As it Happened - Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 3

Updated: 01 November 2014 22:31 IST

Live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary from day three of the second Test match between Pakistan and Australia at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

As it Happened - Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 3
Imran Khan celebrates with his teammates after bowling out Australian batsman Michael Clarke (unseen). © AFP

Pakistan tightened their grip on the second Test and the series after the third day's play, stretching their overall lead to 370 at stumps in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD)

Pakistan were 61-2 at the close in their second innings with Azhar Ali unbeaten on 21 and Younis Khan on 16 after another batting collapse saw Australia almost squander any chance of leveling the series.

Australia were dismissed for 261 in their first innings, 309 behind Pakistan's first innings total of 570-6 declared, but Misbah-ul Haq did not enforce the follow-on and chose to bat again s as to set a big target on the fourth day.

That put Pakistan in a strong position to win their first series against Australia in 20 years.

Pakistan won the first Test by 221 runs in Dubai.

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A forgetful match for Australia thus far. They started off this innings well, with Johnson striking early last evening but not much after that. Back to square one. The bowling went from bad to worse while the fielding was very poor, dropping numerous catches. They now have a mammoth ask - 603 runs to win or survive 138 overs. Stay tuned...

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An innings of records. Misbah scored the fastest Test fifty and also equalled Sir Viv. Richards' fastest century in 56 balls. Also, Azhar Ali and Misbah become the first pair in cricketing history to score twin hundreds in the same Test. The other being Ian Chappell and Greg Chappell.

60.4
1

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

He gets it! Century for Azhar too! A length ball on middle, Ali swings hard and gets an inside edge towards square leg. Calls for the run and gets it. Smiles all around and PAKISTAN HAVE FINALLY DECLARED.

60.3
1

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

Outside off, Misbah pushes it to point. Michael Clarke has a needless shy at the bowler's end and concedes an overthrow. Now Ali has a chance.

60.2
4

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! He gets it! JOINT FASTEST TEST CENTURY! A full ball and just outside off, Misbah goes back to heave but gets an outside edge through the vacant slip region to third man!

60.1
4

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Crack! A short ball outside off, Misbah goes back and pulls it over mid on for a boundary!

59.6
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Cannot find the gap again! Full and straight, driven straight to mid on.

59.5
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Around middle and off, watchfully defended.

59.4
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid on.

59.3
1

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

A short ball outside off, pulled away for a single.

59.2
0

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

Excellent yorker on middle, Misbah digs it out. Hafeez is not too happy with that shot and gives some suggestions to coach Waqar Younis.

59.1
0

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

Full and outside off, played straight to point.

58.6
1

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

Full and wide outside off, Misbah throws his bat at it and gets a thick outside edge which does not carry to third man. A single taken.

58.5
4

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Crash! A short ball on middle, Misbah pulls it through mid-wicket and it meets the ropes.

58.4
1

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Full and down the leg side, Ali flicks it towards mid-wicket, calls for two but gets only one.

58.3
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Oohhh... Ali gets a bit too eager and tries to steer it to third man but misses.

58.2
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

58.1
1

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

Full and wide outside off, Misbah looks to go inside out but gets a leading edge which does not carry to the man at cover. A single taken.

57.6
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

57.5
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid on.

57.4
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Driven through the covers by the batsman.

57.3
2

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

The batsman has nudged the ball fine down the leg side. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.

57.2
1

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

A short ball on middle and off, Misbah pulls it wide of mid on for a run.

57.1
1

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.

56.6
0

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

A short ball outside off, Misbah misses out on the hook.

56.5
1

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

The batsman gets a bottom edge on that one. The batsmen have run through for a single.

56.4
1

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

The batsman gets a bottom edge on that one. The batsmen have run through for a single.

56.3
1

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Landed outside off, Ali taps it to the off side and takes a quick single.

56.2
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Played to the point region by the batsman.

56.1
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

55.6
6

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

SIX! This is huge! Full and outside off, Misbah goes back and heaves it massively over long on!

55.5
0

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

The batsman works it down the leg side.

55.4
3

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, Ali clobbers this down the ground. Warner chases it down and pulls it back and saves a run.

55.3
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.

55.2
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Landed on a good length outside off, Ali steers it straight to gully.

55.1
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

This is down the leg side, Ali misses his flick.

54.6
0

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it.

54.5
1

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

One more down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.

54.4
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Full and down the leg side, really poor bowling, Ali misses his flick but Maxwell does well to dive and stop.

54.3
1

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

A short ball on middle, pulled away through mid-wicket for a single.

54.2
1

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Full and wide outside off, Ali leans and drives it through the covers for a single.

54.1
4

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Wow. This is some batting. Full and outside off, Ali leans and steers it deftly between gully and backward point for a boundary!

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100-stand up in just 62 balls!

53.6
1

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

53.5
1

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

Down the leg side, clipped to fine leg for a run.

53.4
1

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

53.4
2
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Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

NO BALL. Oversteps and bowls a length ball on middle, Misbah swings hard and gets an inside edge to fine leg. A single taken.

53.3
0

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

53.2
1

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground. They pick up a single.

53.1
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

52.6
0

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

Ball hits the batsman low on the pads. A strong appeal from the bowler and fielders. The Umpire shows no interest in the appeal.

52.5
4

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR BYES! Poor bowling, way down the leg side, Misbah misses his flick and poor Maxwell has no chance.

52.4
2

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

Played to the point region by the batsman. They manage to come back for the second.

52.4
1
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Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

WIDE! That is just too short and way too high, Misbah ducks under it.

52.3
1

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played it to the point region. One run added to the total.

52.2
1

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

ushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

52.1
1

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Landed outside off, Ali pushes it through point for a single.

51.6
2

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

Full on middle, Misbah flicks it through mid-wicket and he comes back for the second.

51.5
4

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! This is dropped short again, Misbah thrashes it through point for a boundary again!

51.4
0

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

Full and on the pads, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

51.3
0

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery.

51.2
4

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! This is short and wide outside off, Misbah slashes it behind point for another boundary!

51.1
1

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Fullish in length on middle, Ali flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

50.6
0

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.

50.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

50.4
4

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! This is excellent batting! Full and outside off, Misbah leans and drives it through the covers for a boundary!

50.3
4

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Nicely done. On a good length outside off, Misbah dabs it towards third man for a boundary!

50.2
1

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.

50.1
4

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a boundary.

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This is interesting. Glenn Maxwell has donned the gloves.

49.6
0

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

A bouncer outside off, Misbah ducks under it.

49.5
1

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total.

49.4
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, Ali gets a leading edge.

49.3
1

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

A short ball outside off, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.

49.2
0

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

49.1
0

Peter Siddle to Misbah ul Haq

On a good length outside off, Misbah defends it watchfully.

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A breathtaking session for Pakistan. Started off slowly but then, Misbah came in and blasted the bowling to all parts. He has taken the Aussies to the cleaners who were not their best on the field either. Azhar Ali has played a patient knock, a fine one. With the lead already mounting and reaching 519, it is just a matter of time before Pakistan declare. Join us back at 0840 GMT (1410 IST) for the second session.

48.6
3

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

The batsman works it down the leg side. They've managed to run three. THAT IS THE FASTEST FIFTY BY AN INDIVIDUAL IN TEST CRICKET!

48.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.

48.4
0

Mitchell Starc to Misbah ul Haq

A short ball around the rib cage, Misbah is beaten by pace and is hit on the chest.

48.3
1

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

A short ball, tapped towards fine leg for a single.

48.2
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

48.1
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Down the leg side, left alone.

47.6
6

Steven Smith to Misbah ul Haq

SIX! There he goes again! Full and outside off, Misbah gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a biggie!

47.5
1

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

The batsman has swept that one through the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.

47.4
3

Steven Smith to Misbah ul Haq

The reverse sweep again, this time to the left of Clarke who moved to his right at slip. Three runs taken.

47.3
0

Steven Smith to Misbah ul Haq

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

47.2
2

Steven Smith to Misbah ul Haq

A full toss on middle, Misbah reverse sweeps it through third man for a couple.

47.1
1

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

Full and down the leg side, Ali sweeps it through square leg for a single.

46.6
0

Mitchell Marsh to Misbah ul Haq

That ball has struck the batsman on the thigh-pad.

46.5
4

Mitchell Marsh to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Full outside off, Misbah drives it through mid off for a boundary!

46.4
4

Mitchell Marsh to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Good batting. Landed outside off, dabbed to third man for a boundary!

46.3
2

Mitchell Marsh to Misbah ul Haq

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. Two runs added to the total.

46.2
1

Mitchell Marsh to Azhar Ali

DROPPED! Poor fielding. Full and outside off, Ali slices it straight to Philip Hughes at gully who puts it down! A single taken.

46.1
0

Mitchell Marsh to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, Azhar defends.

45.6
0

Steven Smith to Misbah ul Haq

A short ball outside off, punched straight to cover.

45.5
6

Steven Smith to Misbah ul Haq

SIX! Full and on middle, Misbah gets down and slog sweeps it massively over mid-wicket!

45.4
4

Steven Smith to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Another cracker! Floated outside off, Misbah clobbers it over mid off and gets a boundary!

45.3
6

Steven Smith to Misbah ul Haq

SIX! Another one! Tossed up outside off, Misbah deposits it over the sight screen again!

45.2
6

Steven Smith to Misbah ul Haq

SIX! Full outside off, Misbah gets underneath it and smashes it right over the sight screen!

45.1
1

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, swept away for a single.

44.6
1

Mitchell Marsh to Azhar Ali

Full and down the leg side, flicked away for a single.

44.5
0

Mitchell Marsh to Azhar Ali

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

44.4
0

Mitchell Marsh to Azhar Ali

Landed outside off, watchfully defended.

44.3
1

Mitchell Marsh to Misbah ul Haq

Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

44.2
0

Mitchell Marsh to Misbah ul Haq

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

44.1
0

Mitchell Marsh to Misbah ul Haq

Outside off, left alone.

43.6
1

Steven Smith to Misbah ul Haq

DROPPED! Full and outside off, Misbah leans to drive it over cover but miscues it and gets a leading edge. Peter Siddle runs back but spills it. A single taken.

43.5
4

Steven Smith to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! That is rubbish, a high full toss outside off, Misbah hammers it straight back over the bowler's head!

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MISBAH-UL-HAQ walks in at number 5, replacing Younus.

43.4
W

Steven Smith to Younis Khan

OUT! Australia finally manage to dislodge Younus cheaply! A half tracker on middle, Younus goes back to pull but misses it completely and is trapped right in front. Smith appeals and umpire Llong obliges. Younus has a chat with Azhar about the review and decides not to take it. Hawk Eye shows the ball to be clipping off stump, and the umpire's call would have stayed.

43.3
1

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

43.2
1

Steven Smith to Younis Khan

The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.

43.1
0

Steven Smith to Younis Khan

Outside off, left alone.

42.6
0

Mitchell Marsh to Azhar Ali

The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.

42.5
0

Mitchell Marsh to Azhar Ali

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.

42.4
0

Mitchell Marsh to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

42.3
0

Mitchell Marsh to Azhar Ali

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.

42.2
2

Mitchell Marsh to Azhar Ali

Down the leg side, worked away for a couple.

42.1
0

Mitchell Marsh to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

41.6
1

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

A short ball outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

41.5
1

Steven Smith to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, swept through fine leg for a single.

41.4
0

Steven Smith to Younis Khan

Full and straight, driven straight to mid off.

41.3
0

Steven Smith to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

41.2
2

Steven Smith to Younis Khan

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They manage to come back for the second.

41.1
1

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.

40.6
0

Mitchell Marsh to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

40.5
0

Mitchell Marsh to Younis Khan

That is a jaffa! Pitched on a fuller length outside off, Younus pushes inside the line but is squared up and is beaten. Warner and Marsh appeal for the catch but the umpire turns it down.

40.4
0

Mitchell Marsh to Younis Khan

Full on middle, driven straight back to the bowler who kicks it to mid on.

40.3
0

Mitchell Marsh to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, this is beautifully driven but straight to mid off.

40.2
0

Mitchell Marsh to Younis Khan

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

40.1
0

Mitchell Marsh to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

39.6
0

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

39.5
0

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

A short ball, punched off the back foot.

39.4
0

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.

39.3
0

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

39.2
1

Steven Smith to Younis Khan

The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.

39.1
1

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

That is a good run. A long hop, stayed extremely low, Ali goes back and pulls it wide of mid on where Mitchell Starc slides to his right but the batsmen jog through.

38.6
0

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

38.5
0

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, driven straight to point.

38.4
0

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

38.3
4

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

FOUR! Lucky! Full and outside off, Younus pushes inside the line, with his left leg up and the ball goes off the inside edge through fine leg!

38.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

38.1
3

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

A short ball outside off, punched off the back foot for three.

37.6
0

Steven Smith to Younis Khan

Full on middle, flicked away straight to mid-wicket.

37.5
1

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

Works it down the leg side, clipped for a single.

37.4
0

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

37.3
2

Steven Smith to Azhar Ali

A short ball outside off, Ali drags it wide of mid on here Starc dives and parries it to mid-wicket. Two runs taken.

37.2
1

Steven Smith to Younis Khan

A short ball, pulled away for a single.

37.1
0

Steven Smith to Younis Khan

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

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STEVEN SMITH into the attack now.

36.6
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.

36.5
4

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

FOUR BYES! Poor ball, way down the leg side, Ali ducks under it and the ball is way too wide for Warner to field.

36.4
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

36.3
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

36.2
3

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, driven through the covers. Good chase by Alex Doolan to keep the batsmen to three.

36.1
0

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

Excellent yorker outside off, Younus digs it out.

35.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.

35.5
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Full and down the leg side, flicked away but straight to mid-wicket.

35.4
2

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They manage to come back for the second.

35.3
1

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Full and down the leg side, swept away for a couple.

35.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

35.1
2

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

A short ball outside off, punched off the back foot for a couple.

34.6
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

Landed outside off, watchfully defended.

34.5
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

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17th Test Fifty for Azhar Ali!

34.4
4

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Nicely done. Full and outside off, Ali leans and steers it behind point for a boundary!

34.3
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.

34.2
2

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, Ali works it through square leg for a couple.

34.1
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, pushed straight to mid on.

33.6
1

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Goes back and tucks it away for one.

33.5
1

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Full on middle, Younus gets down and sweeps it over square leg for a run.

33.4
1

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Pushes it through mid on for a single.

33.3
2

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Goes back and punches it away for a couple.

33.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

33.1
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, defended solidly.

32.6
4

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

FOUR BYES. Poor line, sliding down the leg side, Younus misses his flick and the ball moves further away from the keeper.

32.5
0

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

32.4
0

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.

32.3
0

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

32.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

NOT OUT! Height saves him! Umpire's call! Beautiful ball, full and outside off, comes in with the angle, Younus is beaten by pace and is hit right in front. Johnson appeals but he does not get the decision going his way. Clarke is not too keen on the review but Warner pushes him into it. Replays show that the ball is clipping the top of the stumps!

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A massive appeal for LBW against Younus Khan! Umpire Kettleborough shakes his head. Clarke unwillingly goes for the review.

32.1
4

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

FOUR BYES! Full and down the leg side, Younus misses his flick and Warner does not dive and the ball goes through.

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MITCHELL JOHNSON on for the first time today.

31.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

The batsman works it down the leg side, straight to mid-wicket.

31.5
1

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

There comes the sweep again, a single taken.

31.4
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, watchfully blocked out.

31.3
1

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.

31.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

31.1
1

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. Two runs added to the total.

30.6
2

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. Two runs added to the total.

30.5
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

The batsman defends it from within the crease

30.4
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Punched off the back foot by the batsman.

30.3
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket.

30.2
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

30.1
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

29.6
3

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

The batsman works it down the leg side. They've managed to run three.

29.5
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Landed outside off, watchfully defended.

29.4
1

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Full and on middle, Younus flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

29.3
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Landed outside off, nicely blocked out.

29.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

29.1
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, swept straight to square leg.

28.6
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full and straight, nicely blocked out.

28.5
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Comes forward and defends.

28.4
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.

28.3
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Landed outside off, left alone.

28.2
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, pushed straight to mid on.

28.1
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

27.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Goes right back in his crease and blocks.

27.5
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.

27.4
1

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total.

27.3
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, watchfully blocked out.

27.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

27.1
2

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, Ali goes back and pushes it towards third man for a couple.

26.6
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

26.5
1

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Goes back and works it towards square leg for one.

26.4
3

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Played to the point region by the batsman. Three runs added to the total.

26.3
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Full again, defended watchfully.

26.2
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

26.1
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Full and on middle, defended solidly off the back foot.

25.6
2

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Full and down the leg side, Ali comes down the track and lofts it wide of mid-wicket for a couple.

25.5
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Full and down the leg side, flicked straight to mid-wicket.

25.4
1

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.

25.3
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

The batsman has played it to the point region.

25.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Full but down the leg side, swept straight to short fine leg.

25.1
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

24.6
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads.

24.5
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, driven towards mid on.

24.4
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

24.3
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Goes right back again and blocks.

24.2
0

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

24.1
1

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Landed outside off, tapped away for a single.

23.6
1

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, pushed through to long on for a single.

23.5
2

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

TOP EDGE! SAFE! Flighted outside off, Younus comes down the track and looks to go downtown. However, the bat turns in his hand and the ball takes the top edge. Mitchell Starc starts to run from mid on and runs back, but slips as he loses the sight of the ball. The ball lands safely and the batsmen take a couple.

23.4
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Pushes it towards the bowler.

23.3
1

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Comes down the track and pushes it to long on for a run.

23.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Fullish again, closer to the of stump, Azhar defends coming forward.

23.1
1

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Oohh... fetches this from wide outside off and looks to sweep but gets a top edge which does not carry to fine leg. A single taken.

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50-stand is up!

22.6
4

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

FOUR! This is not the best of starts for Siddle this morning. Full and outside off, Ali tucks it to the fine leg fence.

22.5
2

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. Two runs added to the total.

22.4
4
lb

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Poor line, drifting down the leg side, 134.2 kph, Ali misses his flick but the ball goes off his pads past the keeper to the fine leg fence.

22.3
1

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

This was uppish and Younus flicks it in the air, just wide of short leg for a run.

22.2
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

22.1
1

Peter Siddle to Azhar Ali

Full and down the leg side, flicked away for a single.

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PETER SIDDLE comes on from the other end.

21.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

21.5
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Full and outside off, Younus sweeps it straight into the body of Steven Smith at short leg.

21.4
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Full outside off, Younus defends.

21.3
1

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Goes back in his crease and works it through square leg for a single.

21.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Goes right back in his crease and blocks it out.

21.1
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Landed outside off, watchfully defended.

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We are all set for the game to begin. Lyon to begin proceedings. Ali to face...

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It rained here last night and there is some forecast for rain tomorrow as well. However, there is no rain threat today during the match. As far as the pitch goes, plenty of dark patches are there caused by the footholds of the bowlers. Batting is only going to get difficult from here on. Having said that, Dean Jones makes a valid point - Are the Australian batsmen willing enough to bat for seven hours?

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Hello everyone for the fourth day of the Abu Dhabi Test. Pakistan are riding high with already a massive lead in their pocket. Australia once again were completely at sea against the spinners yesterday and are staring down the barrel. Only a miracle can save them from here on and let's see whether this Test match sees the fifth day or not. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Day 4, first session...

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A day that has gone completely in favour of Pakistan. Although Johnson made a couple of quick breakthroughs, Pakistan are a massive 370 runs ahead and the most important question is, when will they declare? Australia will be saying their prayers. Stay tuned for Day 4 action tomorrow at 1130 IST. Till then, it's goodbye from us.

20.6
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Length ball outside off, Younus taps it into the ground.

20.5
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Fuller length ball around off, Younus tries to work it across but gets hit on the pads.

20.4
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Touch fullish outside off, Younus gets onto his front foot and defends.

20.3
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Length ball outside off, Younus defends it with his awkward footwork.

20.2
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Fullish around off, Younus drives it to mid on.

20.1
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Appeal for an LBW! Pitching outside off, the ball comes in a bit, Younus tries to play but gets hit on the pads. The umpire says not out.

19.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Tossed up on a length on off, Ali comes forward and blocks.

19.5
2

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Goes for another sweep but gets a leading edge down to deep square leg for another couple.

19.4
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

19.3
2

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Lunges forward and sweeps it hard down to deep square leg for a couple.

19.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Stays back and whips it to short leg.

19.1
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Tossed up around off, Ali lunges forward and pushes it to mid on.

18.6
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Around off, Younus defends it watchfully.

18.5
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

18.4
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

On middle, Younus flicks it to mid-wicket.

18.3
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Outside off, Younus tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

18.2
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, Younus drives it in the cover region.

18.1
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Good length ball outside off, angling in, Younus shoulders his arms.

17.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

17.5
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Stays back and punches it towards cover.

17.4
1

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

And another sweep from Younus down to deep square leg for a single.

17.3
1

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Sweeps it down to deep square leg for a single.

17.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

17.1
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Stays back and pushes it to mid on, gets his feet in a tangle and ends up falling down inside his crease.

16.6
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

16.5
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Length ball on off, Younus defends it watchfully.

16.4
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

NOT OUT! Good length ball outside off, angling in after landing. Younus tries to defend it off his front foot but gets hit on the front pad. Huge appeal for a leg before wicket and the umpire says not out. Australia take their time to call for a review. Replays show impact was outside off and the ball would clip the stumps. That's not out.

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Appeal for an LBW turned down. Australia take a review.

16.3
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Fuller length ball on off, Younus drives it to mid on this time.

16.2
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Length ball outside off, Younus drives it to mid off.

16.1
0

Peter Siddle to Younis Khan

Appeal for an LBW straightaway! Good length ball around off, Younus tries to defend but gets hit on the knee-roll. The umpire says not out and Australia don't take a review. Height was the factor.

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Peter Siddle into the attack now.

15.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Shortish on off, Ali punches it away off his back foot.

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Floodlights are on now.

15.5
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.

15.4
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

On middle and off, Ali defends it from within his crease.

15.3
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Flighted outside off, Ali comes down the track and defends.

15.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

On middle and off, Ali stays back in his crease and defends.

15.1
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Flighted on off, Ali flicks it to the on side.

14.6
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

14.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Fullish outside off, Younus drives it to covers.

14.4
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Fuller length ball outside off, Younus allows it through.

14.3
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Yorker on off, Younus does well to play that one.

14.2
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Landed outside off, Younus shoulders his arms.

14.1
4

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

FOUR! Fine shot! Fuller length ball outside off, Younus drives it through the cover region and the ball races away to the boundary rope.

13.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

On middle, Ali defends it into the ground.

13.5
1

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Landed on off, Younus works it down the leg side for a run.

13.4
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Flighted on middle and leg, Younus stays back in his crease and defends.

13.3
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

On middle and off, Younus stays back in his crease and defends.

13.2
2

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Fullish on middle, Younus sweeps it through the square leg region for a couple.

13.1
1

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Flighted on off, Ali premeditates his sweep to backward square leg for a single.

12.6
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Yorker! Younus digs it out to the off side.

12.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Younus drives the full ball to the cover region.

12.4
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Edged and short! Full and angled across, Younus looks to drive but gets an outside edge which just falls short of Clarke at second slip.

12.3
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Wide outside off, Younus watches it go to the keeper.

12.2
1

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Full outside off again, Ali chooses to leave it. Warner doesn't collect it well and they take a bye.

12.1
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, Ali lets it go to the keeper.

11.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Flighted on middle, Younus defends it into the ground.

11.5
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

On the pads, Younus tries to sweep but misses.

11.4
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

On middle and leg, Younus flicks it towards short leg.

11.3
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Landed on off, Younus defends it from within his crease.

11.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Flighted around off, Younus flicks it to the on side.

11.1
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

On middle and leg, Younus goes onto his back foot and defends.

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Drinks break!

10.6
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Fuller this time, Ali drives it straight to Maxwell at short cover.

10.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Length ball just outside off, Ali chooses to leave it.

10.4
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, Ali lets it go to the keeper.

10.3
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Length ball, Ali lunges forward and defends it to the off side.

10.2
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

That just missed the off stump! Good length ball moving in, Ali shoulders his arms. The ball just went past the off stump.

10.1
1

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Back of a length ball, Younus nudges it to square leg form a single.

9.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Landed outside off, Ali defends it into the ground.

9.5
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

On the pads, Ali sweeps it straight to Maxwell at square leg.

9.4
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Fullish outside off, Ali strides forward to defend but gets an outside edge to the off side.

9.3
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Flighted outside off. Ali defends it but gets an inside edge to the keeper.

9.2
1

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Flighted on off, Younus sweeps it through square leg for a single.

9.1
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

On middle and off, Younus stays back in his crease and defends.

8.6
1

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Fuller around off, Younus looks to defend it off the front foot but gets an inside edge towards square leg for a single.

8.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Back of a length ball outside off, Younus gets an inside edge onto the pads.

8.4
4

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

FOUR BYES! Length ball down the leg side, Warner dives to his left but couldn't collect it. The vall races away to the fence.

8.3
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Younus lunges forward and defends the full ball off the front foot.

8.2
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Full and angled across, Younus lets it go to the keeper.

8.1
0

Mitchell Starc to Younis Khan

Full and just outside off, Younus defends it off the front foot.

7.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Ali has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

7.5
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

On middle and off, Ali tries to defend but gets a leading edge to the off side.

7.4
2

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Full toss on middle, Ali goes for the sweep but the ball goes off the gloves. It lands near backward square leg. Two runs taken.

7.3
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Landed on off, Ali drives it back to the bowler.

7.2
1

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Full on the pads, Younus sweeps it through backward square leg for a single.

7.1
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Fullish on middle, Younus prods it into the ground.

6.6
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Back of a length ball outside off, Ali pushes it towards gully.

6.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Banged in short this time, Ali lets it go through.

6.4
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Full and wide outside off, easy left alone.

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Clarke having a discussion with Warner, Smith and Hughes.

6.3
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Fuller length ball outside off, Ali shoulders his arms.

6.2
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Length ball around off, Ali defends it from within his crease.

6.1
0

Mitchell Starc to Azhar Ali

Length ball on middle, Ali punches it back to the bowler.

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Mitchell Starc into the attack.

5.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Landed outside off, Younus tries to play but gets an inside edge to the keeper.

5.5
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

On middle, Younus flicks it towards mid-wicket where the ball falls short of Maxwell.

5.4
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Landed on off, Younus drives it to mid off.

5.3
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

On middle and off, Younus defends it solidly.

5.2
2

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Beaten! Landed around off, Younus tries to defend but misses it completely. The ball goes off Warner's pads. The batsmen pick up two byes.

5.1
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Flighted around off, Younus lunges forward and defends.

4.6
4

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Length ball outside off, Ali just pushes it uppishly through the cover region for yet another boundary.

4.5
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

Johnson bangs in a short one, Ali gets his body away from the line of the ball.

4.4
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

A tad full, Ali opens the face of his bat and plays it to the point fielder.

4.3
4

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Fuller outside off, Ali gets his front leg out and drives this one through the extra cover region for a boundary.

4.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, Ali lets it go to the keeper.

4.1
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

Length ball on and around off, Ali defends it off the front foot.

3.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Around off, Younus tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

3.5
0

Nathan Lyon to Younis Khan

Flighted on off, Younus lunges forward and defends.

3.4
1

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

On middle, turning in, Ali works it down the leg side for a single.

3.3
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Shortish on middle, Ali punches it away off his back foot.

3.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Landed around off, Ali prods it off his front foot.

3.1
0

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Full ball on middle, Ali drives it to mid on.

2.6
0

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

2.5
4

Mitchell Johnson to Younis Khan

FOUR! That just missed the off stump! Full and angled in, Younus lunges forward to push it but gets an inside edge which goes fine down the leg side for a boundary.

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Younus Khan is the new man in.

2.4
W

Mitchell Johnson to Mohammad Hafeez

OUT! Hafeez is a goner! Johnson bangs in a short. Hafeez looks to pull it but was too early into the shot. He miscues it towards mid off, where Starc dives forward and takes a brilliant catch. Second wicket for Johnson and he is looking dangerous here. Pakistan openers are back in the pavilion.

2.3
3

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, Ali drives it through the extra cover region. They take three.

2.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

Length ball, Ali was in two minds whether to play or not. He went to take his bat away from the line of the ball but the ball hits his bat and goes to second slip.

2.1
0

Mitchell Johnson to Azhar Ali

Full and angled in, Ali drives it straight back to the bowler.

1.6
0

Nathan Lyon to Mohammad Hafeez

Flighted on middle, Hafeez defends it into the ground.

1.5
1

Nathan Lyon to Azhar Ali

Fullish on middle, Ali flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

1.4
1

Nathan Lyon to Mohammad Hafeez

On middle, Hafeez flicks it over mid-wicket. The ball lands safely and a single is taken.

1.3
0

Nathan Lyon to Mohammad Hafeez

Down the leg side, Hafeez leaves it alone.

1.2
0

Nathan Lyon to Mohammad Hafeez

On middle and leg, Hafeez defends it off his back foot.

1.1
2

Nathan Lyon to Mohammad Hafeez

Fullish on middle and leg, Hafeez comes forward and tucks it through mid-wicket for a couple.

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Azhar Ali is the new man in. Nathan Lyon to bowl from the other end.

0.6
W

Mitchell Johnson to Ahmed Shehzad

OUT! Bowled 'em! Quick and yorker length ball, Shehzad looks to dig it out but misses. The off stump is uprooted. Shehzad was looking for some quick runs but has to depart. Johnson is all pumped up after leaking 14 runs from the over. Pakistan have a lead of 323 runs.

0.5
6

Mitchell Johnson to Ahmed Shehzad

SIX! Take that! Short of a length ball, Shehzad pulls it over the mid-wicket region and it goes all the way for a biggie.

0.4
4

Mitchell Johnson to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! Second one of the over! Full on and around off, Shehzad drives it straight back past the bowler for a boundary.

0.3
0

Mitchell Johnson to Ahmed Shehzad

Shehzad lets the ball go outside his off stump.

0.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to Ahmed Shehzad

Length ball again, angled in, Shehzad gets struck on his pads while trying to work it to the leg side.

0.1
4

Mitchell Johnson to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! What a start! Good length ball from round the wicket, Shehzad cuts it wide of the gully fielder for a boundary.

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