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Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test: Azam and Rizwan heroics grab a draw

The 2nd Test match ended in a draw after some Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan heroics saw Pakistan to a good enough total at the National Stadium, Karachi today.

Match Summary

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Australia tour of Pakistan

Pakistan 148/10 (53 ov) & 443/7 (171.4 ov)

Australia 556/9d (189 ov) & 97/2d (22.3 ov)

Match Drawn

SCORECARD

If you had seen Australia declare on 556, then bowl Pakistan all out for 148 you would never expect, following the 4th Day's play, Pakistan would have set-up an exciting end to this 2nd Test.

Babar Azam (196) and Abdullah Shafique (96) had taken the game to Australia, heading in at the end of Day 4 needing 316 runs - by no means an easy chase, but at least it was in sight now.

Pat Cummins took a crucial wicket as he got Abdullah Shafique, leaving Babar Azam looking for another partner, as wickets fell around him.

Azam stuck around before Nathan Lyon was the one to find the key, putting things back in Australia's hands.

Mohammad Rizwan (104*) did enough to see Pakistan to a draw, after such a uphill struggle I'm sure they'll be proud of. 

Match Stats

Australia 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-82 (David Warner - 17.6 ov), 2-91 (Marnus Labuschagne - 20.6 ov), 3-250 (Steven Smith - 88.5 ov), 4-304 (Nathan Lyon - 105.2 ov), 5-347 (Travis Head - 120.2 ov), 6-360 (Usman Khawaja - 130.2 ov), 7-405 (Cameron Green - 145.3 ov), 8-503 (Alex Carey - 177.6 ov), 9-505 (Mitchell Starc - 180.2 ov)

Pakistan 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Abdullah Shafique - 13.2 ov), 2-45 (Imam ul Haq - 19.6 ov), 3-60 (Azhar Ali - 25.4 ov), 4-60 (Fawad Alam - 25.5 ov), 5-76 (Mohammad Rizwan - 31.1 ov), 6-81 (Faheem Ashraf - 32.3 ov), 7-97 (Sajid Khan - 37.2 ov), 8-102 (Hasan Ali - 41.4 ov), 9-118 (Babar Azam - 46.1 ov), 10-148 (Shaheen Afridi - 52.6 ov)

Australia 2nd Innings Fall of wickets: 1-20 (David Warner - 5.2 ov), 2-97 (Marnus Labuschagne - 22.3 ov)

Pakistan 2nd Innings Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Imam ul Haq - 5.5 ov), 2-21 (Azhar Ali - 22.2 ov), 3-249 (Abdullah Shafique - 108.6 ov), 4-277 (Fawad Alam - 118.3 ov), 5-392 (Babar Azam - 159.4 ov), 6-392 (Faheem Ashraf - 159.5 ov), 7-414 (Sajid Khan - 163.6 ov)


Playing XIs

PakistanAbdullah ShafiqueImam ul-HaqAzhar AliBabar Azam(c)Fawad AlamMohammad Rizwan(wk)Faheem AshrafNauman AliSajid KhanHassan AliShaheen Afridi

Australia - David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson

 

Match Details

Start Time: 05:00

Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: National Stadium, Karachi

Officials: Ahsan Raza, Aleem Dar, Rashid Riaz, Asif Yaqoob, Ranjan Madugalle


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