PCB Backs Misbah despite failure in PSL 202023 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Islamabad crashed out without reaching the knockout stages for the 1st time.
It took all of 15 balls after Dinner to finish off Pakistan on the fourth evening. The partnership between Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq gave Pakistan fans a ray of hope but the two batsmen departed shortly after reaching their respective half-centuries. Yasir Shah failed to put up a fight in the second innings as Mohammad Rizwan held on to one end. Rizwan missed his half-century by five runs. Pakistan resumed at 39-3 on day four and took the total to 123 before Lyon came into his own on familiar turf. Nathan Lyon dominated Pakistan batsmen taking five-wicket in the innings, his first five-wicket haul against Pakistan. Australia won the match by an innings and 48 runs. This is Australia’s second win on the trot by an innings. David Warner named ‘Man of the Match’ for his maiden triple ton in the first innings. Pakistan captain Azhar Ali said Monday that adapting to conditions more quickly and building partnerships were both crucial if his team hoped to snap a miserable Test record in Australia.
Nathan Lyon enjoyed a bit of personal glory, completing his first five-wicket haul against Pakistan. The offspinner used his round-the-wicket angle to good effect, outwitting Iftikhar Ahmed, Yasir Shah, and Shaheen Afridi on a docile pitch to bag his first five-wicket haul against Pakistan. The 32-year-old Lyon (5-69) now has 50 test wickets at the Adelaide Oval, where he'd worked as a curator before making the national team, his 16th five-wicket haul in tests and his first against Pakistan. After dominating the first Test by the Australian pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood showed their dominance at the second Test. Josh Hazlewood took 3 wickets. Pakistan will return home to host its first test series in a decade on home soil, against Sri Lanka, and Australia will take on New Zealand in a three-test series.
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