WATCH: Hasan Ali entertains MCG crowd with his antics during 3rd day’s play vs Australia

Pakistani fast bowler Hasan Ali entertains the massive crowd at MCG during the third day of the second test match between Australia and Pakistan on Thursday.

Sarah Andrew
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Pakistan and Australia battled hard during day three of the second Test match in Melbourne. The crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was treated to some fine cricket during the entire day. 

The Australians ended the day with an overall lead of 241 runs with four wickets left in the bank. Earlier in the day Pakistan were bowled out before the lunch session to hand a crucial 54-run lead to Australia.

Mitchell Marsh was the star for Australia as the all-rounder scored 96 runs with the bat. Geoff and Shaun Marsh were watching the game as they saw Mitchell fall four runs short of his Test century.  

Hasan Ali’s antics leave fans in splits 

It was an entertaining day of cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Hasan Ali made it even funnier. The Pakistani fast bowler was seen near the boundary ropes entertaining the fans with his moves. The Australian crowd also responded in kind and reciprocated the fast bowler’s antics.

Pat Cummins picked five wickets to help the side pick a crucial 54-run lead in the first innings. Abdullah Shafique with 62 and Shan Masood with 54 were the top scorers as Pakistan was bowled out for 264. 

Mohammed Rizwan tried his best to fight back along with Aamer Jamal in the morning session on Thursday. The Australian duo of Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon proved too hot to handle to bowl out the visitors just before lunch.   The Australian top four fell quickly thanks to Mir Hamza and Shaheen Shah Afridi who picked two wickets each. From 16/4 the Australians moved 169/5 thanks to Marsh and Steve Smith adding 153 runs for the 5th wicket.

Just as the Australian batter was looking good for a century, Mir Hamza got his third wicket. Salman Agha took an amazing catch diving low down to his right to dismiss the Australian for 96 runs.

Steve Smith battled hard for 176 balls to score fifty runs before Shaheen Afridi dismissed him in the final over of the day. It was a second catch of the day for Salman Agha with the home team leading by 241 runs with two full days left to play.