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Abbas brings Pakistan closer to Historic win against Australlia

Pakistan resumed their second innings at 45/3 on day 4 of the 1st Test against Australia at the Dubai International Stadium

Imam ul Haq and Haris Sohail partnered for 65 runs to further consolidate the hosts’ position. Imam fell to Holland, as the left-arm orthodox took his third wicket in the innings.

Haris Sohail was the next to make his way back to the pavilion. The on-field umpire adjudged him not out. The Australians opted for a review and found success.

Pakistan reached 155/5 at the Lunch interval.

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After the resumption of play, Pakistan played a further 7.5 overs. As soon as Asad Shafiq fell for 41, Pakistan declared the innings, setting a target of 462 for Australia.

In reply, the visitor’s openers started the chase confidently. Usman Khwaja and Aaron Finch ensured there was no damage until the tea interval. Australia walked into the break at 72/0.

After the tea interval, Pakistan finally found the breakthrough. Mohammad Abbas trapped Finch LBW to prompt a mini-collapse. Marsh brothers fell in quick succession as Australia slid from 87/0 to 87/3. All three wickets to Abbas He is now one wicket away from completing 50 scalps in Tests.

Travis Head joined Khawaja in the middle and weathered the Pakistan attack.

Khawaja went onto score an impressive half century. Both ensured that no more hiccups in the day’s play.

Australia reached 136/3 at the close of play.

They still require 326 runs for victory with 7 wickets in hand.

Credits: Dubai Sports City – Media Release October 10, 2018

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