Aamer Jamal’s Six-Wicket Haul Restricts Australia on Day Two in Perth

Aamer Jamal's Six-Wicket Haul Restricts Australia on Day Two in Perth

News by Sana Ullah

Fast bowler Aamer Jamal ripped through the Australian batting lineup on Day Two of the first Test in Perth, claiming an impressive six wickets for 111 runs on his Test debut. Despite David Warner’s defiant 164 on Day One, Pakistan clawed their way back to restrict Australia to 487 all out.

Resuming at 346-5 overnight, the hosts looked poised for a larger total. Mitchell Marsh, starting the day on 16 alongside Alex Carey (15), appeared destined for a fourth Test century. However, Khurram Shahzad, also making his Test debut, dismissed Marsh for 90 on the first ball after lunch, breaking the promising partnership. Shahzad finished with creditable figures of 2-83.

But it was Jamal who stole the show, taking six scalps in his first outing at the top level. He sent the Australian batters tumbling one after another, with Travis Head, Warner, Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Nathan Lyon all falling prey to his bowling.

Pakistan, seeking their first Test series win in Australia since 1995, will be buoyed by Jamal’s exhilarating performance and the tight control of their bowlers. However, the hosts remain in a strong position with a significant first-innings lead

Scoreboard after Australia’s first innings on day two of the first Test against Pakistan at Perth Stadium on Friday:

Australia 1st innings (overnight 346-5)

D. Warner c ul-Haq by Jamal  (164)

U. Khawaja c Ahmed b Afridi (41)

M. Labuschagne lbw Ashraf  (16)

S. Smith c Ahmed b Shahzad ( 31)

T. Head c Salman b Jamal ( 40)

M. Marsh b Shahzad  ( 90)

A. Carey b Jamal   (34)

M. Starc b Jamal   (12)

P. Cummins c Salman b Jamal  ( 9)

N. Lyon c Salman b Jamal  ( 5)

J. Hazlewood not out    (4)

Extras (b1, lb17, nb9, w14) ( 41)

Total (all out; 113.2 overs) (487)

Fall of wickets: 1-126 (Khawaja), 2-159 (Labuschagne), 3-238 (Smith), 4-304 (Head), 5-321 (Warner), 6-411 (Carey), 7-449 (Starc), 8-476 (Marsh), 9-481 (Cummins), 10-487 (Lyon)

Bowling: Shaheen Shah Afridi 27-7-96-1, Khurram Shahzad 22-5-83-2, Aamer Jamal 20.2-1-111-6, Faheem Ashraf 17-1-93-1, Salman Ali Agha 27-3-86-0

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