Australia were bundled out for just 127 on a visibly green Sydney pitch in the second Test. It was a truncated first day’s play due to rain but the match promises a lot of quick action in the next couple of days.
Ponting won the toss and elected to bat but his decision proved to be wrong immediately as the homeside slipped to 10 for 3. The Australian Skipper himself fell for a first ball duck.
Comeback bowler Mohammad Sami playing in the place of Mohammad Aamer, who is out with a groin injury, took all the three wickets to fall. Mohammad Asif took control after that taking six wickets in a total of 20 overs. Australia’s innings lasted 44.2 overs with Mitchell Johnson top scoring with 38 (from 57 balls with 5 fours and a six).
Pakistan ended the first day safely at 14 for no loss in 4.1 overs before bad light stopped play.