Cricket: Fleming takes a hat-trick in debut

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Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521-9 and 14-1

Pakistan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 and 537

Match drawn

THE Australian fast bowler, Damien Fleming, took a hat- trick on his Test debut and the Pakistan captain, Salim Malik, made a record-breaking double century as the second Test ended in a draw in Rawalpindi yesterday.

Pakistan, who followed on 261 behind, were all out for 537 on the final day, and the match ended with Australia 14 for 1 in their second innings.

The draw ensured Pakistan take a 1-0 series lead into the third and last Test starting in Lahore on 1 November.

Fleming becomes the third bowler to have a hat-trick in his first Test when he took wickets with the last two deliveries of his 23rd over and the first of his 24th, removing Aamir Malik (65), Inzamam- ul-Haq and Salim Malik.

Salim, who resumed on 155 out of the overnight 324 for 2, went on to 237 - his first double-century in 79 Tests and the highest score by a Pakistani against Australia.

Pakistan's fightback - they were dismissed for 260 in their first innings after Australia made 521 for 9 declared - was spearheaded by Salim, whose innings of 328 balls contained 34 fours.

Salim beat the previous Test best by a Pakistani against Australia of 211 by the former captain, Javed Miandad, at Karachi in the 1988 series.

Fleming is among a trio completed by the England medium-pacer, Maurice Allom, who took a Test debut hat-trick against New Zealand at Christchurch during the 1929-30 tour, and the New Zealand off-spinner, Peter Petherick, whose debut hat- trick was against Pakistan at Lahore in the 1976-77 series.

(Final day; Pakistan won toss)

AUSTRALIA - First Innings 521 for 9 dec (M J Slater 110, S R Waugh 98, M G Bevan 70, M A Taylor 69, M E Waugh 68, I A Healy 58).

PAKISTAN - First Innings 260 (Aamir Sohail 80; C J McDermott 4-74, D W Fleming 4-75).

PAKISTAN - Second Innings

(Overnight: 324 for 2)

Aamir Sohail c Healy b McDermott. . . . . . . 72 *Salim Malik c Healy b Fleming. . . . . . . .237 Aamir Malik c Bevan b Fleming. . . . . . . . .65 Inzamam-ul-Haq lbw b Fleming. . . . . . . . . .0 Rashid Latif c Bevan b Taylor. . . . . . . . .38 Wasim Akram c Healy b Angel. . . . . . . . . . 5 Mushtaq Ahmed c S Waugh b Mcdermott. . . . . . 0 Waqar Younis lbw b Slater . . . . . . . . . . 10 Extras (b17 lb13 w1 nb3). . . . . . . . . . . 34 Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537

Fall (cont): 3-336 4-469 5-469 6-478 7-495 8- 496 9-537.

Bowling: McDermott 33-3-86-2 (nb3); Fleming 26-2-86-3; Angel 28-1-124-1 (w1), M Waugh 16- 1-63-2; Warne 25-6-56-0; Bevan 4-0-27-0; S Waugh 13-2-41-0; Slater 1.1-0-4-1; Boon 3-1-9-0; Taylor 3-1-11-1.

AUSTRALIA - Second Innings

M Taylor not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 M Slater b Waqar Younis. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 D Boon not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Extras. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Total (for 1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Fall: 1-2.

Bowling: Waqar Younis 5-3-2-1; Rashid Latif, 2-0-11-0; Saeed Anwar 2-2-0-0; Mushtaq Ahmed 1-0-1-0.

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