Pakistan Inch Closer Towards Series Win, Bundle Out Australia on Day 3

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 | 0

Pakistan have moved closer in their quest to record a historic series conquest of Australia, after a regimented bowling performance and some wobbly batting from the tourists saw them take the driver’s seat at stumps on Day 3.

Responding to Pakistan’s massive total of 570-6 in the first innings, Australia got off to a corroded start, and it went on till the end.

Besides losing opener David Warner (19) early on, the Australian innings suffered another setback, losing Glenn Maxwell (37), who tried to amass runs in a jiffy.

They further lost night watchman Nathan Lyon (15) and Steve Smith (0) in quick successions, before losing captain Michel Clarke (47) and Brad Haddin (10) without providing much assistance to the scoreboard.

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh (87) was the lone man who showed some fight before perishing off a loose shot. Furthermore, the dismissals of Mitchell Johnson (0) and Peter Siddle (28) ensured that Pakistan take a healthy 309-run lead in the first innings by bundling out Australia for 261 runs.

Not enforcing follow-on, Pakistan decided to take the willow in their hands again. However, they lost both their openers – Ahmed Shehzad (14) and Mohammad Hafeez (3) – early on while trying to score quick runs to broaden the lead.

Ending the day at 61-2 in the second innings, Pakistan have taken a gigantic 370-run lead, and it seems that the tourists are going to have tough time in the remaining part of the match.


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