Pakistan has lost 16 consecutive tests in Australia
Pakistan team is currently on Australia tour, where it is playing a three-match Test series. After losing the first match of the series, Pakistan had to face defeat in the second test also. In the Melbourne Test, Pakistan was defeated by the host team by 79 runs and thus Pakistan lost 16 consecutive Tests in Australia.
Actually, in the Perth Test, Australia had defeated Pakistan by a huge margin of 360 runs. In the Melbourne Test, Australia defeated Shan Masood and Company by 79 runs. Now after losing the Test series, a big reaction has come from former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar.
Shoaib Akhtar praised the Australian team and while posting on X/Twitter wrote, ‘This is the mindset of the Australian team. They make you believe that you can never beat them.
It’s the Aussie mindset. They make you believe that you can never beat them.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 29, 2023
Australia captures the series
Talking about the match, Australia, batting first, scored 318 runs after losing all the wickets in the first innings. In response, Pakistan’s first innings was reduced to 264 runs. In this way Australia gained a lead of 54 runs. Australia scored just 262 runs in their second innings as the Pakistani bowlers performed well.
In the second innings for Australia, Mitchell Marsh scored 96 runs in 130 balls with the help of 13 fours. Whereas Steve Smith scored important 50 runs with the help of three fours. Alex Carey also contributed 53 runs. For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi and Mir Hamza took 4 wickets each, while Aamer Jamal got 2 wickets.
While chasing the target, Pakistan team was all out for just 237 runs and thus it had to lose the series. On behalf of the team, captain Shan Masood scored 60 runs, while Babar Azam contributed 41 runs. Agha Salman scored 50 runs in 70 balls with the help of 6 fours, while Mohammad Rizwan played an inning of 35 runs. In the second innings for Australia, captain Pat Cummins took 5 wickets, while Mitchell Starc took 4 wickets.