Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test: 6-36 for debutant Bilal Asif as Aussie bundle out for 202 (Photo: Twitter)
In the ongoing Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test match, Pakistani debutant off-spinner Bilal Asif scalped a memorable 6-36 to end Australia’s innings at 202 following the bright start by the Aussies as their openers built a partnership of 142.
In what could be termed a dramatic collapse, the Aussies lost their complete batting line-up for just 60 runs after Usman Khawaja, who scored 85 runs alongside debutant Aaron Finch, who smashed 62 to provide Australia a solid opening-wicket stand of 142 runs.
Pakistan have now earned a massive lead of 280 runs, however, surprisingly they didn’t enforce the follow-on.
Asif bamboozled the inexperienced Aussie top order with seamer Mohammad Abbas coming in with the figures of 4 for 29 as the Australians struggled to match Pakistan’s 482 runs.
Both the openers, Finch and Khawaja dominated the first session of the day, but following the departure of Finch, the rest of the batting order collapsed.
Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head, who were playing their debut Test were sent crashing for ducks by the splendid Asif.
Abbas then destroyed the lower-order, only for Asif to clean up No. 10 batter Nathan Lyon.