The second day match between Pakistan and Australia marked quite well and satisfactory for both the teams as in the second day also, the interested spectators of United Arab Emirates deemed into the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, and a not so mere matter of fact lies herein that both the days of the match marked their start with a ton of its own style and candidness. The batsmen who were present on the crease the last day made it look easy for the Pakistan side. Misbah-ul-Haq scored 69 runs from 182 deliveries and remained not out till the innings’ end (an 82.5 kph delivery caused the breakthrough that Australia had gambled for.

Misbah eyed a flighted ball on the middle and wanted to launch it over long-on again. This time though he hasn’t timed it, the face of the bat closed on impact and limited his power so much that it lands safely in the hands of Mitchell Johnson), while Asad Shafiq scored 89 runs off 151 balls (that was a top edge and O’Keefe has a maiden Test wicket, and Marsh gets his first Test catch as well). Pakistan’s wicket keeper cum batsman Sarfraz Ahmed scored the brilliant and vibrant ton of the day, making the scoreboard count to 109 runs against just 105 deliveries, with the help of 14 boundaries and a mighty strike rate of 103.80, a rare incident to perceive as far as test match batting is concerned. The tail-enders however failed miserably to show up anything concrete for their motherland. Yasir Shah scored just a couple of runs, where names like Rahat Ali and Imran Khan scored ducks and Zulfiqar Babar was sent back to the dressing room on getting severe injury.

Pakistan’s batting line up thus ended on 454 for the loss of 10 wickets. Both of the last day wicket takers, Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle remained wicket-less on the day. However O’Keefe and Lyon took a couple of wickets each while Smith took a wicket to mark his name among the wicket takers for the first innings. Team Australia also did manage to inaugurate their innings of the day and also managed to play for 31 overs by the help of the stable openers, Rogers and Warner, thereby scoring 113 runs, till the stumps were decided by the umpires to be left down and aside. None of the Pakistan bowlers had anything drawn up to their pockets as the Australians failed in revealing wickets.

 

SCOREBOARD:-

Pakistan innings – 454/9(145.0)

R/R: 3.13 

Batsman

Status

Runs

Balls

4s

6s

SR

Ahmed Shehzad

b Peter Siddle

3

9

0

0

33.33

Mohammad Hafeez

lbw b Mitchell Johnson

0

2

0

0

0.00

Azhar Ali

c Alex Doolan b Mitchell Johnson

53

167

6

0

31.74

Younus Khan

lbw b Mitchell Johnson

106

223

10

1

47.53

Misbah-ul-Haq (C)

c Mitchell Johnson b Steven Smith

69

182

2

2

37.91

Asad Shafiq

c Mitchell Marsh b Stephen O’Keefe

89

151

5

2

58.94

Sarfraz Ahmed (W)

st Brad Haddin b Nathan Lyon

109

105

14

0

103.81

Yasir Shah

c Chris Rogers b Stephen O’Keefe

2

15

0

0

13.33

Zulfiqar Babar

retired hurt

7

14

1

0

50.00

Rahat Ali

c Chris Rogers b Nathan Lyon

0

2

0

0

0.00

Imran Khan

not out

0

0

0

0

0.00

 

 

Extras: 16 (b – 2, w – , no – 14, lb – , penalty – 0)

 

Fall of Wickets

1/1 (Mohammad Hafeez 0.5ov.)
2/7 (Ahmed Shehzad 3.1ov.)
3/115 (Azhar Ali 52.5ov.)
4/198 (Younus Khan 80.2ov.)
5/291 (Misbah-ul-Haq 112.1ov.)
6/415 (Asad Shafiq 133.3ov.)
7/442 (Yasir Shah 139.5ov.)
8/454 (Rahat Ali 145ov.)

 

                 

 

 

 

 

Bowlers

O

M

R

WKT

NO

WD

ECON

Mitchell Johnson

31

18

39

3

0

0

1.26

Peter Siddle

24

11

50

1

0

0

2.08

Stephen O’Keefe

30

3

107

2

0

0

3.57

Mitchell Marsh

17

4

44

0

0

0

2.59

Nathan Lyon

37

4

148

2

0

0

4

Steven Smith

6

0

50

1

0

0

8.33

 

 

Australia innings113/0(31.0)

R/R: 3.65

 

 

 

    Batsman

Status

Runs

Balls

4s

6s

SR

Chris Rogers

Batting

31

110

1

0

28.18

David Warner

Batting

75

77

7

1

97.40

Alex Doolan

           

Michael Clarke (C)

           

Steven Smith

           

Mitchell Marsh

           

Brad Haddin (W)

           

Mitchell Johnson

           

Peter Siddle

           

Stephen O’Keefe

           

Nathan Lyon

           

 

 

Extras: 6 (b – 4, w – , no – 2, lb – , penalty – 0)

 

Fall of Wickets

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowlers

O

M

R

WKT

NO

WD

ECON

Rahat Ali

7

0

22

0

0

0

3.14

Mohammad Hafeez

10

3

18

0

0

0

1.8

Imran Khan

6

1

23

0

0

0

3.83

Zulfiqar Babar

5

0

25

0

0

0

5

Yasir Shah

3

0

19

0

1

0

6.33