Steve Smith Will Play A Shot That Makes You Shake Your Head In Disbelief. AUS v PAK 1st Test, Day 3 Review. After controlling the first two days of the Pink Ball Test in Adelaide, Australia maintained their resurgence even on the 3rd day and ended the day in the driver’s seat. Pakistan who was tottering at 97/8 at the end of the 2nd day’s play added 45 more to their late total since giving out for 142. Wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed was the lone hero in the field for Pakistan as he remained unbeaten on 58.Australian batsmen responded in a terrific way in their 2nd innings and batted in a positive manner to post 202/5 in 39 overs before Steve Smith decided to declare the innings. Pakistan hit much better in their 2nd innings in pursuit of the 440-run target and finished Day 3 at 70/2.
With two full days outlasting in the Test, Australia apparently look the overwhelming favorites to win the match and it will need something miraculous from Pakistan to make an event outside of it.
Aus 1st innings: 429 (S Smith 130, P Handscomb 105; W Riaz 4/89)
Pak 1st innings: 142 all out (S Ahmed 59*; J Hazlewood 3/22)
Aus 2nd innings: 203/5 dec (Usman Khawaja 74; Rahat Ali 2/40)
Pak 2nd innings: 70/2 (Azhar Ali 41*; Nathan Lyon 1/30)
Pak need 420 more runs to win