Yasir Shah pulls Pakistan out of disaster with century

Yasir Shah pulls Pakistan out of disaster with century

Agency News

Yasir Shah has made a scintillating performance with a century on the third day which pulled Pakistan out of a disgraceful defeat in the second test against Australia at Adelaide.

Good knocks from both Babar Azam and Yasir Shah helped Pakistan to end their first innings for a better 302. Forced to resume their second innings due to follow-on, Australian pacers delivered blows by taking three early wickets at 39 for 3.

Yasir Shah marked a record by making a century despite batting at No.8 position. When resumed their innings at 96 for 6 on Sunday, Pakistan had no hope remains. But the leg-spinner resisted Australia's charge with a valiant knock after Babar Azam lost for 97 (three runs short of century) on Sunday in Adelaide.

Yasir Shah became only the 6th Pakistan batsman to hit a hundred on Australian soil in a decade. The fight by Pakistan’s tail-enders with bat has been the highlight of Day 3 in Adelaide. Star batsman Babar Azam dominated the Australian attack before he fell 3 short of his 2nd successive hundred in Australia.

Babar Azam was sent walking back to the hut when Mitchell Starc got him caught at the slip cordon, bringing to close a 105-run stand for the 7th wicket. At 194 for 7, Pakistan were once again in a spot of bother but Yasir Shah played with a big heart and resisted Australia's charge.

With 12 boundaries, Yasir Shah got to his maiden first-class hundred in just 192 balls. Shah was nervous throughout his nineties on Sunday as Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood tested him with the 2nd new ball.