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

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

SCORECARD

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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