Imran Khan took his first Test wicket when he bowled Brad Haddin © Getty Images
Imran Khan took his first Test wicket when he bowled Brad Haddin © Getty Images

By Sameer Jha

Oct 24, 2014

Australia were 282 for 8 at Tea on Day 3 of the first Test match against Pakistan at Dubai. Steven O’Keefe was batting on 4, and Mitchell Johnson was batting on 22.

David Warner who had scored a superb century, fell to a Zulfiqar Babar delivery just after play had resumed after lunch. After his dismissal, Brad Haddin and Marsh formed a good 42-run partnership and were looking comfortable. However, Pakistan took the new ball after the 80th over, and Haddin was bowled. The dismissal also marked Imran Khan’s first Test wicket.

Things went downhill from thereon for the visitors, as Mitchell Marsh and Peter Siddle fell in consecutive overs to leave them reeling at 267 for eight. The session was also high in terms of reviews taken, and both teams benefited from it. Marsh was adjudged not out after being given out off a Rahat Ali delivery but as luck would have it, he was dismissed after being given not out as a review went in Pakistan’s favor.

Earlier in the match, Pakistan had scored 454 courtesy superb centuries by Younis Khan and Sarfraz Ahmed.  Australia had started well in response, with David Warner scoring a century. However, the session after Lunch on Day 3 wasn’t theirs and they lost quick wickets to leave themselves in a troublesome position.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 454 (Younis Khan 106, Sarfaraz Ahmed 109; Mitchell Johsnon 3 for 39) lead Australia 282 for 8 (David Warner 133, Chris Rogers 38; Yasir Shah 2 for 55) by 172 runs.

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