Pakistan left cricket followers shocked as they snatched a draw from the clutches of defeat, within the recently-concluded second Check towards Australia on the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi. The guests had put up a complete of 506 runs, and Pakistan acquired early jolts as openers Imam-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali returned to the pavilion very quickly. However skipper Babar Azam rose to the event and hammered an excellent knock of 196 runs. Mohammad Rizwan additionally scored a blistering knock of 104 runs and Abdullah Shafique performed a 96-run inning.
The efforts of the three batters resulted in a drawn sequence. The primary Check in Rawalpindi had additionally resulted in a draw, now the third and last Check will determine who will seal the sequence.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Ramiz Raja was delighted by his facet’s efficiency. Congratulating the Pakistan group, Ramiz mentioned it was the “best-ever” batting efficiency by the facet in a “match-saving trigger”. In a video uploaded on PCB’s official YouTube channel, the previous Pakistan cricketer mentioned, “We acquired to see an epic Check match. Some matches check your character, your will. We noticed immediately that
Pakistan, for 2 days, fought and saved the match.” He additional went on to laud Babar for displaying grit and willpower in a stress scenario. “I don’t know what to say about Babar. He most likely performed the perfect innings of his life,” he provides.
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The third and last Check will begin immediately, March 21, in Lahore, which may even host the upcoming white-ball video games between the 2 sides. An anticipated dry and dusty pitch at Gaddafi Stadium means spin will play a pivotal position in deciding how the ultimate Check between Pakistan and Australia unfolds. Each the groups will largely depend on the identical enjoying XI that carried out in Karachi.