What a cracker the first Test match was! Usman Khwaja literally pulled Australia out of the defeat with a brilliant knock of 141 in the 4th innings. With this top-notch innings, the Pakistan-born player has registered the highest individual total (141) in the 4th innings by a Non-Asian player in Asia.
The second Test match can be yet another stunner which is to be played at Abu Dhabi. Here’s the prediction:
Khawaja’s terrific form – The southpaw is a Pakistani-born cricketer who played his one of the best knocks against Pakistan only in the previous Test that Australia managed to draw. It was a spectacular show from the left-hander that took the game away from the hosts.
No ‘Paine’ in captaincy – Tim Paine was criticised a bit initially during the captaincy but now has improved a lot. He led beautifully in the first Test and would earn a lot of praise if Australia win the second Test.
Out of form ‘Marsh Brothers’ – The duo have supported each other throughout the first Test by not scoring runs. They both went out for a duck in the second innings which could have turned around the match but Travis Head came out as a saviour then. The brothers might be included in the second Test as well but they both would want to create an impact this time.
Hafeez came back with a bang – There were speculations in the past over Mohammad Hafeez’s inclusion in the national squad but the moment he got his chance, the veteran player converted it into a phenomenal hundred. The Pakistani fans would be expecting some more quality innings from him in the future now.
Bilal bowled out Kangaroos – Bilala Asif’s superb spell of 6 for 36 kept Pakistan in driver’s seat till the first innings. He bowled magnificently throughout the match but couldn’t do enough to take his side across the winning line. Hope he does in the second Test!
Middle-order needs to fire – The likes of Azhar Ali and Babar Azam failed to impress their fans with the willow. They need to fire in the next game in order to push Australia on the backfoot. Can they do it?
Cricwizz Prediction – Australia played really well in the first Test and if this performance continues then they can beat Pakistan at Abu Dhabi to grab the series.
Who will win the second Test between Pakistan and Australia?
- Pakistan (69%, 35 Votes)
- Australia (31%, 16 Votes)
Total Voters: 51