Pakistan is currently playing Test series against Australia. Australia is leading the 3 test match series 1-0. Australia and Pakistan are now playing their 2nd Test at Melbourne. Pakistan won the toss and they decided to bat first against Australia. Pakistan lost some early wickets.
Azhar Ali is playing brilliantly. He score his 25th Test fifty. He also completes his 1000 runs in Tests in 2016. He is the only Pakistani in 2016 to do this. Pakistan are now 4 down fro 142. After the wicket of Younis Khan Misbah comes to bat. Misbah smashed a fantastic six to Nathan Lyon just on coming to bat. Later Misbah departs off Jackson Bird as Maddinson grabs a superb catch.
Pakistani captain Misbah Ul Haq had some other plans since the start of the game. He won the toss and when everyone was expecting that he would bowl first under the hazy conditions, he opted to bat first and gave us all a big surprise. Misbah wanted to get the first advantage but with bat.
When he came out to bat despite his side losing three wickets the way he started his innings was pretty strange as well. Was that really Misbah many of the people who saw him batting today must have asked this questions a lot of times to themselves and others as well. It was short cameo from Misbah. He hit his shots. He played attacking cricket but remained unlucky as he was caught at short fine leg. The six he hit against Lyon was one of the best shots of the day. Attacking a spinner straight away is what Misbah does all the time.
Lyon gave him a flighted ball and Misbah in his typical style dispatched the ball straight over long on. This hit came from the middle of his bat and went miles down the ground. The ball fell into the stands and this can tell you easily how much power was behind this shot. Hitting a six at the MCG is not easy and hitting this much long is definitely something massive.
Pakistan has done well on day one. Their batting on day two will matter a lot. They need something over 300. If they are able to get these runs then they have a bowling attack that can cause Australia a lot of troubles. At the moment Azhar and Asad Shafiq are at the crease. Sarfraz is still come. Now if these three batters give 150 more runs to Pakistan than certainly Pakistan will be at the top in this game. Their bowling is already strong.