Australia vs Pakistan: Aussies sweat on Khawaja scans

Ruben Hill
October 19, 2018

The 26-year-old went wicketless in three Asia Cup matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month, losing his place in the country's Test squad as well as in the ongoing series against Australia.

Pakistan find themselves in such a dominant position on the third day of the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi, one could have forgiven middle-order batsman Azhar Ali for being a tad too casual.

The tourists were 1-47 in reply at stumps with Aaron Finch unbeaten on 24 and Travis Head 17 not out.

No Test side in history has ever successfully chased a fourth-innings target greater than 418.

Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Hafeez, Sahibzada Farhan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Tallat, Shadab khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan Shanwari, Hassan Ali, Imad Waseem Waqas Maqsood Faheem Ashraf.

During the second Test between Pakistan and Australia, the Pakistan cricketer Azhar Ali has involved in the funniest run-out.

There was hope within the Australian camp that Khawaja has avoided serious injury and may yet bat, although his time off the field will likely prevent him coming in higher than No.7.

Azhar edged a Peter Siddle delivery towards the third man boundary and, thinking the ball had crossed the rope, halted in the middle of the pitch to talk to fellow batsman Asad Shafiq.

Azhar Ali was run out in a farcical manner on 64 during the morning session. Azhar denied there was any unsporting behaviour from Australian players in his dismissal.

But the pick of the bowlers was off-spinner Nathan Lyon who followed his first-innings four wickets with three for 135 in a marathon 43-over vigil.

Fielder Mitchell Starc retrieved the ball to wicketkeeper Tim Paine, who removed the bails with an oblivious Azhar stranded well short of his crease.

Astonishing run out in Abu Dhabi!

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