In the ongoing third and final test of their tour to Australia, Pakistan showcased a resilient bowling performance that firmly positioned them in a sheer position. Day 3 of the game was marked by a brilliant moment when Pakistan spinner Sajid Khan exhibited his spin masterclass by dismissing Australian wicket-keeper batter Alex Carey with a staggering delivery. This significant wicket further solidified Pakistan’s dominance, adding to the overall strength of their performance in the SCG test.
Sajid Mir’s drifter to Alex Carey
The scene transpired when Sajid delivered a drifting ball that found its mark on a perfect length, landing on the stumps with precision. Carey confidently took a stride forward in an attempt to defend the delivery, only to be deceived by the subtle turn, narrowly missing the inside edge. The red leather then grazed the jumper of the left-handed batter, dislodging the bails in a fleeting moment of cricketing poetry. Carey was forced to depart with 38 runs to his name, marking a significant breakthrough for the guests.
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Aamer Jamal shines as Australia gets all out for 299
Fast bowler Aamer Jamal emerged as a destructive force in the Pakistan bowling arsenal, wreaking havoc in the Australian camp by clinching six crucial wickets and dismantling the Pat Cummins-led side for a total of 299. In the face of Jamal’s onslaught, the resilience of Marnus Labuschagne, who notched up a commendable 60 runs, and Mitchell Marsh, who valiantly stood against the stellar bowling attack, scoring 54 runs.
Additionally, Usman Khawaja made a notable contribution with a solid score of 47 runs, further bolstering Australia’s fight. Pakistan are heading off to the second innings with a lead of 13 runs, with a sole aim to establish a strong target for their rivals.