Andrew McDonald praises Babar Azam for his marathon innings in the second test. Babar Azam, who scored 196 runs in the second Test in Karachi denied Australia victory, according to interim head coach Andrew McDonald.
Interim Australia head coach Andrew McDonald praised Babar Azam’s 196-run knock in the fourth and final innings of the second Test in Karachi. Pakistan were up against it, having to bat for nearly two days and chase a total of 506 runs. But Babar showed great fight and character to keep the Australians at bay. During his innings, Babar also set a record for the highest score by a captain in the fourth innings of a Test.
“That was an incredible knock, and I’m glad he brought it up. There have been many other topics discuss in addition to his high skill and temperament with what he did in that inning. He was able to navigate through the spin on that wicket, which was quite amazing. You have to consider that it was a drawn Test; in terms of saving the Test, it ranks near the top of what I’ve seen “During an interaction, McDonald responded to an NDTV query.
PAK vs AUS 2nd Test: Andrew McDonald praises Babar Azam
“It was the best innings by a captain in the fourth. An incredible feat that cost us the game, but he deserves full credit for the way he played “He continued.
The three-match Test series between Pakistan and Australia is still tied at 0-0. The decider will be play in Lahore on March 21 and will be broadcast on the Sony Sports Network in India.
Mitchell Starc was heavily criticize last year for his below-par performances. But the pacer respond in style by first having a fantastic Ashes series and then bowling a probing spell in the first innings of the second Test against Pakistan.
“Starc’s performance in the Ashes was outstanding. The manner in which he bowled on Day 3 of the second Test changed the game. Mitchell Starc played a significant role in obtaining reverse swing. I’m not sure he had much to answer; his recent performances probably say enough “McDonald stated.