Perth Test: Third day’s play ends, Australia lead by 300 runs over Pakistan

Australia has taken a 300-run lead over Pakistan on the third day of the first match of the ongoing three-Test series between Australia and Pakistan.

At the end of the third day of the Test match being played in Perth, Australia scored 84 runs for the loss of two wickets.

In the second innings, Steve Smith scored 43 runs while Usman Khawaja scored 34 runs on behalf of Australia.

Earlier, the entire Pakistan team was bowled out for 271 runs.

Imam-ul-Haq scored 62 runs, Abdullah Shafique scored 42 runs and captain Shan Masood scored 30 runs in the first innings on behalf of Pakistan.

Bowling for Australia, Nathan Lyne took three wickets while Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins got two wickets each.

On Saturday, Pakistan resumed their first innings with the loss of two wickets when Imam-ul-Haq and Khurram Shehzad were at the crease.

Nightwatchman Khurram Shahzad soon returned to the pavilion, clean bowled by Pete Cummins. He scored seven runs.

After that, Babar Azam scored 21 runs and caught the wicketkeeper.

Imam-ul-Haq scored 62 runs in the first innings on behalf of Pakistan Opener Imam-ul-Haq completed a half-century during this time but could not stay on the wicket for long after that and scored 62 runs off 199 balls. He was stumped by the wicketkeeper on the ball from Lyon.

After him, wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz came to play but was clean-bowled by Mitchell Starc after scoring three runs.

Pakistan’s sixth wicket fell on a total score of 195. After the lunch break, the seventh man Saud Shakeel was dismissed, whose wicket was taken by Hazlewood.

The eighth out was Faheem Ashraf who scored 9 runs and was hit by Pete Cummins. The ninth wicket fell to Aamir Jamal when he returned to the pavilion after scoring ten runs. The last player to get out was Shaheen Afridi.

It should be remembered that Australia scored 487 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in their first innings.

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