INTRODUCTION: Cricket - and in the second test against Australia, Pakistan got off to a good start on their first day of batting on Sunday (2 January) in Melbourne.
Australia v Pakistan, Test Cricket, Melbourne, Australia - GV Lillie bowling to Sadiq, PAN TO umpire warning Lillie.
GV Sadiq hitting Gilmour for four.
GV Umpire signalling four.
GVS Ball going towards boundary. (2 shots)
GVS Hughes saving four. (3 shots)
GV Sadiq missing ball.
GVS Sadiq bowled Lillie caught Marsh, and action replay.
TRANSCRIPT: COMMENTATOR: "That's four from Lillie and I think that is going to get a warning....... Tommy Brooks.....That's good stuff Dennis Lillie, he's always in the game..... That's a fine shot by Sydney Gilmour, dropping short without any real venom and Sadiq hit it very hard in front of, squarely, four runs.... And Hughes the Australian 12th man, and that will beat him into the fence, at the far end of the ground.... Good shot and a lovely piece of curling by Hughes, he's a splendid fielder that boy, outstanding in the West Australian side..... That is not a good shot to play.. and now, the first wicket goes down. A good delivery from Lillie and the same straight margin is being playing and hitting four through the offside has brought about his downfall for 76, caught by Rodney Marsh, bowled Lillie and the first wicket goes down for 113."
The dramatic Pakistan batting collapsed in Monday (3 January). Lillie concentrated on sheer speed to finish with six for 82 as Pakistan slumped form 186 for 1, overnight, to 333 all out - giving Australia a 184 first innings lead. The visitors eventually collapsed to lose the match by 348 runs - giving Australia a one -game lead in the three-match series after a draw in the first.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Cricket - and in the second test against Australia, Pakistan got off to a good start on their first day of batting on Sunday (2 January) in Melbourne. Play was interrupted by umpire Tommy Brooks warning Dennis Lillie for bowling too many bouncers. But by close of play Pakistan knocked up 186 for one. Majid Khan was bowled Lillie, caught Marsh, for 76, after a 113-run partnership with Sadiq Mohammad.