The national team is batting in pursuit of the target in the last Test of the ongoing series between Pakistan and Australia at Gaddafi Stadium.
Australia had declared their second innings at 227 for 3 yesterday after which Pakistan got a target of 351 runs to win.
On the last day of the game, Pakistan started their innings with 73 runs without any loss but in the first session, Abdullah Shafiq returned to the pavilion for 27 runs after which Azhar Ali could not stay on the pitch for long.
Third Test: Pakistan needs 278 more runs in pursuit of Australia’s 351 runs
Azhar Ali was sent to the pavilion by Leon for only 17 runs on a total of 105. Later, Imam-ul-Haq scored 70 and Fawad Alam 11 runs and Mohammad Rizwan was dismissed for 0.
Later, Sajid Khan and Babar Azam put forward a combination of runs but this partnership lasted for a while and Babar Azam was dismissed for 55 runs. At present Sajid Khan and Noman are on the crease.
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On the fourth day of the last Test match being played at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, the visiting team Australia declared their second innings at 227 for 3.
Australia got a target of 351 runs for Pakistan to win the last Test match in response to which Pakistan has scored 73 runs without any loss and it needs 278 more runs.
At the end of the fourth day, Imam-ul-Haq (42) and Abdullah Shafiq (27) are not out.
Earlier, before the break in the fourth day’s play, Australia’s first wicket David Warner’s total score fell to 96 runs. Warner’s victim was fast bowler Shaheen Afridi.
After the lunch break, Marnos Luboshen scored 36 runs and was bowled by Noman Ali. Steve Smith fell victim to Naseem Shah who could score only 17 runs.
In reply to Australia’s 391 runs in the first innings, Pakistani players were all out for 268 runs.
The three-Test series between Pakistan and Australia is tied at 0-0.