Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test - Day 1 Analysis

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  1. Shahzad.Firdous
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    I caught up with cricket today first early in the morning, left just a little late to watch first hour, then kept catching up with cricket action at Bar Room of the Court. Even though we did not have a particularly good day but also waiting on news on Amir! Is he seriously injured or what? He is vital to our team's chances as team would need big spell from him and others tomorrow morning first up and it could go onto be decisive spell in the match,.
    I think Australia will claw their way to be bowled out around 400 tomorrow morning and much will depend on how we bat in the 1st innings. If we respond 400 with 400, then only we can think about winning this match, otherwise, its over for us!! It's imperative that we post a total on the board in the 1st innings!!
    I would say in the end it was a crucial toss for the match and the series and unfortunately we lost the toss today!!
     
  2. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Amir is fine and he bowled a spell of 5 overs with the new ball after his injury towards the end of the day.
     
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    We need to strike 3 early blows tomorrow morning.
     
  4. Shahzad.Firdous
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    2 set batsmen and 1 bonus and then tail would add 50 runs. Aus will somehow get to 400~~
     
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    Pitch is good for batting. The ball comes on to the bat nicely at Brisbane when you're in. One/two of our batters have to hit a century.
     
  6. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Younus Khan has to get a double hundred,. Period!
     
  7. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Best chance for Pakistan is to restrict Australia to under 380 and then try to take a lead of at least 70-80 runs. on 4th & 5th day this pitch will take very good turn.
     
  8. Shahzad.Firdous
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    We are batting last, that's the problem./ Yasir Shah neutralized plus their spinner becomes effective!!
     
  9. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Yasir can be deadly in the 3rd innings. Today also he was getting some turn and this was the first day of the test.
     
  10. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Would have been far more dangerous had we been bowling 2nd.
     
  11. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    And also if Sarfaraz had not dropped a dolly.
     
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    This match is gone. Australia have already scored enough runs for our batting. Best we can hope is of rain now.

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    WE must hit back hard tomorrow morning before it's too late for us!! I dont think we have bowled badly at all!! Amir injury was at the wrong time and allowed the Smith-Handscome partnership to develop!!
     
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    Afternoon. Its a day and night match. There is no morning play

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    And lol at amir injury excuse.. he was out of the field for only few overs and he wasnt even bowling then

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    There is rain forecast on Day 4.
     
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    We'll be playing for a draw now
     
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  20. Shahzad.Firdous
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    That was the time when he was required to bowl urgently as his spell was due at that particular time but as he got injured, we had to bring in Rahat Ali, who is not as lethal or penetrative as Amir, specially with older ball!!
     
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    Anga banga kaee mara

    That was the time between 74th and 80 overs time. He started bowling in 80th over. In any case he wasnt gonna bowl that time because he was saved for new ball.

    You chat bullocks man.

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  22. Shahzad.Firdous
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    he got injured at the 70th over./ He was going to bowl the next over. That 10 over period leaked about 30-40 runs I guess,. As a result, it became difficult for Pakistan and Australia started dictating things!
     
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    No one noticed Smith's edge - Azhar Ali

    Pakistan were left to rue two missed opportunities on the first day against Australia at the Gabba. They let Steven Smith off on 53 and 97 and he went to stumps unbeaten on 110

    It was very much Australia's day after Smith won the toss - his first win in seven Tests - chose to bat and finished on 3 for 288. But Smith was fortunate to survive on 53 when he played back to the part-timer Azhar Ali and edged behind, only to be put down by Sarfraz Ahmed. Pakistan's catching has let them down in recent series and missing a key chance so early in this campaign was hardly the start they wanted.

    "It would have been a wonderful wicket for us, Steve Smith we all know is a very good batsman and he was quite well set," Azhar Ali said at the press conference. "It could have changed, a little bit, the course of the game but these things happen and you just have to go on and look forward. He batted brilliantly today."

    Sarfraz did pouch an edge off Smith later in the day, but Pakistan failed to hear any noise and did not appeal. Smith was on 97 at the time, when he followed an excellent delivery from Mohammad Amir that swung away. Television replays revealed a small HotSpot mark on Smith's outside edge, and a noise on Snicko.

    "Obviously we got information from outside that that had happened," Azhar said. "No one really noticed anything, not even a sniff. None of our guys went up slightly, even. It was just one of those situations where no one realised what had happened.

    "Sometimes it does happen. It has happened in the past also, that we don't get any noise or anything, any idea of having an edge. I think it's just a bit of luck for the batsman."

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia-v-pakistan-2016-17/content/story/1072724.html
     
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    Normally we appeal for anything, how the heck did they miss this one?!
     
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    Amir’s knee injury causes concern for Pakistan in Australia

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) When Mohammad Amir was helped from the field, clutching his right knee, television commentators speculated about the Pakistan paceman being sidelined for the rest of the day-night test against Australia.

    Possibly even the three-match series.

    A half-hour later, he was back on the Gabba limbering up. It was still in the third session, day one of the first test on Thursday. Not long after that, he was handed the second new ball and bowled a torrid first over with it against Australia captain Steve Smith.

    And he really deserved a wicket, getting the slightest of outside edges when Smith was on 97 – except neither Amir nor his teammates appealed for the dismissal after failing to hear a nick or see a deflection.

    It was a topsy-turvy day for the left-arm fast bowler.

    Amir slid in the outfield attempting to prevent a boundary from Australia’s Peter Handscomb in the 70th over. He got up as the ball reached the boundary, and quickly slumped to the ground holding his knee. Amir was treated and taken from the field on a medical cart.

    England fast bowler Simon Jones sustained a career-damaging knee injury while fielding in a similar area during an Ashes test at the Gabba in 2002, sparking comparisons from analysts and speculation that Amir’s problem was serious.

    He had troubled the Australians in the afternoon session and had figures of 1-22 from 13 overs, bowling a tight, consistent line and length to slow down the run-rate.

    But just when things were looking bleak for Pakistan, Amir returned to play and was allowed to take the new ball, which he swung prodigiously under lights and had the Australians struggling.

    ”His knee went into the ground and we all feared it might be worse but, thank God, he recovered very quickly and came back and he’s feeling much, much better,” Pakistan opener Azhar Ali said. ”The good thing, he came on and bowled with the second new ball, which is a very good sign.”

    Amir was expected to have medical tests before play resumes Friday, but Azhar was confident his teammate would heal quickly despite limping slightly in his last spell and finishing the opening day with figures of 1-40 from 18 overs.

    ”He’s feeling OK. I don’t know how heavily he was strapped … he must have had strapping,” Azhar said. ”Definitely he’s recovered very well, and he’s feeling well.”

    Amir is in his ninth test back following an almost six-year absence for his role in a spot-fixing scandal that rocked Pakistan cricket.

    http://www.foxsports.com/cricket/st...uses-concern-for-pakistan-in-australia-121516
     
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    ‘Pakistan’s fast-bowlers lacked planning’

    KARACHI: Former Pakistan bowling coach Muhammad Akram feels Pakistan face an uphill task to make a comeback in the first of their three-Test series after Australia dominated proceedings on day one at Brisbane.

    Akram was scathing in his review of the pacers. “It seemed to me that the fast-bowlers were bowling with no plan,” the former Test pacer toldThe Express Tribune. “They were bowling with the same approach that they employ in the UAE.”

    The 42-year-old said the bowlers need to fix where they land the ball. “In Australian conditions, the bowlers get more bounce and the fast-bowlers need to bowl on a proper line and length. That was missing from the three fast-bowlers on the opening day. They lacked discipline.”

    He also felt that the visitors could have done with a right-arm pacer. “A right-armer could have given Pakistan more variety in their pace attack as the left-arm trio bowled with similar approach,” he said.

    Yasir Shah took only one wicket in 31 overs, giving away 97 runs, and Akram feels the leg-spinner will have to bowl smartly to improve his figures.

    “The Australian batsmen have done their homework and were reading him very well. Now Yasir needs to be smarter in his approach,” said Akram, before adding that the spinner’s performance has been affected by the departure of former spin coach Mushtaq Ahmed. “It’s obvious Yasir’s performance has been affected since Mushtaq stopped travelling with the team. He has been struggling in conditions outside the UAE.”

    Akram said Pakistan have their work cut out if they are to get a positive result out of this Test. “If they manage to dismiss Australia inside the 500-run mark then it would be an achievement,” he said.

    However, he believes Pakistan’s batsmen, who have struggled so far Down Under, can dig their side out of this hole. “Pakistan can make a comeback as they have some good batsmen who can excel in any condition.”

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/1264302/pakistans-fast-bowlers-lacked-planning/
     
  28. axl100mph
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    Clueless as usual
     
  29. Rhythm
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    Shitload of rubbish. Yasir, Amir and Wahab actually bowled very well despite captain fantastic doing everything in his power to screw em over. It was only Rahat who was bowling filth.
     
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    This guy lol. Still remember, kept bigging up sarfaraz as a big hitter and then acted as if he was shocked when Sarfu did his normal stuff.
    But generally,
    Nobody talks about the captaincy or the tukktukking.
    Even the game on hai guys keep taking digs at mickey, Amir, azhar mahmood; the people who are actually worth something. They havent even mentioned rahat and his maindak waali ankhein.
     
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    We know Rahat is brainless but now he's lost his action as well. Enough of this idiot, should be dropped forever.
     
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    He has to go. Simple as that. If a guy like Sami was systematically discarded by misbah, how come he keeps persisting with this loser?
     
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    @Rhythm i have seen you mention Wahab's action improving. What did you notice since I missed most of today's play?
     
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    Just more compact at the crease and better alignment. Used his front arm a bit better, not quite as good as he did in England but signs of improvement. There was a conscious effort to elevate it as high as possible.
     
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  35. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Too much coaching! Just let him bowl and unleash!!
     
  36. Rhythm
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    Unleash him in a straight line.
     
  37. Shahzad.Firdous
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    If you try to over-coach him, you will destroy him!! Just let him bowl with anger!@!
     
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    stick to naming teams please.
     

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