Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test: Day 3 Highlights, Pakistan is on the verge of defeat in Perth Test
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The first match of the three-match Test series between Pakistan and Australia is being played at the Perth Stadium, where Pakistan’s problems seem to be increasing. This article will cover the full highlights of Day 3.

Match Details

  • Match: AUS vs PAK, 1st Test, Pakistan tour of Australia, 2023–24
  • Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023 – Monday, December 18, 2023
  • Toss: Australia won the toss and opted to bat
  • Time: 7:50 AM
  • Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth

Day 3 Highlights

Chasing the Australian team’s 487 runs in the first inning, the Pakistani team was all out for just 271 runs in the first inning. Imam-ul-Haq scored the most runs for Pakistan. He played an inning of 62 runs with the help of four fours. Chasing this big lead, everyone in the Pakistan team had their eyes on their former captain, Babar Azam. But he left for the pavilion after scoring only 21 runs.

Pakistan Batting Scorecard, 1st Inning

Abdullah Shafique 421216034.71
Imam-ul-Haq 621994031.15
Shan Masood (c)30435069.76
Khurram Shahzad 7201035.00
Babar Azam 21542038.88
Saud Shakeel 28434065.11
Sarfaraz Ahmed 360050.00
Agha Salman 28764036.84
Faheem Ashraf 9171052.94
Aamer Jamal 10180055.55
Shaheen Shah Afridi 4141028.57

In the bowling order, Nathan Lyon took three wickets for 66 runs in 24 overs for Australia. The same captain, Cummins, and Starc also took 2 wickets each. Mitchell Marsh, Head, and Hazlewood got one wicket each.

By the end of the third day’s play, the Australian team had batted a total of 33 overs, in which they scored 84 runs on the loss of two wickets. Currently at the crease, Usman Khawaja is batting after scoring 34 runs in 106 balls, while Steve Smith is batting after scoring 43 runs in 72 balls. By the end of the third day’s match, Australia had a lead of 300 runs.

From here, the troubles of the Pakistan team seem to be increasing. Batting in the fourth inning at Perth is not easy. Australia’s spinner, Nathan Lyon, can be seen troubling the Pakistani batsman a lot in the fourth inning. In such a situation, if Pakistan has to win the first test match, then they will have to show top-class batting performance.

Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test: Playing 11

Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood (c), Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Aamer Jamal, Khurram Shahzad

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