Australia vs Pakistan Boxing Day Test: David Warner departs on final ball before lunch as Usman Khawaja completes remarkable feat

The second Test match of the Australia vs Pakistan series began on Boxing Day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The Australian team remained unchanged, while the Pakistani team made three changes. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first. The weather forecast predicted some rain for the Victorian capital on day one, and the Bureau of Meteorology forecasted between one and 10 millimetres of rain on Tuesday, with the worst of the weather expected for the afternoon.

The match began with a missed opportunity for Pakistan, as Abdullah Shafique dropped a catch from David Warner in the slips. However, Warner was dismissed on the final ball before lunch, caught by Babar Azam off the bowling of Shaheen Afridi. Usman Khawaja completed a remarkable feat by becoming the first Australian to score a century on his return to the Test team after a gap of more than two years.

Apart from the weather, another issue that clouded the match was Usman Khawaja's battle with the International Cricket Council (ICC). For the second consecutive Test, the ICC banned Khawaja from displaying a message on his shoes. In Perth, Khawaja was banned from having 'All lives are equal' on his shoes, and the ICC also stood in over plans to display a dove logo to raise awareness of humanitarian issues.

The match is ongoing, and fans can follow live updates from the Boxing Day Test on the Fox Sports website.

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