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CRIK:Aussies collapse as first Test slips away

AAP Australian Sports – DUBAI, Oct 9 AAP – An all-too-familiar Australian batting collapse has undone a promising first-innings start and left the visitors in an almighty battle to save the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai.

Summary

  • DUBAI, Oct 9 AAP – An all-too-familiar Australian batting collapse has undone a promising first-innings start and left the visitors in an almighty battle to save the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai.
  • Pakistan offspinner Bilal Asif did the damage in his maiden Test, claiming four straight wickets for figures of 4-28 as Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne both made ducks on debut.
  • Some shrewd tactics from Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed brought Finch and Khawaja’s 142-run stand to an end as Finch drove a Mohammad Abbas delivery straight down the throat of a well-positioned Asad Shafiq at short mid-on.
  • Shaun Marsh (seven) came in at No.3 but never looked settled, holing out to Shafiq at first slip with an ill-judged stroke to a Bilal delivery which deviated away from the left-hander.
  • Head lasted just nine balls and Labuschagne two as Australia’s hopes of matching or bettering Pakistan’s imposing first-innings total of 482 slipped away.

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Written by Cric Editor

FED:National Newslist for Oct 10

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