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Warne, Kasprowicz torment tourists

By Adam Cooper 17/12/2004 09:11:13 PM Comments (0)

Pakistan again lost its way against Shane Warne as he and reborn fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz gave Australia a stranglehold over the tourists on day two of the first cricket Test at the WACA Ground.

Sensing they might be able to hit Warne out of the attack, experienced Pakistan batsmen Younis Khan and Abdul Razzaq gambled and lost to appalling shots against the man who has so often tormented Pakistan.

Pakistan was all out for 179 in its first innings after a stubborn 60-run stand between tailenders Mohammad Sami and Shoaib Akhtar, which at least ensured not everything went Australia's way.

But despite being able to enforce the follow-on, Australia opted to bat again and was 0-15 at stumps with Matthew Hayden on seven and Justin Langer on three.

Australia leads by 217 with three days remaining.

Shoaib, who took 5-99 in Australia's first innings 381 but must face a disciplinary hearing, completed a mixed day by injuring his right ankle late in the day.

He hobbled off the ground with three balls left.

Shoaib and Sami soaked up 105 minutes of Australian attack until Glenn McGrath (1-44) had Shoaib (27) caught at slip.

Kasprowicz (5-30) then claimed a well-deserved fifth wicket when Sami (29) skied the ball to deep backward point, where Michael Clarke took an excellent running catch.

Kasprowicz and Warne (3-38) again made the visiting batsmen look ordinary and Younis and Razzaq should take much of the blame for their side's mediocre total.

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