Australia Dismantles Pakistan’s Top-Order Post Own First-Innings Collapse

Web DeskJanuary 5, 2024
Australia Dismantles Pakistan's Top-Order Post Own First-Innings Collapse

In Sydney, Australia once again dismantled Pakistan’s top order, leaving the tourists struggling at 68/7 at the stumps on day three at the Sydney Cricket Ground. As the day concluded, Pakistan held a slender lead of 82 runs going into day four. The lead, initially looking more comfortable, took a hit when they lost five wickets for just nine runs in the final minutes before stumps. Saud Shakeel, in particular, would regret a careless shot that initiated a three-wicket over from Josh Hazlewood, with the tailenders subsequently falling in a similar fashion.

Earlier in the day, fast bowler Aamer Jamal played a pivotal role in turning the tide for Pakistan, propelling them to a 14-run lead over Australia in the closely contested third Test. The match witnessed a back-and-forth struggle throughout the day.

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Australia appeared poised to take the lead, with Mitchell Marsh showcasing excellent form and achieving his fourth consecutive half-century while partnering with Alex Carey for an 84-run stand. However, the momentum shifted dramatically when Carey was dismissed for 38, bowled by spinner Sajid Khan just before tea. This triggered a collapse of 5 wickets for a mere 10 runs.

Marsh, standing strong at 54, mistimed a shot off Jamal to mid-off early in the tea session. Shortly afterward, Pat Cummins fell lbw to a full toss, a decision overturned by the Decision Review System (DRS). Jamal secured his second five-wicket haul by dismissing Nathan Lyon, caught low by Saud Shakeel at gully, a decision confirmed after replays. The swift dismissal of Josh Hazlewood for a duck finalized Jamal’s impressive figures at 6 for 69 from 21.4 overs.

With the Sydney Cricket Ground pitch expected to further deteriorate, especially developing rough patches that aid spinners, the match’s dynamics are likely to continue evolving as it progresses.

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