Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test: Day 1 Ends with Australia Trailing by 307 Runs , strong performance from tailenders.

Series: Pakistan Tour of Australia, 2023-24

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Date & Time: Jan 03-Jan 07

Australia vs Pakistan – In the 3rd Test between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground, day one concluded with Pakistan posting 313 runs in their first innings. Despite early setbacks, Rizwan’s resilient knock of 88 and Aamer Jamal’s solid contribution of 82 anchored Pakistan’s innings. Pat Cummins starred for Australia with a five-wicket haul.

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Australia vs Pakistan , Pakistan’s Innings:

Pakistan, opting to bat first, posted a total of 313 runs in their first innings. Despite a shaky start with early wickets falling, notable contributions from Rizwan (88) and Aamer Jamal (82) steadied the ship. Pat Cummins led the Australian bowling attack with an impressive five-wicket haul, well-supported by Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Nathan Lyon.

Mohammed Rizwan scored 88 runs before being caught by Hazlewood, with his runs coming from facing 103 deliveries. He displayed good attacking intent, hitting 10 boundaries at a strike rate of 85.44. The details provide a snapshot of Rizwan’s performance during his innings,because of this intentful inning pakistan was able to stand against australia’s bowling attack.

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Other than rizwan , Aamer Jamal scored 82 runs before being caught by Starc off Lyon’s bowling. He faced 97 deliveries, hitting 9 boundaries, consisting of 4 fours and 4 sixes, at a strike rate of 84.54. The details provide a summary of Aamer Jamal’s performance during his innings. this tailender’s exceptional batting performance just changed the whole match situation for pakistan.

Fall of Wickets:

  • 0-1 (Shafique, 0.2)
  • 4-2 (Saim Ayub, 1.2)
  • 39-3 (Babar Azam, 10.5)
  • 47-4 (Saud Shakeel, 14.3)
  • 96-5 (Masood, 29.3)
  • 190-6 (Rizwan, 46.2)
  • 220-7 (Sajid Khan, 52.2)
  • 226-8 (Agha Salman, 53.4)
  • 227-9 (Hasan Ali, 54.6)
  • 313-10 (Aamer Jamal, 77.1)

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Australia vs Pakistan Top Performers:

  • Rizwan: 88 runs
  • Aamer Jamal: 82 runs
  • Pat Cummins: 5 wickets for 61 runs

Australia’s Reply:

In response, Australia faced one over before the close of play, reaching 6 runs without losing a wicket. David Warner (6*) who is appearing in test cricket for the very last time before taking the retirement from the test cricket, and Usman Khawaja (0*) will resume their innings on day two.

Australia vs Pakistan Notable Figures:

  • Sajid Khan: 1 over, 6 runs, 0 wickets

With both teams showing glimpses of their skills , day two promises an intriguing battle as Australia looks to build a substantial reply, and Pakistan aims to make further inroads into the Australian batting lineup. The match stands delicately poised, and cricket enthusiasts can anticipate more twists and turns in the coming days.

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