Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Australia vs Pakistan 1st Test Match --- 26th - 30th Dec

Now Pakistan are in tour of Australia, who will be playing 3 Test matches, 5 ODI's and 1 T20. The 1st Test match between them was started on 26th Dec 2009 and played till today 30th Dec 2009, the match was played at Melbourne Cricket Ground. The home team Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.

Australia's Squad:
S Watson, S Katich, R Ponting, M Hussey, N Hauritz, M Clarke, M North, B Haddin, M Johnson, D Bolinger and P Siddle.

Pakistan's Squad:
Imran Farhat, Salman Butt, Faisal Iqbal, Mohammad Yousuf, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Aamer, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Abdur Rauf, Mohammad Asif and Saeed Ajmal.

Match Result:
Australia won the match by 170 runs on Day 5, the player of the match award was given to S Watson for his 213 runs(93 & 120) and 1 wicket.

Match Summary:
Day 1 26th Dec - Australia started their 1st innings with S Watson and S Katich, the opening pair batted very well and scored 182 runs in their partnership. Australia lost their 1st wicket S Watson with 93 runs in 60.1 overs and Aus were 182/1, 2nd wicket was S Katich who also went out without making century and 2 runs short of it, he went for 98 runs in 74.3 overs and Aus were 233/2, 3rd wicket was R Ponting with 57 runs in 83.2 overs and Aus went 291/3. Then N Hauritz joined M Hussey as night watchman and the pair managed to play till the stumps of Day 1. At stumps Australia were 305/3 in 90 overs with M Hussey 37 and N Hauritz 5 in the field.

Day 2 27th Dec - M Hussey and N Hauritz played well and added nearly 90 runs in their partnership. Australia lost their 4th wicket M Hussey with 82 runs in 112.5 overs, Aus were 383/4 and their 5th wicket was N Hauritz with 75 runs in 127.6 overs, Aus were 454/5. When Aus were 454/5 declared their innings. With trail of 454 runs Pakistan Started their 1st innings with Imran Farhat and Salman Butt, Pakistan lost their 1st wicket Imran Farhat with just 9 runs in 12.2 overs when Pak were 26/1. 2nd wicket was Faisal Iqbal with 15 runs in 31.2 overs and Pak went 59/2. Then lost their 3rd wicket Salman Butt with 45 runs in 39.3 overs and Pak were 84/3. With 1 ball remaining in the 2nd day's play Pakistan lost their 4th wicket Mohammad Yousuf with in 48.5 overs. At the stumps of Day 2 Pakistan were 109/4 in 49 overs with Umar Akmal 10*and Mohammad Aamer 0*.

Day 3 28th Dec - In Day 3's play Pakistan lost all their wickets by just scoring 258 runs in 99 overs. Their 5th wicket was Umar Akmal with 51 runs in 60.6 overs and Pak were 159/5, their 6th wicket was Mohammad Aamer with 15 runs in 80.3 overs and Pak were 203/6. 7th wicket was Kamran Akmal with 12 runs in 82.5 overs and Pak were 215/7. Their 8th wicket was Abdur Rauf with 3 runs in 86.6 overs, Pak were 219/8. 9th wicket was Mohammed Asif who went out without scoring in 87.6 overs, Pak were 220/9 and their last wicket was Saeed Ajmal with 4 runs. Misbah stood not out with 65 runs. Pakistan Ended their 1st innings with 258 runs in 99 overs. With the lead of 196 runs Australia started their 2nd innings and on day 3's play they lost 3 wickets by scoring 111 runs in 34 overs. Their 1st wicket was S Katich with 2 runs in 6.3 overs and Aus were 15/1. 2nd wicket was R Ponting with 12 runs in 9.4 overs and Aus were 32/2. 3rd wicket was M Hussey with 4 runs in 11.1 overs and Aus were 40/3. At stumps of Day 3 Australia were 111/3 in 34 overs with S Watson 64* and M Clarke 21*.

Day 4 29th Dec - In day 4's play Australia declared their 2nd innings with 225 runs when theyt lost their 8th wicket. In 2nd innings it was an one man show for Australia, S Watson who scored 1120 runs and remained not out. With the Target of 422 runns Pakistan started their 2nd innings with Imran Farhat and Salman Butt, and they lost top 3 wickets, 1st wicket was Imran Farhat with 12 runs in 6.3 overs and Pak were 18/1. 2nd wicket was S Butt with 33 runs in 22.2 overs and Pak were 80/2. 3rd wicket was Faisal Iqbal with 48 runs in 31.3 overs and Pak were 116/3.At the stumps of day 4 Pakistan were 170/3 in 45 overs with Mohammad Yousuf 45* and Umar Akmal 27*.

Day 5 30th Dec - Pakistan were not able sustain Aussies bowling attack and lost their remaining 7 wickets on Day 5 and lost their 1st Test match. 4th wicket was Umar Akmal with 27 runs, 5th wicket was Misbah 0 run, 6th wicket was Kamran Akmal 30 runs, 7th wicket was Mohammad Aamer 0 run, 8th wicket was Abdur Rauf with 5 runs, 9th wicket was Mahammad Yousuf with 61 runs and last wicket was Saeed Ajmal with 10 runs.

In 1st innings for Pakistan Asif took 2 wickets, Abdur Rauf & Saeed Ajmal each took 1 wicket. For Australia Bollinger & M Johnson each took 3 wickets, Siddle took 2 wickets and Hauritz & Watson each took 1 wicket.

In 2nd innings for Pakistan Mohammad Aamer took 5 wickets, Asif & Ajmal each took 1 wicket. For Australia Hauritz took 5 wickets, Johnson took 3 wickets and Bollinger took 2 wickets.

2nd Test match will be played from 3rd Jan to 7th Jan 2010 at Sydney.

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