'Jeet ke harne walo ko Pakistan kehte h'- Fans react as Australia beat Pakistan in Boxing Day Test by 79 runs

Australia secured a 79-run victory in the Boxing Day Test and secured the series. Pakistan is possibly just one big innings away from winning the game and keeping the series alive.

Sarah Andrew
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Australia vs Pakistan

Australia has secured another victory by 79 runs in the Boxing Day Test and has once again won a series at home. The Pat Cummins-led side got the better of Pakistan as usual as the South Asian giants fell short once again. However, this was still a hard-fought performance by the visitors as they were just one big innings away from victory. The Pakistan pacers came back in the first innings after a solid platform set by the Aussies on the first day, but still got them bowled out for 318. Pakistan despite a few good knocks from Abdullah Shafique and skipper Shan Masood still fell short and gave the hosts a 54-run lead.

The 2nd innings was a whole different story where we saw some great performances from some Aussie batters in the form of Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey and some great spells from Shaheen Afridi and Mir Hamza, who made sure Pakistan still had a chance to win the game with a target of 317 that could be chased. Unfortunately, to chase down this target Pakistan needed someone to get those big runs and get them closer to the target. Pakistan might have again had some decent knocks from some batters, but it was not enough to chase down the target, with the Australian bowlers in great rhythm. Pakistan were eventually bowled out for 237 and lost the series with one game to go.

Pat Cummins on fire

It is always great to see a captain leading from the front whether with the bat or ball and Pat Cummins was a big example to every fast bowler and captain. His bowling spell made a big difference to the Australian team as he took a fifer in both innings getting his 2nd 10 wicket haul in Test matches. Right now, Cummins has achieved almost everything as an Aussie skipper winning two International trophies and with a win rate of over 55% in Tests. This match has proved that he is not only one of the best pacers for Australia right now, but also a great leader.

This is another series in the bag for Australia at home and everything looks good with the number of talented match-winners they have in their ranks. Pakistan had failed in this game due to their batters not converting their great starts to big innings that could have put them ahead of the game. The bowlers on both sides were the main highlight of the match with some impressive bowling spells which were displayed. The Aussies were slightly better in the batting department since there were more than two great knocks whereas Pakistan only had only two. All is still not over as Pakistan can still win the last Test and still improve their chances in the WTC.

This is how fans have reacted-



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