Pat Cummins claimed 10 wickets in the Melbourne Test to lead Australia to another series win over Pakistan on Friday. Pakistan lose yet another Test to Australia, On the final day of the Boxing Day Test. The paceman dismissed Pakistan’s last recognised batsman, Mohammad Rizwan, for his 250th test wicket. Cummins (5-49) then dismissed Aamer Jamal for a duck to force an additional 30 minutes of play, during which he took his fifth wicket of the innings and 10th of the match to clean out the tail.
Pakistan lose yet another Test to Australia
It was his second 10-wicket haul in 57 tests and ended a great year in which he led Australia to the World Test Championship, 50-overs World Cup, and Ashes in England. Crazy year. Many cricket matches, many successes “Cummins, Man of the Match. “I think we’re going to look back and remember 2023 as one of the special ones.”
Set an imposing victory target of 317 runs after bowling Australia out for 262 before lunch, the tourists formed many partnerships that tormented the powerful Australian attack. There were home anxieties when Rizwan (35) and Agha Salman (50) put the target under 100 runs with a 57-run stand, but Cummins finally broke them up. Pakistan tried to take control multiple times in the first four days but let the Australians off the hook.
Australia rallied from 16-4 after lunch on Thursday to 187-6 on a beautiful morning at the Melbourne Cricket Ground thanks to Mitchell Marsh’s 96. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey scored 52 to increase the lead before Mir Hamza (4-32) trapped him leg before to close the session.
Pakistan were obviously going to struggle since only one side had chased more than 300 runs in the fourth innings in 146 MCG test matches. The tourists were bowled for 89 in the fourth innings when Australia won the first test by 360 runs in Perth, and Melbourne looked to follow suit.