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2nd Test Match
Test No.2372
Teams Australia v Pakistan
Test number 2372
Date Nov 29 - Dec 2 2019
Venue Adelaide
Toss Australia, elected to bat first
Result Australia won by an innings and 48 runs
Man of the Match David Warner
Umpires Michael Gough & Richard Illingworth
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Australia 3 for 589 dec (Warner 335*, Labuschagne 162) beat Pakistan 302 (Yasir 113, Azam 97, Starc 6-66) and 239 (Masood 68, Shafiq 57, Lyon 5-69) by an innings and 48 runs

There was resistance, as there had been before, but it came when the game was so far beyond saving it seemed futile. Pakistan went right through to the final session before Australia finally wore them down and succumbed to another convincing innings defeat. A few positives aside, this really has been a bleak series for the visitors.

Nathan Lyon enjoyed a bit of personal glory, completing his first five-wicket haul against Pakistan. It will do his confidence much good, given the offspinner's rather ordinary numbers against this particular opposition, and in a contest where every one of Australia's bowlers enjoyed great success, they couldn't have hoped for a better launch pad to the three-match series against New Zealand later this month.

Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq began the day simply hoping to take the Test as deep as was possible, and the early signs weren't terrible. In the day time the pitch flattened out and once the batsmen got themselves in the runs even began to flow. Once again, however, it highlighted the struggles of Pakistan in the evening session, which had yesterday seen three of their top-order batsmen off before the innings properly got going. It was a similar pattern as the first innings, where the night session saw Pakistan lose more than half their side before the Yasir Shah and Babar Azam rearguard.

Masood, in particular, combined patience with belligerence early on, consecutive boundaries off Micthell Starc demonstrating the intent he harboured. He used his feet against Lyon to deposit him over long-on, trying to work himself back to form after at testing series. Shafiq looked almost completely untroubled, and in those moments, there might even have been hope Pakistan would make Australia bat once more. When the partnership moved past hundred and both men brought up their half-centuries radio commentary in Pakistan even mooted the possibility of a final day smash and grab.

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Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 1st innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
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Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 2nd innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
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Fall of wickets:

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Match details

Close of play

  • day 1 – Australia 1st innings 302/1 (DA Warner 166*, M Labuschagne 126*, 73 ov)
  • day 2 – Pakistan 1st innings 96/6 (Babar Azam 43*, Yasir Shah 4*, 35 ov)
  • day 3 – Pakistan 2nd innings 39/3 (Shan Masood 14*, Asad Shafiq 8*, 16.5 ov)
  • day 4 – Pakistan 2nd innings 239 (82 ov) - end of match

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