Australia have come to Pakistan to play a three-match test series. However, the first test match has drawn between the two teams. The batsmen from both sides dominated the entire game. Pakistani opener Imamul Haque became the Player of the Match for his brilliant batting. He scored a back-to-back century in the two innings of this match.
1st Innings of Pakistan
Babar Azam, the home team skipper, won the toss at the Rawalpindi Cricket Ground. He chose to bat first against the Aussies. So, Abdullah Shafique and Imamul Haque started the innings for the home team. They added 103 runs in the opening partnership. After that, Abdullah Shafique lost his wicket to Nathan Lyon.
But, Imamul Haque made another brilliant partnership with Azhar Ali. Both added 208 runs together on the scoreboard. Opener Imamul Haque picked up a century in the first innings. Before losing the wicket, he scored 157 runs for the team. On the other side, Azhar Ali departed after picking up 185 runs. Relying on these two batsmen, Pakistan declared their innings in 476 runs.
1st Innings of Australia
Trailing a massive target, the Aussies have started well in the first innings. Opener Usman Khwaja and David Warner added 156 runs in the opening partnership. Unfortunately, Khwaja missed the century just for three runs. David Warner also departed after scoring 65 runs. Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith tried to chase the target in the middle order. Ninty runs came from the bat of Labuschagne, while Smith scored 178 runs.
Pakistani bowler, however, picked up some quick wickets in the lower order. Spinner Nauman Ali picked up six wickets alone. So, the visitors became all-out in 459 runs. As a result, the home team took the lead of 17 runs in the first innings.
2nd Innings of Pakistan
The test match seemed to be drawn as the days were running out. The home team batted until the last day of the first test. They scored 252 runs in the second innings. Opener Abdullah Shafique didn’t miss the century that innings. He scored 136 runs in the second innings. Besides, Imammul Haque hit the century again. He picked up 111 runs on the final day of this test. However, Australia couldn’t get a wicket in the second innings. Since the days have passed, the match has now declared a tie.