July 15, 2010

1st test match: Australia vs Pakistan

In my previous update on the 1st test match between Australia and Pakistan, Australia on the first day finished its batting innings by loosing 9 wickets and scored 229 runs in total. The play was stopped due to bad light.

Yesterday, Australia lost its remaining 1 wickets and landed up scoring 253 runs. Michael Hussey was unbeaten scoring 56 runs. Pakistan played its first batting innings, Apart from Salman Butt no one stayed long. Salman Butt scored 63 runs and got bowled in Shane Watson's delivery. Shane Watson was the star of the Australia's first bowling innings as he took 5 important wickets at right time. Soon Pakistan lost all its 10 wickets and fell before the Australians. Pakistan scored just 148 runs in their first innings. Australia was in lead with 105 runs.

Australia opened their second batting innings. They played better than their previous innings. Again Simon Katich performed well by scoring 83 runs. Australia lost 9 wickets when they had scored 282 runs in total. Last wicket partnership between Doug Bollinger and Ben Hilfenhaus resulted in 52 runs which helped Australia to put up a total score of 334 runs. Ben Hilfenhaus was unbeaten scoring 56 runs. Pakistan needed 440 runs to win with 10 wickets in hand and 2.5 days more to go.

As of now session 3 is going on, Pakistan has scored 114 runs in total and has lost 1 wicket. Salman Butt and Azhar Ali are playing with their individual score of 58 runs and 28 runs respectively.

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