Thursday, November 18, 1999 Published at 15:14 GMT
Milestone for McGrath against Pakistan
The Aussies celebrate after one of Muller's wickets
Glenn McGrath leapfrogged Richie Benaud in the all-time Australian wicket-taking list, as Pakistan slumped to 222 all out in Hobart.
The home side then responded by making 29 without loss by the close.
Australian captain Steve Waugh won the toss and bowled first, a ploy which worked with only Mohammad Wasim (91) offering serious resistance.
And just when a fightback was emerging at 120 for three, Mark Waugh took a low one-handed diving catch at second slip to get rid of the dangerous Yousuf Youhana for 17.
"We just found out a little while ago," Mark Waugh said of McGrath's achievement of becoming this country's fourth highest wicket-taker.
But the skipper admitted the team had been so busy dismissing Pakistan they had failed to mark the paceman's milestone.
"We forgot to congratulate him. It's a tremendous effort, he's been a great bowler for Australia at a good strike rate of about four or five wickets a game.
With 250 Test wickets only Dennis Lillee (355), Warne (337) and Craig McDermott (291) are above McGrath as leading Australian wicket-takers.
"To pass Richie (Benaud) is quite a big buzz because he is such a big name in the sport," McGrath said.
"I've been getting close to the 250 and it's good to finally reach it."
Australia won toss
Pakistan 1st innings
Saeed Anwar c Warne b McGrath 0
Extras (b10, lb6, w3) 19
Total (all out, 72.5 overs) 222
Fall of wkts: 1-4, 2-18, 3-71, 4-120, 5-148, 6-153, 7-188, 8-198, 9-217, 10-222
Bowling: McGrath 18-8-34-2, Fleming 24.5-7-54-2, Muller 12-0-68-3 (3w), Warne 16-6-45-3, Blewett 2-1-5-0
Australia 1st innings
M.J. Slater not out 16
Extras (b1, nb3) 4
Total (no wkt, 16 overs) 29
Bowling: Akram 6-2-13-0 (3nb), Akhtar 6-2-9-0, Waqar 3-1-4-0, Saqlain 1-0-2-0
Umpires: Peter Parker (Aus) Peter Willey (Eng)