The Aussies have beaten Pakistan in the second test in Sydney today coming from an impossible position - or so we thought. Best 9th wicket stand ever for our lads against Pakistan. Aussies stage miracle win over Pakistan Greg Buckle January 6, 2010 - 4:49PM Page 1 of 2 | Single Page View It was a record-breaking day for Australian cricket and the home team's dressing room contained plenty of heroes, including century-maker Mike Hussey and match-winning spinner Nathan Hauritz. But for captain Ricky Ponting, the moment of triumph came when he fronted the post-match press conference to explain how his team had beaten Pakistan in the second Test by 36 runs late on day four, despite getting bowled out for 127 on day one. Ponting has been smashed in the media for batting first on a green-top pitch, but after setting Pakistan a target of 176 to win on Wednesday, the tourists collapsed to be all out for 139. Suddenly Ponting was a genius skipper again, his reputation enhanced. Ponting said the feeling even topped Australia's stirring victories in the Sydney Tests against India in 2008 and South Africa in 2009. Wednesday's victory was only the third time Australia had won a Test after being more than 200 or more runs behind on the first innings. "This is the most satisfying one because I don't think anyone in the world apart from all the blokes inside our dressing room thought we could win," Ponting said. "South Africa last year and India the year before that, we were in the box seat to win those games. "All of us in our change room felt if we could get 150 or just over that we were going to be right in the game." Australia's fairytale win to claim an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series came after being in a desperate position at the start of day four. Australia resumed on Wednesday on 8-286, a lead of only 80. Hussey hit a fighting 134, his 11th Test century, in Australia's 381. The West Australian shared a ninth-wicket partnership of 123 with tailender Peter Siddle (38). The partnership beat the 83-run stand between Bob Massie and John Watkins for Australia's ninth wicket against Pakistan in Sydney 37 years ago. And Hauritz did as a spinner should at the SCG, bowling his team to victory with 5-53, his second five-wicket haul in successive Tests against Pakistan.