Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4 Scorecard

Catch all the action from 1st Test, Day 4 in Gaba Live here.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Dec 19, 2016, 00:15 AM IST
Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4 Scorecard

New Delhi: Welcome to our Live score updates from day 4 of 1st Test between Australia and Pakistan from Gaba.

The hosts will be oozing with confidence following some exceptional bowling from their seamers in first innings and will be pretty confident to repeat the same in second having already clinched 2 of Pakistan's wickets on Day 3.

Third day ended with the tourists hanging in at 70 for two - Azhar Ali not out 41 and 112-Test veteran Younis Khan not off the mark after facing 19 balls - as Pakistan trailed Australia by 419 runs.

Pakistan made a much better fist of playing in the tricky twilight session with the pink ball losing just two wickets after their catastrophic seven for 24 in the first innings on the previous evening.

The openers lasted into the 12th over before Starc got Sami Aslam to edge to Matt Renshaw at first slip for 15.

Babar Azam fell to spinner Nathan Lyon in the final half-hour when he edged to Steve Smith at slip for 14.

It was slow going but at least the tourists were not shedding wickets in clumps to keep the Australians at bay and still with two long days to play.

Skipper Smith chose not to enforce the follow-on after Pakistan were dismissed for 142 in the first session, even though they were 287 runs in front on the first innings.

Instead Australia amassed a formidable lead over the beleaguered tourists to set up a declaration during the dinner break to capitalise on bowling in the final twilight session.

Pakistan's character will be put to test as the Aussies will not want to take this match beyond Tea today.

(With AFP inputs)