Pak Vs Aus Test series started on 7th October and Pakistan bat first after winning the toss in the 1st test. After having a great start, Pakistan finished its first innings with a hefty total of 482 runs, including centuries by both Muhammad Hafeez and Haris Sohail. Inam-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq also scored 76 and 80 runs respectively contributing to the big total of the team.
Then came the turn for Australia to start their first innings and to give some trouble to the Pakistani side with their star players. But unfortunately, the Aussies even after a decent start didn’t seem much confident with their batting. They were restricted to only 202 by the opposition. The openers, Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch were the top scorers for the Australian side, with Khawaja scoring 85 runs, and Finch contributing 62 runs to the team’s total. Apart from these two, none of the other players stayed on the pitch for that long. Head, Labuschagne, Starc, and Holland returned to the pavilion without scoring a single run to their name.
The credit goes to the brilliant bowling by Muhammad Abbas and the debutant Bilal Asif. Both of them together were able to take down the whole Australian batting line-up. Bilal Asif, who took 6 wickets, has also become the oldest Pakistani to take a five-for on his test debut. Muhammad Asif took the other 4 Aussie batsmen down.
Pakistani team has already started their second innings in Pak Vs Aus Test, with a lead of 280 runs. Its the 3rd day of the test already and the Pakistani side seems to be the stronger one so far. But it is yet to be seen if they will remain consistent for the rest of the match, or can Australia still make a come back.
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