Pat Cummins took 10 wickets in bowling for Australia.
AUS vs PAK 2nd Test: The second match of the ongoing three-match Test series between Australia and Pakistan ended today, Friday, December 29, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Let us tell you that in this match, Australia has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Test series by defeating Pakistan by 79 runs.
So fast bowler and team captain Pat Cummins played an important role in Australia winning this match. In the match, he took a total of 10 wickets in both the innings. Also, let us tell you that now the third and last match of the Test series between the two teams will be played in Sydney from January 3.
Status of Australia vs Pakistan 2nd test match:
So if we tell you the condition of this match, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl and Australia, batting first, scored 318 runs in the first innings. Marnus Labuschagne played the highest innings of 63 runs in the first innings for Australia. So in bowling for Pakistan, Aamer Jamal got maximum 3 wickets in the first innings, while Shaheen Afridi, Mir Hamza and Hasan Ali got 2-2 wickets. Apart from this, Agha Salman also managed to take 1 wicket.
After this, when Pakistan came to bat, it could score only 262 runs in the first innings and lagged behind Australia by 56 runs on the basis of first innings. In the first innings for Pakistan, Abdullah Shafiq scored 62 runs and Shan Masood scored 54 runs. On the other hand, in bowling, Pat Cummins took 5 wickets, Nathan Lyon took 4 wickets and Josh Hazlewood took 1 wicket for Australia.
After this, Australia scored 262 runs in the second innings and set a target of 319 runs for Pakistan to win. However, at one time it seemed that Pakistan would achieve this target, but in front of Australia’s fast bowling, Pakistan’s second innings collapsed for 237 runs. In the second innings for Australia, Pat Cummins took 5 wickets, Mitchell Starc took 4 wickets and Josh Hazlewood took 1 wicket.
Australia has secured victory in the second Test by 79 runs, thereby clinching the series with one Test match still to be played. pic.twitter.com/swRVow6Z37
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) December 29, 2023