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