Azhar Ali joins elite group of Pakistani cricketers to score more than 1000 runs in a calendar year as Pakistan reach 142 for four on opening day of second test match against Australia at Melbourne.PTV Sports is telecasting the match live.

Pakistan are 142 for four with Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq on the crease. Azhar Ali has also joined the elite group of pakistani cricketers to score more than 1000 runs in a single calendar year. Inzam-ul-Haq, Mohsin Hassan Khan, Muhammad Yousuf and Younis Khan are the other batsman to achieve the milestone with Younis being the only one to reach this marvel twice in his career. Earlier Pakistan had won the toss and opted to bat first.

Australia retained the same side which won the first test in Brisbane after Pakistan just failed to produce the greatest run chase in test History. Batsman Nic Maddinson has been given another chance, despite failing in his first two tests with just five runs in three innings.Pakistan, looking to win their first series in australia at the 12th attempt, made one change to their side, with Seamer Sohail Khan replacing Rahat Ali. Pakistan beat Australia at the mcg in 1979 and 1981, but have three losses and a draw in the four tests they’ve played at the ground since then, most recently in 2009.

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