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WA condemns Pakistan to 10-wicket loss

By Adam Cooper 11/12/2004 07:32:32 PM Comments (0)

Western Australia beat Pakistan by 10 wickets inside three days at the WACA Ground to condemn the visitors to another demoralising tour loss before a showdown against world champions Australia.

WA bowled Pakistan out for a pitiful 174 in its second innings in less than two sessions and in just 54.2 overs as the visitors produced a carbon copy of their first innings shocker.

The Warriors then easily picked off the victory target of 33 in 4.5 overs to finish on 0-34 with captain Justin Langer (14 not out) and Michael Hussey (six not out) aided by 14 sundries from the Pakistan bowlers.

With the first Test just five days away, Pakistan will take two bad losses in as its lead-up form.

They were also beaten by 10 runs by the WA second XI and from the official tour fixtures, have only win - a 43-run victory over the Chairman's XI in a one-day match at Lilac Hill.

After managing 262 in the first innings, Pakistan's batting was again exposed by the pace of Ben Edmondson and man of the match Brett Dorey, who claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in first-class cricket.

Dorey took 5-41 after taking three wickets in the first innings, while Edmondson took 3-38.

Just as in the Pakistan first innings, left-hander Salman Butt (47) was impressive at the top order, Yousuf Youhana (32) solid in the middle and allrounder Abdul Razzaq (35 not out, with two late sixes) defiant when batting with the tail.

But apart from those three, there was little to cheer about.

Opener Imran Farhat completed a poor match (eight and five) when he was first man out, caught at slip off Dorey, while captain Inzamam-ul-Haq (four and 14) also missed out on a chance for some decent time in the middle.

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