Statistical Review: Australia vs Pakistan 3rd Test Day 4
Pakistan is fighting against Australia to save the 3rd Test match (at Sydney). On day 4, Pakistan (1st innings) began on their overnight score 271/8 and made 315 before getting all out. Australia took 223 runs lead over Pakistan at the end of first innings fight but did not enforce the follow-on.
After deciding to bat again, Australia scored a quick-fire 241/2 before making a declaration in their second innings. Australia put up 465 runs target for Pakistan to win this Test.
Chasing down the target, Pakistan were 55/1 at the end of the day. Pakistan still needs 410 runs to win this Test.
Brief Scores: Australia – 538/8 decl. (Matt Renshaw 184, David Warner 113, Wahab Riaz 3/89) & 241/2 decl. (Usman Khawaja 79*, Steven Smith 59, Wahab Riaz 1/28)
Pakistan – 315 (Younis Khan 175*, Azhar Ali 71, Josh Hazlewood 4/55) & 55/1 (Sharjeel Khan 40, Azhar Ali 11*, Nathan Lyon 1/27)
Here are some statistical highlights of day 4 of the 3rd Test:
- Pakistan batsman Younis Khan scored unbeaten 175 runs during Pakistan’s first innings. It was Younis Khan’s second 150+ score against Australia in a Test innings. Before this innings, Younis Khan had scored 213 at Abu Dhabi in 2014. Younis Khan became the first Pakistani Test batsman to score 150+ more than once against Australia.
- Australian opening batsman David Warner (55) slammed a breezy half-century in just 23 balls. It is the 2nd fastest (by balls faced) Test half-century by a batsman. The fastest Test half-century (by balls faced) is completed off just 21 balls by Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan) against Australia at Abu Dhabi in 2014.
- Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah was very expensive during Australia’s second innings. He ended that innings with the bowling figures of 14-0-124-1 along with 8.85 economy rate. It is the worst economy rate by a Test bowler who bowled minimum 10 overs in an innings. The previous record holder was Bangladesh pacer Shahadat Hossain with 8.41 economy rate (against England at Lord’s in 2005).
- Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah conceded total 672 runs in this Test series which is the second most runs conceded by a bowler in a Test series playing 3 or fewer matches. The top in this list is Anil Kumble (3 Tests, 6 innings) with 710 runs (India tour of Australia in 2003/04; 4-match Test series).
- Australia scored 241/2 in 32 overs during their second innings before making a declaration their innings. Australia’s run rate in that innings was 7.53 which is the highest for a team who scored 100+ runs in a Test innings. The previous best was 6.82 by West Indies (173/6 in 25.2 overs) against India at Kingston in 1983.
- Australian openers scored total 431 runs in this Test. It is the 4th highest Test total on aggregate by the Australian openers.
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