Boxing Day test: Match story

Match Story: Australia Vs Pakistan Second test

Second test between Australia and Pakistan is also a miraculous one like the first One. It’s a  rarity for a team to lose after scoring beyond 400 in first innings. There were only three instances before the last five tests in test history  when a  when a team batted first lost after scoring four in excess of four hundred. In Last first test matches held across the globe.Thrice it has happened. Mitchell starc was the star of the day. He shared a 150 run partnership with skipper Steve smith. He came back and produced a magical spell which presented an innings victory for the home side. He was presented man of the match for his all round performance on final day.

Pakistan once again proved to be unpredictable

Pakistan had a different conclusion to their test matches. They started their year with number one position. Now they finish the year with number 5 position. India is currently in Number one position followed by South Africa. South Africa has won the first test against SriLanka in Sun foil Bileteral series. Pakistan skipper also said that he is considering retirement

Australia

Australia have gone for the kill. They tried only to win even after Pakistan have batted for almost three Days. They scored at brisk pace and attained a of 200. David Warner gave Aussies a blazing start. They have in excess of 250 in the first fifty overs. Steve Smith was unbeaten on 165. Usman Khawaja fell short of century by 6 runs. Mitchell Starc’s quick fire 80 had proved to be instrumental in Aussies Victory. He  picked up a four wicket haul in the second innings of Pakistan. He managed to pick up one wicket only in the first innings. Now Mitchell starc becomes leading wicket taker in 2016 with 50 scalps. Starc only played 9 test matches in this calendar year. He is followed by Stuart Broad, Who has 48 scalps. Third is emerging payer Kagiso Rabada from South Africa.

After two consecutive victories for Australia in two tests. Third test loses much of its significance. Third will commence from 3rd of January. Nic Madinson was dropped from third test. Steve o Keefe from Sydney has been called as replacement player.