Australia defeats Pakistan in the 1st Test by an innings:
Pakistan: 240 and 335
Australia won the match by an innings and 5 runs.
Pakistan vs Australia, Australia extended their unbeaten streak of Test matches at Gabba to 31 after they defeated Pakistan in the 1st Test. It was also Australia’s 13th consecutive Test win over Pakistan at home. Pakistan scored 240 runs after losing all their wickets in the first innings. Australia amassed a total of 580 runs in their first innings, leading Pakistan by 340 runs. Pakistan could only manage to score 335 runs in their second innings as they lost the match by an innings and 5 runs.
Australia moved to the 2nd spot in the World Test Championship Table with 116 points after their win over Pakistan. They have played a total of 6 matches, winning 3 and losing 2, while 1 of their matches ended up in a draw.
Australia is now leading the 2 match Test series by 1-0, and the next Test match of the series will start from November 29.
Pakistan vs Australia, Warner, Labuschagne, Babar score centuries in 1st Test:
Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. Shan Masood and Azhar Ali came to bat first. Shan Masood and Azhar Ali took a stand of 75 runs for the first wicket. Shan Masood scored 27 while Azhar Ali made 39 runs. After losing their first wicket, Pakistan’s top-order started crumbling. Haris Sohail and Babar Azam scored just 1 run each. Iftikhar Ahmed also scored only 7 runs.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored 37 runs from 34 balls before getting caught behind on a controversial delivery by Pat Cummins. Asad Shafiq and Yasir Shah shared an 84 runs partnership. Asad Shafiq scored 76 runs from 134 balls, while Yasir Shah made 26 runs from 83 deliveries. Pakistan finished on 240 runs in their first innings.
Mitchell Starc took 4 wickets for 52 runs, Pat Cummins claimed 3 wickets for 60 runs, Josh Hazlewood took 2 for 46, and Nathan Lyon conceded 40 runs for 1 wicket.
Australia sent David Warner and Joe Burns to bat first. The pair shared a 222 runs partnership for the first wicket as Joe Burns missed his fifth Test hundred by 3 runs. Joe Burns scored 97 runs for 166 balls before getting bowled by Yasir Shah. David Warner then shared a 129 runs partnership with Marnus Labuschagne. Warner scored 154 runs from 296 balls before getting dismissed by the 16-year-old Naseem Shah on his debut. It was David Warner’s 22nd Test Hundred.
Marnus Labuschagne missed out on a chance of converting his maiden Test hundred into a double-hundred by 15 runs as he scored his highest-ever individual score of 185 runs from 279 balls. Yasir Shah managed to restrict Steven Smith on just 4 runs. Mathew Wade 60 runs from 97 balls. Australia finished their first innings on 580 runs.
Yasir Shah claimed 4 wickets for 205 runs. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Sohail took 2 wickets each, while Imran Khan and Naseem Shah got 1 wicket each.
Pakistan was on the trail by 340 runs as they came to bat in their second innings. Shan Masood scored 42 runs from 81 balls. Captain Azhar Ali could only score 5 runs as Pakistan’s top-order collapsed once again. Pakistan lost a total of 5 wickets for 94 runs. Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan made their efforts to keep Pakistan into the game with their partnership of 132 runs. Babar Azam scored his 2nd Test hundred as he played an innings of 104 runs from 173 balls.
Mohammad Rizwan missed his maiden Test hundred by 5 runs as he scored 95 runs from 145 balls. Yasir Shah contributed 42 runs from 55 balls as Pakistan finished on 335 runs, losing the match by an innings and 5 runs.
Josh Hazlewood took 4 wickets for 63 runs, Mitchell Starc claimed 3 for 73 runs, Pat Cummins dismissed 2 for 69, while Nathan Lyon got 1 wicket. Marnus Labuschagne was named the “Player of the Match” for his masterful innings of 185 runs.