Australia names team for second test

Published: Monday, November 15, 1999, 5:30 [IST]
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Adelaide: Australia's cricket selectors today named an unchanged 12-man squad for the second test against Pakistan starting in Hobart on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Pakistan demolished south Australia by an innings and 26 runs on the final day of their four-day cricket match today in a confidence-boosting tune-up to this week's second test against Australia.

South Australia, who resumed at 181-7, were dismissed for 250 in their second innings at the Adelaide oval, the same score as they made in their opening innings. Pakistan scored 526 in their first innings. It was Pakistan's first win of the tour, with the tourists beaten by ten wickets in the first test last week.

But today's victory will provide a welcome boost ahead of the second test on Thursday. Leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed and off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq cleaned up the south Australia tail during the morning session on Monday, with Mustaq having Peter Mcintyre (1) caught at slip by Ijaz Ahmed to finish with four for 74.

Saqlain then had Paul Wilson (20) caught by Ijaz and Mark Harrity (4) out stumped to seal the win. Fast bowler Waqar Younis did not add to his overnight tally of wickets but finished with four for 61 to boost his claims for a test spot.


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