Pakistan scored 132 runs for the loss of two wickets after Australia was dismissed for 487 on the second day of the first Test in Perth on Friday. In the first inning, the visitors trail by 355 runs. Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq got Pakistan off to a good start, putting up 74 runs for the first wicket. Lyon, on the other hand, offered Australia a breakthrough by dismissing Shafique for 42.
Pakistan 355 points behind Australia as Jamal takes six shots on deb
Captain Shan Masood looked good during his 30 runs in 43 balls, but he was also dismissed near the end of play after chasing a wide pitch from Mitchell Starc, which Alex Carey caught behind the stumps. Imam, on the other hand, batted with determination and finished unbeaten on 38 runs off 136 balls.
Khurram Shahzad, the nightwatchman, was not out on seven runs. After the lunch session Pakistan’s openers got off to a good start, reaching 43-0 at tea in their first innings on the second day. Pakistan batted for 20 overs in the pre-tea session, with Imam-ul-Haq scoring nine runs and Abdullah Shafique adding 25.
Earlier, Australia were bowled for 487 in their first inning, with Pakistan’s debutant bowler Aamer Jamal taking six wickets. Jamal was on fire, taking four of the five wickets that fell on the second day of Australia’s batting. The right-hander finished with 6 for 111. Khurram Shahzad, Pakistan’s other debutant, took two wickets. Meanwhile, Shaheen Afridi and Faheem Ashraf each received one.