Pakistan have suffered a heavy defeat in opposition to Australia by 360 runs within the first Check at Perth on Sunday, Shan Masood-led facet had been bowled out for 89 runs in 30.2 overs as they pursue a frightening goal of 450 for victory.
Following the guests’ dismissal for 271 in response to the hosts’ 487, Australia made a declaration at 233-5 of their second innings on day 4.
Captain Pat Cummins made the choice after opener Usman Khawaja departed for a resilient 90 on a worsening pitch, following a 126-run partnership with Mitchell Marsh.
Marsh remained unbeaten at 63 as Pakistan managed to dismiss Steve Smith and Travis Head early within the day, momentarily sparking hope that shortly pale away.
Commencing a difficult run chase, Pakistan had a dismal begin with Abdullah Shafique dismissed for 2 within the preliminary over, edging an unplayable supply from Mitchell Starc to wicketkeeper Alex Carey.
Captain Shan Masood, main in his maiden Check, didn’t keep for much longer, nicking one to Carey off Josh Hazlewood for 2, leaving his crew in dire straits at 17-2.
Starc additional troubled the batting facet by dismissing Imam-ul-Haq lbw for 10, earlier than Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel resisted momentarily.
Nonetheless, their resistance crumbled when Azam edged Cummins on 14, caught once more by Carey, leaving Shakeel on 10 and Sarfaraz Ahmed on one on the break.
Australia had resumed at 84-2, with Khawaja on 34 and Smith on 43.
Because the pitch confirmed indicators of damage, it turned difficult, with Pakistan’s tempo bowlers troubling the batsmen.
Spectacular debutant Khurram Shahzad made a breakthrough within the fourth over of the day, trapping Smith lbw for 45 with a supply that angled again sharply.
Travis Head, identified for his aggressive batting, entered the scene and signalled his intent with a boundary off the second ball he confronted.
Nonetheless, his innings had been short-lived as a mistimed shot off Aamer Jamal discovered Haq at cowl, leading to his dismissal for 14.
Each Marsh and Khawaja survived critiques in an eventful Jamal over as Pakistan intensified the strain.
Marsh struck sixes off Jamal and spinner Agha Salman, sustaining the scoring fee, and had a stroke of luck on 23 when Masood dropped an easy catch at mid-off.
In the meantime, Khawaja persevered and reached his 25th Check half-century off 151 balls, selecting up the tempo thereafter.
Marsh additionally accelerated, hitting a strong drive off Shaheen Shah Afridi for his second 50 of the match, as each batsmen took on the bowling assault after lunch.
Khawaja aggressively approached 90 with audacious boundaries earlier than his luck ran out whereas trying one other huge shot, getting caught by Azam off Afridi, prompting Australia’s declaration.