Australia beats Pakistan in Boxing Day Test, wins by 79 runs in Melbourne

Australia vs Pakistan: Australia defeated Pakistan by 79 runs in the second match of the test series. This is Australia’s second consecutive win in this series. In the match played in Melbourne, Australia scored 318 runs in the first innings and 262 runs in the second innings. In response, Pakistan scored 264 runs in the first innings and 237 runs in the second innings. Pat Cummins was chosen ‘Player of the Match’ for this match. Cummins has taken a total of 10 wickets.

Australia scored 318 runs till all out in the first innings. During this, Labuschagne scored 63 runs facing 155 balls. This innings of Labuschagne included 5 fours. Opener Usman Khawaja contributed 42 runs and David Warner contributed 38 runs. Mitchell Marsh scored 41 runs. During this, while bowling for Pakistan, Jamal took 3 wickets. Whereas Shaheen Afridi, Mir Hamza and Hasan Ali took 2-2 wickets.

Pakistan scored 264 runs till all out in the first innings. Masood scored a half-century for that. He scored 54 runs. Babar Azam was a flop in this innings. He was out after scoring 1 run. Rizwan played an inning of 42 runs and Shafiq played an inning of 62 runs. While bowling for Australia, Captain Cummins took 5 wickets. He gave 48 runs in 20 overs. Lion took 4 wickets.

Mitchell Marsh batted brilliantly for Australia in the second innings. He scored 96 runs facing 130 balls. Marsh hit 13 fours in this innings. Alex Carey scored 53 runs and Steve Smith scored 50 runs. During this, Shaheen Afridi and Mir Hamza, while bowling for Pakistan, took 4 wickets each. Jamal took 2 wickets.

Pakistan needed 317 runs to win. But the team was all out after scoring 237 runs. In this innings, Shan Masood was out after scoring 60 runs. He hit 7 fours. Babar Azam played an inning of 41 runs. Rizwan contributed 35 runs. This is the second consecutive defeat of the Pakistan team in the series. Cummins gave 49 runs in 18 overs and took 5 wickets. He took a total of 10 wickets.

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