Published On: Mon, Dec 19th, 2016

Pakistan VS Australia: Kangaroos beat Green Shirts by 39 Runs in 1st Test Match

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Statistical important match ended with the victory of Australia as they beat Pakistan by 39 runs on the last day of the 1st day and night match; Pakistan were sustained a feisty fourth innings chase and stunning unbeaten century by Asad Shafiq.

Hosts were just two wickets away from the victory at the end of fourth day of first day and night match against Pakistan on Sunday but the tourists were sustained a feisty fourth innings chase and brilliant ton by middle order batsman Asad Shafiq.

Pakistan were 382 for 8 down at the end of 4th day after upper order failure, as it was brilliantly contributed by tail enders which includes 48 by Muhammad Amir and over thirties by Wahab Riaz but the most admiring thing was the stunning knock by Asad Shafiq.

asad shafiq century against AustraliaAsad Shafiq’s 10th test century and his partnership with the tail gave Pakistan a hope and chance to create a history; although, Hosts were more determined as they picked up the last two wickets of Pakistan to win a classic and historical Test Match by 39 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series of three test matches.

According to history in Australia, Hosts continued their 28-years undefeated run at the Gabba; start of the 5th day by Pakistani players was too good but a brilliant short bouncer by Mitchell Starc to centurion Asad Shafiq changed the game and last man Yasir Shah run-out by Captain Steve Smith after scoring 33 runs that is also career highest by him.

According to Steve Smith “I think I lost all my fingernails. Some game of cricket, wasn’t it?” because at one time, the match was totally out of hands of Australia and this made great interest of views of these two countries.

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