The first of 2 match test series has concluded with Australia’s dominance margin of an innings and 5 runs at Gabba, Brisbane. The game ended on the fourth day as Pakistan could not keep up against the heated Australian side featuring the current number ones in the test; batsman Steve Smith and bowler Patrick Cummins.
The first to bat Pakistan headed off to a steady start, however, the team started crumbling in the 90 runs mark losing 4 wickets. The Australian pacers were as always on top of the game covering their only full-time spinner, Nathan Lyon who was only able to take 2 wickets in 2 innings.
Some highlights were indeed covered in the match starting off with Marnus Labuschagne’s Player of the match determining 185, David Warners’ 154, Babar Azam’s 104 and the youngest test debutant Naseem Shah. Being only 16 years old, Shah became the youngest player to represent his national side and to everyone’s surprise, he was able to contain David Warner’s wicket with an economy of 3.40.
The Aussies have been quite fearless in their home ground and considering they had won their last test series against Pakistan in Australia they were expected to be the better side. However, with the likes of captain Azhar Ali, Babar Azam and Yasir Shah, Pakistan has a central group of technical players so one can never underestimate the Pakistani team. Hopefully, the fans will get to witness a better competition in the second test starting from 29 November.