At the last moment both the teams were seen giving tough competition to each other. The Pakistani team, which was reduced to just 148 runs in the first innings, batted strongly and sensibly in the second innings.
He scored 443 for seven in reply to Australia’s 506 on the back of brilliant batting by captain Babar Azam (196), Mohammad Rizwan (104*) and Abdullah Shafiq (96).
Australia and Pakistan’s position in the World Test Championship has further strengthened after the two matches of the series between the two teams were drawn.
While Australia’s team remains on top with a win percentage of 71.42, Pakistan’s team remains at number two with 61.11 percent. Australia have played seven matches so far and have four wins and three draws. Whereas Pakistan has played three wins, one loss and two draws in six.
In this table, South Africa (60 percent) is at the third place and the Indian team (58.33 percent) is at the fourth position. The Indian team had recently moved up from fifth to fourth place after winning the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.
Keeping this in view, the third test match between Pakistan and Australia is going to be very exciting and decisive. Both the teams have given top-notch performance so far.
After this series, Australia will tour Sri Lanka for two Test matches in Sri Lanka. Soon after a month, Pakistan also has a two-match test tour with Sri Lanka at their home. Also, cricket experts have their eyes keenly settled on the Australia tour of India taking place in September-October.
The ICC Test Championship is at an exciting juncture. All teams are trying their best to get a good position in the points table. However, the journey for England and New Zealand is going to be very difficult and disappointing. India, Pakistan, Australia and South Africa are the 4 teams that are currently contenders for the championship.