David Warner’s triple ton hits Pakistan badly!
It was a day Australia in general and David Warner’s, in particular, will never forget. The Australian opener became the seventh Test batsman to score a triple century for the Baggy Green. He reached the 300-mark on 389 deliveries and helped his side to a huge total in the first innings. Marnus Labuschagne also managed to share the spotlight with 162 runs, adding 361 runs for the second wicket with the senior batsman. When Warner reached 335 not out, the Australian captain Tim Paine declared the innings, leaving Pakistan a huge task to avoid the follow-on.
Hapless Pakistani bowling fail to impress on the second day!
Pakistan’s toothless bowling attack fared badly on the second day of the Adelaide Test. Apart from Mohammad Abbas and Shaheen Shah Afridi, all the bowlers went for more than 5 runs per over. Shaheen took all three wickets to fall while others went wicketless. Their efforts went fruitless as David Warner hit 39 fours and a six and Marnus Labucchagne 22 fours against Pakistani bowlers.
Big trouble in little Adelaide
And when it was there chance to bat, the visitors were unable to cope up with the brilliant bowling from the hosts. They couldn’t score runs against Mitchell Starc who ended with 4 wickets for 22 runs. The only batsman who could stand and deliver was Babar Azam who is still unbeaten at 43. No other batsman besides Shan Masood (19) and Iftikhar Ahmed (10) was able to reach the double figures. Captain Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq stumbled at 9 runs while Imam ul Haq could score only 2. Mohammad Rizwan lasted just 3 deliveries and didn’t bother the scorers.
Pakistan faces another innings defeat on tour
Pakistan lost the first Test match by an innings and 5 runs at Brisbane, and it seems they will perish in the second as well. At the moment, they are batting at 96 runs for the loss of 6 wickets, but still need 294 runs to avoid follow on. Even if they manage to score 390 runs in their first innings, they will still be in trouble, as they don’t have wickets in hand. The only thing that can save Pakistan in the Test is continuous rain, but it seems Lady Luck is also on the side of the brave.
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