The third Test between Pakistan and Australia has indeed lived up to the expectations of the fans. Earlier, the first two Tests didn’t turn out to be an interesting contest. Both teams settled for a draw in the first and second Test respectively. The series decider had every bit of spice, thrill and excitement between the two teams.
Winning the toss, Australia decided to bat first. They did their batting part correctly as they posted a good total of 391 in the first innings. Usman Khawaja top-scored for the visitors with 91 runs. The southpaw constructed his innings with the help of nine boundaries and a six.
Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled really well for Pakistan in the first innings as they took four wickets each. Pakistan scored 268 runs in the first innings. Abdullah Shafique chipped in with 81with the help of 11 fours. Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors as he took 5 wickets.
An animated David Warner on the field
Australia declared the innings at 227/3 in the second innings. Usman Khawaja once again top-scored with an unbeaten 104 including 8 fours. Pakistan responded in the second innings quite well at the start as they scored 73/0 at the end of Day 4.
However, on the final day, Aussies restricted Pakistan to 235 runs and won the game by 115 runs. During the first innings, Nathan Lyon made a complete mess of Hasan Ali’s stumps in the last ball of the 88th over.
Soon after Nathan Lyon dismissed Hasan Ali, David Warner pulled off Hasan Ali’s celebration right in front of him. The video went viral in no time on social media.
Watch the video:
David Warner celebrating like Hasan in front of him 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/OG1ECHWb3x
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) March 25, 2022
Australia won the game and also won the Test series by 1-0. They once again showed why they are the world-class team at the moment in the ICC World Test Championship points table. Aussies are the only unbeaten team in the ongoing cycle of the ICC WTC.