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Rain and wet pitch stalled Australia´s push for victory in third Ashes Test

PERTH (Monitoring Desk): Rain and a wet pitch stalled Australia´s push for victory on the final day of the third Ashes Test in Perth on Monday.

Showers caused play to be abandoned early on the fourth day and they continued through to Monday morning, forcing a scheduled early resumption to be cancelled.

Australia need just six more wickets to win the match and regain the Ashes.

Complicating matters further was a damp spot on the pitch, just outside the popping crease at the southern end, with WACA ground staff working furiously with leaf blowers to try to dry it out.

It was unclear how the water got through the covers onto the pitch, although there was some suggestion it happened when strong winds lifted them up.

Match officials were confident the problem would be resolved once the rain stopped, but no time had been set for the resumption.

Pakistani wrestlers secured six bronze medals in Commonwealth Championship 2017

JOHANNESBURG (Monitoring Desk): Pakistani wrestlers have secured six bronze medals in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship 2017.

The wrestlers bagged bronze medals in their respective categories of the Greco-Roman wrestling competition.

Bilal bagged bronze in 60 kilogramme category, Abdul Wahab in 63kg, Mudasser in 67kg, Ghulam Ghaus in 72kg, Ameer Ahmed in 87kg, and Ahmed Butt in 130kg.

On the other hand, Abdul Rehman secured fourth position in the 77kg category, while Tayyab Raza secured fifth position in 97kg.

The three-day event, which is being held at Carnival City Big Top Arena in Brakpan, South Africa, will conclude on December 17.

Countries such as Canada, United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, and Nigeria are competing in the wrestling championship.

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