Abdullah Shafique kept on keeping the Australian bowlers under control in a testing post Lunch meeting on Day 4 as Pakistan moved to 104 for 2 in quest for the 506-run focus at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Pakistan’s work to stall against a trained Australian assault has assisted them with seeing through over three hours of play. In any case, simultaneously, they have likewise lost two wickets. Imam ul Haq fell early, not long after Australia announced their second innings on 97 for 2 – caught legbefore by Nathan Lyon, Azhar Ali’s obstruction reached a conclusion not long after Lunch.
The Pakistan No 3 finished by low skip while hoping to dodge at a short conveyance by Chris Green. The ball didn’t skip however much he expected and wound up hitting his thighs and he was decreed LBW. Replays, later, recommended that it had brushed the gloves however Azhar didn’t take the survey. In the 23rd over of the innings, Pakistan had scored at not as much as run a ball by then, with just 22 on the board.
The scoreboard began ticking once again with the appearance of Babar Azam. Similar as in the main innings, he looked less pained by the converse swing that the Australian pacers used to great impact on a dead pitch. Indeed, even as there are breaks on the pitch, the delicate ball didn’t present a lot of danger to the hitters, who were content to play out time. The challenge, notwithstanding, got pace as 84 runs were added post Lunch, a significantly better rate when contrasted with 34 AM meeting.
Babar stroked seven limits, while Abdullah stayed unshaken in his work to dull the Australian assault as the team put on an unbeaten 84-run represent the third wicket, making a beeline for the break unbeaten 48 and 44 separately.
Prior in the day, Australia added 16 rushes to their short-term score before Marnus Labuschagne was tidied up by Shaheen Afridi on 44. Usman Khawaja, who had stroked a tough 160 in the main innings, stayed unbeaten on an indistinguishable score when Australia pronounced their innings.
Brief Scores: Australia 556/9 decl. (Usman Khawaja 160, Alex Carey 93; Faheem Ashraf 2-55, Sajid Khan 2-167) and 97/2 decl (Marnus Labuschagne 44, Usman Khawaja 44*) lead Pakistan 148 (Babar Azam 36; Mitchell Starc 3-29, Mitchell Swepson 2-32) and 104/2 (Babar Azam 48*, Abdullah Shafique 44*) by 401 runs.