Azhar Ali standing before legendary milestone
CRICDOT DESK : Azhar Ali stood in front of another milestone. The former Pakistan captain is playing great in the Test series against Australia. Former skipper is the 93rd Test and 19th century of his one-decade international career. At the twilight of Azhar Ali’s career, he got the desired ‘first’ taste.
The occasion of playing the first Test at home was in front of Bhumiputra of Lahore. That’s why I want 44 runs.
In reply to Australia’s 391 in the first innings, Pakistan scored 90/1 at the end of the second day of the Lahore Test on Tuesday. Abdullah Shafiq was unbeaten on 45 and Azhar on 30.
Azhar Ali will reach the 7,000-run milestone in Tests as Pakistan’s fifth batsman if he scores another 44 runs on Wednesday.
Pakistan played 39 overs to score 90 runs on Tuesday. Earlier, Australia scored 391 runs in 133.3 overs. Dudal’s very careful batting is not going to keep anyone clean even at the end of the second day. Australia, who started the day at 232 for five, added another 159 before being bowled out.
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Cameron Green and Alex Carey put on a marathon partnership of 135 for the sixth wicket. Fifty to be satisfied with both. Noman Ali broke the tie by stopping Carrie for 6 runs.
After that, Green was bowled for 69 in Nasim Shah’s reverse swing. In the second session, another fast bowler Shahin Afridi fought with Nasim. In the end both took four wickets each. Australia lost the last five wickets for 50 runs.
Imam-ul-Haq’s wicket is the only success of the Aussies in bowling. Shafiq and Azhar ended the day in a 60-run stand after Cummins returned him. Pakistan trailing by 301 runs.