Pakistan Test its own medicine as Aussies trapped them in follow on
CRICDOT DESK : The dead wicket took place in the historic Pakistan-Australia Test in Rawalpindi. The Karachi Test was also on that path. Seeing Ajid batting for the first two days, it seemed like another non-poisonous wicket. However, on the third day, he returned to the match. Pakistan were bowled out for 146 in the first innings.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat. The team, which had bowled brilliantly for the first two days, was bowled out for 556 for 9 in the first session on the third day. After that, Mitchell Starc batted a little more in one session and Pakistan was all out in the cannon of sweepstakes.
Babar Azam played the highest innings of 36 runs for the hosts. Besides, Imam ul and Nawman Ali added 20 runs and Shahin Afridi added 19 runs. Left-arm pacer Starc took three wickets and leg-spinner Swipson took two. Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins and Cameron Greenwood also took one wicket each.
Earlier in the first innings, Usman Khawaja played an innings of 160 runs. Steve Smith added 72 runs. The innings of 92 runs came from the bat of Alex Kerry. David Warner (36), Lion (36), Cummins (34) and Greenwood-Stark (26) added short runs. Fahim Ashraf and Sajid Khan took two wickets each for Pakistan in the first innings. Shahin Afridi, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali and Babar Azam took one wicket each.
Australia scored 61 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in the second innings without following Pakistan. David Warner is back. However, Usman Khawaja ended the third day unbeaten on 35 and Labushan on 37. The lead of visitors has increased to 469. Pakistan is losing the Karachi Test unless they do something great.