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Nervous nineties? What nervous nineties? When Peter Handscomb danced down the pitch and lofted Yasir Shah over long-on for the first six of Australias innings, you wouldnt have believed he was on the verge of a maiden Test century. Jordan Weal Jersey . When, in the next over, from the very next delivery that he faced, Handscomb drove Mohammad Amir for four through cover-point, he had his hundred. He had sprinted through the nineties in seven balls.Id been toying with the idea of trying to hit Yasir over the top for most of the game, Handscomb said. They brought the field up to try and keep me off strike, so I thought theres a chance, if he tosses it up Ill give it a crack and see what happens. But that was only meant to go for two bounces and trickle over the rope. I was lucky enough it went the full distance and I was able to capitalise on a wide one next over.Handscomb reached his century shortly before tea, and fell soon after the resumption when he chopped on for 105, but already his Test career consists of three innings, one fifty, one century, and one winning run. His footwork has been excellent during both the Adelaide and Brisbane Tests, regularly advancing to the spinners, and also playing back to create a sense of uncertainty.Im feeling pretty good, he said. The movements are great, going forward when I need to, going back when I need to, and just trying to stay as clear as possible. We all know that crickets a pretty fickle game and it can all change pretty quickly. So Ill just be doing as much as I can to make sure that I stay as positive and keep trying to make as many runs as I can.Although Handscombs technique against the fast bowlers of playing back in his crease and waiting to play the ball late might look unusual, it is a method that has worked well for him in the past few seasons for Victoria. Handscomb said it had taken some time, and plenty of work with former Victoria coach Greg Shipperd, to settle on his unique style.All the way through junior cricket, into my first three years of first-class cricket, I changed my technique probably every year, he said. But thats just something where each batter, each individual is just trying to find their own way, trying to find what works for them.A couple of years ago I did a lot of work with Greg Shipperd, and we just found a technique to try and stop a certain mode of dismissal, and we have. Since then Ive been able to tinker with it and find my own little spin on it and it seems to be going okay at the moment.Handscomb and Steven Smith both scored centuries in Australias first innings to lift their total to 429, and by stumps on the second day Pakistan were in massive trouble at 8 for 97. Jackson Bird picked up 2 for 7 from nine overs and Mitchell Starc claimed one wicket, but Josh Hazlewood was particularly difficult for Pakistans batsmen to handle, and finished the day with 3 for 19 off 11.Hes able to land it on a five-cent coin pretty much all the time now, and hes been doing that for plenty of games, Handscomb said of Hazlewood. Hes definitely one of our strike bowlers if not the best bowler in the country. Hes doing a great job. Hes awesome. Its great to have him on my team for a change and not have to face that, which is good.It is tough under lights and we know that the pink ball swings under lights. They bowled well as well last night. 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ESPNcricinfo looks at five players who could have a breakthrough season.Kuldeep YadavKuldeep first rose to prominence at the 2014 Under-19 World Cup with his left-arm wristspin, to finish as the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. One of few positives in a disappointing campaign, Kuldeep was expected to become a regular in Uttar Pradeshs first-class set-up almost immediately. But two seasons on, opportunities continue to remain elusive, partly because conditions up north, where UP have played a bulk of their matches. The presence of Piyush Chawla, the captain and legspinner, has also somewhat stunted his progress. But his performances at IPL 2016, where he delivered at key moments for Kolkata Knight Riders, and his start to the season with the Duleep Trophy - he picked up 17 wickets in three matches - have resulted in some hope. With Anil Kumble impressing on the need to have a pool of match-ready back-ups, Kuldeeps performances could be closely monitored should he earn the state selectors nod.Mayank AgarwalIts strange that Im recognised as a Delhi Daredevils batsman than Karnataka opener, Mayank Agarwal said last year after questions were raised over his batting style: more suited to the shorter formats. Those doubts may have been put on the back burner for the time being though. Agarwal came into his own during the season-opening Duleep Trophy, where he struck 420 runs in five innings, including a career-best 161.That he featured in just 19 first-class games since his debut in November 2013 was largely due to Karnatakas top-heavy batting line-up. The presence of KL Rahul and Robin Uthappa coupled with Agarwals inability to build on starts led to him being left out at various stages during Karnatakas treble-winning run in 2014 and 2015. With Rahul likely to slot back in to Indias Test line-up for the England series once he recovers from a hamstring injury, and Manish Pandey and Karun Nair in the mix for a middle-order berth, Agarwal will be one of the batting lynchpins. Having already represented India A in the limited-overs tri-series last year against Australia and South Africa, where he was the highest run-getter, consistent scores for Karnataka could further help him break into the national team.Shreyas IyerIf performances are the criterion for selection, Shreyas Iyer has done most things asked of him in his first two Ranji Trophy seasons. He followed up his debut season, where he made 809 runs, to become the highest run-getter last season (1321 runs), with four centuries, including a one from a dire situation iin the final against Saurashtra in Pune. Nolan Patrick Jersey. Only VVS Laxmans tally of 1415 runs for Hyderabad in 1999-2000 is higher than Iyers. In his innings of 117 in the final, he also went past the Mumbai record for most runs in a season, held by Wasim Jaffer (1260 runs in 2008-09). Iyer scored those runs at an average of 73.78 and strike rate of 92.70. The impressive performances have earned him a call-up to the India A team. Another impressive Ranji Trophy season could make it hard for the selectors to ignore him.Jayant YadavThe tall offspinner from Haryana has been on the radar since 2014, and is currently part of Indias Test squad for the home series against New Zealand. That he finds himself on the fringes was largely due to his performances for India A in Australia, where he picked seven wickets in two outings. Prior to that, he was part of Indias squad for the limited-overs series in Zimbabwe.Swinging conditions in Lahli have somewhat prevented him from bowling long spells, but he has used those opportunities to channelise his batting too - his career best of 211 not out in his second first-class season against Karnataka in 2012 being an indication of his potential. His threat with the ball has surfaced when Haryana have played away. With matches set to be played at neutral venues this season, Jayant has an opportunity to further boost his claim.He first rose to prominence in 2014-15, when he began the season with a six-for and took 13 wickets against Saurashtra in Rajkot. He was rewarded with selection for the India A squad for the home series against South Africa A and Bangladesh A last year. Jayant earned a berth in the India A squad for the tour of Australia in July-August this year after his season-ending performance in March; he claimed eight wickets for Rest of India against Mumbai in the Irani Cup, and remained unbeaten on 19 when his side completed their historic chase of 480.Nathu SinghThe Rajasthan pace bowler is widely regarded as one of the fastest in India today, but apprehensions have been raised about him going a similar way to Munaf Patel. Perhaps this is why his second full first-class season could be crucial to his development. He impressed in the Duleep Trophy, picking up eight wickets including a six-wicket haul in the opener. The manner in which he hustled the batsmen for pace and swung the ball late earned praise from selectors and opposition captains. He was complimented for the same qualities when he played for the Board Presidents XI in a tour game against South Africa in Mumbai last year. 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