Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test

Pakistan faces utter defeat against Australia in 2nd Test:

Australia: 589/3 (declared)
Pakistan: 302 and 239 (follow-on)
Australia won the match by an innings and 48 runs.

Australia vs Pakistan, Australia defeated Pakistan in the 2nd Test to secure the series in their favor by 2-0. Australia, while batting first, amassed 589 runs for 3 wickets before declaring their innings. Pakistan fell on 302 runs in their first innings after being bowled out. Australia enforced the follow-on. Pakistan could only score 239 runs in their second innings before losing all their wickets, as Australia won the match by an innings and 48 runs.

Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test

Australia’s David Warner was named the “Player of the Match” and the “Player of the Series” for his outstanding batting figure of unbeaten 335 runs for 418 deliveries, the second-highest individual score by any Australian batsman. David Warner scored the most runs [489] in the two innings he played throughout the series.

Australia vs Pakistan, Pakistani batsmen helpless against Australian bowlers:

Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. David Warner and Joe Burns came to bat first for their team. Joe Burns got edged on Shaheen Shah Afridi’s delivery in the early stages of the game after scoring just 4 runs. Marnus Labuschagne and David Warner shared a 369 runs partnership together. Marnus Labuschagne scored 162 runs for 238 balls.

Steven Smith played an innings of 36 runs from 64 balls as he crossed his 7000 Test runs in 70 matches. Matthew Wade remained unbeaten with his 38 from 40 balls. Australian skipper Tim Paine declared the innings on 589/3 after David Warner reached 335 runs with the help of a six and 39 fours. Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi claimed all 3 wickets for 88 runs in his 30 overs.

Pakistan received a terrible start from their top and middle-order as they had lost 6 wickets for just 89 runs. Shan Masood scored 19 runs, while Imam-ul-Haq added 2 runs. Captain Azhar Ali scored only 9 runs after facing 23 deliveries.

Babar Azam and Yasir Shah shared a 105 runs partnership together. Babar Azam missed his 3rd Test hundred by just 3 runs as he lost his wicket to Mitchell Starc after scoring 97 runs from 132 balls.

Yasir Shah, Pakistan’s legspinner, scored his maiden Test hundred. Yasir Shah finished his innings on 113 runs from 213 balls. Yasir Shah shared an 87 runs partnership with Mohammad Abbas, who contributed 29 runs from 78 balls during his innings.

Pakistan lost all their wickets on 302 runs with Australia leading by 287 runs. Mitchell Starc claimed 6 wickets for 66 runs from his 25 overs. Pat Cummins took 3 wickets while Josh Hazlewood dismissed 1.

Australia enforced the follow-on, and Pakistan sent Shan Masood and Imam-ul-Haq to bat first. Once again, Pakistan had lost 3 wickets for 20 runs. Babar Azam, who scored 97 runs in his first innings, fell for just 8 runs.

Shan Masood contributed 68 runs from 127 deliveries, while Asad Shafiq scored 57 runs from 112 balls. Iftikhar Ahmed added 27 runs after facing 70 balls. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan added 45 runs from 103 deliveries.

Pakistan fell for 239 runs in their second innings. Australian spinner Nathan Lyon’s 5-wicket haul ended the match early. He claimed 5 wickets for 69 runs from his 25 overs. Josh Hazlewood took 2 wickets for 63 runs, while Mitchell Starc took only 1 wicket.

Australia won the match by an innings and 48 runs, as the visitors lost their 14th Test on Australian soil. Earlier, Australia had also defeated Pakistan by 2-0 in the 3-match T20I series.

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