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Kaneria leads Pakistan attack

By Mic Cullen 02/12/2004 09:17:50 PM Comments (0)

Pakistan has shown another side of its bowling armoury with legspinner Danish Kaneria shredding the Western Australian Second XI second innings.

Kaneria ripped through the WA lineup, grabbing his last four wickets from just 23 deliveries as he collected 7-45 off 16 overs after collecting a single wicket in the first innings.

The bad news for Australia is he has a secret delivery, he says, he's keeping for the Test series.

Kaneria, who has 87 wickets from 20 Tests, said the extra pace and bounce in the WACA pitch would help his bowling as he shaped up for a battle with world record holder Shane Warne.

"I am very happy. I got some wickets and that will boost my confidence more for the Test match coming up on the 16th," he said.

"I am looking forward to the series because I will be competing against the world's best spinner."

Set 94 to win, Pakistan's top order crumbled to be 6-44 at stumps.

Pakistan was dismissed early on the second day for 257 in reply to the home side's 158 all out.

The visitors' lead was built almost entirely on number three bat Younis Khan's 142, with only paceman Mohammed Sami (29), Mohammad Asif (18) and keeper Kamran Akmal (15) getting more than 11.

For the hosts, Justin Coetzee collected five for 66 and Matthew Petrie 4-26 off 16 overs with 10 maidens.

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