AUSTRALIA v PAKISTAN, FIRST TEST, DAY 3:
Rating: Australia 3(dec)-589 versus Pakistan 302 and 3-39
Abstract: Australia have continued their dominance regardless of cussed first-innings resistance from Pakistani bats Babar Azam (97) and Yasir Shah (113). The Aussies enforced the follow-on after which made inroads to sit down on the cusp of a win for a 2-Zero collection sweep.
Man of the second: Pakistan’s Shah. Apologies to Australian fast Mitchell Starc, who took his second-best Take a look at figures of 6-66 within the vacationer’s first dig, however Shah’s maiden Take a look at century lifts his nation from cricket’s doldrums. Shah averaged 12 and had a top-score of 42 when he went out to bat at No.8. However, aided by some tardy fielding, he grew to become the oldest Pakistani to attain a maiden Take a look at century.
Key second: Babar’s second dismissal of the day-night. He’d adopted his 104 within the second innings in Brisbane with 97 within the first dig in Adelaide and loomed as the person capable of stall Australia’s victory push. However Babar, on eight, edged a Josh Hazlewood supply to the ‘keeper and any hope of a Pakistan miracle survival went with him.
Stat of the day: Six. The variety of instances Australia has enforced the follow-on from 27 possibilities since 2004.
Quote of the day: “We’re seven wickets away from one other Take a look at match victory so one other actually constructive day.” Australian paceman Starc.