Pakistan vs Australia, 2018: 1st Test, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights
All the major stats and numbers recorded during the 4th day of the first Test match.
Published - Oct 10, 2018 10:16 pm | Updated - Oct 10, 2018 10:16 pm
Pakistan inch closer to taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series against Australia as they reduced the visiting side to 136/3 at stumps on day four. Pakistan declared their innings at 181/6 to set a target of 462 to the Aussies. Chasing a record total, the Australian openers put on 87-run partnership before Mohammad Abbas took three wickets at the same score to reduce them to 87/3. Usman Khawaja’s unbeaten fifty along with Travis Head’s 34 helped Australia to see of the day without any further loss.
All the major stats and numbers recorded during the 4th day of the first Test match:
2 – Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja is only the 2nd Australian opening pair with two 75+ partnerships in a Test match in Asia. Bill Lawry and Bob Simpson did the same in the 1964 Kolkata Test against India.
Had Finch and Khawaja added 13 more runs, they would have been only the 2nd Australian pair and overall the 10th pair to share two century stands for the first wicket in a Test match.
4 – Australia’s No.3, No.4, No.5, and No.6 bagged ducks in this game. Debutants Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne were dismissed for ducks in the first innings batting at five and six while the Marsh brothers bagged ducks in the second essay batting at No.3 and No.4.
49 – Aaron Finch fell short of his second fifty on Test debut by only one run. He missed out on becoming only the 3rd Australian opener and the 6th Australian overall to score twin fifties on Test debut.
87 – Australia lost their three wickets at the score 87 in the second innings. The last instance of them losing their first three wickets at the same score in a Test innings was in the 1992 Moratuwa Test against Sri Lanka where they went down from 6/0 to 6/3 in the second innings.
117 – Runs Usman Khawaja scored in the nine innings across six Test matches he played in Asia before this game with the best score of 26. He collectively scored 135 runs in this Test already with fifties in both the innings (85 and 50*).
2010 – Usman Khawaja is the first Australian opener in the last eight years to score twin fifties in a Test match in Asia. The last one was Shane Watson in the 2010 Mohali Test match against India.
The last Australian to score twin fifties at any position in a Test match in Asia was Peter Siddle in the 2013 Delhi Test against India.
3011 – Pakistan’s Asad Shafiq completed 3000 runs in Test cricket while batting at No.6. He is only the 2nd player in the history of Test cricket to score 3000+ runs while batting at No.6 after Steve Waugh (3165).