Day three brings entertaining afternoon
January 5, 2017
A morning's rain on day three led to an entertaining afternoon of cricket, with Younis Khan’s unbeaten 136 helping Pakistan avoid the follow on.
Peter Handscomb manned the stumps in place of an ill Matthew Made and looked at ease in his childhood position, running out Azhar Ali for 71 to get the day started for the Aussies.
Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Stephen O’Keefe all took wickets but it was Nathan Lyon who won the crowd over with figures of 3/98.
A total of 23,409 fans came through the turnstiles yesterday as the SCG turned pink for Jane McGrath Day. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was in attendance and rallied the crowd at the high tea to get behind the foundation’s fundraising goal of $390,000.
Trust Chairman Tony Shepherd also praised the efforts of the NSW Police, who donated their day three wages to the cause.
"They are all to be applauded, not just for the donation, but for their continuing and selfless commitment to serving the people of NSW,” he said.
The New Year's Test is heading towards an interesting finish with Pakistan at 8-538 when stumps were drawn.
DAY FOUR KEY TIMINGS
Gates open: 8am
Play starts: 10am
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