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Dominant Pakistan close on series victory over Australia

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Cary Erickson | 19 October, 2018, 09:33

Pakistan is now playing the two-match Test series against Australia.

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali was involved in a comical run out on the third day's play of the Abu Dhabi Test against Australia. Ali hit Australian pacer Peter Siddle towards the third-man boundary.

Pakistan piled on the runs with Azam, Sarfraz and Azhar Ali - who was the casualty of a freaky run out - all making half-centuries to build on the hosts 137-run first-innings lead.

But Mitchell Starc picked up the ball less than a yard from the boundary and threw it back to wicketkeeper Tim Paine, who ran Azhar out, leaving the Pakistani duo - who boast a combined 130 Tests and over 9,000 runs - stranded and looking bewildered. But MS Dhoni, then the Indian skipper, had the presence of mind to feed the ball to short-leg fielder Abhinav Mukund, who broke the stumps. It was Azhar Ali, who made headlines for all the wrong reasons in Abu Dhabi.

Australia's bowlers failed to press their advantage after Lyon's brilliance and their batsmen crumbled to put on just 145, their fourth-lowest first innings total in Asia.

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The Test series against Pakistan is Australia's first since the ball-tampering scandal that erupted in South Africa earlier in the year.

When the wickets were falling on another end, the Australian opener, Aaron Finch scored a decent knock of 39. At the time of writing, Pakistan are in a commanding position versus Australia, they have taken a mammoth 420 runs in the 2nd Test. Pakistan started their second innings with the healthy lead of 137 runs but found themselves in a pressure after losing Hafeez for just 6.

Fortunately for Azhar, the ball was safe and went through the gully region avoiding the stretched fingers of the fielders surrounding him.

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