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Pakistan Creates Unwanted Record in 2nd Test vs Australia

Pakistan gave away 52 extra runs in the first innings of the second Test match in Melbourne.

Pakistan Creates Unwanted Record 

Pakistan has an unfortunate record of giving 52 runs in extras during the second test match. After suffering the defeat in the first test of Pakistan’s Australia tour by 360 runs, the visitors made certain changes in the squad.

Pakistan was criticized in Perth for their poor performance in the field. The side has featured the Australia tour with a weak bowling unit. However, Pakistan’s decision to make changes in the squad could have some impact on the match.

After winning the toss in the second test, Pakistan chose to bowl where they concluded the first day with bagging 3 wickets for 187 runs. Pakistan has to win in the second Test to stay alive in the tour.

However, Australia concluded their innings with 318 runs in their first innings. Despite an impressive performance in the morning session, where Pakistan took seven wickets to dismiss Australia before lunch. The extras turned out to be the second-highest contributor to Australia’s runs on the second day of the Test match.

Aamer Jamal had an impressive bowling with 3/64. Australia resumed the match 187/3 after a rain-marred opening day saw David Warner, Usman Khawaja, and Steve Smith depart in overcast conditions.

Marnus scored 63 runs off 155 balls and joined alongside Head who scored 17 runs for 32 deliveries. But he was dismissed by Afridi’s delivery that took a thick edge and Agha Salman collected the ball in the slips.

Marsh was given out twice in successive balls during a fiery Ali over while on seven by West Indian umpire Joel Wilson. He reviewed both decisions for LBW and caught behind and survived.

Marsh responded by driving Ali by scoring a boundary and then smashed a big six and another boundary when part-time spinner Salma came on. Jamal bagged the crucial wicket of Labuschagne who edged to Abdullah Shafique at Slip.

Carey and Starc quickly followed him as Pakistan bowlers dismissed them for 4 and 9 runs. Cummins was sent out with 13 runs by Aamer Jamal while Lyon was dismissed for 8 runs. Pakistan has folded Australia for 318 runs out of which 52 runs came from extras.

Pakistan started their innings with Abdul Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq. Shafique scored a half-century before he was sent out for 62 runs.

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