Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Australia’s supremacy in the home Tests against Pakistan is yet to meet a boundary as the yellow team thumped the boys in green in yet another red-ball series. After the Brisbane Test, Pakistan was expected to come back hard. However, Adelaide produced a similar show, as the green team’s lackluster displays fetched them a 2-0 defeat.
Amidst an ordinary batting show by Pakistan in both the innings, middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq showed his class and fought against a raging pace battery of Australia.
Playing his 71st Test match, the 33-year old had to face a horrendous situation of 20-3 when he came to bat and joined opening batsman Shan Masood.
Nevertheless, Asad showed his resolve and gutsy nature to record his 25th half-century in the longest format of the game. Adopting an aggressive intent, the dexterous cricketer punished all the bad balls to score 5 fours.
Moreover, he ran brilliantly between the wickets. However, the Karachi born only delayed the inevitable as his dismissal after scoring 57 runs, allowed Australia to run through the tail and register another victory against Pakistan.