Mitchell Starc’s delivery was clocked at 145kph and Fawad Alam was completely beaten by the pace as the ball tailed in and crashed into his pads.
Mitchell Starc was on top of his game as his spell of three for 29 saw Australia bowl out Pakistan for a paltry of 148 in the first innings on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test at the National Stadium in Karachi. However, Starc’s “blazing yorker” which got the better of Fawad Alam hogged all the limelight on a day dominated by the Australian bowlers. The delivery was clocked at 145kph and Alam was completely beaten by the pace as the ball tailed in and crashed into his pads.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared the video of the dismissal on their official Twitter handle.
The review couldn’t save Fawad from that blazing Yorker. #BoysReadyHain l #PAKvAUS pic.twitter.com/R6vztIRLRB
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 14, 2022
This was Fawad Alam’s first opportunity to contribute with either bat, ball in this series. The experienced left-hander did not get an opportunity to bat or bowl in the first Test. Alam’s seven-day wait ended in a golden duck as he was dismissed off the first ball.
After rolling over Pakistan for cheap, Australia took a first innings lead of 408.
The visitors were 81 for one at stumps on Day 1, extending their lead to 489 with Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne unbeaten on 35 and 37, respectively.