Australia set Pakistan 490 for victory in first Test

17 Dec, 2016 3:45 pm

BRISBANE – Australia captain Steve Smith declared Australia’s second innings closed at 202 for five during dinner on day three of the first day-night Test against Pakistan in Brisbane on Saturday, setting the touring side a mammoth victory target of 490.

Usman Khawaja scored 74 and captain Steve Smith smashed 63 off 70 balls as the home side sought to bat Pakistan out of the game after declining to enforce the follow-on on a steamy day at the Gabba.

Peter Handscomb was unbeaten on 35 and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade on one before Smith’s declaration.

Pakistan’s batsmen face a stiff task to keep their wickets in the evening session with the pink ball at its most devilish.

Pakistan were bowled out for 142 before tea, 287 runs short of Australia’s first innings 429.


SCOREBOARD 

Australia 1st innings 429 (S. Smith 130, P. Handscomb 105, M. Renshaw 71; W. Riaz 4-89, M. Amir 4-97) 
Pakistan 1st innings (Overnight: 97-8)
S. Aslam                        c Wade b Bird             22  
Az. Ali                         c Khawaja b Starc         5   
B. Azam                         c Smith b Hazlewood       19  
Y. Khan                         c Wade b Hazlewood        0   
Misbah-ul-Haq                   c Renshaw b Bird          4   
A. Shafiq                       c Khawaja b Starc         2   
S. Ahmed                        not out                   59  
W. Riaz                         c&b Hazlewood         1   
Y. Shah                         c Khawaja b Starc         1   
M. Amir                         c Wade b Bird             21  
R. Ali                          run out (Warner)          4   
Extras                          (lb-3 w-1)                4   
Total                           (all out, 55 overs)       142 
Fall of wickets: 1-6 Az. Ali,2-43 B. Azam,3-43 Y. Khan,4-48 Misbah-ul-Haq,5-54 A. Shafiq,6-56 S. Aslam,7-66 W. Riaz,8-67 Y. Shah,9-121 M. Amir,10-142 R. Ali
Bowling                    
M. Starc                        18 - 2 - 63 - 3(w-1)          
J. Hazlewood                    14 - 1 - 22 - 3               
J. Bird                         12 - 6 - 23 - 3               
N. Lyon                         11 - 2 - 31 - 0               
Australia 2nd innings      
D. Warner                       c Riaz b Amir             12  
M. Renshaw                      c Y. Khan b R. Ali        6   
U. Khawaja                      c Misbah-ul-Haq b R. Ali  74  
S. Smith                        c R. Ali b Shah           63  
P. Handscomb                    not out                   35  
N. Maddinson                    c B. Azam b Riaz          4   
M. Wade                         not out                   1   
Extras                          (b-2 lb-4 nb-1)           7   
Total                           (for 5 wickets, 39 overs) 202 
Fall of wickets: 1-12 D. Warner,2-24 M. Renshaw,3-135 S. Smith,4-188 U. Khawaja,5-199 N. Maddinson
To bat: M. Starc, J. Hazlewood, N. Lyon, J. Bird
Bowling                    
M. Amir                         8 - 0 - 37 - 1                
R. Ali                          10 - 1 - 40 - 2               
Y. Shah                         10 - 1 - 45 - 1               
W. Riaz                         7 - 1 - 47 - 1(nb-1)          
Az. Ali                         4 - 0 - 27 - 0                
Referees                   
Umpire: Ian Gould                                             
Umpire: Richard Illingworth                                   
TV umpire: Sundaram Ravi                                      
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle. –Reuters

 




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