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Pakistan vs Australia – Openers Fakhar Jamir and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed missed the two sixes by making two centuries, but on the first day of the second Test against Australia, Pakistan got out of the crisis. Both Fakhr and Sarfaraz were dismissed for 94 runs. Pakistan had lost five wickets for just 57 runs at a time, but both of them got their team out of trouble to the score of 282 runs. By the end of the first day’s play, Australia lost two wickets for just 20 runs in their first innings. Aaron Finch is playing with 13 runs while Peter Siddle (4) got out for batting as nightwatchman out on the final ball of the day.
Mohammed Abbas gives shock to Australia
Pakistani pacer Mohammed Abbas sent Australia’s opener Usman Khawaja (3) to the pavilion, who played 141 in the first Test in a draw. It was Abbas’s 50th wicket in Test cricket. Earlier, spinner Nathan Lyon took four wickets in the morning session with 12 runs and did not let Pakistan start a good start. After this Zaman and Sarfaraz shared a 147-run partnership. Jaman scored eight boundaries and a six in his innings. He was out lbw to Marne Lauh bu Shane. He became the fourth Pakistani batsman to be a victim of nervous nineties in his debut Test match.
Nathan Lyon becomes Australia’s fourth most successful bowler
Only Captain Sarfraz Ahmed scored seven fours in his innings of 94 runs. In the first session, fast bowler Mitchell Starc gave Australia the breakthrough in the third over when they got Mohammad Hafeez caught on short leg. After this, spinner Nathan Lyon took four wickets for six balls in the middle of Pakistan. Along with this, Leone (314 wickets) became Australia’s fourth most successful bowler in Test cricket.He achieved this achievement by leaving behind Mitchell Johnson (313 wickets). Australia’s top three most successful Test bowlers, Shane von (708 wickets), Glenn McGrath (563 wickets) and Dennis Lillee (355 wickets).