No team has ever achieved a target of more than 500 runs in Test cricket but Pakistan have a chance of scripting history in Whites. The highest chase in the longest format of the game is 418/7 which was completed successfully by West Indies against Australia in 2003.
Chasing 506 in the second Test of the series in Karachi, Pakistan have accumulated 192/2 with one more day to go. The hosts need 314 in 90 overs with skipper Babar Azam (102 not out) and Abdullah Shafique (71 not out) at the crease.
Earlier, Australia scored 556/9d in their first innings. Pakistan were below-par in their response and managed just 148. The visitors amassed 97/2d in the second innings.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan player Shoaib Akhtar wants to see a miracle on the final day of the game. He took to social media to praise Babar.
“A responsible Captain’s knock from @babarazam258 . Put your head down tomorrow and play for a miracle. You have it in you, you can do it.”
The first Test in Rawalpindi had ended in a dull draw with just 14 wickets falling during the course of five days. Australia are touring Pakistan after 24 years.