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Sport Azam leads the resistance but Australia on top at lunch

05:05  24 november  2019
05:05  24 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Pope puts the heat on Pakistan at WACA

  Pope puts the heat on Pakistan at WACA Talented Cricket Australia XI spinner Lloyd Pope has snared a five-wicket haul in the two-day clash with Pakistan, who regrouped at the WACA Ground.Pakistan finished day one at 7-386, with Shafiq scoring an unbeaten 101 and Shan Masood (76), Babar Azam (63), and Iman ul-Haq (44) also chipping in with handy scores.

Over-by-over report: The first Test match of the Australian summer continues at the Gabba. Shan Masood starts with a cut shot for a couple of runs. Lots of chatter from the Australians coming through the stump mics, with Warner prominent as always.

Over-by-over report: The first Test match of the Australian summer continues at the Gabba. Shan Masood starts with a cut shot for a couple of runs. Lots of chatter from the Australians coming through the stump mics, with Warner prominent as always.

Pakistan's Babar Azam takes a run on his way to fifty on the fourth morning at the Gabba© Saeed KHAN Pakistan's Babar Azam takes a run on his way to fifty on the fourth morning at the Gabba

Babar Azam was fighting a lone rearguard action on day four of the first Test against Australia as the home side tightened the screws in the opening session in Brisbane on Sunday.

At lunch on the fourth day, Pakistan were 144 for five in their second innings, still 196 runs from making Australia bat again.

Azam was not out 67 with wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan alongside him on 17.

Azam, who brought up his 50 from 107 deliveries with six boundaries, has now made his highest Test score in Australia.

Pakistan had earlier resumed their second innings on 64 for three, with Shan Masood and Azam at the crease.

Babar Azam's Test moment arrives: Azhar

  Babar Azam's Test moment arrives: Azhar Pakistan captain Azhar Ali says fellow batting talent Babar Azam is ready to translate his short-form dominance to the Test arena this summer in Australia.Teenager Naseem Shah is set to become the youngest to play a Test against Australia when the sides meet at the Gabba from Thursday in the first of a two-match series.

Over-by-over report: The first Test match of the Australian summer continues at the Gabba. Shan Masood starts with a cut shot for a couple of runs. Lots of chatter from the Australians coming through the stump mics, with Warner prominent as always.

Over-by-over report: The first Test match of the Australian summer continues at the Gabba. Shan Masood starts with a cut shot for a couple of runs. Lots of chatter from the Australians coming through the stump mics, with Warner prominent as always.

The Pakistan pair looked comfortable against the Australian attack and brought up their 50-run partnership midway through the first hour.

But on 42 Masood tried to hook a Pat Cummins short ball and got a thin edge to Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine to leave the visitors 93 for four.

One run later Paine was in the action again when new batsman Iftikhar Ahmed was squared up by a beautiful ball from Josh Hazlewood and could only manage to edge it through to the Australian captain to fall without scoring.

Azam and Rizwan are the last recognised batsmen left for Pakistan.

Australia wins by innings and 48 runs, sweeps Pakistan 2-0 .
Nathan Lyon had never taken a five-wicket haul against Pakistan. The veteran off-spinner hadn’t taken a wicket in the day-night test until the fourth day. Then they tumbled. He took two wickets in the first session Monday and three in the second before Australia finished off a victory by an innings and 48 runs under lights to complete a two-test series sweep with more than a day to spare. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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