July 13, 2010

1st test match: Australia vs Pakistan

Pakistan and Australia are playing their first test match at Lord's, London. Pakistan won the toss & elected to field first.

As usual Shane Watson did not make it big as the stumps came out in the Mohammad Aamer's delivery. There was 2 good partnership between Ricky Ponting and Simon Katich, Simon Katich and Michael Clarke of 43 runs and 120 runs respectively. After the fall of these 3 wickets, Australians start to loose wickets in regular successions. Michael Hussey played a lone battle till the end. After 70 overs, Australia had scored 229 runs and lost 9 wickets. Play was stopped due to bad light. In the last session of the day, Australia lost 6 wickets and scored only 58 runs in total. Michael Hussey was not out scoring 39 runs and Doug Bollinger at 0. Umar Gul was very economical with the economy rate of just 1.71 runs per over and took a wicket as well. Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif took 3 wickets each respectively.

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