On this day: Carnage at the Gabba

On this day in 1999 Australia took Pakistan to pieces at the Gabba, with two destructive centuries.

After Pakistan scored 367 batting first in the first Test, the Australians hit back with a crashing approach. 

Opener Michael Slater 169 off 271, before Mark Waugh struck exactly 100 off 148 balls.

And this was no baby-attack. Pakistan had Shoaib Akhtar running in at the peak of his career, Wasim Akram, Mushtaq Ahmed, Azhar Mahmood and Abdul Razzaq. 

Messrs Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne also hit quick fire eighties to take Australia’s score past the 500 mark. 

When Pakistan folded to just 281 in their second innings, Australia required just 74 to win. 


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