AUS vs PAK: Only India can give competition to Kangaroos in Australia, Michael Vaughan takes a dig at Pakistan’s crushing defeat,

AUS vs PAK: Only India can give competition to Kangaroos in Australia, Michael Vaughan takes a dig at Pakistan's crushing defeat,
Michael Vaughan and Shan Masood with Pat Cummins (Image Credit - X)
AUS vs PAK: On the results of the Perth Test, former England captain Michael Vaughan praised the Indian cricket team and said that only India can give tough competition at the Test level in Australia. Pakistan's second innings was reduced to just 89 runs.

AUS vs PAK: Australia defeated Pakistan by 360 runs on the fourth day of the first Test cricket match. Pakistan’s second innings was reduced to 89 runs in the last session of the fourth day. Due to this, they had to suffer their 15th consecutive defeat in Tests in Australia. After Pakistan’s crushing defeat by 360 runs, former England captain Michael Vaughan said only the Indian team has those weapons, that can compete in Test cricket on Australian soil.

Half an hour after lunch, the host team declared the second innings at 233 for five wickets and provided Pakistan with a challenging target of 450 runs to win. But on a bouncy pitch, Pakistan’s top order collapsed in front of Australia’s fast bowler Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and captain Pat Cummins. During this period, many Pakistani batsmen were also hit by the ball.

All the big claims made by the Pakistan team before the start of the three-Test series against Australia were exposed in the Perth Test. This was the first defeat of the Pakistan team under the captaincy of the new captain of the Pakistan Test team Shan Masood.

What did Michael Vaughan say?

Michael Vaughan made a tweet after the result of the Perth Test.

Michael Vaughan said, “The Australians were excellent. They have things covered for every condition. Congratulations to Nathan Lyon for taking 500 wickets. Great achievement. Only India has the weapons to compete in Australia at this level.

Michael Vaughan believes that only Team India can give tough competition to Australia in Australia.

Pakistani team had set out to chase a huge target

Pakistan team had to chase a huge target of 450 runs in the fourth innings, but the Pakistani team was limited to 89 runs in 30.2 overs. Saud Shakeel scored 24 runs in 51 balls and was the top scorer for his team in the second innings. After taking a lead of 217 runs in the first innings of the Perth Test, Australia did not look back. With the help of Usman Khawaja’s 90 runs and Mitchell Marsh’s 63 runs, Australia had set a huge target for Pakistan.

After this, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood’s trio destroyed Pakistan’s batting order. Both Starc and Hazlewood took three wickets each. While Pat Cummins dismissed Babar Azam. Apart from dismissing Ashraf, Lyon also sent Aamer Jamal to the pavilion.

Hazlewood (three wickets for 13 runs) and Starc (three wickets for 31 runs) together took six wickets. At the same time, Cummins dismissed former Pakistan captain Babar Azam (14 runs) who was caught by the wicketkeeper after touching the bat on his ball. The visiting team’s batsmen had no answer to Australia’s fast bowling. The second Test of the three-match series will start in Melbourne on ‘Boxing Day’ while the third Test will be held in Sydney from January 3 to 7.

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