Pakistan seamer Khan stars as Australia Test hopefuls fail in Perth

Imran Khan claimed a five-wicket haul just over a week before the first Test as Pakistan dominated Australia A at Perth Stadium.

Pakistan bowler Imran Khan finished with figures of 12-3-32-5.

Pakistan bowler Imran Khan finished with figures of 12-3-32-5.   -  Getty Images

Cameron Bancroft dug in after his fellow Test hopefuls failed miserably with the bat on day two of the tour match between Pakistan and Australia A.

Joe Burns was bowled for a golden duck by Imran Khan (5-32) before Marcus Harris (16), Travis Head (13), Usman Khawaja (6), and Will Pucovski (5) fell cheaply.

Bancroft made a patient 49 after coming in at number six, putting on 65 with Riley Meredith (19 not out) for the last wicket to get Australia's second string up to 122 from a shambolic 57-9.

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Veteran seamer Khan was the star of the show as Pakistan dominated the penultimate day of the pink ball contest at Perth Stadium, closing on 7-0 with a lead of 313.

The tourist was a bowler down after 16-year-old Naseem Shah was withdrawn following the death of his mother.

Australia and Pakistan start the two-match Test series at the Gabba on November 21.

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