Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 4 Highlights: Babar Azam Scores Ton, Pakistan Need 314 More Runs To Win
Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 4 Highlights: Pakistan's Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique stitched together an important partnership as they took the score to 192/2 at Stumps on Day 4, still needing 314 more runs to win on the final Day.
Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 4 Highlights: Pakistan's Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique stitched together an important partnership as they took the score to 192/2 at Stumps on Day 4, still needing 314 more runs to win on the final Day. Babar completed a fine hundred as he looked in complete control during the course of his innings and will surely be the main wicket for Australia to claim going into the decisive day. Australia declared their second innings on 97 for two, following the dismissal of Marnus Labuschagne on 44. First innings centurion Usman Khawaja remained unbeaten on 44. Australia's declaration came soon after the start of play on Day 4 in Karachi, setting Pakistan a mammoth 506-run target to win the second Test of the three-match series. (SCORECARD)
Pakistan Playing XI: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Sajid Khan
Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson
PAK vs AUS, 2nd Test, Day 4, Live
Out come the openers Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique! We saw them play almost the whole of Day 5 in the first Test and they need to do something similar here. Mitchell Starc, the star of the first innings has the new ball in hand. Here we go...
... FOURTH INNINGS ....
Pakistan on the other hand, have to bat more or less the whole of 2 days to salvage something out of this game. Any other than an Aussie win would be an absolutely sublime effort from the hosts. Chasing this down is also a probability now as the hosts will have over 150 overs to do. However, that is probably what will not be in their mind at the moment, their first aim will be to head into Lunch unscathed. They will need to take it session by session and then analyze at the end of every one where they stand and how to go about the game. Australia on the other hand, will love another repeat of the first innings. Stay tuned for the reply.
AUSTRALIA HAVE DECLARED! Pakistan have been set a target of 506! Just under 30 minutes is what Australia played on Day 4 before declaring and 16 runs is what they have added. That declaration might have come as a surprise to a couple but nobody expected the Aussies to bat for long. They headed into this innings with a mammoth lead, managed to score quickly after not enforcing the follow-on on Day 3 and now have a little less than 6 sessions to bowl the opposition out.
OUT! TIMBER! Shaheen Afridi gets the breakthrough. He is delighted and pumped up. Some celebration for Pakistan! Back of a length, outside off, once again it keeps a little low. Marnus Labuschagne looks to work it on the leg side. The ball goes off the inside edge and ricochets back onto the stumps. He departs for 44 and with that, Australia says the runs are enough. No new batter comes out to bat and Australia have declared at 97/2. They have a mammoth lead of 505 runs.
Length ball, shaping away, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne goes for the drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.
Length ball, outside off, Marnus Labuschagne offers no shot.
On a length, outside off. Usman Khawaja keeps it out. A good over by Hasan Ali.
Full, on leg. Blocked out.
Full and quick, on middle and leg. Usman Khawaja nudges it on the leg side.
Short of a length, outside off, again keeping a fraction low. Usman Khawaja covers the line and blocks.
Good-length ball, outside off. Usman Khawaja lets it sail through.
Outside off, Marnus Labuschagne steers it to deep point for a single.
That kept low! Length ball, around off. Usman Khawaja blocks it off the bottom half of the bat.
Length ball, outside off. Usman Khawaja lifts his bat and lets it go.
On a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne tucks it to mid-wicket for one.
Length, outside off, Usman Khawaja dabs it down to deep point for a run.
Full and on middle and leg, defended to mid on.
On length and outside off, Khawaja tries to steer it to third man but couldn't beat Fawad Alam at gully.
An inswinging ball, on a length, Marnus Labuschagne keeps it out.