Mitchell Marsh’s elder brother Shaun Marsh also reached the stadium.
At one time the Australian team had lost 4 wickets at the score of 16.
Australia got a lead of 54 runs in the first innings in the Boxing Day Test match.
New Delhi. Australia’s top order batsmen flopped in the second innings of the second Test match of the 3-match series against Pakistan. Top order stalwarts like destructive opener David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne, who were playing their farewell Test series, returned to the pavilion cheaply. Australia had lost 4 wickets on the total score of 16 runs. After this the veteran all-rounder took charge. Of course, this player missed his fourth Test century by 4 runs but before getting out, he played an important role in taking Australia’s lead beyond 200.
Young fast bowlers Shaheen Afridi and Mir Hamza sent the host Australian batsmen to the pavilion one after the other. The Australian team (AUS vs PAK) was looking in trouble, having lost 4 wickets on the total score of 16. Pakistani bowlers had pushed Australia on the backfoot but good luck to Mitchell Marsh, who not only completed his half-century by playing a sensible innings but also put the team in a strong position. Australia had a lead of 54 runs in the first innings.
David Warner, how many times will you win the same heart… farewell at MCG, looted the gathering like this
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Marsh made a century partnership with Smith
Mitchell Marsh scored 96 runs in 130 balls with the help of 13 fours. Along with experienced Steve Smith, he made a century partnership for the fifth wicket. Marsh completed his half-century in 70 balls, while Marsh had scored 41 runs in the first innings. Marsh and Smith made a partnership of 53 runs for the fifth wicket. Marsh was caught by Mir Hamza at the hands of Agha Salman.
Pakistan collapsed to 264 in front of Cummins’ fiery balls.
Earlier, with the help of captain Pat Cummins’ 5 wickets, Australia took a lead of 54 runs in the first innings over Pakistan on the third day. Cummins has taken 5 wickets in an innings for the 10th time in Test cricket. However, Pakistan made a comeback after the innings break and took the wickets of Usman Khawaja (0) and Marnus Labuschagne (5). By lunch time he had a lead of 60 runs. In reply to Australia’s 318 runs in the first innings, Pakistan scored 264 runs in the first innings. Australia has taken a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series.
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FIRST PUBLISHED: December 28, 2023, 12:15 IST