September 24, 2023

Pakistan v Australia: Pakistan declared the first innings at 476 runs

Batsman Abdullah Shafiq, who was dismissed on the first day, played an innings of 44 runs.


On the second day of the first match of the series being played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pakistan resumed the first innings when the score was 245 for one.

Before the start of the game, the players, umpires and team management of both the teams observed a minute’s silence on the death of the great Australian league spinner Shane Warren.

League spinner Shane Warren, the second highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, was honored at the Rawalpindi Stadium.

Imam-ul-Haq, who completed his century on the first day, along with Azhar Ali, took the score further and completed his 150 runs in the innings.

Azhar Ali from the other end also continued his excellent batting and completed the 19th century of his career.

Australia’s first victory came on the second day when Imam-ul-Haq scored 157 for 313 and became LBW on the ball of captain Pat Cummins.

Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistani team, came on the field to support Azhar Ali and both the batsmen shared a century to take the score to 414 runs.

Babar Azam was unable to play a long innings and was dismissed for 36 runs. He was run out due to the excellent fielding of Labushana.

Azhar Ali played an innings of 185 runs, for which he faced 361 balls, his innings included 15 fours and 3 sixes.

Azhar Ali, who played a brilliant innings of 185 runs for Pakistan, was caught by Green.

Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed added 64 runs for the fifth wicket and did not allow any more wickets to fall. Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan also completed his 1000 runs in Test cricket.

Pakistan’s score reached 476 for 4 when captain Babar Azam declared the innings by recalling the batsmen on the crease.

Muhammad Rizwan 29 and Iftikhar Ahmed 13 were playing.

Australia’s Pat Cummins, Nathan Lane and Labushane took one wicket each.

Usman Khawaja and David Warner came on the field to start the innings on behalf of the visiting team and when the day’s play was announced to be over due to poor lighting, both were playing at 5 runs and zero respectively.

Pakistan had scored 245 runs for the loss of one wicket thanks to Imam-ul-Haq’s century and Azhar Ali’s half-century.

Batsman Abdullah Shafiq, who was dismissed on the first day, played an innings of 44 runs.

The two teams for the first Test of the series are:

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Rizwan, Noman Ali, Sajid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah

Australia: Pat Cummins (captain), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marin Labshane, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Mitchell Stark, Nathan Lane and Josh Hazelwood

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