Babar Azam hits first-rate cover drive: The Pakistani batsman was seen playing an exquisite drive off the Australian spearhead.
During the second day of the second Test of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of Australia in Adelaide, Pakistan batsman Babar Azam hit a first-rate cover drive off Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 21st over when Azam went on his front foot to elegantly hit the ball through the cover region. Right from the time the ball touched the bat, a boundary was on the taking for the right-hand batsman.
It is worth mentioning that Azam was promoted up the batting order at No. 4 today. Coming in to bat in the 13th over, Azam has been the standout batsman from the visiting team till now.
A shambolic batting performance has seen Pakistan losing six wickets without even scoring 100 runs in the first innings. Having already hit six fours, Azam is on the verge of completing his 12th Test half-century.
The day will predominantly be remembered for Australia opening batsman David Warner scoring his maiden triple century earlier today. Resuming from 166* overnight, Warner went on to score 335* (418) with the help of 39 fours and a six after Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and chose to bat.
While many had thought that Warner would go past the world record of former West Indies captain Brian Lara, it didn’t happen as Paine declared the Australian innings in a surprising move.
Babar Azam hits first-rate cover drive off Josh Hazlewood
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 30, 2019
How Twitterati reacted on the match:
I’m sorry, and I don’t like to be critical, but this is woeful from Pakistan. So disappointing they haven’t competed.
— Ric Finlay (@RicFinlay) November 30, 2019
Current Pakistan cricket team has two tails: those who bat before and after Babar Azam
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 30, 2019
Pakistan could potentially lose by an innings to Warner #AUSvPAK
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) November 30, 2019
June 2019 – Imam-ul-Haq “Starc isn’t a threat. In fact I am excited over the prospect of facing him”
November 2019 – Imam-ul-Haq c Warner b Starc 2#AUSvPAK
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) November 30, 2019
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