Usman Khawaja, Warner headlines Australia’s dominance on day 3

Warner and Khawaja made 156 for the opening wicket. Image Credit : AP

Warner and Khawaja made 156 for the opening wicket. Image Credit : AP

A sum of 747 for the loss of only six wickets in nine meetings. The Rawalpindi Test among Australia and Pakistan has ended up being a run-fest up to this point. Day 3 didn’t end up being anything different as Australia wound up on 271 for 2, behind by 205 when the stumps were drawn.

On Day 3, the main entry of play where the ball appeared to have an edge over the bat was during the primary hour of the morning meeting, with both Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi bowling sharp spells. Afridi beat David Warner’s bat two or multiple times and furthermore saw an edge that rushed away to the third man limit. He then, at that point, nearly got the award for his industriousness, just for Fawad Alam to cushion an opportunity at chasm. Usman Khawaja was the one who got the respite. At the opposite end, Naseem utilized the yorker-short ball mix to keep the openers aware of things.

In the middle, Khawaja and Warner likewise attempted some fine flat bat shots, sprinkled with the drive. At the point when the spinners were presented, Khawaja specifically played with a positive mentality. The southpaw drew out the space, switch clear and slice to return the tension on Nauman Ali and Sajid Khan. Warner excessively looked occupied at the wrinkle and gathered three limits in a solitary over off Iftikhar Ahmed.

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It wasn’t long after the Lunch break that Pakistan made the leading edge when Warner attempted to cut Sajid and was tidied up for 68. Marnus Labuschagne, who supplanted Warner, kept the scorecard ticking over by trying the drive, look and cut. Yet again at that stage, Pakistan got a wicket contrary to the rules when Khawaja gloved a converse compass to the short leg defender. Pakistan needed to profit the DRS to turn around the choice as Khawaja missed the mark concerning a merited hundred.

Simply that Pakistan’s spinners couldn’t string together lady overs as Labuschagne excessively finished his fifty. The component of his innings has been his capacity to pick the length rapidly, which has assisted him with utilizing the wrinkle proficiently. He and Steven Smith sewed one more 50 or more stand before terrible light and a shower played spoilsport in the last meeting. According to Pakistan’s viewpoint, Afridi was serenely their best bowler on show. Despite the fact that he is yet to get a wicket for his endeavors up until this point.

Brief score : Pakistan 476/4 decl. (Azhar Ali 185, Imam Ul Haq 157, Imam-ul-Haq 157; Pat Cummins 1-62) lead Australia 271/2 (Usman Khawaja 97, David Warner 68; Nauman Ali 1-49) by 205 runs.

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