Australia v Pakistan: second Test, day four – live!

By on December 2, 2019










WICKET! Shan c Starc b Lyon 68 (Pakistan 123-4)





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Preamble

Hello everybody and welcome to live OBO coverage of the fourth day of the second Test between Australia and Pakistan from Adelaide Oval.

Once again play will get underway half-an-hour earlier than scheduled to make up overs lost to rain. That means today’s session times are as follows (in AEDT): 2pm-4.30pm | 4.50pm-6.50pm | 7.30pm-9.30pm.

Australia will be disappointed if the match progresses deep into the floodlit portion of the day. Just seven Pakistan wickets are required to complete an innings victory, and with Babar Azam already dismissed, there is little to concern the hungry home attack. Although that may be being unfairly dismissive of first-innings centurion Yasir Shah, who was by some margin Sunday’s star performer.

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