AUS Vs PAK, 1st Test: Pat Cummins’ Men Register 360-Run Win Against Pakistan

Pat Cummins' Australia got off to a great start against Pakistan, registering a 360-run win in the 1st Test at Perth

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Dec 17, 2023 14:39 IST
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In what was a dominant display by the Australia, the home side went on to register an impressive 360-run win against Pakistan in the 1st Test at Perth on December 17.

Pakistan batting order got decimated by the Kangaroos as they were chasing a challenging target of 450 on Day 4 which eventually saw them getting bowled out for a mere 89.

Kangaroos ahead from Day 1

The Test started with opener and Australian Test veteran David Warner scoring his 26th Test century for the Aussies and went on to score 164 runs in the 1st innings.

Mitchell Marsh’s 90 runs later on in the innings helped Australia put up 487 on the board.

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Pakistan failing to get started

With a wayward bowling attack on opening day, Pakistan failed to make it count with the bat as well which saw them 195/6 within 76 overs. The away side managed to score 271 runs in the end.

Day 3 saw Usman Khawaja (90) and Mitchell Marsh (63*) take Australia’s lead even further and then decided to declare their innings at 233/5, setting up a 450-run target for the visitors.

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood took 3 scalps each in the 4th innings followed by Nathan Lyon getting 2 wickets to his name as well.

Pakistan will have to go back to the drawing board and come back with a plan in order to get back in the series.

The 2nd Test match will take place at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on 26th December.

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First published on: Dec 17, 2023 02:39 PM IST

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