Sunday, December 27, 2009

Australia takes the charge of first test after the end of day 2

Australian cricket team has sent the touring team Pakistan under huge pressure after declaring their first innings 454 for 5 in day 2 of the first test match. After coming to chase Australia’s innings, Pakistan has already lost their top four batsmen with just 109 runs at the end of second day. Umar Akmal is batting on 10 along with Mohammad Aamer who was remained unbeaten without scoring any run. Pakistan cricket team is still trailing by 345 runs.

Pakistan’s bowling line up was the main cause of concern for home team. But later it was found useless in the bouncy pitch. Australia finished the opening day with 305 for 3. On second day, they added 149 runs more after playing 38 overs. Michael Hussey and Nathan Hauritz scored 82 and 75 respectively. After the departure of Nathan Hauritz, Australia declared the first innings. Michael Clarke remained not out 28.

Saeed Ajmal took Michael Hussey’s wicket and Abdur Rauf dismissed Nathan Hauritz. The funny thing is that both wickets were trapped by LBW.

For Australian cricket team, Mitchell Johnson brought the first break through. Nathan Hauritz showed his all rounder form after taking Faisal Iqbal’s wicket. Peter Siddle made his good come back from injury. He claimed Mohammad Yousuf’s wicket. He gave the last break through at the end of the day. Salman Butt was in good form. He started well but could not continue. He was 5 runs away from half century. Shane Watson took his wicket.

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