Australia beat Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test, winning by 79 runs in Melbourne

Australia defeated Pakistan by 79 runs in the second match of the Test series. This is Australia’s second consecutive win in the series. In the match played in Melbourne, Australia scored 318 runs in the first innings and 262 runs in the second innings. In response, Pakistan scored 264 runs in the first innings and 237 runs in the second innings. Pat Cummins was named Player of the Match for this game. Cummins took a total of 10 wickets.

Australia scored 318 runs in the first innings until all-out. Labuschagne scored 63 runs off 155 balls. This innings from Labuschagne included 5 fours. Opener Usman Khawaja contributed 42 runs and David Warner contributed 38 runs. Mitchell Marsh scored 41 runs. Meanwhile, Jamal took three wickets while bowling for Pakistan. While Shaheen Afridi, Mir Hamza and Hasan Ali took 2-2 wickets.

Pakistan scored 264 runs in the first innings until all-out. Masood received a half-century for this. He scored 54 runs. Babar Azam was a flop in this innings. He retired after scoring one run. Rizwan played an innings of 42 runs and Shafiq played an innings of 62 runs. While bowling for Australia, captain Cummins took five wickets. He scored 48 runs in 20 overs. Lion took 4 wickets.

Mitchell Marsh batted brilliantly for Australia in the second innings. He scored 96 runs off 130 balls. Marsh hit 13 fours in this innings. Alex Carey scored 53 runs and Steve Smith scored 50 runs. Meanwhile, Shaheen Afridi and Mir Hamza took four wickets each while bowling for Pakistan. Jamal took 2 wickets.

Pakistan needed 317 runs to win. But the team was finished after 237 runs. In this innings, Shan Masood was eliminated after scoring 60 runs. He hit 7 fours. Babar Azam played an innings of 41 runs. Rizwan contributed 35 runs. This is the Pakistan team’s second consecutive defeat in this series. Cummins scored 49 runs in 18 overs and took 5 wickets. He took 10 wickets in total.

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