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PAK VS AUS LIVE Score – Lahore Test LIVE Updates – DAY 5 Starts: At Lunch on Day 5 of 3rd and final test, Pakistan require 215 more to win. Australia on the other hand need 8 more wickets. Earlier starting at 73/0, Pakistan lost Abdullah Shafique (27) and Azhar Ali (17) in the 1st hour of play. Imam-Ul-Haq meanwhile is batting at 66* and is joined by captain Babar Azam 19* is on the crease Follow Pakistan vs Australia Live Updates on InsideSport.IN & PAK vs AUS LIVE streaming on Sony Sports Network.

Earlier Pak openers Imam ul Haq and Abdullah Shafique put on a gutsy 77 runs stand before Shafique got out.

PAK VS AUS Live Score: Final Day of Lahore test begins, Pakistan chase 278 more to WIN: Follow Pakistan vs Australia LIVE Updates

The hosts need 278 more on the final day with all 10 wickets in hand, and Australia will hope to run through the Pakistan lineup as they did in the 1st innings. 

PAK vs AUS DAY 5 – Pakistan 2ND Innings ScoreCard













BATTING   R B 4s 6s SR
Abdullah Shafique  c †Carey b Green 27 80 3 1 33.75
Imam-ul-Haq  not out 66 194 5 0 34.02
Azhar Ali  c Smith b Lyon 17 47 2 0 36.17
Babar Azam (c) not out 19 40 2 0 47.50
TOTAL (60 Ov, RR: 2.26) 136/2  

Fall of wickets: 1-77 (Abdullah Shafique, 30.5 ov), 2-105 (Azhar Ali, 45.2 ov)

 

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PAK VS AUS Live Score: Pakistan, Australia head to final day to settle series, hosts need 278 more to win after Imam, Shafique remain unbeaten

PAK VS AUS Live Score: Pakistan, Australia head to final day to settle series, hosts need 278 more to win after Imam, Shafique remain unbeaten

PAK VS AUS Live Score: Pakistan, Australia head to final day to settle series, hosts need 278 more to win after Imam, Shafique remain unbeaten

Pakistan openers Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique made a solid start on Thursday to set up a thrilling final day in the deciding third Test in Lahore, keeping the hosts in the hunt for a series-clinching win against Australia.

Australia captain Pat Cummins made a sporting declaration in the final session of the fourth day at the Gaddafi Stadium, calling his side’s second innings closed on 227/3 and setting Pakistan a target of 351 to chase.

On a wicket offering turn for the spinners and some deliveries keeping low after pitching, Imam and Shafique denied Australia any success to take Pakistan to 73 without loss at stumps with the hosts needing 278 more for victory.

Imam was unbeaten on 42 with Shafique 27 not out. Steve Smith, who has had a tough time in the series with his catching, dropped an edge from Shafique off part-time leg-spinner Marnus Labuschagne in the final over of the day’s play. The first two Tests — the first between the sides in Pakistan since 1998 — were drawn.

Australia opener Usman Khawaja earlier continued his run-scoring spree against Pakistan, remaining unbeaten on 104 after completing his second hundred of the series. The 35-year-old left-hander scampered for two runs in the final over before tea to complete his 12th hundred in Tests.

Pakistan-born Khawaja, who top-scored for Australia in the first innings with 91, also scored 97 in the opening Test at Rawalpindi and 160 and 44 not out in the second at Karachi.

He added 96 for the opening stand with David Warner, who hit six fours and a six in his knock before being dismissed shortly before lunch for 51, cleaned up by fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Khawaja, who returned to the Test side after two years in January during the home Ashes series against England, was bowled on 31 by pacer Naseem Shah but was reprieved when the television umpire ruled the bowler had overstepped the crease.

He also added 65 for the second wicket with number three Marnus Labuschagne, who made 36. Former captain Steve Smith was out for 17 after becoming the fastest to reach 8,000 runs in Tests during his knock.

PAK VS AUS Live Score: Pakistan, Australia head to final day to settle series, hosts need 278 more to win after Imam, Shafique remain unbeaten

PAK VS AUS Live Score: Pakistan, Australia head to final day to settle series, hosts need 278 more to win after Imam, Shafique remain unbeaten

Marnus Labuschagne, dropped on 11 off Sajid Khan, finally holed out to Nauman after hitting six boundaries. Earlier, Australia scored quick runs as Warner opened with three boundaries in the second over of the day against pace spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi.

He reached his 34th Test half-century in 123 minutes before left-armer Shaheen uprooted his off-stump on 51 with a quicker delivery that seamed away. Warner’s knock included six fours and a six, but his stay at the wicket also saw some controversy.

Umpires Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza suggested Warner, batting out of his crease, was encroaching on to an area of the pitch which could scuff and help spinners later in the match.

PAK VS AUS Live Score: Pakistan, Australia head to final day to settle series, hosts need 278 more to win after Imam, Shafique remain unbeaten

PAK VS AUS Live Score: Pakistan, Australia head to final day to settle series, hosts need 278 more to win after Imam, Shafique remain unbeaten

PAK VS AUS Live Score: Pakistan, Australia head to final day to settle series, hosts need 278 more to win after Imam, Shafique remain unbeaten

He removed his helmet and gloves before being involved in animated conversation with the umpires. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam also joined the discussion, pointing to the area that Warner was allegedly damaging.

Play resumed after a few minutes without any formal warning being given. Australia are in Pakistan for the first time since 1998, having previously refused to tour over security fears. The series is tied 0-0 after Tests in Rawalpindi and Karachi were drawn.

Pakistan 2nd Innings scorecard – 73/0









Abdullah Shafique Not out 27 69 3 1 39.13
Imam ul Haq Not out 42 93 4 0 45.16
Extra 4 (b 1, w 1, nb 0, lb 2)
Total 73/0 (27)
Yet To Bat Azhar AliBabar AzamFawad AlamMohammad RizwanHasan AliNauman AliS AfridiNaseem ShahSajid Khan

 

Australia 2nd Innings: 227/3 Decl.

Australia 1st Innings: 391 all out



















BATTING   R B 4s 6s SR
David Warner  lbw b Shaheen Shah Afridi 7 13 1 0 53.84
Usman Khawaja  c Babar Azam b Sajid Khan 91 219 9 1 41.55
Marnus Labuschagne  c †Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi 0 2 0 0 0.00
Steven Smith  lbw b Naseem Shah 59 169 6 0 34.91
Travis Head  c †Mohammad Rizwan b Naseem Shah 26 70 4 0 37.14
Cameron Green   b Naseem Shah 79 163 9 0 48.46
Alex Carey † lbw b Nauman Ali 67 105 7 0 63.80
Mitchell Starc  c Nauman Ali b Shaheen Shah Afridi 13 33 2 0 39.39
Pat Cummins (c) not out 11 25 1 0 44.00
Nathan Lyon   b Naseem Shah 4 3 1 0 133.33
Mitchell Swepson   b Shaheen Shah Afridi 9 7 2 0 128.57
TOTAL (133.3 Ov, RR: 2.92) 391  

Fall of wickets: 1-8 (David Warner, 2.3 ov), 2-8 (Marnus Labuschagne, 2.5 ov), 3-146 (Steven Smith, 56.2 ov), 4-187 (Usman Khawaja, 74.1 ov), 5-206 (Travis Head, 80.6 ov), 6-341 (Alex Carey, 119.6 ov), 7-353 (Cameron Green, 124.5 ov), 8-369 (Mitchell Starc, 129.6 ov), 9-374 (Nathan Lyon, 130.6 ov), 10-391 (Mitchell Swepson, 133.3 ov)










BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Shaheen Shah Afridi 24.3 3 79 4 3.22 0 0
Hasan Ali 20 5 61 0 3.05 0 3
Naseem Shah 31 13 58 4 1.87 0 2
Nauman Ali 24 4 77 1 3.20 0 3
Sajid Khan 33 4 97 1 2.93 0 0
Babar Azam 1 0 2 0 2.00 0 0

 

PAK VS AUS Live Score: Pakistan, Australia head to final day to settle series, hosts need 278 more to win after Imam, Shafique remain unbeaten

Match Details

Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test – DAY 5

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Date and Time: 25 March, at 10:30 AM IST

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