Pakistan vs Australia, third Take a look at at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Dwell Updates: Pakistan and Australia lock horns within the third and the ultimate Take a look at in Lahore in a bid to clinch the continuing historic 3-match Take a look at sequence. On Monday, visiting captain Pat Cummins gained the toss and opted to bat within the series-deciding encounter on the Gaddafi Stadium.
Australia stored the identical crew that drew the second Take a look at in Karachi final week, whereas Pakistan introduced in quick bowler Naseem Shah instead of all-rounder Faheem Ashraf. The three-Take a look at sequence is deadlocked at 0-0 after the primary Take a look at in Rawalpindi additionally led to a draw.
“We are going to bat, comparable situations to the final couple of Take a look at, shall be good to bat with the ball spinning on Day 4 and 5. We’ve been relaxed and everyone seems to be up for this recreation. I believe we have now adjusted to the situations fairly properly,” stated Cummins on the toss.
“We’d have wished to bat first, the wicket appears good. One change for us – Faheem is out and Naseem is in. It would assist the spinners from the third day onwards. We’ll have to proceed with the momentum gained from the final match,” stated residence captain Babar Azam.
The Take a look at is the primary to happen in Lahore since 2009 deadly terror assault on the Sri Lanka crew bus that compelled Pakistan to play their residence matches overseas, largely within the United Arab Emirates. Australia are touring Pakistan for the primary time since 1998, having beforehand refused to play within the nation due to safety fears.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah.
Australia: Pat Cummins (captain), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Inexperienced, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson.
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Ahsan Raza (PAK)
TV umpire: Asif Yaqoob (PAK)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)