Azhar Ali century headlines Pakistan dominance on day 2 of Rawalpindi test

Azhar Ali scored 185. © AFP

Azhar Ali scored 185. © AFP

For two long days, Overs bowled – 162 and Wickets taken – 4 ,it ended up being a berating experience for Australia’s bowlers as the pair of Azhar Ali (185) and Imam-ul-Haq (157) aggregated sizeable hundreds to guarantee Pakistan would direct procedures. At the point when terrible light halted play in the last meeting of Day 2, the guests were 5 for no misfortune, actually following by a significant 471.

The four primary bowlers – Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood, close by Cameron Green, generally kept a top on the scoring rate. Sadly for the guests, they couldn’t track down ways of making more advances into Pakistan’s batting unit. As it turns out, Australia started the day on a promising note as both Hazlewood and Cummins bowled with great discipline. Cummins additionally constrained Imam to glove one towards in reverse point however it fell before the defender.

As the morning meeting advanced, Azhar and Imam got a couple of limits by utilizing the converse scope, flick and look as Pakistan went into the break subsequent to swimming through another wicketless meeting. Ultimately, Cummins broke the long distance race 198-run stand when he unstuck Imam with a conveyance that swung in a little. In any case, that ended up being Australia’s just brilliant spot in the early evening meeting. Babar Azam, who combined efforts with Azhar, played a couple of tasteful drives, close by the scope. Azhar, who arrived at his hundred with a space off Lyon, additionally played with more expectation as he utilized the draw, drive and space to great impact.

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It was uniquely in the last meeting that Australia had the option to strike again when Babar was abandoned the rear of an immediate hit from Labuschagne. While trying to get fast runs, Azhar then, at that point, attempted a converse hit off Labuschagne yet could spoon a catch to the defender at diminutive third man. Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed then, at that point, played with a feeling of opportunity before Pakistan chose to pronounce their innings. For Australia, Cummins and Starc observed a smidgen of old ball swing while Hazlewood saved it tight however in to a great extent great circumstances for batting, the travelers battled for infiltration. In the interim, Lyon wound up bowling 52 overs for a singular wicket.

The initial couple of David Warner and Usman Khawaja then, at that point, needed to arrange 16 overs. Yet, after one over of Sajid Khan’s off-turn, umpires concluded the light wasn’t adequate to proceed with play, and that ended up being the last over of the day. The one silver lining for Australia following several difficult days on the field is the circumstances are as yet ideal for batting. But Pakistan have the runs on the board.

Brief score : Pakistan 476/4 decl. (Azhar Ali 185, Imam Ul Haq 157, Imam-ul-Haq 157; Pat Cummins 1-62) lead Australia 5/0 by 471 runs on day 2.

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