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Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test Highlights 2024


Cricket  •  4 Jan, 2024  •  1,21,755 Views  •  ⭐ 4.4

Written by Anand Swami


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In a dramatic showdown at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the third and final Test between Pakistan and Australia unfolded with intense action right from the start. The match was significant not only for being the 112th Test at SCG but also for marking the final Test appearance of Australian opening batsman David Warner.

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Australia's formidable new-ball bowlers, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, struck early, sending back the Pakistan openers for ducks. The situation further escalated when captain Pat Cummins dismissed key batsmen, Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel, leaving Pakistan in a precarious position.

Early Blow for Pakistan

Mitchell Starc
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The match started with Australia's pace attack swiftly dismantling Pakistan's top order. Starc and Hazlewood, leveraging the new ball's movement, removed openers without allowing them to settle. Their dismissal for ducks was a significant setback for Pakistan, who had hoped for a solid start after opting to bat first. This early success for Australia showcased their strategic bowling approach and depth in pace attack, setting the stage for a challenging day for Pakistan.

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Cummins' Commanding Spell

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In an impressive display of bowling, Australian captain Pat Cummins further tightened the screws on Pakistan. He skillfully dismissed the experienced Babar Azam and the promising Saud Shakeel, demonstrating his tactical acumen and bowling prowess.

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