AUS vs PAK: Pakistan’s first innings was limited to just under 300

The third day of Melbourne Test (AUS vs PAK) has ended and today’s game was very exciting. Pakistan’s first innings ended at 264 and Australia got a lead of 54 runs on the basis of its first innings. By the time of stumps, Australia had scored 187/6 in 62.3 overs in their second innings and their total lead has increased to 241 runs.

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Playing ahead of the second day’s score of 194/6, Pakistan suffered the seventh and biggest blow at the score of 215. Mohammad Rizwan became the victim of Pat Cummins after scoring 42 runs in 51 balls. Shaheen Shah Afridi also contributed 21 runs. Pakistan completed 250 runs in the 71st over but after this the innings ended in 73.5 overs due to the quick dismissal of Hasan Ali (2) and Mir Hamza (2). Aamir Jamal remained unbeaten after scoring 33 runs. Pat Cummins took the maximum of five wickets for Australia. At the same time, Nathan Lyon got four wickets and Josh Hazlewood got one wicket.

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Before lunch in AUS vs PAK match, Australia got three overs to play and Shaheen Afridi managed to take two big wickets for Pakistan. Usman Khawaja could not even open his account, while Marnus Labuschagne returned to the pavilion after scoring 4 runs. In this way, Australia’s score became 6/2 at lunch.

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After lunch, the start of the game was delayed by a few minutes due to the third umpire getting stuck in the lift, but after that Australia suffered two big setbacks in the fifth over. Mir Hamza put Australia on the backfoot by bowling David Warner (6) and Travis Head (0). From here, Mitchell Marsh took the lead with Steve Smith and made a half-century partnership, taking Australia’s score beyond 100. During this, he completed his half-century in 70 balls. At tea, Australia had scored 107/4 in 30 overs.

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After tea, the two also completed a century partnership for the fifth wicket and Australia crossed the 150-run mark in the 45th over. The 153-run partnership between Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh was broken by Mir Hamza and Marsh, coming close to his century, was out after scoring 96 runs. Smith managed to score a half-century but was out on a personal score of 50 in the last over of the day. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mir Hamza took three wickets each for Pakistan.

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