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1st Test Day 5: Aus vs Pak Culminates in A Draw

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1st test between Aus vs Pak culminated in a draw on the 5th day after the hosts denied the visitors any chance to bat again. Pakistani openers, Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique, put up an opening stand of 252* runs in 77 overs in the 2nd innings to register an end to the proceedings of the 1st test.

Nauman Ali Shines:

Carrying on from 449-7, the Australian batters surrendered against the class of Nauman Ali and Shaheen Afridi on a deck which is being heavily ridiculed in the press for being a highway track. Nauman partnered with Shaheen to swiftly bundle the Australians out in only 4 overs of the 1st session.

Haq and Shafique Bull Dodge The Aussies:

Haq brought his 2nd test century in the match in which he had brought his 1st test century a couple of days ago. On the other hand, Shafique completed his maiden test century in the 2nd test match of his career.

Bowlers Abyss:

The track at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium was an utter disappointment for cricket lovers. Fans of both teams must have hoped for an exciting game of cricket filled with jaw-dropping moments. However, the benign pitch at Rawalpindi demolished all the expectations for this historic test. Fast bowlers could only pick up 5 wickets in more than 150 overs they bowled in the 1st test.

What’s Next:

2nd Test between Australia and Pakistan will be played in Karachi from the 12th of March. Fans and cricketers will be hoping for a pitch that can actually produce a result.

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