Pakistan in Australia, 2 Test Series, 2019

Australia vs Pakistan - 1st Test

Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane

Date: 21 November-24 November, 2019

Pakistan 335/10

RR: 3.97 | Australia beat Pakistan by an innings and 5 runs

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So! A bit of a dramatic end to what has been a one-sided Test match. Australia get some much needed 60 points to go second in the World Test Championship table. Will the pink ball produce a different result? A better contest at least? Both Australia and Pakistan have a decent record in Day/Night Tests. The second match in Adelaide should be a cracker. Join us on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 2 pm local (0330 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

MARNUS LABUSCHAGNE HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. On his maiden Test century at his home ground, Labuschagne says that it is very special to have everything pan out like that and is happy that he could contribute to the team's winning cause. On the nervous moments before his ton. Marnus admits that it was tough as he was keeping on thinking whether he will get there and believes he was lucky to get there. Adds that it was a big moment for him and his family. On his batting technique and mindset, Labuschagne says that playing in England has helped him and here, in Queensland as well, batting ain't easy, so that made him mentally tough. Is looking forward for the Day/Night Test in Adelaide.

Victorious Australian captain, Tim Paine, says that he is really happy. Especially given the innings victory and maintaining their excellent record at the 'Gabba. On contributions other than Steven Smith, Tim is happy as the team does not want to rely on Smith pretty heavily. Stresses that on a very good wicket, 580 is exactly the score that was expected out of the batsmen. On Warner getting back to form, the skipper says that many left-handers struggle in England but they always believed that Warner will strike form in Australia. On the Warner-Burns partnership, Paine says that he is not sure, as he has not spent too much time with Burns in the dressing room but is happy that whatever it is that keeps the pair ticking, it is great. On Marnus Labuschagne, Paine says that he is a great bloke to have as a mate, always keeping the dressing room in high spirits. Is happy that Labuschagne has realized his true potential. On his bowlers, Paine says that they were good but given the high standards that they have raised for themselves, he would have expected them to clean up Pakistan a bit earlier. But adds that Australia are lucky to have such a pace attack.

Pakistan skipper, Azhar Ali says that all of Pakistan's batsmen are in good nick and Babar showed that once they get a good partnership going, runs were always on offer. Praises the wicket which was very good but rues the missed opportunity in the first innings. On missing Mohammad Abbas, Ali says that it was always hard to leave someone like Abbas but the selection was done based on the performance of the trio in the warm-up match. Ensures that Abbas will always be there for Pakistan and they will come back hard in the second Test. Praises the debutant Naseem for having good temperament for a 16-year old, adjusting to the lengths and lines pretty quickly. On him being given just 4 overs on Saturday, Azhar says that Naseem is fit but the management does not want him to break down, hence they are managing him accordingly.

Now, for the summary of the match. Probably got over when Pakistan slipped from 75/0 to 94/5 on Day 1 and then managed just 240 after electing to bat. From there on, it was very difficult for them to come back and Warner-Burns' 222-run opening stand floored them. Yasir Shah was over the moon when he dismissed Steven Smith for the 7th time in Tests but they forgot that the Ashes had already prepared a substitute for Smudge - Marnus Labuschagne. The home lad played with total control and ensured that his side batted Pakistan out of the Test. Yasir Shah got 4 wickets but the bowling did not look threatening at all. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

First, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan added 132 for the 6th wicket and that was followed by a 79-run stand between Rizwan and Yasir. Azam scored a fantastic century but Rizwan missed his, while Yasir nearly got Australia batting again. Once again, it was the quartet of New South Wales bowlers as Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood and Lyon took all the 10 wickets. Not that there were any more options. Starc took four in the first innings while Hazlewood got 4 in the second.

Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan and Yasir Shah - The Fantastic Four. They are the ones who kept Pakistan believing that they could fight and could avoid an innings defeat. Because after them, only Afridi managed double figures. Masood and Azam fought hard this morning, delaying Australia's quest for wickets and then the real fightback began.

5 runs. That is what Pakistan fall short of to make Australia bat again. An innings defeat was expected and an innings defeat it is but what an epic fightback. Almost a reminiscent of the 2016 match where Pakistan nearly chased down 490. This time, they were chasing down 340 with the only difference being that the focus was to avoid an innings defeat.

84.2
0
M Starc to jr, OUT! Caught! No, they will not have to because Imran has holed out. Good length ball on middle, Imran looks to power it over the mid-wicket fence this time but manages only a top edge. Wade from long on comes forward to catch but initially misjudges it. He backtracks and then manages to hold onto the catch over his head. Australia win the first Test by an innings and five runs.
84.1
4
Starc to jr, FOUR! What a shot that is! Hits it over the bowler's head. Fullish length just around off, Imran clears his front leg and hammers it over mid on for a boundary. Five more runs and Australia will have to bat again.
83.6
0
J Hazlewood to Shah, Hazlewood tries to bowl the inswinging yorker but ends up missing it and bowling a full toss.
83.5
0
J Hazlewood to Shah, Heave and a miss this time. But it misses the bat and stumps as well.

Naseem Shah is the last man in.

83.4
0
J Hazlewood to S Afridi, OUT! 9 down and Australia are just a wicket away. Back of a length delivery on middle, Shaheen looks to mow it to over mid-wicket but mistimes it. It lobs towards short cover where Cummins takes the easiest of the catches.
83.3
0
J Hazlewood to Afridi, Almost dragged it on the stumps. Full and wide outside off, Shaheen looks to drive but the ball takes the inside edge onto the pads.
83.2
0
J Hazlewood to Afridi, Bouncer and around off, Shaheen sways away from the line of the delivery.
83.1
0
J Hazlewood to Afridi, Good length ball around off, Shaheen blocks it off the front foot.
82.6
0
M Starc to jr, Fuller and outside off, Imran pushes at it to get beaten.
82.5
0
M Starc to jr, Shortish length, aimed at the body. Imran looks to work it on the leg side but gets hit on the body and then it goes to Labuschagne at short leg. He appeals but not sure for why. Nothing from the umpire.
82.4
1
M Starc to S Afridi, Back of a length ball on middle, Shaheen pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Two balls to survive for Imran.
82.3
0
M Starc to Afridi, Full ball but down the leg side. Shaheen flicks but misses.
82.2
0
M Starc to Afridi, On the pads again, Shahenn looks to flick but misses again. The ball goes to short leg.
82.1
0
M Starc to Afridi, Pull and a miss! Bouncer and on middle, Shaheen goes for the pull but misses.
81.6
0
J Hazlewood to jr, Good length ball on middle, Imran looks to turn it towards the leg side but gets hit on the pads. The ball goes towards fine leg but Afridi denies the run.
81.5
1
J Hazlewood to Afridi, Good length ball on middle, this time Afridi nudges it towards short fine leg for a single.
81.4
0
J Hazlewood to Afridi, Beaten! In the channel outside off, Afridi pokes and misses.
81.3
4
J Hazlewood to Afridi, FOUR! That flies off the outside edge. Shortish length ball on middle, Afridi looks to mow it towards mid-wicket but the ball takes the outside edge and flies to the third man fence. 11 more runs and Australia will have to bat again.
81.2
1
J Hazlewood to jr, On the pads, Imran guides it towards fine leg for a single.

Imran Khan jr is in at 10.

81.1
0
J Hazlewood to Shah, OUT! Pakistan are 8 down now. A nice little cameo comes to an end. A fuller ball on middle, Shah looks to flick but the ball takes the leading edge and balloons towards mid off. Wade at covers runs across from covers and takes a nice catch diving forward. Australia just 2 wickets away.
80.6
0
M Starc to S Afridi, Fuller and outside off, Shaheen looks to block but ball takes outside edge and goes towards third slip.
80.5
0
M Starc to Afridi, FOUR BYES! Did that hit the crack again? It is a shortish length on middle, Afridi ducks under it. Paine though leaps high in the air to pouch but it still goes over the head of Paine.
80.4
0
M Starc to Afridi, On the body this time! Shortish length around middle, Shaheen looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the body.
80.3
0
M Starc to Afridi, In the channel outside off, it is left alone.
80.2
0
M Starc to Afridi, FOUR LEG BYES! This time diving Paine cannot save it. Good length ball down the leg side. Shaheen looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. It goes wide of the keeper. Paine dives to his right to save but he cannot stop that from going to the fine leg fence.
80.1
4
M Starc to Afridi, FOUR! Wow! Shaheen into the act now. Low full toss on the pads. Shaheen whips it to the deep mid-wicket fence.

THE SECOND NEW BALL IS TAKEN and the king of swing gets the first use of it. Mitchell Starc is back. 14-1-64-2 so far.

79.6
0
J Hazlewood to Shah, Outside off, a play and a miss to end the over.
79.5
4
J Hazlewood to Shah, FOUR! Nicely played! A short ball outside off, Yasir pulls it through mid-wicket! He moves to 42 from 55 balls.
79.4
2
J Hazlewood to Shah, TOP EDGE, SAFE! A length ball, around middle, Yasir looks to flick but gets a top edge. The ball lobs behind and three men run after it - Tim Paine, Joe Burns from first slip and Steven Smith from second slip. The ball eludes all of those and Paine gets to the ball and parries it behind to Smith who returns the throw. Two runs taken.
79.3
0
J Hazlewood to Shah, Around middle, Yasir hops and defends it down the ground.
79.2
0
J Hazlewood to Afridi, This is slipped down the leg side, Afridi lets it pass and the ball keeps on kicking after landing. Paine leaps to his right and parries it to fine leg. Wrings his hand in pain. Finger injuries are always a pain for Tim.

Shaheen Afridi walks in at number 9, replacing Rizwan.

79.1
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, OUT! Caught! Rizwan goes for 95! That is so, so, so, so sad for him. He is distraught. He just looks at the fielder, then his shot and thinks, 'What have I done?' It is difficult to say who spent a longer time at the crease after getting out - Rizwan or Sohail yesterday. A short ball outside off, Rizwan leaps and plays the upper cut but he finds Nathan Lyon at deep backward point! Is the innings defeat still on? 35 more needed for Pakistan to avoid that. End of a quickfire 79-run stand.

Josh Hazlewood returns as well. 18-2-51-1 so far.

78.6
0
Pat Cummins to Shah, Full and around middle, flicked towards short mid-wicket.
78.5
0
Pat Cummins to Shah, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
78.4
0
Pat Cummins to Shah, Where has that hit? A crack? Big leg cutter from Cummins. Lands it on a fuller length outside off and makes Yasir Shah poke at it. But the ball suddenly bounces and kicks off, just about beating the outside edge. Now, an alert Tim Paine senses that Yasir is outside the crease and fires a throw at the striker's end. There is an appeal for the run out but the umpire is not interested.
78.3
1
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Full and straight, Rizwan drives it off the inner half of the bat through mid on. A single taken.
78.2
1
Pat Cummins to Shah, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
78.1
0
Pat Cummins to Shah, A bouncer, Yasir ducks.
77.6
2
N Lyon to Rizwan, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. Two runs added to the total.
77.5
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, NOT OUT. But had the decision been given out, Rizwan would have reviewed it. Because he did not hit it in the first place. A full ball, around middle, Rizwan gets across and looks to paddle. Now, the ball goes off something and two people go for the catch - Steven Smith from first slip and Marnus Labuschagne from short leg. Both dive and almost have a nasty collision but avert it. The South African pouches it and then claims the catch, celebrating as well. Umpire Kettleborough checks with Illingworth about the carry and then sends it upstairs, with the soft signal as OUT. Replays are too inconclusive with a big part of the ball touching the ground. But the replays then show the ball not hitting the bat or glove. Snickometer confirms.

Umpire's review for a fair catch! Has Marnus Labuschagne taken a blinder? The sweep shot has produced a top edge off Rizwan and Labuschagne is claiming the catch. But replays show that while taking the catch, the ball just touched the ground. This stand goes on...

77.4
1
N Lyon to Shah, Down the leg side, Yasir gets across and nudges it through fine leg for a single.
77.3
0
N Lyon to Shah, Full and around off, pushed towards short mid-wicket.
77.2
0
N Lyon to Shah, Full and around off, Yasir looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge which flies towards the vacant silly point region.
77.1
1
N Lyon to Rizwan, 300 UP FOR PAKISTAN! Wow. Take a bow. From 25/3 and 94/5, did not think we would have expected this. Around off, punched uppishly, but well past the bowler down to long on for a single.
76.6
0
Pat Cummins to Shah, Full and outside off, hint of reverse, Yasir looks to defend but gets a bit of an inside edge down the pitch.
76.5
1
Pat Cummins to M Rizwan, Full and around off, pushed wide of mid on for a quick single.
76.4
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Full and just around off, solidly defended.
76.3
1
Pat Cummins to Y Shah, Full and around off, pushed through mid on for a quick single.
76.2
0
Pat Cummins to Shah, Around off, solidly defended.
76.1
4
Pat Cummins to Shah, FOUR! Control? Sure! Yasir is in control. Full control. Loosener from Cummins, a half volley on the pads, Yasir just flicks it nonchalantly through square leg! He moves to 33 from 39 balls. The stand is worth 71 from 74 balls.

4 overs left for the second new ball. Paine has gone back to Pat Cummins. 19-6-61-2 so far. Probably because the last 3 overs have gone for 17. The skipper will be hoping for a breakthrough. If not, then at least some control.

75.6
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Fired in outside off, Rizwan backs away to cut, perhaps but then lets it pass.
75.5
1
N Lyon to Shah, Nicely flighted outside off, Shah is early into his walking drive and slices it behind point. A run taken.
75.4
1
N Lyon to Rizwan, Full again, pressed towards cover for a single. Rizwan moves to 90 now.
75.3
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Full and around off, Rizwan comes down the track and pushes it back to Lyon who mimes a throw back.
75.2
2
N Lyon to Rizwan, Short and outside off, cut through the covers for a couple. The deficit is now 49.
75.1
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Full and outside off, Rizwan lunges to defend but misses.
74.6
1
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, That is a bad ball. Short and outside off, Rizwan rocks back and cuts it to sweeper cover for one.
74.5
2
M Labuschagne to M Rizwan, EDGED, WIDE! Exactly what Paine and Labuschagne were hoping for. The shot and the edge. But does not go to hand. Floated outside off, Rizwan reaches out to drive but the ball spins away and takes the outside edge. However, it is wide of Joe Burns at short third man and races to his left. A couple taken.
74.4
1
M Labuschagne to Shah, Outside off, punched towards cover for a run.
74.3
1
M Labuschagne to M Rizwan, Full and around middle, pushed down to long off for a single.
74.2
0
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, Landed outside off, turning away, left alone.
74.1
0
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, A little bit of bait thrown up outside off, Rizwan reaches out and drives it straight to shot extra cover.
73.6
0
N Lyon to Shah, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
73.5
0
N Lyon to Shah, Around off, Shah gets across and looks to work it through the leg side but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. Does not carry to short leg.
73.4
4
N Lyon to Shah, FOUR! SPANKED! The deficit is down to 56 now! Boy, we might well see Australia bat again. Full and around off, Yasir gets down and mows the slog sweep through mid-wicket!
73.3
0
N Lyon to Shah, Landed outside off, punched through the covers but straight to the fielder.
73.2
0
N Lyon to Shah, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
73.1
4
N Lyon to Shah, FOUR! Good thinking. 7 overs to the second new ball, so attack this soft old cherry. The deficit is now 60. Full and around middle, Yasir comes down the track and hammers it wide of mid on for a boundary! He move to 23 now, from just 31 balls.

Nathan Lyon it will be from the other end. 18-3-58-1 so far.

72.6
4
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, FOUR! 50-RUN STAND IS UP! More frustration for the Aussies. They would have believed that it would not be hard work to wrap things up post the Babar dismissal but Yasir Shah is ensuring that a collapse is not on the cards. Full and outside leg, Rizwan gets down and sweeps it behind square leg. He moves to 83 now.
72.5
1
M Labuschagne to Y Shah, Full and around off, pushed towards mid on for another single.
72.4
1
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, Pushed through, around off, MR just blocks it towards the off side for one more. The deficit is now 69.
72.3
1
M Labuschagne to Shah, Excellent running. Thrown up outside off, Yasir leans and drives it wide of cover for a quick run.
72.2
1
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, That is a freebie. A high full toss, Rizwan gets down and mows it via a pull to deep mid-wicket. Just a single.
72.1
0
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, Full and around leg, watchfully pushed down the track back to the bowler.

The Australian bowlers are out in the middle for the final time on the day. Can this be the final time in the game as well? Well, Mohammad Rizwan and Yasir Shah too walk out and would want to make sure that does not happen. Marnus Labuschagne will continue bowling post Tea.

... Day 4, Session 3 ...

Now, now, now. We have a final session on Day 4. Who would have thought that? Well, the superb 132-run stand between Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have ensured this session. While Azam has gone back after his maiden Test ton against the Aussies, Rizwan is looking solid out in the middle. He along with Yasir Shah has added 42 runs and would want the stand going as big as they can. Lyon managed the prized scalp of Azam in the session after the latter played a classy knock of 104. Now, how long these two batters can keep the association going? Will they be able to take the game into the fifth day? Join us for the final session of the day to find out.

71.6
0
N Lyon to Shah, Another solid defense from Shah to this ball on off. TEA ON DAY 4.
71.5
0
N Lyon to Shah, This is quicker one and off, Yasir defends it out.
71.4
0
N Lyon to Shah, On middle, Shah keeps it out.
71.3
0
N Lyon to Shah, Nicely bowled! Looped up outside off, Shah looks to sweep but he is early in the shot. He manages a bottom edge which drops it near the silly point fielder.
71.2
0
N Lyon to Shah, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
71.1
0
N Lyon to Shah, Full and around off, Shah sweeps but finds square leg.
70.6
1
M Labuschagne to Shah, Another short ball and this time Shah taps it through point for a single.
70.5
1
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, Shortish length around off, Rizwan taps it towards deep point for a single.
70.4
4
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, FOUR! This is sweetly timed. Shortish length on middle, Rizwan goes on the back foot and hammers it wide of mid on. Starc looks to chase the ball down but eventually loses the race.
70.3
1
M Labuschagne to Shah, Shortish and outside off, Shah reaches out and pushes it towards mid off for a single.
70.2
2
M Labuschagne to Shah, Top edge this time! This is mostly the last over before Lunch. Wonder why he is going after the ball. Another ball which is slightly short. Shah goes for the massive pull again but this time manages a top edge which goes away from the mid on fielder. A couple of runs taken.
70.1
4
M Labuschagne to Shah, FOUR! A long hop this one. Short and around off, Yasir hammers is to the mid-wicket fence.

Marnus Labuschagne to bowl. 2-0-12-0 so far.

69.6
1
N Lyon to Shah, Flighted and on off, Shah once again lunges forward and pushes it towards point for a single.
69.5
1
N Lyon to Rizwan, Fullish and around middle, Rizwan pushes it towards long on for a single.
69.4
1
N Lyon to Shah, Full and on middle, Shah sweeps it towards mid-wicket for a run.
69.3
0
N Lyon to Shah, Around off, Shah comes forward and blocks it right of the silly point fielder.
69.2
1
N Lyon to Rizwan, Nicely bowled! The inside edge there saved him. Lyon gives this ball a lot of air and around off, Rizwan once again ventures out of the crease and looks to flick but manages a thick inside edge which goes to fine leg for a single.
69.1
4
N Lyon to Rizwan, FOUR! Smashed through the covers. Full and around off, Rizwan skips down the track and creams it through the covers.

Nathan Lyon to bowl now.

68.6
0
J Hazlewood to Shah, Full and outside off, Shah digs it out towards point.
68.5
0
J Hazlewood to Shah, Good length again and just outside off, Yasir blocks it out.
68.4
1
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Length around off, Rizwan taps it towards point for a quick run.
68.3
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Full and on middle, Rizwan pushes it back to the bowler who looks to field but misses. It goes to mid on and no runs can be taken.
68.2
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
68.1
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Short and on middle, Rizwan looks to pull but it hits the splice of the bat and drops on the pitch.
67.6
0
M Starc to Shah, FOUR BYES! This a poor ball, way down the leg side. Paine could've done nothing as it races to the fine leg fence. Shah though went for the flick but it kept going away.
67.5
1
M Starc to Rizwan, On the pads, Rizwan tucks it towards backward square leg for a single.
67.4
2
M Starc to Rizwan, Good combination fielding. Outside off, on a length, Rizwan punches this through the covers. Nathan Lyon chases it from point and David Warner gets across from sweeper cover. Gary gets to it first, slides and then parries it to Warner. Two runs taken. Deliberately, one feels. Rizwan will not want to expose to the tail-ender specialist.
67.3
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Shortish and around off, Rizwan stands tall and blocks it towards cover.
67.2
1
M Starc to Shah, On the pads, Yasir nudges it towards mid-wicket for a single.
67.1
0
M Starc to Shah, Ouch! Starc steams in from around the wicket and bowls an incoming ball into the batter. Shah hangs his bat to defend but misses to get hit on the stomach.
66.6
1
J Hazlewood to Shah, Slightly short on middle, Shah pulls it towards square leg for a single.
66.5
0
J Hazlewood to Shah, Around off, Shah keeps it out by coming forward.
66.4
0
J Hazlewood to Shah, Bouncer now! Typical fast bowler's response. Shah though does really well to sway away from the line of the delivery.
66.3
4
J Hazlewood to Shah, FOUR! Guided away! Slightly shortish and outside off. Shah just guides it through point and gully and into the third man fence.
66.2
0
J Hazlewood to Shah, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
66.1
0
Hazlewood to Shah, Huge appeal for LBW! Looks really close. No, an inside edge. Excellent decision from the umpire there. Good length ball, angled into the batter. Shah looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pad. Loud loud appeal from the Australians but the umpire is unmoved. Replays show a big deflection off the bat and then on the pads.

Hazlewood returns.

65.6
0
M Starc to Shah, On the pads, Shah looks to turn it towards the leg side. But he is hit on the pads. A muted appeal from the bowler but nothing from the umpire.
65.5
1
M Starc to Rizwan, Fullish and on off, Rizwan pushes it towards cover and takes off for a single. Wade there picks the ball and fires a throw at the non-striker's end but misses. Marnus Labuschagne does well to back it up. Replays roll in and show that the batter was short there.
65.4
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Bouncer on middle from Starc. Rizwan ducks under it.
65.3
1
M Starc to Shah, On the pads, Yasir flicks it towards fine leg and takes a run to get off the mark.
65.2
0
M Starc to Shah, Back of a length and around off, Shah keeps it out.
65.1
0
M Starc to Shah, Good length ball down the leg side. Yasir looks to tickle it fine but misses.

Mitchell Starc replaces Lyon. Surprising. Lyon got a wicket in the last over.

64.6
4
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, FOUR! Cut away! Short and wide outside off, Rizwan goes back and cuts it through point and into the third man fence. Lyon from point chases it but the ball wins the race.
64.5
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Just short of the diving cover fielder. Full and outside off. Rizwan reaches out and drives it uppishly. Lucky that it did not carry to the fielder.
64.4
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Shortish and around off. Rizwan taps it onto the pitch.
64.3
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Three in a row! Cummins bangs short on middle. Rizwan ducks again.
64.2
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, And another one. This is on middle though but too high. Rizwan once again ducks.
64.1
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Bouncer down the leg side from Cummins. He bowled a few last over as well but the line has not been right. Rizwan easily ducks under it.

Yasir Shah walks in next.

63.6
0
N Lyon to Azam, OUT! Lyon strikes and the big fish is out of here. A superb knock from Azam comes to an end. The 132-run stand is broken. This is slightly quicker and shortish in length. Azam goes back to punch it off the back foot but only manages a faint tickle back to Paine. He gobbles it nicely and appeals. The umpire raises his finger and Babar walks off. He shows his bat to the crowd as he gets a massive applause. Pakistan might still lose this by an innings but it has an excellent fight shown by Babar and Rizwan. The deficit is now 114.
63.5
0
N Lyon to Azam, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
63.4
1
N Lyon to Rizwan, He eases a single through mid on now.
63.3
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Flighted and around off, Rizwan comes forward and keeps it out.
63.2
1
N Lyon to B Azam, Full and outside off, Azam drives it wide of the mid off fielder and takes a single.
63.1
0
N Lyon to Azam, On middle, Babar pushes it back to the bowler by venturing out of the crease. Lyon picks the ball and throws at the striker's end but misses.
62.6
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Another bouncer! This time Rizwan ducks under it.
62.5
2
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Cries of catch but it is in the gap. Excellent fielding from Starc from fine leg to save a couple of runs for his side. Short ball on middle, Rizwan takes on the challenge and goes for the pull. He top edges it high in the air. It drops between the fine leg fielder and the deep mid-wicket fielder. Starc runs across his left from fine leg and slides to push the ball back in and save a couple of runs.
62.4
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Bouncer down the leg side. Rizwan has no business with it.
62.3
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Shortish length ball around off, Rizwan pushes it towards cover.
62.2
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Bouncer way over the head of Rizwan.
62.1
1
Pat Cummins to Azam, Good length ball angled in, Azam tucks it towards fine leg to take an easy single.
61.6
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Turn and bounce there. Slightly shortish ball, Rizwan looks to cut moving across on the leg side but misses to put any bat on ball.
61.5
1
N Lyon to Azam, On middle, Babar this time tucks it through mid on for a single.
61.4
0
N Lyon to Azam, Another flighted ball around off, Babar once again comes forward and defends.
61.3
0
N Lyon to Azam, Flighted and around off, tapped towards the off side coming forward.
61.2
0
N Lyon to Azam, On off, pushed back to the bowler.
61.1
0
N Lyon to Azam, Fuller and outside off, pushed to cover.
60.6
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, What was that? Rizwan would not want to get out in this fashion. A short ball on middle, he first wants to duck but then flashes his bat to upper cut. Makes no connection. Very risky shot that one.
60.5
2
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Full and wide outside off, Rizwan reaches out and drives it through the covers. Wade chases it down to keep it to a couple.
60.4
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Shortish and around off, Rizwan taps it towards point.
60.3
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, On off, Rizwan keeps it out.

Now then, what happened on 58.6? The replays are shown now. We all felt that there was an inside edge. However, the replays now show that the ball hit the pad first, then the bat! And Ball Tracker shows it to be plumb!

60.2
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Bouncer on middle. Rizwan has no problem swaying away from it.
60.1
1
Pat Cummins to Azam, On middle and leg, Azam flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
59.6
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, This is punched towards cover.
59.5
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Around off, punched towards point.
59.4
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
59.3
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Outside off, punched towards cover.
59.2
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
59.1
4
Lyon to M Rizwan, FOUR! 'CATCH!' is the call from Paine. But the ball has sailed over. Maiden Test Fifty for Rizwan. Full and outside off, Rizwan gets down and looks to play the sweep but there is extra bounce on that. Takes the top edge and short fine leg runs back while deep mid-wicket run across. But the ball lands nowhere close to them and scurries to the fine leg fence.

Drinks! The battle from Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan continues and they are keeping the Australian bowlers at bay. Azam has just completed his second Test ton while Rizwan is just two short of his half ton. They will want to continue batting and take the game as deep as possible. They have done it in the first hour of the session. Can they continue doing so in the second hour of the session? Meanwhile, Lyon returns with a change of end.

58.6
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Fullish ball, swinging in. Azam looks to flick but manages a thick inside edge on the pads.
58.5
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Good length ball angled into him, Azam tucks it towards mid on.
58.4
4
Pat Cummins to Azam, FOUR! There is the hundred. Second in Tests which means so much for him. He has stood out in the middle amidst the chaos happening at the other end. He gets there with a superb drive through the covers to this good length ball outside off. He is not done yet and would want to convert this one into the massive one.
58.3
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Another bouncer! This is on middle and off. Azam does well to sway away from it.
58.2
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Bouncer one middle, Azam ducks under it.
58.1
4
Pat Cummins to Azam, FOUR! Dispatched. 4 away from his first Test ton against Australia. A bouncer on middle, Azam pulls it by rolling his wrists on this one. It races to the mid-wicket fence.

Pat Cummins into the attack. 15-6-43-2 are his figures so far.

57.6
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Gets this bouncer right does Starc. Rizwan though once again stands tall and taps it onto the pitch.
57.5
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Bouncer down the leg side. Rizwan has no problems ducking under it.
57.4
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Play and a miss this time! shortish length again form Starc. Rizwan this time looks to upper cut it but misses.
57.3
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Shortish length on middle, Rizwan keeps it out.
57.2
4
M Starc to M Rizwan, FOUR! Beautifully done! Short and wide outside off, Rizwan rides on the bounce and slams it over the point region and into the fence. They check if it has gone over the ropes but not really, just bounces inside.
57.1
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Good length ball on the pads, Rizwan defends it out nicely.
56.6
0
N Lyon to Azam, On the pads, Babar turns it towards the leg side.
56.5
4
N Lyon to Azam, FOUR! Superbly driven off the back foot. Poor length this one. Short and wide, Azam goes back and slams it through covers for a boundary. Moves into the 90s.
56.4
0
N Lyon to Azam, On middle, Babar comes down the track to and defends. There is a muted appeal for for LBW but nothing from the umpire. Head at short mid-wicket though makes an extended appeal, makes no difference to the umpire though.
56.3
0
N Lyon to Azam, Quicker one and a shortish length, Babar tucks it towards short fine leg.
56.2
0
N Lyon to Azam, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
56.1
0
N Lyon to Azam, On middle, it is defended.
55.6
0
M Starc to Rizwan, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
55.5
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Beaten! Beautifully bowled! This is again slightly shortish length which pitches on middle and shapes away from the poke of Rizwan.
55.4
3
M Starc to Azam, This time a superb punch from Babar and on the off side. Slightly shortish ball outside off, Azam crunches it past the diving cover fielder.
55.3
3
M Starc to Rizwan, Nicely punched. Slightly shortish length ball, Rizwan stays on the back foot and punches it through mid-wicket. Hazlewood from that position hares at the ball, slider and stops and throws it back to the keeper. Three runs taken.
55.2
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Another short ball but this is way outside off, Rizwan drops his wrists and lets it be.
55.1
1
M Starc to Azam, Shortish length ball on middle, Babar hops and turns it towards fine leg for a single.
54.6
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Floated delivery on off, Rizwan defends it out.
54.5
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Tossed up delivery on off, Rizwan blocks it well.
54.4
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Flighted delivery on middle, Rizwan defends it off the front foot.
54.3
4
N Lyon to Rizwan, FOUR! Cracking shot. Short delivery on off, Rizwan makes room and cuts it hard through point for a boundary.
54.2
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rizwan drives it to mid on.
54.1
1
N Lyon to Azam, Flighted delivery on middle, Babar comes down the track and drives it to long on. The batsmen take a single.
53.6
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Muted appeal for caught behind by the wicket keeper and the slip cordon. Starc shows no interest though. Shortish ball around off, Rizwan swivels and pull but misses out to connect.
53.5
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Bouncer way over the head of the batter and even keeper who leaps high to pouch it over his head.
53.4
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Short delivery on off, Rizwan blocks it well.
53.3
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Short and outside off, Rizwan cuts it to point where Nathan Lyon dives to his left and makes a fine stop.
53.2
1
M Starc to Azam, On a length and outside off, Azam taps it towards point. The batsmen take a single.
53.1
1
M Starc to Rizwan, Length delivery on middle, Rizwan flicks it through square leg. The batsmen take a run.

Change from both ends as Mitchell Starc returns. 9-1-45-2 are his numbers so far.

52.6
0
N Lyon to Azam, Floated delivery on middle, Azam keeps it out.
52.5
1
N Lyon to Rizwan, Flighted delivery on off, Rizwan punches it towards point. The batsmen take a single.
52.4
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Tossed up delivery on off, Rizwan plays it to point.
52.3
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Floated delivery on middle, Rizwan defends it off the back foot.
52.2
1
N Lyon to Azam, Flighted delivery on off, Azam plays it towards point. The batsmen take a run.
52.1
1
N Lyon to Rizwan, Tossed up delivery on off, Rizwan comes down the track and drives it through covers. The batsmen take a single.

Nathan Lyon into the attack.

51.6
4
J Hazlewood to Azam, FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery outside off, Azam cuts it through point for a boundary.
51.5
1
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Short delivery on middle, Rizwan pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a run.
51.4
1
J Hazlewood to Azam, Length delivery on middle, Azam nudges it towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.
51.3
1
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, On a length on middle, Rizwan flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
51.2
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Outside off, Rizwan offers no shot to this one.
51.1
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, On a good length on off, Rizwan defends it off the back foot.
50.6
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, On a good length on middle, Azam defends it out.
50.5
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Bowls a bouncer over his head, Babar does well to duck under it.
50.4
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Full delivery on middle, Azam drives it to mid on.
50.3
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, On a good length on middle, Babar blocks it off the back foot.
50.2
0
Pat Cummins to B Azam, Full delivery on middle, Azam drives it to mid on.
50.1
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
49.6
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, On a good length on middle, Azam blocks it off the back foot.
49.5
2
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Length delivery on off, Rizwan guides it towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple.
49.4
4
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, FOUR! On a good length and outside off, Rizwan guides it towards third man for a boundary.
49.3
1
J Hazlewood to Azam, On a good length on off, Azam plays it towards covers. The batsmen take a run.
49.2
0
J Hazlewood to B Azam, Full delivery outside off, Babar drives it to covers.
49.1
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, NOT OUT! Babar survives a close call. That looked plumb to the naked eyes. This pitches around off and comes back in sharply. Babar looks to work/flick on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. Hazlewood appeals along with Paine and entire slip cordon. Not out says the umpire there. Paine just thinks and thinks and then takes the review. Let us see what the replays show. Hot Spot first, nothing on it. Time for Snicko, no deflection there. Here comes the Ball Tracker. Just clipping the leg stump, so, umpire's call it will be. This can be termed a unlucky one for the bowling side or maybe not because had the umpire given Babar out, one would feel that the batter was unlucky there. Australia retain the review but fail to send Babar packing, for now.

A LBW appeal turned down against Babar Azam. Paine has taken it upstairs after consulting his bowler. Looks really close this one. Here comes Hot Spot, nothing on it. Nothing on Snicko either. Now, the Ball Tracker, hitting the top of leg, just top of leg so, umpire's call on hitting the wickets. Babar stays. But an excellent review this one.

48.6
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Fullish and on off, Rizwan keeps it out coming forward.
48.6
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, FIVE WIDES! Wayward delivery this one. Short of length down the leg side. It pitches and keeps going away from diving Pant. It races to the fine leg fence and the umpire calls it wide.
48.5
1
Pat Cummins to Azam, Length delivery on off, Azam plays it towards covers. The batsmen cross ends.
48.4
1
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, On a good length on off, Rizwan taps it towards covers and takes a quick single.
48.3
4
Pat Cummins to M Rizwan, FOUR! Dispatched! Short of a length delivery, Rizwan pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
48.2
3
Pat Cummins to Azam, Length delivery outside off, Azam rocks back and punches it through point. Nathan Lyon chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.
48.1
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Full delivery on middle, Babar drives it straight back towards the bowler.
47.6
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Good length delivery on middle, Rizwan defends it off the back foot.
47.5
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, On a good length and outside off, Rizwan shoulders arms to this one.
47.4
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Outside off, left alone.
47.3
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Played with soft hands there. Length delivery on off, Rizwan looks to push it towards the point region but it takes the outside edge and goes towards gully on the bounce.
47.2
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Fuller and on off, Rizwan comes forward and blocks it.
47.1
2
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Slightly shortish ball around off, Rizwan guides it through the gully region. Warner chases the ball down and makes a tumbling stop. Lyon is there to assist him as he picks the ball and send it back to the keeper. A couple of runs taken.
46.6
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Fullish and on off. Babar keeps it out. 5 from the over.
46.5
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Outside off, Babar this time lets it be.
46.4
4
Pat Cummins to Azam, FOUR! Hammered away! Poor line this one and length too. Short and wide outside off. Babar goes on the back foot and punches it through point for a boundary.
46.3
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, In the channel outside off, it is left alone.
46.2
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Length delivery on off, Azam punches it towards point where Marnus Labuschagne makes a fine stop to his right.
46.1
1
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Full delivery on middle, Rizwan flicks it through square leg. The batsmen take a single.

Pat Cummins to bowl from the other end.

45.6
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Azam keeps it out.
45.5
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, On a good length on off, Azam defends it off the back foot.
45.4
1
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Full delivery outside off, Rizwan drives it towards cover-point. The batsmen cross ends.
45.3
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Around off, it is defended.
45.2
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Muted appeal from behind but nothing from the bowler there. Probably because he knew it is going well over the stumps. Good length ball, coming into the batter. Rizwan looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit high on the thigh pads. The Ball Tracker rolls and shows that the ball was going well over the stumps.
45.1
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Starts with a good length ball closer to off pole. Rizwan looks to push it towards off side but it goes towards mid-wicket off the inner half of the bat.

We are back for the second session. The Australian players are out in the middle. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan will resume their innings for Pakistan. Josh Hazlewood will start the proceedings after Lunch.

... Day 4, Session 2 ...

An excellent session this one for Australia but Babar Azam continues to grind out in the middle. He and Masood almost saw off the first hour of the session but Cummins and Hazlewood struck on successive overs to peg Pakistan on the back foot. Rizwan has joined Azam and have added a solid 50-run between them. They will look to make this one a massive one and keep Pakistan in the hunt. Because, another wicket here and Australia will be into the tail of Pakistan. Will Babar Azam be able to continue battling or will the Australians be able to wrap things up? Do join us for the action post Lunch.

44.6
0
M Labuschagne to Azam, Outside off, Babar lets it go. THAT IS LUNCH ON DAY 4!
44.5
1
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, Flighted delivery on off, Rizwan taps it through point. The batsmen cross ends. 50-run stand is up between Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam.
44.4
0
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, Outside off, Rizwan offers no shot to this one.
44.3
0
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, Floated delivery on off, Rizwan defends it out.
44.2
2
M Labuschagne to Rizwan, Flighted delivery on off, Rizwan sweeps it over square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
44.1
1
M Labuschagne to Azam, Tossed up delivery outside off, Azam drives it through point. The batsmen take a run.
43.6
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Flighted and fuller, Rizwan keeps it out.
43.5
1
N Lyon to Azam, Slightly shortish ball on middle, Babar goes back and taps it through covers for a single.
43.4
0
N Lyon to Azam, Flighted and on off, Babar lunges forward to defend it onto the pitch.
43.3
1
N Lyon to Rizwan, Shortish ball on middle, Rizwan goes back and pushes it towards cover for a run.
43.2
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, On off, it is defended.
43.1
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Full and on off, Rizwan comes down the track and turns it towards mid-wicket.
42.6
0
M Labuschagne to Azam, Flighted delivery on off, Azam blocks it off the back foot.
42.5
4
M Labuschagne to B Azam, FOUR! Nicely put away! Short delivery on middle, Azam pulls it over wide mid on for a boundary.
42.4
0
M Labuschagne to Azam, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
42.3
4
M Labuschagne to B Azam, FOUR! Nicely done this time! Overpitched and outside off, Azam creams it through the covers.
42.2
0
M Labuschagne to Azam, Ripper! Just beats the outside edge. It pitches around off and then turns away. Sharp bounce too. Babar this time is not on his front foot as he pokes at the ball and misses.
42.1
0
M Labuschagne to Azam, Full ball on middle, pushed to mid on.

Marnus Labuschagne is on with his leg spin before Lunch.

41.6
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Short and around off, Azam cuts well but straight to the point fielder.
41.5
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, On off, pushed back to the bowler.
41.4
3
N Lyon to Azam, Nice shot! Fullish length just outside off, Babar drives it through the cover region. Hazlewood chases the ball down from mid off as the batters take three.
41.3
0
N Lyon to Azam, Shortish on middle, tucked towards square leg.
41.2
0
N Lyon to Azam, On middle, Babar is solid in his defense once again.
41.1
0
N Lyon to Azam, Flatter one on middle, Babar goes back and defends it out.
40.6
4
M Starc to M Rizwan, FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery on middle, Rizwan pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 11 runs have come from the over.
40.5
2
M Starc to Rizwan, On a good length on off, Rizwan taps it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
40.4
1
M Starc to B Azam, Short delivery on middle, Azam pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
40.3
0
M Starc to Azam, Bowls a bouncer, Azam does well to duck under it.
40.2
4
M Starc to Azam, FOUR! Fifty for Babar Azam. It is his 12th Test fifty. On a length on off, Azam punches it through point for a boundary. He is looking strong and will look to keep Pakistan in the hunt.
40.1
0
M Starc to Azam, On a good length on off, Azam blocks it off the back foot.
39.6
1
N Lyon to Azam, Loopy delivery on middle, Azam flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
39.5
1
N Lyon to Rizwan, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rizwan drives it towards mid on. The batsmen cross ends.
39.4
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Flighted delivery on off, Rizwan defends it out.
39.3
1
N Lyon to B Azam, Floated delivery on middle, Babar drives it through mid on for a single.
39.2
0
N Lyon to Azam, Tossed up delivery on middle, Azam comes forward to defend.
39.1
0
N Lyon to Azam, Flighted delivery on off, Azam defends it off the front foot.
38.6
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Outside off, Rizwan shoulders arms to this one.
38.5
1
M Starc to Azam, On a length on middle, Azam flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen take a run.
38.4
2
M Starc to Azam, Length delivery outside off, Azam punches it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.
38.3
0
M Starc to Azam, Bowls it down the leg side, Azam looks to flick but misses it.
38.2
0
M Starc to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Azam blocks it off the front foot.
38.1
0
M Starc to Azam, On a good length on off, Babar taps it to point.
37.6
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rizwan blocks it off the front foot.
37.5
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Flighted delivery on off, Rizwan defends it off the front foot.
37.4
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Loopy delivery on middle, Rizwan defends it out.
37.3
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Floated delivery on middle, Rizwan blocks it off the back foot.
37.2
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Tossed up delivery on off, Rizwan keeps it out.
37.1
0
N Lyon to Rizwan, Flighted delivery on middle, Rizwan defends it off the front foot.
36.6
0
M Starc to Azam, Outside off, it is left alone.
36.5
2
M Starc to Azam, This one lands around off and shapes a hint away. Babar looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge towards third man. The gully fielder chases it down but not before the batters pick a couple.
36.4
0
M Starc to B Azam, Sharp bouncer on middle, Rizwan pulls it towards mid-wicket.
36.3
0
M Starc to Azam, Good length ball around off, Azam tucks it towards the off side off the back foot.
36.2
1
M Starc to M Rizwan, Full delivery on off, Rizwan drives it towards mid off where Matthew Wade makes a fine stop and saves runs for the team. The batsmen take a single.
36.1
0
M Starc to Rizwan, On a good length on off, Rizwan defends it off the back foot.
35.6
0
N Lyon to Azam, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
35.5
4
N Lyon to B Azam, FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off again, Azam makes room and cuts it through point for a boundary.
35.4
0
N Lyon to Azam, Short delivery outside off, Azam cuts it to point.
35.3
0
N Lyon to Azam, Tossed up delivery on off, Babar defends it off the front foot.
35.2
0
N Lyon to Azam, Floated delivery on middle, Azam comes down the track and blocks it.
35.1
0
N Lyon to Azam, Flighted delivery on off, Azam defends it off the front foot.
34.6
0
M Starc to Azam, Length delivery on leg, Azam looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
34.5
0
M Starc to Azam, Bowls a bouncer outside off, Babar sways away from it.
34.4
0
M Starc to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Babar defends it out.
34.3
0
M Starc to Azam, On a good length on off, Azam keeps it out.
34.2
3
M Starc to Rizwan, Full delivery outside off, Rizwan drives it through covers. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
34.1
0
M Starc to Rizwan, On a good length and outside off, Rizwan shoulders arms to this one.
33.6
0
N Lyon to Azam, On middle, Azam is solid in defense.
33.5
0
N Lyon to Azam, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
33.4
2
N Lyon to Azam, Quicker one on the pads, Babar nudges it behind square leg for a couple of runs.
33.3
0
N Lyon to Azam, Loopy and on middle, Azam comes forward and defends it out.
33.2
0
N Lyon to Azam, Fuller and on off, Babar keeps it out.
33.1
0
N Lyon to Azam, Flighted and on off, Azam tucks it towards mid-wicket.

Lyon returns now.

32.6
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Outside off, Rizwan leaves it alone.
32.5
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Good length delivery on off, Rizwan defends it off the back foot.
32.4
0
M Starc to Rizwan, DROPPED! A tough chance this one but it will go down as a dropped opportunity. Rizwan gets a life. Length delivery on leg, Rizwan looks to flick but seems like he misses and it goes towards Tim Paine off his thigh pads. Paine dives to his left and looks like he took it on the bounce. The replays later roll in and show that there was gloves involved but Paine could not get the ball into the gloves cleanly.
32.3
0
M Starc to Rizwan, On a good length on off, Rizwan defends it off the back foot.
32.2
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Good length delivery outside off, Rizwan taps it to point.
32.1
0
M Starc to Rizwan, Full delivery on leg, Rizwan flicks it to mid-wicket.

Mitchell Starc into the attack. He was the man who struck twice late on Day 3. Can he do that here as well?

31.6
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Bowls a bouncer on leg, Azam ducks under it.
31.5
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, On a good length on middle, Azam defends it out.
31.4
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Babar defends it off the front foot.
31.3
1
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, On a good length on off, Rizwan pushes it towards covers and takes a quick run.
31.2
0
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, Full delivery on off, Rizwan drives it to covers.
31.1
1
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery angled into the batsman, Azam tucks it towards fine leg. The batsmen take a single.
30.6
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, On a good length on off, Rizwan defends it off the front foot.
30.5
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Outside off, Rizwan leaves it alone.
30.4
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Bowls a bumper, Rizwan does well to duck under it.
30.3
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, On a good length on off, Rizwan keeps it out.
30.2
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, Good length delivery on off, Rizwan defends it off the front foot.
30.1
0
Pat Cummins to Rizwan, On a good length and outside off, Rizwan offers no shot to this one.
29.6
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, On a good length on off, Azam defends it off the front foot.
29.5
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Outside off, Babar shoulders arms to this one.
29.4
1
J Hazlewood to Rizwan, On a good length on middle, Rizwan looks to defend but gets an inside edge on this one. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen take a run.

Drinks. Shan Masood and Babar Azam were really looking strong and positive. But wickets just before this mini break, Pakistan finds them in a massive trouble. Azam is still out in the middle and Australia would want to remove him quickly too. Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan is the new man in to partner Babar Azam post this drinks break.

29.3
0
J Hazlewood to Ahmed, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and it is Josh Hazlewood who strikes. Perfect line, perfect length. It pitches around off and then shapes away. Iftikhar has a poke at it but manages a edge behind. Paine makes no mistake and half the Pakistan side is back in the hut.
29.2
1
J Hazlewood to Azam, On a length on middle, Azam flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen take a run.
29.1
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Outside off, it is left alone.
28.6
0
Pat Cummins to Ahmed, Shortish again but outside off. Iftikhar shoulders arms.
28.5
0
Pat Cummins to Ahmed, Shortish length and outside off. It comes in but not enough to make him play.
28.4
0
Pat Cummins to Ahmed, Good length ball around off, Iftikhar keeps it out off the back foot.

Idtikhar Ahmed walks out at number 6.

28.3
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, OUT! CAUGHT! Masood was showing really positive intent there but that has brought his downfall. He could've easily ducked under that ball but he went for the dashing pull shot. He has been struggling on the shortish length and probably should've chosen different lengths to attack. Coming to the delivery, it was a short of a length delivery on leg, Masood went to pull but managed to get a tickle which goes behind to Paine who took the catch over his head. The massive appeal upheld and Masood departs after playing a decent knock. Also, the dropped chance did not cost much to the Aussies.
28.2
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Outside off again, Masood shoulders arms to this one.
28.1
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Outside off, Masood leaves it alone.
27.6
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Azam defends it out.
27.5
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, On a good length on off, Azam defends it off the back foot.
27.4
0
J Hazlewood to B Azam, Full delivery on middle, Babar drives it to mid on.
27.3
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Outside off, Azam offers no shot to this one.
27.2
1
J Hazlewood to Masood, Short delivery on middle, Masood pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
27.1
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Bowls a bouncer, Masood does well to duck under it.
26.6
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
26.5
1
Pat Cummins to Masood, Length delivery on leg, Masood flicks it through square leg for a run.
26.4
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Bowls a bouncer, Masood does well to duck under it.
26.3
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Outside off, Masood shoulders arms to this one.
26.2
0
Pat Cummins to S Masood, On a good length and outside off, Masood looks to defend but gets an outside edge towards the slip cordon.
26.1
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, BEATEN! That is an absolute ripper from Cummins. Short delivery outside off, Masood looks to poke at it but misses it due to the seam movement on this one. Cummins kind of looks at the umpire asking if there's any bat i
25.6
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Azam defends it out. Just 1 run off the over.
25.5
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, On a good length and outside off, Babar lets it go.
25.4
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Outside off, Babar leaves it alone.
25.3
0
J Hazlewood to B Azam, Full delivery on middle, Azam drives it to mid on. That is a decent field placement by Tim Paine as he has kept the mid on fielder very straight. That is because he knows how good Babar is with his exquisite straight drives. Mitchell Starc at mid on fields the ball, returns it back and starts warming up. Signs of a bowling change?
25.2
1
J Hazlewood to Masood, Length delivery on middle, Masood flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
25.1
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Outside off, Masood offers no shot to this one.
24.6
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, On a good length on off, Babar keeps it out.
24.5
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Azam defends it off the back foot.
24.4
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Fullish delivery outside off, Azam shoulders arms to this one. Looked like Patrick rolled his fingers on the seam there.
24.3
1
Pat Cummins to Masood, On a length on middle, Masood plays it towards mid-wicket for a single.
24.2
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Masood looks to defend but misses it.
24.1
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, On a good length on off, Masood defends it off the back foot.
23.6
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Outside off, Babar lets it go.
23.5
4
J Hazlewood to Azam, FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery on middle, Azam pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. It was uppish but wide of the fielder there.
23.4
2
J Hazlewood to Azam, Full delivery outside off, Azam drives it through covers. Babar wants the third there but Shan sends him back.
23.3
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, On a good length on off, Babar defends it off the back foot.
23.2
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Outside off, Babar does not bother to play at that.
23.1
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery on middle, Azam defends it off the back foot.
22.6
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Another fullish length and on the stump line. It is defended.
22.5
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Fullish and on off. Shan Masood keeps it out.
22.4
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, In the channel outside off, it is left alone.
22.3
2
Pat Cummins to Masood, Really positive signs from Shan Masood. Short of a length delivery on middle, Masood pulls it to the left of the fine leg fielder. Hazlewood at fine leg is not sure which way the ball will go, towards his right or his left. He stands still and then figures out that it is going to his left and then starts jogging to cut off the ball. However, when the ball gets to the turf, it picks up pace and that makes Hazlewood run quickly and eventually make a sliding stop. A couple of runs for Shan.
22.2
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Outside off, Masood covers his stumps and leaves it alone.
22.1
4
Pat Cummins to Masood, FOUR! Guided away nicely! Good length ball but way outside off. Shan stays back and then guides it past the diving gully fielder and into the third men fence.
21.6
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, BEATEN! Short delivery outside off, Azam looks to poke at it but misses it. This is good bowling from Josh Hazlewood.
21.5
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Azam looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one.
21.4
0
J Hazlewood to B Azam, On a good length on off, Azam looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the slip cordon on one bounce.
21.3
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Short and outside off, Azam cuts it to point.
21.2
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Azam pushes it to mid off.
21.1
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, On a good length on middle, Babar defends it off the back foot.

Just two overs of spin as Josh Hazlewood replaces Nathan Lyon.

20.6
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Good length delivery on off, Masood keeps it out.
20.5
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Length delivery on off, Masood taps it to point.
20.4
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, On a good length on off, Masood defends it off the front foot.
20.3
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Good length delivery outside off, Masood looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third slip where it falls short of the fielder.
20.2
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, On a good length and outside off, Masood offers no shot to this one.
20.1
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Outside off, Masood leaves it alone.
19.6
0
N Lyon to Azam, Full around off, Babar comes forward and blocks it out onto the pitch.
19.5
2
N Lyon to Azam, Shortish length ball on middle, Azam goes back and tucks it behind square leg for a couple.
19.4
4
N Lyon to Azam, FOUR! Crunched off the back foot! Short delivery on off, Azam cuts it through point for a boundary. The boundary brings 50-run stand between the two.
19.3
2
N Lyon to Azam, Tossed up delivery on middle, Azam works it wide of the mid-wicket region and scampers back for a couple of runs.
19.2
0
N Lyon to Azam, Floated delivery on off, Azam blocks it well.
19.1
3
N Lyon to Masood, DROPPED but a tough chance that one! Flighted delivery on off, Masood comes down the track and looks to slam it down the ground through mid off. Joe Burns at mid off dives to his left full stretch, gets his hand but cannot hold on. The ball goes towards long off and the Masood get three runs. That was smashed really hard. Good and positive intent from Pakistani batters.
18.6
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Azam defends it off the back foot.
18.5
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Outside off, Azam offers no shot to this one.
18.4
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, On a good length on off, Azam looks to drive off the back foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
18.3
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Azam blocks it well.
18.2
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, On a good length on leg, Azam looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
18.1
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Outside off, Azam shoulders arms to this one.

Pat Cummins to bowl from the other end. He dismissed Shafiq for a duck on an unplayable ball last evening.

17.6
0
N Lyon to Masood, Tossed up delivery on off, Shan blocks it off the front foot.
17.5
0
N Lyon to Masood, Loopy delivery on off, Masood keeps it out.
17.4
0
N Lyon to Masood, Floated delivery on off, Shan defends it off the front foot.
17.3
0
N Lyon to Masood, Flighted delivery on off, Masood defends it off the back foot.
17.2
2
N Lyon to Masood, Short delivery on off, Masood cuts it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.
17.1
0
N Lyon to Masood, Good turn and bounce first up. It pitches on the turf and turns away as Masood leaves it alone.

We are all set to begin Day 4. The Australian players are out in the middle. Shan Masood and Babar Azam will resume their innings for Pakistan. Nathan Lyon will start the proceedings for Australia. Two slips, short leg and a silly point in place.

3 wickets fell late on Day 3. Pakistan are still behind 276 runs. 7 wickets remaining. Will the 7 be able to make the Aussies bat again? Babar Azam is out in the middle. He looked solid during his 20-run unbeaten innings. He will be key for Pakistan if they are to push the game to Day 5 or rather in the second or third session of Day 4. Mitchell Starc bowled a few thunderbolts and got two wickets early in the innings. Cummins looked sharp along with Hazlewood. Will Australia need the spin of Lyon? What is on offer for us on Day 4? Will Babar Azam and co. be able to gut it out or will Starc and company bundle the visitors to seal the game? Stay with us to find out.

... Day 4, Session 1 ...

Now, Pakistan's entire hope will be on Babar Azam and maybe on this pair. Masood too has looked solid in the ongoing stand and they would look to continue playing session by session and move ahead. Will they be able to do so and present some challenge to the Aussies or will the hosts be able to fold the innings and match on Day 4 itself? Join us at 1000 local (0000 GMT) on Sunday, 24th November, 2019 to find out. Till then, cheers!

The Pakistani batters had 17 overs to survive. But Mitchell Starc was too hot to handle for them. Ali fell to Starc first and then Sohail followed him after playing a dismal shot. The first innings' half centurion, Asad Shafiq, fell for a duck to Cummins and Pakistan slipped further. Shan Masood, the opener along with Babar Azam then saw off the day without any damage with the latter playing a few gorgeous shots.

For Pakistan, Yasir Shah was pretty decent with the ball. While his figures suggest he has given away over 200 runs for his 4 wickets, but he did bowl well. Haris Sohail with his part time bowling picked two wickets. The three pacers of Pakistan too put their names in the wickets column but not before getting pummeled all over.

Earlier in the day, it was a hard toil for the Pakistani bowlers. While they removed Warner who could only manage to add just 3 runs to his overnight score but they had no answer to the brilliance of Marnus Labuschagne who scored his maiden Test ton in front of his home crowd. He got able support from Wade who raked up a half century.

End of another dominating day from Australia. After taking a massive lead of 340 runs, their bowlers have already sent 3 Pakistani batters back to the pavilion with Mitchell Starc leading the charge. He got two wickets while Cummins got one to his name.

16.6
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery on middle, Babar keeps it out. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 3!
16.5
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, On a good length on off, Babar defends it off the front foot.
16.4
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Outside off, Azam lets it go.
16.3
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery on middle, Azam looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
16.2
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Outside off, Babar shoulders arms to this one.
16.1
4
J Hazlewood to Azam, FOUR! On a good length on off, Azam looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the third man region for a boundary.
15.6
0
N Lyon to Masood, On middle, it is defended.
15.5
0
N Lyon to Masood, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
15.4
0
N Lyon to Masood, NOT OUT! Shan Masood is safe. Flighted delivery on off, Masood looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes low to Smith at first slip. He gets down and catches it. Or has he? He is not sure. The umpires converge and ask help from the third umpire. The soft signal is not out. First they check the legality, yes, it is a fair ball. There is an outside edge as well. It goes to Smith low and dies in front of him. Here comes the replay. Seems like it has kissed the turf there before going in the hands of Smith. The third umpire is checking a few angles before making a call. Yes, not out flashes the screen and Masood will heave a sigh of relief.

Caught at the slip? The umpire has gone upstairs to confirm the same. The soft signal is not out. So, there has to be a conclusive evidence to turn the not out decision. Smith who took the catch coming forward is not sure. The third umpire taking a while. There is surely an outside edge but looks like it the ball kissed the turd before going in the hands of Smith. Yes, not out flashes on the big screen.

15.3
0
N Lyon to Masood, BEATEN! Turn and bounce on this one. Flighted delivery outside off, it pitches on the rough, Masood looks to defend but misses it.

Two slips, a silly point and a short leg. Paine on the attacking mode.

15.2
0
N Lyon to Masood, Floated delivery on middle, Masood blocks it off the back foot.
15.1
4
N Lyon to Masood, FOUR! Nicely put away! Short delivery outside off, Masood cuts it hard through point for a boundary.
14.6
1
J Hazlewood to Masood, Length delivery on middle, Masood flicks it through square leg for a single.
14.5
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Good length delivery on off, Shan defends it off the back foot.
14.4
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Bowls it down the leg side, Masood lets it go.
14.3
3
J Hazlewood to Azam, Full delivery outside off, Azam drives it through covers. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets.
14.2
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Outside off, Azam does not bother to play at that.
14.1
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Azam defends it off the back foot.
13.6
0
N Lyon to Masood, Loopy delivery on off, Masood defends it out.
13.5
0
N Lyon to Masood, Outside off, Shan offers no shot to this one.
13.4
0
N Lyon to S Masood, Flighted delivery on middle, Masood looks to defend off the back foot but gets an inside edge on this one.
13.3
0
N Lyon to Masood, Floated delivery outside off, Masood shoulders arms to this one.
13.2
0
N Lyon to Masood, Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Shan keeps it out.
13.1
0
N Lyon to Masood, Tossed up delivery on middle, Masood defends it off the front foot.

Spin time! Paine brings Lyon into the attack now.

12.6
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Outside off, Babar leaves it alone.
12.5
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Length delivery on leg, Masood looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
12.4
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Short delivery outside off, Masood cuts it to point.
12.3
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Bowls a yorker on middle, Masood does well to dig it out.
12.2
3
J Hazlewood to B Azam, Short delivery outside off, Azam cuts it through point. Nathan Lyon chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.
12.1
1
J Hazlewood to Masood, On a length on middle, Masood flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

Josh Hazlewood returns. 3 overs before this from him. Paine is looking for at least one more before the end of play. Can Hazlewood get him that wicket?

11.6
2
M Starc to Azam, Length delivery on leg, Azam flicks it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
11.6
0
M Starc to Azam, NO BALL! Bowls a bouncer down the leg side, Babar ducks under it. It is called no ball for height.
11.5
0
M Starc to Azam, Bowls a bouncer, Azam lets it sail through to the keeper.
11.4
0
M Starc to Azam, Full delivery on middle, Azam drives it to mid on.
11.3
1
M Starc to Masood, Length delivery on middle, Masood flicks it through square leg for a run.
11.2
0
M Starc to Masood, Bowls a bumper outside off, Masood sways away from it.
11.1
1
M Starc to Azam, Length delivery on middle, Azam flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen get a single.

Mitchell Starc is back for his second spell. He's already got two. Can he get one more before Stumps?

10.6
3
Pat Cummins to Azam, Full delivery outside off, Azam drives it through covers. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.
10.5
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Outside off, Azam lets it go.
10.4
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Babar defends it off the back foot.
10.3
4
Pat Cummins to Azam, FOUR! Excellent shot. Full on off, Azam drives it through mid off for a boundary.
10.2
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Length delivery on leg, Azam looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs. The umpire gives it as leg byes.
10.1
1
Pat Cummins to Masood, Full delivery outside off, Masood looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes past the leg stump towards fine leg. The batsmen take a single.
9.6
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Babar keeps it out.
9.5
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, BEATEN! On a good length and just outside off, Azam looks to defend but misses it due to the inward movement on this one.
9.4
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery outside off, Babar does not bother to play at that.
9.3
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Outside off, Azam leaves it alone.
9.2
0
J Hazlewood to Azam, Good length delivery on middle, Azam blocks it off the back foot.
9.1
3
J Hazlewood to Masood, Short delivery on middle, Masood pulls it over mid-wicket. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.
8.6
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Outside off, Babar shoulders arms to this one.
8.5
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, On a good length on middle, Azam defends it off the back foot.
8.4
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Outside off, Azam does not offer any shot to this one.
8.3
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Bowls it down the leg side, Azam lets it go.
8.2
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Good length delivery on middle, Azam defends it off the back foot.
8.1
3
Pat Cummins to Masood, Short delivery on leg, Masood pulls it through square leg. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets.
7.6
1
J Hazlewood to Masood, Length delivery on middle, Shan flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
7.5
0
J Hazlewood to S Masood, On a good length on off, Masood looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third slip on one bounce.
7.4
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Length delivery on leg, Masood looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
7.3
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, On a good length on off, Shan blocks it off the back foot.
7.2
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Length delivery on middle, Masood defends it off the front foot.
7.1
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Short of a length delivery, Masood pulls it to mid-wicket.
6.6
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Outside off, Babar lets it go.
6.5
0
Pat Cummins to Azam, Good length delivery on off, Azam defends it off the back foot.

Babar Azam walks out way too early to bat than he would've wanted.

6.4
0
Pat Cummins to A Shafiq, OUT! CAUGHT! There goes the third one. The half centurion of the first innings goes for a duck. Cummins is the man with the wicket now. On a good length on off, going away. Shafiq pokes at it with hard hands. The ball takes the outside edge and flies towards Smith at second slip. He makes no mistake in gobbling that.
6.3
0
Pat Cummins to Shafiq, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Shafiq looks to drive but misses it and gets beaten on the inside edge.
6.2
0
Pat Cummins to Shafiq, In the channel outside off, it is left alone.
6.1
0
Pat Cummins to Shafiq, Shortish length ball around off, Asad taps it towards point off the back foot.

Pat Cummins has a change of ends.

5.6
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Length delivery on off, Shan taps it to point.
5.5
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, On a length on middle, Masood flicks it to mid-wicket.
5.4
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Good length delivery outside off, Shan offers no shot to this one.
5.3
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Outside off, Masood shoulders arms to this one.

5/27 - Mitchell Starc's bowling figures. In his last 35 balls that he has bowled in this match. Phenomenal.

5.2
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Good length delivery on off, Masood punches it to point.
5.1
0
J Hazlewood to Masood, Full delivery on middle, Masood flicks it to mid-wicket.

Josh Hazlewood is into the attack.

4.6
0
M Starc to Shafiq, On a good length on off, Asad taps it to point.
4.5
0
M Starc to Shafiq, Bowls a bouncer outside leg, Shafiq does well to duck under it. Tim Paine does well to stop it with one hand.

Asad Shafiq walks in at no. 4. Enjoys a wonderful record at the 'Gabba. 213 in his last 2 Test innings here.

4.4
0
M Starc to Sohail, OUT! CAUGHT! Unbelievable. Almost an action replay of his dismissal in the first innings. Sohail falls to another poor shot. He cannot believe it as he shuts his eyes and takes a few seconds before trudging off. Short delivery outside off, Sohail looks to punch it off the back foot and away from his body. The ball shapes away just a hint and all Haris can manage is a faint outside edge which goes behind. Paine gobbles it comfortably and celebrates. Sohail got out to Starc in a similar fashion in the first innings as well. Problems for Pakistan early on.

Wasim Akram and Michael Hussey again. Ohhh... love this pair. They dissect the dismissal of Azhar Ali. Both feel that yes, Starc bowled well but perhaps some balls before that played in Azhar's mind. So far, we have not seen the ball swing much and guess Ali felt the same. Hence, he was just trying to get across and tuck the ball to the leg side. Normally, when you do that, you get away with it to a left-armer from over the wicket. Because the balls tend to pitch outside the line. But Starc got the ball to come back in, which proved to be fatal for the Pakistan skipper. Crucially, the ball was pitched in line.

4.3
4
M Starc to Sohail, FOUR! Nice shot. Length delivery on off, Sohail guides it towards third man for a boundary.
4.2
1
M Starc to Masood, Length delivery on middle, Masood flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
4.1
2
M Starc to S Masood, Short delivery on leg, Masood pulls it through square leg. Pat Cummins in the deep does well to stop it with a dive. The batsmen get two runs.
3.6
0
Pat Cummins to Sohail, Bowls a bouncer, Haris does well to duck under it.

Interesting thoughts from Michael Hussey and Wasim Akram on air. The Sultan of swing praises Haris Sohail to no end, calling him the future of Pakistan in Test cricket. But also adds that his first innings dismissal was due to lazy stroke-making. Hussey agrees but believes that number 3 is slightly higher for him at this stage of time in his Test career. Maybe, he adds, play a few more games at number 5 or 6, get some experience, score runs and then earn that number 3 spot.

3.5
0
Pat Cummins to Sohail, Good length delivery on middle, Sohail blocks it off the back foot.
3.4
0
Pat Cummins to Sohail, On a good length on off, Haris keeps it out.
3.3
0
Pat Cummins to Sohail, Good length delivery on off, Sohail defends it off the front foot.
3.2
1
Pat Cummins to Masood, Length delivery on off, Masood punches it towards point. The batsmen take a single.
3.1
3
Pat Cummins to H Sohail, On a good length on off, Sohail guides it towards third man. Lyon chases it, slides and does well to pull it back before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
2.6
1
M Starc to Sohail, Good length delivery on off, Sohail defends it towards covers and takes a run.

Haris Sohail is the next man in.

2.5
0
M Starc to Ali, OUT! LBW! Yes, just as we suspected, it is umpire's call on height. There's the first one. Starc strikes and sends the Pakistani skipper back to the pavilion. On a good length on middle, Azhar looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The Australians roar out a loud appeal and the umpire agrees. Azhar Ali does not look sure as he walks towards the non-striker. Seems like he will not review that one, but hello, with just two seconds left on the timer, he signals the 'T'. Let's see what the replays show. There is nothing on Snicko and Hot Spot. Ball Tracker shows that it is pitching in line and clipping the top of the middle stump. Pakistan retain the review but their skipper has to depart. Early strike for Australia, exactly what they would've wanted.

Review time! Skipper Azhar Ali has been given out LBW. He has opted to review it with just two seconds left on the clock. Looks like it will be umpire's call on hitting the wickets. Let's see. Here comes the Hot Spot, nothing on it. Time for the Snicko, no deflection there. Here comes the Ball Tracker now, pitching in line and hitting the top of middle. Ali has to depart but Pakistan retain the review.

2.4
4
M Starc to Ali, FOUR! Lovely shot from the skipper. Full and outside off, Azhar drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
2.3
0
M Starc to Ali, Outside off, Azhar offers no shot to this one.
2.2
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M Starc to Ali, On a good length and outside off, Ali lets it go.
2.1
0
M Starc to Ali, Bowls a bouncer down the leg side, Azhar does well to duck under it.
1.6
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Outside off again, Masood leaves it alone.
1.5
0
Pat Cummins to Masood, Outside off, Masood offers no shot to this one.
1.4
1
Pat Cummins to Ali, Length delivery on off, Azhar plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
1.3
0
Pat Cummins to Ali, On a good length on middle, Ali defends it off the back foot.
1.2
0
Pat Cummins to Ali, On a good length on middle, Ali defends it off the back foot.
1.1
0
Pat Cummins to Ali, Good length delivery outside off, Azhar shoulders arms to this one.

Pat Cummins to bowl from the other end. Interestingly, this is the FIRST TIME that Pat Cummins is bowling with the new ball in Australia!

0.6
0
M Starc to Masood, Bowls a bouncer outside off, Masood lets it sail through to the keeper.
0.5
0
M Starc to Masood, Good length delivery on off, Masood defends it out.
0.4
4
M Starc to Masood, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Shan Masood. Full again on middle, Masood flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
0.3
4
M Starc to Masood, FOUR! Excellent shot. Full delivery on middle, Masood flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
0.2
0
M Starc to Masood, Bouncer this time but is outside off, Masood drops his wrists and sways away from the line of the ball.
0.1
0
M Starc to Masood, Ouch! That would've hurt. Starc starts with a short of a length delivery on middle, Masood looks to work it down the leg side but is late in the shot. The ball goes to hit on the stomach. Masood hops in pain.