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“Almost Heart Attack” – Fans go berserk on Twitter as Pakistan put on miraculous effort on Day 5 in Karachi to earn famous draw against Australia

While some hailed the beautiful format of cricket, others were just full of praise for the players of both sides. 

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 17 March 2022 3:23 pm

In the 2nd Test of historic series between Pakistan and Australia, the two sides produced one of the most thrilling games of red-ball cricket of recent times. After the visitors put on a mammoth total of 556/9 in first innings, Babar Azam’s side were bundled out on 148 in first innings. Pat Cummins decided against enforcing follow-on and added 97/2 to set up a target of 506 runs for the home side.

It looked just a matter of time before the match would end and Australia would win. But, Pakistan had other plans. After losing a couple of early wickets, Abdullah Shafique (96 off 305) and Babar Azam (196 off 425) wreaked havoc in the middle and just when the visitors got a ray of hope on Day 5, Mohammad Rizwan (104* off 177) showed his class in Karachi.

The home side somehow battled out the entire final day, finishing at 443/7 in 171.4 overs, to earn themselves a famous draw at National Stadium which will be remembered for a long long time to come. Pure grit, determination and never-give-up attitude, the cricket lovers witnessed an outstanding show of resilience from both sides.

As expected, the netizens went berserk on social media on a momentous day for Test cricket. While some hailed the beautiful format of cricket, others were just full of praise for the players of both sides.

Check out the reactions:

With first two games drawn, the 3-match series is now set for the decider in Lahore, scheduled to be played from March 21 onwards.

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