Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
49 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 307/10 | RR: 6.26

  • Kane Richardson1 (1b)
  • Mohammad Amir10-2-30-5
  • Hasan Ali10-0-67-1

2.06pm Innings break Australia bowled out with six balls to go for 307 after they were 2 for 223 with 16 overs to go. Amir was outstanding. He pegged Australia back single handedly after David Warner's outstanding century.

Warner: "I think I left a few out there. Getting out with 70 balls to spare is a bit disappointing after a cracking start. But the second spell from Mohammad Amir was outstanding. Credit to him. For us we've got to come out here and bowl Test match line and length and be very disciplined. I think the pitch is good. We saw a pitch map that showed Pakistan were a bit too short early. So we've got to put it up there and allow them to drive. I think if you start well up front and take early wickets you're a good chance. We've got to bowl well."

Australia lost 10 for 161 off 28 overs after Aaron Finch and Warner's brilliant opening stand.

Senthil Kumar: "Amir was struggling to get a place in Pakistan World Cup squad. Look at him now, absolutely brilliant"

Hasan: "How good was that from Pakistan! Just when it looked like we were going to see the first 400 in this WC, pulling Australia back from 218/2 after 33 overs to 307 all out is a monumental effort. Luckily, both Pakistans turned up today. Wahab was good with the ball, but spare a thought for Amir: given the context of the game, this has to be, undoubtedly, the spell of the tournament so far. "

A comeback to match that of Pakistan took place in men's golf this year, and understandably all eyes at the U.S. Open that starts tomorrow are bound to hone in on Tiger Woods, and his trusted companion Frank. Wait...who's this Frank?

Readers in India, while you wait for Pakistan to come out to bat, fancy having a look at that Warner innings once again? Here are the highlights, on Hotstar.

Andrew Miller will be back soon to start the chase. Can Pakistan run this down? We shall see.

48.6
W
Mohammad Amir to Starc, OUT, caught at long on! Five for Amir! He deserved that. he has single handedly dragged Pakistan back. This was full in the slot, but slightly off speed, he drives in the air flat down the ground but not long enough anf Shoaib takes the running catch

MA Starc c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Amir 3 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Todd: "Pitching in-line, hitting in-line and hitting the stumps. But how would we know the bails would actually come off???" Good question!

48.5
2
Mohammad Amir to Starc, 2 runs, full angled down leg, he flicks this fine of fine leg, Shaheen makes an excellent diving stop to save four

Muhammad Mohsin: "Superb bowling by Aamir. Pakistan has a significant asset and now he is in form. Hopefully he will strike back like today in every next match."

48.4
1
Mohammad Amir to Richardson, 1 run, 129kph, good length angled across, he drives on the up through cover-point to the sweeper

Kane Richardson in

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
2Fakhar ZamanImam-ul-Haq
54Babar AzamImam-ul-Haq
80Mohammad HafeezImam-ul-Haq
10Mohammad HafeezSarfaraz Ahmed
1Shoaib MalikSarfaraz Ahmed
13Sarfaraz AhmedAsif Ali
40Sarfaraz AhmedHasan Ali
64Wahab RiazSarfaraz Ahmed
1Sarfaraz AhmedMohammad Amir
1Sarfaraz AhmedShaheen Shah Afridi