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Jamal, Rizwan, Agha heroics propel Pakistan to 313 total in Sydney Test

CricketJamal, Rizwan, Agha heroics propel Pakistan to 313 total in Sydney Test

Srinagar: The late inning heroics by Aamer Jamal and fight back from Mohammad Rizwan and Salman Agha propelled Pakistan to 313 run total in first inning on the day 1 of the Sydney Test vs Australia.

After seeing their openinh pair of Abdullah Shafique and Saim Ayub getting out for ducks, it was great recovery by Pakistan.

Aamer Jamal and Mir Hamza added 86 runs for the last wicket to get Pakistan past 300 despite being reduced to 227-9 at one stage.

Jamal scored 82 runs in 97 balls, which included nine fours and four sixes.

Hamza provided Jamal with able support from the other end and remained not out on seven runs in 43 balls.

Earlier, Mohammad Rizwan and Agha Salman took the attack to Australia to help Pakistan recover from a rocky start.

After slipping to 96 for five soon after lunch, Rizwan and Salman stitched a pulsating 94-run partnership before Rizwan was dismissed just before tea for 88.

Rizwan, who was left out for the first Test, smashed two sixes and 10 fours off 103 balls before he fell to a legside trap set by Pat Cummins.

Rizwan top-edged a pull shot for Josh Hazlewood to take the catch at fine leg after posting the highest individual score by a Pakistan batter of the series.

After the tea break, Mitchell Star got rid of Agha Salman after the latter had scored 53 runs in 67 balls.

Cummins, who was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 5-61, became the first Australian to take three consecutive five-wicket hauls in Tests since Nathan Lyon in 2017.

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