3rd Test Match | Australia has decided to bat after winning the toss

In the 3rd Test match between Pakistan and Australia, Australia has decided to win the toss against Pakistan. Pakistan made a change in the team and Faheem Ashraf has been replaced by Naseem Shah. Azhar Ali is playing a Test match at Lahore’s home ground for the first time.

Babar Azam said that if he had won the toss, he would have preferred batting. The Pakistani captain said that the team played well in the Karachi Test, Pakistan will continue to play the best game. Babar Azam said that spinners would be helped on the fourth and fifth day of the game. It should be noted that the first two Test matches played with the Australian team coming to Pakistan after 24 years were drawn.

3rd Test Match | Australia has decided to bat after winning the toss

Pakistan and Australia have played five Test matches at Gaddafi Stadium. Both countries won one Test and drew 3 Test matches. Out of 40 Test matches played on this ground, Pakistan has won 12 and lost 6 Test matches. 22 Test matches ended in a draw.

The last Test match was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore in 2009 which started on March 1. On the third day of the game, when the Sri Lankan cricket team was on its way to the stadium for the match, the bus of the Sri Lankan team was attacked by terrorists on the way but the driver Mehr Muhammad Khalil, showed courage and bravery, managed to get the bus out of there. ۔ Thus, the match was ended after 2 days of play. For the first time in 13 years, Gaddafi Stadium is hosting a Test match.

In addition, Pakistan Cricket Board and Cricket Australia unanimously decided to hand over the hosting of ODI and T20 International matches in the series to Lahore. The two boards decided on Saturday morning, March 19 after consultation. According to the decision, the scheduled 3 ODI matches between Pakistan and Australia will be played on March 29, 31, and April 2 at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The only scheduled T20 International match between the two teams on April 5 will also be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The ODIs will start at 3 pm local time and the T20 Internationals will start at 8:30 pm local time.

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