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Australia v Pakistan
ICC World Test Championship 2023 to 2025
Pakistan in Australia 2023/24 (2nd Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th December 2023 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossPakistan won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by 79 runs
PointsAustralia 12; Pakistan 0
UmpiresMA Gough, JS Wilson
TV umpireRK Illingworth
RefereeJ Srinath
ScorersKV O'Neill, MK Walsh
Reserve UmpirePJ Gillespie
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 187/3 (Labuschagne 44*, Head 9*; 66 overs)
Close of play day 2Pakistan (1) 194/6 (Mohammad Rizwan 29*, Aamer Jamal 2*; 55 overs)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 187/6 (Carey 16*; 62.3 overs)
Man of the MatchPJ Cummins

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDots
DA Warnerc Babar Azam b Agha Salman38831183-62 
Usman Khawajac Agha Salman b Hasan Ali421011455-82 
M Labuschagnec Abdullah Shafiq b Aamer Jamal631552445-120 
SPD Smithc Mohammad Rizwan b Aamer Jamal26751092-61 
TM Headc Agha Salman b Shaheen Shah Afridi1732533-24 
MR Marshc Aamer Jamal b Mir Hamza4160966142 
+AT Careyc Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi41013--8 
MA Starcc Agha Salman b Mir Hamza911152-8 
*PJ Cumminsc Mir Hamza b Aamer Jamal1330461-24 
NM Lyonc Mir Hamza b Hasan Ali819371-14 
JR Hazlewoodnot out5791-5 
Extras(20 b, 15 lb, 2 nb, 15 w)52
Total(all out, 467 minutes, 96.5 overs)318
Fall of wickets:
1-90 (Warner, 27.1 ov), 2-108 (Usman Khawaja, 33.1 ov), 3-154 (Smith, 57.5 ov), 4-204 (Head, 70.2 ov), 5-250 (Labuschagne, 79.5 ov), 6-260 (Carey, 82.2 ov), 7-275 (Starc, 85.5 ov), 8-286 (Marsh, 89.1 ov), 9-308 (Cummins, 95.1 ov), 10-318 (Lyon, 96.5 ov)
Pakistan bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Shaheen Shah Afridi27   58521112810-
Mir Hamza22   55121-1054-
Hasan Ali23.57612-11148-
Aamer Jamal19   16435-846-
Agha Salman5   0221--1811

Pakistan first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDots
Abdullah Shafiqc and b Cummins621091595-78 
Imam-ul-Haqc Labuschagne b Lyon1044691-40 
*Shan Masoodc Marsh b Lyon54761213146 
Babar Azamb Cummins178--6 
Saud Shakilb Hazlewood92933--24 
+Mohammad Rizwanc Warner b Cummins4251971127 
Agha Salmanc Carey b Cummins58141-6 
Aamer Jamalnot out33801244165 
Shaheen Shah Afridilbw b Lyon2128314-19 
Hasan Alib Cummins21116--9 
Mir Hamzast Carey b Lyon235--2 
Extras(4 b, 11 lb, 3 nb, 5 w)23
Total(all out, 358 minutes, 73.5 overs)264
Fall of wickets:
1-34 (Imam-ul-Haq, 15.4 ov), 2-124 (Abdullah Shafiq, 34.6 ov), 3-131 (Babar Azam, 36.3 ov), 4-147 (Shan Masood, 41.5 ov), 5-151 (Saud Shakil, 44.4 ov), 6-170 (Agha Salman, 47.6 ov), 7-215 (Mohammad Rizwan, 62.1 ov), 8-240 (Shaheen Shah Afridi, 69.2 ov), 9-255 (Hasan Ali, 72.5 ov), 10-264 (Mir Hamza, 73.5 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Starc16   369011677-
Hazlewood16   5431-1723-
Cummins20   1485--9321
Lyon18.52734--7752
Marsh3   0160-1112-

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDots
Usman Khawajac Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi021--2 
DA Warnerb Mir Hamza616241-13 
M Labuschagnec Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi48121-7 
SPD Smithc Agha Salman b Shaheen Shah Afridi501762693-148 
TM Headb Mir Hamza011--1 
MR Marshc Agha Salman b Mir Hamza9613020313-87 
+AT Careylbw b Mir Hamza531011478-75 
MA Starcc Babar Azam b Shaheen Shah Afridi921251-16 
*PJ Cumminsc Mohammad Rizwan b Aamer Jamal163032--22 
NM Lyonb Aamer Jamal111392-9 
JR Hazlewoodnot out1723--6 
Extras(1 b, 10 lb, 5 w)16
Total(all out, 394 minutes, 84.1 overs)262
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Usman Khawaja, 0.2 ov), 2-6 (Labuschagne, 2.6 ov), 3-16 (Warner, 5.1 ov), 4-16 (Head, 5.2 ov), 5-169 (Marsh, 49.5 ov), 6-187 (Smith, 62.3 ov), 7-209 (Starc, 68.5 ov), 8-237 (Cummins, 76.3 ov), 9-249 (Lyon, 78.6 ov), 10-262 (Carey, 84.1 ov)
Pakistan bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Shaheen Shah Afridi27   4764--12511-
Mir Hamza18.16324--902-
Hasan Ali17   25301-775-
Aamer Jamal16   2742--679-
Agha Salman6   1160--272-

Pakistan second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDots
Abdullah Shafiqc Usman Khawaja b Starc41318--11 
Imam-ul-Haqlbw b Cummins123868--31 
*Shan Masoodc Smith b Cummins60711087-42 
Babar Azamb Hazlewood41791174-57 
Saud Shakilc Carey b Starc2455871-41 
+Mohammad Rizwanc Carey b Cummins35621013143 
Agha Salmanc Marsh b Starc50701056-49 
Aamer Jamalc and b Cummins089--8 
Shaheen Shah Afridic Labuschagne b Cummins0616--6 
Hasan Alinot out025--2 
Mir Hamzac Smith b Starc011--1 
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 1 nb, 3 w)11
Total(all out, 333 minutes, 67.2 overs)237
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Abdullah Shafiq, 4.1 ov), 2-49 (Imam-ul-Haq, 14.3 ov), 3-110 (Shan Masood, 26.3 ov), 4-146 (Babar Azam, 40.1 ov), 5-162 (Saud Shakil, 45.6 ov), 6-219 (Mohammad Rizwan, 60.4 ov), 7-219 (Aamer Jamal, 62.6 ov), 8-237 (Shaheen Shah Afridi, 66.4 ov), 9-237 (Agha Salman, 67.1 ov), 10-237 (Mir Hamza, 67.2 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Starc13.21554--566-
Hazlewood15   73411-773-
Lyon19   1840--6971
Cummins18   2495--815-
Marsh2   080-17--

Notes
--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> Day 1 Lunch: Australia (1) 90/1 (Usman Khawaja 36*; 27.1 overs)
--> Day 1 Tea: Australia (1) 114/2 (Labuschagne 14*, Smith 2*; 42.4 overs)
--> Day 2 Lunch: Australia (1) 318 all out
--> Day 2 Tea: Pakistan (1) 68/1 (Abdullah Shafiq 39*, Shan Masood 15*; 24 overs)
--> Day 3 Lunch: Australia (2) 6/2 (Warner 1*; 3 overs)
--> Day 3 Tea: Australia (2) 107/4 (Smith 26*, Marsh 57*; 30 overs)
--> Day 4 Lunch: Pakistan (2) 25/1 (Imam-ul-Haq 5*, Shan Masood 12*; 9 overs)
--> Day 4 Tea: Pakistan (2) 129/3 (Babar Azam 35*, Saud Shakil 10*; 33 overs)
--> Australia first innings: 50 in 16.1 overs
--> Australia first innings: 100 in 30.2 overs
--> Australia first innings: 150 in 56.6 overs
--> Australia first innings: 200 in 67.4 overs
--> Australia first innings: 250 in 79.2 overs
--> Australia first innings: 300 in 93.3 overs
--> Pakistan first innings: 50 in 19.1 overs
--> Pakistan first innings: 100 in 28.5 overs
--> Pakistan first innings: 150 in 42.6 overs
--> Pakistan first innings: 200 in 56.2 overs
--> Pakistan first innings: 250 in 70.6 overs
--> Australia second innings: 50 in 15.2 overs
--> Australia second innings: 100 in 28.4 overs
--> Australia second innings: 150 in 44.1 overs
--> Australia second innings: 200 in 65.4 overs
--> Australia second innings: 250 in 79.4 overs
--> Pakistan second innings: 50 in 14.5 overs
--> Pakistan second innings: 100 in 24.5 overs
--> Pakistan second innings: 150 in 41.2 overs
--> Pakistan second innings: 200 in 55.3 overs
--> Imam-ul-Haq made his last appearance in Test matches
--> Imam-ul-Haq made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> Shaheen Shah Afridi made his last appearance in Test matches
--> Shaheen Shah Afridi made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> M Labuschagne (1) 50 in 135 balls with 5 fours
--> M Labuschagne (1) passed 10500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 11
--> MA Starc (1) passed 2000 runs in Test matches when he reached 8
--> Abdullah Shafiq (1) 50 in 90 balls with 4 fours
--> Shan Masood (1) 50 in 63 balls with 3 fours and 1 six
--> Aamer Jamal (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in Test matches
--> Shaheen Shah Afridi (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in Test matches
--> SPD Smith (2) 50 in 153 balls with 3 fours
--> MR Marsh (2) 50 in 70 balls with 8 fours
--> AT Carey (2) 50 in 96 balls with 8 fours
--> Shan Masood (2) 50 in 57 balls with 6 fours
--> Mohammad Rizwan (2) passed 1500 runs in Test matches when he reached 35
--> Agha Salman (2) 50 in 69 balls with 6 fours
--> Hasan Ali made his debut in Australia in First-Class matches
--> Hasan Ali made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> Mir Hamza made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> Shaheen Shah Afridi reached 150 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed Usman Khawaja, his 1st wicket in the Australia second innings
--> Mir Hamza achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed MR Marsh in the Australia second innings (previous best was 2-51)
--> PJ Cummins reached 250 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed Mohammad Rizwan, his 3rd wicket in the Pakistan second innings

Australia 1st innings
1st Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (DA Warner 23, Usman Khawaja 20)
4th Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (M Labuschagne 21, TM Head 17)
Over 54.3: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - MA Gough, Batter - SPD Smith (decision overturned)
Over 57.5: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - SPD Smith (decision overturned)
Over 59.3: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - M Labuschagne (decision upheld)
Over 73.3: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - MR Marsh (decision overturned)
Over 73.4: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - MR Marsh (decision overturned)
Pakistan 1st innings
2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (Abdullah Shafiq 24, Shan Masood 28)
Over 10.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - Imam-ul-Haq (decision upheld)
Over 69.2: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - MA Gough, Batter - Shaheen Shah Afridi (decision upheld - umpire's call)
Australia 2nd innings
5th Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (SPD Smith 16, MR Marsh 29)
5th Wicket: 100 runs in 183 balls (SPD Smith 28, MR Marsh 64)
5th Wicket: 150 runs in 263 balls (SPD Smith 49, MR Marsh 94)
Over 18.2: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - MA Gough, Batter - MR Marsh (decision upheld - umpire's call)
Over 39.6: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - MR Marsh (decision upheld)
Over 42.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - MA Gough, Batter - SPD Smith (decision upheld - umpire's call)
Over 76.3: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - MA Gough, Batter - PJ Cummins (decision upheld)
Over 84.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - MA Gough, Batter - AT Carey (decision upheld)
Pakistan 2nd innings
3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (Shan Masood 30, Babar Azam 20)
6th Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (Mohammad Rizwan 20, Agha Salman 30)
Over 7.5: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - Shan Masood (decision upheld)
Over 14.3: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - MA Gough, Batter - Imam-ul-Haq (decision upheld - umpire's call)
Over 15.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - Babar Azam (decision upheld)
Over 60.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - MA Gough, Batter - Mohammad Rizwan (decision upheld)