Babar Azam played 13 balls before getting off the mark with a cover drive to the ropes off Pat Cummins
It has been a tough couple of days for the Pakistan cricket team as the visitors have been outplayed by Australia in the first Test in Perth. The misery started with some sloppy fielding and poor bowling on the opening day, which allowed Australia to gain momentum in the match. David Warner‘s 164-run knock helped Australia post 487 on the board in the first innings. The misery continued for Pakistan on the latter half of Day 2, this time with the bat.
After openers Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique gave them a bright start, Pakistan lost two quick wickets before stumps on Day 2. While nightwatchman Khurram Shahzad managed to see out a few overs before stumps, he feel soon after the play resumed on Day 3.
However, the biggest disappointment for Pakistan was the wicket of former captain Babar Azam. Playing his 50th Test, Babar played 13 balls before getting off the mark with a cover drive to the ropes off Pat Cummins.
However, Babar’s fun lasted for a short while as Mitchell Marsh dismissed him for 21.
Former Pakistan captain and legendary pacer Wasim Akram, who is part of the commentary team, was left frustrated with Babar’s dismissal.
Babar’s wicket sparked a mini-collapse, with Imam stumped for 62 when Lyon was brought back into the attack, charging down the wicket and missing in a lapse of concentration, with Carey whipping off the bails.
Australia went on to win the game by 360 runs with Lyon crossing the milestone of 500 Test wickets.