Day 1: Stumps– Australia trail by 262 runs
Pakistan- 282 /10(81.0 overs)
Nathan Lyon- 4/78(27 overs)
Australia- 20/2(7 overs)
Abbas- 2/9(4 overs)
Toss– Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bat first.
Pakistan lost their 1st wicket very soon in the form of in-form batsman Hafeez on just 5 runs on board, he scored just 4 runs and got out by pacer Mitchel Starc.
The Debutant Fakhar Zaman started their test career in very massive style and scored a brilliant 94 but got dismissed by Labuschagne when he was just 6 runs short from his maiden test century.
Azhar Ali once again did not performed up to the mark and got out on just 15 runs, Nathon Lyon took their wicket and send him to pavallion,
After dismissal of Azhar Ali, Pakistan goes to backfoot and Nathan Lyon destroyed the Pakistan’s batting line up by taking another 3 wickets of Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam in next 5 deliveries.
Haris Sohail, Asad Shafq and Babar Azam throw their wickets in gift without scoring a single run.
After that Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Debudant Fakhar Zaman took the charge and brings pakistan to a respected total, Sarfaraz has scored 94 quick runs to the board before got out by Labuschagne.
Leg Spinner Yasir shah added some twist in match and has scored quick 28 runs in the end and pakistan reached to 282 before got all out.
Nathan Lyon and Jon Labuschagne bowled realy well and took 7 wickets together out of 10, Mitchel Starc also took 2 wickets and All-rounder Mitchel Marsh got 1 wicket and sended Australia in very strong position.
Australia lost their first wicket very early in form of Usman Khawaja, In-form Khawaja just scored 3 runs and got dismissed by Md. Abbas, Night watchman Siddle also got out by Abbas on last ball of the day on just 4, Aron Finch is playing on 13 and will continue the innings tomorrow.
Mohammad Abbas striked very well and picked up two inportant wickets in last few overs of the day.
PAK 1st Innings-
Fakhar Zaman lbw b Labuschagne 94(198)
Hafeez c Labuschagne b Starc 4(10)
Azhar Ali c & b Lyon 15(48)
Haris Sohail c Head b Lyon 0(1)
Shafiq c Labuschagne b Lyon 0(2)
Babar Azam b Lyon 0(2)
Sarfraz (c/w) c Siddle b Labuschagne 94(129)
Bilal Asif c Paine b Labuschagne 12(26)
Yasir Shah b Mitchel Marsh 28(34)
M. Abbas b Starc 10(22)
Mir Hamza not out 4(18)
Total= 282/10 (81 overs)
Starc- 2/37(12 overs)
Siddle- 0/39(10 overs)
Lyon- 4/78(27 overs)
Labuschagne- 3/45(12 overs)
Mitchel Marsh-1/21(7 overs)
Aus 1st Innings-
Khawaja c Sarfraz b Abbas 3(13)
Finch not out 13(19)
Siddle lbw b Abbas 4(10)
Total- 20/2(7 overs)
Yet to bat- Shaun Marsh, Mitchel Marsh, Head, Labuschagne, Paine ,Holland, Starc, Lyon.
Abbas -2/9(4 overs)
Mir Hamza- 0/4(1 over)
Yasir Shah- 0/7(2 overs)
Australian star opener Khawaza got out but Finch are on the pitch, let’s see Australians trails the lead or not.
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