Test cricket is back in the action. A test series between Australia and Pakistan. In the first test match, both teams are facing each other. Australia has been showing excellence since the beginning of the test. Pakistan is struggling hard. In Pakistan’s first innings, in an excellent delivery of Mitchell Starc, Sarfaraz Ahmed was dismissed. Cricket Australia posted this video on its social media handle and grabbed the spotlight.
Mitchell Starc Shined Once Again:
Undoubtedly, Australia is one of the best teams in the cricket world. They won the World Cup in 2023. In the final match, they beat India and became the World Champions for the sixth time. After that, they appeared in that series. Since the start of the first test match, Australia has been dominating the opponent since the start. They put on a huge target on the board while batting in the first innings.
While chasing the huge target, Pakistan has been struggling since the first. Australian bowlers were showing excellence throughout Pakistan’s innings. In the 76th over Sarfaraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel were batting. In the fourth ball of the over, Mitchell Starc bowled an incredible delivery on a length that swung back sharply. It wrecked the stumps and the batter tried to flick it. At this excellent pace, Pakistan lost another wicket on that day. Sarfaraz Ahmed walked away by scoring 3 runs.
After winning the toss, Australia opted to bat first. David Warner is playing his last test series. In the first innings, he showed his excellence. He played a knock of 164 runs in 211 balls. He smashed 16 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries. Usman Khawaja missed his half-century and got out on 41 runs. Travis Head played a knock of 40 runs in 53 balls. Mitchell Marsh was also excellent. He played a knock of 90 runs in 107 balls. In the first innings, Australia put a total of 487 runs on board.
In the second innings, Pakistan struggled. They gave a decent start. Abdullah Shafique played a knock of 42 runs in 212 balls. Imam-ul-Haq scored 62 runs in 199 balls. Skipper Shan Masood walked away after scoring 30 runs. Nathan Lyon picked up 3 wickets in 66 runs. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc got 2 wickets each. Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Marsh, and Travis Head picked up 1 wicket each. Pakistan got all out on 271 runs.
In the second innings, Australia lost two wickets pretty early. David Warner walked away on a duck. Marnus Labuschagne was dismissed by scoring 2 runs in 18 balls. After completing 60 overs, Australia is 30/2.