PAK vs AUS Day 4 Highlights: Steve Smith, Labuschagne miss out on tons on rain-curtailed day, Australia still trail by 27 runs – AUS 449/7 at stumps

PAK vs AUS Day 4 Highlights: Australia trail by 27 runs – Pakistan’s Nauman Ali took his maiden four-wicket haul in Tests…

PAK vs AUS Day 4 Highlights: Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne miss out on tons on rain-curtailed day, Australia still trail by 27 runs - AUS 449/7 at stumps
PAK vs AUS Day 4 Highlights: Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne miss out on tons on rain-curtailed day, Australia still trail by 27 runs - AUS 449/7 at stumps

PAK vs AUS Day 4 Highlights: Australia trail by 27 runs – Pakistan’s Nauman Ali took his maiden four-wicket haul in Tests as Australia lose six wickets and trail by 27 runs by stumps on Day 4 of the first Test match at Rawalpindi on Monday. The left-arm spinner bagged the big wicket of Steve Smith as his fourth scalp. Smith scored a brilliant half-century and was one course of reaching his maiden Test ton in Pakistan but he was dismissed for 78. Like the last two days, the day ended due to bad light and the contest heads towards a tame draw. Follow Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

PAK vs AUS Day 4 Highlights: Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne miss out on tons on rain-curtailed day, Australia still trail by 27 runs – AUS 449/7 at stumps

Resuming the day at 269/2 after the first session was completely washed out due to wet outfield, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne continued to build on their overnight partnership. Labuschagne looked good and was unfortunate to miss out on a century as he was dismissed for 90 by Shaheen Afridi. He chased a widish delivery, only to get the edge that was taken cleanly by a diving Abdullah Shafique at first slip.

PAK vs AUS Day 4 Highlights: Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne miss out on tons on rain-curtailed day, Australia still trail by 27 runs – AUS 449/7 at stumps

PAK vs AUS Day 4 Highlights: Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne miss out on tons on rain-curtailed day, Australia still trail by 27 runs - AUS 449/7 at stumps

Pakistan then took another wicket as Travis Head was dismissed for 8 by Nauman Ali. Cameron Green then joined Smith and the pair has built an unbeaten 38-run stand to end the session.remained unbeaten on 61 as Australia score 364/4 by tea. The duo continued to stitch a healthy partnership as the brought up an 81 run stand.

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Steve Smith, who scored a brilliant half-century was dismissed for 78 after attempting a sweep that took the edge and Mohammad Rizwan, the wicket-keeper completed the catch. Nauman Ali was the one who also dismissed Cameron Green for 48. Green and Smith shared a 81-run partnership and was looking dangerous. Nauman Ali’s two wickets helped Pakistan come back into the game. With the first innings yet to get over after the completion of Day 4, the game heads towards an inevitable draw.

PAK vs AUS Day 4 Highlights: Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne miss out on tons on rain-curtailed day, Australia still trail by 27 runs – AUS 449/7 at stumps

Australia 1st Innings: 449/7, trail by 27 runs
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Usman Khawaja c IU Haq b Nauman Ali 97 159 15 0 61.01
David Warner b Sajid Khan 68 114 12 0 59.65
Marnus Labuschagne c Abdullah Shafique b S Afridi 90 158 12 0 56.96
Steven Smith c Mohammad Rizwan b Nauman Ali 78 196 8 0 39.80
Travis Head c Mohammad Rizwan b Nauman Ali 8 7 2 0 114.29
Cameron Green c Iftikhar Ahmed b Nauman Ali 48 109 4 0 44.04
Alex Carey (WK) b Naseem Shah 19 43 3 0 44.19
Mitchell Starc Not out 12 38 1 0 31.58
Pat Cummins (C) Not out 4 6 1 0 66.67
Extra 25 (b 6, w 0, nb 8, lb 11)
Total 449/7 (137)
Yet To Bat Nathan LyonJosh Hazlewood
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Sajid Khan 45 9 122 1 2.71
Naseem Shah 21 2 89 1 4.24
Shaheen Afridi 28 5 80 1 2.86
Nauman Ali 37 8 107 4 2.89
Iftikhar Ahmed 3 0 20 0 6.67
Imam ul Haq 2 0 9 0 4.50
Babar Azam 1 0 5 0 5.00

 

PAK vs AUS Day 4 Highlights: Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne miss out on tons on rain-curtailed day, Australia still trail by 27 runs – AUS 449/7 at stumps

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