Pak on a verge of first win over Oz after 15 yrs

Published: Saturday, July 24, 2010, 11:56 [IST]
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Farhat brings Pak closer to victory

Headingley: Imran Farhat's 67 in 95 balls put Pakistan closer to victory target on the third day of the second Test match against Australia at Headingley.

Chasing 180 for victory, Pakistan reached 140 for the loss of three wickets in 37 overs, to edge nearer to their first Test victory over the Australians after 15 years.

Rookie Azhar Ali was 47 unbeaten before play was called off for day 3.

Dough Bollinger claimed two late wickets of Farhat, who was bowled and Umar Amin for a duck.

Earlier, Steven Smith had scored 77 off 100 balls to help the Aussies a respectable lead between lunch and tea, after Clarke's dismissal.

Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test - Scorecard

In the start of day play, Mohammad Aamer had given an excellent start for Pakistan, striking thrice to put the Aussies in the back-foot in the third day of the second Test match against Pakistan at Headingley.

Resuming the days play at 136 for 2, Ricky Ponting was the first man to be dismissed after a good half century. Then Mike Hussey followed him soon after scoring just 8 runs. Marcus North coming in at No 6 didn't last long either as he was dismissed for a five ball duck by Aamer who claimed his third wicket of the day, his fourth wicket overall.

Australia had scored 79 runs and lost three wickets in the session of play.

Coming into the match, Australia are looking out for their eighth consecutive win against Pakistan and lead the series 1-0, but that seems to be very unlikely given the current state of the match.


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