Watch Pak v Aus 2nd test day 1 full HD highlights today from Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia) Monday 26th December 2016. After Pakistan’s last match performance whole world declared that Pakistani test cricket team got every type of batting talent and they also have the ability to chase any target in test cricket. Aus v Pak last match Pakistan was so close to the victory, before all out of pakistan team fourth innings, Australians were very sad because they batted good also placed a good target but last day everything was going to Pakistan’s favor till ninth wicket was not fallen.
Toss: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
Australia scored 429 runs in their first innings, 202 in their second innings, Pakistan scored 142 runs in their first innings and 450 in their second innings which is the worlds fourth number fourth innings highest total. In the end Australia won by 39 runs but after that kind of brave performance by Asad Shafiq Pakistan’s loss one test match does’t meter so much.
Now hopes are again alive for Pakistani fans and maybe this time Pakistan batsmen will play some sensible cricket specially first order batsmen those are much experienced.
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Match Timings: 10:30 local time (23:30 GMT)
Pakistan tour of Australia 2016/17 test matches some stats
SPD Smith is the most runs scorer so far with 193 runs in two innings with highest 130, PSP Handscomb scored 140 and Asad Shafiq scored 139 with highest 137. MA Starc took seven wickets, JM Bird took six, Mohammad Amir took five and Wahab Riaz also took five wickets so far.
Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan.
DA Warner, MT Renshaw, UT Khawaja, SPD Smith*, PSP Handscomb, NJ Maddinson, MS Wade†, MA Starc, JR Hazlewood, NM Lyon, JM Bird.
David Sandurski, the MCG curator, expected the pitch to offer more to the bowlers than the 2015 surface, which was prepared with less moisture in it out of concern about the weather forecast. This year’s was far more favourable. I think there might be a little bit more in it this year than last year, that’s for sure,” he said. “Last year we had 30mm of rain forecast day one, which made us probably err a little bit on the batsmen’s side. This year we haven’t got that rain forecast, it’s just the chance of a shower. It enables us to leave a little bit more in it.
Imran Khan was under serious consideration to be included for the visitors as a right-arm bowling option, in place of Rahat Ali. Australia resisted the temptation to include the young allrounder Cartwright as additional bowling cover for the pace trio who bowled so many overs in Brisbane, naming an unchanged side.
Pakistan tour of Australia – 2nd Test Highlights
Test no. 2242 | 2016/17 season
Played at Melbourne Cricket Ground
26,27,28,29,30 December 2016 (5-day match)
Umpires – IJ Gould and S Ravi
TV umpire – RK Illingworth
Match referee – RS Madugalle
Reserve umpire – SJ Nogajski