Pakistan Spin Australia to Humiliating Series Loss

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 | 0

Pakistan pulled off a rare series whitewash of Australia after their spinners took all the honours on the fifth and final day of the second Test match that helped them clinch a massive 356-run win. Interestingly, this was Pakistan’s maiden Test series triumph in the last couple of decades against Australia.

Resuming from the overnight score in the quest of batting all day long, Australia got off to a strong start as Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh executed their homework without any slip-ups. However, their partnership came to an end when Mohammad Hafeez got Pakistan their first break-through of the day, trapping Marsh (47).

Subsequently, Brad Haddin came out to bat despite not being fit with a shoulder injury. He complemented Smith well, before the latter fell agonizingly short of his century, giving away his wicket to Yasir Shah for 97.

After Smith’s dismissal, Australia’s hopes of shielding the match were shattered as wickets kept on cascading one after the other, and the tourists were ultimately bowled out for 246 runs.

For Pakistan, left-arm orthodox Zulfiqar Babar (5/120) was the pick of the bowlers, while leg-spinner Yasir Shah and offie Mohammad Hafeez chipped in with 3 and 2 wickets respectively.


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