Babar Azam | Pakistan vs Australia 2018 | Mitchell Starc
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Pakistan cricketer Babar Azam plucked a one-handed stunner at the forward short-leg region to dismiss Mitchell Starc in the first Test against Australia at Dubai.

Meanwhile, Australia batted well in the fourth innings to save the Test match from a dying situation. Pakistan were the outright favourites going into the final day with only seven wickets required. However, defiant innings from Travis Head, Tim Paine, and especially from Usman Khawaja ensured Australia that they save the game with two wickets to spare.

However, there were times when Pakistan looked to seal the game but Australia kept fighting back. Khawaja brought his first fourth innings century in Asia to save the game for the Aussies. Moreover, it is the longest fourth innings effort in terms of minutes by an Australian ever.
Pakistan vs Australia 2018: Watch - Babar Azam Plucks a Stunner at Short Leg to Dismiss Mitchell Starc
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Babar Azam grabs a stunner

Azam produced an absolute one-hand screamer at bat-pad — when this one has come right off the bat face. Mitchell Starc went back deep in the crease, nudges the ball from Yasir with hard hands. However, the ball bounces a bit more than expected which doesn’t allow Starc to keep it down.

Babar Azam who was standing close reacted swiftly sticking his palm out, with glue applied on to grab on to the ball. The stunning effort lifted the morale of the whole team as they jumped and enjoyed in sheer joy.

Watch the video here:

The second and final Test of the series between Pakistan and Australia starts in Abu Dhabi on October 16 (Tuesday).

Ankush Das

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