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Australia vs Pakistan, 2019: 1st Test, Day 4 – Australia’s fortress, Pakistan’s losing streak, Babar’s away hundred and more stats

All the statistical highlights from the Australia innings victory over the Pakistan team.

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Australian team. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Australia toiled to pick up the remaining seven wickets of Pakistan on the 4th day’s play before sealing a victory by a margin of innings and 5 runs. Babar Azam scored his maiden away Test century batting along with Mohammad Rizwan. The duo added 132 for the 6th wicket while Rizwan added 79 with Yasir Shah for the 7th wicket in the process of avoiding an innings defeat. However, the keeper-batsman got out scoring 95 and Pakistan were bowled out for only 335 runs.

All the statistical highlights from the Australia innings victory over the Pakistan team:

Pakistan’s losing streak continues:

13Pakistan has lost each of their last 13 Test matches on Australian soil since beating the hosts in 1995 at Sydney Cricket Ground by 74 runs. This is the joint-longest losing streak for any team in a specific country in Test cricket.

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Bangladesh also lost 13 Tests they played in Bangladesh in a succession between 2001 and 2004. They lost 14 of their first 15 Test matches at home before defeating Zimbabwe by 225 runs in 2005 to bring an end to the losing streak at home.


The fortress Gabba:

30 – Australia extended their unbeaten streak at the Gabba in Test cricket to 31 matches. Their last Test defeat at this venue came against West Indies way back in 1988. This streak of 31 Tests is the 2nd longest unbeaten streak for any team in Test cricket at a venue. Pakistan went 34 Test matches without a defeat at the National Stadium in Karachi between 1955 and 2000.

Australia won 24 out of those 31 matches including their last seven at this venue. Pakistan featured in six Tests here and have lost in five of them while another game ended in a draw.


A rare Pakistan feat:

2 – Babar Azam became only the 2nd player after Zaheer Abbas to score a century against Australia on Australian soil for Pakistan in both Test and ODI formats. Babar scored exactly 100 during the 5-match ODI series on 2017 tour. The century in Gabba was Babar’s first Test century away from home and only the 2nd ton in this format.


A close innings defeat:

Inns & 5 runs – The losing margin of innings and 5 runs is the narrowest innings defeat in Test cricket for Pakistan. The lost a Test match by an innings and 9 runs on two different instances. This is also the narrowest Test win by an innings margin for Australia in the last 38 years.


Cummins’s good year continues:

88 – Number of wickets for Pat Cummins across all formats in International cricket in 2019. These are the joint-most number of wickets for an Australian in a calendar year since 2010. Mitchell Starc also took 88 International wickets in 2015. No other pacer has taken more wickets in a calendar year than Starc and Cummins in International cricket since 2010.


A big knock from Rizwan:

95 – Mohammad Rizwan’s 95-run knock is now the highest individual score by a Pakistan keeper in Test cricket on Australian soil. The previous highest was an unbeaten 72 by Sarfaraz Ahmed in the 2017 Sydney Test. This is also the 2nd highest individual score by an Asian keeper. Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 159 for India in the Sydney Test this year.


95 – Rizwan’s 95 is now also the highest individual Test score by a Pakistan keeper since Sarfaraz Ahmed’s 96-run knock against Sri Lanka in the Galle Test during June 2015.

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