Taking advantage of the donation of life, Mitchell Marsh played a brilliant inning of 96 runs.
Mitchell Marsh batted brilliantly on the third day of the Melbourne Test being played between Australia and Pakistan. However, the Pak team dropped one of his catches when he was batting after scoring 20 runs. After this, Marsh took full advantage of his life and played a half-century.
In fact, on the third day of the Boxing Day Test being played against Australia, Pakistani player Abdullah Shafiq once again dropped a catch, which this time gave life to Mitchell Marsh. The host team was in trouble at one point, losing 4 wickets for 46 runs and Marsh’s wicket could have taken Pakistan on the path to victory.
After Abdullah dropped the catch, captain Shan Masood as well as bowler Aamer Jamal looked disappointed and covered their faces with their hands in frustration.
Mark Waugh said this
Now talking about Shafiq’s poor catching technique, Australian all-rounder Mark Waugh said, the cricketer opened his hands more than necessary. It felt as if ‘the jaws of a crocodile were trying to catch the ball.’
Waugh said, I think you have to remove Shafiq from there. He was not seen taking a single catch in the entire series. It’s exactly like trying to catch a ball with the jaws of a crocodile.
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“It’s like a crocodile jaw trying to catch a ball.”
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 28, 2023
The Australian team did not have a good start in the second innings of the match and Pakistan maintained a strong hold, but Mitchell Marsh’s inning of 96 runs changed the game. A 153-run partnership between Steve Smith and Marsh brought Australia back into the contest. At present the third day’s play has ended and Australia’s total lead is 241 runs.
Earlier, in reply to Australia’s 318 runs, Pakistan’s first innings was reduced to 264 runs. Abdullah Shafiq played the highest innings of 62 runs. Whereas captain Shan Masood scored 54 runs.