Pakistan skipper Babar Azam did his half as he scored 196 runs to assist his staff escape with a draw within the second Take a look at towards Australia. Now, in Lahore, he once more rose to the event not with the bat, however his fielding expertise. He dived and took an outstanding catch to dismiss dangerman Usman Khawaja who missed his century by 9 runs. The catch was essential as Australia had been operating away with the match after being decreased to 17/2, WATCH the total video:
Pakistan tempo bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi took two wickets in three balls to rattle Australia in the beginning of third and deciding Take a look at in Lahore earlier than they recovered to 70-2 at lunch on Monday.
Shaheen had Australia in hassle at 8-2 within the third over of the innings when he trapped David Warner lbw after which had Marnus Labuschagne edge behind to wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan for a duck two balls later.
On the break, opener Usman Khawaja was on 31 and Steve Smith 28, having fought again with an unbroken third-wicket stand of 62 after Australia captain Pat Cummins gained the toss and opted to bat on a brownish Gaddafi Cricket Stadium pitch.
The 21-year-old Shaheen was fiery with the brand new ball, troubling the batsmen with skidding deliveries throughout an incisive five-over spell of two wickets for 17 runs.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam had predicted one other gradual wicket will Take a look at the endurance and expertise of batters when his aspect meets Australia within the decisive third and ultimate Take a look at on Monday.
Babar performed one of many epic knocks within the fourth innings of a Take a look at match when his marathon 196 defied Australia for greater than 10 hours and compelled a draw at Karachi to maintain the collection locked at 0-0.