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WATCH: Australian skipper Pat Cummins repairs Karachi pitch with hammer, PCB terms him “Thor”

Cummins was helping out young speedster Cameron Green by hardening the pitch for his runup. 

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 16 March 2022 10:43 am

Australian captain Pat Cummins was seen wielding a hammer as he hardened the bowler’s landing spot on the pitch on the fourth day of the second test against Pakistan. Cummins was helping out young speedster Cameron Green by hardening the pitch for his runup. 

The official Twitter handle of Pakistan Cricket compared Pat Cummins’s actions to Marvel character Thor who is often seen wielding a hammer called Mjolnir in the comics and the movies. The comparison goes one step ahead as Thor is played by Australian actor and global superstar Chris Hemsworth. 

Watch Pat Cummins’ Thor-like act here:

Green ended the fourth day with one wicket from eight overs as he gave up only 15 runs. Whereas Cummins went wicket-less as he bowled 13 overs and gave up 35 runs with five maiden overs. The other Aussie bowler to get a wicket was off-spinner Nathan Lyon who dismissed opening batter Imam-ul-Haq for the score of one in six balls. 

Captain Babar Azam broke his century-less streak for Pakistan as he hit 102 runs from 197 balls with 12 fours after 763 days. Alongside the Azam, opener Abdullah Shafique has looked solid as he scored a steady 71 runs from 226 balls with four fours and one six. 

Azam was elated with his century as he said, “This knock means a lot to me; the team needed it. Fortunately, I have managed to get a good partnership with Shafique. The match is not over yet, so we need to continue playing in the same way, and the other batters also need to step up. After the first innings, we practised in the nets how to counter their reverse swing, just that we need to play slightly late.”

However, Pakistan still need another 314 runs to win the Test match.


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