Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Pakistan cricketers close in on victory over Australia

Pakistan cricketers close in on victory over Australia

Last time Australia played three debutants in the same Test was quite recent at Adelaide against South Africa in November 2016 - Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb and Nic Maddinson.

"I think Australia's batting at the moment is the worst I have seen it", Warnie said.

At stumps, opener Usman Khawaja was batting on a fighting 50 and Travis Head on 34 as the pair had added an invaluable 49 for the unbroken fourth wicket stand to prolong Australia´s resistance on a tired and spinning Dubai stadium pitch.

"I was struggling a bit in the first session, but all my team-mates and coaches gave me confidence and that increased my energy which helped me get six wickets". The 28-year-old pinned Finch right in front of the stumps with a delivery that nipped back in from just outside off. Finch missed out on a fifty by just one run.

Muhammad Abbas (R) celebrates after taking the wicket of Australian batsman Shaun Marsh during the third day of play of the first Test in Dubai on October 10, 2018.

Australian batsman Travis Head has revealed exactly what went on at Justin Langer's impromptu coaching session in the centre of Dubai Stadium during the first Test against Pakistan.

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Imam, meanwhile, used his feet well against the spinners and smashed four boundaries and a mighty six over deep mid-wicket off Holland in the 20th over.

If Australia still wish to win this match they will have to rewrite the history books as the highest chase in all Test cricket is West Indies´s 418-7, made against Australia at Antigua in 2003.

He was soon joined in the dressing room by Sohail, who was adjudged leg before off the bowling of debutant Marnus Labuschagne after Australia sought a review of the umpire's original decision.

After Khawaja and Finch set up a nice platform with an opening stand of 142, the tourists lost 10 wickets for just 60 runs.

Australia captain Tim Paine introduced spin after only eight overs, bringing on off-spinner Nathan Lyon first change inside the first hour and left-armer Jon Holland shortly afterwards.

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