Pakistan's Remarkable Fightback in Sydney Test: From 96-5 to 313 Against Australia
Grit and determination defined Pakistan's performance in the Sydney Test as they battled back from a precarious 96-5 to reach a resilient total of 313 on the first day against Australia. Mohammad Rizwan's explosive 88, Agha Salman's spirited 82, and Aamer Jamal's fighting 53 steered Pakistan away from disaster, frustrating the Australian side at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia's skipper, Pat Cummins, showcased his prowess with a five-wicket haul, claiming figures of 5-61 for his third successive feat in the series. Despite a challenging start, Pakistan's tail wagged furiously, staging a comeback that turned the day in their favor.
Rizwan and Salman initiated the turnaround with a defiant 94-run partnership, with Rizwan's dismissal marking the end of his impactful innings. Agha Salman continued the resistance with a half-century, and Aamer Jamal's contribution kept the fight alive until he fell to Nathan Lyon.
In Australia's reply of 6-0, David Warner, playing his final Test, had to navigate a tense final over but finished with six runs. The day that began with elation for Australia concluded in frustration as Pakistan's lower order rescued their side.
Australia clinched the three-match series with a tense 79-run win in the second Test in Melbourne over Christmas. For the latest updates and comprehensive coverage of the ongoing cricket action, install the MeaVana Chrome extension.