Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd Test Day 1: Naseem Shah crucial following Australian partnership
Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith came to Australia's rescue as Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi took apart the rest of their batting line-up in the 1st Day's play at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore today.
Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd Test, Australia tour of Pakistan
Australia *232/5 (88 ov)
Day 1 Session 3, Australia won the toss and elected to bat
After winning the toss and electing bat, disaster struck for Australia as David Warner was gone LBW early on.
Marnus Labuschagne was gone not long after leaving Australia in a dire situation. Usman Khawaja (91) and Steven Smith (59) steadied the ship, an important partnership to get Australia back on track.
Naseem Shah (2/36) continued his good form, removing Travis Head later on, putting some pressure back on Australia.
Cameron Green (20*) and Alex Carey (8*) saw the rest of the day out as Australia heading in on 232/5.
Stumps! A good Day 1 for ???? #BoysReadyHain l #PAKvAUS pic.twitter.com/p6GF3AuryK— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 21, 2022
Australia: 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-8 (David Warner - 2.3 ov), 2-8 (Marnus Labuschagne - 2.5 ov), 3-146 (Steven Smith - 56.2 ov), 4-187 (Usman Khawaja - 74.1 ov), 5-206 (Travis Head - 80.6 ov)
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam ul Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (C), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Sajid Khan
Australia:, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green,Alex Carey (WK), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (C), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson
Date - 2022-03-21 05:00 AM
Venue - Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Lahore
Toss - Australia won the toss & elected to bat
Umpires - Ahsan Raza and Aleem Dar
TV Umpire - Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee - Ranjan Madugalle
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