Aussies vice-captain Mitchell Marsh’s huge innings, in practice match against Pakistan A.
This is Australia’s first test series after the ball-tampering controversy over South Africa tour. In the UAE, the Australian team will play 2 Tests and 3 T20 matches against Pakistan.
Australia has reached the UAE where they will have to play two Tests and 3 T20 matches against Pakistan A. Earlier, he is playing a four-day practice match against Pakistan A. In this match, Australia had restricted Pakistan A to only 278 runs. After this batting, the Australian team created a mountain of runs. Australia made 494 runs in the first innings by losing 4 wickets to the stumps on the third day. For his Australian teammate, Mitchell Marsh has played a major inning.
Australia has set the runs for the mountain
Chasing Pakistan’s modest score, Australia made 494 runs losing 4 wickets. Australia shared an 82-run partnership for the first wicket, which broke into Aaron Finch’s 54 runs and was dismissed. Usman Khawaja scored 36 runs. After that, Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh, who came in at number four, reached 207 in partnership with Mitchell Marsh. Shawn scored 94, while his younger brother Mitchell played 168 runs in 298 balls with 17 fours. Travis Head was playing with an unbeaten 90 at the end of the day’s play.
Pakistan A stacks up against Nathan Lion
For Australia, star spinner Nathan Lyon batted superbly and took 8 wickets against Pakistan A. He bowled 39.1 overs to give 103 runs and hit 8 wickets. One wicket left for Mitchell Starc and one John Holland. Thanks to the bowling of Lion, Australia stopped Pakistan A by 278 runs. Pakistan’s Abid Ali scored 85 runs. Apart from them, opener Shami Aslam scored 51 runs.
Mitchell Marsh was selected in the recent vice-captain
The Australian Cricket Board had appointed two vice-captains for their Test team after a long thought. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh and pace bowler Josh Hazlewood were given this big responsibility on Thursday. This is the first time in Australia cricket that he has selected two vice-captains. The team members voted for the election of Team Pain Assistant, but the final decision was taken by the selection panel, in which coach Justin Langer and selector Trevor Houns are members.