Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Day 2: Azhar and Younis provide stability as Pakistan continues trailing Australia’s 538

Josh Hazlewood celebrating as he provides early breakthroughs against Pakistan on day 2 (Image credits: twitter.com/yadavatul123)
Josh Hazlewood celebrating as he provides early breakthroughs against Pakistan on day 2 (Image credits: twitter.com/yadavatul123)

As the play entered into the day 2, Peter Handscomb (110) smashed his career’s 2nd test century while helping Australia reach a mammoth total of 538/8 where they decided to declare their inning. Early during the first session, everyone wanted to see whether Matt Renshaw (184) would manage to complete his double ton or not, but unfortunately, he got bowled out on Imran Khan’s ball at his personal score of 184 which came off 293 balls and consisted of 20 boundaries.

For Pakistan, Wahab Riaz took 3 wickets, while Imran Khan and Azhar Ali shared 4 wickets among them.

Later when Pakistan came to trail down Australia’s mammoth total, things didn’t go into their favor as Josh Hazlewood struck twice in the same over and sent Sharjeel Khan (4) and Babar Azam (0) back to the pavilion at team’s total score of just 6 runs.

After losing a couple of early wickets, Azhar Ali (58) and Younis Khan (64) smashed their fifties as there was the negligible turn on the pitch and no movement in the ball, later on day 2. As a result, Pakistan managed to reach a score of 126/2 by stumps on day 2.

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Paarth Manhas

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