Your Page!

PAK Vs AUS: Babar Azam's Century Sets Up Pakistan For Record Chase Vs Australia In Karachi

Your Page!

Captain Babar Azam’s first test hundred in two years and Abdullah Shafique’s 71 led Pakistan’s resistance after Australia set up a huge target of 506 on day four Tuesday of the second test.

Your Page!

Babar was unbeaten on 102 off 198 balls and opening batter Shafique followed his maiden test hundred in the drawn first test with an undefeated 71 off 226 balls to take Pakistan to 192-2 at

Your Page!

stumps Pakistan still needs an improbable 314 runs to achieve a world record run chase on the last day or survive the remaining 90 overs to deny Australia taking a 1-0 lead in the three

Your Page!

match series.Babar and Shafique defied Australia’s reverse swing and Nathan Lyon’s spin on a wearing pitch for well over four hours and raised a 171-run stand in almost two sessions.

Your Page!

Babar, who made his last test century in February 2020 against Bangladesh, raised his sixth test hundred when he top-edged a sweep for two runs late in the last session. It took him just 

Your Page!

over four hours off 180 balls with 12 fours
We have good momentum, but there are already rough patches on the wicket and it will be a big challenge for us tomorrow,” Shafique said.

Your Page!

         Join Our
Telegram Channel
            to get 
    Latest Updates 

Your Page!

Babar and Shafique joined in the second over after lunch when Azhar Ali’s labors for more than an hour to score 6 were undone by an lbw from Cameron Green. Video showed a spike coming off

Your Page!

gloves before it hit Azhar on the body, but he chose not to review
Pakistan could have been 38-3 but Steve Smith spilled a straightforward catch in the slips when Shafique was on 20.

Your Page!

Heading 1

It was Smith’s third dropped catch in the test. Shafique also got a life on 33 when he was well short of his crease but Green missed the stumps at the non-striker’s end.Babar hit

Your Page!

Pakistan’s first boundary of the innings in the 26th over by cutting Mitchell Swepson to the point boundary and then grew in confidence against the pace of Mitchell Starc, who was

Your Page!

used in short spells.
Shafique also opened up by pulling Pat Cummins to the midwicket boundary and lofting Lyon over long on for a six. Both batters carried Pakistan home without further

Your Page!

damage, including the last overs with the new ball
Pakistan’s highest successful chase in test matches is 382-3 in 2015 when it beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets at Pallekele.