Match Details

AUS vs PAK 1st TEST, AUS vs PAK 2023-24

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PAK 271(101.5)
Australia won by 360 runs 🏆
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S Afridi Logo
S Afridi Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
K Shahzad Logo
K Shahzad Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
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J Hazlewood Jersy



J Hazlewood

Econ: 1.77
28th Over:
= 4
29th Over:
= 3
Last Over:
= 3
This Over:
= 0


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Inn 3
Inn 4
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Summary of Day 4 of 1st Test

  • Khawaja and Smith resume their knocks for Australia on day four.

  • Pakistan bowled disciplined lines in the initial phase of day four.

  • Shahzad traps Smith in front of the stumps on 45 as Umpire’s Call rules Smudge OUT.

  • A short stay for Head as he spoons the drive straight to covers to fall on 14.

  • Marsh joins Khawaja who was looking solid at the crease.

  • Session 1, Drinks: Australia – 120/4 (45 overs) (Khawaja 41*, Marsh 12*)

  • Skipper Shan Masood drops an easy chance of Marsh when he was on 23.

  • Khawaja brings up his fifty off 151 balls.

  • Khawaja and Marsh put 50 between them.

  • Day 1, Lunch: Australia – 186/4 (58 overs) (Khawaja 68*, Marsh 42*)

  • Marsh continues playing aggressively and brings up his fifty off 60 balls.

  • Khawaja and Marsh stitch a 100-run stand between them.

  • Khawaja approaches his ton but falls on 90 as Australia declare their innings on 233/5

  • Australia 233/5 d (63.2 overs) (Khawaja 90, Khurram Shahzad 3/45)

  • Australia set a target of 450 for Pakistan.

  • Starc removes Shafique on two in the very first over.

  • Skipper Masood edges one to the keeper as Carey becomes the eighth Australian keeper to get to 100 dismissals in Tests.

  • Starc traps Imam in front of the stumps as the opener wastes a review.

  • Cummins removes Babar on 14 right on the stroke of Tea.

  • Day 4, Tea: Pakistan – 53/4 (17 overs) (Shakeel 10*, Ahmed 1*)

  • Starc gets Ahmed for the second time in this Test.

  • A horrible mix-up in the middle ends Salman’s stay at the crease.

  • Nathan Lyon dismisses Faheem to reach 500 Test wickets after a successful review, becoming the third Australian to get to the landmark.

  • Lyon dismisses Jamal on four in the same over.

  • Hazlewood traps Shakeel on 24 to pick up his second.

  • Shahzad falls on a golden duck as Australia win the West Test by 360 runs.

  • Pakistan 89 (30.2 overs) (Saud Shakeel 24, Josh Hazlewood 3/13)

  • Australia beat Pakistan by 360 runs to go 1-0 up in the series.

Session Breakdown of Day 4:

1st Session: 25 overs, 102 Runs, 2 Wickets,
2nd Session: 22.2 overs, 100 Runs, 5 Wickets.
3rd Session: 13.2 overs, 36 Runs, 6 Wickets.

CREX Player of the Day: Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc was fantastic yet again with the new ball for Australia. He dismissed both the Pakistan's openers with the new ball. He returned for his second spell and got rid of Sarfaraz Ahmed. He registered figures of 3/31 in his nine overs, which included two maidens. He is the CREX Player of the Day.
Pat Cummins (Australia Captain): "A great start to the summer. Everything went according to the plan and I couldn’t be more happier. We have played a lot of cricket in this part. Everyone is experienced and know how to play here.

Warner and Usman’s partnership in the first innings did the job for us on day one. Davey was fantastic. Mitch is one of the favorites in the West. He just took the game on and put pressure on the bowlers as he always does.

(On Nathan Lyon's 500 Test wickets) That’s huge. 500 Test wickets, all over the world, different conditions. That’s huge. Great to see him back after the calf injury and really happy for him.

We are getting home for a few days. Maybe get together on 22nd or 23rd. But it’s a nice time of the year where you get to the homes and spend some time with the families."
Shan Masood (Pakistan Captain): “When you come to these shores, you look for progress. The things we could have done well against this quality attack. We could have pounced on the starts.

The bowling was good. A lot of plays and misses but that’s how it goes. We can take the learnings from the Australian team on how to be disciplined. We have got 15 wickets but we can learn and try to take 20 wickets to win the game. We have enough time before the next game. 

It's not easy to have 2 debutants. But they had a lot of overs under their belt and on other days, they could have gotten more wickets. Aamer bowled well in the first innings and I’m proud of them. I’m sure they will improve in the next game."
Nathan Lyon: "Yeah. Thanks. I’m really proud of me. For a young kid to be growing up in the New South Wales, I wouldn’t have dreamt of it but to get 500 Test wickets is amazing. Thank you so much. Means a lot.

(On the dismissal) I was pretty confident about it. Everyone said the height was okay. Once it came out, it was great to see three reds. Doesn’t matter where we are, 500 wickets is great. To be here and contribute to the win was fantastic.

Yeah. 100%. We know the class of the big three quicks. The way Usman and Mitch played on that tricky card, the credit goes to them. To be around with these three quicks, it is such a dream. I love playing cricket for Australia and I haven’t taken it for granted. But I got some time to reflect it and really proud of the guys.

I’m 36. It’s still a long way to go. Can’t put a number but I’ll continue as far as I’m enjoying. I just try to get better each day. I don’t know, I came down and my family and wife are here. We have to recognize this good win. A hundred from Warner and an all-around effort from all of us."
Mitchell Marsh (Player of the Match): “Yeah. It’s been amazing. My first Test at the Perth Stadium and first Test in Perth in six years. Thanks to everyone for getting around and supporting.

It’s an interesting one. We had to go out and play positively to release the pressure. The wicket was tricky. Once we got to 400, we teed off. Bowling is way too much. So I’ll take runs. My role throughout this summer will be to chop out some overs.

Yeah. A bit of home time. Get some rest and a bit of beer before we head out to Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test."
Player of the Match: Mitchell Marsh
2:03 PM IST, 4:33 PM Local Time: That's the end of this match. A perfect start to the summer for the World Champions Australia as they beat Pakistan comprehensively by 360 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. All smiles in the Australian camp as they have started the summer on a winning note. Pakistan, meanwhile, have a lot to ponder on. They will have to get back to drawing board quickly as they have been completely outplayed by the hosts. The West Test belongs to the Aussies.

Let's have a recap of this Test held at the Perth Stadium in Perth. Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. With all the noise around David Warner's selection, he shut up all the critics and smashed an outstanding ton. He scored 164 off 211 balls to set the platform for a big score. Mitchell Marsh also played a very good knock of 90 off 107 balls on his home ground which helped Australia post a mammoth 487 on the board. Pakistan had two debutants in Khurram Shahzad and Aamer Jamal. Jamal impressed everyone and registered figures of 6/111. Shahzad also chipped in with a couple of scalps.

Pakistan's batters got starts in their first innings but failed to convert them into big scores. Imam-ul-Haq looked composed at the crease and scored 62 but the other batters failed to get to even fifty as they got bundled out on 271 in 101.5 overs. Pat Cummins used six bowlers and each of them picked up at least a wicket. Nathan Lyon picked up three scalps. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins also grabbed two each.

With a massive lead of 216, Australia's Usman Khawaja played an outstanding knock of 90 at the top of the order. He was well-supported by Steve Smith (45) and Mitchell Marsh (63*) from the other end. Khawaja missed out on a well-deserved ton by 10 runs and Australia declared their innings on 233/5 to set a target of 450 for Pakistan. 

The wicket wasn't easy to bat on and the Pakistan's batters faltered. They never got going today. Saud Shakeel was the top-scored for them with 24 as they got knocked over on a paltry total of 89 in just 30.2 overs to lose the game by a big margin of 360 runs. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood picked up three wickets each for Australia. Nathan Lyon grabbed two to take his Test wickets tally to 501, becoming only the third Australian to get to the landmark. A complete all-around effort from the Aussies saw them beat Pakistan comprehensively in the opening Test of the summer.
30.2 J Hazlewood to K Shahzad
W Edged and gone. Hazlewood picks up his third as Pakistan have been bundled out on 89. The West Test gets over in four days. Australia win the game by 360 runs to go 1-0 up in the series. Hazlewood from over the wicket bowls it on a length in the channel outside off, Shahzad has a tame poke at it and gets an outside edge that flies to first slip. Warner takes a good catch with a reverse cup to close out this fixture.