Australia defeated Pakistan by 115 runs in the third Test at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore to win the three-match series 1-0. Australia also won the Beno Qadir Trophy. Australia declared their second innings at 227 for 3 on the fourth day. And Imam-ul-Haq resumed his innings on the last day with 42 runs.
Australia defeated Pakistan by 115 runs | Lahore Test
When the Pakistan team started the game on the last day, it needed 278 runs to win. Abdullah Shafiq was dismissed for 27 runs. Azhar Ali scored 17 runs and fell victim to the controversial decision of the third umpire. Imam-ul-Haq scored 70 runs. Fawad Alam scored only 11 runs. Muhammad Rizwan failed and was dismissed for zero. Babar Azam scored 55 runs. Sajid Khan scored 21 runs.
Hassan Ali scored 13 runs. Shaheen Afridi scored 5 runs. Naseem Shah was dismissed for one run. Nathan Lane took 5 wickets for Australia. Pat Cummins took 3 wickets. Pat Cummins was named Man of the Match and Usman Khawaja was named Man of the Series.
Usman Khawaja said after the match that it was a lot of fun playing in Pakistan. He is grateful to the fans in Pakistan. He further said that he was warmly welcomed in Pakistan. He called winning the Lahore Test match the best moment. He also said that we guessed that the Pakistan team would not be able to achieve the target of 350 in 4 sessions. He also called his century the best innings.
Pat Cummins said the way Australia batted and advanced the score in the first innings was a great moment. He said that if Pakistan had batted well for the target of 350 runs it could have been achieved but he thought that if Australia bowled well then it would be difficult for the host team. He called playing in Pakistan the best experience. It should be noted that the first two Test matches between Pakistan and Australia were drawn.