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Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd Test Commentary, Live Updates

PAK vs AUS, 2022 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
268&235 (92.1)
391&227/3d
Australia beat Pakistan by 115 runs
Pat Cummins is handed over the trophy and he celebrates the victory along with his teammates. Right then! That is it from this exuberant Test series! Australia has all the momentum as we now move to white-ball cricket. The three-match ODI series will begin on Tuesday, 29th March with the first ball to be bowled at 3:30 pm IST (10:00 am GMT). But as usual, the build-up will begin much earlier. Do join us for the same. Till then, it is goodbye from this side.
Pat Cummins, the skipper of Australia is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for picking up a total of 8 wickets in the Test match. He says that it was fantastic the way they batted in the first innings and put themselves ahead in the game, and he thought 350 was a good enough target on this wicket. Mentions that the initial wickets were tough to get but once the ball was old and it started reversing it got better to take wickets. Adds that he is really happy with everyone's performance, and he is happy for Swepson as well, who was a key bowler for them. Concludes by saying that they have been well received in Pakistan and it has been a wonderful experience.
Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan, says that it was a great series. Adds that his side gave a good fight tthroughout the series but weren't good enough in the last two sessions on Day 5 of the third Test. Tells that they lost back-to-back wickets in the second session and that cost them. Mentions that they showed great character in the first two Tests but failed to get over the line in Lahore. He applauds the Australian team for the win and also thanks them for coming over to Pakistan after 24 years.
Usman Khawaja is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for scoring 496 runs across three Tests! He says that they had a lot of fun playing in Pakistan, and he thanks all the Pakistani fans for showing all the support. He says that they have come a long way to play in Pakistan and it was fun. Mentions that they had a target of 350 in mind, as it was tough once the ball started reversing a bit and was confident of his side taking 10 wickets in four sessions. Concludes by saying that he felt that hundred in the last innings was one of the hardest hundreds he has scored.
... THE PRESENTATION ...
Pakistan conceded 391 runs with the ball in the first innings but their batters got them off to a great start as well. Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali and Babar Azam made some vital contributions but they completely fell apart when Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc had their tail up with a relatively old ball. They lost wickets in quick succession and conceded a lead of 123 runs in the first innings. In the end, they were set a target of 351 and they did start well on Day 4, thanks to their openers, Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq. However, apart from Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq, none of their batters managed to get in and score big and that cost them. Mohammad Rizwan didn't review when he was adjudged LBW and had he sent it upstairs, things could have been different for Pakistan. But having said that, Australia was just too good for Pakistan in this Test and they deserved to win this Test as well as the series.
Australia have dominated this Test match and they have justified their decision of declaring much earlier on Day 4. It was a combined effort from their batting department which set the tone for them in the first innings. Although, they were under the pump with the ball in the first innings, as Pakistan was cruising along at 248/3. But the duo of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins came roaring back and ensured that Australia get a handy lead in the first innings. Pakistan lost 7 wickets for just 20 runs and that proved to be the turning point in this Test. The Aussies piled on more runs with the bat in the second innings and it was Usman Khawaja who brought up his second century of the Test series. Australia set a target of 351 for Pakistan and their bowlers gave it their all on Day 5. The GOAT, Nathan Lyon grabbed a five-fer, which also included the prized scalp of Babar Azam. It was Pat Cummins who wrapped things up for his side and he finished with three wickets to his name.
WOW! What an end to this enthralling Test series. Australia are touring Pakistan after 24 long years, and they won the Benaud-Qadir Trophy 1-0. After a couple of draws at Rawalpindi and Karachi, Australia has managed to come out on top in Lahore. They have completely outclassed the hosts and the No.1 ranked Test side thoroughly deserves to win this three-match series. Pakistan would be proud of the way they played throughout the series but disappointed at the end of this game, as their openers toiled hard on Day 4 but they never looked like chasing down the target after losing Abdullah Shafique early on in the first session on Day 5.
92.1
W
Pat Cummins To Naseem Shah OUT!
OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! AUSTRALIA HAVE WON IN PAKISTAN! Pat Cummins brings himself into the attack and finishes things off in style! We finally have a result after 15 hard days of intense Test cricket. Coming to the ball - This was on a length, around middle, a straight delivery. Naseem Shah stays in the crease and looks to defend this but he misses and the ball goes on to shatter the stumps. Australia win by 115 runs!
Pat Cummins (15-6-23-2) brings himself into the attack.
End Of The Over 92 : 235/9
1 Runs
  • 091.1
  • 091.2
  • 191.3
  • 091.4
  • 091.5
  • 091.6
N. Ali
1 (20)
N. Shah
1 (6)
N. Lyon
37-8-83-5
91.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
On the pads, full in length. Nauman Ali works it away towards David Warner at short leg who collects the ball on the bounce.
91.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Spinning in, around middle. Nauman Ali hangs back and blocks it out.
91.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Loopy ball, around the leg pole. Nauman Ali defends it just away from the fielder at short leg.
91.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Naseem Shah
Outside off, full, loopy delivery. Naseem Shah leans to block this, but the ball goes off the outside edge away from Steven Smith at first slip and towards third man. Single taken!
91.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Naseem Shah
An appeal for LBW, but the umpire says no! A fuller ball, spinning in, around middle. Naseem Shah stays in the crease and looks to block this but the ball goes off the inside edge onto his pads.
91.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Naseem Shah
Spinning in, shorter ball, around off. Naseem Shah defends it out off the back foot.
End Of The Over 91 : 234/9
2 Runs
  • 090.1
  • 290.2
  • 090.3
  • 090.4
  • 090.5
  • 090.6
N. Ali
1 (17)
N. Shah
0 (3)
M. Swepson
10-1-36-0
90.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Nauman Ali
Tad shorter, on middle. Nauman Ali defends it back to the bowler.
90.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Nauman Ali
Loopy ball, outside off, full in length. Nauman Ali blocks it out.
90.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Nauman Ali
Outside off, full in length. Nauman Ali leans and drives it towards cover.
90.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Nauman Ali
Fuller, outside off. Nauman Ali defends it out.
90.2
b
Mitchell Swepson To Nauman Ali
Two byes! Lovely delivery! That has missed everything! A loopy ball, spinning in, around middle and off. Nauman Ali leans to defend but he gets beaten on the inside edge. The ball goes over the middle pole and Alex Carey fails to grab the ball as well. It rolls behind towards fine leg and the batters steal in two byes!
90.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Nauman Ali
Shorter ball, spinning in, outside off. Nauman Ali defends it out.
End Of The Over 90 : 232/9
0 Runs
  • 089.1
  • 089.2
  • W89.3
  • 089.4
  • 089.5
  • 089.6
N. Shah
0 (3)
N. Ali
1 (11)
N. Lyon
36-8-82-5
89.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Naseem Shah
Tad shorter, around middle. Naseem Shah blocks it out solidly.
89.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Naseem Shah
Full again, outside off. Naseem Shah leans and defends it out.
89.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Naseem Shah
Beaten! Fuller ball, outside off, much straighter. Naseem Shah looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
89.3
W
Nathan Lyon To Shaheen Afridi OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! That is a terrific catch in the deep from Mitchell Swepson and Nathan Lyon bags a five-wicket haul. His second against Pakistan in Test cricket. Excellent effort from the GOAT and Pakistan lose their ninth wicket now. Lyon tosses it up, around off. Shaheen Afridi kneels and looks to slog-sweep it way over the deep square leg region. He miscues it to the left of Swepson in the deep who runs to his left, bends low and takes a really good catch. Naseem Shah is the last batter in. The Aussies are ecstatic and they get around Nathan Lyon to applaud him.
89.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Shaheen Afridi
Flatter and quicker, around middle. Shaheen Afridi rocks back in his crease and dabs it onto the deck.
89.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Shaheen Afridi
This is bowled slower through the air, on a length, around leg. Shaheen Afridi keeps it out.
End Of The Over 89 : 232/8
6 Runs
  • 088.1
  • 188.2
  • 088.3
  • 488.4
  • 088.5
  • 188.6
S. Afridi
5 (4)
N. Ali
1 (11)
M. Starc
17-6-53-1
88.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Shaheen Afridi
A low full toss, around middle and leg. Shaheen Afridi clips it behind square on the leg side for a single.
88.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Shaheen Afridi
A full ball, way down leg. Shaheen Afridi misses his flick and the ball goes through to Alex Carey behind the sticks.
88.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Shaheen Afridi
FOUR! BOOM! That is absolutely hammered by Shaheen Afridi! Starc bowls it full and outside off. Shaheen sits back and smashes it past the diving fielder at mid off for a cracking boundary.
88.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Shaheen Afridi
Well bowled! Yorker-length delivery, around middle. Shaheen Afridi squeezes it out.
88.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Nauman Ali
Another length delivery, outside off. Nauman Ali guides it past point for a single.
88.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Nauman Ali
On a length, shaping away, outside off. Nauman Ali leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 88 : 226/8
10 Runs
  • 087.1
  • 687.2
  • 487.3
  • 087.4
  • 087.5
  • W87.6
H. Ali
13 (17)
N. Ali
0 (9)
N. Lyon
35-7-82-4
87.6
W
Nathan Lyon To Hasan Ali OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Oh, dear! Hasan Ali gets deceived by the turn and bounce here and that brings about his downfall of him. Lyon gets his man and Pakistan lose another wicket, their eighth to be precise. Lyon tosses this one up, well outside off. Hasan Ali looks to slog-sweep but he mistimes it completely and is a bit too early into his shot. He misses, the ball spins sharply and hits Hasan's helmet. It then ricochets off his glove and disturbs the stumps. Australia are just 2 wickets away from a series win. Shaheen Afridi walks out to bat now.
87.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Hasan Ali
A loopy ball, on a length, outside off. Hasan Ali stretches forward and defends it.
87.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Hasan Ali
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Hasan Ali blocks it off the front foot.
87.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Hasan Ali
FOUR! Hasan Ali brings out the reverse-sweep this time! This is tossed up, outside off. Hasan kneels and reverse-sweeps it behind square on the off side for a boundary.
87.2
6
Nathan Lyon To Hasan Ali
SIX! BANG! That came out of nowhere! Lyon serves a loopy ball, well outside off. Hasan Ali gets under it and dispatches it well over the long off fence for a maximum.
87.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Hasan Ali
Tossed up delivery, outside off. Hasan Ali prods and defends it solidly.
End Of The Over 87 : 216/7
3 Runs
  • 086.1
  • 286.2
  • 086.3
  • 086.4
  • 086.5
  • 186.6
H. Ali
3 (11)
N. Ali
0 (9)
M. Starc
16-6-47-1
86.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Hasan Ali
A low full toss, around middle. Hasan Ali clips it wide of mid on and takes a single. He will retain the strike.
86.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Hasan Ali
Back of a length, outside off. Hasan Ali lets it sail through to the keeper.
86.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Hasan Ali
Good-length delivery, around off. Hasan Ali blocks it to the off side.
86.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Hasan Ali
On a length, around middle. Hasan Ali tucks it to mid-wicket.
86.2
2
Mitchell Starc To Hasan Ali
Another ball, full and outside off. Hasan Ali looks to dig it out. It takes the outside edge and runs away past the slip cordon. Mitchell Swepson at deep backward point, runs across to his left and keeps it to just two by diving to his left.
86.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Hasan Ali
A full ball, well outside off. Hasan Ali lets it be.
End Of The Over 86 : 213/7
0 Runs
  • 085.1
  • 085.2
  • 085.3
  • 085.4
  • 085.5
  • 085.6
N. Ali
0 (9)
H. Ali
0 (5)
N. Lyon
34-7-72-3
85.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Nicely tossed up, around middle. Nauman Ali defends it solidly. A maiden over from Nathan Lyon!
85.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
A wayward ball, down leg. Nauman Ali does not bother playing at that one.
85.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Floated, on a length, around middle. Nauman Ali defends it off the front foot.
85.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Lyon comes over the wicket now and serves it on a length, around leg. Nauman Ali gets forward to block but he misses and gets hit on his front pad.
85.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Floated, full and outside off. Nauman Ali gets to the pitch of the ball and blocks it.
85.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Flatter ball, around off. Nauman Ali defends it towards point.
End Of The Over 85 : 213/7
0 Runs
  • W84.1
  • 084.2
  • 084.3
  • 084.4
  • 084.5
  • 084.6
H. Ali
0 (5)
N. Ali
0 (3)
M. Starc
15-6-44-1
84.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Hasan Ali
NOT OUT! A huge appeal for caught behind but the umpire says no! Yorker-length delivery, outside off. Hasan Ali tries to dig this one out but he misses. Australia opt for a review after the umpire says no. UltraEdge shows that there is a gap between bat and ball. Hasan Ali survives and Australia lose their last review. A wicket-maiden from Mitchell Starc!
84.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Hasan Ali
Outside off, shaping away, on a length. Hasan Ali leaves it alone.
84.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Hasan Ali
A full ball, angling down leg, from 'round the wicket. Hasan Ali misses his flick and Alex Carey does well behind the sticks to grab it by diving to his left.
84.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Hasan Ali
A short ball, angling in from outside off. Hasan Ali sways away from the line of the ball.
84.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Hasan Ali
On a length, around off. Hasan Ali blocks it.
Hasan Ali is the new batter in.
84.1
W
Mitchell Starc To Sajid Khan OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! Mitchell Starc gets rid of Sajid Khan who was looking well settled at the crease. He grabs his first wicket and Pakistan have lost their 7th wicket now. The hosts are falling apart here. A fuller ball, angling in, around middle. Sajid Khan flicks this but he was a bit early on his shot and ends up chipping it towards Usman Khawaja at mid-wicket. He pouches it safely and Sajid Khan walks back now. Australia are just 3 wickets away from a historic series win.
End Of The Over 84 : 213/6
1 Runs
  • 083.1
  • 183.2
  • W83.3
  • 083.4
  • 083.5
  • 083.6
N. Ali
0 (3)
S. Khan
21 (46)
N. Lyon
33-6-72-3
83.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Floated, full and around off. Nauman Ali gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it.
83.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Flighted ball, outside off. Nauman Ali blocks it off the front foot.
83.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Nauman Ali
Lyon serves a loopy full toss, around off. Nauman Ali pushes it back to the bowler.
Nauman Ali walks out to bat.
83.3
W
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! That's the wicket Australia were looking for and there is absolute silence at the Gaddafi stadium as Babar Azam walks back. Nathan Lyon strikes and grabs his third wicket. Pakistan are now 6 down. Australia do have this game in their pocket now. Coming to the ball - This was a full ball, much straighter on this occasion. Babar Azam leans to defend this but the ball goes off the outside edge towards first slip. Steven Smith there, who has dropped a few earlier, holds on to this one. He takes a sharp low catch towards his left.
83.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Outside off, tad fuller. Sajid Khan opens the face of the bat and guides it towards point for a single.
83.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Flatter ball, full, around off. Sajid Khan defends it out.
End Of The Over 83 : 212/5
4 Runs
  • 082.1
  • 082.2
  • 082.3
  • 082.4
  • 482.5
  • 082.6
B. Azam
55 (103)
S. Khan
20 (44)
M. Starc
14-5-44-0
82.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Another fuller ball, outside off. Babar Azam drives and finds the fielder at mid off.
82.5
4
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
FOUR! Classy from Babar Azam! Pitches it up, outside off. Babar Azam leans and drives it straight down the ground for a glorious boundary.
82.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Good-length delivery, outside off, at 144 clicks. Babar Azam leaves it alone.
82.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Pitches it up, outside off, at around 144 clicks. Babar Azam pushes it towards the fielder at cover.
82.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Angling in, on middle, on a length. Babar Azam blocks it out solidly.
82.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Swing and a miss! On a length, outside off, shaping away. Babar Azam stays in his crease and tries to cut this away, but he misses.
End Of The Over 82 : 208/5
4 Runs
  • 081.1
  • 081.2
  • 081.3
  • 081.4
  • 081.5
  • 481.6
S. Khan
20 (44)
B. Azam
51 (97)
N. Lyon
32-6-71-2
81.6
4
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
FOUR! Sajid Khan is on the charge here! Loopy ball, full, outside off. Sajid Khan drives it past cover for a boundary.
81.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
On middle, fuller ball. Sajid Khan presses forward and defends it out.
81.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Full again, outside off. Sajid Khan prods forward and taps it towards point.
81.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Fuller ball, outside off. Sajid Khan leans and drives it towards cover.
81.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Floated, full and outside off. Sajid Khan defends it solidly.
81.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Tossed up, on off. Sajid Khan keeps it out.
End Of The Over 81 : 204/5
14 Runs
  • 080.1
  • 180.2
  • 480.3
  • 480.4
  • 1 B80.5
  • 480.6
B. Azam
51 (97)
S. Khan
16 (38)
M. Starc
13-5-40-0
80.6
4
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
FOUR! Edged...and four! FIFTY for Babar Azam! Top innings from him, but he knows his job is only half done! A fuller ball, outside off. Babar Azam leans and looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge past the second slip fielder for a boundary.
80.5
b
Mitchell Starc To Sajid Khan
Bye! Down the leg side, tad shorter now. Sajid Khan looks to flick but he misses. Alex Carey dives and manages to get some glove onto the ball. The rolls towards fine leg. A bye taken! 200 up for Pakistan.
80.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Sajid Khan
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Full again, outside off this time. Sajid Khan leans and drives it past cover for another boundary.
80.3
4
Mitchell Starc To Sajid Khan
FOUR! Wonderful shot! An overpitched delivery, very full, on the pads. Sajid Khan uses his wrists and flicks it past square leg for a boundary.
The second new ball has now been taken by Australia.
80.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
On a length, outside off. Babar Azam taps it towards point and gets across to the other end.
80.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Angling in, full, around middle. Babar Azam tucks it towards mid-wicket.
We are back for the final session of this Test series. The players have made their way out to the middle. Babar Azam and Sajid Khan will resume their innings. Mitchell Starc will start proceedings with the ball.
... Day 5, Session 3 ...
The equation is quite simple, Australia need 5 wickets to win this game and clinch the series, while Pakistan need 161 runs from 37 overs. A win here for Pakistan seems highly unlikely but they will come out and try to save this Test. An exciting final session coming up, which is set to begin at 3:50 pm IST (10:20 am GMT). Stay tuned!
Nathan Lyon began the proceedings by grabbing the big wicket of Imam-ul-Haq. Pat Cummins followed it up and struck twice in two overs and sent back Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan. Reverse-swing is doing the trick for the Aussies and with the new ball now due, it will be interesting to see whether the Aussies opt for it straightaway. Pakistan, on the flip side are in a spot of bother. Babar Azam is leading by example, but there is no support whatsoever from the other end. Although, Babar was also given a life when Travis Head dropped a catch, just at the stroke of Tea.
Three big wickets in the session and just 54 runs were given away, it's safe to say that the second session belonged to the visitors. Pakistan will be under pressure now since Babar Azam is probably their last recognized batter and they have an uphill task ahead of them.
End Of The Over 80 : 190/5
3 Runs
  • 079.1
  • 179.2
  • 079.3
  • 279.4
  • 079.5
  • 079.6
S. Khan
8 (35)
B. Azam
46 (94)
N. Lyon
31-6-67-2
79.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Sajid Khan hangs back and taps it behind square on the off side. That will be Tea on Day 5!
79.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
On a length, around middle. Sajid Khan rides the bounce nicely and tucks it to the leg side.
79.4
2
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Fraction short, outside off. Sajid Khan taps it wide of the slip fielder for a couple of runs.
79.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Tossed up, outside off. Sajid Khan keeps it out.
79.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
DROPPED! That is a huge miss, Babar Azam survives! Lyon serves a loopy ball, around off. Babar Azam skips down the track and looks to go downtown. He tries to bring up his 50 with a biggie, but it goes off the inner half of his blade, in the air towards the mid-wicket region. Travis Head in the deep, doesn't pick it up at first, he reacts a bit late and drops it as he tries to catch it by diving forward. The batters take a run.
79.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter ball, around middle. Babar stays back and turns it to square leg.
End Of The Over 79 : 187/5
0 Runs
  • 078.1
  • 078.2
  • 078.3
  • 078.4
  • 078.5
  • 078.6
S. Khan
6 (31)
B. Azam
45 (92)
C. Green
11-4-18-1
78.6
0
Cameron Green To Sajid Khan
Slightly shorter in length, outside off. Sajid Khan stays back and taps it towards cover.
78.5
0
Cameron Green To Sajid Khan
Fuller in length, on middle. Khan prods and drives hard but finds the mid-wicket fielder this time.
78.4
0
Cameron Green To Sajid Khan
This is a good-length delivery, angling in from middle. Sajid Khan wrists it towards mid-wicket.
78.3
0
Cameron Green To Sajid Khan
Fuller in length, around middle. Sajid Khan leans and drives it to the mid on fielder.
78.2
0
Cameron Green To Sajid Khan
Back of a length, around off. Sajid Khan hangs back and defends it to the off side.
78.1
0
Cameron Green To Sajid Khan
This is a length ball, around middle. Sajid Khan gets forward and tucks it towards mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 78 : 187/5
1 Runs
  • 077.1
  • 077.2
  • 177.3
  • 077.4
  • 077.5
  • 077.6
B. Azam
45 (92)
S. Khan
6 (25)
N. Lyon
30-6-64-2
77.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tosses it up, outside off. Babar Azam prods and defends it watchfully towards silly point.
77.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Lyon sees Babar advancing down the track so he drags his length back and serves a quicker ball, around off. Babar keeps it out in the end.
77.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Floated, full and outside off. Babar Azam stretches forward and defends it.
77.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Plays it late this time! Flatter and quicker, outside off. Sajid Khan hangs back and guides it past the short third man fielder for a run.
77.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Shorter in length and outside off. Sajid Khan sits back and dabs it onto the deck.
77.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Flatter ball, outside off. Sajid Khan blocks it out.
End Of The Over 77 : 186/5
8 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 4 B76.3
  • 076.4
  • 076.5
  • 476.6
B. Azam
45 (89)
S. Khan
5 (22)
C. Green
10-3-18-1
76.6
4
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
FOUR! Lovely shot! Babar Azam is not going to miss out on these. This was short in length, width on offer. Babar Azam stands tall and punches it past cover for a boundary.
76.5
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Pitches it up again, around middle, shaping in. Babar Azam pushes it towards mid on.
76.4
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Another fuller ball, down the leg side again. Babar Azam misses his flick and Alex Carey dives and stops the ball this time.
76.3
b
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
FOUR BYES! Bonus runs for Pakistan! This one was a short ball, way down the leg side. Babar Azam leaves it alone. Alex Carey dives to his left and fails to get to the ball. The ball rolls towards fine leg for a boundary.
76.2
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Angling in, around middle, fuller ball. Babar Azam flicks it towards mid-wicket.
76.1
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Full, outside off. Babar Azam leans and drives it towards the fielder at cover.
End Of The Over 76 : 178/5
1 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 075.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 175.5
  • 075.6
S. Khan
5 (22)
B. Azam
41 (83)
N. Lyon
29-6-63-2
75.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Loopy ball, full again, around off. Sajid Khan presses forward and blocks it out.
75.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tad shorter, outside off. Babar Azam defends it towards point for a single.
75.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Another fuller ball, outside off. Babar Azam defends it out.
75.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Fuller ball, on middle. Babar Azam leans and blocks it out.
75.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
A huge appeal for a catch, but the umpire is unmoved. A loopy ball, full, spinning in. Babar Azam leans to block this but the ball goes past his inside edge and hits his pad and lobs over the keeper's head. Steven Smith from first slip, dives to his left and takes a good catch. They decide not to go for the review in the end. The replays show that the ball was very close to Babar's glove and there was a slight murmer on the UltraEdge as the ball passed the glove. Had Australia reviewed this, it would have been curtains for Babar Azam.
75.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Fuller ball, spinning in, around middle. Babar Azam leans and blocks it out.
End Of The Over 75 : 177/5
4 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 474.2
  • 074.3
  • 074.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
S. Khan
5 (21)
B. Azam
40 (78)
C. Green
9-3-14-1
74.6
0
Cameron Green To Sajid Khan
On a length, outside off. Sajid Khan leans and defends it out.
74.5
0
Cameron Green To Sajid Khan
Fraction shorter, down the leg side, at 127.2 clicks. Sajid Khan ducks under it and lets it go.
74.4
0
Cameron Green To Sajid Khan
Full again, on middle. Sajid Khan flicks it towards mid-wicket.
74.3
0
Cameron Green To Sajid Khan
Angling in around middle, on a length. Sajid Khan defends it out solidly.
74.2
4
Cameron Green To Sajid Khan
FOUR! Easy pickings! On a length, angling in, around the thigh pads. Sajid Khan tickles it fine towards fine leg for a boundary.
74.1
0
Cameron Green To Sajid Khan
Fuller ball, swinging in, around middle. Sajid Khan flicks it towards mid-wicket.
Cameron Green (8-3-10-1) is back on.
End Of The Over 74 : 173/5
2 Runs
  • 173.1
  • 073.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 173.5
  • 073.6
B. Azam
40 (78)
S. Khan
1 (15)
N. Lyon
28-6-62-2
73.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Floated, full and outside off. Babar Azam defends it solidly off the front foot.
73.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Lyon almost had his third wicket here! Flatter ball, around off and spinning in late. Sajid Khan gets forward to defend. It takes the thick inside edge and goes just past Marnus Labuschagne at short leg for a run.
73.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Flighted delivery, outside off. Sajid Khan stretches forward and blocks it.
73.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
A bit quicker this time, around off. Sajid Khan keeps it out.
73.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Sharp turn off the rough! Tossed up, way outside off and turning in sharply. Sajid Khan prods to drive but he misses and gets hit high on his pad.
73.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tossed up, outside off. Babar Azam gets to the pitch of the ball and eases it to long on for a run.
End Of The Over 73 : 171/5
3 Runs
  • 272.1
  • 072.2
  • 172.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 072.6
S. Khan
0 (11)
B. Azam
39 (76)
P. Cummins
15-6-23-2
72.6
0
Pat Cummins To Sajid Khan
Fuller in length, on off. Sajid Khan drives but straight to the mid on fielder.
72.5
0
Pat Cummins To Sajid Khan
A full ball, around middle. Sajid Khan gets forward and flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
72.4
0
Pat Cummins To Sajid Khan
A length ball, angling in from off. Sajid Khan covers the line and blocks it.
72.3
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
A slower ball, on a length, outside off. Babar Azam taps it towards backward point and rotates the strike.
72.2
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Good-length ball, around off. Babar Azam keeps it out.
72.1
2
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Full and outside off. Babar Azam drives it through covers and takes a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 72 : 168/5
1 Runs
  • 171.1
  • 071.2
  • 071.3
  • 071.4
  • 071.5
  • 071.6
S. Khan
0 (8)
B. Azam
36 (73)
N. Lyon
27-6-60-2
71.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
On a length, well outside off. Sajid Khan gets to the pitch of the ball and blocks it.
71.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Flatter ball, on a length and staying a touch low. Sajid Khan rocks back and defends it.
71.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
A stifled appeal for caught behind but the umpire says no! This is tossed up, outside off and spinning in late. Sajid Khan prods to defend but he misses and gets hit on the pad. The ball pops out towards Steven Smith at first slip who grabs it.
71.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Tossed up, around middle. Sajid Khan keeps it out.
71.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Sajid Khan
Floated, full and outside off. Sajid Khan defends it off the front foot.
71.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter ball, outside off. Babar Azam pushes it towards point and takes a run.
End Of The Over 71 : 167/5
1 Runs
  • 170.1
  • 070.2
  • W70.3
  • 070.4
  • 070.5
  • 070.6
S. Khan
0 (3)
B. Azam
35 (72)
P. Cummins
14-6-20-2
70.6
0
Pat Cummins To Sajid Khan
Good-length delivery, outside off. Sajid Khan defends it out. Another successful over by Pat Cummins!
70.5
0
Pat Cummins To Sajid Khan
Angling in, around middle, on a length. Sajid Khan pushes it towards mid on.
70.4
0
Pat Cummins To Sajid Khan
Beaten! Outside off, on a length, shaping away. Sajid Khan looks to block this but he gets beaten on the outside edge.
Sajid Khan comes to the crease now.
70.3
W
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan OUT!
OUT! LBW! That is a peach of a delivery from the Aussie skipper and Mohammad Rizwan had absolutely no answers to that one. Huge, huge moment in this Test, and the Australians are pumped! Cummins runs in and serves a pinpoint yorker that angles in late. Rizwan is a bit late to react and he gets hit on his toe. Cummins appeals and the umpire agrees. Rizwan has a chat with his skipper but he doesn't opt for a review, he takes the long walk back to the pavilion. Although, the Ball Tracker shows that the impact was well outside off and had Rizwan taken the review he would be still out there in the middle. Nothing going Pakistan's way at the moment.
70.2
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
This is a full ball, jagging back in from outside off. Mohammad Rizwan skips down the track a bit and turns it to mid-wicket.
70.1
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Good-length ball, angling in from middle. Babar Azam flicks it to deep square leg and takes a single.
End Of The Over 70 : 166/4
1 Runs
  • 069.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • 169.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
M. Rizwan
0 (4)
B. Azam
34 (71)
N. Lyon
26-6-59-2
69.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Outside off, fuller length delivery. Mohammad Rizwan presses forward and looks to block this but the ball goes off the outside edge and falls just short of Steven Smith at first slip.
69.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller ball, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan lunges and defends it out.
69.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tad shorter, spinning in, outside off. Babar Azam pushes it towards cover. Single taken!
69.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Loopy ball, full, around off. Babar Azam leans and blocks it out.
69.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Turn and bounce for Lyon! Tuning in, slower through the air, around middle. Babar Azam stays back manages to fend it out towards short leg.
69.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Loopy ball, very full, around off. Babar Azam pushes it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 69 : 165/4
1 Runs
  • 068.1
  • 168.2
  • 068.3
  • W68.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
M. Rizwan
0 (2)
B. Azam
33 (67)
P. Cummins
13-6-19-1
68.6
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
Good-length delivery, around the sixth stump line. Mohammad Rizwan leaves it alone.
68.5
0
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Rizwan
On a length, around middle, jagging back in. Mohammad Rizwan blocks it out.
DRINKS! Australia has got a couple of wickets in quick succession right after the Lunch break and they are clearly in the driver's seat at the moment. To add to that, Pakistan have a long tail and it is now up to their two talismanic players, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan to see their side home. Australia look favorites from hereon though. Mohammad Rizwan walks out to bat now.
68.4
W
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam OUT!
OUT! LBW! Pat Cummins brings himself into the attack and he strikes straightaway! Pakistan lose their fourth wicket and they are in some sort of trouble now! Pat Cummins serves this on a fuller length, around off, shaping away just a tad. Fawad Alam looks to dig it out but he plays down the wrong line and misses. The ball goes past his outside edge and hits him on the pad. The umpire raises his finger after an appeal for LBW from Australia. Fawad Alam opts for a review. The UltraEdge confirms no bat involved and the Ball Tracker shows three reds! Fawad Alam has to walk back. Pakistan lose a review as well.
68.3
0
Pat Cummins To Fawad Alam
Fuller ball from 'round the wicket, around middle, at around 136 clicks. Fawad Alam defends it out.
68.2
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Another length delivery, tailing back in, on the thigh pads. Babar Azam flicks it past square leg for a single.
68.1
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Good-length delivery, jagging back in, around middle. Babar Azam defends it out off the back foot.
End Of The Over 68 : 164/3
1 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
  • 067.3
  • 167.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
F. Alam
11 (18)
B. Azam
32 (65)
N. Lyon
25-6-58-2
67.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Fawad Alam
Fuller, around the leg pole. Fawad Alam pushes it towards mid on.
67.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Fawad Alam
Full again, pitching it outside the leg stump line. Fawad Alam presses forward and defends it out.
67.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Slower through the air, full, around off. Babar Azam advances down the pitch and knocks it towards long on. Single taken!
67.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Full again, spinning in, outside off. Babar Azam blocks it out towards David Warner at silly point.
67.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Much straighter now, around middle and leg. Babar Azam stays in his crease and defends it out.
67.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Fuller ball, outside off. Babar Azam lunges forward and blocks it out.
End Of The Over 67 : 163/3
3 Runs
  • 266.1
  • 066.2
  • 166.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
F. Alam
11 (16)
B. Azam
31 (61)
M. Starc
12-5-27-0
66.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Nipping back in around middle, on a length. Fawad Alam defends it out.
66.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Swing and a miss! On a length shaping away, outside off. Fawad Alam looks to have a poke at it, but he misses.
66.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Very full, angling in from over the wicket, around middle. Fawad Alam pushes it towards mid-wicket.
66.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Pitches it up again, outside off, shaping away. Babar Azam pushes it with the outer half of his bat towards deep cover for a single.
66.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Tad fuller again, shaping away, outside off. Babar Azam drives and finds the fielder at cover this time.
66.1
2
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
A fuller ball from 'round the wicket, outside off. Babar Azam pushes it past cover for two runs.
End Of The Over 66 : 160/3
4 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 365.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 165.6
B. Azam
28 (58)
F. Alam
11 (13)
N. Lyon
24-6-57-2
65.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Short once again, around middle, spinning in. Babar Azam flicks it past mid-wicket for a single.
65.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Turning in, around off, tad shorter. Babar Azam stays in his crease and cuts it towards cover-point.
65.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Fuller ball, outside off. Babar Azam lunges and defends it out.
65.3
3
Nathan Lyon To Fawad Alam
Tad shorter, spinning away, around middle. Fawad Alam whips it past mid-wicket. Pat Cummins chases it and keeps the ball away from the ropes. Three taken!
65.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Fawad Alam
Full, around off. Fawad Alam leans and defends it out.
65.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Fawad Alam
Pitching it outside the line of leg stump, full. Fawad Alam hangs back and tucks it towards square leg.
End Of The Over 65 : 156/3
3 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 164.2
  • 064.3
  • 164.4
  • 064.5
  • 164.6
F. Alam
8 (10)
B. Azam
27 (55)
M. Starc
11-5-24-0
64.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Back of a length, outside off. Fawad Alam taps it to point and takes a quick run.
64.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
Inside edge saves Fawad Alam this time! Starc runs in and bowls it very full around off. The ball angles in late. Fawad Alam looks to dig it out but he gets an inside edge onto his pad. Australia appeal but the umpire is not interested. Pat Cummins though opts for a review but the UltraEdge confirms that there was a huge inside edge. The on-field decision stays. Australia burn their review.
64.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Slightly shorter in length, outside off. Babar Azam steers it towards deep backward point and takes a single.
64.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Back of a length, outside off. Babar Azam hangs back and punches it towards extra cover.
64.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
This is darted on the pads. Alam tickles it fine through the fine leg region for a single.
64.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Fawad Alam
A full ball, around middle. Fawad Alam stays back and tucks it to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 64 : 153/3
7 Runs
  • 163.1
  • 063.2
  • 463.3
  • 063.4
  • 163.5
  • 163.6
F. Alam
6 (6)
B. Azam
26 (53)
N. Lyon
23-6-53-2
63.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Fawad Alam
This is a wayward ball, spinning in from outside leg. Fawad Alam hangs back and just helps it towards fine leg for a run.
63.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Shorter in length, around middle. Babar flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
63.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
On a length, around off. Babar Azam keeps it out.
63.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
FOUR! Streaky but Babar Azam will take that! This is a flatter ball, on a length, outside off and turning in late. Babar prods to defend. This time though he goes at it with hard hands. It takes the outside edge and flies past Steven Smith at first slip for a boundary. 150 comes up for Pakistan.
63.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Floated, full and around off. Babar Azam covers the line and defends it with soft hands.
63.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Fawad Alam
Flatter ball, around leg. Alam stays back and whips it off his pad. David Warner at short leg sticks his right hand out but fails to grab it. The ball rolls away towards mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 63 : 146/3
0 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
B. Azam
21 (49)
F. Alam
4 (4)
M. Starc
10-5-21-0
62.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
A full ball, angling in from outside off. Babar Azam gets to the pitch of the ball and keeps it out.
62.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Full and outside off. Babar Azam lets it sail through to the keeper.
62.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Back of a length, around off. Babar Azam hangs back and defends it.
62.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Good-length delivery, angling in from off. Babar Azam gets forward and blocks it.
62.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Another ball that is full and way outside off. Babar Azam lets it be.
62.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Babar Azam
Starc serves a full ball, outside off. Babar Azam lets it through to the keeper.
End Of The Over 62 : 146/3
4 Runs
  • 061.1
  • W61.2
  • 061.3
  • 461.4
  • 061.5
  • 061.6
F. Alam
4 (4)
B. Azam
21 (43)
N. Lyon
22-6-46-2
61.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Fawad Alam
Tosses it up, full in length, around middle and leg. Fawad Alam lunges and blocks it out away from the fielder at short leg. A successful over from Nathan Lyon!
61.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Fawad Alam
Tad shorter, turning away, around off. Fawad Alam blocks it out off the back foot.
61.4
4
Nathan Lyon To Fawad Alam
FOUR! Top shot! Fawad Alam gets off the mark in style! A fuller, loopy delivery, on middle. Fawad Alam gets down on his knee and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a boundary!
61.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Fawad Alam
Fuller ball, quicker, around the leg pole. Fawad Alam defends it towards square leg.
Fawad Alam walks out to bat now.
61.2
W
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Lyon strikes straightaway after Lunch and this is a huge wicket for Australia! It is Imam-ul-Haq who has to walk back to the hut. Lovely bowling this from the GOAT and Pakistan find themselves in a spot of bother now. Lyon comes over the wicket and serves a flatter ball, on a length, around middle and spinning away late. Imam prods to block but it goes off the inside edge, onto the pad and the ball pops out towards Marnus Labuschagne at silly point who takes a sitter. Australia appeal and the umpire agrees. Imam opts for a review but the UltraEdge shows a clear spike as the ball passes the bat. Australia on top!
61.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Lyon comes over the wicket and serves a flatter ball, around leg. Imam-ul-Haq stays back and keeps it out.
Who will bowl from the other end? Nathan Lyon, (21-6-42-1) it is!
End Of The Over 61 : 142/2
6 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 160.2
  • 160.3
  • 160.4
  • 260.5
  • 160.6
Imam
70 (197)
B. Azam
21 (43)
M. Labuschagne
2-0-10-0
60.6
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam eases this full ball towards long on. He will retain the strike by taking a single.
60.5
2
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
ML bowls it slower through the air, full and outside off. Imam-ul-Haq drives it through the cover region and comes back for the second run.
60.4
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Babar Azam
Slightly shorter in length, on middle. Babar Azam rocks back and mistimes his pull towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
60.3
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, full and well outside off. Imam-ul-Haq gets to the pitch of the ball and whips it through mid-wicket for a single.
60.2
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Babar Azam
A flatter ball, on a length, around leg. Babar Azam looks to defend but it goes off the thick inside edge towards square leg for a run.
60.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Babar Azam
Tossed up, around off. Babar Azam keeps it out.
We are back for the post-Lunch session! The players stride out to the middle. Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq will resume their innings. Marnus Labuschagne will begin with the ball. A slip in place. Here we go...
... Day 5, Session 2 ...
This Test match is evenly poised at the moment with all three results still possible. The second session will give us a fair idea about where this Test match is heading. Do join us for the middle session which begins at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT).
Australia started the session well and it was Cameron Green who struck early by sending back Abdullah Shafique with a peach of a delivery. Starc and Cummins also kept bowling tight lines and lengths and did not allow the batters to free their arms. Lyon spun the ball sharply and he got the prized scalp of Azhar Ali. For Pakistan, Imam-ul-Haq has held one end and he batted well. Although, he will need to bat deep and make sure that he stitches a big partnership along with his skipper. They still need 215 runs to win and they cannot afford to lose wickets heading into the latter stages of this Test match.
Another riveting session of this Test match comes to an end. Australia would be happier of the two sides going into Lunch as they have got those two crucial wickets. Although, Pakistan have managed to score 63 runs from 33 overs in this session and they still have two in-form batters at the crease. The spinners though are getting a lot of turn off the surface and Pakistan's batters will need to be at their very best going ahead.
End Of The Over 60 : 136/2
0 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 059.5
  • 059.6
Imam
66 (194)
B. Azam
19 (40)
N. Lyon
21-6-42-1
59.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Quicker, full, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq steps down and blocks it just away from Marnus Labuschagne at silly point. That will be Lunch on Day 5!
59.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Tosses it up, on the pads, fuller ball. Imam-ul-Haq stays back and tries to block this but the ball goes off his pads towards fine leg.
59.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller delivery, slower through the air, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq leans and defends it just away from the fielder at short leg.
59.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Tad shorter, around middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq stays in his crease and blocks it out solidly.
59.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller, around off. Imam-ul-Haq defends it out.
59.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Sharp turn and extra bounce again for Lyon! This one lands around middle, turns away. Imam-ul-Haq hangs back and manages to just get a glove onto it just away from the short gully fielder.
End Of The Over 59 : 136/2
1 Runs
  • 158.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
B. Azam
19 (40)
Imam
66 (188)
M. Swepson
9-0-36-0
58.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full again, around middle. Babar Azam pushes it back to the bowler.
58.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full, on middle. Babar Azam leans and defends it out.
58.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Beaten! A beauty by Mitchell Swepson! A fuller ball, loopy one as well, spinning away, outside off. Babar Azam leans to defend this but he gets beaten as the ball turns away from him. A perfect leg-spinner's delivery!
58.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Slower through the air, full, around middle. Babar Azam blocks it out.
58.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full, on middle. Babar Azam leans and defends it out.
58.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted delivery, full, around off. Imam-ul-Haq has driven this towards long on for a single.
End Of The Over 58 : 135/2
2 Runs
  • 257.1
  • 057.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
B. Azam
19 (35)
Imam
65 (187)
N. Lyon
20-5-42-1
57.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Turning in, around middle, tas shorter. Babar Azam tucks it towards square leg off the back foot.
57.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Slower through the air, full, around middle. Babar Azam lunges forward to block this, but the ball goes off the gloves and falls short of the short leg fielder.
57.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tosses it up, full, around off. Babar Azam defends this one.
57.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Loopy ball, full, around off. Babar Azam blocks it out.
57.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Sharp turn and extra bounce! Fuller, spinning in, around middle. Babar Azam stays back and tries to cut this away, but he manages to fend it away onto the deck.
57.1
2
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Full, spinning in, outside off. Babar Azam leans to block this, but the ball goes off the outside edge away from the first slip fielder towards third man. Two taken!
End Of The Over 57 : 133/2
2 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 156.2
  • 056.3
  • 056.4
  • 156.5
  • 056.6
Imam
65 (187)
B. Azam
17 (29)
M. Swepson
8-0-35-0
56.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
A fuller from 'round the wicket, around off. Imam-ul-Haq leans and defends it out.
56.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Fullish delivery, tosses it up, on middle. Babar Azam steps down and looks to flick this away, but the ball goes off the inside edge towards fine leg for a single.
56.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Loopy delivery, on the pads, very full. Babar Azam tucks it towards square leg.
56.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Full, around middle. Babar Azam defends it out.
56.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Full again, around off, slower through the air. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it past mid-wicket for a single.
56.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Quicker, at around 88.8 clicks, full, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq leans and defends it out.
End Of The Over 56 : 131/2
2 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 155.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 155.6
Imam
64 (184)
B. Azam
16 (26)
N. Lyon
19-5-40-1
55.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter ball, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq pushes it through covers and takes a single this time. A slight hesitation but they make it comfortably in the end.
55.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Around off. Blocked out.
55.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
A mix-up but no harm done in the end. A better throw at the bowler's end and it would have been curtains for Babar Azam. This is tossed up, around off. Imam-ul-Haq taps it towards cover and calls for a run. But he sends back Babar after taking a few steps. Babar Azam is stranded halfway down the pitch. The cover fielder hurls a wayward throw back to Lyon who fails to grab the ball cleanly and Babar makes it safely back inside the crease.
55.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam skips down the track and looks to block but it goes off the thick inside edge just past the short leg fielder.
55.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Another ball, flatter and spinning in from outside off. Babar Azam hangs back to block but it goes off the outside edge past the first slip fielder for a single.
55.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter ball, outside off and spinning in late. Babar gets back and dbas it onto the deck.
End Of The Over 55 : 129/2
7 Runs
  • 454.1
  • 154.2
  • 054.3
  • 254.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
Imam
63 (180)
B. Azam
15 (24)
M. Swepson
7-0-33-0
54.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and quicker, on off. Imam-ul-Haq gets back in his crease and blocks it.
54.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and spinning down leg. Imam-ul-Haq looks to flick but he misses.
54.4
2
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
An overpitched ball, well outside off. Imam-ul-Haq carves it through the cover region and comes back for the second run.
54.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, full and outside off. Imam keeps it out.
54.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Flatter ball, on middle. Babar Azam tucks it to the leg side and takes a single.
54.1
4
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
FOUR! A wayward ball from Swepson, a juicy full toss, down leg. Babar Azam tickles it through fine leg and bags a boundary.
End Of The Over 54 : 122/2
1 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 153.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
Imam
61 (176)
B. Azam
10 (22)
N. Lyon
18-5-38-1
53.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Fraction shorter, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq pushes it back to Lyon.
53.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Tad shorter, around middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq taps it towards mid-wicket off the back foot.
53.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Tosses it up, full, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq leans and defends it out. The ball lobs up and goes just away from the fielder at silly point.
53.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Firing it on the pads, touch fuller. Imam-ul-Haq stays in the crease and tucks it towards square leg.
53.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Loopy ball, full, outside off. Babar Azam leans and drives it past cover for a single.
53.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Spinning in, tad fuller, around off. Babar Azam blocks it out off the back foot.
End Of The Over 53 : 121/2
3 Runs
  • 252.1
  • 052.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 152.5
  • 052.6
Imam
61 (172)
B. Azam
9 (20)
M. Swepson
6-0-26-0
52.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted delivery, full, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq has defended this one out off the front foot.
52.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
On the pads, touch shorter again. Babar Azam flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
52.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Shorter ball, spinning away, around off. Babar Azam stays back and cuts it towards the fielder at point.
52.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Tosses it up, full, around middle and leg. Babar Azam leans and defends it towards mid-wicket.
52.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Tad shorter, quicker, around middle. Babar Azam pushes it towards mid-wicket off the back foot.
52.1
2
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Tosses it up, very full, spinning away, outside off. Babar Azam drives it towards sweeper cover for a brace.
Mitchell Swepson (5-0-23-0) comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 52 : 118/2
4 Runs
  • 251.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • 051.4
  • 251.5
  • 051.6
Imam
61 (171)
B. Azam
6 (15)
N. Lyon
17-5-37-1
51.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Tosses it up, full, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq presses forward and defends it out.
51.5
2
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Loopy ball, full, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq lunges and looks to defend this but the ball goes off the outside edge away from the first slip fielder towards third man. Two taken!
51.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Quicker, full, around middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq once again advances down the pitch and looks to flick this away, but the ball goes off the outside edge towards point.
51.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Tad shorter, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq dances down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
51.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Much fuller now, around middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq leans and defends it out solidly.
51.1
2
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Shorter ball, on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq stays in his crease and tucks it past square leg for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 51 : 114/2
1 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 050.3
  • 050.4
  • 1 LB50.5
  • 050.6
B. Azam
6 (15)
Imam
57 (165)
P. Cummins
12-6-18-0
50.6
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
On a length, shaping away, around middle. Babar Azam blocks it out.
50.5
lb
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length this time, on the thigh pad, touch slower on this occasion. Imam-ul-Haq looks to tuck this away, but the ball brushes off his thigh pads and rolls towards fine leg. A leg bye taken!
50.4
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Fullish delivery, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq presses forward and blocks it out solidly.
50.3
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Good-length delivery, angling in, around middle, at 137 kph. Imam-ul-Haq defends it out.
50.2
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length, shaping away, outside off, at 136.6 clicks. Imam-ul-Haq taps it towards point. No run taken!
50.1
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
A fuller ball from 'round the wicket, outside off, at around 134 clicks. Imam-ul-Haq leans and defends it out.
End Of The Over 50 : 113/2
2 Runs
  • 149.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 149.4
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
B. Azam
6 (14)
Imam
57 (160)
N. Lyon
16-5-33-1
49.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Shorter in length, outside off. Babar Azam rocks back and punches it to the wide mid off fielder.
49.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Edged but safe! Turn and bounce for Lyon yet again! This ball turns back in sharply, from outside off. Babar Azam prods to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and falls well short of Steven Smith at first slip.
49.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq pushes it wide of the cover fielder and takes a single.
49.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower through the air, on a length, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it watchfully off the front foot.
49.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted ball, around leg. Imam-ul-Haq keeps it out with ease.
49.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Flatter ball, outside off. Babar Azam taps it to the off side for a single.
End Of The Over 49 : 111/2
1 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 148.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
Imam
56 (157)
B. Azam
5 (11)
P. Cummins
11-5-18-0
48.6
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Short of a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it to the off side.
48.5
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Good-length delivery, around off. Imam-ul-Haq defends it out.
48.4
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and down leg. Imam-ul-Haq misses his flick.
48.3
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Short of a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it and dabs it onto the deck.
48.2
1
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Back of a length, around middle and leg. Babar Azam tucks it to the leg side and rotates the strike.
48.1
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Good-length delivery, around middle. Babar Azam blocks it out.
End Of The Over 48 : 110/2
0 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 047.3
  • 047.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
Imam
56 (153)
B. Azam
4 (9)
N. Lyon
15-5-31-1
47.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and quicker, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq skips down yet again and defends it towards cover.
47.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam-ul-Haq runs down the track to this length ball and tries to block it. The ball goes off the thick outside edge towards point.
47.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flattter ball, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq keeps it out.
47.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted delivery, on a length, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it off the front foot.
47.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq dabs it onto the deck.
47.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq keeps it out.
End Of The Over 47 : 110/2
5 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • 446.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
B. Azam
4 (9)
Imam
56 (147)
P. Cummins
10-5-17-0
46.6
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Back of a length, around off. Babar Azam dabs it towards cover.
46.5
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Good-length, around off. Babar Azam blocks it off the side.
46.4
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Back of a length, around off. Babar Azam blocks it to the off side.
46.3
4
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
FOUR! Nicely played! This is full and around middle. Babar Azam prods and caresses it through the mid on region for a boundary. Pakistan's skipper is off the mark in style.
46.2
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
On a good-length, around off. Babar Azam keeps it out.
46.1
1
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq taps it to cover and takes a single.
End Of The Over 46 : 105/2
0 Runs
  • 045.1
  • W45.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
B. Azam
0 (4)
Imam
55 (146)
N. Lyon
14-4-31-1
45.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Touch fuller, much straighter now, outside off. Babar Azam leans and defends it out.
45.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Sharp turn and extra bounce! Spinning in, around middle. Babar Azam stays in the crease and taps it towards square leg.
45.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Tad quicker, outside off, full again. Babar Azam presses forward and defends it out.
45.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Babar Azam
Fuller ball, around off. Babar Azam leans and blocks it out.
Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan, comes to the crease now.
45.2
W
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Australia opt for a review as they think Azhar Ali has got an inside edge before the ball pops out towards the first slip fielder who grabs it. It turns out to be a successful one for Australia as they get rid of Azhar Ali! Now coming to the ball - Lyon tosses it up, well outside off and spinning in late. Azhar Ali kneels to sweep but he gets an inside edge onto his pad. The ball lobs up towards Steven Smith at first slip and he does the rest. The UltraEdge rolls in and it shows a slight spike. The third umpire asks the on-field umpire to reverse his decision. A huge blow for Pakistan as they lose their second wicket. AUSTRALIA BELIEVE!
45.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Tossed up, outside off. Azhar Ali blocks it out.
End Of The Over 45 : 105/1
0 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
Imam
55 (146)
A. Ali
17 (45)
M. Starc
9-4-21-0
44.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Another top delivery by Starc! Another yorker, around off, at 144 clicks. Imam-ul-Haq does well to dig it out. A maiden over from him!
44.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Full again, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq presents the full face of the bat and blocks it out solidly.
44.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Well bowled! Yorker-length delivery now, around middle and off, at around 143 clicks. Imam-ul-Haq digs it out.
44.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Full in length, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq presses forward and drives it to the fielder at cover.
44.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Pitches it up again, outside off, tailing in. Imam-ul-Haq defends it back to the bowler.
44.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Fullish delivery, angling in, around middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq pushes it towards mid on.
End Of The Over 44 : 105/1
2 Runs
  • 143.1
  • 143.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
A. Ali
17 (45)
Imam
55 (140)
N. Lyon
13-3-31-0
43.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Slower through the air, full, outside off. Azhar Ali presses forward and defends it out.
43.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Loopy ball, full, around off. Azhar Ali defends it out.
43.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Fraction short again, outside off. Azhar Ali pushes it towards point off the back foot.
43.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Touch shorter again, around middle. Azhar Ali goes on the back foot and defends it out.
43.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller ball, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq presses forward and drives it past cover for a quick single.
43.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Turn and bounce for Lyon! Fuller ball, spinning in, around middle. Azhar Ali stays in his crease and tucks it towards fine leg for a single.
DRINKS! Pakistan have added 30 runs to their total in the first session so far and both sides would be reasonably happy as the Aussies did manage to get rid of Abdullah Shafique early on. The pitch hasn't played much tricks, but the ball has just started to reverse, so the Pakistani batters would look to bat deep and keep the Aussie bowlers at bay. Also, the first session is going to be an extended one, which means it will go on till 1 pm IST (7.30 am GMT).
End Of The Over 43 : 103/1
0 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
Imam
54 (139)
A. Ali
16 (40)
M. Starc
8-3-21-0
42.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Very full, tailing back in, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq pushes it towards mid on.
42.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Angling in, around middle, tad fuller. Imam-ul-Haq shows the full face of the bat and defends it out.
42.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Another length delivery, tailing in, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq tries to block this but the ball goes off the outer half of the bat towards backward point. Once again, he wanted to sneak in a single but bails out at the end.
42.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq defends it towards cover off the back foot.
42.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller ball, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq presses forward and drives it to the fielder at cover.
42.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Swinging in, tad fuller, on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it towards square leg. Imam-ul-Haq wanted a single there, but he decides against it in the end, as Azhar Ali wasn't interested to run.
End Of The Over 42 : 103/1
0 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
A. Ali
16 (40)
Imam
54 (133)
N. Lyon
12-3-29-0
41.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Loopy ball, full, around middle. Azhar Ali pushes it back to the bowler.
41.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Touch shorter, outside off. Azhar Ali pushes it past the fielder at silly point.
41.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Spinning in, fuller ball, around off. Azhar Ali defends it out from within the crease.
41.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Quicker through the air, at around 89 clicks, fuller, around off. Azhar Ali leans and blocks it out.
41.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Tad quicker, full, outside off. Azhar Ali gets down on his knee and looks to sweep this but he msses.
41.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Close! A fuller ball, spinning in a tad, outside off. Azhar Ali leans to block but the ball goes off the under edge and it just goes past the off pole.
End Of The Over 41 : 103/1
3 Runs
  • 140.1
  • 040.2
  • 240.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
Imam
54 (133)
A. Ali
16 (34)
M. Starc
7-2-21-0
40.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Down the leg side, on a length. Imam-ul-Haq looks to tuck this but he misses.
40.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Full now, outside off, at 144.3 clicks. Imam-ul-Haq leans and drives it to the fielder at cover.
40.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Better from Starc! This one was an outswinger, on a length, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq defends it out watchfully.
40.3
2
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
An inswinger, on the pads, fuller length. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it past square leg for a brace.
40.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Another length delivery from over the wicket to the left-hander, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it out watchfully.
40.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Azhar Ali
Mitchell Starc serves a length ball from 'round the wicket, angling in, around middle, at around 139 clicks. Azhar Ali looks to block this but the ball goes off the outside half of the bat, away from the fielder at gully towards third man. Single taken!
End Of The Over 40 : 100/1
2 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 239.5
  • 039.6
Imam
52 (128)
A. Ali
15 (33)
N. Lyon
11-2-29-0
39.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower through the air, full and on middle. Imam-ul-Haq covers the line and blocks it with ease.
39.5
2
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Nicely played! Flatter and quicker, on a length, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq hangs back and guides it past the short third man fielder for a brace. 100 comes up for Pakistan! They require 251 more runs to win this Test as well as the series.
39.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted delivery, around off. Imam-ul-Haq stretches forward and defends it. Not much spin for Lyon so far!
39.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Lyon goes wide of the crease and serves it on a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq dabs it onto the deck.
39.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, full and on middle. Imam-ul-Haq defends it back to the bowler.
39.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, around off. Imam-ul-Haq gets forward and keeps it out.
End Of The Over 39 : 98/1
9 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 138.2
  • 438.3
  • 038.4
  • 438.5
  • 038.6
A. Ali
15 (33)
Imam
50 (122)
M. Starc
6-2-18-0
38.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Azhar Ali
Good-length delivery, around off. Azhar Ali blocks it with ease. 9 runs off the over!
38.5
4
Mitchell Starc To Azhar Ali
FOUR! Edgy! But Azhar Ali controlled it nicely in the end. Back of a length, angling in and just shaping away a tad after pitching. Ali looks to sway his bat away from the line but in the end, manages to run it down past the slip cordon and into the fence. He made sure that he does not push hard at the ball and played it with soft hands.
38.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Azhar Ali
Crunched but for no run! Another ball, full and outside off. Azhar Ali drives but Usman Khawaja at short cover dives to his left and stops it.
38.3
4
Mitchell Starc To Azhar Ali
FOUR! Easy pickings! A half-volley, outside off from 'round the wicket. Azhar Ali prods and carves it through the cover region for a boundary.
38.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
FIFTY for Imam-ul-Haq! Another gritty innings by the Pakistani opener! This is a full ball, around leg. Imam glances it to fine leg and rotates the strike. Imam though would be aware that the job is only half done as Pakistan have a long way to go.
38.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Starc starts with a wayward ball, angling down leg. Imam misses his flick and once again, Alex Carey has to make a diving stop behind the sticks.
Mitchell Starc (5-2-9-0) comes to bowl now.
End Of The Over 38 : 89/1
4 Runs
  • 337.1
  • 037.2
  • 137.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
A. Ali
7 (29)
Imam
49 (120)
N. Lyon
10-2-27-0
37.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Floated, full and outside off. Azhar Ali smothers the spin and blocks it.
37.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Turn and bounce for Lyon! This is pitched way outside off. Azhar Ali looks to work it to the leg side with hard hands but the ball spins sharply and it goes off the inner half of the bat towards short fine leg.
37.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Flighted delivery, around off. Ali defends it off the front foot.
37.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, on middle. Imam pushes it to mid on and scampers through to the other end. The fielder at mid on misses his shy at the bowler's end.
37.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, full and around off. Imam-ul-Haq keeps it out.
37.1
3
Nathan Lyon To Azhar Ali
Lyon tosses it up, well outside off. Azhar Ali gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it through the cover region. The ball doesn't have enough legs to race away to the ropes. Pat Cummins cuts it off and the batters collect three runs.
It's time for spin! Nathan Lyon (9-2-23-0) comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 37 : 85/1
0 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
Imam
48 (118)
A. Ali
4 (25)
C. Green
8-3-10-1
36.6
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq stays back and nudges it to mid-wicket. Not in the gap though. Another maiden over from Cameron Green!
36.5
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Drags his length back a bit, around leg. Imam-ul-Haq hops in his crease and tucks it to square leg.
36.4
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Green changes his angle and goes over the wicket. He hurls a full ball, on middle. Imam leans and drives it to the mid on fielder.
36.3
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
A length ball, jagging back in from middle. Imam-ul-Haq stays back and wrists it to mid-wicket.
36.2
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
A bumper, angling down leg. Imam-ul-Haq ducks underneath.
36.1
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Green comes 'round the wicket and serves it on a length, around off. Imam gets to the pitch of the ball and blocks it to the on side.
End Of The Over 36 : 85/1
2 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 235.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
A. Ali
4 (25)
Imam
48 (112)
P. Cummins
9-5-12-0
35.6
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
A length ball, jagging back in from off. Azhar Ali gets forward and defends it.
35.5
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
A short ball, around leg. Azhar Ali hangs back and tickles it to backward square leg.
35.4
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
Full and on middle. Azhar Ali drives but straight to the mid on fielder.
35.3
2
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
Good-length ball, around the fifth stump channel. Azhar Ali skips down a bit and just guides it through the third man region. Mitchell Swepson gives it a chase and keeps it to just two. Good cricket all around.
35.2
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
On a length, around off. Azhar Ali keeps it out, off the front foot.
35.1
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
This is a full ball, angling in from off. Azhar Ali gets forward and pushes it to mid on.
End Of The Over 35 : 83/1
2 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 134.4
  • 034.5
  • 134.6
A. Ali
2 (19)
Imam
48 (112)
C. Green
7-2-10-1
34.6
1
Cameron Green To Azhar Ali
Back of a length, down leg. Azhar Ali tucks it towards fine leg for a single. He will keep strike for the next over!
34.5
0
Cameron Green To Azhar Ali
Length delivery, angling in, around off. Azhar Ali leans to defend this but he gets an inside edge on the pads. Cameron Green though appeals for LBW, but the umpire is unmoved.
34.4
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Pitches it up, around middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it towards mid-wicket and scampers through to the other end. A slight fumble there allows the batters to complete the run comfortably.
34.3
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Touch fuller, angling in, around off. Imam-ul-Haq prods and blocks it out.
34.2
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Down the leg side, length delivery. Imam-ul-Haq misses his flick.
34.1
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Swinging in, around middle, on a length, at 133.3 clicks. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it out.
End Of The Over 34 : 81/1
1 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 1 LB33.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
A. Ali
1 (17)
Imam
47 (108)
P. Cummins
8-5-10-0
33.6
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
Another length delivery, around middle. Azhar Ali shows the full face of the bat and defends it out.
33.5
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
Good-length delivery, around off, tailing in. Azhar Ali blocks it out towards point.
33.4
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
Tad fuller, around off. Azhar Ali pushes it towards mid off.
33.3
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
On a length now from over the wicket, around off. Azhar Ali defends it out off the front foot.
33.2
lb
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Leg bye! On the pads again, on a length. Imam-ul-Haq looks to tuck this one but he misses. The ball brushes off his pad and goes to the right of the keeper. This time Alex Carey manages to just a glove on it. The batters steal a leg bye as the ball rolls towards fine leg.
33.1
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Angling in on a length from 'round the wicket, on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq tucks it towards square leg.
End Of The Over 33 : 80/1
1 Runs
  • 132.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
A. Ali
1 (13)
Imam
47 (106)
C. Green
6-2-8-1
32.6
0
Cameron Green To Azhar Ali
Down the leg side, on a length. Azhar Ali misses his flick. Alex Carey once again dives to his left and makes a good stop.
32.5
0
Cameron Green To Azhar Ali
Shorter ball, outside off. Azhar Ali leaves it alone.
32.4
0
Cameron Green To Azhar Ali
Very full, around middle. Azhar Ali defends it out watchfully.
32.3
0
Cameron Green To Azhar Ali
Tailing in, on a length, around middle, at 136.1 clicks. Azhar Ali blocks it out.
32.2
0
Cameron Green To Azhar Ali
A length ball from over the wicket, down the leg side. Azhar Ali misses his flick. Alex Carey dives to his left and pouches the ball.
32.1
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Cameron Green goes 'round the wicket, serves a fuller ball, angling in, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq pushes it towards mid on and runs across to the other end.
End Of The Over 32 : 79/1
0 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
A. Ali
1 (8)
Imam
46 (105)
P. Cummins
7-4-10-0
31.6
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
Shaping in again, on a length, around off. Azhar Ali blocks it out towards cover. A maiden over by Pat Cummins!
31.5
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
Length, on middle. Azhar Ali blocks it out watchfully.
31.4
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
Another inswinger, on a length, around middle. Azhar Ali defends it out off the back foot.
31.3
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
Good-length delivery, jagging in, around middle. Azhar Ali defends it out.
31.2
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
Swinging in again, tad fuller, around middle and off. Azhar Ali defends it out.
31.1
0
Pat Cummins To Azhar Ali
Nipping back in, around middle, on a length. Azhar Ali blocks it out.
End Of The Over 31 : 79/1
2 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • W30.5
  • 1 NB30.6
  • 130.6
A. Ali
1 (2)
Imam
46 (105)
C. Green
5-2-7-1
30.6
1
Cameron Green To Azhar Ali
Full again, outside off. Azhar Ali leans to defend but the ball goes off the outer half towards third man. Single taken. Azhar Ali gets off the mark with that!
30.6
nb
Cameron Green To Azhar Ali
No Ball! Fuller ball, around off. Azhar Ali defends it out. Cameron Green has overstepped here. The umpire signals no ball.
Azhar Ali walks in at number 3.
30.5
W
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A massive breakthrough for Australia. This is just what Australia wanted heading into Day 5. They have broken this opening stand and have gotten rid of the in-form Abdullah Shafique. Pakistan lose their first wicket early on Day 5. This one was on a length, outside off, shaping away. Abdullah Shafique leans to block this but he manages to get an outside edge back to the keeper. Alex Carey takes an easy catch there. Cameron Green with the first wicket!
30.4
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Shorter ball, down the leg side. Abdullah Shafique looks to flick but he misses.
30.3
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Nipping back in, on a length, around middle. Abdullah Shafique defends it out off the front foot.
30.2
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Beaten! On a length now, outside off, at around 129 clicks. Abdullah Shafique leans to block this, but he gets beaten on the outside edge.
30.1
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Full, tailing back in, around middle and leg, at 133.4 clicks. Abdullah Shafique flicks it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 30 : 77/0
0 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
Imam
46 (105)
A. Shafique
27 (75)
P. Cummins
6-3-10-0
29.6
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Good-length ball, around off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it off the front foot. Another maiden over!
29.5
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
This ball starts from well outside off and nips back in sharply after landing. Imam lets it through to the keeper.
29.4
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Pitches it up, around off. Imam-ul-Haq leans and defends it to the off side.
29.3
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Short of a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq covers the line and keeps it out. Not much movement for Australia's skipper.
29.2
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Another ball, on a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it off the back foot.
29.1
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Cummins bowls a length ball, around off. Imam gets behind it and dabs it onto the deck.
End Of The Over 29 : 77/0
0 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • 028.6
A. Shafique
27 (75)
Imam
46 (99)
C. Green
4-2-5-0
28.6
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Slightly fuller, just outside off. Abdullah Shafique prods and defends it solidly.
28.5
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Good-length ball, around off. Abdullah Shafique keeps it out.
28.4
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
This is a yorker-length ball, angling in late. Abdullah Shafique looks to flick but he misses and gets hit low on his pad. Cameron Green appeals but the umpire says no. Might have gone down leg, and hence, Cummins doesn't opt for a review.
28.3
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
On a length, around off. Abdullah Shafique defends it to the off side.
28.2
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
This is a length ball, outside off that jags back in sharply. Abdullah Shafique covers his off pole and leaves it alone. Lovely bowling from Green!
28.1
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Full and around middle. Abdullah Shafique prods and flicks it to the square leg fielder.
Cameron Green (3-1-5-0) will bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 28 : 77/0
4 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 427.6
Imam
46 (99)
A. Shafique
27 (69)
P. Cummins
5-2-10-0
27.6
4
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Nicely timed by Imam! Cummins strays on the pads. Imam sits back and flicks it behind square on the leg side for a boundary. Pakistan are underway on Day 5!
27.5
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length and well outside off. Imam does not bother playing at that one.
27.4
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Cummins goes full and just outside off. Imam gets forward and drives it to the mid off fielder.
27.3
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Good-length delivery, around off. Imam-ul-Haq gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it.
27.2
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
This is a length ball, around middle. Imam stands tall and tucks it to mid-wicket.
27.1
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Cummins comes 'round the wicket and starts with a full ball, around off. Imam-ul-Haq prods and pushes it towards mid off.
We are ready for action on Day 5! The players are out in the middle. Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq will resume their batting. Pat Cummins will begin with the ball. Two slips in place. Let's go...
Pakistan would be pleased to end the day without losing any wickets, but they still have a long way to go. They will be hoping to pile on more runs without losing many wickets in the first session. Although, it’s not going to be easy since there will some reverse-swing on offer which could prove to be threatening for the Pakistani batters. Stay tuned to see how the first session of the final day of this Test series pans out.
Australia were in a commanding position with a healthy lead by their side. However, they would be a little nervous coming into this final day since they were unable to break the opening stand at the end of Day 4. We did witness Pakistan crumble in the first innings and Australia will be hoping they can do the same. A few quick wickets and Australia would be on top.
Hello and welcome back, folks! We are now into the final day of the final Test of this exciting Test series between Pakistan and Australia. We have witnessed 14 days of thrilling Test cricket action in this series and it all comes down to this final day, where probably all results are possible. Both sides will be hoping they can bring out their A-game and come out on top.
... DAY 5, SESSION 1 ...
Right then! We have got a real contest on our hands and after 14 days of gruelling Test cricket it all boils down to this - 278 runs versus 10 wickets. Day 5 will begin on Friday at 10.30 am IST (5 am GMT) but the build-up will begin much sooner. Do join us for the fascinating final day. Till then, take care and goodbye!
Nathan Lyon looked really good with the ball and would want to hit the rough a bit more on Day 5 in order to create more chances. Talking about chances, the golden arm of Marnus Labuschagne almost got the breakthrough right before Stumps but once again Steven Smith was undone by the ball at first slip. At one point, the declaration seemed a good thing but having not picked up a single wicket so far, the Aussies will just be a little nervous coming into the final day of the Test match.
Australia will be a bit disheartened with that bowling performance but they still have plenty of runs to defend on the final day and given their performance in the first innings, the ball reversed pretty late in the innings. So, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins will still be a big threat for the opposition batters. They now have the dilemma to either press the issue early on the final day and take the risk of conceding runs or just stem the flow of runs and then attack later in the day.
The opening pair of Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique has remained rock solid in the final session and due to their efforts, this game hangs right in the balance. Imam and Shafique have added on 73 runs for the opening wicket and reduced the target well under 300 runs. This stand has made sure the hosts have a real chance on the final day of the Test match to not only save it but maybe to snatch the win off Australia's hands. They will have to bat patiently and put away the bad balls though if they do go for the win but Babar Azam will be fairly pleased with how things have ended on Day 4.
Drama right at the end of Day 4 but Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique have managed to remain unscathed! A total of 31 overs were bowled in the final session, with 98 runs being scored and just one wicket going down. Another fascinating day of Test cricket and with just one day remaining in the Test series, we still don't know which team is going to win or even for that matter if there's going to be a winner at all.
End Of The Over 27 : 73/0
4 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 426.5
  • 026.6
A. Shafique
27 (69)
Imam
42 (93)
M. Labuschagne
1-0-4-0
26.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Loopy and full, around off, Abdullah Shafique presses forward and defends it watchfully. Stumps on Day 4!
26.5
4
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
EDGED AND FOUR! Yet another chance has gone past Smith at first slip. He has had a torrid time throughout the series. Loopy and around off, landing on a fuller length and spinning away, Abdullah Shafique cannot resist and goes for a full-blooded drive. It takes a thick outside edge, flies behind to slip where Steven Smith reacts to his right initially and the ball goes past the left side. It brushes his fingers and races behind for a boundary.
26.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
This one keeps low. Full and wide, outside off and spinning away, Abdullah Shafique tries to drive but misses.
26.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Another delivery spinning away from outside off, Abdullah Shafique has nothing to do with it.
26.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Turning away from the batter, from outside off, with some extra bounce, Abdullah Shafique leaves it alone.
26.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Full delivery, flighted and around off, Abdullah Shafique drives it off the front foot to covers.
Pat Cummins has decided to toss the ball to Marnus Labuschagne for what is probably going to be the last over of the day.
End Of The Over 26 : 69/0
6 Runs
  • 425.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 225.5
  • 025.6
Imam
42 (93)
A. Shafique
23 (63)
M. Starc
5-2-9-0
25.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Spears it in, very full and angling down the leg side at 141.9 kph, Imam tries to flick but misses.
25.5
2
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Misfield! Fractionally short and outside off, Imam steers it down to point where the fielder fumbles and allows a couple of runs.
25.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
A surprise bouncer around off, at 135.5 kph, Imam-ul-Haq ducks immediately.
25.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Lands it on a length and close to off, at 140.9 kph, Imam-ul-Haq crouches as he defends it back. That stayed low.
25.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on off, at 138.9 kph, Imam defends it down to mid on.
25.1
4
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Off the outside edge. Short in length and outside off, Imam stands back and flashes his bat at it. It takes the outer half and speeds down to the third man fence.
End Of The Over 25 : 63/0
1 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 124.6
Imam
36 (87)
A. Shafique
23 (63)
C. Green
3-1-5-0
24.6
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Green comes from over the wicket for the last delivery. Serves it short and angles it away from off, Imam cracks it to deep point for a single. 7 more minutes to go for Stumps, possibly two more overs coming.
24.5
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on off, Imam defends it ahead of his front pad and pushes it towards mid on.
24.4
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it from the back foot to covers.
24.3
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Again the length goes shorter, on off, Imam plays it down from the back foot to point.
24.2
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Pitches it up this time, around off, bringing the batter forward who defends it cautiously.
24.1
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Around off, on a good length and shaping back in, Imam stays back and punches it to covers.
The Pakistani batters are taking their time and very smartly slowing the game down as the 12th man runs onto the field with drinks and a new pair of gloves. The umpire Aleem Dar watches the situation quickly and tells them to hurry up as they will try to squeeze in as many overs as possible before the day ends.
End Of The Over 24 : 62/0
0 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
A. Shafique
23 (63)
Imam
35 (81)
M. Starc
4-2-3-0
23.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Starc goes wide of the crease and spears in a length ball around off at 136.9 kph, Abdullah Shafique defends it solidly again to covers. Maiden!
23.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
On a length and outside off, at 141 clicks, Abdullah Shafique shoulders arms.
23.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller and on off, defended back safely.
23.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Starc goes very full and outside off, Abdullah Shafique squeezes it out to cover-point.
23.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Darts it in, on a length around middle, Abdullah Shafique defends it from the back foot to mid-wicket.
23.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Starc begins his new spell from 'round the wicket, eyeing some reverse swing. It's full and around off, Abdullah Shafique defends it solidly to the off side.
Mitchell Starc (3-1-3-0) is brought back into the attack for a late burst. Can he get the ball to reverse swing and do a bit of damage?
End Of The Over 23 : 62/0
0 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
Imam
35 (81)
A. Shafique
23 (57)
C. Green
2-1-4-0
22.6
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on middle, angling down, Imam flicks it from the middle of his bat but finds the square leg fielder. 17 minutes left on the clock for Stumps. 8 overs still remaining.
22.5
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Keeps it on a length and close to off, angling in, Imam defends it from the back foot.
22.4
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length, close to off, defended from the back foot to covers.
22.3
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Close to off and a bit on the shorter side, Imam-ul-Haq tries to cut but ends up chopping it down. Luckily, he has not dragged it on.
22.2
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
A bit short and on middle, blocked towards mid-wicket.
22.1
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller in length and angling in from outside off, Imam-ul-Haq defends it to the off side. In case a wicket goes down, Shaheen Afridi is getting ready to come out as a nightwatchman.
End Of The Over 22 : 62/0
3 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 221.4
  • 021.5
  • 121.6
Imam
35 (75)
A. Shafique
23 (57)
N. Lyon
9-2-23-0
21.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and a touch shorter on off, Imam goes back and whips it wide of mid on for a run.
21.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated delivery, full and on off, it's defended ahead of the front pad.
21.4
2
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Edgy! Good flight again from Lyon, he lands it full and outside off, getting it to turn away, Imam tries to drive but edges it down to third man. Green chases it down and they take two.
21.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Nice flight on this one, full and around off, Imam pushes it off the front foot to covers.
21.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Oohhhh...that keeps low from a shortish length around off, Imam gets back to cut and somehow keeps it out from the bottom edge.
21.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Jumps down the track to smother the spin and defends it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 21 : 59/0
4 Runs
  • 120.1
  • 120.2
  • 1 WD20.3
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 120.5
  • 020.6
A. Shafique
23 (57)
Imam
32 (69)
C. Green
1-0-4-0
20.6
0
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
Pitches it up, full and around off, Abdullah Shafique leans forward to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. End of a harmless first over from Cameron Green!
20.5
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Full in length, around middle and leg, Imam leans across and flicks it through the gap at square leg for a single.
20.4
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Uses the angle of the bowler and wrists a length ball to square leg.
20.3
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Around off, on a length, defended from the back foot.
20.3
wd
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Bouncers today have troubled the keepers more than the batters. Down the leg side and Carey has to dive to collect it. Called a wide for height!
20.2
1
Cameron Green To Abdullah Shafique
All too easy at the moment for this pair. Short again from Green, outside off, Abdullah Shafique steers it down to third man for a single.
20.1
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Fractionally short and close to off, Imam-ul-Haq goes back and taps it down to point for a single.
We are now going to see Cameron Green for the first time today. He replaces Mitchell Swepson in the attack and is ready to steam in.
End Of The Over 20 : 55/0
2 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
A. Shafique
22 (55)
Imam
30 (65)
N. Lyon
8-2-20-0
19.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter and on off, Abdullah Shafique goes on the back foot and blocks.
19.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Again the length is slightly short, around off, Abdullah Shafique defends it from the back foot, albeit from the inner edge.
19.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Lyon comes from 'round the wicket but drops it short around off, Imam goes back and turns it towards mid-wicket for a run.
19.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Lunges to a full ball and pushes it defensively in the gap at covers. They take a single.
19.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Slightly short and outside off, Abdullah plays late and guides it towards point. Smith chases it from first slip and they decide not to cross.
19.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Loopy and full, outside off and turning back in, Abdullah Shafique leans forward to defend but misses. He is hit on the front pad but outside the line of the stumps.
End Of The Over 19 : 53/0
9 Runs
  • 618.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 218.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
Imam
29 (64)
A. Shafique
21 (50)
M. Swepson
5-0-23-0
18.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Nearly goes through. Sharp spin from the rough outside off, staying low as well from a shortish length, Imam does well to keep his eyes on the ball as he keeps it out safely to covers.
18.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Puff of dust as it lands on a fuller length around off, Imam-ul-Haq stretches forward in defense.
18.4
2
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated and around off, Imam-ul-Haq brings out the reverse sweep and sends it down to third man. Collects two. Under 300 needed now.
18.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
A touch short and on middle, Abdullah Shafique works it in the gap at square leg for a single.
18.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Shortish and on off, punched off the back foot to the off side. Mitchell Swepson moved across to his left to stop the ball.
18.1
6
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
SIX! High and handsome! This young man continues to impress. Loopy and full, around leg, Abdullah Shafique shimmies down the track and launches it over long on for a maximum. 50 comes up for Pakistan!
End Of The Over 18 : 44/0
1 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
Imam
27 (61)
A. Shafique
14 (47)
N. Lyon
7-2-18-0
17.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and around leg, flicked to square leg.
17.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Appeal for a run out, it's referred upstairs... Loopy and full, spinning back in from the rough outside off, Abdullah Shafique opts for the slog-sweep but miscues it in the air. It's timed badly and doesn't carry to the fielder in the deep. Cameron Green fires in the throw to the keeper who takes the bails off. Marnus Labuschagne sees Imam-ul-Haq jumping and thinks that he is in the air when the bails come off. It's referred upstairs and the replays find that Imam had jumps after getting inside the crease.
17.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
This time Abdullah Shafique gets forward and flicks it well but finds short mid-wicket.
17.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Not a lot of turn on this one as it lands on the fuller side around off, Abdullah Shafique leans forward to flick but gets a soft leading edge towards covers.
17.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
A touch short and outside off, turning back into the batter, Abdullah Shafique pushes it from the back foot to mid-wicket.
17.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller and on off, defended back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 17 : 43/0
6 Runs
  • 416.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 216.6
Imam
27 (60)
A. Shafique
13 (42)
M. Swepson
4-0-14-0
16.6
2
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq goes on the back foot and cuts it down to deep backward point for a couple.
16.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Slows it up in the air, full and around off, Imam tries to defend off the front foot but misses and is pinged on the pads. The impact is outside the line of the stumps though.
16.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted and full, around off, Imam again uses his feet and jams it down successfully.
16.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Walks forward to a full ball and pushes it back to the bowler.
16.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and outside off, driven against the spin but straight to covers.
16.1
4
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Beating the full-length dive from Usman Khawaja. Loopy delivery, around off, Imam skips down the track and whips it through the gap between mid on and mid-wicket. Usman Khawaja tries his best but cannot prevent the boundary.
End Of The Over 16 : 37/0
0 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
A. Shafique
13 (42)
Imam
21 (54)
N. Lyon
6-2-17-0
15.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Turning back in from outside off, Abdullah Shafique defends it from the back foot.
15.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Loopy and full, around off, Abdullah Shafique draws forward and defends it ahead of his front pad.
15.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
The batter has just watchfully blocked this out.
15.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Shout for a caught behind! The finger goes up and the batter takes the DRS. Coming to the delivery, it's smart from Lyon. He gets one ball to spin back in a mile and serves a slider on this occasion. Abdullah Shafique walks across a bit and tries to defend with the spin. The ball though skids on and goes closely past the outside edge of his bat. Alex Carey collects and appeals, and the umpire agrees. Abdullah Shafique takes the DRS and the UltraEdge finds nothing.
15.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Loopy and full, around off, Abdullah Shafique defends it by getting forward.
15.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Whoa! There you go. Big spin out of the footmarks. Lyon puts it outside off, landing on rough and it turns back in a mile. Abdullah Shafique offers no shot and then sees it going closely past the off pole.
End Of The Over 15 : 37/0
1 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
Imam
21 (54)
A. Shafique
13 (36)
M. Swepson
3-0-8-0
14.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower through the air, full and around off, Imam defends it off the front foot to covers.
14.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Turning down the leg side, it's defended down in front of short leg.
14.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated and around off, drifting in, Imam tries to flick but it takes the inside edge and goes to square leg.
14.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and outside off, driven down to mid off.
14.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
A controlled flick shot on this occasion, to a full ball around middle and it travels in the gap at square leg for a run.
14.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Too full in length around middle, Abdullah Shafique hurries down the track and goes hard at it. It takes the inner half and goes to backward square leg.
Drinks! It's been a steady start from the opening pair of Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique as they have remained watchful from the start. But now they have started putting away the bad balls as well. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins didn't get much purchase with the hard new ball and even in the first innings, both of them got the softer ball to reverse and got their wickets. Nathan Lyon has troubled the batters at times but hasn't created a clear-cut opportunity yet. There's still 17 overs left in the day's play and the Pakistani dug out will be hoping their openers remain at the crease for the entirety of those 17 overs. Australia will have to believe that they just need one wicket to put all the pressure on the hosts.
End Of The Over 14 : 36/0
0 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
Imam
21 (50)
A. Shafique
12 (34)
N. Lyon
5-1-17-0
13.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated and full, around middle and leg, Imam draws forward and defends. Maiden, first from Lyon in his 5 overs.
13.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Again the length is on the shorter side, around off, allowing the batter to go back and deal with it. Imam forces it out to covers.
13.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Misses out! Short and wide outside off, Imam punches it from the back foot but finds the cover fielder.
13.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Identical to the last delivery, this time Imam defends it back from the inner part of his bat.
13.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower through the air, full and on middle, Imam gets forward and defends it back.
13.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
A bit short and on off, spinning away, Imam cuts but finds the backward point fielder.
End Of The Over 13 : 36/0
5 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 412.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
Imam
21 (44)
A. Shafique
12 (34)
M. Swepson
2-0-7-0
12.6
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Short again, spinning in from around off, it's punched back towards the bowler. Swepson doesn't stop cleanly and they cross.
12.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Spinning in from the rough outside off, Imam goes on the back foot and keeps it out towards mid-wicket.
12.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and around off, defended back.
12.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted and full, outside off, Imam lunges and defends it to the off side.
12.2
4
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Perhaps an attempted wrong 'un, on the shorter side around off, Imam rocks back and hammers it towards the fence at mid-wicket.
12.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Too full in length and outside off, it's driven back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 12 : 31/0
7 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 311.2
  • 411.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
A. Shafique
12 (34)
Imam
16 (38)
N. Lyon
4-0-17-0
11.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Loopy and full, landing outside off, Abdullah Shafique luges and offers a good solid forward defensive shot.
11.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Uses his feet to reach the pitch of the ball and then defends it back to the bowler.
11.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
The length is a bit short again, around off and breaking into the batter, Abdullah Shafique turns it down towards backward square leg.
11.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Nicely played! Lyon is a bit on the shorter side outside off, Abdullah Shafique buys the width as he rocks back and slaps it through point for a boundary.
11.2
3
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Beautifully bowled by Lyon as he senses the charge from the batter. Imam has to reach out and does well to stroke it through cover-point. Starc chases it down and pulls it back before the fence. Saves one run.
11.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and around off, Imam walks forward and defends it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 11 : 24/0
2 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
A. Shafique
8 (30)
Imam
13 (36)
M. Swepson
1-0-2-0
10.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
A touch short and flat on middle, Abdullah Shafique goes on the back foot and flicks it to mid-wicket.
10.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Loopy and landing full outside off, Imam uses his feet and drives it to mid off for a brisk single.
10.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Spinning into the batter from the rough outside off, fuller in length, Imam defends it.
10.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted one, landing outside off, Imam-ul-Haq goes back and defends it to the leg side.
10.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up, full and on middle, pushed down towards mid on for a quick run.
10.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Abdullah Shafique
Starts with a friendly full toss around off, Abdullah Shafique misses out as he hits it straight to the man at mid on.
Spin from both ends now as Mitchell Swepson is brought into the attack.
End Of The Over 10 : 22/0
2 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
Imam
12 (33)
A. Shafique
7 (27)
N. Lyon
3-0-10-0
9.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted this time, full and on off, Imam strides forward in defense.
9.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Once again the length is a bit short around off, Imam stays back and blocks it down.
9.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter this time, short and on off, defended off the back foot.
9.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Advances down the track, doesn't reach the pitch of the ball completely but still manages to defend it back. Risky.
9.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Short in length on off, turning in, Abdullah Shafique goes back and punches it to covers for a single.
9.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Loopy and full, around leg, Imam-ul-Haq jumps down the track and nudges it in front of square on the leg side for a quick run. A direct hit at the striker's end but Abdullah Shafique is safely in.
End Of The Over 9 : 20/0
2 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
Imam
11 (28)
A. Shafique
6 (26)
P. Cummins
4-2-6-0
8.6
1
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller this time, around off, shaping back in, Imam flicks it down to fine leg for a single.
8.5
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Edged but safe! In the channel around off, angling in from a full length, Imam-ul-Haq tries to push but gets a soft outside edge. It doesn't carry to Cameron Green at second slip.
8.4
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on off, defended watchfully with a high elbow from Imam.
8.3
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Cummins comes from 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball on off, Imam defends it from the back foot.
8.2
1
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller this time, on middle, it's helped wide of mid on for a single.
8.1
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Fractionally short and on off, angling in, Abdullah Shafique works it on the leg side but finds square leg.
End Of The Over 8 : 18/0
6 Runs
  • 47.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
Imam
10 (24)
A. Shafique
5 (24)
N. Lyon
2-0-8-0
7.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
A touch flat and around off, Usman Khawaja gets back and defends it from the crease.
7.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Walks down the track to a full ball and knocks it towards mid on.
7.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Abdullah Shafique
Aerial but safe! Tossed up, full and around off, Shafique leans forward and across to flick but it takes the upper half of his bat. Goes aerially but safely to mid on and they cross for a run.
7.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated and full on middle, Imam tucks it in the gap at mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
7.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Shout for an lbw! Not given. Pat Cummins listens to his players and takes the DRS. Lyon serves it around off, gets it to skid back in with the angle, Imam-ul-Haq presses forward to defend but misses. He is struck on the pads, they appeal but to no avail. The UltraEdge detects a big spike. Australia lose a reveiw.
7.1
4
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! This is one way to tackle spin. Use your feet. Imam wears his skates to take it on the full and forces it down the ground for a boundary at long on.
End Of The Over 7 : 12/0
0 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
A. Shafique
4 (23)
Imam
5 (19)
P. Cummins
3-2-4-0
6.6
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Returns to bowling full on middle and leg, Abdullah Shafique covers the line and defends it to mid on.
6.5
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Taps a length ball down to covers and steps out of the crease, in search of a run. Abdullah Shafique is sent back by his partner.
6.4
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Puts it on a fuller length around off, Abdullah Shafique presses forward and blocks it to covers.
6.3
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Cummins is targeting the stumps. A good ploy with the pitch offering uneven bounce. Abdullah Shafique defends this full ball towards mid-wicket.
6.2
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Goes fuller and on middle, Abdullah Shafique brings his bat down and defends it towards mid on.
6.1
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Slightly short and on middle, Abdullah Shafique defends it from the back foot.
Pat Cummins to steam in from the opposite end now. Change of ends for him.
End Of The Over 6 : 12/0
2 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 25.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
Imam
5 (19)
A. Shafique
4 (17)
N. Lyon
1-0-2-0
5.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
A touch short and on off, skidding in, Imam gets back and defends it down.
5.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Oohhh...this one turns with some extra bounce. Lyon gives it some extra rev. Lands it around off and it spins away, Imam tries to defend but is beaten past the outside edge. It curls and Smith collects it at first slip. This delivery is enough to put a seed of doubt in the mind of the batters.
5.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Nice and full, close to off, Imam is forward with a vertical bat in defense.
5.3
2
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Finds the gap! Too full and around off, Imam drills his drive past the diving cover fielder for a couple of runs. Lyon won't mind that shot out of the rough.
5.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and around off, defended back to the left side of the bowler.
5.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower through the air, full and around off, Imam stretches forward and defends it to silly point.
After just 5 overs of play, the visitors opt for spin. Nathan Lyon is introduced into the attack.
End Of The Over 5 : 10/0
1 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 04.6
A. Shafique
4 (17)
Imam
3 (13)
M. Starc
3-1-3-0
4.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Angling away from the batsman, on a good length, Abdullah allows it through to the keeper.
4.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller in length and outside off, Imam drives it to the right of mid off and Swepson makes a tumbling stop. They cross for a single.
4.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Bangs it in around off, this one doesn't get up much, Imam-ul-Haq blocks it from the back foot.
4.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length, close to off, Imam goes on his toes and drops it down with soft hands to square leg.
4.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
This one is a little behind of a fuller length, around off, Imam goes back and plays it down to point. His partner wants a run but is sent back as the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.
4.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Pitches it up and around off, Imam defends it near his front pad and pushes it down towards mid on.
End Of The Over 4 : 9/0
4 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 43.5
  • 03.6
A. Shafique
4 (16)
Imam
2 (8)
P. Cummins
2-1-4-0
3.6
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
The batter has just watchfully blocked this out.
3.5
4
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Classy! This is a shot of a batsman in prime form! Fuller and around off, Abdullah Shafique anticipates the length early, takes his front foot forward to cover the line and caresses it down through mid on with a lovely followthrough of his bat.
3.4
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Lands it full and on off, getting it to angle in, Abdullah Shafique is very solid in his forward defense.
3.3
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Keeps it full and on off, blocked solidly to mid off.
3.2
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Full again, around off, defended back towards the bowler. Cummins failed to collect it and it went on to hit the stumps at the other end.
3.1
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller and around off at 140.8 kph, Abdullah Shafique defends it watchfully towards mid off.
End Of The Over 3 : 5/0
2 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 22.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
Imam
2 (8)
A. Shafique
0 (10)
M. Starc
2-1-2-0
2.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Bowls it with a slingy action and fails to control the line. This one goes down the leg side and troubles Carey more than Imam. A good take by the Aussie keeper.
2.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Excellent yorker, around middle at 144.3 kph, Imam-ul-Haq keeps his eyes glued to the ball and does well to dig it out safely.
2.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller again, around off, Imam gets across and pushes it towards mid on.
2.3
2
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on middle, Imam tries to play with a dead bat but it takes the inner edge and runs down through backward square leg. They take two - first runs off the bat.
2.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Full in length and slipping down the leg side, Imam tries to buy some cheap runs off his pads but doesn't succeed.
2.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Starc keeps this one a length and close to off, Imam-ul-Haq covers the line and movement as he blocks it to the leg side.
End Of The Over 2 : 3/0
2 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 2 LB1.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
A. Shafique
0 (10)
Imam
0 (2)
P. Cummins
1-1-0-0
1.6
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Pitches it on a length and keeps it around off, Abdullah Shafique covers the line and offers a straight bat in defense.
1.5
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Outside off, the batter is not interested in playing at that.
1.4
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
In the channel outside off, on a good length and it has good bounce and carry, Abdullah Shafique allows it through to the keeper.
1.3
lb
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Howzzat? Cummins angles in a length ball around leg, Abdullah Shafique tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to fine leg and the bowler appeals. Nothing from the umpire. Missing leg. They take a couple of leg byes.
1.2
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Delivers it in the zone outside off, skidding off the surface, Abdullah Shafique lets it be.
1.1
0
Pat Cummins To Abdullah Shafique
Serves it on a good length and outside off, Abdullah defends it from the back foot to the off side.
Pat Cummins to steam in from the opposite end.
End Of The Over 1 : 1/0
1 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 1 B0.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Imam
0 (2)
A. Shafique
0 (4)
M. Starc
1-1-0-0
0.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
In the channel outside off, on a good length and shaping away, Imam-ul-Haq shoulders arms.
0.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Spears it full and on middle at 144.1 kph, Imam keeps it out safely to mid on.
0.4
b
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Starc is unable to control the movement again. Slips it down the leg side, the batter leaves and Carey only makes a partial stop. Pakistan are off the mark with a bye!
0.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Inswinger again, but down the leg side, Abdullah Shafique tries to flick but misses once more.
0.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Appeal for an lbw, the umpire remains unmoved. This one starts from a length around leg and is moving down, Abdullah Shafique tries to flick but misses. No DRS taken, possibly going down leg.
0.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Abdullah Shafique
Starc begins with a full ball in the channel outside off, Abdullah Shafique allows it through to the keeper.
Match Info
  • Venue Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss Australiawon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Australia beat Pakistan by 115 runs
  • Player of the Match Pat Cummins
  • Player of the Series Usman Khawaja
  • Umpire Ahsan Raza (PAK), Aleem Dar (PAK) and Asif Yaqoob (PAK)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: Australia 232/5 in 88.0 overs
  • Australia 200/4 in 78.5 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 185/3 in 72.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (71.5 ovs): PAK against T Head (Caught) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, AUS: 3)
  • Tea: Australia 145/2 in 54.0 overs
  • S Smith 36th Test fifty: 50 runs in 154 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Australia 114/2 in 39.0 overs
  • 3rd wicket partnership: 100 off 215 balls between U Khawaja (52) and S Smith (43)
  • U Khawaja 16th Test fifty: 50 runs in 105 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • Australia 100/2 in 32.1 overs
  • Lunch: Australia 70/2 in 24.0 overs
  • 3rd wicket partnership: 50 off 112 balls between U Khawaja (25) and S Smith (24)
  • Australia 55/2 in 17.5 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 34/2 in 12.0 overs
  • Stumps: Pakistan 90/1 in 39.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (33.1 ovs): AUS against A Ali (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 3, AUS: 2)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 100 balls between A Shafique (27) and A Ali (22)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 64/1 in 27.0 overs
  • Pakistan 53/1 in 23.4 overs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 20/1 in 12.1 overs
  • Tea: Australia 391/10 in 133.3 overs
  • Innings Break: Australia 391/10 in 133.3 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 361/7 in 128.0 overs
  • Australia 350/6 in 121.5 overs
  • Australia 341/6: A Carey lbw b Nauman Ali 67(105)
  • Referral 2 (119.6 ovs): A Carey against AUS (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, AUS: 2)
  • Lunch: Australia 320/5 in 116.0 overs
  • C Green 4th Test fifty: 51 runs in 117 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 100 off 177 balls between A Carey (53) and C Green (43)
  • A Carey 3rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 73 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Australia 300/5 in 108.0 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 279/5 in 101.0 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 82 balls between A Carey (23) and C Green (23)
  • Australia 250/5 in 93.2 overs
  • Stumps: Australia 11/0 in 3.0 overs
  • Innings Break: Pakistan 268/10 in 116.4 overs
  • Pakistan 268/9: B Azam lbw b Mitchell Starc 67(131)
  • Referral 6 (116.1 ovs): B Azam against AUS (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, AUS: 0) (Retained)
  • P Cummins 7th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/56 (23.5)
  • Referral 5 (115.1 ovs): N ALI against AUS (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, AUS: 0)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 255/4 in 110.0 overs
  • Pakistan 251/4 in 108.1 overs
  • B Azam 20th Test fifty: 50 runs in 91 balls (5x4) (1x6)
  • Tea: Pakistan 227/3 in 92.0 overs
  • Referral 4 (89.3 ovs): AUS against F Alam (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 3, AUS: 0)
  • Pakistan 200/2 in 81.4 overs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 192/2 in 81.0 overs
  • New ball taken: Pakistan 192/2 in 80.1 overs
  • Pakistan 170/2: A Shafique c Alex Carey b Nathan Lyon 81(228)
  • Referral 3 (71.2 ovs): AUS against A Shafique (Caught) Successful (PAK: 3, AUS: 1)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 150 off 351 balls between A Shafique (74) and A Ali (68)
  • Lunch: Pakistan 159/1 in 67.0 overs
  • Pakistan 150/1 in 61.2 overs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 129/1 in 52.0 overs
  • A Ali 35th Test fifty: 50 runs in 103 balls (5x4) (1x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 101 off 220 balls between A Shafique (49) and A Ali (49)
  • Referral 2 (45.3 ovs): AUS against A Shafique (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 3, AUS: 1)
  • A Shafique 4th Test fifty: 51 runs in 137 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Pakistan 102/1 in 41.2 overs
  • Stumps: Pakistan 73/0 in 27.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 109 balls between A Shafique (20) and I ul-Haq (27)
  • Pakistan 50/0 in 18.1 overs
  • Referral 2 (15.3 ovs): A Shafique against AUS (Caught) Successful (PAK: 3, AUS: 2)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 36/0 in 14.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (7.2 ovs): AUS against I ul-Haq (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 3, AUS: 2)
  • Innings Break: Australia 227/3 in 60.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (58.5 ovs): S Smith against PAK (Caught) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, AUS: 2)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 59 balls between U Khawaja (30) and S Smith (15)
  • Tea: Australia 202/2 in 56.0 overs
  • U Khawaja 12th Test hundred: 100 runs in 169 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Australia 200/2 in 55.0 overs
  • Australia 151/1 in 45.5 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 100 balls between U Khawaja (24) and M Labuschagne (26)
  • Drinks: Australia 144/1 in 44.0 overs
  • U Khawaja Test fifty: 50 runs in 94 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • Australia 103/1 in 31.2 overs
  • Lunch: Australia 97/1 in 30.0 overs
  • D Warner 34th Test fifty: 50 runs in 86 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • Referral 1 (22.3 ovs): PAK against U Khawaja (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, AUS: 3)
  • Drinks: Australia 67/0 in 18.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 51 off 68 balls between D Warner (26) and U Khawaja (25)
  • Australia 51/0 in 11.2 overs
  • N Lyon 19th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/82 (89.3)
  • Referral 7 (84.6 ovs): Aus against H Ali (Caught) Unsuccessful (PAK: 1, AUS: 0)
  • B Azam 21st Test fifty: 51 runs in 97 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Pakistan 200/5 in 80.5 overs
  • New ball taken: Pakistan 191/5 in 80.3 overs
  • Tea: Pakistan 190/5 in 80.0 overs
  • Pakistan 165/4: F Alam lbw b Pat Cummins 11(20)
  • Referral 6 (68.4 ovs): F Alam against Aus (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 1, AUS: 1)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 165/4 in 68.4 overs
  • Referral 5 (64.5 ovs): Aus against F Alam (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, AUS: 1)
  • Pakistan 151/3 in 63.3 overs
  • Pakistan 142/3: I Ul-Haq c Marnus Labuschagne b Nathan Lyon 70(199)
  • Referral 4 (61.2 ovs): I Ul-Haq against Aus (Caught) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, AUS: 2)
  • Lunch: Pakistan 136/2 in 60.0 overs
  • Pakistan 105/2: A Ali c Steven Smith b Nathan Lyon 17(47)
  • Referral 3 (45.2 ovs): AUS against A Ali (Caught) Successful (PAK: 3, AUS: 2)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 103/1 in 43.0 overs
  • Pakistan 100/1 in 39.5 overs
  • I ul-Haq 4th Test fifty: 50 runs in 122 balls (5x4) (0x6)
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Usman Khawaja AUS496165.33
Abdullah Shafique PAK40767.83
Babar Azam PAK39078.00
Imam-ul-Haq PAK37462.33
Azhar Ali PAK30060.00
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Pat Cummins AUS122.45
Nathan Lyon AUS122.46
Shaheen Afridi PAK93.15
Nauman Ali PAK93.13
Mitchell Starc AUS82.65

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