In the first innings of the Sydney Test, Rizwan, with 313 runs, and Amir Jamal Star, with 313, put up a strong performance for Pakistan. In the third Test against Australia in Sydney, on the opening day, Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan impressed with 88 runs. Rizwan was dismissed for 88, contributing to Pakistan’s total of 313.
Aamer Jamal played a crucial knock of 50 to assist Pakistan in posting a competitive score on the board. Prior to this, Mohammad Rizwan and Agha Salman launched a counter-attack against Australia to overcome a challenging start.
After reaching 96 for 5 just before tea, Rizwan and Salman formed a partnership of 94 runs before Rizwan was dismissed right before tea for 88. Rizwan, who had set the leg-side trap with Pat Cummins, hit two sixes and 10 boundaries in his 103-ball innings before falling.
Rizwan attempted a top shot for Josh Hazlewood, who took a fine leg catch after Pakistan’s batsman posted the highest individual score in the series.
After the tea break, Mitchell Starc dismissed Salman for 53 runs in 67 balls. With figures of 5-61, Cummins became the first Australian to take consecutive five-wicket hauls in Tests since Nathan Lyon in 2017.
Pakistan, after winning the toss, had a disastrous start, losing four wickets in the initial session. Captain Shan Masood departed just after the lunch break for 35.
It was a splendid morning session for the Australians, who wanted to send off 37-year-old opener David Warner as a winner in his hometown in the 112th and final Test match.
Opening batsman Abdullah Shafique and debutant Sam Ayub were dismissed within the first two overs. Out-of-form Shafique fell to Mitchell Starc on the second delivery, playing an unnecessary loose drive, and Steve Smith took a catch in the slips in the second over.
Ayub, making his Test debut for Imam-ul-Haq, lasted only two deliveries before being caught by Hazlewood outswinger in the next over, leaving Pakistan at 4 for 2.
Pakistan reached 4 for 44, and for a brief period, Babar Azam and Babar Azam played three excellent cover drives with Shan Masood. Babar was out for 26 before the first hour’s play, caught behind.
Cummins appealed vigorously for LBW against Azam, but the appeal was turned down by the umpire, only taking one review and asking for the ball to be kept for three on 39 for tourists.
Saudi Shaheen provided a bad blow to Cummins on the collarbone with a lifter and in the next Australian skipper, he caught a catch behind the stumps for five, taking his side to 47 for four.
After lunch, Masood had a big moment in the second over at 32 when he was caught by Smith in the second slip, but the bowler Mitchell Marsh was adjudicated on a no-ball. Marsh got his final reward in the last two overs when Masood, on 35, was caught in a similar fashion by Smith in the medium-pacer, leaving Pakistan at 96 runs.
Australia won the second Test in Melbourne with a lead of 79 runs, securing a series victory in the three-match series.