Shoaib Akhtar wonders what would happen in the first Test between Pakistan and Australia
RAWALPINDI: Former bowler Shoaib Akhtar was left guessing on Monday about the outcome of the first Test between Pakistan and Australia at the Pindi Cricket Stadium.
“Will something happen or will the match result in a draw?” “Kuch hoga ya sirf draw he hoga?” As the match seemed to be going for a tie, the ex-pacer inquired.
Despite Nauman Ali collecting four wickets on the fourth day of a rain-soaked contest, Pakistan’s first home Test against Australia in nearly a quarter-century appeared to be heading for a draw.
With three overs left to bowl, the umpires called the game off.
Despite the fact that no rain is expected on Tuesday, the chances of a result in the first Test of the three-match series are slim, unless Pakistan’s batsmen collapse in the second innings on a surface that still appears to be full of runs.
The surface at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium has yielded 925 runs for just 13 wickets, and it is unlikely to create the spin required to deliver a result.
Due to overnight rain, the stadium’s outfield was flooded earlier today, and the umpires finally permitted the match to begin after noon.