Boxing Day Test Australia VS Pakistan 2nd Test 2023 Highlights, Australia Made Life Difficult For Pakistani Bowlers

Australia Vs Pakistan Test 2 Highlights

On the opening day of Test 2 in Australia Vs Pakistan, the home team seemed to be dominant towards the end of the Day 1 stumps.  The Boxing day Test between Australia Vs Pakistan is being played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and the spectators flocked to the stadium to enjoy the boxing day while basking the heat of the two fast bowling cricketing sides.

Pakistani fans were expecting their team will come back strongly after the loss in the 1st Test with Australia by 360 runs. On the other hand Australia team went down to the field on the Day 1 of the second Test between Australia and Pakistan, with the motive to dominate and seize the series without depending on the third test of the Australia Vs Pakistan Test Series.

On the boxing day test, Pakistan won the toss and asked the host to batch first and face the fury of the Pakistani pace attack which the opening pair of Australia handled pretty well. The centurion from the last test match David Warner and Usman Khwaja put a solid partnership and started frustrating the Pakistani bowlers from the start.


Boxing Day Test Australia VS Pakistan Score

The Aussie openers put a solid foundation by putting a 90 run partnership in the Boxing Day Test. But, the Pakistani pacers make a brilliant comeback with two quick wickets and removed the two openers and Australia was at 108/2.

When Pakistani bowlers were thinking to leverage the situation but Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne took up the responsibility and slowed down the tempo of the Pakistani bowlers by putting a strong guard and defended their wickets till the 58th wicket when Steve Smith got out.


Marnus Labuschagne innings in boxing day test

Pakistani bowlers were relentless in their line and length in the post-lunch session of the boxing day test and made the Australian batsmen work hard for the runs. In the same way, especially Marnus Labuschagne made the Pakistani bowler toil throughout the two sessions and faced 120 balls to score a hard-fought 44 runs innings. Australia reached 187/3 at stumps of Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test.


Australia Has The Edge, Hasan Ali Believes They Are In Control

Experts and cricket analysts mentioned that considering the behavior of the pitch of MCG, Australia has an upper hand at the end of Boxing Day Test but Hasan Ali, the pace bowler of the Pakistani team along with the other team members said that Pakistani like to believe that they have the advantage with the three wickets down of Australia on Day 1 of the Test Match.


Boxing Day Test Australia Vs Pakistan Wickets

Hasan Ali, Aamer Jamal and Salman Ali Agha were among the wicket takers from the Pakistani team with 1-wicket each in their buckets but Shaheen Afridi failed to be among the wickets in his 20 overs of bowling.


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