Rain halts Match as Australia leads Pakistan batting first in the Boxing Day Test

Rain halts Match as Australia leads Pakistan batting first in the Boxing Day Test. Rain delayed the second Test between Australia and Pakistan during the opening day’s second session. When early tea was served, Australia was ahead 114–2, with Steve Smith (2) and Marnus Labuschagne (14) in the middle.

The lone wicket to fall in the second session was that of Usman Khawaja, the opener, who was bowled out by Hasan Ali after scoring 42 runs.On the opening day of the second Test match between Australia and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday, the score was 90-1 at lunchtime.

At the start of the lunch break, Agha Salman struck to dismiss opener David Warner for 38. In the previous Test, Pakistani captain Shan Masood chose to bowl after winning the toss.

After crushing the visitors by 360 runs in Perth, the hosts are hoping to win the three-match Test series and will field an unchanged team.

After being left out of the first Test, Pakistan picked quick bowlers Mir Hamza and Hasan Ali, although they selected Mohammad Nawaz to maintain wicket ahead of Sarfaraz Ahmed.

They replace the removed Faheem Ashraf and injured paceman Khurram Shahzad.

That implies that there won’t be any space for a specialist spinner in the all-out assault spearheaded by the formidable Aamer Jamal and the seasoned Shaheen Shah Afridi.

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Regarding the decision to field, Masood remarked, “Just looking at the MCG pitch over the past few years and the bowling side has done well, and there’s been a bit of weather around.”

Christmas Day saw a lot of rain, but on Tuesday the weather cleared up, but showers are expected in the afternoon. Captain of Australia Pat Cummins stated he would have bowled too.

“We all recovered quite nicely from Perth. He gave an explanation for the team’s steadfastness, saying, “We’re in the fortunate position where everyone is going very well.

Pakistan has played badly in Australia, having lost their last fifteen Test matches until winning one in 1995.

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