Asad Safiq scores Best Fourth Inning figures at Gabba

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Asad Safiq scores Best Fourth Inning figures at Gabba
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Along with Asad Shafiq's 137, which is the best score by any batsmen in fourth inning at Gabba, Mohammed Amir, Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz also scored substantially. This is an attractive record attained by Pakistan was the highest runs by the last four wickets. In the final inning, the last wickets of the batting line up from Pakistan accumulated 230 runs.

The score difference between first and second inning of Pakistan was striking. In the match, the difference was of 308 came up as the team scored 450 in the second after scoring 142 in the first. However, it is not the first time, Pakistan delivered a strong comeback. Back in 1957-58, they scored a record 657 runs in the second inning after being all out for 106 in the first. The recent record was the third highest score difference in Test history for the team.

In the measure of second inning score too, Pakistan added milestone. It the third highest fourth inning score in Test history. The score of 450 in the fourth inning is now the third highest in overall records. The top record with highest fourth inning runs is from England. The team scored 654 for 5 in Durban in 1938-39. Previously, Pakistan also scored a high figure, which is now next to the recent one. In 2015, the team racked up 382 against Sri Lanka in its fourth inning. They won the match chasing 377 in the Pallekele stadium.

Pakistan ran pass the 400th mark chasing in the fourth inning. Still, it lost the match by a margin of 39 runs. It is the second lowest figure for any team, that score 400 or more runs in single inning chasing a pre-score. The narrowest margin of 38 run defeat was faced by New Zealand in a Trent Bridge Test in 1973. Australia has been winning test matches without a single loss at the Gabba Stadium. They remained unbeaten in 28 Test since 1988 winning 22 out of them, which drawing six. The last time they were defeated was decades back. The team they lost to was West Indies.

The Test in Brisbane unleased several stats and figures for Pakistan. The team scored 450 runs in the final inning, whereas it could only score 142 runs in the first. Despite this strong comeback in the second inning by Pakistan, Australia won the match by 39 runs. The defeat brought up the 10th consecutive lost for Pakistan in Australia. It is the highest number of consecutive losses by any team in Australia. The two teams with similar records are India and West Indies. India could not win a single match in Australia from 1948 to 1977. While, West indies lost consecutive matches in the country from 200 to 2009.


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