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Australia's fortunate departure as Pakistan neglect to win Test

Australia's fortunate departure as Pakistan neglect to win Test

Australia's fortunate departure as Pakistan neglect to win Test


DUBAI: Opener Usman Khawaja drove Australia to escape with a battling hundred to defeat Pakistan's triumph offers as the principal Test finished in an attract Dubai on Thursday. 
It was a combative thump which featured how Khawaja had buckled down on his strategy to thwart a turning assault on an Asian wicket where his best score in past five Test was 26. 

He covered that curse with a convenient hundred to lead Australia's fightback as Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed made in excess of one mistake of judgment, not presenting his best and wicket taking bowler Mohammad Abbas toward the beginning of the day and afterward not taking a survey when Travis Head was obviously leg-before off Yasir Shah on 44. 
Indeed, even after Khawaja's expulsion, Tim Paine hit 61 not out and with Nathan Lyon played 12.1 overs to procure a draw. Yasir Shah had shaken the Australian innings with 4-114 however it was insufficient to get Pakistan a win. 

The second Test begins in Abu Dhabi from October 16. 
That joined with Australia's take steps to spare the Test has now left the arrangement hanging in offset with the second Test beginning in Abu Dhabi from October 16. To Pakistan's inconvenience, they have lost productive opener Imam-ul-Haq for that Test, discounted with a cracked finger. 

Be that as it may, with only 14.3 overs remaining Khawaja was at long last expelled, caught leg-previously while clearing a Yasir conveyance as England umpire Richard Illingworth raised his finger, much to the delight of Pakistan players. 

Khawaja, who batted for eight hours 44 minutes and thumped 11 limits, urgently tested the choice yet was left to walk back to the structure. 

Be that as it may, Khawaja still covered the Asian apparition as this turns into his most elevated score in Asia, beating the past best of 26 out of five past Test in the Continent, additionally beating Ricky Ponting's' most astounding score of 118 by an Australia in the fourth innings in Asia. 

His innings is additionally the second longest in fourth innings of a Test, behind England's Michael Atherton's 645-minute vigil in scoring 1 against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1995. 

At the point when Australia began the day at 136-3, there were desires that Pakistan may win the match before lunch however that first session abandoned a wicket for Pakistan as Khawaja and Head took the score to 215-3. 

The second session gave Pakistan a similarity of triumph when they accepting the second new ball when it was expected after 80 overs and the wily Mohammad Hafeez kicked it into high gear Head with the main ball, caught leg before for 72. 

Head held his head high amid a 132-run remain for the fourth wicket and 

Pakistan did not need to sit tight ache for Marnus Labuschagne's wicket who tossed his bat at Yasir Shah to give the leg-spinner his first wicket in the match. 
Yet, Tim Paine turned into an agony in Pakistan's way.

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