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Pakistan v Australia 2022

Watch: ‘That was special’ – Starc rattles Rizwan’s off stump with a reverse-swinging corker

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Watch: Mitchell Starc dismissed Mohammad Rizwan with a reverse-swinging beauty on day three of the third Test between Pakistan and Australia on Wednesday.

On a pitch with little assistance for the bowlers, Starc sent back Rizwan with the second ball of the 111th over of Pakistan’s first innings. Coming in from around the wicket,  the Australia quick bowl angled in with a hint of reverse, and had the ball straighten to beat the outside edge and rattle Rizwan’s off stump.

The wicketkeeper was sent walking back for a 14-ball one.

It was Starc’s second wicket of the innings, after he’d earlier dismissed Fawad Alam, and he went on to finish with four wickets in the innings. Up against Australia’s first-innings score of 391, Pakistan, who were well placed at 248-3 at one stage, were bowled out for 268, with Starc picking up two more wickets, that of Babar Azam and Naseem Shah. Australia skipper Pat Cummins ended with figures 5-56.

Watch Mitchell Starc bowl Rizwan with a special reverse-swinging delivery:

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