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PAK vs AUS 3rd Take a look at: Australia as much as hump as Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc spark Pakistan batting cave in

Bibliometric Details: Issue No: 3 | Issue Month:March | Issue Year:2022

Pakistan used to be 268 all out against the chronic tempo of Australia captain Pat Cummins and impeccable reverse swing of Mitchell Starc to concede a huge 123-scramble lead on Wednesday within the third and closing test.

In a sensational cave in after tea on Day 3, Pakistan misplaced seven wickets for 41 runs — the closing four wickets without adding a scramble — as Cummins executed with 5-56 and Starc took 4-36.

Australia had stretched its result in 134 runs by reaching 11-0 by stumps with Usman Khawaja now not out on 7 and David Warner unbeaten on 4.

Pakistan were in total management, unless Australia launched their tempo attack. The company are in to bat now, and all eyes will most certainly be on Day 4. #BoysReadyHain l #PAKvAUS pic.twitter.com/iIICRGdo6V

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 23, 2022

In-salvage opening batter Abdullah Shafique (81) and passe Azhar Ali (78) had carried Pakistan to 170-1 and denied Australia a breakthrough within the major session after resuming on 90-1 earlier than the company took management of the series-deciding test.

Nathan Lyon (1-95), who dried up the runs with his marathon spell of 30 overs on Day 3, offered the hole when he chanced on the outside edge of Shafique’s bat after lunch to discontinue a patient 150-scramble stand.

Shafique’s prolific scramble within the series has considered the hole batter rating his maiden test hundred within the drawn first test in Rawalpindi earlier than his patient 96 in Karachi led Pakistan to drive a draw.

Shafique defied Australia with but one other patient knock off 228 balls which featured 11 fours earlier than Lyon struck within the fifth over after lunch and efficiently overturned umpire Aleem Dar’s now not out decision through a television referral.

With the 2d unusual ball simplest seven overs stale, Cummins took a spectacular return take hold of to brush off Azhar in his homecoming test match as Pakistan used to be restricted at 227-3 at tea.

Azhar, playing in his 94th test match but for the major time in his direct of origin of Lahore, turned into the fifth Pakistani batter to terminate 7,000 test runs when he reached 74 by sweeping exhausting at Lyon to deep square leg for a single.

Aged test captains Younis Khan (10,099), Javed Miandad (8,832), Inzamam-ul-Haq (8,829) and Mohammad Yousuf (7,530) are the different Pakistan batters to rating better than 7,000 test runs.

Nonetheless Pakistan folded against Cummins and Starc after tea, shedding the closing six wickets off 40 balls.

What a formulation to carry out the day  #BoysReadyHain l #PAKvAUS pic.twitter.com/FafG8lkVTT

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 23, 2022

Starc, who bowled simplest two overs with the 2d unusual ball, returned within the closing session and knocked abet the off stumps of Fawad Alam (13) and Mohammad Rizwan (1) with Pakistan batters struggling to tackle the reverse swing.

Pakistan’s long tail did now not closing long with captain Babar Azam making a 67 off 131 balls. The dwelling team had dropped all-rounder Faheem Ashraf to head with an additional speedy bowler after drawing the major two test suits.

Cummins hurried the cave in by claiming the wickets of Sajid Khan, Nauman Ali and Hasan Ali within two overs to register his first 5-wicket haul against Pakistan in a test match.

Starc wrapped up Pakistan’s innings by trapping Babar leg earlier than wicket off a provide which formed into the skipper and then easy bowled No. 11 batter Naseem Shah off a searing paunchy pitched provide.

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