Pakistan tightened the screw on the Australians in the second Test as they set the visitors a 538-run target to win after just three days of play.
Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Test debutant Fakhar Zaman rescued Pakistan’s innings with a resilient 147-run partnership after the home team were reduced to 57-5 before lunch.
Australia pulled off a valiant draw against Pakistan in the first Test match in Dubai thanks to a heroic century from Usman Khawaja.
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.
Bilal Asif was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan as his 6-36 on Test debut helped his team secure a 280-run first-innings lead after dismissing Australia for 202 runs.
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 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.
Mohammad Hafeez earned a late inclusion in the Pakistan Test squad that will take on Australia after months of being overlooked.