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Australia beat Pakistan by 150 runs to win first Test

Australia beat Pakistan by 150 runs to win the first Test at Lord's in London today and go 1-0 up in the two-match series. Part-time off-spinner Marcus North took a Test-best six for 55.

cricket Updated: Jul 17, 2010 01:09 IST

Australia beat Pakistan by 150 runs to win the first Test at Lord's in London on Friday and go 1-0 up in the two-match series.

Victory gave Australia a record 13th straight successive Test victory over the same opponent, although Sri Lanka's run of 12 wins in a row over Bangladesh is also still ongoing.

Part-time off-spinner Marcus North took a Test-best six for 55.

The second and final Test starts at Headingley on Wednesday.

Brief scores:

Australia 1st Inns 253 (S Katich 80, M Hussey 56 no; Mohammad Aamer 4-72, Mohammad Asif 3-63)

Pakistan 1st Inns 148 (Salman Butt 63; S Watson 5-40)

Australia 2nd Inns 334 (S Katich 83, B Hilfenhaus 56 no; Umar Gul 4-61, Mohammad Asif 3-77)

Pakistan 2nd Inns 289 (Salman Butt 92; M North 6-55)

Result: Australia won by 150 runs