The Aussies’ Ridiculous Win At The MCG Has Rewritten The Record Books


The Aussies’ Ridiculous Win At The MCG Has Rewritten The Record Books

Australia just pulled off an utterly absurd victory at the MCG, defying four days of rain delays, a flat pitch and an Azhar Ali double ton to win by an innings and 18 runs.

The Aussies resumed play this morning on 6/465, a lead of 41 over Pakistan’s 9/443, before Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc flayed the Pakistan bowling around to grab a quick fire 181 run lead before declaring on 8/624.

Starc and Josh Hazlewood took early wickets, but Nathan Lyon broke the game apart by removing almost all of Pakistan’s middle order on his way to 3/33, before Starc blew away the tail with an inspired burst of pace bowling.

It capped off a brilliant day for Starc, whose 4/36 complimented his innings of 84 off 91 deliveries, which included seven sixes — a record for a test innings at the MCG.

That wasn’t the only record set at the Triple MCG — Australia’s feat of winning by an innings despite conceding over 400 in the first dig is pretty much unprecedented, or at least used to be, as these stats show:


England twice scored 400 and lost by an innings in their recently completed away series in India.

It was also only the second time a team has ever lost by an innings after declaring their first innings, after it happened to Australia against India in Hyderabad in 2013.

It was truly a remarkable victory, and it was Triple M’s pleasure to bring you every ball — and rain delay — live on FM radio for the first time in a test at the MCG.