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Toss Winner - Australia won the toss and chose to bat first
Australia are all set to claim a Karachi Test.
We predict that Australia will defeat Pakistan.
Tournament: Australia tour of Pakistan, 2022 | Format: TEST | Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan | Toss: To BatBet Now
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After a batters’ dominance in the first Test match of the series, Pakistan and Australia will meet in the 2nd Test at Karachi. Pakistan’s batters have batted almost 240 overs in the first match whereas, the Australian batting unit has batted 140 overs in the Rawalpindi Test which ultimately helped to turn the result of the match into a draw.
This 2nd Test match will be played at National Stadium, Karachi between 12th-16th March and will be an important one for both the sides to claim points for ICC Test Championship. The Australian team is likely to include another spinner in the team to put more pressure on Pakistan’s batting unit whereas, Pakistan will try to attack with a pace attack they have, in this 2nd match.
ICC has declared the pitch of the first Test match as a below-average pitch and therefore this game in Karachi has all eyes on it after a draw in the first game. Both the teams have a strong bowling unit and they will try to utilize those units in this 2nd game of the 3 matches Test series.
Pakistan’s batters have shown some extraordinary display of batting in the first Test match which went as a draw game. The team will now face visitors in the 2nd game of the series at Karachi where they will try to carry the momentum they have with them.
Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam had decided to bat first after winning a toss in the first Test. Pakistan’s openers; Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique, had added 105 runs for the 1st wicket before Abdullah Shafique departed on 45 runs. Azar Ali who came as a one-down batsman; played a brilliant knock of 185 runs along with Imam-ul-Haq who scored 2 hundred (157 and 111*) in 2 innings.
Pakistan declared 1st inning on 476-4 and asked Australia to bat after 162 overs. While bowling to Australia in the first inning, Nauman Ali had delivered a brilliant spell of 6 wickets for 107 runs in 38 overs to dismantle Australia’s innings. Pakistan continued to bat after taking the lead of 17 runs. Abdullah Shafique had scored not out 136 runs in the second inning while opening, along with Imam-ul-Haq.
At the end of the 5th day, the match went as a draw. Pakistan’s batters have shown the patience and perseverance they have while batting in the 1st test match against Australia’s pace attack. They will now try to maintain the same form against visitors in the 2nd test at Karachi on 12th March.
Key Players: Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (c), Azhar Ali, Mohammd Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Fawad Alam. Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah.
Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Nauman Ali, Hasan Ali, Azhar Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Sajid Khan
The Australian team had delivered a good batting display while responding to Pakistan in the first test match. After a draw in the first game, visitors are looking forward to claiming a second game of the series which will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi between 12th-16th March 2022.
While bowling first after losing a toss in the first match, Australian bowlers have tried to put pressure on the hosts’ batting unit but they failed to do so on a flat pitch of Rawalpindi. The Australian team had used 9 bowlers to try their luck for breakthroughs but Pakistan had declared on 476 runs.
Australian batters had started the 1st inning on a good note. Both the openers; David Warner (68 runs from 114 balls) and Usman Khawaja (97 runs from 159 balls) were looking in good touch to set up a 156 runs stand for the first wicket. The ICC World no 1 batter; Marnus Labuschangne had shown his skills in the first inning to score 90 runs in 158 balls. Australian team got bowled out for 459 runs after playing 140 overs in the first inning.
The Australian bowling unit had bowled 77 overs again in the second innings but didn't get any wicket and the match went as resultless at the end of the 5th day. Australia will try to execute their plans well in the Karachi test by using 2 spinners along with 3 pacers. This series is historical for visitors and they will try to claim a win in the 2nd match of this series at Karachi.
Key Players: Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Swepson, Pat Cummins
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Swepson, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.
Pat Cummins, Mitchell Swepson, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Travis Head, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, David Warner, Nathan Lyon
The weather will be sunny throughout the Tests. The temperature will range between 34°C and 21°C. The wind will be flowing from the northwest at 13-17 km/h. The pitch is bowling friendly and has favored bowlers in the last few tests.
The 2nd Test match will be played at National Stadium, Karachi. This stadium has conducted 43 test matches over the years and is one of the oldest grounds in Pakistan.
In the last 5 Tests played at National Stadium, Karachi, the team batting first has won 3 times whereas, team bowling first has managed to win only once. Both the teams have a strong batting unit but the bowling units will play an important role in this test match. The team winning the toss should bat first.
By looking at both the squads, the Australian unit has a more balanced bowling lineup. Since the first test has favored batters on a flat pitch, bowlers will be the key source of claiming a game if a team wants to win on such venues. The kind of seamers the Australian unit has with them will play an important role in the 2nd test match and will try to put pressure on Pakistan's batting unit.
We predict that Australia will defeat Pakistan.
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