Pakistan were on the top of their game during the second innings of the second Test against Australia in Karachi.
They batted almost for two days to salvage a draw. After being bowled out for 148 in the first innings, Pakistan conceded a 408-run lead and were eventually given a target of 506 runs.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam led from the front and amassed 196. He was assisted by Abdullah Shafique (96) and Mohammad Rizwan (104) as Pakistan scored 443/7 before both teams shook hands.
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja lauded the side for the fightback and also congratulated the players.
In a video posted by the official YouTube channel of the PCB, Ramiz called the side’s batting performance “best-ever” in a match-saving cause.
“Some games test your character. We saw that from Pakistan for two days and how they fought and saved the Test. This batting performance was the best-ever in a match-saving cause for Pakistan,” said Ramiz.
“You have to curb your natural aggression. You have to defend. You need to build partnerships with tailenders, but you cannot take your eye away for one second.”