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Aus vs Pak 2nd Test day 2 : Pakistan bowled out Aussies for 318 runs trailing for 124 runs

27 December, 2023 20:33

Pakistan was relieved to bowled out Australia for 318 runs on second day at Melbourne test match, still trailing 124 runs when Pakistani batters were outclassed by Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon at the end of second day Pakistan was 194/6.

At stumps,  on crease were Mohammad Rizwan was on (29*) and Aamer Jamal (2*), Pakistan were 124-1 at one stage but lost quick wickets towards the end of the final session and were pushed on the backfoot.

Star batter Babar Azam once again failed to impress and was cleaned up by Pat Cummins for just (1) run , Salman Ali Agha (5) and Abdullah Shafique (62). Josh hazlewood took care of Saud Shakeel (9) and Nathan Lyon cleared Imam-ul-Haq for (10), Shan Masood for (54).

Pakistan was fortunate enough to watch as Abdullah Shafique scored (62) on 109 balls, Shan Masood (54) on 76 balls but failed to take into three figures.

Australia dismissed for 318

The Boxing Day Test encountered rain, resulting in only 66 overs being bowled throughout the first day.Australia finished the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday at 187-3 by stumps.

Aamer Jamal got key wicket of Steve Smith (26) runs, following the rain delay,Agha Salman bagged Wanrner (38) and Hasan Ali to Usman Khawaja (42).

On second day, Australia lost seven wickets for 131 runs on the second morning and were all out for 318 in their first innings against Pakistan.

Marnus Labuschagne scored his fourth Test fifty of the year but was dismissed by Aamer Jamal (3-64) soon after for 63.Pakistan gave away 52 runs in extras, 52 in total, since it was the second-biggest contributor to Australia’s total.

On 2nd day after Travis head was caught at slip via an out swining delivery of Shaheen Afridi for (17), aussies scrumble as Alex Carey (4) , Mitchell Starc (9). Apart from a fighting knock by Mitchell Marsh (40) on 60 balls , tail-enders Pat Cummins (13), Nathan Lyon (8) allowed Pakistan to start its first inning.

Aamer Jamal bagged three wickets, Salman Ali Agha got one wicket. The other pacer batch Shaheen Afridi, Mir Hamza and Hasan Ali claimed two wickets each.


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