Watch Pakistan vs Australia cricket highlights today. Australia vs Pakistan 3rd Test day 2 highlights January 4, 2016. PAK vs AUS highlights. Australian batsmen had their game dominating the grounds at Sydney yesterday and Pakistan was trying best to contain the damage to their side in the course of the day. The three strikers; David Warner, Matt Renshaw and Handscomb plowed hard to bring a big pressure of 365 runs on the first day of the match, with both Renshaw and Warner crossing a century each. But, among them, it was the 20-year-old Renshaw, who got the most attention after achieving a distinction of becoming the seventh-youngest centurion from Australia. Renshaw’s game also displayed a sense of calm control and consistency, an important trait for a test match player.
Warner too played to the expectations build up after having been a big contributor to Australia’s victory in Melbourne match. His aggressive play saw him hitting a century before lunchtime on the first day and this puts him among a handful of players in the world to have reached similar triumph in past.
After Warner’s departure soon after the interval, it was Renshaw who got into the center stage. He was the key man to drive Australian ambitions, while in brief partnerships with Usman Khawaja and the team captain Steven Smith. Eventually, another young player Pete Handscomb joined him and made the ground his home until the end of the play.
Among the Pakistan bowlers, it was Wahab who managed to secure Warner’s wicket, when he tried an uncertain edge while trying to push the ball through the gully area. Smith’s early departure from the grounds, thanks to Yasir Shah’s delivery and an excellent catch by Sarfraz Ahmed, was unexpected. In Renshaw’s bat today, Australia has discovered it’s potential strong contender for test matches in future. In the short run, it is tomorrow’s game that will be crucial for Pakistan to bring in some damage control tactics.
Today another tough challenge awaits for Pakistani bowlers as Australia seems to be heading towards a big total. Keeping in mind Pakistan’s weak batting line, anything greater than 500 may cause another humiliating defeat for them. Bowlers have failed so far and now their batsmen will be tested today.