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Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test Match Summary

PAK vs AUS, 2022 - Test Summary

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Match Ended   
476/4d&252/0 (77.0)
459
Pakistan drew with Australia
PAK 476/4
Bat Top Batsmen
185 (361)
  • 15x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 51.24SR
157 (358)
  • 16x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 43.85SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.41
12
OVERS
53/1
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.21
28
OVERS
62/1
R/W
AUS 459/10
Bat Top Batsmen
97 (159)
  • 15x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 61.00SR
90 (158)
  • 12x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 56.96SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
PAK 252/0
Bat Top Batsmen
136 (242)
  • 15x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 56.19SR
111 (223)
  • 7x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 49.77SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.00
1
OVERS
3/0
R/W
Bowler
ECON 1.60
5
OVERS
8/0
R/W
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Right then! That is it from the first Test! The teams head into the second Test on level terms and the action now shifts to Karachi for the next Test. The second Test of the series will begin on Saturday, 12th March and the first ball of Day 1 will be bowled at 10.30 am IST (5 am GMT). Do join us then and make sure you tune in early for the buildup. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan, starts by crediting the way Imam played in both the innings. Adds, there are quite a few positives and they would like to continue that in the next game. Tells, the bowlers did well and the batters were excellent. Adds, the main bowlers will be available for the next game and that is a good thing.
Pat Cummins, the skipper of Australia, says that it was a great week in Rawalpindi and the whole city got around them and helped them out and it was great to be back after 24 years. Tells that they are relatively fresh going into the second Test and are looking forward to it.
Imam-ul-Haq is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for scoring hundred in both the innings. He says that he has been working hard for the last couple of years and he feels good to score centuries in both the innings, especially against a team like Australia. Tells that he was trying to do the basics right and just followed the process.
Stay tuned for the presentation.
Abdullah Shafique is up for a quick chat. He says it is a big thing for him to score a ton against Australia but he would love such runs overseas. Adds, he played the wrong shot in the first innings and then he spoke to the batting coach on how to improve. Mentions, it was a very good surface to bat on and he enjoyed batting on it. Ends by saying there were quite a few positives in this game and it was a good game for them.
Also, in a game which has moved so, so slow, the weather and the light also did not help. There was close to two sessions lost in totality. When the teams entered Day 5, Australia probably had more chances of winning than their opponents but something special was needed from their bowlers or Pakistan needed to collapse but it was the hosts' openers who stole the show with a massive, massive stand with both of them scoring tons and recording the highest ever opening stand for Pakistan in Test cricket against Australia.
In reply, the Aussie batters too cashed in, especially the top 4. Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne were dismissed in the 90s whereas Warner and Smith crossed 50s. Green too, made a handy contribution. However, unlike their opposition, the Pakistan bowlers did enjoy some success. Yes, they were made to toil hard but managed to get all 10 wickets on this placid wicket. Nauman Ali was the pick with a 6-fer and Shaheen Afridi too, bowled really well.
First it was Pakistan, after winning the toss and electing to bat, they posted close to 500, courtesy tons from Azhar Ali and Imam-ul-Haq. Yes, one would probably say they batted way too slowly but credit to the Australian bowlers in that part as they did not let Pakistan score freely. The visitors' pacers struggled to pick wickets but did not let the opposition run away with the game by letting them score at a good click.
The teams have decided to shake hands which means that is the end of the game and like expected, it has ended in a draw. Something special was needed for a result in this one from the bowlers but that was not to be. The wicket just did not deteriorate and it is yet another day dominated by the batters. The whole Test was about the batters. It was a road and both the sides enjoyed batting on it.
Over 77 : 252/0
3 Runs
  • 176.1
  • 176.2
  • 076.3
  • 176.4
  • 076.5
  • 076.6
Imam
111 (223)
A. Shafique
136 (242)
U. Khawaja
1-0-3-0
76.6
0
Usman Khawaja To Imam-ul-Haq
Khawaja tosses it up, around off. Imam-ul-Haq gets forward and blocks it. That is it! The players shake hands and the match has ended in a DRAW!
76.5
0
Usman Khawaja To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, on a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq keeps it out.
76.4
1
Usman Khawaja To Abdullah Shafique
An overpitched ball, on middle. Abdullah Shafique tucks it to the leg side for a single.
76.3
0
Usman Khawaja To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter ball, on middle. Abdullah Shafique pushes it back to the bowler.
76.2
1
Usman Khawaja To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter ball, around leg. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it around the corner and rotates the strike.
76.1
1
Usman Khawaja To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter ball, around leg. Abdullah Shafique whacks it towards square leg and takes a run.
This could well be the last over of the game! After this one, the two teams can decide to call it off and the game would end in a draw. Usman Khawaja comes onto bowl.
Over 76 : 249/0
1 Runs
  • 175.1
  • 075.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 075.6
Imam
110 (220)
A. Shafique
134 (239)
T. Head
13-1-35-0
75.6
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Floats it up, around off. Imam-ul-Haq lunges forward and keeps it out.
75.5
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, around off. Imam-ul-Haq gets forward and pushes it to cover.
75.4
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, on a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq defends it off the front foot.
75.3
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
A quicker ball, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq does not bother playing at that one.
75.2
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq leaves it alone.
75.1
1
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter ball, around middle. Abdullah Shafique punches it to long on for a run.
Over 75 : 248/0
2 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 174.3
  • 174.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
Imam
110 (215)
A. Shafique
133 (238)
M. Labuschagne
15-0-56-0
74.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated, around off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it out to cover.
74.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
A loopy ball, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq defends it solidly.
74.4
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Abdullah Shafique
Tosses it up, on leg. Abdullah Shafique pushes it to long on for a run.
74.3
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq drills it to long on for a single.
74.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller in length, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq defends it.
74.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq lunges forward to block it.
Over 74 : 246/0
2 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 273.5
  • 073.6
A. Shafique
132 (237)
Imam
109 (210)
T. Head
12-1-34-0
73.6
0
Travis Head To Abdullah Shafique
A loopy ball, around off. Abdullah Shafique prods and defends it.
77 OV
3 Runs
U. Khawaja to A. Shafique Imam
  • 176.1
  • 176.2
  • 076.3
  • 176.4
  • 076.5
  • 076.6
76 OV
1 Runs
T. Head to A. Shafique Imam
  • 175.1
  • 075.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 075.6
75 OV
2 Runs
M. Labuschagne to Imam A. Shafique
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 174.3
  • 174.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
74 OV
2 Runs
T. Head to A. Shafique
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 273.5
  • 073.6
73 OV
10 Runs
M. Labuschagne to Imam A. Shafique
  • 172.1
  • 072.2
  • 472.3
  • 472.4
  • 172.5
  • 072.6
72 OV
4 Runs
T. Head to A. Shafique Imam
  • 171.1
  • 071.2
  • 071.3
  • 271.4
  • 071.5
  • 171.6
71 OV
1 Runs
M. Labuschagne to A. Shafique Imam
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 170.4
  • 070.5
  • 070.6
70 OV
1 Runs
T. Head to A. Shafique Imam
  • 169.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
69 OV
5 Runs
M. Labuschagne to A. Shafique Imam
  • 468.1
  • 068.2
  • 068.3
  • 168.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
68 OV
0 Runs
T. Head to Imam
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
  • 067.3
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
67 OV
4 Runs
M. Labuschagne to A. Shafique Imam
  • 066.1
  • 166.2
  • 066.3
  • 166.4
  • 166.5
  • 166.6
66 OV
2 Runs
N. Lyon to Imam A. Shafique
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 165.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 165.6
65 OV
3 Runs
T. Head to Imam A. Shafique
  • 264.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 164.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
64 OV
4 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique
  • 063.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 463.5
  • 063.6
63 OV
2 Runs
C. Green to Imam A. Shafique
  • 162.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 162.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
62 OV
1 Runs
N. Lyon to Imam A. Shafique
  • 061.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 161.4
  • 061.5
  • 061.6
61 OV
3 Runs
C. Green to Imam A. Shafique
  • 160.1
  • 160.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 160.5
  • 060.6
60 OV
1 Runs
N. Lyon to Imam A. Shafique
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 159.5
  • 059.6
59 OV
6 Runs
C. Green to Imam A. Shafique
  • 058.1
  • 158.2
  • 058.3
  • 458.4
  • 1 NB 58.5
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
58 OV
3 Runs
N. Lyon to Imam A. Shafique
  • 257.1
  • 057.2
  • 057.3
  • 157.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
57 OV
3 Runs
C. Green to A. Shafique Imam
  • 156.1
  • 156.2
  • 056.3
  • 1 NB 56.4
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
56 OV
0 Runs
N. Lyon to Imam
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
55 OV
2 Runs
T. Head to A. Shafique
  • 054.1
  • 254.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
54 OV
5 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique Imam
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 153.4
  • 453.5
  • 053.6
53 OV
4 Runs
T. Head to Imam
  • 052.1
  • 052.2
  • 252.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 252.6
52 OV
10 Runs
S. Smith to A. Shafique Imam
  • 251.1
  • 051.2
  • 651.3
  • 151.4
  • 051.5
  • 151.6
51 OV
4 Runs
T. Head to Imam A. Shafique
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 150.3
  • 050.4
  • 050.5
  • 350.6
50 OV
5 Runs
S. Smith to Imam A. Shafique
  • 149.1
  • 049.2
  • 149.3
  • 149.4
  • 149.5
  • 149.6
49 OV
3 Runs
T. Head to Imam A. Shafique
  • 148.1
  • 148.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 148.6
48 OV
4 Runs
M. Labuschagne to A. Shafique Imam
  • 047.1
  • 147.2
  • 147.3
  • 147.4
  • 047.5
  • 147.6
47 OV
4 Runs
T. Head to Imam A. Shafique
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • 146.3
  • 246.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
46 OV
4 Runs
M. Labuschagne to A. Shafique
  • 045.1
  • 445.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
45 OV
1 Runs
T. Head to A. Shafique Imam
  • 044.1
  • 144.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
44 OV
6 Runs
M. Labuschagne to Imam A. Shafique
  • 143.1
  • 043.2
  • 443.3
  • 043.4
  • 043.5
  • 143.6
43 OV
6 Runs
T. Head to A. Shafique Imam
  • 142.1
  • 442.2
  • 042.3
  • 142.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
42 OV
9 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique Imam
  • 241.1
  • 041.2
  • 141.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 641.6
41 OV
5 Runs
M. Labuschagne to A. Shafique Imam
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 440.4
  • 140.5
  • 040.6
40 OV
4 Runs
N. Lyon to Imam A. Shafique
  • 139.1
  • 139.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 239.6
39 OV
4 Runs
M. Labuschagne to A. Shafique
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 438.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
38 OV
1 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique Imam
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 137.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
37 OV
2 Runs
M. Labuschagne to Imam A. Shafique
  • 036.1
  • 136.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 136.6
36 OV
8 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique Imam
  • 035.1
  • 435.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 135.5
  • 335.6
35 OV
1 Runs
J. Hazlewood to A. Shafique Imam
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 134.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
34 OV
4 Runs
N. Lyon to Imam
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 433.5
  • 033.6
33 OV
4 Runs
J. Hazlewood to A. Shafique Imam
  • 232.1
  • 132.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
32 OV
1 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique Imam
  • 131.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
31 OV
1 Runs
J. Hazlewood to A. Shafique Imam
  • 130.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
30 OV
0 Runs
N. Lyon to Imam
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
29 OV
4 Runs
M. Starc to A. Shafique
  • 228.1
  • 228.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • 028.6
28 OV
3 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique Imam
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 227.4
  • 127.5
  • 027.6
27 OV
2 Runs
M. Starc to Imam A. Shafique
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 126.5
  • 126.6
26 OV
3 Runs
N. Lyon to Imam A. Shafique
  • 025.1
  • 225.2
  • 125.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
25 OV
1 Runs
M. Starc to Imam A. Shafique
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 124.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
24 OV
0 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
23 OV
6 Runs
M. Labuschagne to Imam A. Shafique
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 122.3
  • 122.4
  • 422.5
  • 022.6
22 OV
0 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
1 Runs
M. Labuschagne to A. Shafique Imam
  • 020.1
  • 120.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
20 OV
2 Runs
N. Lyon to Imam A. Shafique
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 119.5
  • 119.6
19 OV
1 Runs
M. Labuschagne to Imam A. Shafique
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
0 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
2 Runs
M. Labuschagne to Imam A. Shafique
  • 016.1
  • 116.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 1 LB 16.5
  • 016.6
16 OV
4 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique
  • 415.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
4 Runs
P. Cummins to Imam A. Shafique
  • 1 LB 14.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
2 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique Imam
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
1 Runs
P. Cummins to A. Shafique Imam
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
8 Runs
N. Lyon to Imam A. Shafique
  • 011.1
  • 611.2
  • 111.3
  • 011.4
  • 111.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
1 Runs
P. Cummins to Imam A. Shafique
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
4 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique
  • 09.1
  • 49.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
9 OV
10 Runs
P. Cummins to A. Shafique Imam
  • 48.1
  • 5 NB 8.2
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
1 Runs
N. Lyon to A. Shafique Imam
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
8 Runs
M. Starc to Imam
  • 06.1
  • 46.2
  • 06.3
  • 46.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
5 Runs
N. Lyon to Imam A. Shafique
  • 45.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
7 Runs
M. Starc to Imam A. Shafique
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 44.5
  • 24.6
4 OV
1 Runs
J. Hazlewood to Imam A. Shafique
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
7 Runs
M. Starc to Imam A. Shafique
  • 02.1
  • 12.2
  • 12.3
  • 52.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
1 Runs
J. Hazlewood to Imam A. Shafique
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
0 Runs
M. Starc to A. Shafique
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
  • Toss Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Pakistan drew with Australia
  • Player of the Match Imam-ul-Haq
  • Umpire Ahsan Raza (PAK), Aleem Dar (PAK) and Asif Yaqoob (PAK)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: Pakistan 245/1 in 90.0 overs
  • New ball taken: Pakistan 235/1 in 82.1 overs
  • A Ali 19th Test fifty: 50 runs in 113 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 229 balls between Imam-ul-Haq (52) and A Ali (47)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 200/1 in 70.0 overs
  • Pakistan 200/1 in 70.0 overs
  • Imam-ul-Haq maiden hundred: 101 runs in 200 balls (13x4) (2x6)
  • Tea: Pakistan 171/1 in 56.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 113 balls between Imam-ul-Haq (22) and A Ali (27)
  • Pakistan 150/0 in 51.3 overs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 135/1 in 47.0 overs
  • Lunch: Pakistan 105/1 in 35.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 189 balls between A Shafique (41) and Imam-ul-Haq (55)
  • Pakistan 100/0 in 31.3 overs
  • Imam-ul-Haq Test fifty: 50 runs in 81 balls (8x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 51/0 in 18.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 51 off 109 balls between A Shafique (15) and Imam-ul-Haq (6)
  • Pakistan 51/0 in 17.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (4.6 ovs): AUS against Imam-ul-Haq (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 3, AUS: 2)
  • Stumps: Australia 5/0 in 1.0 overs
  • Bad Light: Australia 5/0 in 1.0 overs
  • Innings Break: Pakistan 476/4 in 162.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 100 off 152 balls between A Ali (65) and B Azam (35)
  • Pakistan 400/2 in 142.4 overs
  • Tea: Pakistan 394/2 in 142.0 overs
  • A Ali: 150 runs in 317 balls (12x4) (2x6)
  • Lunch: Pakistan 302/1 in 115.0 overs
  • Pakistan 300/1 in 113.1 overs
  • Imam-ul-Haq: 150 runs in 329 balls (16x4) (2x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: