Matt Renshaw

Australians 207 for 2 (Finch 54, Shaun Marsh 54 *, Mitchell Marsh 53 *) trace Pakistan A 278 (Abid Ali 85, Lyon 8-103) for 71 runs

Mitchell Marsh celebrates a vital half century AFP

Matt Renshaw suffered a blow to the helmet while aligning on the short leg and was subsequently replaced by the four-day warming accessory of Australia against Pakistan A in Dubai. Pakistan A accepted that the visitors replace Renshaw with Marnus Labuschagne for the rest of the match.

"Okay, obviously, it's a very strong blow to the head but it's been with the medical staff all afternoon," Aaron Finch said of Renshaw. condition. "He seems to be in a very good mood and he is confident that his headaches will subside quite quickly."

That was perhaps the only problem for the Australians on the second day. After firing Pakistan A for 278 overnight, with 247 for 6, they reduced their deficit to 71 on stumps, for the loss of only two plots, thanks to half a century of opening by Finch and the Marsh brothers. Finch, who showed up in a test debut in Dubai, dominated an association of 82 races for the first wicket with 54 of 91 balls, including seven legs. The stand ended when left-handed sailor Waqas Maqsood stopped Finch at No. 31. Once overs later, Usman Khawaja, the other starter, fell to Iftikhar Ahmed by 36 of 131 balls. Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh got together and climbed 50 in a 103-race stand to push their team to 207 for 2 on stumps.

Wahab Riaz, who is part of the Pakistan Test squad, did not have wickets in 12 overs. [19659004] Previously, Nathan Lyon, who had claimed five wickets on the first day, added three more to his account to finish with 8 for 103. Meanwhile, Abid Ali added only two to his 83 games before Lyon caught him with the wicketkeeper Paine in 96. About.

Mitchell Starc picked up his first field in competitive cricket since March 2018, when he fired Wahab for 12 of 4 balls. In total, the Australians only needed 7.1 overs on the second day to defeat the hosts.


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