Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
January 20, Friday 2017 11:10 AM       

       HEADLINES: Permission given to carry body of Santhosh in procession                                              Kodiyeri denies party‚Äôs role in murder                                              Divorce granted by church court can't override law: SC                                              NIA says LeT behind Uri, Handwara attacks                                              LCA Tejas to take maiden R-Day flight                                              'Jallikattu' stir spreads to Lanka, UK and Australia                                              Pak parl committee seeks fund to enhance security of FO                                              Saina, Jayaram reach quarterfinals in Malaysia Masters                                              Probably one of my best innings, says Yuvraj Singh                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SPORTS Next Article: Virat takes charge; Yuvi, Nehra make comeback, Pant new face  
       Aussies push for series clean sweep over Pakistan
 
         Posted on :21:21:20 Jan 6, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:21:21:59 Jan 6, 2017
         Tags: Aussies, Pakistan
 
SYDNEY: Australia were nine wickets away from a series clean sweep and Pakistan an improbable 410 runs from victory with one day left in the third Test in Sydney on Friday.
 
Spinner Nathan Lyon grabbed the wicket of debutant opener Sharjeel Khan for 40, caught at mid-wicket, nearing stumps to have Pakistan at 55 for one.
 
At the close, Pakistan's leading series scorer Azhar Ali was not out 11 with nightwatchman Yasir Shah on three.
 
Skipper Steve Smith called a halt to Australia's second innings at 241 for two with 16 overs left on the fourth day and the tourists facing the herculean task of scoring 465 for victory.
 
Usman Khawaja was left unbeaten on 79 off 98 balls and Peter Handscomb was on 40 off 25 balls. Handscomb finished with a series average of 114.66.
 
"I think the position we're in is pretty good, the way the guys batted today, especially Davy Warner, to get those runs as quickly as possible and do some pretty unselfish batting," paceman Josh Hazlewood said.
 
"The wicket's still pretty good, but I think there's enough there to create nine more chances, if it's reverse swing or spin."
 
Smith was out in a review after 'Hot Spot' detected a faint edge off his glove and was caught behind off Yasir for 59 off 43 balls to finish the series with 441 runs at 110.25.
 
David Warner smashed the second fastest 50 in Test history to give Australia a flying start in their chase for runs and a declaration.
 
The explosive Warner smashed leg-spinner Yasir for six, six, four, four in the fourth over of the innings, and then clouted Imran Khan for four consecutive boundaries in the seventh over.
 
His breathless half-century came off 23 balls with seven fours and three sixes and was the second fastest in Test history after Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq's 21 balls against Australia in Abu Dhabi in 2014.
 
But Warner perished when he missed in a lusty swing and was bowled by Wahab Riaz for 55 off 27 balls. Younis Khan was left unconquered on 175 as Pakistan lost their last two wickets in an hour's play post-lunch after rain washed out the first session.
 
"We want to finish this Test series on a good note," Younis said. "It will not be easy because the fifth day old Test match and we play in Sydney and they have two spinners and good fast bowlers as well."
 
Younis was dropped on 141 by wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, who got his right glove to the chance but could not cling on, much to bowler Mitchell Starc's annoyance.
 
Wade was forced off during Thursday's play with a stomach illness but returned to the game on Friday.
 
Yasir gave Smith his ninth catch of the series when he was picked up in the slips off Josh Hazlewood for 10 before Imran Khan was bowled two balls later for a duck.
 
Younis remained unbeaten off 334 balls with 17 fours and three sixes, and was given a big ovation from the SCG crowd as he left the ground after his 34th Test century.
 
"I love to perform for my country, for my team and whenever my team needs me, it's a little bit late this time, but I am a proud Pakistani," Younis said.
 
The tourists on 315 finished 223 runs in arrears, but skipper Smith did not enforce the follow-on. Hazlewood finished with four wickets for 55 and spinner Nathan Lyon captured three for 115.
A A
       SPORTS
Next Article: Virat takes charge; Yuvi, Nehra make comeback, Pant new face
 
 
SPORTS HEADLINES
Dhoni, Yuvraj power India to series win  
Probably one of my best innings, says Yuvraj Singh  
Saina, Jayaram reach quarterfinals in Malaysia Masters  
Saina, Jayaram win in Malaysia Masters  
Sania and Bopanna move to Australian Open 2nd with partners  
Kohli, Jadhav hit magical centuries to script sensational win  
Kashyap hurts his shoulder during PBL final  
Parthiv decimates Mumbai, leads Gujarat to win maiden title  
Azharuddin's nomination for HCA president's post rejected  
Dhoni's presence would be priceless for DRS: Kohli  
A new era to begin with Kohli at helm in ODIs against England  
More hails Dhoni's decision to step down  
Sania-Strycova lose in final of Apia International  
Three Chinese weightlifters stripped of 2008 Olympic gold  
Pant sizzles, Rahane solid as India A beat England by 6 wkts  
Dhoni managed senior players well: Kumble  
Iyer's 82 keeps Mumbai alive in Ranji Trophy final  
Cricketer Sanju samson warned, restrictions on father  
Patel, Juneja pave way for Gujarat's handy lead  
Will do better than before in series against Australia: Pujara  
Dhoni still holds the key in terms of communication: Ashwin  
FIFA approves 48 team World Cup for 2026  
Mohd Azharuddin files nomination for HCA top job  
Rayudu slams ton as Dhoni, Yuvi take India to 304/4  
Ronaldo, Ranieri scoop top FIFA awards  
 
Azharuddin's nomination for HCA president's post was rejected. Do you agree to this?
Yes
 
No
 
Don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy