Pakistan leggie Yasir Shah hit a fighting hundred against Australia on Day 3 of the ongoing Pink ball Test at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Shah came at the crease when Pakistan was struggling at 96 for 6 after Day 2 after Australia smashed a mammoth score of 589 runs in their first innings.
After the second day’s poor batting performance Pakistan woke up on the third day and gave a valiant fight against the mighty Australian bowling force. Pakistan’s star batsman Babar Azam played dominantly but missed his hundred for just 3 runs.
Although Babar Azam fell short his hundred, coming at no 8 Yasir Shah stayed strong on the field and frustrated the Australians with his wide array of shots. Shah and Babar Azam made a 105-run on the 7th wicket partnership.
Yasir Shah smashed his hundred in 192 balls including 12 boundaries. He looked a bit nervous in his nineties as Aussie pace duo Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood tested him with some nasty deliveries.
The Pakistani cricketer even forgot to remove his helmet while drinking water because of nervousness. He finally reached his maiden Test hundred lofting Josh Hazlewood over mid-on fielder. He was nearly got caught by the fielder.
Shah made an 80-run partnership with tail-ender Mohammad Abbas and helk[ped Pakistan in reducing their deficit. Shah is just sixth Pakistan batsman to hit a ton on Australian soil. He joined the list after Babar Azam, Azhar Ali, Salman Butt, Asad Shafiq, and Younis Khan.