Kaneria puts Pakistan on verge of win


Experienced leg spinner Danish Kaneria claimed four scalps (4/117) to restrict the hosts to a slender 80-run lead with two wickets in hand with two more days left in the match.

The Australians went to stumps at 286 for eight with Mike Hussey unbeaten on 73.

Score Board
AUSTRALIA (I Innings): 127 all out
PAKISTAN (I Innings: O/n: 331/9):
Kaneria c Hussey b Bollinger    4
Asif (not out)    0
Extras (B-2, LB-16, W-5, NB-10)    33     
Total (all out, 96.5 overs)    333
Fall of wickets: 1-109, 2-144, 3-205, 4-237, 5-277, 6-286, 7-295, 8-323, 9-331.
Bowling: Bollinger 21.5-5-72-4, Siddle 22-4-62-1, Mitchell Johnson 20-2-64-2, Shane Watson 17-4-40-2, Hauritz 16-3-77-1.
AUSTRALIA (II Innings):
Watson c Iqbal b Gul    97
Hughes  c&b Kaneria    37
Ponting c Iqbal b Gul    11
M Hussey (batting)    73 
Clarke lbw Asif    21
North c Iqbal b Kaneria    2
Haddin lbw Kaneria    15
Johnson b Kaneria    3
Hauritz c Misbah b Gul    4
Siddle (batting)    10
Extras (B-6, LB-1, W-2, NB-4)    13     
Total (for 8 wkts, 87 overs)    286
Fall of wickets: 1-105, 2-144, 3-159, 4-217, 5-226, 6-246, 7-252, 8-257.
Bowling: Asif 19-7-44-1, Sami 12.5-3-50-0, Gul 21-4-62-3, Kaneria 32.1-2-117-4 , Farhat 2-0-6-0.

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