Tim Paine and Marnus Labuschagne caught everyone’s eye with a hilarious incident on the 3rd day of the Second test of ongoing Pakistan’s tour of Australia in Adelaide.
It all happened after the 63rd over of Pakistan’s First innings when Labuschagne who was fielding at short leg missed an instruction from Tim Paine. Paine was asking Labuschagne to come and bowl and he did call him twice but to no avail. Paine was heard shouting ‘Bowling mate’ and then loudly ‘You are bowling, mate’ only to be ignored by the all-rounder. It was caught by stump mics and everyone looked at the funny side of it, with Paine himself and commentators giving cheeky expressions.
After realising the moment Marnus rushed towards the bowling end and handed over the pads and guards to the umpire before going to his bowling mark. However, he did not get any wickets in the first innings of Pakistan as their pacers called the shots by snaring all the 10 wickets among themselves.
Nevertheless, on a day utterly dominated by the hosts only positive moment of the day for Pakistan was Yashir Shah’s century (113 from 213) from No. 8 position. He did good partnerships with Babar Azam first and then with Mohammad Abbass. But he could not stop Pakistan from following-on as they bundled out for 302 in their first innings. For the record, It was the first test century by a Pakistan No.8 after 2006. Another highlight of the day was the 6-fer of Australian Speedster Mitchell Starc who has taken 7 wickets in the match till stumps on day 3.
Again, in the second innings, the story was same for Pakistan as they lost 3 wickets inside first 10 overs of the second innings.