LAHORE, Mar 07 ( Alliance News): The first Test match between Pakistan and Australia is moving towards a draw and Australia has scored 449 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the first innings on the fourth day of the match.
On the fourth day of the match, the game was delayed due to rain and after a delay of more than three hours, the field was declared fit for the game.
Australia resumed their first incomplete innings with 271 for two on Monday, with Marin LeBoschin (69) and Steven Smith (24) playing.
The duo batted confidently at the start of the day and added another 40 runs to put up a 108-run stand for the third wicket.
Labushin failed to score a century and after scoring 90 runs, Shaheen became Shah Afridi’s wicket.
Pakistan did not have to wait long for the fourth wicket and Travis Head fell victim to Noman Ali after scoring only 8 runs.
After four wickets fell, Smith was joined by Cameron Green and the duo put on an 83-run stand for the fifth wicket. Green returned to the pavilion after scoring 48 runs.
Steve Smith was heading for a century but his courage was reciprocated by an individual score of 78 and Noman took his fourth wicket by dismissing him.
Shortly before the end of the day, Naseem Shah gave another victory to Pakistan by scattering the wickets of Alex Carey who scored 19 runs.
By the end of the fourth day’s play, Australia had scored 449 runs for the loss of 7 wickets and added 27 more runs to equal Pakistan’s first innings score.
Now there is only one day left in the match and both the teams have one, one innings left which makes this match look like a draw.
This is Australia’s first Test match on Pakistani soil since 1998.