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‘Incredible Innings’ – Andrew McDonald praises Babar Azam’s century

PAK vs AUS: Andrew McDonald Praises Babar Azam's Century In Karachi

PAK vs AUS: Australian temporary head coach Andrew McDonald has praised Pakistan captain Babar Azam for his exploits with the bat during their second Test match in Karachi. It should be noted that the visitors set a massive mark of 506 for the home team to chase down in their second innings of the match.

As a result, the home team was up against the odds. Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s 196 off 428 balls and Mohmmad Rizwan’s century, on the other hand, ensured that Australians were kept away from winning the match. A draw in the 2nd Test match of the Test series between Pakistan and Australia had been declared. The final will be played in Lahore from March 21 (Monday).

PAK vs AUS: On Babar Azam’s innings, McDonald said, “it was the finest by a skipper in the fourth innings.”

“This is wonderful and I am delighted he scored it. Other topics have been highlighted in addition to his high level of talent and attitude concerning how he went about his business throughout that innings. Even when there was a spin on the wicket, he managed to negotiate his way through it. It was fairly remarkable. Moreover, the fact that it was a drawn Test must be taken into consideration. But, in terms of saving the Test, it ranks among the best I have seen,” McDonald was cited as saying by NDTV.

“It was the most impressive performance by a skipper in the fourth innings. It was an unbelievable accomplishment that deprived us of a win. But we have to give him credit for the way he played,” he said.

The Australian captain, Pat Cummins, chose to bat first after winning the toss. His choice was backed up by his team-mates. Australia amassed a massive 556/9 in their first innings, on the back of Usman Khawaja’s 160-run performance.

Mitchell Starc took three wickets for Australia in their first innings, reducing the hosts to 148 runs. The visitors declared their second innings with a score of 97/2. Thus, putting the hosts in a position of having to chase a massive 506-run mark.

Pakistan struggled to get off to a good start in their second innings. Openers Imam-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali were both dismissed for ducks. Azam (196 runs off 425 balls) and wicketkeeper-batter Rizwan (104 runs off 177 balls) both contributed to the home side’s success in keeping the visitors from claiming victory in the second Test.

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