Australia VS Pakistan: 1st and 2nd Test

Australia VS Pakistan: 1st and 2nd Test

Australia went into the series on a high after a not dominating but convincing display against the West- Indies. Another toss to Ponting and predictably Australia chose to bat. Australia amassed a massive 454 in good time with the top 6 all contributing. “The nearly man” (Watson) was again nearly there (century) but missed out […]

Australia VS Pakistan: 3rd test

Australia VS Pakistan: 3rd test

After the Sydney fiasco Pakistan had rung in a lot of changes. It was “just the usual” in the Pakistan camp with controversies over the selection of keeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed. The board sent Sarfraz Ahmed and was staunch on their stance of wanting him to play. Meanwhile, Mohd Yousuf was in full favour of Kamran […]

Pakistan lacked the will to win

Pakistan lacked the will to win

Salman Butt running out his infuriated skipper Mohammad Yousuf and rising star Umar Akmal at Hobart told pretty much the story of Pakistan on this tour. There has been a complete lack of planning, no urge to win shown (Umar Akmal being the only exception), shoddy fielding and uninspiring captaincy. Not surprising then that Pakistan […]

Australia VS Pakistan 3rd test Day 3

Australia VS Pakistan 3rd test Day 3

Salman Butt’s third century and his first in four years ensured that Ricky Ponting did not enforce the follow on as Pakistan were bowled out for 301. Australia went in to stumps at 59 for 1 at the end of the third day’s play with a healthy lead of 277. Pakistan were in dire straits […]

Australia VS Pakistan —3rd Test Day 2

Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke continued on their merry ways as play resumed on Day 2 of the 3rd test match at the Bellerive Oval. The duo started the day with Australia in an imposing position at 302 for 3. The Australian dominance continued as they built up a 352 run partnership with Ricky Ponting […]

Pakistan continue to embarrass

Ricky Ponting roared back to form with a superlative double hundred and Michael Clarke registered his highest Test score of 166 as Australia looked set to hand another whitewash to the helpless, self-destructive Pakistanis, two days into the third and final Test at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Replying to Australia’s mammoth first-innings score of […]