Pakistan are on the brink of securing an emphatic victory over Australia in the first Test match in Dubai, thanks to a terrific 12-ball spell from Mohammad Abbas.
Pakistan rolled through the Australian batting line up for 202 – and a first innings lead of 280 – on day three of the first Test in Dubai.
The Australians crumbled to 202 all out in the first innings after Bilal Asif’s six-for on debut put Pakistan in the commanding seat.
Pakistan made Australia toil in the heat for the second day in a row in the first Test in Dubai.
Pakistan dominated proceedings in the first Test against Australia in Dubai after posting 482 runs in the first innings thanks to Haris Sohail’s maiden Test century on day two.
The men in Baggy Greens came back strongly against Pakistan in the third session of day one of the first Test in Dubai to pick up three wickets before stumps.
Mohammad Hafeez – recalled into the Pakistan Test team for the first time in over two years – scored a century to guide his team to 199-0 against Australia at tea on Day 1.
Australia could give debuts to as many as four players as they look to rebuild their Test team after the Newlands ball-tampering scandal.
A slow day in Dubai saw Nathan Lyon pick up 5-87 and Pakistan’s Abid Ali make a strong play for a Test call-up.
Pakistan will face West Indies in the second-ever day-night Test in October.