Watson helps Oz dismiss Pakistan cheaply

Published: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 12:36 [IST]
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Watson gives Aussies edge over Pakistan

Lords: Shane Watson picked up five wickets for the first time as he helped Australia to dismiss Pakistan cheaply and secure a 105 runs lead in the second day of the first Test match between the two sides.

The inexperienced Pakistan batting side was dismissed for 148 in 40.5 overs in reply to Australia's first inning score of 253.

Opener Salman Butt played a gritty innings of 63, but he was losing partners regularly at the other end. Captain Afridi made a 15-ball-30 runs which included two big ones and four boundaries before he was dismissed by Watson.

Hilfenhaus and Bollinger chipped in with two wickets each.

With a 105 run lead, the Aussies started their second innings and were 100 for four at stumps, end of day two with an overall lead of 205 runs.

Umar Gul took two wickets in two balls late on with Michael Clarke, not for the first time, bowled playing no stroke.

Then Michael Hussey, who made an unbeaten 56 in the first innings, was caught by Imran Farhat at first slip off the seamer, who took two for seven in five overs.

Katich who had made 80 in the first innings continued with his good run of form, batting 49 not out as the day's play was stopped.

Earlier in the day, Mohammad Aamer had picked up the final Australian wicket as the Australians were allout for 253 runs.

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test - Scorecard

Resuming the second days play at 229/9, the Aussies had added 24 runs before Aamer took the final wicket of Dough Bollinger. Hussey who was 39 unbeaten reached his half century and helped the Aussies cross the 250 run mark.

Aamer who had already picked up 3 wickets on the first day had finished up with 4 wickets.


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