Pak finally defeat Australia after 15 years

Published: Saturday, July 24, 2010, 16:19 [IST]
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Pakistan win against Oz by 3 wickets

Headingley: Pakistan team registered their first win against Australia after 15 years in the second Test match to share the series 1-1 at Headingley with a more than a day to spare.

Resuming the days play at 140 for three, Pakistan needed just 40 more runs to win. Azhar Ali who was unbeaten 47 as play was closed on day 3, reached his half century soon but was dismissed after reaching his half century in the second over of the day.

Then Hilfenhaus struck twice for Aussies, dismissing Umar Akmal after three overs or so and then Shoaib Malik with Pakistan needing 20 more runs needed to win.

Kamran Akmal however hit important boundaries, guiding Pakistan to closer to victory target with Mohammad Aamer at the other end.

Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test - Scorecard

With just 5 runs needed, Akmal survived a major scare as he was given the benefit of doubt for a low catch held by Hussey, the action seemed to have happened too fast as the catch could not be spotted clearly even in the replay thereby the batsmen getting the benefit of the doubt.

With scores level, Mitchell Johnson got rid of Akmal. Akmal was brilliantly caught by Micheal Hussey.

Then Umar Gul joined Mohammad Aamer to hit the winning runs for Pakistan. Salman Butt in his debut Test match as captain was with Jubilation in the dressing room after the victory runs was hit.

Rudi Koertzen standing in his final Test match will retire from international umpiring.


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