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Pakistan face third defeat at once happy hunting ground

Karachi – Pakistan have been going through their 1/3 defeat on the National Stadium as Australia placed a stranglehold over the second one Test of the 3-Test Benaud-Qadir Trophy.

When stumps have been drawn for the 1/3 day’s play on Monday, Australia have been eighty one for one of their 2d innings once they had in advance declared their first innings at 556 for 9 in 189 overs after which took fifty three overs to skittle out Pakistan for 148.

Usman Khawaja on 35 and Marnus Labuschagne on 37 will resume Australia’s 2d innings on Tuesday with the travelers playing a commanding 489 runs lead and 8 2d innings wickets in hand.

National Stadium changed into taken into consideration Pakistan’s satisfied searching floor till the thirty fourth Test once they suffered their first defeat with the aid of using six wickets towards England in 2000. Four Tests later in 2007, South Africa gained the Test with the aid of using a hundred and sixty runs and now, 15 years and 3 Tests later, 1/3 defeat looms massive for Pakistan.

Australia, after making Pakistan bowlers toil for the primary days, resumed on Monday on the in a single day rating of 505 for 8 and brought fifty one runs in 9 overs to claim at 556 for 9. Skipper Pat Cummins, who changed into but to get off the mark, completed unbeaten on a 36-ball 34 with fours and 3 sixes, at the same time as final-guy Mitchell Swepson again now no longer out on 15.

Following an outstanding batting show in Rawalpindi final week, Pakistan batters have been anticipated to place up a sturdy overall performance on a placid music however their innings in no way were given going. Average shot-choice and terrible strolling among the wickets made batting unexpectedly appearance tough as Australia bowled focused the 3 sticks.

Rawalpindi Test centurions Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali made deadly mistakes that placed strain at the unexposed middle-order that in the end resulted withinside the crumbling of the middle-order towards a world-magnificence and correct bowling attack.

The reality that the final-wicket partnership of 30 runs changed into the very best of the innings tells a sorry story of Pakistan’s innings.

Abdullah (13) changed into run-out after a mix-up with Imam (20) who gave Nathan Lyon his handiest wicket with the aid of using holing out to Cummins at mid-on. Azhar Ali tried a huge pressure towards Mitchell Starc shipping and ended up being stuck withinside the 2d slips, a dismissal that opened all floodgates as Pakistan slipped from 60 for 2 to 102 for 8.

Fawad Alam earned a first-ball duck while he changed into pinned in the front of the wickets off Starc at the same time as Mohammad Rizwan (six) changed into stuck on the wicket off Cummins. Faheem Ashraf lasted 7 balls for his 4 earlier than being trapped in the front of the wickets at the same time as looking to play Cameron Green throughout the line. Sajid Khan were given the greatest of outdoor edges to be declared stuck at the back of off Starc who ended with figures of 3 for 29.

Hasan Ali changed into stuck slumbering and did not beat Labuschagne’s throw to be run-out earlier than Babar Azam gave debutant Mitchell Swepson his first Test wicket while the Pakistan captain changed into stuck at long-off with the aid of using Khawaja. Babar pinnacle scored with 36 from seventy nine balls with 3 fours.

With Pakistan 118 for 9, Nauman Ali (20 now no longer out) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (19) brought 30 runs to assist the house facet attain 148.

After securing 408 runs first innings lead, Australia determined towards implementing a follow-on and scored at a run-fee of 4.seventy six to finish a fulfilling day at eighty one for one.

With a lead of 489 runs already withinside the bag, Australia are anticipated to bat withinside the first consultation earlier than pushing for victory with the aid of using setting Pakistan into bat who can keep their blushes with the aid of using setting up an advanced batting overall performance.

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