Rawalpindi run-fest test match ends in draw

Imam Ul Haq registered ton in both innings. AFP

Imam Ul Haq registered ton in both innings. AFP

1187 runs for the expense of only 14 wickets. Australia’s first Test in Pakistan since October 1998 didn’t by and large end up being a decent notice for the longest organization of the game as the match finished in an agreeable draw.

As the last meeting of the Rawalpindi Test initiated, the main scholarly interest left in the game was encompassing the individual many Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq. Shafique, who was on 99 when Tea was taken, finished his lady Test ton when he squeezed a solitary to fine leg off the bowling of Cameron Green in the 57th over. Then again, Imam had a nearby shave when he appeared to have edged one to the FSL defender off Nathan Lyon in the 60th over. Simply that Australia didn’t challenge the on-field choice with an audit.

A couple of overs later, Imam continued in the strides of Shafique by finishing his second hundred of the Test when he flung Travis Head over mid-on for a twofold. As the day’s play advanced, Australia captain Pat Cummins wound up utilizing nine bowling choices including Usman Khawaja before the Test completed in an impasse with the score perusing 252 for 0.

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The initial two meetings also were brimming with runs. After the left-arm spinner Nauman Ali took a six-for to assist Pakistan with acquiring a little lead of 17, Shafique and Imam approached gathering runs at lively speed. The feature of the pair’s batting was the manner in which Imam ran after the track to hang Lyon into the midtown regions in the twelfth over. In the mean time, Shafique utilized the cut, punch and looks to counter the threesome of Mitchell Starc, Lyon and Cummins.

Sometimes, Lyon tracked down a smidgen of go to inconvenience the left-given Imam. Marnus Labuschagne, the seasonal worker, too separated a touch of turn yet there wasn’t a lot of help for the spinners on a Day 5 wicket. The two sides would expect a brandishing wicket at Karachi, where the subsequent Test is planned to occur from March 12.

Brief score : Pakistan 476/4 decl. (Azhar Ali 185, Imam-ul-Haq 157; Pat Cummins 1-62) and 252/0 (Abdullah Shafique 136*, Imam-ul-Haq 111*) drew with Australia 459/10 (Usman Khawaja 97, Marnus Labuschagne 90; Nauman Ali 6-107).

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