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Australia one up after MCG Test


Australia won the first Test at the MCG after beating Pakistan by 170 runs.

I think this was a very good Test match and better than what I had anticipated at the beginning.

Also the Test went into the fifth day where Pakistan started with a good chance of a draw but that meant batting all day especially as there was going to be no rain.

I think the first innings was the key to the hosts winning as Australia declared at 454 for 5 wickets which didn't look like a high total at the time of declaration.

The tourists had poor first innings but just managed to avoid the follow-on by four runs. Australia's second innings was not as impressive as the first but it was just good enough and I think a better opponent would have taken advantage of that.

This Test was captain Ricky Ponting's 42nd win and therefore he becomes the captain with the most wins.

I think from here he will set a record that will take a long time to match or supercede.

The next Test will be in Sydney as the SCG and I hope its going to be as interesting as the first one.


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