PAK vs AUS: Want to congratulate my bowlers as this was tough wicket, says Babar Azam
PAK vs AUS: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam praised batter Imam-ul-Haq for his performance in Tuesday’s first Test against Australia in Rawalpindi.
On the fifth and final day of the first Test match at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Pakistan openers Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique both produced unbroken century as Pakistan amassed 252 without losing a wicket.
“The way he grabbed his opportunity and the maturity he showed was commendable [on Imam]. So many positives. Even I would want to congratulate my bowlers as this was a tough wicket. The way Nauman bowled was a massive positive for us. A few of our main bowlers were not available for this game as well but they should be available for the next game,” said Babar Azam after the play ended on Day 5.
Australia only added 10 runs to their overnight score on the fifth and final day. Losing three wickets as left-arm orthodox spinner Nauman Ali got two wickets on the day. Raising his tally to six wickets in the innings. In their first innings, Australia scored 459/10, behind the hosts by 17 runs.
In the ICC World Test Championship table, the first Test concluded in a tie. With both teams receiving four points each.