Pakistan lose Test match, break records at Brisbane

Mickey Arthur'We've got an attack that's pretty balanced and we've got guys that are sort of specialists in all areas

Mickey Arthur'We've got an attack that's pretty balanced and we've got guys that are sort of specialists in all areas

Smith chose not to enforce the follow-on after Pakistan were dismissed for 142, even though they were 287 runs in front on the first innings.

After a wonderful, back-to-the-wall hundred in Brisbane on day four of the first Commonwealth Bank Test, Pakistan's Asad Shafiq can take that particular honour and treasure it forever. Then Shafiq fell to a searing Mitchell Starc bouncer, Yasir was run-out, and it was all over.

When the umpires made a decision to allow another extra half-hour because they believed a result was possible, Pakistan - then seven wickets down - rarely looked vulnerable in the additional eight overs.

It was slow going but at least the tourists were not shedding wickets in clumps to keep the Australians at bay and still with two long days to play. Had one or two more Pakistan batsmen fired in that first innings, they could well have won this game.

The highest winning run chase in the fourth innings at the Gabba stands at 236 for seven by Australia against the West Indies in 1951.

There will only be no day-night Test at the Gabba next year but Sutherland has made it clear he'd like to see more at the venue. He was out for a first-ball duck in the first innings, and has never had a pair of ducks in 112 previous tests.

The historic Gabba Day-Night Test has continued to draw strong crowds, with a record attendance confirmed on Saturday for a non-Ashes Test match at the venue. "So I think an allrounder will be talked about, but we'll wait and see which way the selectors go".

Mohammad Amir, in the first year of his return to worldwide cricket following a five-year ban for spot-fixing, hit his highest Test score in a stubborn 92-run seventh-wicket partnership with Shafiq.

New Zealand 451 vs England at Christchurch in 2002.

The Australian bowlers endured a long grind, with a three-hour final session ending only at 10:09 pm, after a fierce storm lashed the ground just before tea. Asad Shafiq, the way Sarfraz played in the first innings ... that gave us a glimpse that these are battable conditions and if we can apply ourselves we can score runs. "They went in and played their shots and it changed the whole scenario". "Some game of cricket, wasn't it?" said Smith after the match. Pakistan, who were bundled out for a mere 142 in the first innings, put up a spirited fight in the second essay to aggregate the third-highest fourth-innings score in the history of Test cricket. Australia were tested in the latter stages of the Test, which could have gone either way had Shafiq not lost his wicket in the 145 over.

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