Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah stunned Australia with his maiden Test hundred on Day 3 at Adelaide in second Test match. Pakistan resumed on an overcast day at 96 for six in reply to Australia’s first innings mammoth total 589 for three declared.
Yasir with Pakistan’s brilliant stroke maker Babar Azam built an amazing stand of 105 runs before the 25-year-old edging to wicket-keeper Tim Paine on 97 off Starc bowling.
The bowler had never scored a fifty before this innings – though he had some handy contributions with bat. The leg-spinner, who edged a few in the slip cordon in his start of the innings, has batted firmly after getting set on the pitch against the dangerous bowling line of the hosts.
Shah’s ton provided Pakistan a chance to fight-back against Australia. His 113 helped the visitors to score 300 runs on the board after miserable start to their first innings on day 2 of second game.