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Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test Commentary, Live Updates

PAK vs AUS, 2022 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
148&443/7 (171.4)
556/9d&97/2d
Pakistan drew with Australia
That's it then from the second Test match between Pakistan and Australia. The three-match series remains deadlocked at 0-0 and the focus now turns to Lahore for the final Test match of the series. That match starts on Monday the 21st of March and the first ball will be bowled at 10.30 am IST (5 am GMT). The build up though will begin much sooner as usual. Do join us then. Till then take care and goodbye!
Babar Azam, captain of Pakistan is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his sensational knock of 196 runs in the second innings. He says that the plan was simple, that they had to bat throughout, session by session. Tells that they wanted to build partnerships and continue it. Says that the team showed effort and it was great. Mentions that they had the belief and they stuck to that. Informs that they had a complete focus that they will each session no matter what. States that the way Mohammad Rizwan played, in the end, was outstanding as well to save the game. On being asked where he would rate this knock, he says that he just looked to play till the end as his team needed this knock.
Australia skipper, Pat Cummins says that the wicket was pretty good on Days 4 and 5 and they just couldn't convert those half-chances in the field and it was a good game of cricket overall. Mentions that Mitchell Swepson was fantastic on debut and his figures don't do him justice and applauds Nathan Lyon for his effort as well and mentions that he is proud of the boys. Adds that the way they batted and the way they hunted those wickets in the first innings is a big positive for them going into the final Test match at Lahore.
Presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the match, Australia scored a mammoth 556/9 on the back of a superb 160 from Usman Khawaja in the first innings. In reply, Pakistan were bundled out for just 148 runs with the Aussie players spitting fire. The Aussies then declared on 97/2 in the second innings with a lead of 505 runs. Chasing 506 to win, the hosts went on to show grit and held on to their nerves to finish on 443/7. The match ended in a DRAW! Stay tuned for the presentation.
Mohammad Rizwan is up for a quick chat. He says that obviously batting five sessions against a top team is a big thing. Tells that the way Australia put up an effort was outstanding as well. Mentions that they kept playing with confidence. Informs that Babar and he planned to go for the chase but it was an old ball and they had to play through. States that the plan was simple and that they had to play five sessions. Credits Abdullah Shafique and Babar Azam for playing brilliantly. Says that there was pressure but they had to work hard and they did that. Adds that everyone knows Babar is a top-class player and he does not need to say a lot about him. Ends by saying that it was not easy to bat for two days as Australia always play to win. Says that they will try to play their best in the next game as well.
The pitch in Karachi was a flat one too but the Aussie bowlers showed their class as they got the ball to reverse in the first innings and were halfway home with that bowling performance. They didn't enforce the follow on and batted for a bit but once again started brilliantly with the ball. The pitch though showed its true colours and late on Day 4, Aussie pacers just couldn't get the ball to reverse enough to trouble the opposition batters. Day 5 was a whole match in itself. The visitors couldn't pick up wickets and kept on losing their advantage. Just when it looked the captains were about to shake hands, Babar Azam in search of a double-ton fell victim to Nathan Lyon who never gave up. Once Babar got out, Faheem Ashraf followed suit and Lyon was spinning a web all over the opponents. He then got his fourth wicket as Sajid Khan was dismissed while trying to have a bit of fun. At that point, Australia almost pulled it back but some sensible batting from Nauman Ali and counterattacking play from Rizwan meant that the visitors had to settle for a draw.
After getting bundled out for just 148 runs in the first innings and chasing 506 runs to win the Test match, the hosts were staring down the barrel of defeat. They were not helped by the fact that the in-form batters, Imam-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali departed early in the second innings. Then came the saving grace on Day 4 as skipper Babar Azam put on a 150-plus run stand with Abdullah Shafique to get his side into a much more comfortable position at the end of Day 4. The pair went on to add a total stand of 228 runs before Shafique got out. They were still hanging by a thread at the point and Fawad Alam fell too. Then came in their most prolific player in the last year or so, Mohammad Rizwan. Slowly but surely the hosts began to take the sting out of the chase and frustrated the Aussie bowlers. Babar went on to surpass Michael Atherton's score of 185 to set the highest individual score by a skipper in the fourth innings of a Test match but fell 4 short of a double ton and the hosts lost a couple more wickets in the blink of an eye. Rizwan kept his cool, scored a century and made sure his team didn't lose the match.
What a riveting final hour of sumptuous cricketing action! After all the drama and the action over the course of 5 hard-fought days, neither team has been able to force a result and the second Test match of the series also ends in a DRAW. Unlike the first Test, there was a chance of either side actually getting a win until late on the final day. Overall, Australia will be disappointed to have let the match slip and on the other hand Pakistan will be very pleased as they managed to turn adversity into strength and saw the match through.
End Of The Over 171.4 : 443/7
4 Runs
  • 0171.1
  • 0171.2
  • 0171.3
  • 4171.4
M. Rizwan
104 (177)
N. Ali
0 (18)
M. Swepson
53.4-8-156-0
171.4
4
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! THAT'S IT! Players shake hands and walk off. Pakistan cling on to a draw. Credit to Australia for toiling so hard and not giving up. Kept everyone on toes till the very end. What a riveting last hour we had, it had everything but then no body deserved to lose and both the teams settle for a draw in the end. Coming to the ball, it was dropped short and kept low on the middle and leg, Mohammad Rizwan goes deep inside the crease and hoicks it to the vacant deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
171.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Flatter and on off, Mohammad Rizwan stays back and blocks it out.
171.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Flighted on middle. Mohammad Rizwan keeps it out.
171.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Drifting down leg, Mohammad Rizwan sweeps but straight to leg slip.
Mitchell Swepson to bowl the final over of the Test match.
End Of The Over 171 : 439/7
9 Runs
  • 0170.1
  • 4170.2
  • 0170.3
  • 4170.4
  • 0170.5
  • 1170.6
M. Rizwan
100 (173)
N. Ali
0 (18)
N. Lyon
55-20-112-4
170.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
CENTURY! Mohammad Rizwan scores his second Test ton and becomes only the second Pakistan wicket-keeper to score a ton in the fourth innings! Take a bow! Steps out to this loopy ball and gets a leading edge towards covers but he scampers through to bring up his ton. He has played a match-saving innings here! Raises his hands, takes his helmet and acknowledges the applause from the crowd as well as his teammates,
Is that a Run-Out? Mohammad Rizwan scampers back and puts in the desperate dive to get back to his crease. The third umpire checks the replay and Rizwan is safe. He lives on at 99.
170.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Is Mohammad Rizwan safe? Yes, he is shows the replay. Mohammad Rizwan steps out and gets to the pitch of the ball. He pushes it back to Nathan Lyon who has a shy at the striker's end. However, Mohammad Rizwan makes it back with a desperate dive.
170.4
4
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Short and turning into Rizwan on the off stump, he goes on the backfoot and whips it with power, gets it past the silly mid on and short mid-wicket, runs all the way down to long-on for another boundary. Rizwan on 99 now!
170.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Short and on off, Mohammad Rizwan goes back and defends.
170.2
4
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Mohammad Rizwan moves to 95! Lyon overcooks this one, on off. Mohammad Rizwan sees an opportunity and does not back away. He creams his drive through covers for a boundary.
170.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Flatter ball, on off. Mohammad Rizwan defends.
End Of The Over 170 : 430/7
4 Runs
  • 0169.1
  • 0169.2
  • 4 B169.3
  • 0169.4
  • 0169.5
  • 0169.6
N. Ali
0 (18)
M. Rizwan
91 (167)
M. Labuschagne
1-1-0-0
169.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Nauman Ali
That's a brave leave! Into the rough, outside off. Nauman Ali shoulders arms.
169.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Nauman Ali
A low full toss, outside off. Ali pushes it to mid off.
169.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Nauman Ali
Flighted delivery, outside off. Nauman Ali puts a big stride forward and blocks.
169.3
b
Marnus Labuschagne To Nauman Ali
FOUR BYES! That took off from outside off, turning into Nauman who was getting behind to defend but misses, Alex Carey has no chance of stopping that and the ball runs all the way down to fine leg for a boundary.
169.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Nauman Ali
Floats it up, outside off. Ali keeps it out.
Well, apart from Steven Smith and the bowler no one else seemed interested but at this stage Pat Cummins might as well go for it. The third umpire checks the replay and there doesn't seem to be any bat involved. The same is confirmed by UltraEdge as there is a flat line when the ball passes the bat.
169.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Nauman Ali
Marnus Labuschagne bowls it full and into the rough, outside off. Nauman Ali presses forward and look sto defend with an angled bat but misses. Appeal for caught behind but the umpire says no. Steven Smith at first sli[ is very excited as he thinks he heard something. UltraEdge shows there is no bat involved. Australia burn their review.
With just 3 overs left in the Test match, Pat Cummins has thrown the ball to Marnus Labuschagne.
End Of The Over 169 : 426/7
4 Runs
  • 0168.1
  • 0168.2
  • 2168.3
  • 0168.4
  • 2168.5
  • 0168.6
M. Rizwan
91 (167)
N. Ali
0 (12)
M. Swepson
53-8-152-0
168.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
DROPPED! Usman Khawaja what have you done? Loopy ball outside off, Rizwan reaches out for it and looks to drive but he chips it in the air to mid off and Khawaja doesn't get his hand underneath it but he spills that one in the end. Straight in and straight out but Usman Khawaja makes a meal out of it. What a twist that would have been had he grabbed it!
168.5
2
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
A full toss again, on the pads. Mohammad Rizwan kneels and sweeps it to deep square leg. It squirts past Lyon as the bal spins away and they scamper through for a brace.
168.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on leg, Mohammad Rizwan gets forward and clips it but the silly mid on fielder does well to stop it.
168.3
2
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
A low full toss, on the pads. Mohammad Rizwan gets that away as he works it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.
168.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and spraying down leg, Mohammad Rizwan goes for the hard sweep this time but misses.
168.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Short and sliding down leg, Mohammad Rizwan kicks it away with his pads.
End Of The Over 168 : 422/7
0 Runs
  • 0167.1
  • 0167.2
  • 0167.3
  • 0167.4
  • 0167.5
  • 0167.6
N. Ali
0 (12)
M. Rizwan
87 (161)
N. Lyon
54-20-103-4
167.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Quicker delivery, on middle. Nauman Ali gets right behind the ball and defends it from the crease.
167.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Full and on off, defended out again.
167.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Tossed up, on off. Ali presses forward and blocks it out. Nauman Ali is doing very well here.
167.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Short and on off, Ali goes back and blocks.
167.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Outside off, turning away. Ali lunges forward and keeps it out.
167.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Drops it short, on off. Nauman Ali defends it off the back foot.
End Of The Over 167 : 422/7
6 Runs
  • 6166.1
  • 0166.2
  • 0166.3
  • 0166.4
  • 0166.5
  • 0166.6
M. Rizwan
87 (161)
N. Ali
0 (6)
M. Swepson
52-8-148-0
166.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Loopy ball, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan chips it uppishly to mid off. Nauman Ali back on strike. 5 overs left and 3 wickets to win for Australia!
166.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Shortish, on middle and leg, keeps low as well. Mohammad Rizwan goes deep and whips it to mid-wicket.
166.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and outside off, pushed to silly point.
166.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Sliding in on leg, Mohammad Rizwan tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
166.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, on off. Mohammad Rizwan keeps it out. Defends it back to the bowler.
166.1
6
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
SIX! That's a freebie! A full toss down leg, Mohammad Rizwan gets low and picks it up. He hammers it to deep square leg. Goes off the top edge but still goes the distance. He moves to 87!
End Of The Over 166 : 416/7
0 Runs
  • 0165.1
  • 0165.2
  • 0165.3
  • 0165.4
  • 0165.5
  • 0165.6
N. Ali
0 (6)
M. Rizwan
81 (155)
N. Lyon
53-19-103-4
165.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Nauman Ali does well to defend this over. Presses forward to this last ball of the over and keeps it out.
165.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Slower through the air, drifting on middle. Nauman Ali looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. Mild appeal for an lbw but not given.
165.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Floats it up, on middle. Ali keeps that one out.
165.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Quicker delivery at 94.5 kph. Nauman Ali blocks it out.
165.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Tossed up, on off. Ali keeps it out to the off side.
165.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Nauman Ali presses forward and blocks it out.
End Of The Over 165 : 416/7
2 Runs
  • 0164.1
  • 2164.2
  • 0164.3
  • 0164.4
  • 0164.5
  • 0164.6
M. Rizwan
81 (155)
N. Ali
0 (0)
M. Swepson
51-8-142-0
164.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on off, driven straight towards short cover and Rizwan cannot take the single to retain the strike.
164.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Ooh, a bit of turn and that could have been it! Around off, the ball just stops in the pitch a bit and Mohammad Rizwan ends up getting a leading edge which falls safe around the cover region.
164.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Swepson goes quicker and fuller. Rizwan manages to keep it out.
164.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Slower through the air, drifted onto the pads. Rizwan defends it out.
164.2
2
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
The call is for two and they get it with ease. On off and skidding through. Rizwan rocks back and works it through extra cover, into the deep for a brace.
164.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, full and on middle. Rizwan jams it back towards the bowler.
Nauman Ali walks out to bat. Mitchell Swepson comes back into the attack as well. The equation - 8 overs | 3 wickets.
End Of The Over 164 : 414/7
8 Runs
  • 0163.1
  • 4163.2
  • 4163.3
  • 0163.4
  • 0163.5
  • W163.6
S. Khan
9 (10)
M. Rizwan
79 (149)
N. Lyon
52-18-103-4
163.6
W
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Steven Smith with another catch at first slip and Nathan Lyon has his fourth wicket! This match has just got way too interesting in the last few minutes and it's the visitors who are firmly in control now. Lyon pushes it through quicker and around off. Sajid Khan gets caught on the crease and goes on the back foot. Khan pushes at it with hard hands and with an angled bat. The ball goes off the outside edge and Smith takes another sharp catch. Australia need 3 wickets to win now with 8 overs still remaining in the day.
163.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Tossed up, outside off. Khan pushes it away onto the off side.
163.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Fuller ball, close to the off stump. Khan blocks it out.
163.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries and this game just keeps on getting more and more bizarre. On off, Khan with an uppish push past silly mid off and the timing is too good. The ball races away into the fence.
163.2
4
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
FOUR! Sajid Khan having a bit of fun out there. Tossed up on off, Khan goes down on one knee and slogs it away into the mid-wicket fence.
163.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Flatter, around off. Khan goes back and across and keeps it down towards point.
End Of The Over 163 : 406/6
8 Runs
  • 0162.1
  • 4162.2
  • 0162.3
  • 0162.4
  • 4162.5
  • 0162.6
M. Rizwan
79 (149)
S. Khan
1 (4)
P. Cummins
26-6-75-2
162.6
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Cummins bowls this one really short and wide. Rizwan goes chasing after it but misses.
162.5
4
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! This is banged in short on off. Fast hands from Mohammad Rizwan as he gets right on top of the bounce and muscles it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
162.4
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Slanted into middle and leg, keeping a bit low. Rizwan defends it towards short mid-wicket.
162.3
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Around off, this is blocked out towards covers.
162.2
4
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Wow! Pitched up, on of. Mohammad Rizwan with a beautiful cover drive through the infield and the ball races away to the fence.
162.1
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Good-length on off. Rizwan taps it back onto the deck.
End Of The Over 162 : 398/6
2 Runs
  • 0161.1
  • 1161.2
  • 0161.3
  • 0161.4
  • 1161.5
  • 0161.6
S. Khan
1 (4)
M. Rizwan
71 (143)
N. Lyon
51-18-95-3
161.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Flighted this time, on middle. Sajid Khan stays solid in defense.
161.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Shorter this time, Rizwan pushes it through covers off the back foot and picks up a single.
161.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Drifted onto the pads, Rizwan goes on the back foot and keeps it out on the leg side.
161.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
On off, Rizwan leans in to defend.
161.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Excellent shot but just for a single. Full and outside off, driven nicely through covers and the ball just doesn't have the legs to reach the ropes. It shouldn't have been an easy three but Sajid Khan pulled up a bit and they could get only one.
161.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
On a length, around off and turning back in. Khan dabs it down to short leg.
Well, Lyon will continue with the new ball!
End Of The Over 161 : 396/6
4 Runs
  • 0160.1
  • 0160.2
  • 0160.3
  • 0160.4
  • 4160.5
  • 0160.6
M. Rizwan
70 (140)
S. Khan
0 (1)
M. Starc
21-6-58-0
160.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Rizwan
Pitched up on middle and at 144.5 clicks. Rizwan pushes it firmly back towards the bowler who does well to get a hand on it. Dot to end and Rizwan fails to retain the strike.
160.5
4
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Full again, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan leans in and thrashes it through covers for a glorious boundary.
160.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and straight, searching for the inswinging yorker. Mohammad Rizwan does well to jam it out.
160.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Rizwan
Pitched up, on off. Rizwan defends it out.
160.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Rizwan
Back of a length, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan lifts his bat and lets it go.
160.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Rizwan
The third new ball is available and Australia waste no time to take it. Mitchell Starc steams in with the new ball and bowls an inswinging yorker, on middle. Mohammad Rizwan pushes it to mid off.
End Of The Over 160 : 392/6
0 Runs
  • 0159.1
  • 0159.2
  • 0159.3
  • W159.4
  • W159.5
  • 0159.6
S. Khan
0 (1)
M. Rizwan
66 (134)
N. Lyon
50-18-93-3
159.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
No hat-trick for Nathan Lyon but he has done his job and Australian players are all re-energized now. Lyon drags the length short and Sajid hangs back to keep it out. The third new ball is now due. Will Cummins take it straightaway?
159.5
W
Nathan Lyon To Faheem Ashraf OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! What is happening out there? Is there a late twist in the tale? Nathan Lyon has been toiling away for about 50 odd overs and finally, he has his say in this Test match. Lyon drifts it into the pads, the ball turns away a bit after pitching. Faheem Ashraf looks to defend it with an angled bat and the ball goes off the outside edge towards first slip. Steven Smith takes a really good low catch and the visitors will now believe. Lyon is on a hat-trick and Sajid Khan is the new man in.
Faheem Ashraf is the new man in. Well, at this one point one might have thought the teams would shake hands but the rule states that the teams have to play a minimum of 75 overs or till 5.30 pm IST (12 pm GMT). 75 overs are done but there's still around 15 minutes left for STUMPS to be called that is if the teams agree.
159.4
W
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Nathan Lyon gets the better of Babar Azam! A high-class innings comes to an end. Babar Azam walks off with just 4 runs short of his double ton. Would have been an elusive double hundred but wasn't to be. Heartbreak for him, heartbreak for the fans and the Karachi crowd is stunned. They are up on their feet and give him a huge applause which he deserves. Coming to the ball, it was a loopy delivery from Lyon, on off. Babar Azam pressed forward and tried to defend. Got an inside edge onto the pad and the ball lobbed in the air towards short leg where Marnus Labuschagne took it with both hands. Is that the opening Australia were looking for? Mind you that the new ball is around the corner.
159.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tossed up, outside off. Azam defends it to short leg.
159.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Short and outside off, Babar Azam cuts it to point.
159.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tossed up, outside off. Babar Azam presses forward and blocks.
End Of The Over 159 : 392/4
10 Runs
  • 0158.1
  • 2158.2
  • 1158.3
  • 4158.4
  • 1158.5
  • 2158.6
M. Rizwan
66 (134)
B. Azam
196 (421)
M. Swepson
50-8-140-0
158.6
2
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Loopy ball, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan cuts it away to deep point and comes back for the second. Babar Azam will face the next over.
158.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Another short ball, outside off. Babar Azam slaps it to sweeper cover for a single.
158.4
4
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
FOUR! The crowd is chanting Babar, Babar and he hits a boundary! Short from Swepson, on off. Babar Azam rocks back and smashes it through covers. Hits it in the gap and the ball races away to the fence. He moves to 195!
158.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Outside off, Mohammad Rizwan plays it very late to short third man for a run.
158.2
2
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Drifting on the pads, Rizwan clears his front leg and tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.
158.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Flighted delivery, on middle. Mohammad Rizwan plays it to mid on.
End Of The Over 158 : 382/4
0 Runs
  • 0157.1
  • 0157.2
  • 0157.3
  • 0157.4
  • 0157.5
  • 0157.6
B. Azam
191 (419)
M. Rizwan
61 (130)
C. Green
15-4-32-1
157.6
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Short and banged it into the track, that barely got up but Babar decides to duck under it, strays it down the leg side.
157.5
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Green comes 'round the wicket now and bowls a length ball, on middle. Babar Azam stays back to defend. Gets an inside edge and the ball rolls to backward square leg. He starts running for a single but is sent back by Mohammad Rizwan. Babar Azam wouldn't want to get run out that too when he is so near to his double hundred.
157.4
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Short of a length, down leg, Azam lets that one through as well.
157.3
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Short of a length, on middle. Babar Azam swivels and tucks it to short leg.
157.2
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Short again angling down leg, Babar Azam watches it closely and shoulders arms.
157.1
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Short ball, on off. Babar Azam sways away from the line and lets it sail through.
As the clock ticks past 5 pm IST (11.30 am GMT), umpire Aleem Dar signals the start of the final hour of play. We might not be far away from the end of the Test match now.
End Of The Over 157 : 382/4
0 Runs
  • 0156.1
  • 0156.2
  • 0156.3
  • 0156.4
  • 0156.5
  • 0156.6
M. Rizwan
61 (130)
B. Azam
191 (413)
N. Lyon
49-17-93-1
156.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan smothers it back by lunging forward.
156.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Flighted delivery, on middle. Mohammad Rizwan blocks.
156.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Spinning in from outside off, Rizwan is right behind the line to defend.
156.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Loopy ball, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan gets behind the line and then shoulders arms. The ball hits his pads and flies over Steven Smith at first slip. The ball rolls to third man but the batters decide not to run.
156.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
On middle, Mohammad Rizwan makes room and punches it towards covers.
156.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and outside off, Mohammad Rizwan goes for the drive but miscues it. The ball hits the cue end of the bat.
End Of The Over 156 : 382/4
2 Runs
  • 0155.1
  • 0155.2
  • 1 WD155.3
  • 0155.3
  • 0155.4
  • 1155.5
  • 0155.6
B. Azam
191 (413)
M. Rizwan
61 (124)
C. Green
14-3-32-1
155.6
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Full and on off, Babar Azam digs it out from the crease.
155.5
1
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of a length, on off. Mohammad Rizwan chops it to deep backward point for a single.
155.4
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Another short delivery, on leg. Mohammad Rizwan ducks once again. Aleem Dar signals two for the over..
155.3
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Another bumper, on middle. Mohammad Rizwan sits under it.
155.3
wd
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
WIDE! Too short and down leg, Mohammad Rizwan does not bother to play at it. Wide called for height.
155.2
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
A bouncer, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan ducks under it.
155.1
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Short ball, on middle. Mohammad Rizwan pulls it along the carper but the ball hits Travis Head at short leg.
Given the fact that the required rate is well above 6 runs an over, it looks highly unlikely that Pakistan will in reality be able to chase the target down. The visitors too need 6 more wickets to win which seems a difficult task in itself with two set batters out there. At the end of the 157th over, drinks will be taken and the final hour of the Test match will begin. At that point, the two captains can decide to shake hands and call it a day but Pakistan might not do that, atleast not until their skipper reaches his double-ton. Pat Cummins though might be keen on calling it a day as he wouldn't to further tire his side with the next Test match coming up in just 4 days.
End Of The Over 155 : 380/4
1 Runs
  • 1154.1
  • 0154.2
  • 0154.3
  • 0154.4
  • 0154.5
  • 0154.6
B. Azam
191 (412)
M. Rizwan
60 (119)
N. Lyon
48-16-93-1
154.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Loopy ball, on off. Azam with a front foot defence.
154.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Floats it up, on middle. Babar Azam manages to bring his bat down in time as that kept really low.
154.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Quicker, outside off, at 88.2 kph. Babar Azam meets it with a dead bat.
154.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tossed up, outside off. Babar Azam is very solid in his defence.
154.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Shorter, outside off. Azam knocks it in front of cover.
154.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and outside off, Mohammad Rizwan eases it to long on for a run.
End Of The Over 154 : 379/4
3 Runs
  • 1153.1
  • 0153.2
  • 1153.3
  • 0153.4
  • 1153.5
  • 0153.6
B. Azam
191 (407)
M. Rizwan
59 (118)
M. Swepson
49-8-130-0
153.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Very full, on off. Babar Azam jams it out back to the bowler.
153.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
A googly, on middle. Worked to deep mid-wicket for one.
153.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Floats it up, on leg. Mohammad Rizwan keeps it out.
153.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On the pads, worked to mid on for a run.
153.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Flatter, on middle. Blocked.
153.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Quicker and sliding on, Mohammad Rizwan knocks it towards covers for a single. 100-run stand comes up between these two!
End Of The Over 153 : 376/4
1 Runs
  • 1152.1
  • 0152.2
  • 0152.3
  • 0152.4
  • 0152.5
  • 0152.6
B. Azam
190 (404)
M. Rizwan
57 (115)
N. Lyon
47-16-91-1
152.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Full and on off, blocked.
152.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Full and on off, kept out.
152.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Floats it up, on off, extra bounce on that one. Azam stays solid in defence.
152.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Slower through the air, on off. Blocked out.
152.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tossed up, outside off. Babar Azam gets behind the line and blocks.
152.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Loopy ball, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan lunges forward and knocks it towards covers for a single.
End Of The Over 152 : 375/4
3 Runs
  • 1151.1
  • 0151.2
  • 1151.3
  • 0151.4
  • 1151.5
  • 0151.6
B. Azam
190 (399)
M. Rizwan
56 (114)
M. Swepson
48-8-127-0
151.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full and on off, kept out. 20 overs left and Pakistan need 131 runs. Will Pakistan pull a trigger and turn on the T20 mode?
151.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Flighted delivery, full, on middle. Mohammad Rizwan comfortably sweeps it to deep square leg. He rotates the strike.
151.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Little bit short, outside off. Rizwan smacks it to mid off.
151.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Shortish, on off. Azam works it to wide of mid-wicket for a run.
151.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Loopy, on middle. Azam keeps it out with a dead bat.
151.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Pitching it outside leg, Mohammad Rizwan is so good with the sweep shot. Sweeps it well to deep square leg for a single.
Drinks! Well, no one was expecting this. Everyone thought that the Aussies will press the issue in the final session in order to get a grip on the match but both Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam came out with intent and took on the spinners. There are still 21 overs left to play and Pakistan need 134 runs more to win. They could now approach this as a T20 game with two set batters out there. This though will come with risks and Australia might get a few chances. The pendulum has definitely shifted and the visitors might have to settle for a draw at the best or else they might end up letting the match slip out of their grasp completely.
End Of The Over 151 : 372/4
3 Runs
  • 0150.1
  • 0150.2
  • 1150.3
  • 1150.4
  • 1150.5
  • 0150.6
B. Azam
189 (396)
M. Rizwan
54 (111)
N. Lyon
46-16-91-1
150.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tossed up, on off. Azam with a solid front foot defence.
150.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Full again, outside off. Rizwan drills it down the ground to long on and crosses ends.
150.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Full and outside off, eased down to long on for one.
150.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Spinning in from outside off, Mohammad Rizwan plays it to long on for a run.
150.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on off, Mohammad Rizwan steps out and yorks himself. Nudges it to mid-wicket.
150.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Floats it up, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan goes for the sweep but gets struck on the pads.
End Of The Over 150 : 369/4
9 Runs
  • 2149.1
  • 0149.2
  • 4149.3
  • 0149.4
  • 2149.5
  • 1149.6
M. Rizwan
52 (107)
B. Azam
188 (394)
P. Cummins
25-6-67-2
149.6
1
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Back of a length, on off. Rizwan punches it off the back foot through covers for a run.
149.5
2
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Banged in short on middle. Mohammad Rizwan pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple more and that brings up his fifty. Brilliant knock so far and can he now do the unthinkable?
149.4
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and wide, Rizwan defends it out.
149.3
4
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Short ball, down the leg side. Rizwan gets in position quickly and pulls it hard and low into the backward square leg fence. He moves on to 49 now.
149.2
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Straight into the body of Travis Head at short leg. On middle, Rizwan flicks it straight to short leg.
149.1
2
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Fullish ball, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan is pushed back on the back foot and edges it down towards third man for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 149 : 360/4
0 Runs
  • 0148.1
  • 0148.2
  • 0148.3
  • 0148.4
  • 0148.5
  • 0148.6
B. Azam
188 (394)
M. Rizwan
43 (101)
N. Lyon
45-16-88-1
148.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Slowed up, around off. Azam pushes it out towards covers.
148.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On off and turning in. Blocked out.
148.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Edged but safe! Outside off and this one turn, Azam looks to play for the turn but the ball catches the outside edge and lands well in front of Smith at first slip.
148.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On middle, worked away on the leg side.
148.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
T7urning in from outside off and there's a bit of an extra bounce. Azam hops back and keeps it down to short leg.
148.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flighted, around off. Babar Azam defends it out with soft hands.
End Of The Over 148 : 360/4
2 Runs
  • 1147.1
  • 0147.2
  • 0147.3
  • 0147.4
  • 1147.5
  • 0147.6
M. Rizwan
43 (101)
B. Azam
188 (388)
P. Cummins
24-6-58-2
147.6
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Fullish ball, outside off. Rizwan hangs back and kee[ps it out on the off side.
147.5
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Around off, Azam plays away from the body and steers it to deep point for a run.
147.4
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
This is banged in halfway down the track and down the leg side. Azam leaves it alone and Carey does well to dive forward as the ball dies on him.
147.3
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Full again, trying to skid one through on off. Azam hangs back and drives it towards mid on.
147.2
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Pitched up on middle. Azam presents a dead bat at it.
147.1
1
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Shorter and on the body. Rizwan shuffles across and looks to pull but gloves it away to fine leg for a single.
End Of The Over 147 : 358/4
1 Runs
  • 1146.1
  • 0146.2
  • 0146.3
  • 0146.4
  • 0146.5
  • 0146.6
B. Azam
187 (384)
M. Rizwan
42 (99)
M. Swepson
47-8-124-0
146.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On off, pushed away onto the off side.
146.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Turning into the batter from outside leg and Azam looks to pad it away. He misses but gets hit on the back leg.
146.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On leg stump, Azam works it towards square leg.
146.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full again, around leg stump. Azam gets his pads in the way.
146.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Down the leg side again, fuller and Azam pads it away.
146.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Down the leg side, swept away to fine leg for a single.
End Of The Over 146 : 357/4
8 Runs
  • 1145.1
  • 2145.2
  • 1145.3
  • 0145.4
  • 4145.5
  • 0145.6
B. Azam
187 (379)
M. Rizwan
41 (98)
N. Lyon
44-15-88-1
145.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Close to the off pole, Azam blocks it out.
145.5
4
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
FOUR! It is there to hit and Babar Azam doesn't miss out. Floated up, outside off. Azam stands tall and crunches it through extra cover for a glorious boundary. Less than 150 required now to win. This is now the highest ever score by a Test captain in the fourth innings of a Test match.
145.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Slowed up a bit, on off. Babar defends it out.
145.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Around off, wristed through square leg for one more.
145.2
2
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up well outside off. Mohammad Rizwan gets low and drags the sweep shot towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
145.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Slower through the air and flighted outside off. Babar Azam uses his feet and eases it down to long on for a run.
End Of The Over 145 : 349/4
3 Runs
  • 1144.1
  • 2144.2
  • 0144.3
  • 0144.4
  • 0144.5
  • 0144.6
M. Rizwan
38 (96)
B. Azam
182 (375)
M. Swepson
46-8-123-0
144.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
On off, pushed towards mid off.
144.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Down the leg side and turning back into the batter. Rizwan looks to sweep it fine but misses and gets hit on the pads.
144.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Flatter, on off. Rizwan punches it off the back foot towards mid off.
144.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
On off. Blocked.
144.2
2
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Another full toss from Swepson, on leg stump. Mohammad Rizwan brooms it away past the fielder at short leg for a couple of runs.
144.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Tossed up, on off. Azam caresses it along with the spin towards deep cover for a single.
End Of The Over 144 : 346/4
0 Runs
  • 0143.1
  • 0143.2
  • 0143.3
  • 0143.4
  • 0143.5
  • 0143.6
M. Rizwan
36 (91)
B. Azam
181 (374)
N. Lyon
43-15-80-1
143.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
This is flighted and pushed wider. Mohammad Rizwan goes chasing after it and gets a bottom edge down to short third man. Maiden over for Nathan Lyon.
143.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Shorter and outside off, turning in a long way. Rizwan works it to short leg.
143.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
On off, Rizwan defend sit off the front foot.
143.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
And again! Around off, cut away towards point off the back foot.
143.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Flatter this time, around off. This is cut away towards backward point.
143.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Turning in from well outside off. Rizwan taps it to silly point.
End Of The Over 143 : 346/4
8 Runs
  • 4142.1
  • 1142.2
  • 1 WD142.3
  • 1142.3
  • 0142.4
  • 0142.5
  • 1142.6
M. Rizwan
36 (85)
B. Azam
181 (374)
M. Swepson
45-8-120-0
142.6
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
This is down the leg side, Rizwan sweeps it behind square on the leg side and picks up a single.
142.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Full, on off and driven towards the cover region.
142.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
What even was that? This is a full toss, down the leg side. Mohammad Rizwan this time gets his left pad onto the ball while falling over a bit.
142.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Shorter one, around leg. Azam goes on the back foot to work it through square leg for one.
142.3
wd
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
WIDE! Tossed up, well outside the leg stump. Azam leaves it alone and a wide is called.
142.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Quicker one, on the pads. Rizwan dabs it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
142.1
4
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Crunched! Swepson comes 'round the wicket and sets up the field for the sweep shot. This is spilled down the leg side. Rizwan takes it on and paddles it with disdain into the fine leg fence.
End Of The Over 142 : 338/4
2 Runs
  • 1141.1
  • 0141.2
  • 0141.3
  • 1141.4
  • 0141.5
  • 0141.6
B. Azam
180 (373)
M. Rizwan
30 (80)
N. Lyon
42-14-80-1
141.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On off. Kept out by Babar.
141.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Ooh, a bit of bite there! Tossed up on a length and well outside off. The ball hits a rough patch and turns and bounces sharply. Babar is taken by surprise but manages to keep it down.
141.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Shorter and spinning into leg. Rizwan rocks back, makes a bit of room and works it to deep square leg for a run.
141.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Flighted, around off and turning in. Rizwan hops back to defend.
141.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Around off. Blocked.
141.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter delivery, outside off. Babar edges it down towards backward point with soft hands and picks up a single.
End Of The Over 141 : 336/4
4 Runs
  • 1140.1
  • 1140.2
  • 0140.3
  • 2140.4
  • 0140.5
  • 0140.6
M. Rizwan
29 (77)
B. Azam
179 (371)
M. Swepson
44-8-112-0
140.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Floated up, on off. Rizwan presses forward to defend.
140.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, well outside off. Rizwan drives it towards wide mid off.
140.4
2
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Two is the call and they get it with ease. Slightly shorter on middle. Mohammad Rizwan works it off the back foot through mid-wicket for a brace.
140.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Nicely bowled! Fuller, close to the off pole and turning away. Rizwan makes a watchful leave.
140.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle and leg, Azam strides out and nudges it past short leg for one more.
140.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Drifted on the pads, this is clipped away through square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 140 : 332/4
1 Runs
  • 0139.1
  • 0139.2
  • 0139.3
  • 0139.4
  • 0139.5
  • 1139.6
M. Rizwan
26 (72)
B. Azam
178 (369)
N. Lyon
41-14-78-1
139.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Flighted delivery, on off. Mohammad Rizwan works it to mid-wicket for a quick single.
139.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
On middle, kept out.
139.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Flatter and quicker, on off. Rizwan rocks back and defends.
139.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Full again, outside off. Blocked out.
139.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Floats it up, on off. Defended back to the bowler.
139.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on off, played straight to mid on.
End Of The Over 139 : 331/4
1 Runs
  • 0138.1
  • 0138.2
  • 0138.3
  • 0138.4
  • 0138.5
  • 1138.6
M. Rizwan
25 (66)
B. Azam
178 (369)
M. Swepson
43-8-108-0
138.6
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
That keeps low! Flatter, on middle, keeps really low. Mohammad Rizwan stays back and smacks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
138.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on off, Mohammad Rizwan prods and drives it towards covers.
138.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, outside off. Rizwan pushes it to point.
138.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Shortish, on off. Punched towards covers.
138.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
138.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Slower through the air, outside off, keeps low. Mohammad Rizwan pushes it to the off side.
End Of The Over 138 : 330/4
10 Runs
  • 0137.1
  • 6137.2
  • 0137.3
  • 0137.4
  • 0137.5
  • 4137.6
B. Azam
178 (369)
M. Rizwan
24 (60)
N. Lyon
40-14-77-1
137.6
4
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
FOUR! More runs! Floats it up, on leg, Babar Azam rocks back and glances it with soft hands to fine leg for a boundary. 20 runs have come in the last two overs. Pakistan have up the ante after Tea interval.
137.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Extra bounce! Tossed up, on middle, Babar Azam tucks it on the leg side. Came off the gloves.
137.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Drifiting in, on middle. Babar Azam blocks it out off the back foot.
137.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Outside off, Babar Azam lunges and blocks.
137.2
6
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
SIX! Takes the aerial route now! Are Pakistan going for a win? Loopy ball, outside off, Babar Azam shimmies down the track and tonks it over the bowler's head for a maximum.
137.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter, on off. Azam is watchful in his defence.
Nathan Lyon to partner Mitchell Swepson from the opposite end. He's picked up one wicket for 67 runs in 39 overs so far.
End Of The Over 137 : 320/4
10 Runs
  • 0136.1
  • 0136.2
  • 0136.3
  • 4136.4
  • 4136.5
  • 2136.6
M. Rizwan
24 (60)
B. Azam
168 (363)
M. Swepson
42-8-107-0
136.6
2
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
On the pads this time, Mohammad Rizwan clips it behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs. Good start for Pakistan post-Tea.
136.5
4
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Two in a row! A full toss, on off, Mohammad Rizwan picks it early and smashes it to deep mid-wicket again to collect another boundary.
136.4
4
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Drags it short and on middle, Mohammad Rizwan is not going to miss out on those. He hangs back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
136.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on off, Mohammad Rizwan presses forward and pushes it back to the bowler.
136.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, spinning away from middle. Mohammad Rizwan manages to block it out.
136.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Floats it up, on middle. Mohammad Rizwan keeps it out.
We are back for the final session of this engrossing Test match! The players are out in the middle and the Pakistani batters Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam take guard. Mitchell Swepson to continue with his leg spin after the break. 36 overs, 196 runs and 6 wickets, that's the equation. Let's go...
... Day 5, Final Session ...
Session Summary - 26 overs, 56 runs, 1 wicket. The wicket of Abdullah Shafique right on the cusp of Lunch opened the gates for Australia and post-Lunch, Fawad Alam did put up a small fight but Pat Cummins bowled his heart out and he got his man. Babar Azam has looked strong as ever and surpassed 150 in the process while Rizwan has come out positive and is showing good support. Both the batters have survived a handful of close shaves but what is important for Pakistan is that they are still at the crease. The pressure is still on Pakistan to survive till the end of the day's play. The equation now -  196 runs | 36 overs | 6 wickets. Australia's hustle to get a breakthrough and Pakistan's resistance on such a pitch is only making things spicier. A Pakistan win is out of the question now but the other two are still on the cards. Which will it be? Join us at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT) for the final session to find out.
End Of The Over 136 : 310/4
0 Runs
  • 0135.1
  • 0135.2
  • 0135.3
  • 0135.4
  • 0135.5
  • 0135.6
B. Azam
168 (363)
M. Rizwan
14 (54)
N. Lyon
39-14-67-1
135.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
This is a bit shorter and spinning down leg. Babar Azam just dabs it down past short leg and that will be Tea on Day 5!
135.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On a length, around off. Azam keeps it out on the off side.
135.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Just short again! This is pushed through on middle. Babar Azam just plays a gentle defensive shot but Marnus Labuschagne is really close in at short leg and the ball lands just in front of him.
135.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On middle. Kept out.
135.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Just short! This is flighted on a length and around middle and leg. The ball bounces a bit and as Azam looks to tuck it 'round the corner but gets an inside edge onto the pads and ball falls short of silly mid on.
135.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On middle. Blocked out.
Last over before Tea coming up... Nathan Lyon to bowl.
End Of The Over 135 : 310/4
1 Runs
  • 0134.1
  • 1134.2
  • 0134.3
  • 0134.4
  • 0134.5
  • 0134.6
M. Rizwan
14 (54)
B. Azam
168 (357)
M. Swepson
41-8-97-0
134.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Beaten! Quicker one, at 93 clicks and this is pushed through close to the off stump. Mohammad Rizwan rocks back to cut but the ball zips past the outside edge.
134.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
A bit quicker again, on off and asking the batter to drive. Rizwan does so but along the ground.
134.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Nicely slowed up again, on middle. Rizwan pushes it towards mid on.
134.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
On middle and leg, worked away leg side.
134.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Quicker and flatter, on off. Babar Azam hops onto the back foot and punches it through covers for a single.
134.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Ripper of a delivery from Swepson! Tossed up, on a nagging length and on off. The ball grips and turns away sharply. Azam gets pushed onto the back foot and gets beaten past the outside edge.
End Of The Over 134 : 309/4
5 Runs
  • 1133.1
  • 0133.2
  • 0133.3
  • 0133.4
  • 4133.5
  • 0133.6
M. Rizwan
14 (50)
B. Azam
167 (355)
M. Starc
20-6-54-0
133.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller in length, on off. Kept out.
133.5
4
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Starc looks for the dream delivery, angled into the pads looking to bring it away but ends up serving a half-volley. Mohammad Rizwan flicks it through mid-wicket and picks up a boundary. Less than 200 required now for Pakistan to win.
133.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Rizwan
Good-length ball over off. This is bowled at 140.5 clicks and Rizwan gets right behind the line to make the block.
133.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Rizwan
Length this time, slanting in from outside off. Rizwan stays on his toes and makes the block.
133.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Rizwan
This is angled into the off stump. Rizwan keeps it out.
133.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Fullish ball, outside off. Babar Azam hangs back and pushes it out towards cover-point for an easy single.
End Of The Over 133 : 304/4
5 Runs
  • 4132.1
  • 1132.2
  • 0132.3
  • 0132.4
  • 0132.5
  • 0132.6
M. Rizwan
10 (45)
B. Azam
166 (354)
M. Swepson
40-8-96-0
132.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
On off, pushed back towards the bowler.
132.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller this time, around off. Rizwan drives it gently past silly point.
132.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
On middle. Blocked.
Australia have taken a review for an LBW. UltraEdge shows therre is a flat line as the ball passes the bat. Ball Tracking says that the ball is pitching in line, the impact is umpire's call and hence, the original decision will stand. Australia retain their review though.
132.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
NOT OUT! Australia get close once again but yet again it's umpire's call only. Mitchell Swepson sees Mohammad Rizwan advancing and tries to skid one through. The ball lands on middle and goes on with the angle. Rizwan pads it away and there is a huge appeal from the visitors. The umpire remains unmoved and it is reviewed. UltraEdge shows there's no spike and Ball Tracker shows the wickets are hitting but the impact is umpire's call (more than 3 meters down the track) and Rizwan lives on.
132.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
A bit shorter, around middle and leg. This is worked through mid-wicket for a single.
132.1
4
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
FOUR! After a couple of close shaves in the previous Swrpson over, Babar Azam decides to take him on. Tossed up, on off. Azam steps down the track and drives it straight back past the bowler for a glorious boundary. The 300 is now up for Pakistan.
End Of The Over 132 : 299/4
0 Runs
  • 0131.1
  • 0131.2
  • 0131.3
  • 0131.4
  • 0131.5
  • 0131.6
M. Rizwan
10 (41)
B. Azam
161 (352)
N. Lyon
38-13-67-1
131.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Close to the off stump. Blocked.
131.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Flighted, on a length and turning in. Mohammad Rizwan goes back and across to flick it leg side.
131.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
On middle, eased down to mid on.
131.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
A bit wider of off stump now and Rizwan puts a stride forward to defend.
131.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Lyon pulls back the length and bowls it on off. Rizwan defends it off the back foot.
131.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Flighted, full and around off. Blocked out.
End Of The Over 131 : 299/4
0 Runs
  • 0130.1
  • 0130.2
  • 0130.3
  • 0130.4
  • 0130.5
  • 0130.6
B. Azam
161 (352)
M. Rizwan
10 (35)
M. Swepson
39-8-91-0
130.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On off, pushed wide of silly point.
130.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Another chance, now on the other side. Fuller, on middle and Azam nudges it the right of short leg where the fielder once again sticks out a right hand but this is a lot more difficult than the previous one. Babar Azam hanging on the edge here.
130.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Dropped! This could be a huge moment in the match. Tossed up, on off. Babar Azam pushes at it but hits it uppishly to the right of Travis Head at silly point. He sticks out a right hand but is unable to hold on. Sharp chance but Head should have grabbed it.
130.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
This is bowled a touch quicker and attacking the pads. Azam fends it away.
130.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On off. Defended off the front foot.
130.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Tossed up, full and on middle. Azam punches it firmly towards mid off.
End Of The Over 130 : 299/4
0 Runs
  • 0129.1
  • 0129.2
  • 0129.3
  • 0129.4
  • 0129.5
  • 0129.6
M. Rizwan
10 (35)
B. Azam
161 (346)
N. Lyon
37-12-67-1
129.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Turning into the pads, this is flicked towards square leg.
129.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Nicely bowled! Lyon slows it up and bowls it on off. The ball turns in a bit more and stays low as well. Rizwan does well to keep it out.
129.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Darted into off. Rizwan makes another solid block.
129.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Flatter this time, turning into off. Mohammad Rizwan goes on the back foot to keep this one out.
129.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
And again! Around off, Rizwan presses forward to defend.
129.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
A bit quicker and fuller, around off. Rizwan strides out to defend.
End Of The Over 129 : 299/4
2 Runs
  • 0128.1
  • 1128.2
  • 1128.3
  • 0128.4
  • 0128.5
  • 0128.6
B. Azam
161 (346)
M. Rizwan
10 (29)
M. Swepson
38-7-91-0
128.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Here comes the wrong 'un. This is on off and turning in. Babar Azam picks it out early and makes the block.
128.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle, solidly defended off the front foot by Azam.
128.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Flatter delivery, close to the off pole. Azam punches it out to cover-point.
128.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Nice drift again, on the pads. Rizwan nudges it through square leg for a run.
128.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
A touch shorter, on middle and leg. Azam goes deep in his crease to work it through mid-wicket for a single.
128.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle. Blocked out.
End Of The Over 128 : 297/4
7 Runs
  • 0127.1
  • 0127.2
  • 4127.3
  • 0127.4
  • 0127.5
  • 3127.6
B. Azam
160 (341)
M. Rizwan
9 (28)
N. Lyon
36-11-67-1
127.6
3
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter delivery, this is spilled down the leg side. Babar Azam shuffles a bit and tickles it really fine. David Warner chases it down from short fine leg and puts in the dive to stop the boundary. Three taken.
127.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Around off. Blocked.
127.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
NOT OUT! Close but not close enough for Nathan Lyon and Australia. This is flighted around off and Babar Azam puts a big stride forward looking to defend. The ball turns in and Azam misses. He gets rapped on the pads and Lyon seems certain. Aleem Dar shakes his head and Pat Cummins has reviewed it. UltraEdge confirms that there's no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that the impact is in line but the ball is just clipping the leg stump. Azam survives on umpire's call.
127.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
FOUR! Babar Azam gets a bit aggressive and takes Nathan Lyon on. Tossed up, around off. Azam skips down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball before lifting it well over wide mid on for a boundary.
127.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Quicker one, around off. Azam blocks it out.
127.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On off and turning in. Azam nudges it on the leg side.
End Of The Over 127 : 290/4
1 Runs
  • 0126.1
  • 0126.2
  • 0126.3
  • 1126.4
  • 0126.5
  • 0126.6
M. Rizwan
9 (28)
B. Azam
153 (335)
M. Swepson
37-7-89-0
126.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Beaten! On off, this one grips and turns sharply. Rizwan tries to defend with a straight bat but is comprehensively beaten.
126.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Peach! Mitchell Swepson puts a lot more revs on the ball and gets it to drift towards leg stump. The ball pitches and turns away sharply as Mohammad Rizwan is unable to get a stride forward. The ball goes off the outside edge and lands a bit short and wide of Steven Smith at first slip.
126.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Nicely flighted, around off. Babar Azam strokes it through extra cover for a single.
126.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Drifted in fuller and at 89 clicks. Azam works it towards mid-wicket.
126.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Flatter this time, on middle. Azam hangs back and keeps it out.
126.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full, on middle and just turning away a bit. Azam nudges it out on the off side.
End Of The Over 126 : 289/4
0 Runs
  • 0125.1
  • 0125.2
  • 0125.3
  • 0125.4
  • 0125.5
  • 0125.6
M. Rizwan
9 (26)
B. Azam
152 (332)
N. Lyon
35-11-60-1
125.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Nicely flighted, on off. Rizwan blocks it out once again. Maiden!
125.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Quicker delivery, darted into middle. Rizwan defends it out with a straight bat.
125.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Around middle this time, Rizwan keeps blocking it away.
125.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Slightly flighted, around off again. Rizwan presses forward and pushes it back to the bowler.
125.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Around off, Rizwan strides out to block.
125.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
A touch fuller and flatter, on off. Rizwan defends it off the back foot.
End Of The Over 125 : 289/4
2 Runs
  • 0124.1
  • 0124.2
  • 1124.3
  • 0124.4
  • 1 NB124.5
  • 0124.5
  • 0124.6
B. Azam
152 (331)
M. Rizwan
9 (20)
C. Green
13-3-30-1
124.6
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Full and a bit wider, on that sixth stump line. Babar Azam shoulders arms.
124.5
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Length this time, on off stump. Azam bunts it out on the off side.
124.5
nb
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
NO BALL! On off, Azam stays solid in defense. Green has overstepped and a no ball is called.
124.4
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Full and straight, sliding on. Azam pushes it to mid on.
124.3
1
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
This is banged in short, around off. Mohammad Rizwan pulls it away aerially towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
124.2
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Just a bit of feistiness shown here by Cameron Green. Pitched up on off, Rizwan pushes it back to the bowler who tries to throw the ball back onto the stumps and catch Rizwan off guard.
124.1
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Around the top of off. Blocked out.
End Of The Over 124 : 287/4
2 Runs
  • 0123.1
  • 1123.2
  • 0123.3
  • 1123.4
  • 0123.5
  • 0123.6
B. Azam
152 (327)
M. Rizwan
8 (17)
N. Lyon
34-10-60-1
123.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Ooh, that one kept low! Drifted into the pads, Azam looks to push it onto the leg side but gets hit on the pads.
123.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Sliding onto the pads, flicked away leg side.
123.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, around off. Rizwan thrashes it past a leaping fielder at silly point for a run.
123.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Looped up, on off and turning in. Rizwan blocks it out.
123.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Around off and turning in. Azam goes deep in his crease and turns it through square leg for a single.
123.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Nicely flighted, outside off. Azam presses forward and pushes it to silly point.
End Of The Over 123 : 285/4
0 Runs
  • 0122.1
  • 0122.2
  • 0122.3
  • 0122.4
  • 0122.5
  • 0122.6
M. Rizwan
7 (15)
B. Azam
151 (323)
C. Green
12-3-28-1
122.6
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Length, around off and coming back into the right-hander. Rizwan nudges it out on the leg side.
122.5
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Green pushes this one fuller and wider, with the ball tailing in a bit. Mohammad Rizwan goes chasing after it but the ball sneaks past the bottom edge.
122.4
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
On a good length, over off. Rizwan hops and keeps it down to short mid-wicket.
122.3
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Very full this time, close to the off pole. Rizwan jams it out on the off side.
122.2
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Well bowled from Cameron Green. Slanted into middle and this one tailed in. Mohammad Rizwan is a bit late on it but gets enough bat on it to keep it out.
122.1
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Green keeps it full and straight to Rizwan, who pushes it out to mid on.
Drinks! It's been an even contest between bat and ball after the Lunch break but Pat Cummins has bowled his heart out. He got the wicket of Fawad Alam which has pushed the hosts on the back foot a bit but Mohammad Rizwan has come out and looked positive. With Babar Azam surpassing 150, it all depends on him now and if he stays on the crease going into the final session, Pakistan will be mightily relieved. The visitors know that it's just a matter of one more wicket now and then they can expose the tail.
End Of The Over 122 : 285/4
1 Runs
  • 0121.1
  • 0121.2
  • 1121.3
  • 0121.4
  • 0121.5
  • 0121.6
B. Azam
151 (323)
M. Rizwan
7 (9)
N. Lyon
33-10-58-1
121.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Loopy ball, outside off. Babar Azam keeps it out.
121.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Full and outside off, blocked out.
121.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Floats it up, on off. Nudged to mid-wicket.
121.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
A low full toss, outside off, Mohammad Rizwan drives it to mid on and crosses ends.
121.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Outside off, kept out.
121.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and outside off, pushed to mid off.
End Of The Over 121 : 284/4
7 Runs
  • 0120.1
  • 3120.2
  • 1120.3
  • 3120.4
  • 0120.5
  • 0120.6
B. Azam
151 (320)
M. Rizwan
6 (6)
C. Green
11-2-28-1
120.6
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Short of a length, on off. Azam rides the bounce and punches it towards covers. Marnus Labuschagne there does well to stop the ball.
120.5
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Full and tailing back in, on off. Azam digs it out.
120.4
3
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Again! Length ball, wide outside off. Mohammad Rizwan punches it through covers. Gets three again!
120.3
1
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Short ball, on middle. Azam waits for it and pulls it at the last moment to deep square leg for a single.
120.2
3
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of a length, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan hops onto his toes and scythes it through covers. The ball dies in front of the ropes before the fielder collects it on the chase and Rizwan gets underway with three!
120.1
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Length ball, on middle. Rizwan covers the line and tucks it to mid-wicket.
The skipper gives himself a break and brings Cameron Green back into the attack.
End Of The Over 120 : 277/4
0 Runs
  • 0119.1
  • 0119.2
  • 0119.3
  • 0119.4
  • 0119.5
  • 0119.6
B. Azam
150 (317)
M. Rizwan
0 (3)
N. Lyon
32-10-57-1
119.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Full and outside off, blocked. A maiden!
119.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Floats it up, on off. Azam is solid in his defence.
119.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Outside off, pushed towards covers off the back foot.
119.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Turning in, outside off, Babar Azam looks to defend but gets hit near the box.
119.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Attacking line, outside off. Babar Azam lunges and defends it out.
119.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tossed up, on off. Azam prods and blocks.
End Of The Over 119 : 277/4
0 Runs
  • 0118.1
  • 0118.2
  • W118.3
  • 0118.4
  • 0118.5
  • 0118.6
M. Rizwan
0 (3)
B. Azam
150 (311)
P. Cummins
23-6-56-2
118.6
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and shaping in, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan defends it with soft hands towards cover-point as it keeps low. What an over from the skipper!
118.5
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan nudges this length ball on the leg side.
118.4
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Full, on middle and leg. Mohammad Rizwan keeps it out.
Mohammad Rizwan is in at number 6.
118.3
W
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Cometh the hour, cometh the man! Perfect line, perfect length from the Australian skipper and he gets his reward once again! If Babar Azam is leading from the front for Pakistan, Pat Cummins is not hanging back. He gets the breakthrough once again. Good-length ball, angled into off and just holding its line. Fawad Alam has a poke at it and this time the ball kisses the outside edge. Alex Carey behind the stumps makes no mistake and the Aussie players are pumped up.
118.2
0
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam
Touch fuller, on off. Alam brings his bat down and defends.
118.1
0
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam
Length ball, outside off. Fawad Alam lets it through.
End Of The Over 118 : 277/3
4 Runs
  • 0117.1
  • 0117.2
  • 0117.3
  • 2117.4
  • 1117.5
  • 1117.6
F. Alam
9 (24)
B. Azam
150 (311)
N. Lyon
31-9-57-1
117.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Fawad Alam
Outside off, Alam puches it to wide of mid off for a run.
117.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Babar Azam has stepped up truly and is still looking for more! He gets his150! What an incredible knock this has been from him. Loopy ball, on middle. Azam turns it on the leg side for a single. He gets a huge cheer from the crowd. His partner walks up to him and gives him a handshake.
117.4
2
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Short and on off, punched off the back foot through covers for a brace. He moves to 149!
117.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tossed up, on middle, Babar Azam presses forward and keeps it out.
117.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Full and on off, blocked.
117.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Loopy ball, on off. Azam hangs back and defends.
Nathan Lyon (30-9-53-1) is back on.
End Of The Over 117 : 273/3
1 Runs
  • 0116.1
  • 0116.2
  • 0116.3
  • 1116.4
  • 0116.5
  • 0116.6
F. Alam
8 (23)
B. Azam
147 (306)
P. Cummins
22-5-56-1
116.6
0
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam
On off, nipping away. Fawad Alam gets behind and taps it to point.
116.5
0
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam
Hits the deck on a length and Fawad Alam does well to knock this to cover-point.
116.4
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Length ball drifting on the pads, Babar Azam works it to deep square leg for a run.
116.3
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
An outswinging yorker this time, on off. Babar Azam jams it out.
116.2
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Length ball, on off. Babar Azam blocks.
116.1
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Back of a length, on off. Azam stands tall and blocks it right under his eyes.
End Of The Over 116 : 272/3
3 Runs
  • 1115.1
  • 0115.2
  • 2115.3
  • 0115.4
  • 0115.5
  • 0115.6
F. Alam
8 (21)
B. Azam
146 (302)
M. Starc
19-6-49-0
115.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Back of a length, on middle. Fawad Alam hops back in his crease and keeps it out.
115.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
A full toss, on off, coming in. Fawad Alam covers the line and knocks it in front of mid on.
115.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Full and outside off, Alam pats it back to the bowler.
115.3
2
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
On the pads and Alam clips it to deep square leg for a couple of runs.
115.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Length ball, tailing back in, on off. Alam keeps it out to square leg.
115.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
A wide yorker, outside off, at 140.2 kph. Babar Azam squeezes it out to backward point for a single.
End Of The Over 115 : 269/3
3 Runs
  • 0114.1
  • 0114.2
  • 0114.3
  • 2114.4
  • 1114.5
  • 0114.6
F. Alam
6 (16)
B. Azam
145 (301)
P. Cummins
21-5-55-1
114.6
0
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam
Full and well outside off, Fawad Alam lets it be.
114.5
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Full and shaping in, on off. Babar Azam plays it down to deep backward point for a single.
114.4
2
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Fuller in length, outside off. Babar Azam squeezes it out to square of the wicket and into the deep for a brace.
114.3
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Length ball, on off. Azam drives it to mid off.
114.2
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Follows it with a full ball, on middle, tailing back in. Babar Azam flicks it to mid-wicket.
114.1
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Short delivery, on middle, beautifully directed. Babar Azam hops and blocks it out.
End Of The Over 114 : 266/3
5 Runs
  • 0113.1
  • 0113.2
  • 4113.3
  • 1113.4
  • 0113.5
  • 0113.6
F. Alam
6 (15)
B. Azam
142 (296)
M. Starc
18-6-46-0
113.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Full and shaping into middle and leg, Fawad clips it on the up and it drops just short of the fielder stationed in the short mid-wicket region. An inspired field placement that!
113.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
A bumper, on middle. Fawad Alam sits under it.
113.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
This keeps low! Length ball, on the pads. Azam nudges it to deep square leg for a single.
113.3
4
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
FOUR! Lovely! Length ball, outside off. Babar Azam leans and plays a beautiful cover-drive. Elegance at it's best and the ball races away to the fence. He moves into 140s now!
113.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Angling in a length ball, on off. Babar Azam tries to defend. The ball goes off the outside edge to the second slip fielder. Didn't carry as it was played with soft hands.
113.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Length ball, on off. Babar Azam with a solid front foot defence.
End Of The Over 113 : 261/3
1 Runs
  • 0112.1
  • 0112.2
  • 0112.3
  • 1112.4
  • 0112.5
  • 0112.6
F. Alam
6 (13)
B. Azam
137 (292)
P. Cummins
20-5-52-1
112.6
0
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam
Length ball, outside off. Alam leaves it untouched.
112.5
0
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam
Length ball, on off, keeps a touch low. Fawad Alam manages to defend it to mid-wicket.
112.4
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Back of a length, on middle and leg. Babar Azam clips it to square leg for a run.
112.3
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
On a good length, on middle, Babar Azam stands tall and looks to defend but gets beaten due to the lack of bounce. Pat Cummins appeals for an lbw but the umpire says no. Australia don't opt for the review. Replay shows that there was an inside edge on that one.
112.2
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
An inswinging yorker, on off. Azam plays it back to the bowler.
112.1
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
An inswinger, on off. Babar Azam mistimes his drive to mid off.
End Of The Over 112 : 260/3
5 Runs
  • 0111.1
  • 1111.2
  • 3111.3
  • 1111.4
  • 0111.5
  • 0111.6
F. Alam
6 (11)
B. Azam
136 (288)
M. Starc
17-6-41-0
111.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Fuller, outside off. Fawad Alam squeezes it out.
111.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Here comes the full ball! A yorker, on middle and leg. Fawad Alam picks it up and digs it out on the leg side.
111.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Short of a length, on off. Babar Azam knocks it to point for a run.
111.3
3
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Back of a length, outside off. Fawad Alam slaps it through covers and gets three runs. Maybe Mitchell Starc should try to bowl full and get Alam hit on the pads as he has a very unusal batting stance. Just like he did in the first innings.
111.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Length ball, on off. Babar Azam works it to mid-wicket for one.
111.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Spears a length ball, outside off, angling in. Babar Azam has a poke but gets beaten as the ball keeps low.
Mitchell Starc to continue with his spell from the opposite end.
End Of The Over 111 : 255/3
1 Runs
  • 0110.1
  • 1110.2
  • 0110.3
  • 0110.4
  • 0110.5
  • 0110.6
F. Alam
3 (8)
B. Azam
134 (285)
P. Cummins
19-5-51-1
110.6
0
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam
Touch fuller, outside off. Fawad Alam leaves it alone.
110.5
0
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam
Good-length ball, outside off, shaping away. Fawad Alam shuffles across and has an unconvincing wristy prod at it. Luckily for him, it just fizzes past the edge!
110.4
0
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam
Length ball, outside off, Fawad Alam lets that one through.
110.3
0
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam
Comes 'round the wicket for the left-hander, a length ball, on middle. Fawad Alam tucks it to mid-wicket.
110.2
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
On a length, on off. Babar Azam punches it off the back foot to deep backward point for a single.
110.1
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Fuller in length, on off. Babar Azam plays it to mid on.
We are back for the post-Lunch session! Everyone is set for play as Babar Azam and Fawad Alam take guard. Pat Cummins to continue with the ball after the interval.
PITCH UPDATE - Rob Key inspected the pitch during the break. He says that there is a bit of rough but it isn't misbehaving much. With the left-hander out there, the Aussie bowlers may enjoy a bit more purchase from the rough. The conditions though are still good for batting.
... Day 5, Session 2 ...
An engrossing session of Test cricket in which 63 runs were scored and one wicket fell right towards the end of the session. Still, plenty of time left in this Test match for either side to push for the win but realistically the visitors have more of a chance of getting a win but another draw looms large. A very important post-Lunch session coming up in a few minutes time. Stay tuned.
The Aussie bowlers probed and probed without any results but a stroke of genius from the skipper right on the brink of the Lunch break has completely shifted the momentum of the Test match. The visitors still need 7 wickets in two sessions for the win but given that the ball is reversing a fair bit at the moment, both Starc and Cummins will look to make the most use of it right after the interval. Mitchell Swepson took some time to get his line and length up to the mark but Nathan Lyon did bowl really well. The two pacers though hold the key and if they allow the new batters to settle in, the match will keep slipping out of their hands. More than 60 overs to go and that's enough time to get 7 wickets if we go by how the Aussies bowled in the first innings but they need to keep probing and not try to do a bit too much with the ball.
It's time for the Lunch break on the final day of this Test match and things have surely become interesting with Abdullah Shafique getting out just a few minutes before the break. For the most part of the first session though, Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique looked well in control. Babar did look a bit edgy throughout the session but they weren't mightily troubled by pace or by spin. The pair added on 58 runs today and overall they shared a partnership of 228 runs which has seen Pakistan get to a comfortable position. With 252 runs more needed for victory, it seems a bit out of reach for the hosts and they will now look to negotiate the final day. Babar Azam holds the key here because he is the set batter and he needs to ensure that whoever is batting with him, just plays steadily.
End Of The Over 110 : 254/3
5 Runs
  • 1109.1
  • 1109.2
  • 1109.3
  • 0109.4
  • 2109.5
  • 0109.6
F. Alam
3 (4)
B. Azam
133 (283)
M. Starc
16-6-36-0
109.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Full and on off. Alam bunts it back to the bowler and that will be Lunch on Day 5!
109.5
2
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
A hint of reverse there from Mitchell Starc and Fawad Alam plays it well. Full, tailing into middle. Alam with an on drive, through mid on and picks up a couple of runs.
109.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Full and around off, driven towards covers.
109.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Big mix-up in the middle but Fawad Alam survives. On off, tapped towards short cover for a quick single. Babar Azam wants it but Alam hesitates a bit and has to put in the desperate dive. Marnus Labuschagne misses the direct hit at the keeper's end and Alam is a relieved man.
109.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Around off and tailing back in sharply. Fawad Alam gets an inside edge through square leg and sets off for a single. He survives the King Pair.
109.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Full and angled onto the pads from 'round the stumps. Azam clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Fawad Alam is the new man in. Also, Mitchell Starc is brought back into the attack.
End Of The Over 109 : 249/3
1 Runs
  • 0108.1
  • 0108.2
  • 0108.3
  • 1108.4
  • 0108.5
  • W108.6
A. Shafique
96 (305)
B. Azam
131 (281)
P. Cummins
18-5-50-1
108.6
W
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Pat Cummins goes wide of the crease again and angles it on a nagging length, from outside off. Abdullah Shafique is enticed into playing the cover dfrive but it just isn't full enough to drive. Shafique ends up playing a bit away from the body and gets a thick outside edge towards first slip. Steven Smith over there takes a sharp catch and Australia have the breakthrough they so desperately needed and it's the skipper who has stepped up. Heartbreak for Shafique though as he departs for 96 well made runs.
108.5
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Shafique wants the single but is sent back and rightly so. On off, nudged onto the off side.
108.4
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
A length ball, outside off. Babar Azam slashes it to deep backward point for a single.
108.3
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Cummins goes wider of the crease and slants it into middle and leg. Azam pushes it towards mid-wicket.
108.2
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Pitched up on off. Azam defends it out.
108.1
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Full and sliding into off stump at 140 clicks. Babar punches it firmly back towards the bowler.
End Of The Over 108 : 248/2
1 Runs
  • 0107.1
  • 0107.2
  • 1107.3
  • 0107.4
  • 0107.5
  • 0107.6
A. Shafique
96 (303)
B. Azam
130 (277)
N. Lyon
30-9-53-1
107.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
This is pushed through on middle. Shafique stays solid in defense.
107.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On off. Kept out.
107.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Flighted, around off and turning in. Shafique leans forward to defend but gets undone in flight and gets hit on the body.
107.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
A bit shorter, on off. Azam wrists it off the back foot to deep mid-wicket for a single.
107.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On off. Blocked out.
107.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On a length, on the sixth stump line. Azam gets behind the line to make the block.
End Of The Over 107 : 247/2
4 Runs
  • 0106.1
  • 0106.2
  • 0106.3
  • 0106.4
  • 0106.5
  • 4106.6
A. Shafique
96 (300)
B. Azam
129 (274)
P. Cummins
17-5-49-0
106.6
4
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Cut-away and cut-away well by Abdullah Shafique. Short and wide, Shafique hangs back and thrashes it into the vacant backward point fence.
106.5
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Pitched up, on off. This is punched towards mid off.
106.4
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Around the top of off. Shafique dabs it down on the off side and looks for the single but Babar Azam sends him back.
106.3
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
A bit wider this time. Shafique stands tall and mistimes his drive towards mid off.
106.2
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Length ball, around off. Shafique taps it to short cover.
106.1
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
A bit slower and sliding down the leg side. Good take from Carey behind the stumps.
With 15 minutes or so to go for Lunch, the skipper Pat Cummins brings himself back into the attack as Australia continue to search for the breakthrough.
End Of The Over 106 : 243/2
0 Runs
  • 0105.1
  • 0105.2
  • 0105.3
  • 0105.4
  • 0105.5
  • 0105.6
B. Azam
129 (274)
A. Shafique
92 (294)
N. Lyon
29-9-52-1
105.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Around off, pushed out on the off side.
105.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter delivery, on off. Kept out by Azam.
105.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On a length, on off and turning in. Azam looks to flick it away but decides to block in the end and the ball hits high on the bat.
105.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Attacking middle and leg this time, worked towards mid-wicket.
105.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Around off, pushed out on the off side.
105.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Quicker one, full and outside off. Babar Azam strides out to defend but gets an outside edge which lands just in front of first slip.
End Of The Over 105 : 243/2
4 Runs
  • 1104.1
  • 2104.2
  • 0104.3
  • 0104.4
  • 1104.5
  • 0104.6
A. Shafique
92 (294)
B. Azam
129 (268)
M. Swepson
36-7-88-0
104.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter, around off and turning away. Shafique cuts it towards point.
104.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Shorter and on middle. Azam works it off the back foot through mid-wicket for a run.
104.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle, a little bit of drift in. Azam presses forward to defend.
104.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle. Blocked out.
104.2
2
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full toss, on middle. Babar Azam steps out and heaves it past wide mid on for a couple of runs.
104.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Floats it up, on the pads. Shafique works it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 104 : 239/2
0 Runs
  • 0103.1
  • 0103.2
  • 0103.3
  • 0103.4
  • 0103.5
  • 0103.6
B. Azam
126 (264)
A. Shafique
91 (292)
N. Lyon
28-8-52-1
103.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter again, on off. Babar Azam blocks it out. Maiden!
103.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Fuller, around off. Azam defends it off the front foot.
103.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Well bowled and well played. Flatter, around off and the ball turns back in sharply again. Azam just about manages to get a bat on it.
103.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Quicker and shorter, lands on a rough outside off and turns back in sharply. Azam rocks back and plays it on the leg side.
103.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On middle, kept out by Azam.
103.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On a length, turning in from outside off. Babar Azam presses forward and defends it to silly point.
End Of The Over 103 : 239/2
4 Runs
  • 0102.1
  • 4102.2
  • 0102.3
  • 0102.4
  • 0102.5
  • 0102.6
A. Shafique
91 (292)
B. Azam
126 (258)
M. Swepson
35-7-84-0
102.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Another one that keeps low! Flatter and close to the off pole. Shafique makes a watchful leave.
102.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter this time, on off. Shafique hangs back and defends it out.
102.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Around off, a bit of drift in. Shafique blocks it out.
102.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
On off, pushed back towards the bowler.
102.2
4
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Exquisite from Abdullah Shafique and he moves into the 90s now. Tossed up, on off. Shafique dances down the track and creams it through extra cover for a boundary.
102.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Babar Azam looking a bit edgy out there. Around off, nudged onto the off side by Shafique and Azam wants the single. He is sent back in time by his partner.
End Of The Over 102 : 235/2
1 Runs
  • 0101.1
  • 1101.2
  • 0101.3
  • 0101.4
  • 0101.5
  • 0101.6
B. Azam
126 (258)
A. Shafique
87 (286)
N. Lyon
27-7-52-1
101.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter, on off. Azam gets behind the line of the ball to defend.
101.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Nathan Lyon getting some turn and bounce now. On a length, on off and this one turns in sharply. Azam looks to defend off the front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball lands just in front of short leg.
101.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Around off, defended out.
101.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Ooh, that's a risky shot! Tossed up, well outside off and the ball lands on the rough. Babar Azam looks to thrash it through covers but the ball turns in a mile and keeps very low. The ball misses the off stump though.
101.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
This one keeps low! Flatter and around off. Abdullah Shafique does well to adjust to the bounce and cuts it past point for a single.
101.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Quicker, around 93 clicks and around off. Shafique punches it towards silly point.
End Of The Over 101 : 234/2
6 Runs
  • 0100.1
  • 4100.2
  • 0100.3
  • 1100.4
  • 0100.5
  • 1100.6
A. Shafique
86 (284)
B. Azam
126 (254)
M. Swepson
34-7-80-0
100.6
1
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
A tad short and wide, Abdullah Shafique rocks back and cuts it behind point for just a single.
100.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Slowed up, on middle. Shafique leans forward to defend.
100.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full again, at the toes. Azam works it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
100.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle. Blocked out.
100.2
4
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
FOUR! Skillful from Babar Azam. This is on the pads, Azam gets inside the line of the ball and paddles it into the fine leg fence.
100.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Tossed up, around middle. Azam keeps it out.
End Of The Over 100 : 228/2
0 Runs
  • 099.1
  • 099.2
  • 099.3
  • 099.4
  • 099.5
  • 099.6
A. Shafique
85 (282)
B. Azam
121 (250)
N. Lyon
26-7-51-1
99.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Nicely flighted, on off. This one turns in and bounces a bit extra. Shafique gets hit on the thigh pad as he looks to work it leg side.
99.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
And again! Around off. Blocked out.
99.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter this time, close to the off pole. Shafique taps it onto the off side.
99.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Full, arlound off. Blocked out.
99.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Full and outside off. Shafique looks to cover drive but gets it off the inside edge towards short fine leg.
99.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On a length, around off. Shafique defeends it out.
End Of The Over 99 : 228/2
3 Runs
  • 098.1
  • 098.2
  • 298.3
  • 198.4
  • 098.5
  • 098.6
B. Azam
121 (250)
A. Shafique
85 (276)
M. Swepson
33-7-74-0
98.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle. Blocked out.
98.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
A low full toss, this is pushed back to the bowler.
98.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller this time, on leg stump. This is worked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
98.3
2
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
On middle and leg and it is the wrong 'un. Shafique goes deep in his crease and flicks it towards fine leg for a couple of runs.
98.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter this time, around off. Shafique stays watchful in defense.
98.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
On middle. Blocked out.
End Of The Over 98 : 225/2
1 Runs
  • 097.1
  • 097.2
  • 097.3
  • 097.4
  • 097.5
  • 197.6
A. Shafique
82 (272)
B. Azam
121 (248)
N. Lyon
25-6-51-1
97.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter this time, on off. Shafique stays back and works it behind square on the leg side for a single.
97.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On off. Blocked out.
97.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Lyon just keeps hitting the rough and that is good accuracy from him. Shafique puts a big stride forward to defend.
97.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Outside off, hitting the rough once again. Shafique leans forward and gets it off the inner half of the bat towards square leg.
97.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Outside off this time and a bit quicker again. Shafique reaches forward and blocks it out.
97.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Quicker delivery on off. Shafique keeps it out.
End Of The Over 97 : 224/2
0 Runs
  • 096.1
  • 096.2
  • 096.3
  • 096.4
  • 096.5
  • 096.6
B. Azam
121 (248)
A. Shafique
81 (266)
M. Swepson
32-7-71-0
96.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Nicely bowled and it's a maiden from Mitchell Swepson. Flighted, around off and Azam defends it off the front foot.
96.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
This is pushed through on off. Azam keeps it out.
96.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Around middle and leg, Azam plays it with soft hands and keeps it down on the leg side.
96.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Around off and there's a bit of drift in this time. Azam keeps it out.
96.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Flatter this time, on off. This is pushed off the back foot towards short cover.
96.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Nicely tossed up on middle. This one turns away a bit but Azam stays watchful in defense.
Drinks! Well, it's been a fairly comfortable first hour for the Pakistani batters with both Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique starting to get a few runs as well. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins bowled with pace and intent early on but weren't able to create many chances and the longer the match goes on, the more frustrated the Aussie bowlers are getting. They must believe that it's just a matter of getting one wicket and that could change the momentum considerably. Pakistan though will look to do more of the same. They need 282 runs to win and it will be interesting to see if they do go for the win.
End Of The Over 96 : 224/2
0 Runs
  • 095.1
  • 095.2
  • 095.3
  • 095.4
  • 095.5
  • 095.6
A. Shafique
81 (266)
B. Azam
121 (242)
N. Lyon
24-6-50-1
95.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller in length, sliding onto the pads. Abdullah Shafique flicks it straight to backward square leg.
95.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, turned to mid-wicket by Shafique.
95.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On off again, blocked out.
95.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Around off, pushed towards cover.
95.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Turning into middle, Shafique tucks it away to short leg. There's an appeal for a catch by Marnus Labuschagne but it's a bit of a friendly one. The umpires though just want to make sure and go upstairs. The soft signal is not out and the replay shows that the ball cleared bounced and then went into the clutches of Marnus Labuschagne.
95.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On a length, around off. Shafique defends it out on the leg side.
End Of The Over 95 : 224/2
1 Runs
  • 194.1
  • 094.2
  • 094.3
  • 094.4
  • 094.5
  • 094.6
B. Azam
121 (242)
A. Shafique
81 (260)
M. Swepson
31-6-71-0
94.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle and skidding through. Azam works it towards wide mid on.
94.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Quicker this time, full and attacking the stumps. Babar Azam manages to get his blade on it in time.
94.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle, Azam with a solid front foot defensive shot.
94.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Nicely bowled! Drifted onto middle and leg, turning away a bit. Azam makes a watchful leave.
94.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
This one slides onto the pads. Azam keeps it out.
94.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Mitchell Swepson lets out a loud grunt as he delivers another full toss on the pads. Shafique heaves it down to deep mid-wicket and turns the strike over.
End Of The Over 94 : 223/2
0 Runs
  • 093.1
  • 093.2
  • 093.3
  • 093.4
  • 093.5
  • 093.6
B. Azam
121 (237)
A. Shafique
80 (259)
N. Lyon
23-5-50-1
93.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flighted and on off. Babar Azam leans forward to make the block. Maiden!
93.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On off. Blocked out.
93.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
A touch quicker, on off and turning into the batter. Azam keeps it down towards short leg.
93.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter this time, pushed through on off. Azam keeps it out off the back foot.
93.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Outside off again, Azam strides out to negate the turn and defends it out.
93.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tossed up, full and outside off. Azam presses forward to defend.
Nathan Lyon (22-4-50-1) to bowl for the first time today.
End Of The Over 93 : 223/2
2 Runs
  • 092.1
  • 092.2
  • 192.3
  • 092.4
  • 192.5
  • 092.6
A. Shafique
80 (259)
B. Azam
121 (231)
M. Swepson
30-6-70-0
92.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
A bit of flight, drifted into middle and turning away a bit. Shafique makes a watchful leave.
92.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Quicker this time, fired into middle. Azam flicks it down to deep mid-wicket for one more.
92.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Fuller, on off and turning away. Babar Azam works it towards covers.
92.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
A low full toss on the pads, Shafique flicks it past short leg for a single.
92.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
A little bit of drift now for Swepson. Around middle and leg, Shafique keeps it out.
92.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
On a shorter length, drifted into leg and turning away. Shafique has enough time to keep it out on the off side.
End Of The Over 92 : 221/2
3 Runs
  • 091.1
  • 091.2
  • 091.3
  • 191.4
  • 1 NB91.5
  • 091.5
  • 191.6
A. Shafique
79 (255)
B. Azam
120 (229)
C. Green
10-2-21-1
91.6
1
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Back of a length, on off. Shafique hangs back and squeezes it through covers for a single. The 200 partnership is up between these two and what a stand it has been!
91.5
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
A bouncer now, over middle and leg. Shafique ducks under it.
91.5
nb
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
NO BALL! Sliding into middle and leg, pushed towards mid on. Cameron Green has overstepped and a no ball is called.
91.4
1
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Brilliant effort from Marnus Labuschagne but the batter is well in. Around off, nudged towards cover-point for a quick single by Babar Azam.
91.3
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Ooh, that one nipped back a bit. Fullish delivery, around off and nipping back in. Babar Azam tries to play it away from the body and gets an inside edge onto the pads.
91.2
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Fuller delivery, on off. Azam stays solid in defense.
91.1
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Not that short, around middle and this one climbs on the batter. Babar Azam fends it off really well.
End Of The Over 91 : 218/2
3 Runs
  • 090.1
  • 190.2
  • 090.3
  • 190.4
  • 190.5
  • 090.6
A. Shafique
78 (252)
B. Azam
119 (225)
M. Swepson
29-6-68-0
90.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter, pushed through on off and sliding on. Shafique goes back and across to defend.
90.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Another full toss, on middle and Azam clips it to the left of deep mid-wicket for one more.
90.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Swepson hasn't quite got his control right so far this morning. Loopy full toss, on off. Shafique flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
90.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Slightly flighted, on middle. Shafique strides out to defend.
90.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Shorter and around leg stump. Azam works it off the back foot 'round the corner for a single.
90.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
A full toss, on off and dipping on the batter. Azam heaves it straight towards mid on.
End Of The Over 90 : 215/2
3 Runs
  • 089.1
  • 289.2
  • 089.3
  • 089.4
  • 1 WD89.5
  • 089.5
  • 089.6
A. Shafique
77 (249)
B. Azam
117 (222)
C. Green
9-2-18-1
89.6
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Pitched up, on off. This is pushed towards mid off.
89.5
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
On off, blocked out.
89.5
wd
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
A well-directed bouncer over middle stump. Abdullah Shafique ducks under it and it is called a wide.
89.4
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Fullish delivery, around off. Shafique defends it to short cover.
89.3
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Around the top of off, blocked out.
89.2
2
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Well kept down! Banged in short and around off. Abdullah Shafique goes on the back foot and dabs it down past the slip cordon and towards third man. The batters come back for the second with ease.
89.1
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Pitched up, on off and sliding in. Shafique stays solid in defense.
Cameron Green (8-2-15-1) is back on.
End Of The Over 89 : 212/2
8 Runs
  • 488.1
  • 488.2
  • 088.3
  • 088.4
  • 088.5
  • 088.6
B. Azam
117 (222)
A. Shafique
75 (243)
M. Swepson
28-6-65-0
88.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Her comes the wrong 'un! This is bowled around off and the ball doesn't spin in but just holds its line. Babar Azam pads it away and Swepson is interested. Pat Cummins has a chat with him and they decide not to take the review. The replays show that the impact was outside off and the ball was comfortably missing off stump.
88.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Quicker again, around off. Azam rocks back and cuts it towards the cover region.
88.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Quicker this time, around off. Azam makes the block.
88.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Much better from Swepson. Flatter ball, on middle and leg. Azam defends it out.
88.2
4
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
FOUR! Another loosener from Mitchell Swepson and another boundary for Babar Azam. A half volley on the pads and this is flicked through mid-wicket for a boundary.
88.1
4
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
FOUR! Swepson starts off with a friendly full toss and Babar Azam takes full advantage of it. On middle and leg, this is heaved through the gap at mid-wicket for a boundary by Azam.
Mitchell Swepson (27-6-57-0) is brought back into the attack.
End Of The Over 88 : 204/2
6 Runs
  • 387.1
  • 187.2
  • 187.3
  • 087.4
  • 087.5
  • 187.6
B. Azam
109 (216)
A. Shafique
75 (243)
P. Cummins
16-5-45-0
87.6
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Half an appeal but there might have been bat involved. Full and angling into the pads. Azam gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball rolls towards square leg. They sneak in a run as well.
87.5
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
This is sliding down the leg side, Azam looks to flick but misses.
87.4
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
On off and nipping back in. Azam plays a solid defensive shot.
87.3
1
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Back of a length, around off. Shafique taps it towards cover-point for one more.
87.2
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Drop and run! On off, bunted away on the off side for another quick single.
87.1
3
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Bonus runs and Abdullah Shafique has his first runs of the day. Angled into the body, Shafique dabs it down to mid-wicket for a quick run. David Warner has a pop at the bowler's end but Shafique is well in. The ball hist the stumps and rolls towards the fence as there's no one backing up. The batters get a couple of additional runs. The 200 is up for Pakistan.
End Of The Over 87 : 198/2
0 Runs
  • 086.1
  • 086.2
  • 086.3
  • 086.4
  • 086.5
  • 086.6
B. Azam
107 (212)
A. Shafique
71 (241)
M. Starc
15-6-31-0
86.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Length this time, angled across the right-hander. Azam watches the ball as he lets it through to the keeper.
86.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Fuller in length, sliding across the off stump. Left alone by Babar Azam.
86.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
On off. Blocked.
86.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Peach! On a nagging length at almost 145 clicks, in that channel around off and the ball seems to go across but holds its line ever so slightly. Azam has a poke at it but gets beaten past the outside edge.
86.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Around the off pole, left alone.
86.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Flashy from Babar Azam and it could have been catastrophic! A cross-seamed delivery, angled across the right-hander. Azam hangs back and goes after it but gets beaten by the pace and bounce.
End Of The Over 86 : 198/2
3 Runs
  • 085.1
  • 285.2
  • 085.3
  • 185.4
  • 085.5
  • 085.6
A. Shafique
71 (241)
B. Azam
107 (206)
P. Cummins
15-5-39-0
85.6
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Pitched up, on off. Shafique defends it out.
85.5
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Angled into middle and leg. Blocked out.
85.4
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
A bit of uncertainty from Babar Azam. This is banged in short and outside off. Azam sets up to play the ramp shot but the ball doesn't bounce anywhere as much as it should. Azam ends up helping it to deep point for a single.
85.3
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Angling into middle at 145 clicks. Azam gets right behind the line of the ball to make the block.
85.2
2
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Sliding into middle and leg, Azam works it well in front of square on the leg side and picks up a couple of runs.
85.1
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Right on the money! Around off and just tailing in a bit. Babar Azam manages to keep it out.
End Of The Over 85 : 195/2
1 Runs
  • 184.1
  • 084.2
  • 084.3
  • 084.4
  • 084.5
  • 084.6
A. Shafique
71 (239)
B. Azam
104 (202)
M. Starc
14-5-31-0
84.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
A touch fuller, around off. Shafique looks to drive but gets it off the inner half of the blade and the ball goes nowhere.
84.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Around the top of middle. Shafique blocks it out.
84.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
A bumper now, over middle and leg. Abdullah Shafique sways his head away from the line of the ball.
84.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Length, at 142 clicks and around the hips. Shafique defends it towards mid-wicket.
84.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Close to the off stump, zipping through to the keeper as Shafique makes another leave.
84.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Good-length ball, over leg stump. Azam plays it with soft hands towards short cover and sets off for a single. Good running.
End Of The Over 84 : 194/2
1 Runs
  • 083.1
  • 083.2
  • 083.3
  • 183.4
  • 083.5
  • 083.6
A. Shafique
71 (234)
B. Azam
103 (201)
P. Cummins
14-5-36-0
83.6
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Another pacy delivery, full and attacking the stumps. Shafique stays solid in defense.
83.5
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
A length ball, sliding into middle and leg. Shafique keeps it out.
83.4
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Babar Azam gets his first runs of the day. On off, dabbed down towards point for a quick single.
83.3
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Cummins tries to skid one through at 143 clicks but Azam does well to defend it out.
83.2
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Fullish delivery, around off. This is driven straight towards extra cover.
83.1
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Angled into middle at around 140 clicks. Babar Azam blocks it out solidly.
Pat Cummins to bowl from the opposite end.
End Of The Over 83 : 193/2
1 Runs
  • 082.1
  • 082.2
  • 082.3
  • 082.4
  • 1 WD82.5
  • 082.5
  • 082.6
A. Shafique
71 (232)
B. Azam
102 (198)
M. Starc
13-5-30-0
82.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
On leg stump, Shafique dabs it back onto the deck off the back foot.
82.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Pitched up, around off and Shafique lets it through to the keeper.
82.5
wd
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
WIDE! Full and very wide, beyond the tramline.
82.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
This one zipped through! Full and outside off. Shafique makes another leave and Alex Carey collects the ball around head height.
82.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
On a good length over off stump. Shafique gets right behind the line of the ball to block.
82.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
A length ball, in that channel around off and the ball just holds its line. Shafique makes a watchful leave.
82.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
This is pitched up, around off and there's bit of an away shape on it. Shafique leaves it alone.
We are set for the play to begin on Day 5! The Australian team is seen in a huddle as the overnight batters for Pakistan, Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique take guard. Mitchell Starc is raring to go with the ball.
At 21/2, it looked so good for Australia and a win seemed on the cards but Shafique and Azam dropped their anchors. Both the batters had answers to everything that was thrown at them and stitched an unbeaten stand of 171 where Azam notched up his 6th Test ton while he found an able partner in Shafique who is also approaching his milestone. Australia didn't find much reverse swing with the first new ball and their spinners also bowled in the rough but to no avail. The second new ball is only two-overs old and they would want to make early inroads now. Can Australian bowlers repeat what they did in the first innings? Or will Pakistan drag this to the final session? Stay tuned for all the drama. The first session will begin shortly.
A warm welcome to Day 5 of the second Test between Australia and Pakistan. This Test is hanging right in balance and the final day is going to be a cracker. The equation is 314 runs in 90 overs. Pakistan will most likely try to salvage a draw rather than go for a win while Australia would certainly like to hunt for a win as they know it's very much possible. Let's see how the day pans out.
... Day 5, Session 1 ...
The equation is simple. A day to play out for a draw for Pakistan. If they want to win it, they’ll need to score another 314 runs. Australia need 8 wickets. All to play for to what promises to be an exciting day. Do join us at 10.30 am IST (5 am GMT). But do not forget to tune in early for the build-up. Till then, adios!
Babar Azam is up for a quick chat. He says that this one means a lot. Tells that the team needed it. Mentions that the plan was to build a long partnership and take this deep. Adds that the match isn't over as it's a big day tomorrow. Mentions they'll look to continue with the way they played today. Tells that they have practiced against some reverse swing bowling and they try to play it late and closer to the body. Informs that it's the same plan for tomorrow and they want to extend this partnership for as long as possible.
Australia tried it their all in the last session but just couldn’t find the breakthrough. Swepson was excellent, he was the only one who caused all the problems but was a tad unlucky. The wicket also seemed to have eased out or maybe the old ball became a lot easier to face. However, the good thing for the Aussies is, the ball is new, they’ll come fresh on Day 5, the wicket is expected to deteriorate even more but they’ll need to break this stand early. The new ball is their best chance.
Have to credit Azam abd Shafique for the grit, determination and fight they have shown. Azam clearly showing why he is one of the best going around and Shafique showing that he belongs at this level. Pakistan could not lose a lot of wickets heading in Day 5 and they have lost just the two. However, there are another 90 overs pending and they’ll have to continue the good work.
End of an attritional day of Test cricket! Pakistan will be mighty pleased with how it panned out. A wicket-less session in the last one has seen them have a real chance of drawing this game. Yes, an outside chance of winning it too but just being a little realistic.
End Of The Over 82 : 192/2
3 Runs
  • 281.1
  • 081.2
  • 081.3
  • 181.4
  • 081.5
  • 081.6
B. Azam
102 (197)
A. Shafique
71 (226)
N. Lyon
22-4-50-1
81.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Loopy ball, outside off. Babar Azam presses forward to defend. The ball goes off the outside edge to the off side. No harm done. The Pakistan dressing room are on their feet to appreciate this partnership. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 4!
81.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Very full, on off. Babar Azam defends.
81.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On the pads, glanced behind square on the leg side for a single.
81.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up, on middle. Abdullah Shafique stays solid in defence.
81.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, kept out.
81.1
2
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Abdullah Shafique clips this loopy ball to deep square leg for a couple.
End Of The Over 81 : 189/2
1 Runs
  • 180.1
  • 080.2
  • 080.3
  • 080.4
  • 080.5
  • 080.6
B. Azam
102 (195)
A. Shafique
68 (222)
P. Cummins
13-5-35-0
80.6
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Touch fuller, on off, angling in. Babar Azam gets behind and blocks.
80.5
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Outside off, on a length, Babar Azam is happy to leave it alone.
80.4
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Back of a length, on off. Babar Azam covers the line and blocks.
80.3
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Outside off, driven towards covers.
80.2
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
How's that for swing bowling? A huge inswinger, on off, Babar Azam does really well to bring his bat down in time and jam it out.
80.1
1
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Length ball, on middle. Abdullah Shafique looks to work it on the leg side. The ball goes off the leading edge and rolls to backward point for a single.
The second new ball is available. Will Australia take it? Yes, they do take it straightaway!
End Of The Over 80 : 188/2
0 Runs
  • 079.1
  • 079.2
  • 079.3
  • 079.4
  • 079.5
  • 079.6
B. Azam
102 (190)
A. Shafique
67 (221)
M. Swepson
27-6-57-0
79.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full and on off, Babar Azam prods and keeps it out.
79.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Outside off, left alone.
79.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Fired down leg, Babar misses the glance, the ball hits the keeper's pad.
79.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On the pads, worked to mid-wicket.
79.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Quicker and on middle, kept out.
79.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle, defended.
End Of The Over 79 : 188/2
2 Runs
  • 078.1
  • 078.2
  • 078.3
  • 178.4
  • 178.5
  • 078.6
A. Shafique
67 (221)
B. Azam
102 (184)
N. Lyon
21-4-47-1
78.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, kept out.
78.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
78.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller, this is eased down to long on for one.
78.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Outside off, Abdullah Shafique hangs back and defends.
78.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up on off, blocked.
78.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On off, kept out.
End Of The Over 78 : 186/2
2 Runs
  • 077.1
  • 077.2
  • 277.3
  • 077.4
  • 077.5
  • 077.6
B. Azam
101 (183)
A. Shafique
66 (216)
M. Swepson
26-5-57-0
77.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On off, Babar Azam leans forward and defends.
77.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Well down the leg side and turning in from the roughs, kicked away again.
77.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Outside leg, Babar Azam kicks it away.
77.3
2
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
TOP EDGE AND OVER WARNER AT SHORT FINE! Hundred for Azam. Cometh the hour cometh the man. Don’t remember the last time he scored a ton in a Test, he was due and has come off at the right time. A knock of high quality. His side needed someone to step up, they had their backs against the wall and it is then skipper who leads from the front. A wicket where the ball is staying low, turning, bouncing, he has played so fluently. A knock for the ages. He though needs to go on for longer, this is only half the job done. He plays a sweep to this ball down the leg side. It goes over short fine leg. Warner runs after it, dives and keeps it down to two. Takes his helmet off and soaks in the applause.
77.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full and outside leg, Babar Azam defends it out.
77.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full and on middle, kept out.
End Of The Over 77 : 184/2
2 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 176.3
  • 076.4
  • 076.5
  • 176.6
B. Azam
99 (177)
A. Shafique
66 (216)
P. Cummins
12-5-34-0
76.6
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
That one keeps low! Pat Cummins can't believe his luck. Good-length ball, on off. Babar Azam gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single. Babar Azam on 99!
76.5
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
On a length, on off. Babar Azam taps it to the off side. Big shout of no! No need to take unnecessary risks!
76.4
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Well bowled! Right into the blockhole, on off. Babar Azam squeezes it out.
76.3
1
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Abdullah Shafique works this towards point and gives the strike to Babar Azam.
76.2
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller, on off. Abdullah Shafique presses forward and blocks.
76.1
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Fires this one down leg, Abdullah Shafique misses his flick.
End Of The Over 76 : 182/2
4 Runs
  • 175.1
  • 1 LB75.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 275.6
B. Azam
98 (174)
A. Shafique
65 (213)
M. Swepson
25-5-55-0
75.6
2
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
So close! This is fuller and down the leg side. Azam looks to sweep, it goes off the glove, close past the leg pole and down to fine leg for two.
75.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On the pads, it is padded away again.
75.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle, defended.
75.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Outside leg. Babar pads it away.
75.2
lb
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Half an appeal but that is never going to be out! A full toss down the leg side. Shafique looks to push at it but it hits the boot and goes down to fine leg for one. Leg bye.
75.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
End Of The Over 75 : 178/2
7 Runs
  • 174.1
  • 174.2
  • 474.3
  • 174.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
A. Shafique
65 (212)
B. Azam
95 (169)
P. Cummins
11-5-32-0
74.6
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Angled into the pads, this is clipped to mid-wicket.
74.5
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
We'll bowled! This one comes back in from outside off. Stays low too. Defended.
74.4
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Onto 95 now! On the body, this is nudges through square leg for one.
74.3
4
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
FOUR! Azam moves onto 94! Short and it comes slow off the surface. Azam pulls it through mid-wicket and bags a boundary.
74.2
1
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Shorter and around off, dabbed to backward point for one.
74.1
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Tap and run! On off, this is pushed to cover for one.
End Of The Over 74 : 171/2
1 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 173.5
  • 073.6
A. Shafique
64 (209)
B. Azam
89 (166)
M. Swepson
24-5-52-0
73.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
A dot to end! Another over ends. 8 to go today. On middle, defended. Also, the 150 stand was on up on the last ball. The two just need to keep going.
73.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
This is swept through square leg for one.
73.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On the stumps, defended.
73.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
The googly on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
73.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On off, this is pushed to cover.
73.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Floats it up on leg. Kept out.
End Of The Over 73 : 170/2
6 Runs
  • 072.1
  • 1 NB72.2
  • 472.2
  • 172.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 072.6
A. Shafique
64 (208)
B. Azam
88 (161)
P. Cummins
10-5-25-0
72.6
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
From around the wicket now! Shafique stands tall and defends this bumper. This one bounces nicely.
72.5
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
That stays low! Good thing is AS did not take his eyes off the ball. On middle, Shafique goes back and looks to fend. It hits the toe end.
72.4
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Good length and on off, defended.
72.3
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Drop and run! There was a direct hit but the batter was well in. Shorter and on middle, this is pushed towards cover and one is taken.
72.2
4
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
FOUR! Put away! Shorter and outside off, this is played through point for a boundary.
72.2
nb
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
NO BALL SIGNALED FOR AN EXTRA FIELDER BEHIND SQUARE! Don't see this often! Shorter and on middle, defended.
72.1
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Shorter and on middle, defended.
End Of The Over 72 : 164/2
2 Runs
  • 071.1
  • 171.2
  • 071.3
  • 1 WD71.4
  • 071.4
  • 071.5
  • 071.6
A. Shafique
64 (205)
B. Azam
83 (157)
M. Swepson
23-5-51-0
71.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Almsot sneaks through! On leg. Abdullah goes back and looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
71.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Tires the surprise ball, lands it on off, googly, blocked.
71.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, kept out.
71.4
wd
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
WIDE! That turned big though. It lands well outside leg. In the rough and turns towards leg pole. AS looks to pad it away but misses. Not that close to the leg pole though. But turned big.
71.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
On the stumps, blocked.
71.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Very full, Azam sweeps it down to fine leg for one.
71.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On the pads, Azam kicks it away.
End Of The Over 71 : 162/2
1 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 170.3
  • 070.4
  • 070.5
  • 070.6
A. Shafique
64 (201)
B. Azam
82 (155)
N. Lyon
20-4-45-1
70.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On the stumps, defended yet again.
70.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Floated up on off, kept out.
70.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, defended.
70.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
This time he gets it away of the fielder at backward square leg and takes one.
70.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On middle, Azam goes back and defends.
70.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On middle, Azam works it to square leg.
End Of The Over 70 : 161/2
4 Runs
  • 269.1
  • 1 WD69.2
  • 169.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
A. Shafique
64 (198)
B. Azam
81 (152)
M. Swepson
22-5-49-0
69.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Outside off, blocked.
69.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Full and on leg, kept out.
69.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
NO BALL! Full and pitching outside leg, Abdullah Shafique gets low and tries to sweep. The ball goes off the top edge and luckily, it goes onto hit the helmet. Could have easily been a catch to short leg if not for the helmet. Mandatory concussion check to follow. Replay shows that there was no bat at all. Just went straight off the rough to hit the helmet. Mitchell Swepson will have to reload as he has overstepped.
69.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Flighted, full and on leg, Abdullah Shafique knocks it back to the bowler.
69.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On the pads, worked to deep square leg for a single.
69.2
wd
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full and outside leg, Babar Azam tries to pad it away but misses.
69.1
2
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full and pitching outside leg, Babar Azam misses his sweep and misses. Initially thought he's got something on it, but it's just missed everything to run down to third man. Given runs off bat though!
End Of The Over 69 : 157/2
2 Runs
  • 068.1
  • 068.2
  • 068.3
  • 168.4
  • 168.5
  • 068.6
A. Shafique
64 (194)
B. Azam
78 (150)
N. Lyon
19-4-44-1
68.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On middle and leg, Abdullah Shafique blocks it out.
68.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter, on middle and leg. Babar Azam works it to deep square leg for one.
68.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
This is driven to long on for a single.
68.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Abdullah Shafique blocks this off the front foot.
68.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Flighted, full and on off, Abdullah Shafique keeps it out.
68.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Loopy ball, outside off. Abdullah Shafique defends.
End Of The Over 68 : 155/2
2 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 167.2
  • 067.3
  • 1 WD67.4
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
B. Azam
77 (149)
A. Shafique
63 (189)
M. Swepson
21-5-45-0
67.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Outside leg, kicked away again.
67.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Flatter, down leg. Padded away again.
67.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Tossed up on leg stump line, Babar lunges forward to offer pad.
67.4
wd
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
WIDE! Sprayed way down leg, Babar Azam leaves it alone. Wided.
67.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Babar Azam pads it away as the ball pitches outside leg.
67.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Full and on the pads, worked to square leg for a run.
67.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
A full toss, down leg. Abdullah Shafique tickles it to leg slip. The fielder there does well to stop the ball.
End Of The Over 67 : 153/2
1 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 166.2
  • 066.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
B. Azam
77 (145)
A. Shafique
62 (187)
N. Lyon
18-4-42-1
66.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Loopy ball, well outside off, Babar Azam plays the line and pads it away. Optimistic appeal for an LBW from the Aussies there!
66.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Full and outside off, Babar Azam lunges and blocks.
66.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Very full, driven on the leg side.
66.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On middle, defended.
66.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Full and on off, driven to long on for one.
66.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On off, blocked out.
End Of The Over 66 : 152/2
0 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 065.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 065.6
B. Azam
77 (141)
A. Shafique
61 (185)
M. Swepson
20-5-43-0
65.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On off, kept out.
65.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Azam flicks this loopy ball to mid-wicket.
65.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Mitchell Swepson comes 'round the wicket and pitches it into the footmarks down leg, Babar Azam tries to pad it away. The ball wasn't far from hitting the leg pole.
65.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full and outside off, kept out.
65.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
And again! Babar is playing with softest of hands that the ball is rolling back off his bat.
65.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle, spinning away. Babar Azam hangs back and keeps it out. The ball rolls back on the way to disturb the stumps but Babar Azam kicks it away.
End Of The Over 65 : 152/2
3 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 264.3
  • 064.4
  • 164.5
  • 064.6
A. Shafique
61 (185)
B. Azam
77 (135)
N. Lyon
17-4-41-1
64.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
That is the perfect spot! Flight ball on off, Shafique looks to defend. This turns back in and goes off the inner half on the leg side.
64.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On middle, this is worked to long on for one.
64.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter and on off, this is guided to point.
64.3
2
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Nice and fine! On middle, this is tucked away towards fine leg for two.
64.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter and on middle, kept out.
64.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
This is where Lyon has to bowl more! Floated up on off, defended.
Drinks! Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique are scoring runs freely and are well set. Australia are toiling hard to get the breakthrough but have found no success. There are still 18 overs left and they will give their all to break this partnership while both the set batters will look to see the day through.
End Of The Over 64 : 149/2
4 Runs
  • 463.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
A. Shafique
61 (184)
B. Azam
74 (130)
M. Swepson
19-4-43-0
63.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Well played! On middle, kept out. End of another good over by Swepson.
63.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Shorter and around off, this is guided to point.
63.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Outside off, left alone.
63.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Well bowled again! On off, blocked.
63.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Sharp turn! This lands on off and spins away. Shafique looks to defend but it goes off the outer half but wide of second slip/
63.1
4
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Nice and fine! Runs flowing now! A full toss on the pads, this is worked fine on the leg side for a boundary down to fine leg.
End Of The Over 63 : 145/2
6 Runs
  • 262.1
  • 062.2
  • 362.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 162.6
A. Shafique
57 (178)
B. Azam
74 (130)
N. Lyon
16-4-38-1
62.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
A single to end! On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
62.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. Kept out.
62.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, kept out.
62.3
3
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Overthrows! More runs! Outside off, turning back in. Azam guides it towards deep point. They take two. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. It goes down to long on where Khawaja midfields and a run is taken.
62.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, blocked.
62.1
2
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for two.
End Of The Over 62 : 139/2
1 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 161.4
  • 061.5
  • 061.6
A. Shafique
56 (175)
B. Azam
69 (127)
M. Swepson
18-4-39-0
61.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
The slider to end on middle, kept out well. A good over by Swepson.
61.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Well folded! Shorter and outside off, Shafique cuts. But Starc at point dives to his right and stops.
61.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Close! Swepson seems quite close to getting a wicket. Shorter and this stays low. Azam pulls, it goes off the bottom towers mid-wicket for one.
61.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Floats it up on middle, blocked again.
61.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On middle, blocked.
61.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
That is loose from Azam. Not something you want to play when the ball is turning and when you're trying to save a game. This is tossed up, outside off, not full enough for a drive. Azam flashes at it but is beaten.
End Of The Over 61 : 138/2
6 Runs
  • 160.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 460.4
  • 060.5
  • 160.6
B. Azam
68 (123)
A. Shafique
56 (173)
M. Starc
12-5-29-0
60.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Yet another one on a length and on off, this is played towards cover for one. Azam is playing it nice and late, right under his eyes.
60.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Good length and on middle, defended.
60.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
EDGY FOUR! Starc will be happy about the fact that he made Azam play away from the body. Not the result he wanted though. Fuller and outside off, Azam goes after it, it goes off the outside edge down to the third man fence. Frustration grows for the Aussies.
60.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
That one does not rise a lot! Shorter and on middle. Azam watches it till the end and blocks.
60.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Angled into the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
60.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Good length and on off, this is guided towards point for one.
End Of The Over 60 : 132/2
5 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 159.4
  • 059.5
  • 459.6
B. Azam
63 (118)
A. Shafique
55 (172)
M. Swepson
17-4-38-0
59.6
4
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
FOUR! Sprayed down the leg side, Babar Azam gets a faint tickle as he attempts a flick. Beats the keeper and gets a boundary as the ball races away to fine leg.
59.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Loopy ball, outside off. Babar Azam carves this to the man at point.
59.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Full and outside off, driven uppishly towards covers for a single.
59.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
On the pads, Abdullah Shafique clips it to mid-wicket.
59.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Full and outside off, Abdullah Shafique defends it to the off side.
59.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter, on off. Abdullah Shafique pushes it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 59 : 127/2
2 Runs
  • 158.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 158.5
  • 058.6
B. Azam
59 (116)
A. Shafique
54 (168)
M. Starc
11-5-23-0
58.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
That's a peach by Starc! Goes full outside off and the ball seams away. Babar Azam has a poke but gets beaten on the outside edge.
58.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Short of a length, on off. Abdullah Shafique rides the bounce and steers this through backward point for a single.
58.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Short of a length, angling in, outside off. Abdullah Shafique does well to sway away from that line.
58.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Length ball, outside off, Abdullah Shafique lets it sail through.
58.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
On a length, on middle. Abdullah Shafique offers a straight bat.
58.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Full and outside off, pushed through cover-point for a single.
End Of The Over 58 : 125/2
0 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 057.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
A. Shafique
53 (164)
B. Azam
58 (114)
M. Swepson
16-4-33-0
57.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
A maiden! Full and on middle. Abdullah Shafique stays solid in his defence.
57.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
On off, blocked out.
57.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Loopy ball, on off. Abdullah Shafique hangs back and defends.
57.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Full again, on leg. Kept out.
57.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Full and on middle, blocked.
57.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up, on off. Abdullah Shafique presses forward and the ball goes off the outside edge to the off side.
End Of The Over 57 : 125/2
4 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 056.2
  • 056.3
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 456.6
B. Azam
58 (114)
A. Shafique
53 (158)
M. Starc
10-5-21-0
56.6
4
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
FOUR! That's a beautiful shot! Fuller in length, outside off. Babar Azam opens the face of the bat and steers it to deep point for a glorious boundary.
56.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
On a length, on off. Kept out.
56.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Short of a length, down the leg side. Babar Azam misses his glance. Almost nicks it behind to Carey.
56.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Back of a length, on middle. Babar Azam stands tall, gets behind the line and blocks it with a dead bat.
56.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Full and angling down leg, Babar Azam misses his flick.
56.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
On a length, on middle. Azam turns it to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 56 : 121/2
2 Runs
  • 155.1
  • 055.2
  • 155.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
A. Shafique
53 (158)
B. Azam
54 (108)
N. Lyon
15-4-32-1
55.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up, on off. Defended.
55.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Full and on off, blocked out.
55.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Full and outside off. Abdullah Shafique lunges and blocks.
55.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Outside off, pushed to sweeper cover for one. 100-run stand comes up between these two!
55.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Full and on off, blocked out.
55.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Short and outside off, Abdullah Shafique steers it to deep point for a single.
End Of The Over 55 : 119/2
0 Runs
  • 054.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
B. Azam
53 (106)
A. Shafique
52 (154)
M. Starc
9-5-17-0
54.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Maiden by Starc. Another over goes by! Back of a length and on middle, blocked.
54.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Angled into middle, defended.
54.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Goes fuller, no movement at all for Starc. Blocked.
54.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Angled into the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
54.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Very well bowled but well played too. A yorker from around the wicket on off, it is jammed out.
54.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Starts off with a loosener well wide outside off. Left alone.
End Of The Over 54 : 119/2
4 Runs
  • 353.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 153.5
  • 053.6
A. Shafique
52 (154)
B. Azam
53 (100)
N. Lyon
14-4-30-1
53.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Flighted ball to end, Shafique plays it back to where it comes from.
53.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
53.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Gives it air and lands it on off, Azam comes forward and plays it to covers.
53.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Another one tossed up on off, Azam keeps it out.
53.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Floated up on off, blocked.
53.1
3
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Fifty for Shafique! A stubborn knock from him and a crucial one. He can't throw it away now. Needs to go on. He gets there with a deft touch. Guides this one outside off down to third man for three.
End Of The Over 53 : 115/2
3 Runs
  • 1 NB52.1
  • 052.1
  • 052.2
  • 152.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 152.6
A. Shafique
49 (152)
B. Azam
52 (96)
C. Green
8-2-15-1
52.6
1
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Shorter and on middle, this is pulled all along the ground through square leg for one.
52.5
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
This time he plays this one close to his body and back to the bowler.
52.4
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Almost! Length and on off, tails back in. Shafique looks to defend but does so away from the body. He gets an inside edge onto the pads.
52.3
1
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Well played in the end! Shorter and on middle, Azam was unsure whether to move out of the way or play it. He tries to move out in the end but too late by then. He does well though to guide it toward point for one.
52.2
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Good length and on off, Azam plays it to cover.
52.1
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Relentless stuff from Green but solid from Azam! On off, Azam gets right behind the line and defends.
52.1
nb
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Good length and on off, this is kept out.
End Of The Over 52 : 112/2
2 Runs
  • 151.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • 151.4
  • 051.5
  • 051.6
A. Shafique
48 (149)
B. Azam
51 (92)
N. Lyon
13-4-26-1
51.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Another over goes by! On middle, AS leans forward and pushes it back to the bowler.
51.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter and on middle, Shafique works it to short leg.
51.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Angled into the pads, this is worked on the leg side for one.
51.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, defended.
51.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter and on off, pushed to cover.
51.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
That almost sneaks through. Shafique comes down the track. He does not get to the pitch of it but does well to play it with the spin through mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 51 : 110/2
0 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 050.3
  • 050.4
  • 050.5
  • 050.6
B. Azam
50 (89)
A. Shafique
47 (146)
C. Green
7-2-12-1
50.6
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
A harmless nut to end! Down the leg side. Azam looks to flick but misses.
50.5
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Solid again! On middle, this is played to mid on.
50.4
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Probably misreads the length. This is a lot fuller and on off, Azam is rooted to his crease as he blocks.
50.3
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Another one on middle, kept out well.
50.2
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
An inswinger, coming in from around middle, Azam plays it right under his eyes.
50.1
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Angled into middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 50 : 110/2