The Test series between Pakistan and Australia has been well and truly competitive. The fact that both teams settled for a draw in the first two Tests shows how both teams amplified their standards across aspects of the game. Usually, there would be a winner between the two teams in a Test match.
During the five days of cricketing action, one team is certain to lose confidence at some point in the game. However, Pakistan and Australia were an exception in the ongoing series since there was no winner between the two in the first two games. The third and final Test is taking place at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat first in the deciding fixture. The hosts got off to a spectacular start in the form of Shaheen Afridi as the left-arm pacer got rid of David Warner in the early phase of the game. The Australian opener made his way back to the dressing room after scoring just 7 runs.
Shaheen Afridi outsmarts David Warner with a superb delivery
The incident happened during the third ball of the third over when pacer Shaheen Afridi pitched the ball at the right line and length to David Warner. Meanwhile, the Aussie opener tried to middle the ball but ended up getting beaten all ends up.
The ball quickly went on to hit Warner’s pads and the latter was trapped for a leg before the wicket. The on-field umpire raised the finger in no time. It is just that Warner reacted a tad late in playing the shot. Warner who failed to deliver the goods in the Karachi Test was disappointed with the way he got out.
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The visitors scored 188/4 in 76 overs. Usman Khawaja continued his rich vein of form once again as he scored 91 including 9 fours and a six. Steve Smith also played quite well as he chipped in with 59 including six boundaries.