PAK vs AUS Stumps, Day 3: Australia replies strongly on BATSMEN PARADISE in Rawalpindi, Khawaja misses 100, Labushchagne 68 NOT OUT

PAK vs AUS LIVE – Australia 271/2 at STUMPS Day 3: As expected Australia has replied strongly to Pakistan’s total of 476/4.…

PAK vs AUS LIVE - Day 3 STUMPS: Australia replies strongly on BATSMEN PARADISE, Khawaja scores 97, Labuschagne 68 NOT OUT, PAK vs AUS Day 3 Highlights
PAK vs AUS LIVE - Day 3 STUMPS: Australia replies strongly on BATSMEN PARADISE, Khawaja scores 97, Labuschagne 68 NOT OUT, PAK vs AUS Day 3 Highlights

PAK vs AUS LIVE – Australia 271/2 at STUMPS Day 3: As expected Australia has replied strongly to Pakistan’s total of 476/4. Australia finished the Day 3 at 271/2. Usman Khawaja fell agonisingly short of a century as he was dismissed for 97. Openers David Warner and Usman Khawaja gave a terrific start to Australia as they shared a 100-run opening stand. Follow InsideSport.In for more updates. 

Pakistan dismissed both the openers but not before they had scored their half centuries. At STUMPS, Marnus Labuschagne was batting at 69 & Steve Smith at 24 Not OUT.

PAK vs AUS LIVE: Australia replies strongly on BATSMEN PARADISE in Rawalpindi, Khawaja misses 100, Labushchagne 68 NOT OUT

PAK vs AUS LIVE: Australia replies strongly on BATSMEN PARADISE in Rawalpindi, Khawaja misses 100, Labushchagne 68 NOT OUT
AUSTRALIA 1ST INNINGS
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Usman Khawaja  c Imam-ul-Haq b Nauman Ali 97 159 222 15 0 61.00
David Warner   b Sajid Khan 68 114 166 12 0 59.64
Marnus Labuschagne  not out 69 117 9 0 58.97
Steven Smith  not out 24 55 3 0 43.63
Extras (lb 6, nb 7) 13
TOTAL (73 Ov, RR: 3.71) 271/2
Fall of wickets: 1-156 (David Warner, 40.4 ov), 2-203 (Usman Khawaja, 53.3 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Sajid Khan 27 4 94 1 3.48 0 0
Naseem Shah 13 2 54 0 4.15 0 3
Shaheen Shah Afridi 15 2 48 0 3.20 0 3
Nauman Ali 15 4 49 1 3.26 0 1
Iftikhar Ahmed 3 0 20 0 6.66 0 0

 

PAKISTAN FIRST INNINGS
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Abdullah Shafique  c Cummins b Lyon 44 105 145 3 1 41.90
Imam-ul-Haq  lbw b Cummins 157 358 529 16 2 43.85
Azhar Ali  c Green b Labuschagne 185 361 535 15 3 51.24
Babar Azam (c) run out (Labuschagne) 36 82 116 3 0 43.90
Mohammad Rizwan † not out 29 46 64 3 0 63.04
Iftikhar Ahmed  not out 13 21 30 1 0 61.90
Extras (b 4, lb 7, nb 1) 12
TOTAL (162 Ov, RR: 2.93) 476/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-105 (Abdullah Shafique, 33.6 ov), 2-313 (Imam-ul-Haq, 120.5 ov), 3-414 (Babar Azam, 147.1 ov), 4-442 (Azhar Ali, 155.4 ov)

 

BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Mitchell Starc 24 5 71 0 2.95 0 0
Josh Hazlewood 26 6 53 0 2.03 0 0
Nathan Lyon 52 5 161 1 3.09 0 0
Pat Cummins 28 5 62 1 2.21 0 0
Travis Head 3 0 13 0 4.33 0 0
Cameron Green 15 3 47 0 3.13 0 1
Marnus Labuschagne 12 0 53 1 4.41 0 0
Steven Smith 2 0 5 0 2.50 0 0

 

PAK vs AUS LIVE: Australia replies strongly on BATSMEN PARADISE in Rawalpindi, Khawaja misses 100, Labushchagne 68 NOT OUT
PAK vs AUS LIVE: Australia replies strongly on BATSMEN PARADISE in Rawalpindi, Khawaja misses 100, Labushchagne 68 NOT OUT

PAK vs AUS, Day 3 LIVE: Usman Khawaja falls short of a century as Pakistan dismiss him for 97 – AUS 222/2 at TEA – Follow LIVE Updates

In the first innings, the pitch didn’t had much to offer as it was entirely a flat deck on which the Pakistan batsmen racked up runs. Resuming the day at 245/1 Imam-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali continued from where they left off. The duo shared 200-run partnership as Imam-ul-Haq converted his maiden century into 150 with a brilliant flick down the leg side. The pair went into lunch with the score at 302/1.

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PAK vs AUS, Day 3 LIVE: Usman Khawaja falls short of a century as Pakistan dismiss him for 97 – AUS 222/2 at TEA – Follow LIVE Updates

Immediately after the break, Australian captain Pat Cummins finally got the breakthrough as he dismissed Imam-ul-Haq for 157 by trapping him LBW. Azhar Ali however continued his brilliant batting by scoring his 19th Test ton. Babar Azam joined Azhar at the middle and Babar was keen to improve the run rate and started playing his beautiful drives. Azhar too soon joined the skipper as he started hitting a flurry of boundaries and reached 150. The duo went into Tea with the score at 394/2.

In the third session, Australia finally managed to break the partnership, that was starting to build, with a moment of brilliance from Marnus Labuschagne at the field. He dismissed Babar Azam run out with a direct throw. Azhar Ali was then dismissed for 181 by Labuschagne when he induced a reverse sweep from the batsmen. Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan took Pakistan to 476/4 before Babar Azam declared the innings.

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