Pakistan’s fight at Gabba delights greats


Previous Pakistan greats on Monday hailed the group’s momentous fightback in the principal Test against Australia, saying Misbah-ul-Haqs charges had made the nation pleased even in thrashing.

Pakistan missed the mark concerning a mammoth 490-run focus on the fifth and last day of the Test, with Asad Shafiq scoring a brilliant 137 at Brisbane.

Their aggregate of 450 hard and fast – the fourth most elevated in the last innings of a Test – took after a wretched 142 full scale in the principal innings in answer to Australias 429.

Australia did not uphold the take after on and announced their second innings at 202-5 on the third night.

Previous skipper Imran Khan stacked acclaim on the center request batsman, who had been battling with an incline fix until this innings.

“Awesome fightback by Pak in Brisbane drove by gutsy Shafiq,” he tweeted. “There is no disgrace in losing when the group battles till the last ball.

“They have done right by us.”

Another previous skipper Javed Miandad likewise lauded Shafiq, yet said conditions had turned out to be simpler as the day-night Test wore on.

“The Brisbane pitch turned out to be simple on the most recent two days so it suited batsmen yet one must acclaim Pakistan’s fightback in light of the fact that they nearly did what no group has accomplished before,” he said.

The best pursue in Test history remains the 418 which West Indies accomplished against Australia at Antigua in 2003.

Quick playing awesome Wasim Akram included: “It’s extremely uncommon that Pakistan loses this way, they contended energetically and battled till late and it cleared out Australians sweating.

“The way Pakistan have battled will place them in great stead for the following two Tests and Australia will realize that they have battle at hands.”

The second Test begins in Melbourne on December 26 and the third in Sydney on January 3.

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