On Day 1 of the Lahore Test, a roving ‘Buggy cam’ disturbs Steve Smith’s steely concentration.
When Steve Smith is in his zone, no bowler can get in his way, but the ‘buggy cam’ broke; the Australian batter’s steely concentration on the first day of the third and final Test against Pakistan. On Day 1 of the Lahore Test, a roving ‘Buggy cam’ disturbs Steve Smith’s steely concentration.
When Steve Smith expressed his discontent with the roving ‘buggy cam,’ the incident occurred in the 11th over. At the time, Australia was suffering at 34 for 2, and Smith and Usman Khawaja; were attempting to navigate the Pakistan pacers’ opening burst.
Following a shambolic start to the third Test against Pakistan in Lahore, Smith and Khawaja have come to Australia’s rescue.
Within the third over, left-arm paceman Shaheen Afridi rejected David Warner (7); and Marnus Labuschagne (0) within the space of three balls, decreasing Australia to 2-8.
Australia came to 70 for 2 at lunch on day one, much appreciated for an unbeaten 62-run stand between; Khawaja (31 not out) and Smith (28 not out), but the match was fortunate to make it to the break. With the batting-dominated series tied at 0-0; Australia won the toss and chose to bat in the third and last Test against Pakistan on Monday.
Pakistan made one change following last week’s dramatic draw in Karachi; where Babar Azam’s marathon innings of 196 in more than 10 hours guided; the hosts to 443-7, 63 runs short of their target.
As Pakistan went with three pacemen and two spinners — Nauman Ali and Sajid Khan; — fast bowler Naseem Shah replaced all-rounder Faheem Ashraf.
Australia kept the same XI that battled for nearly 172 overs over the last two days in Karachi; but were unable to force a win.