Pakistan in driver's seat at SCG

Published: Monday, January 4, 2010, 14:16 [IST]
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Pakistan in driver's seat at SCG

Sydney: Pakistan held a 204-run lead with one wicket in hand at the end of day two of the second Test after a late Australia rally at the SCG.

Pakistan were 205 for two at one stage, however the hosts made a good comeback in the final session to dismiss 7 Pak batsmen for just 141 runs.


Pakistan, who resumed today on 14 without loss in reply to Australia's meagre 127, reached 331 for nine at stumps

with last pair Danish Kaneria (two) and Mohammad Asif (nought) at the crease on what is now a beautiful batting deck.

Bollinger (3-70), Shane Watson (2-40) and Mitchell Johnson (2-64) lead the Australia's bowling attack.

For Pakistan, openers Imran Farhat (53) and Salman Butt (71) shared a valuable partnership of 109. Umar Akmal (49) was another notable run scorer for Pakistan.

Pakistan's Mohammad Asif took 6-41 on Sunday after Australia captain Ricky Ponting made the controversial decision to bat first on a green-top pitch on a rain-affected opening day.


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