Pak vs Aus 2nd Test: Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s centuries guide Pakistan to a gripping draw

Babar Azam’s 196-run captain’s innings helped Pakistan draw the second Test against Australia at Karachi’s National Stadium.

Pakistan managed to draw the second Test versus Australia at the National Stadium in Karachi on Wednesday. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan both scored centuries. Pakistan played 171.4 overs in their second innings, scoring 443 for 7. Rizwan remained undefeated on 104. Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain, was bowled for 196 by Nathan Lyon on Day 5 of the second Test, falling short of a well-deserved double century. Lyon then breathed new life into the game by dismissing Faheem Ashram for a wicket on the first ball and Sajid Khan for a wicket a few overs following. Pakistan batted their hearts out while chasing a 506-run mark.

At the National Stadium, the hosts were on the rear foot after succumbing for 148 in reaction to Australia’s enormous first innings total of 556-9. 


Pakistan’s record win target was never within sight, but Babar’s 228-run partnership with Abdullah Shafique (96) held them in the game. 

After a massive third-wicket partnership between Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique, Babar and Mohammad Rizwan put up a good partnership. Lyon claimed four wickets for Australia, while Pat Cummins grabbed two wickets.

Following the dismissal of Marnus Labuschagne on 44, Australia concluded their second innings on 97 for two. Usman Khawaja, the first innings centurion, stayed undefeated on 44 runs.