Pakistan vs Australia: Pakistan one step closer towards victory

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The Australian cricket team suffered a predictable batting collapse, as Pakistan pace bowler  Mohammad Abbas took three crucial wickets in a single over. With batsmen Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, and Mitch Marsh out of the picture, the Australian team now stands at 136/3 with 326 more runs needed to win. Both debutante Australian test cricketers Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne went out without adding a single run to the scoreboard against Abbas’ brilliant pace bowling.

Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas celebrating after claiming three quick wickets against Australia on Wednesday (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Pakistan set a target of 462 runs for Australia, when they declared their second innings at 181/6. Since no test side has ever chased a score of more than 418 runs successfully in their second innings, Australia is hoping to draw the match, as both teams enter the final day of the first test match.

(Source – AP)