Lahore: On the fifth day of the third and decisive Test match of the series, Pakistan started batting in pursuit of the target of 351 runs.
Pakistani opener Abdullah Shafiq scored 27 runs and was caught behind the wicket by Cameron Green.
Before the start of the fifth day’s play, the 1992 World Cup trophy was placed at Gaddafi Stadium, with Pakistani players posing for pictures.
On March 25, 1992, Pakistan won the World Cup for the first time under the leadership of Imran Khan.
Pakistan openers made a brilliant start to the second innings. Imam-ul-Haq scored 42 off 93 balls while Abdullah Shafiq remained unbeaten on 27 off 69 balls in pursuit of the 351-run target set by Australia.
The Australian team declared batting for 227 runs for the loss of three wickets in response to which Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafiq came on the field from the national team and while batting best, the team’s total score reached 73 runs.
The third day
Pakistan started the rest of the innings at 90 for one on the third day. After the lunch break, Abdullah Shafiq scored 81 runs and was dismissed by Nathan Lane.
Azhar Ali played an innings of 78 runs and was caught by Pat Cummins while Fawad Alam scored 13 runs after the tea break and was bowled by Mitchell Starc.
Mohammad Rizwan made a run and was bowled by Mitchell Starc and Sajid Khan was bowled by Pat Cummins.
In the first innings, Pakistani batsmen Abdullah Shafiq (81), Azhar Ali (78), and Babar Azam (67) were the standout batsmen.
When the national team started batting to end Australia’s 391-run lead, Pakistani opener Imam-ul-Haq scored 11 runs and was LBWed by Pat Cummins off 20 balls.
Later, Abdullah Shafiq and Azhar Ali batted responsibly to take the score to 90.
The visiting team Australia won the toss and elected to bat. Pakistan sent two players to the pavilion for 8 runs against Australia.
Opener David Warner scored 7 runs while Marinus Labushin was dismissed without scoring runs by Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Australian player Marinus Labushan was dismissed for zero runs against Pakistan for the third time in his Test career.