Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 3: Australia lead by 489 runs in 2nd Innings
Having declared on 556/9 in their 1st Innings, Australia then bowled out the hosts for just 148, before deciding to bat again. At the close of play on Day 3 of the 2nd Test against Pakistan, at the National Stadium, Karachi, Australia lead by 489 runs.
Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Australia tour of Pakistan
Pakistan 148/10 (53 ov)
Australia 556/9d (189 ov) and 88/1
Day Break : Day 3 Australia lead by 489 runs
Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne take Australia to stumps at 81/1, with a lead of 489.#PAKvAUS | #WTC23 | https://t.co/lcSa2P7Q3l pic.twitter.com/En24zCKRv8— ICC (@ICC) March 14, 2022
Australia declared on 556/9 after a sensational batting performance, Usman Khawaja (160) leading the way with a huge century. Alex Carey (93) and Steve Smith (72) bolstered the score leaving Pakistan an uphill battle.
Things didn't start well for Pakistan, a run-out and Nathan Lyon bowling leaving them on 45/2 after 20 overs. Mitchell Starc (3/29) continued to lay waste to the Pakistan batting line-up, taking the wickets of Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam before getting Sajid Khan later in the innings.
Mitchell Swepson (2/32) took some crucial wickets, that of Babar Azam (36) and the final wicket of Shaheen Afridi (19). Pakistan finished their 1st innings on 148/10, meaning it would take a world class effort to get anywhere near Australia's total, if asked to bat again.
However, Australia opted to bat and closed the day on 88/1 with a lead of 489 runs.
Australia 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 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)
Pakistan - Abdullah Shafique, Imam ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam(c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Hassan Ali, Shaheen 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
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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