After fast bowlers Mitchell Starc’s 6 wickets against Pakistan in Adelaide Test, Australia have enforced Azhar’s team to follow-on. Despite Babar Azam excellence and heroics from Yasir Shah, Starc helped Australia to stay ahead in the game.
Azam, who scored a ton in the first Test at Gabba and is rapidly improving his skills in the longer format, once again played an important knock in the day-night Test match. He played some glorious drives during the innings of 97 runs against Aussies’ fast bowlers.
Unluckily he could not drive Starc through the off-side to complete his second successive century. Babar was surprisingly supported by Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who had two consecutive ugly outings with ball on the tour.
Yasir went on to score his maiden Test ton to shock the opposition on day 3 of the match. Pakistan were bundled out for 302 in their first innings. Yasir’s 113 and Azam’s 97 were the only joyful moments for Pakistani fans.
From Australia, it was their deadly pacer Mitchell Starc who removed the six batsmen of the tourists to keep his side on winning course. He finished with 6 for 66.
Pakistan started their second innings – following on – in pretty much similar fashion to that of first innings as they lost three wickets, including their captain Azhar Ali, for just 39 on the board.
The visitors are still trailing by 248 with another innings defeat hanging on their heads. Josh Hazlewood grabbed took two wickets with the remaining victim was of Starc