Pakistan’s horrible record in Australia stretched across another tour as the boys in green were decimated in the second Test of the two-match series. Coming to the final day of the Adelaide Test, the tourists were in no position to challenge the hosts, but they showed some resistance.
One of the noticeable performances of the day came from Pakistan’s opening batsman Shan Masood who struck the 6th half-century of his Test career.
After losing the wickets of Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali and Babar Azam early, the tall batter batted bravely to form a 103-run stand with Asad Shafiq.
In an impressive batting show, the 30-year old showed positive intent by scoring 8 fours and a six. However, it was a sad end to what could have been a spectacular innings.
As he tried to loft one ball from Nathan Lyon over mid-off, he didn’t get the timing right, thus handling a simple catch to Mitchell Starc. Perhaps, this was an epitome of Pakistan’s mistakes in Australia, which can be reckoned as a story of could’ve, would’ve, should’ve, but it didn’t happen.