Pakistan and Australia were involved in a three-match test series that ended in Lahore on Friday (March 25). On the final day of the series, the hosts under Babar Azam restarted the day with 73 no losses in pursuit of 351 set by Pat Cummins & Co.
At one stage, Pakistan led 213-5 before again their bottom half of the batting order dropped and the team was dismissed with 235. After a 115 streak loss, Pakistan lost the streak 1-0 to the visitors. Thanks to a historic series victory, Australia registered only their third Test series triumph in Pakistan. For the uninitiated, this is Australia’s first tour of Pakistan in 24 years.
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After winning the series, Captain Australia Cummins joined the elite roster of captains. He is now only the third Australian skipper to win the test series on Pakistani soil.
Australia Test series won in Pakistan
2-0 in 1959/60 (Richie Beno)
1-0 in 1998/99 (Mark Taylor)
1-0 in 2021/22 (Pat Cummins)
List of Australia Test match wins in Pakistan
November 1959, Dhaka
November 1959 Lahore
October 1998 Rawalpindi
March 2022 in Lahore
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Speaking of the third Test, Australia won the toss and posted 391 results, choosing to bat first. In response, Pakistan lost the story in their first innings and was reduced from 264-5 to 268 total. After setting a difficult goal of 351 runs, the hosts succumbed to 115 runs.
At the post-game presentation, an enthusiastic Cummins said: “In the first innings, the way we batted, the way we took the lead, was fantastic. I thought that if we played at full strength, that would be enough. It was a bit odd that the trending feature of the game was that the first couple of wickets were hard to get after they had 30-40 overs. The great thing about this whole team is that we played really well in Australia with the Ashes. And now here. Swepson probably didn’t get his fair share, he was an important member of our bowling team. We were so well received here. Didn’t know what to expect here but it was an amazing experience. It was a lot of fun. cricket. In many ways, it was more important than just the result.”
Players like Usman Khawaja (496 runs) and Cummins-Nathan Lyon (12 scalps) topped the three visitor tests.