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<p>The second Test match between Australia and Pakistan, which takes place in Melbourne on December 26, will be crucial for Shan Masood and company after they lost the first game of the series by a margin of 360 runs. A few days before the game, the Pakistani cricket team arrived at the location and began hard training sessions.</p>
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<p>After one of the practice sessions, however, there was a touching moment when former captain Babar Azam spoke with the stadium’s patrons. When Babar was signing autographs, a female fan requested his hat. The star batter graciously declined, telling her that he only had one hat and could not give it to her.</p>
<p>Earlier on Sunday, Nathan Lyon claimed his 500th Test wicket as Australia defeated a shaken Pakistan for only 89 runs to win the first Test in Perth by a commanding 360 runs.</p>
<p>The spin king and the host team’s potent pace attack destroyed Pakistan’s improbable attempt to win their first Test match in Australia since 1995, finishing the match in four days.</p>
<p>The visitors lost badly, chasing 450 for the win, as Lyon took 2-14. Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc both claimed three wickets.</p>
<p>“The summer is off to a great start; everything fell into place. The build-up was extremely laid-back and casual because we’ve played a lot of cricket,” Australia skipper Pat Cummins said. This week has gone well; nothing went wrong.</p>
<p>After Pakistan’s first innings left Lyon stranded on 499, he eventually hit the milestone when he caught Faheem Ashraf’s leg before wicket, but there was a painful wait as it went to review.<br />
Then, in the same over, he dismissed Aamer Jamal, becoming the seventh member of an exclusive group that included spinners Shane Warne of Australia and Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka.<br />
“It feels great to reach 500 wickets,” Lyon said. “I have not taken anything for granted, especially playing for Australia, and appreciate every moment of my career.”<br />
Day four saw Australia declare at 233-5 in response to the hosts’ 487 after Pakistan was bowled out for 271 in their first innings.<br />
After opening batsman Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Marsh combined for 126 runs on a weakening wicket, Khawaja was dismissed for a gallant ninety. Cummins then made the decision.<br />
Pakistan had given themselves hope early in the day by removing Travis Head and Steve Smith, but Marsh was still undefeated at 63.<br />
They were in for a difficult chase, but they started horribly when Abdullah Shafique was removed for two in the first over after nicking an unplayable ball from Starc to Alex Carey behind the stumps.<br />
In his maiden Test as captain, Shan Masood did not survive long, as his side was in terrible shape at 17-2 when Carey edged him off Hazlewood.<br />
Before Saud Shakeel and Babar Azam offered any opposition, Starc also divulged the whereabouts of Imam-ul-Haq.<br />
However, things fell apart when Azam gave Cummins a lead on 14, and Carey once again collected.<br />
Following their tea break, Sarfaraz Ahmed was dismissed after only six balls after being caught at gully by Starc, and Agha Salman went out.<br />
Lyon then performed his sorcery, and Hazlewood finished up.<br />
“We could have batted a bit quicker, missed on 60-70 runs,” Masood said.<br />
“In terms of bowling, I felt we did a great job. The lesson from the Australian onslaught is that we were not as disciplined as we wanted to be.”</p>


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