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Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 1 at MCG: As It Happened

Catch all the live action of the first day of the second Test between Australia and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: December 26, 2016, 3:10 PM IST

Pakistan vs Australia (TEST)


AUS vs PAK Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

2nd Test TEST, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, 26 December, 2016



(126.3) RR 3.50

2nd INN

163 /10

(53.2) 3.05

Australia beat Pakistan by an innings and 18 runs


(142.0) RR 4.39

Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 1 at MCG: As It Happened


For ball by ball updates of the match, scroll down to the bottom of the page.


Victory in the first match at Gabba was the second successive Test victory for Australia , which had been overhauled following a humiliating innings and 80-run loss to South Africa in their second Test in Hobart, which sealed the series for the Proteas.

The Hobart loss was Australia's fifth in succession and the selectors swung the axe with five changes to the team for the third game in Adelaide.

Smith's revamped side responded with a seven wicket victory and continued that momentum with victory in Brisbane against Pakistan.

"I'm really happy we won the Test match," Smith said of the Brisbane game. "That's five wins in a row (including three one-day matches against New Zealand) so we're heading in the right direction."

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 Australia 4320 108
3 England 5253 105
4 New Zealand 3449 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5442 111
5 Australia 5854 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 6095 265
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 5248 262
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