Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Match Draw
Pakistan had set an impossible target of 462 runs to win in the last innings against Australia. The Australian team had to play 140 overs to save this match. It was not easy to win the match but match draw could have been played. Teamwork by Tim Penn and opener Usman Khawaja led to the hard work being carried out. Khawaja batted with 141 runs from 302 balls and faced pen 194 balls and remained unbeaten on 61. Along with both, Aaron Finch (49) and Travis Head (72) were the other contributors. Pak leg-spinner Yasir Shah managed to bowl 4 wickets, but he could not win the match for the team.
After that Michael Clarke, David Warner, and Steve Smith pushed the team forward, but the Australian team captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner, who were on a tour of South Africa in March this year, were banned for 1 year because of the ball tampering. Also, the opener Cameron Bancroft has a 9-month restriction. After this Kangaroo team reached its lowest level. But there is a rebirth of Australia cricket team by playing a match draw against Pakistan in an impossible situation in Dubai.
On the fourth day, the Australian innings
Pakistan’s target of 462 runs in the fourth innings in the fourth innings, in reply, Australia lost their three wickets on 136 for a total of 136 till the end of the game on Wednesday. Opener Usman Khawaja was unbeaten on 50 by the end of the day’s play. Travis Head is playing with 34 runs. Australia went on to chase a huge score once again Aaron Finch (49) and Khawaja gave a brilliant start and added 87 runs for the first wicket, but on the same score, they lost their three wickets. Mohammad Hafeez did not allow Finch to complete the half-century. Finch faced 99 balls in his innings and hit five boundaries. Mohammed Abbas then sent Shaun Marsh and then his brother Mitchell Marsh to the pavilion in their two overs.
Pakistan’s second innings
Pakistan started the day with a loss of three wickets with 45 runs. Pakistan lost their fourth and first wicket on 110 runs. Jon Holland did not allow Imam ul Haq (48) to complete the half-century. On the same score, the leg-spinner, Marnus Labuschagne sent the pitch to Harish Sohail (39) in the first innings. Asad Shafiq (41), and Babar Azam (28) took over the team from here. Nathan Lyon dismissed Shafiq for a total of 181 and Pakistan made a sixth blow, and Pakistan declared their second innings to give Australia a huge target.
The first innings of both teams
Pakistan scored a score of 482 in their first innings with centuries from Mohammad Hafeez and Haris Sohail. After making big scores in the first innings, Pakistani bowlers stacked Australia on 202 after a good start in the first innings. Australia, with their first innings in front of the huge goal, gave the start of the opening pair of Usman Khawaja (85) and Aaron Finch (62) and added 142 runs for the first wicket, but after playing his debut match off-spinner Bilal Asif kept his team in the match while handing over the Australian batting order.