Australia v Pakistan LIVE updates: Lyon snares Imam as Pakistan loses first wicket
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Pakistan captain Shan Masood is on the crease and he’ll face a tough interval now Lyon has discovered kind and Cummins is on the assault.
Masood was aggressive in Perth, let’s see how he takes the early a part of his innings.
Lyon has snared Imam forcing him into an edge which was caught at slip by Labuschagne.
It took Australia a while however Imam is out.
Pakistan are 1-34 from 15.4 overs.
Australia’s bowlers haven’t been capable of knock over both opener to this point however Starc did hit the wickets from his fielding place as Abdullah scrambled again to the non-strikers finish simply earlier than drinks.
He was safely in when Starc threw down the stumps, hopefully Australia’s bowlers get fired up by the sound of these bails flying off.
Pakistan are 0-29 with Abdullah on 18 and Imam on 9 from 13 overs.
The assessment discovered the ball was lacking.
After the morning’s drama with Mitch Marsh, that was a way more clearer assessment.
Nathan Lyon has come on to bowl.
Pakistan are 0-23.
Imam was struck on the pad off Cummins.
After he was rejected by the umpire, Cummins known as for the assessment.
Michael Hussey has known as on Pakistan’s openers to be extra proactive and switch the strike over.
“I’d prefer to see him a bit busier,” Hussey stated on Fox Cricket about Imam.
“Hazlewood likes to have ball after ball on the one batsman to construct up some stress.”
Pakistan is on 0-20 from 10 overs with Abdullah on 11 and Imam on 7.
As predicted, Pat Cummins has acquired a hero’s ovation as he comes onto bowl on the member’s finish.
Huge second for Pakistan and for Australia.
Pat Cummins is warming up very actively as Josh Hazlewood goes again to his mark.
You need to be impressed that Cummins nonetheless warms up like he’s attempting to get his skipper’s consideration regardless that he’s now the captain.
All jokes apart, he could possibly be very harmful on this wicket. I’d counsel we’ll see him on deck very quickly.
Pakistan are 0-18 from eight overs.
Imam has nicked by way of the slips for 4 and been struck on the pad, simply outdoors the road, as Hazlewood locks in on a tough size.
Iman additionally nicked alongside the bottom to a fielder in slips.
He’s combating to maintain his wicket with seven runs from 19 balls.
Pakistan are 0-16 from six overs.
It’s sunny and clear on the MCG to this point this afternoon, lengthy could it proceed after yesterday’s rain delay.