WATCH: Aamer Jamal reverse sweeps Nathan Lyon for unbelievable six

Pakistan pace bowler smacks Australian spinner Nathan Lyon for a huge six during the first day's play of the final Test Match in Sydney versus Australia on Wednesday.

Sarah Andrew
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Pakistani fast bowler Aamer Jamal lit up the first day of the third and final Test on Wednesday in Sydney. Australia had to endure a frustrating final wicket stand before the visitors were bowled out for 313.

Shan Masood won the toss and chose to bat first. Saim Ayub made his debut for Pakistan. Shaheen Shah Afridi was announced to be rested on the eve of the game. Spinner Sajid Khan came into the team to replace the pacer. Australia meanwhile went into the game unchanged.

It was an emotional day for the fans at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Local boy and opening batter David Warner took to the field for the final time in Test Cricket. Ahead of the game, it was reported that Warner’s Baggy Green Cap had been stolen which created a dampener of sorts. 

Aamer Jamal steals the show –

At 227/9 Mir Hamza came out to join Aamer Jamal and the Australians would have hoped for an early finish. The Pakistani tail-end batters had other plans as they added 86 runs in 22.1 overs of enterprising cricket.

With the score reading 293, Nathan Lyon was bowling the third ball of the seventy-fourth over. Aamer Jamal's batting on 62 went down on his knees and reverse-swept Nathan Lyon for a huge six. There was no respect shown to the veteran spinner who has picked over five hundred Test wickets.


Pat Cummins made it to three successive fifers with an amazing day with the ball. It was the first ever time in which he has picked five wickets in front of his home crowd at the SCG. The 30-year-old secured the wickets of Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, and Mohammad Rizwan. When Hasan Ali holed out to Mitchell Starc for a duck, the Australian skipper got his fifth wicket.

Mohammad Rizwan waged a lone battle with the bat as he top-scored with 88 runs from 103 balls. At one stage the Pakistanis were struggling at 96/5 during the post-lunch session. Agha Salman and Mohammad Rizwan added 94 runs for the sixth wicket to bring the visitors back into the game.

Opener Abdullah Shafique and debutant Saim Ayub both perished without troubling the scorers. Shan Masood scored 35 runs while Babar Azam scored 26 to continue his horror form during the series.