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Saturday Mar 05 2022
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Pak vs Aus: Babar Azam declares first innings after Shoaib Akhtar's advice

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Imam-ul-Haq celebrates after scoring a century as his teammate Azhar Ali watches during the first day of the first Test cricket match between Pakistan and Australia at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. — AFP
Imam-ul-Haq celebrates after scoring a century as his teammate Azhar Ali watches during the first day of the first Test cricket match between Pakistan and Australia at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. — AFP

RAWALPINDI: After losing Imam-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali's wicket on the second day of the Pakistan-Australia Test match, former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar advised Babar Azam to “declare and have a crack at Aussies in fading light."

Akhtar said that the "expected acceleration" was not happening for Pakistan which is why they "must have a go" at Australia's "tired opening batsmen".

Soon after the tweet, Babar had declared Pakistan's innings with 476 runs on the board at the loss of four wickets. 

Pakistani batsmen Azhar Ali and Imam-ul-Haq dominated the opponents with their batting. 

Azhar made 185 while Imam was dismissed for 157.


— Thumbnail image: AFP