Steve Smith irritated at missing hundred as first Test sets out toward draw

Says Steve Smith, who made 78 before being dismissed Steve Smith irritated at missing

RAWALPINDI: Steve Smith said he was irritated at passing up a century Monday as Australia’s

first Test in Pakistan in almost a fourth of a century set out toward an attract Rawalpindi.

Mitchell Starc was on 12 and captain Pat Cummins four as Australia arrived at 449-7 in answer to Pakistan’s first innings absolute of 476-4 proclaimed.

Be that as it may, Smith was irritated with himself for getting out prior on 78.

“I got a piece ravenous with the field they had set. I had buckled down and motivated myself in a pleasant situation to continue and get a major score.”

Australia are on their first visit to Pakistan beginning around 1998, having recently wouldn’t visit over security fears.

In spite of no downpour conjecture for Tuesday, the probability of an outcome in the initial match of the three-Test series looks dreary,

excepting a Pakistan batting breakdown in the second innings on a wicket that actually looks brimming with runs.

Smith accepts there would have been a little opportunity of an outcome on the last day notwithstanding

“Maybe assuming that we were five down we could have had the option to push a little harder toward the beginning of the day and possibly set something up for the fourth innings,” he said.

Yet, the pitch at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium has created 925 runs for only 13 wickets,

In any case, Pakistan snatched five wickets Monday,

including that of highest level Test batsman Marnus Labuschagne (90) and Smith, with Nauman taking

Nauman broke a difficult fifth-wicket stand of 81 among Smith and Cameron Green (48) by having the youthful all-rounder got off a miscued clear at leg sneak past Iftikhar Ahmed.

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