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Naseem and Shaheen lead late charge to dismiss Australia for 391

4. Naseem and Shaheen lead late charge to dismiss Australia for 391
Australia's Cameron Green is bowled out of Pakistan's Naseem Shah (not pictured) during the second day of the third cricket Test match between Pakistan and Australia in Lahore on March 22, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
LAHORE, Pakistan — Pacers Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi bagged four wickets apiece as Pakistan dismissed Australia for 391 on the second day of the final Test in Lahore on Tuesday.اضافة اعلان

The duo led a late charge that saw Pakistan pick up the last five Australian wickets for 71 runs after the visitors returned from lunch at 320–5. Naseem finished with 4–58 and Shaheen with 4–79.

Until then, Cameron Green, 79, and Alex Carey, 67, had frustrated Pakistan in the morning session, adding an invaluable 135 for the sixth wicket.

But the hosts came out strong after the lunch break, with spinner Nauman Ali trapping Carey leg-before in the fourth over after the break.

The wicketkeeper-batsman had hit seven boundaries in his 175-minute knock.

Green was bowled by Naseem after a resolute 223-minute stay intermittently lit up by nine boundaries.

Naseem also picked up the wicket of Nathan Lyon while Shaheen knocked over Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Swepson.

Pakistan were looking to make early inroads at the start of play with the second new ball only five overs in.

But Australia, who resumed at 232–5, took advantage of a placid Gaddafi Stadium pitch to bat through 28 overs unscathed.

The first two Tests in Rawalpindi and Karachi both ended in high-scoring.

The Lahore track has so far offered little assistance, steering the final Test toward another stalemate. 

Pakistan thought they had removed Carey for 27 when umpire Aleem Dar gave him out caught behind off fast bowler Hasan Ali but the Australian reviewed straight away. 

The technology showed he had missed the ball, which had also not carried to wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan.

Carey took full advantage of his reprieve by smashing spinner Sajid Khan for two boundaries before completing his third Test fifty with a single.

Australia are on their first tour of Pakistan since 1998, having previously refused to tour the country over security fears.


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