PAK vs AUS: Pat Cummins’ lethal Yorker Dismiss Mohammad Rizwan For A Duck. Pat Cummins, Australia’s captain, took center stage. First dismissing Fawad Alam and then unleashing a lethal yorker to send Mohammad Rizwan packing for a duck.
At stumps on Day 4 of the 3rd and final Test at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan had reached 73 for no loss in pursuit of a 351-run target. However, the visitors fought back well on Day 5 on Friday to put themselves back in contention. Cameron Green struck early, dismissing Abdullah Shafique in the fourth over of the day on his overnight score of 27. Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins then took over to spook the Pakistanis.
Lyon dismissed Azhar Ali and Imam-ul-Haq first, but it was Australia’s captain who took the spotlight, first dismissing Fawad Alam and then producing a lethal yorker to send Mohammad Rizwan packing for a duck.
Watch Pat Cummins’ inswinging yorker dismiss Mohammad Rizwan in the third Test between Pakistan and Australia:
Australia could have had dangerman Babar run out on 16 when he was sent back by Haq in an attempt to take a sharp single, but bowler Lyon fumbled Travis Head’s throw from the covers.
With the series on the line after the first two Tests ended in draws, Australia declared their second innings on Day 4 on 223 for seven, setting Pakistan a 351-run target.
Pakistan were 190 for five at tea on Day 5, needing 161 more runs to win. Captain Babar Azam was batting on 46 and was joined by Sajid Khan (8 not out).
Earlier in the day, Imam-ul-Haq scored a spirited half-century before being dismissed by Lyon on 70.
Australia is visiting Pakistan for the first time since 1998, after previously refusing to visit due to safety concerns.