Pat Cummins Dismiss Abdullah Shafique: Today is the fifth day of the ongoing Karachi Test between Pakistan and Australia (PAK vs AUS). The hosts need 506 runs in the last innings to win. Pakistan was moving towards this goal in a spectacular fashion but due to the brilliant bowling of Australian captain Pat Cummins, the Kangaroos have made a comeback in the match. Cummins showed the way to the pavilion by dismissing Abdullah Shafiq for 96 in a spill. With this, his big partnership of 228 runs with Babar has also been broken. Till lunch, Pakistan have scored 254 runs for the loss of 3 wickets and are 252 runs away from victory. Captain Babar Azam is present at the crease after scoring 133 runs off 283 balls. Babar hit 15 fours during his innings.
This is how Pat Cummins made Shafiq his victim
Pat Cummins, who brought the 109th over of the innings, bowled the last ball on good length, this ball was on the fourth and fifth stumps. Shafiq sang a cover drive on this ball with the intention of completing a century with a four and the ball took the outer edge of his bat and reached the hands of Steve Smith in the slips. Shafiq, 22, missed his second Test century.
What will be Pakistan’s strategy in the last two sessions?
Pakistan started the third day on 192/2. In the first session, the team scored 62 runs for the loss of one wicket. In such a situation, now the game of two sessions is over and Pakistan would like to move towards a draw instead of winning the match. Pakistan also knows that if the visiting team gets another wicket from here, then they can tighten the whole grip on the match. If that wicket belongs to Babar, then it can be heavy on Pakistan. Because of this, now the team will go more towards a draw than a win.