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Statistical Review: Australia vs Pakistan 3rd Test Day 4
Australia vs Pakistan - Day 4 (3rd Test)

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:

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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).

 

  1. 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).

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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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