AUS vs PAK: Pakistan made a very shameful record in the history of Test cricket, this happened for the first time
Australia vs Pakistan 3rd Test: Pakistan has made a very shameful record in the first innings on the first day of the Sydney Test. This is the first time in the history of Test cricket that both the opening batsmen have been out on a score of zero.
The third and last match of the ongoing three-match Test series between Australia and Pakistan is being played today at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 3. Pakistan team has made such a shameful record on the first day of the match and in the first innings itself. Which could not happen till now in the history of Test cricket. Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first in the Sydney Test. But, Pakistani batsmen proved this decision wrong. Both the opening batsmen of Pakistan could not open their accounts and returned to the pavilion. This is the first time in the history of Test cricket that the calendar year has started with the opener being out on a duck. This has never happened before.
Pakistan captain Shan Masood won the toss and decided to bat first. Pakistan was given the first blow in the form of Abdullah Shafiq on the score of zero on the second ball of the first over of the first innings. Shafiq was caught by Steve Smith on zero. After this, on the second ball of the second over, Pakistan got the second blow in the form of debutant Saim Ayyub. Ayyub also returned to the pavilion after being caught by Alex Carey on the ball of Josh Hazlewood with a score of zero.
Pakistan lost both its opening batsmen in just eight balls of the innings and a shameful record was registered in its name in Test cricket. After this, Australia did not give Pakistan a chance to recover and sent half the Pakistani team to the pavilion with a score of just 96. Apart from the two openers, Babar Azam (26) and Saud Shakeel (5) have also returned to the pavilion.
The Australian team has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series by winning the first two test matches. Now Australia is eyeing a clean sweep. Looking at the way Australia's bowlers have performed so far, it can be said that Australia will be successful in its plan.