Both teams lost points in the ICC’s World Test Championship (WTC) points table as the first Test between Australia and Pakistan finished in a boring draw. However, they continue to dominate the table, with the Australians maintaining their advantage.
The Pindi Test was noteworthy since it was Australia’s first visit to Pakistan since 1998. The thrill was short-lived, however, as the pitch that had been set out turned out to be an absolute belter with nothing in it for the bowlers.
Pakistan batted first and took their time, amassing 476/4 on the board. Imam-ul-Haq finished with 157 points, while Azhar Ali finished with 185. In response, the top four Australian hitters seemed to be in excellent form.
Usman Khawaja hit 97 on his comeback to his natal country, while David Warner contributed 68. They scored 156 for the first wicket, which was added to by Nos. 3 and 4, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith, respectively.
After some lower-order contributions, Australia was bowled out for 259 runs, giving up a 17-run advantage. By that point, the match was headed for a tie, so Pakistan opted to get some more match practise.
With Imam-ul-Haq hitting his second century of the game, their openers put up a 252-run unbroken partnership. Finally, the sides exchanged handshakes to bring one of the most uninteresting Test matches in recent memory to a close.
With that, Australia is currently in first position with 56 points, winning 77.7% of the available points. Pakistan, like Sri Lanka, is in second place with 66.66 percent of the points gained. South Africa is in fourth place with a percent of 60, while India is in fifth place with 54.16 percent of the vote.