After Pakistan captain walks back for 196, the entire Australian team applauds from behind for Babar Azam1 min read
The second Test between Australia and Pakistan concluded in a thrilling tie-on Wednesday, but the emphasis was on Babar Azam, who scored the best total by a skipper in a Test’s fourth innings. Azam’s 196-run effort enabled Pakistan escape with a draw in the second Test, keeping the series tied at 0-0.
Azam went on to score 196 runs off 425 balls, including 21 fours and one six. Nathan Lyon eventually got rid of the right-handed hitter in the 160th over of the game. The whole Australian squad celebrated and shook the batter’s hand when he was ejected. When Babar was on his way back to the pavilion, the Australians applauded in unison.
On Day 5 of the second Test, Babar eclipsed Younis Khan’s record for the greatest score by a Pakistani player in a Test’s fourth innings.
Babar is also the first Pakistani player to have played more than 400 deliveries.
Along with Babar, Shafique contributed 96 runs, while Mohammad Rizwan stayed undefeated on 104.