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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.

Match Summary

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.

Match Stats

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)

Playing XIs

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

Match Details

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 RefereeRanjan Madugalle

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