The opening day of the 1st Pakistan vs Australia saw the inevitable as Tim Paine and Men were dominated for the most part as they bundled out the visitors for 240 in the first innings. Mitchell Starc delivered a scintillating spell and was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets. While Cummins took three wickets and Josh Hazlewood got two scalps. Asad Shafiq scored 76 runs and was the highest run-scorer for the Pakistani team. Meanwhile, if you are looking for the complete live score updates with ball-by-ball commentary and latest scorecard details for Day 2 of the AUS vs PAK 1st Test match, please scroll down. Australia Vs Pakistan, Cricket Score 1st Test Match.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first on the Brisbane track. The opening duo of Shan Masood and Azhar Ali made a steady start as Pakistan crossed the 50-run mark without losing any wicket. However, they faced a sudden collapse and lost wickets in clusters. Asad Shafiq, who came into bat at number four, took the mettle of run-scoring upon himself and scored a gritty half-century. But, after his dismissal, the tail failed to make a significant contribution and were packed for 240 runs. Australia Vs Pakistan, Latest Live Scorecard.
The opening pair of David Warner and Joe Burns will start the proceedings for Australia on Day 2 and will aim to make a steady start. They will be challenged by a young but potent Pakistani bowling line-up who breathed fire in the tour matches. All eyes will be on the 16-year-old pacer Naseem Shah who bowled magnificently in the practice games and will eye to put up a similar performance in the big stage too.
Talking about the Australian batsmen, Warner and Burns will be followed by Steve Smith who is currently the number one ranked Test batsman and will seek to pile a big score at the Gabba too. He is 27 shy of becoming the fastest batsman to reach the landmark of 7000 Test runs and by the form he is in, the milestone doesn’t look far away.