In the previous test match between Pakistan & Australia, Pak gave away the momentum after being on the driving seat for almost 80% of the match thanks to the heroics from Usman Khwaja who took Australia to a draw which was looking like a loss on the cards.
Cut-to Second Test, Pakistan brought in Fakhar Zaman to open the innings in place of the injured Imam-Ul-Hak and boy he grabbed this opportunity with both hands and went on to become the first Pakistan player to score fifties in both the innings on the debut test. Pakistan again has gained the same momentum due to the tragic failure of the Australian batsman in the first innings which gave Pakistan a big lead. In the second innings Pakistan batted very well and they are again on the driving seat.
Cut-to the Second innings of Pakistan.
They were playing well and Azhar Ali held fort with his defensive batting and scored 60+ regaining his form and suddenly threw away his wicket in the most bizarre form anyone in the world could think of.
It was the 52nd over of Pakistan’s Second innings when Ali played Peter Siddle’s ball to the boundary and didn’t bothered to run. Both the batsman came in the middle of the pitch for a discussion with his non strike partner. The ball which Ali hit stopped a few yards before the boundary and Mitchell Starc picked it and threw it to the Aussie wicket keeper and he did the remaining formalities.
Azhar Ali along with the team and coach Mickey Arthur were in complete shock after the run-out.
Watch the bizarre run-out video here:
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