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1st Test: Usman Khawaja helps Australia save draw vs Pakistan

Sahir  Usman
By Sahir Usman
October 11, 2018 • 22:10 PM View: 1159

Oct.11 (CRICKETNMORE) - Australia made an astonishing comeback to hold Pakistan to a draw in the first match of the two-Test series. The visitors were 136/3 after Day 4 and finished with 362/8.

This is also the highest fourth innings tally accumulated by any team at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.


A valiant Usman Khawaja dug in for eight hours and 44 minutes, scoring 141 off 302 balls in the second-longest knock ever in the fourth innings of a test.


Brief Scores

Pakistan 1st Innings: 482
Mohammad Hafeez 126, Haris Sohail 110
Peter Siddle 3/58, Nathan Lyon 2/114

Australia 1st Innings: 202
Aaron Finch 62, Usman Khawaja 85
Bilal Asif 6/36, Mohammad Abbas 4/29

Pakistan 2nd Innings: 181/6 dec
Imam-ul-Haq 48, Asad Shafiq 41
Jon Holland 3/83, Nathan Lyon 2/58

Australia 2nd Innings: 362/8
Usman Khawaja 141, Travis Head 72
Yasir Shah 4/114, Mohammad Abbas 3/56

The second Test at Abu Dhabi starts on Tuesday 16 October.