Sydney Test: Pakistan all out for 313, Australia trail by 307 runs

Sydney Test: Pakistan all out for 313, Australia trail by 307 runs

In the Sydney Test, Pakistan scored 313 runs on the first day against Australia. Australia, replying, ended the day at 6-0, with Warner hitting a four off Sajid Khan’s first ball in his farewell Test match. The crowd cheered as Pakistan gave Warner a guard of honor.


Aamer Jamal’s fifty lower down the order was vital for Pakistan’s total. Despite being 227-9 at one point, Jamal and Mir Hamza’s partnership of 86 runs boosted Pakistan past 300. Jamal’s innings of 82 runs off 97 balls included nine fours and four sixes, supported by Hamza’s seven not out off 43 balls.

Pakistan, initially struggling at 96-5, found stability with Mohammad Rizwan and Agha Salman’s partnership of 94 runs. Rizwan’s aggressive 88 runs off 103 balls, featuring two sixes and 10 fours, ended with a catch by Hazlewood due to a Cummins trap.

After tea, Starc dismissed Salman for 53 runs. Cummins, with figures of 5-61, shone as Australia’s standout bowler, securing three consecutive five-wicket hauls, a feat last achieved by Nathan Lyon in 2017.

Pakistan faced a tough start after winning the toss, losing wickets early on, including skipper Shan Masood for 35 after lunch. It was a strong morning for the Australians, especially as they bid farewell to David Warner in his final Test at home.

Pakistan’s top order struggled, losing Shafique and debutant Ayub early. Shafique fell to Starc’s second ball, nicking a catch to Smith, while Saim Ayub was dismissed by Hazlewood in the next over. Babar Azam’s promising start ended when Cummins’ lbw appeal was reviewed, leaving Pakistan at 39-3.

Saud Shakeel faced a tough Cummins delivery but fell shortly after to an edge caught by Carey. Masood was also caught by Smith, but a no-ball saved him initially, only to be dismissed later by Mitchell Marsh.

Australia claimed the series with a 79-run victory in the second Test in Melbourne.

Aus vs Pak Teams for the Sydney Test

Australia Playing XI:

  1. David Warner
  2. Usman Khawaja
  3. Marnus Labuschagne
  4. Steve Smith
  5. Travis Head
  6. Mitchell Marsh
  7. Alex Carey
  8. Pat Cummins (capt)
  9. Mitchell Starc
  10. Nathan Lyon
  11. Josh Hazlewood

Pakistan Playing XI:

  1. Saim Ayub
  2. Abdullah Shafique
  3. Shan Masood (capt)
  4. Babar Azam
  5. Saud Shakeel
  6. Mohammad Rizwan
  7. Agha Salman
  8. Hasan Ali
  9. Sajid Khan
  10. Mir Hamza
  11. Aamer Jamal


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