, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and punches it to cover.
End Of The Over 61 : 207/0
3 Runs
  • 160.1
  • 160.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 160.5
  • 060.6
A. Shafique
105 (198)
Imam
97 (171)
C. Green
3-0-12-0
60.6
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, blocked.
60.5
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on middle, this is driven down the ground for one.
60.4
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
On off, kept out.
60.3
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Down the leg side, left alone.
60.2
1
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller and on middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
60.1
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on for one.
End Of The Over 60 : 204/0
1 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 159.5
  • 059.6
A. Shafique
104 (196)
Imam
95 (167)
N. Lyon
23-5-68-0
59.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, kept out.
59.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
59.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
On middle, defended.
59.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
An appeal but turned down! Lyon was not that interested. Oh no... Ultra Edge shows a spike. Australia have been so poor with the reviews in this game. They missed a couple in the first innings and now one here. This is on the pads. Imam looks to flick, it seems to have gone off the pad to short leg. Both the fielder and the keeper celebrate but the bowler is not interested. A life for Imam-ul-Haq!
59.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
59.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Risky! Gets away with it! Imam comes down the track, Lyon bowls it slightly shorter and around leg. Imam swings, it goes off the inside edge towards fine leg. Lucky escape.
End Of The Over 59 : 203/0
6 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 158.2
  • 058.3
  • 458.4
  • 1 NB 58.5
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
A. Shafique
104 (195)
Imam
94 (162)
C. Green
2-0-9-0
58.6
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
A dot to end! On middle, defended.
58.5
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Shorter and on middle, this is pushed to covers.
58.5
nb
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
NO BALL! On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler. Cameron Green has overstepped.
58.4
4
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Very nicely played! Sheer timing! Shorter and on off, Abdullah Shafique pushes it through covers for a boundary. 200 comes up for Pakistan!
58.3
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, kept out.
58.2
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Direct hit and it would have been close! Really good from Marnus Labuschagne! On off, this is pushed towards him at covers. He gets to the ball quickly, turns and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Imam did put the dive in but that would not have saved him.
58.1
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
A short one to begin the over! Ducked under.
End Of The Over 58 : 197/0
3 Runs
  • 257.1
  • 057.2
  • 057.3
  • 157.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
A. Shafique
100 (190)
Imam
93 (160)
N. Lyon
22-5-67-0
57.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Tosses it up, outside off. Abdullah Shafique keeps it out.
57.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter ball, on middle. Abdullah Shafique keeps it out.
57.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter ball, on a length, around leg. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it around the corner and settles for a single.
57.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Darted on the pads. Imam tucks it to square leg.
57.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
This is tossed up, down leg. Imam-ul-Haq misses his flick.
57.1
2
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, full and on off. Imam-ul-Haq plays the reverse sweep through point and takes a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 57 : 194/0
3 Runs
  • 156.1
  • 156.2
  • 056.3
  • 1 NB 56.4
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
A. Shafique
100 (188)
Imam
90 (156)
C. Green
1-0-3-0
56.6
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
A length ball, around middle. Abdullah Shafique hangs back and nudges it towards mid-wicket.
56.5
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Good-length delivery, around off. Abdullah Shafique defends it off the front foot.
56.4
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Back of a length, around middle. Abdullah Shafique tucks it to square leg.
56.4
nb
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
NO BALL! A short ball, outside off. Abdullah Shafique sways away from the line of the delivery. Cameron Green oversteps and the umpire signals no ball.
56.3
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
On a length, around off. Abdullah Shafique blocks it off the front foot.
56.2
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and outside off. Imam-ul-Haq drives it to sweeper cover and takes a single.
56.1
1
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
A length ball, around leg. Abdullah Shafique prods and tickles it to fine leg for a run. CENTURY for Abdullah Shafique! What a fine knock this has been from the youngster! A maiden Test hundred for Shafique and his teammates are delighted for him in the change room.
Cameron Green comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 56 : 191/0
0 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
Imam
89 (155)
A. Shafique
99 (182)
N. Lyon
21-5-64-0
55.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, around leg. Imam-ul-Haq prods and keeps it out.
55.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Interesting leave from Imam! Flatter and quicker, on a length, around leg and spinning away late. Imam-ul-Haq stays back to leave it but the ball bounces sharply and he gets hit high on his body.
55.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, down leg. Imam-ul-Haq looks to sweep but he fails to get any bat on it.
55.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and quicker, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it to square leg yet again.
55.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
This is a length ball, down leg. Imam stays back and tucks it to square leg.
55.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Tosses it up, around leg. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it off the back foot.
We are back for the final session of the first Test. The players have made their way out to the middle. Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq are at the crease. Nathan Lyon will start with the ball for Australia. Here we go...
... Day 5, Session 3 ...
Pakistan continue to bat! The pair of Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq has added 115 runs in the second session and they now lead by 208 runs! We saw some sign of intent towards the end of the session but really don't feel they are thinking of a declaration. So, if it wasn't quite obvious before, this Test match is surely going to end in a draw unless something very unlikely happens. It is all about milestones now. Both the openers will look to get to their tons after the break and then will cut loose. However, Pakistan will want the two to go on for as long as possible. Australia, clearly are happy to go ahead with their part-timers and give the pacers a rest. They too are probably looking to bowl the remaining overs as quickly as possible. 37 overs more to go in the last session, do join us for it. The final session of the Test begins at 3.45 pm IST (10.15 am GMT).
End Of The Over 55 : 191/0
2 Runs
  • 054.1
  • 254.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
A. Shafique
99 (182)
Imam
89 (149)
T. Head
7-0-24-0
54.6
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter ball, around middle. Abdullah Shafique rocks back and guides it towards short fine leg. Not in the gap though! THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 5!
54.5
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Flighted delivery, fuller and wider, outside off. Abdullah Shafique stretches forward to defend this one.
54.4
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Slower through the air, full and outside off. Abdullah Shafique gets forward and blocks it with ease.
54.3
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Tosses it up, around middle. Abdullah Shafique prods and keeps it out.
54.2
2
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Two more and Abdullah Shafique moves onto 99! On the pads, this is clipped through square leg for two.
54.1
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, blocked.
End Of The Over 54 : 189/0
5 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 153.4
  • 453.5
  • 053.6
Imam
89 (149)
A. Shafique
97 (176)
N. Lyon
20-4-64-0
53.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
On middle, blocked.
53.5
4
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Up and over! Safe shot with the fielders in the ring on the leg side. Shorter and on middle, Imam pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
53.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
53.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
That has stayed low! Outside off, this does not bounce a lot. Abdullah Shafique somehow pushes it to covers.
53.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On off, this is pushed to cover. AS wants a run but is sent back.
53.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up on off, defended.
End Of The Over 53 : 184/0
4 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 052.2
  • 252.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 252.6
Imam
85 (147)
A. Shafique
96 (172)
T. Head
6-0-22-0
52.6
2
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Two more! Fuller and on middle, this is hit down towards long on for two.
52.5
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and on off, Imam pushes it to covers.
52.4
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
On middle, defended.
52.3
2
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Well played! Outside off, Imam guides it down to third man for two.
52.2
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Around off, defended.
52.1
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
On off, this is pushed to covers.
End Of The Over 52 : 180/0
10 Runs
  • 251.1
  • 051.2
  • 651.3
  • 151.4
  • 051.5
  • 151.6
Imam
81 (141)
A. Shafique
96 (172)
S. Smith
2-0-15-0
51.6
1
Steven Smith To Imam-ul-Haq
This is darted on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq tickles it through fine leg and collects a run.
51.5
0
Steven Smith To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and wider, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq drives but finds the cover fielder.
51.4
1
Steven Smith To Abdullah Shafique
Floated, around leg. Abdullah Shafique hangs back and nudges it behind square on the leg side for a single.
51.3
6
Steven Smith To Abdullah Shafique
SIX! BOOM! A half-tracker from Smith, around middle. Abdullah Shafique gets back, shuffles across and whacks it way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. A gift from Steven Smith! Shafique moves into the 90s now!
51.2
0
Steven Smith To Abdullah Shafique
Tosses it up, around middle. Abdullah Shafique blocks it off the front foot.
51.1
2
Steven Smith To Abdullah Shafique
Smith serves a shorter length delivery, down leg. Abdullah Shafique hangs back and whips it through the square leg region for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 51 : 170/0
4 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 150.3
  • 050.4
  • 050.5
  • 350.6
A. Shafique
87 (168)
Imam
80 (139)
T. Head
5-0-18-0
50.6
3
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up on off, Abdullah Shafique pushes it through covers and takes three.
50.5
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Shafique steps out, does not get to the pitch of it and hence, defends.
50.4
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
50.3
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam steps down the track and hits it hard back towards Head who misfields and a run is taken.
50.2
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Outside off, left alone.
50.1
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up on off, blocked.
End Of The Over 50 : 166/0
5 Runs
  • 149.1
  • 049.2
  • 149.3
  • 149.4
  • 149.5
  • 149.6
Imam
79 (136)
A. Shafique
84 (165)
S. Smith
1-0-5-0
49.6
1
Steven Smith To Imam-ul-Haq
Good fielding! This is tossed up on off, Imam hits it wide of mid off. Starc runs there, dives and saves three for his side.
49.5
1
Steven Smith To Abdullah Shafique
Another run! Fuller and on middle, this is worked wide of mid on for a single.
49.4
1
Steven Smith To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam steps out and works it down to long on for one.
49.3
1
Steven Smith To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller and on middle, this is eased down to long on for one.
49.2
0
Steven Smith To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, kept out.
49.1
1
Steven Smith To Imam-ul-Haq
Shorter and on middle, it is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
Another bowling change as Steven Smith comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 49 : 161/0
3 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 148.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 148.6
Imam
76 (133)
A. Shafique
82 (162)
T. Head
4-0-14-0
48.6
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for one.
48.5
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Another one outside off, not played at.
48.4
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
On off, this is pushed to the right of the bowler.
48.3
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Outside off, this lands and spins away a long way. Left alone.
48.2
1
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up on middle, this is eased down to long on for one.
48.1
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
On off, Imam pushes it to covers for one.
End Of The Over 48 : 158/0
4 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 147.2
  • 147.3
  • 147.4
  • 047.5
  • 147.6
Imam
74 (128)
A. Shafique
81 (161)
M. Labuschagne
10-0-34-0
47.6
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
A direct hit would have been very close! Maybe out! That was a rocket through from the fielder. On middle, this is worked to mid on. Abdullah Shafique is just jogging towards the other end, he then realises the throw is at his end and then puts in the hard yards. Luckily for him, it is just over the stumps.
47.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Steps out and gets close to the pitch of the ball, it is pushed to covers.
47.4
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Shorter and on the pads, this is flicked through mid-wicket for one.
47.3
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Another one as Imam eases it to long on.
47.2
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
A single as this is worked through mid-wicket.
47.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, kept out.
End Of The Over 47 : 154/0
4 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • 146.3
  • 246.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
Imam
72 (125)
A. Shafique
79 (158)
T. Head
3-0-11-0
46.6
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
On middle, defended.
46.5
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Outside off, left alone.
46.4
2
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam looks to aggressive. Steps out, this is bowled outside off. He slashes, it goes more off the outer half through point for two.
46.3
1
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
A single as this is pushed down to long on.
46.2
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
What just happened there? Surprisingly, Australia did not appeal or maybe they just wanted to keep the spirit of the game alive. This is on off, Abdullah Shafique looks to defend, it lands in front of him and then seems like rolling back towards the stumps. He bends down and picks the ball up. Carey and Smith have a puzzled look on their face but the ball is tossed back to the bowler and on we go again.
46.1
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
End Of The Over 46 : 150/0
4 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 445.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
A. Shafique
78 (156)
Imam
69 (121)
M. Labuschagne
9-0-30-0
45.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, this is pushed to mid on.
45.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
On the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
45.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Close! Marnus Labuschagne almost does a Shane Warne! This is bowled outside leg, on the rough. Abdullah Shafique looks to sweep but misses. It just goes past the leg pole. We have seen the great man Shane Warne do it a lot of times during his playing days. Marnus Labuschagne did come close there.
45.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Now lands it right, on middle, AS defends.
45.2
4
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Up and over! That is a hit-me ball! From around the wicket, Marnus bowls it short and on middle, this is pulled over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. 150 up.
45.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Imam saves a few runs there for Australia! On middle, this is hit hard towards the non-striker who fails to get out of the way in time and the ball hits him.
End Of The Over 45 : 146/0
1 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 144.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
Imam
69 (121)
A. Shafique
74 (150)
T. Head
2-0-7-0
44.6
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Three leaves in a row as this is also bowled outside off.
44.5
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Outside off, left alone again.
44.4
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Outside off again, this is not played at.
44.3
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and outside off, Imam drives but to covers.
44.2
1
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
A single this time as mid on is pushed back to long on and it is played to that fielder.
44.1
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, this is worked to mid on.
End Of The Over 44 : 145/0
6 Runs
  • 143.1
  • 043.2
  • 443.3
  • 043.4
  • 043.5
  • 143.6
A. Shafique
73 (148)
Imam
69 (117)
M. Labuschagne
8-0-26-0
43.6
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
A single to end! On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
43.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Sent back in time! Abdullah Shafique steps out and pushes it to mid off. He is off for a run but Imam sends him back, just in time.
43.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter and on off, Abdullah Shafique defends it onto the ground.
43.3
4
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Very nicely played! The paddle scoop, he actually drags this from well outside off. It was a pre-meditated shot. Comes off and Abdullah Shafique bags a boundary.
43.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter and on middle, Abdullah Shafique defends it.
43.1
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
End Of The Over 43 : 139/0
6 Runs
  • 142.1
  • 442.2
  • 042.3
  • 142.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
A. Shafique
68 (143)
Imam
68 (116)
T. Head
1-0-6-0
42.6
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
A loopy ball, full and outside off. Abdullah Shafique gets forward and blocks it.
42.5
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Slower through the air, on a length, outside off. Abdullah Shafique keeps it out off the front foot.
42.4
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq slaps it through cover and settles for a single.
42.3
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
A wayward ball, well outside off. Imam-ul-Haq leaves it alone.
42.2
4
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Pierces the gap to perfection! Tossed up, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq prods and carves it through the cover region to bag a boundary. There were two fielders at cover but he split them nicely.
42.1
1
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
An overpitched ball, on middle. Abdullah Shafique digs it out to the leg side for a run.
Travis Head comes to bowl now.
End Of The Over 42 : 133/0
9 Runs
  • 241.1
  • 041.2
  • 141.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 641.6
Imam
63 (113)
A. Shafique
67 (140)
N. Lyon
19-4-59-0
41.6
6
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
SIX! BANG! The Pakistani openers are showing some intent now! Brilliant use of the feet and Imam fetches a biggie. Tossed up, on leg. Imam skips down the track and sends it sailing way over long on. Will they go hard at the Aussies now?
41.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and on middle. Imam rocks back and nudges it to mid-wicket.
41.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, down leg. Imam lunges forward and tickles it to short fine leg.
41.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Floated, full and outside off. Abdullah Shafique prods and drives it wide of mid off for a single.
41.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter ball, around middle. Abdullah Shafique nudges it to short fine leg.
41.1
2
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up, on middle. Abdullah Shafique gets on his knee and sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a brace.
End Of The Over 41 : 124/0
5 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 440.4
  • 140.5
  • 040.6
Imam
57 (110)
A. Shafique
64 (137)
M. Labuschagne
7-0-20-0
40.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length, around leg. Imam-ul-Haq prods and tickles it to short fine leg.
40.5
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Slower through the air, full and on off. Abdullah Shafique blocks it to the off side.
40.4
4
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Good use of the feet! Floated, on off. Abdullah Shafique skips down the track and drills it back past the bowler. The ball races away to the long off fence.
40.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Floated, on middle. Abdullah Shafique blocks it out.
40.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up, on middle. Abdullah Shafique drives it straight back to the bowler. Marnus Labuschagne gets hit on his ankle. He looks in some pain.
40.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Full and outside off. Abdullah Shafique drives it to mid off.
End Of The Over 40 : 119/0
4 Runs
  • 139.1
  • 139.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 239.6
Imam
57 (109)
A. Shafique
59 (132)
N. Lyon
18-4-50-0
39.6
2
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Aerial but safe yet again! Imam-ul-Haq is riding his luck here! He skips down the track and looks to go downtown. It goes off the outer half of the blade and over the mid off fielder for a couple of runs.
39.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and quicker, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq keeps it out.
39.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
EDGED BUT SAFE! This is a flatter ball, landing outside leg and spinning away sharply. Imam-ul-Haq looks to defend off the back foot but it takes the outside edge and goes past Steven Smith at first slip. Lovely bowling from Lyon!
39.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
A length ball, down leg. Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and tickles it towards short fine leg.
39.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter ball, on off and spinning in late. Abdullah Shafique stays back and wrists it uppishly just past the short leg fielder for a run.
39.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
This is darted on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq stays back and nudges it behind square on the leg side for a run.
End Of The Over 39 : 115/0
4 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 438.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6