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Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2: Abdullah Shafique responds well

Pakistan celebrate a wicket
Pakistan celebrate a wicket
Naseem Shah in action bowling
Naseem Shah in action bowling
Pakistan team talk between Innings
Pakistan team talk between Innings

Another Australian partnership got them to 391 before being bowled out by Pakistan, Abdullah Shafique looking in great form on Day 2 of the 3rd Test at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Match Summary

Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd Test, Australia tour of Pakistan

Pakistan *90/1 (39 ov)

Australia 391/10 (133.3 ov)

Day Break: Day 2 Pakistan trail by 301 runs.


After a back and forth Day 1, starting with some big wickets, followed by a Australian partnership to level the field Day 2 was set to be an interesting one.

Cameron Green (79) and Alex Carey (67) came together to add another big partnership for Australia and put them in a great place.

Pakistan did eventually find a way through, Shaheen Afridi (4/79) and Naseem Shah (4/58) continuing their sensational form. Australia finished their 1st innings on 391 all out.

Things start fine for Pakistan, Abdullah Shafique (45*) opening well and seeing out the rest of the day, as Pakistan went in at 90/1, trailing by 301 runs.

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), 6-341 (Alex Carey - 119.6 ov), 7-353 (Cameron Green - 124.5 ov), 8-369 (Mitchell Starc - 129.6 ov), 9-374 (Nathan Lyon - 130.6 ov), 10-391 (Mitchell Swepson - 133.3 ov)

Pakistan 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Imam ul Haq - 12.1 ov)

Playing XI

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 - 22nd March, 05:00 AM

Venue - Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Lahore

Toss - Australia won the toss & elected to bat

Umpires - Ahsan Raza, Aleem Dar

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