Young seamer displays potential against Pakistan on tour

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Albany cricket talent Jordan Clark showed his potential while representing the Australian under-16s despite a disappointing two-series loss to Pakistan in Dubai last week.

A 13-man squad travelled to Dubai for the tour, which comprised three one-day internationals followed by three Twenty20s, with Clark being one of three West Australians to make the trip.

After winning the opening ODI, Australia lost the final five games to lose both series.

The highlight performance for the young seamer was during the third ODI, when Clark produced a hat-trick and finished with figures of 5-39, also knocking 23 runs with the bat.

In the first ODI, which Australia won by four wickets, Clark finished with solid bowling figures of 1-31, while he was 10 not out with the bat.

The 16-year-old went for 1-58 in the second ODI and chipped in with a handy 20 runs with the bat, but Australia went down by 89 runs.

Clark’s heroics in the third ODI were not enough to get the Aussies over the line as they were convincingly beaten by 128 runs to lose the ODI series 2-1 to Pakistan.

Clark wasn’t selected for the first T20 as Pakistan won by 29 runs.

In the second T20, Clark finished with figures of 0-30 off four overs and could only manage two runs, with Australia eventually losing by six wickets.

In the final T20, Clark went expensively at 0-23 from two overs as Australia went agonisingly close to lose by four runs, resulting in a 3-0 series loss in the T20s.

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