Brisbane Test
David Warner (Photo/ICC)

Australia on Sunday defeated Pakistan by an innings and five runs on Day 4 of the Brisbane Test here at the Gabba.

The hosts now lead a two-match Test series by 1-0.

Australia, with this win, has moved to second place in the ICC World Test Championship tables.

With Shan Masood and Babar Azam in the middle, Pakistan resumed play on day four of the Brisbane Test at 64/3.

The pair added 19 runs on Day 4 before Masood departed for 42. He was dismissed by Pat Cummins.

Josh Hazlewood then provided Australia with their fifth breakthrough, dismissing Iftikhar Ahmed, who departed for a duck.

Wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan then joined Babar Azam in the middle.

The pair went on to stitch a 132-run stand to steady Pakistan’s ship.

Babar Azam completed his century before Nathan Lyon provided Australia with a much-needed breakthrough. Azam departed after a knock of 104.

Yashir Shah then accompanied Rizwan, as the pair added 79 runs before the latter threw his wicket, reducing Pakistan to 305/7

Rizwan missed out on ac hance to complete his century as he departed for 95. he was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood.

Soon after, Shas also fell short of his half-century, as Josh Hazlewood, once again, got on the job done.

Pakistan’s final two wickets fell cheaply as they were bundled out for 335.

For Australia, Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers, scalping four.

Both teams will now face off in a day-night Test scheduled to begin from November 29 in Adelaide.










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