Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pakistan vs Australia Lord’s Test 2010: Live Score and Preview

The two-match test series between Pakistan and Australia is going to begin today (13 July) with the first test being scheduled to kick off from 09:30 GMT at Lord’s in England. Pakistan would be keen to put an end to their 12-successive defeat to Australia in test cricket, while the Aussies would love to clinch another victory over Pakistan.

Live Score

Cricket fans can get the live score of the match in the following link:


The last time Pakistan defeated Australia in a test match was in November 1995 at Sydney in Australia. So, the current members of Pakistan squad do not have any experience of winning over Australia in a test match. Since 1999 Brisbane test, Pakistan lost all their last 12 test matches against Australia including 3 Test matches being held in neutral venues in 2002. Even just six months back, Australia whitewashed Pakistan in a three-match test series at home.

Overall, Pakistan has nothing to get inspiration from their test record against Australia. However, the Pakistani players would be determined to end their poor run against the Aussies and new captain Shahid Afridi could inspire his young players to give their best against the world champions.

Australia would feature two debutants in leg spinning all rounder Steven Smith and wicketkeeper Tim Paine. Regular wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is recovering from injury, while Australia is also missing pacer Peter Siddle and spinner Nathan Hauritz due to their injury problems.

Australian pace attack, however, is pretty strong in the presence of Mitchell Johnson, Ben Hilfenhaus and Doug Bollinger. The inclusion of Steven Smith has given Australia a very good depth in their batting line up.

Pakistani pace attack features Umar Gul, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, while Danish Kaneria would fill up the spinner’s slot. Shahid Afridi’s leg spin has been highly effective for Pakistan in the limited overs cricket over the last few years. Now, it is would be interesting to see if he can contribute with bowl in test cricket too.

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