Statistically, approximately 70% of the first day Boxing Day Test viewers have limited to moderate knowledge and interest in cricket. They lounged in recliners with a beer, nibbling on Christmas leftovers as they enjoy the match. Abdullah Shafique’s dropped catch of David Warner in the third over of the first day was a costly mistake. Australia scored 318 in their first innings before gaining a win over Pakistan. Despite the blunders, Australia won by 79 runs. However, stuck in an elevator, third umpire Richard Illingworth delayed play with the unexpected occurrence. Nevertheless, the Australians managed to defeat Pakistan. The test revealed Pakistan’s refusal to follow expectations. It also marked Cummin’s influence on the game. Despite late order runs, Australia set the stage for their win over Pakistan, as they stubbornly refused to collapse. Ultimately, they won by 79 runs.

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