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AUS vs PAK 2016-17, 1st Test: Twitter Reacts As Australia Survive Huge Scare 

AUS vs PAK 2016-17, 1st Test: Twitter Reacts As Australia Survive Huge Scare

Pakistan is called the most unpredictable team in the game for a reason. Before the beginning of the Test, the Asian giants were in shambles after losing three consecutive Test including the defeat at home to a lowly-ranked West Indies. Their misery only compounded when they were dismissed for 142 in the first innings and nobody would have thought that they would be able to pose a challenge to the hosts after being set an improbable target of 490. But proving everyone wrong, they gave Australia a mighty scare before falling short by 40 runs as they were all out for 450.

Resuming the day on 382 for 8, still needing 108 runs to create history, Asad Shafiq and Yasir Shah began confidently. Backed by their fans’ constant cheering, the duo looked poised to chase down the total before Shafiq was dismissed by a brilliant bouncer from Mitchell Starc for a well-made 137. The writing was very much on the wall for Misbah-ul-Haq’s men after Shafiq’s departure and the match ended in a heart-breaking manner for them when Shah was run out in an unfortunate manner to hand Australia a 1-0 lead in the series.

Earlier, Younis Khan (65) and Azhar Ali (71) had set the tone for the visitors with defying knocks. The chase was then guided by Asad Shafiq as he shared fifty-plus partnerships with number 8, 9 and 10 batsmen. He was brilliantly supported by Sarfraz Ahmed (25 from 41 balls) Mohammad Amir (48 from 63) and Wahab Riaz (30 from 56).

Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:

https://twitter.com/jangam_sachin/status/810691375691796480

https://twitter.com/thepoetpratik/status/810693350273720321

https://twitter.com/LiamGarratt/status/810694674046418945

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