Watch: Azhar Ali falls in outrageous run out
Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has been dismissed in the most funniest way possible during the third day’s play of Abu Dhabi Test against Australia.
Azhar Ali, on 64, edged past gully on the third ball of the 53rd over bowled by Peter Siddle. His partner Asad Shafiq ran towards him as the ball was travelling to the fence. To everyone’s surprise, the ball stopped about a 1 feet away from the boundary line.
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc raced to the ball and threw it to the keeper’s end. Both Azhar and Shafiq it went for a boundary and so they didn’t run at all. Later, Aussie skipper Tim Paine knocked the bails off while these two Pakistanis were having a chat.
Eventually Azhar was given out for 64 (141). Pakistan lost their fourth wicket in the innings in the most bizarre way.
Pakistan started the day with 144/2, leading by 281 runs in the second innings. They lost Haris Sohail to Nathan Lyon early in the morning. No.5 Asad Shafiq joined half-centurian Azhar before that incident happened.
Pakistan posted 282 in their first innings and bowled Australia out for just 145 runs on the second day. The hosts currently have a lead over 300 runs so far.
While writing this report, Pakistan are 183/4 at drinks, leading by 320 runs. Babar Azam is at the crease with Shafiq.