DUBAI – Australians turned their defeat to a draw towards Pakistan as Yasir Shah struck late within the first Check in Dubai on Thursday.
Shah ended opener Usman Khawaja’s preventing innings at 141 after which eliminated Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle in fast succession to cut back Australia to 333-Eight, retaining Pakistan’s victory hopes alive until the final over of the ultimate day.
Earlier, Pakistan had declared their second innings at 181 thus setting a goal of 462 runs to win. In reply, Australia managed 362 runs on the lack of eight wickets.
However Nathan Lyon and skipper Tim Paine batted out the essential final overs to engineer Australia’s escape from defeat. Australia had been set a frightening 462-run goal by Pakistan within the second innings.
Pakistan did not get a single wicket within the first session after Australia resumed at 136-Three. Khawaja took a single to quick mid-wicket off to Mohammad Hafeez to finish his century.
No group has efficiently chased greater than the 418-7 West Indies made towards Australia within the Antigua Check in 2003.
Pakistan had anticipated early wickets after jolting Australia to 136-Three on the shut on the fourth day, however nothing labored for skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, who made a number of bowling modifications.
Pakistan may have had Head leg-before off leg-spinner Yasir Shah on 44, however Sarfraz didn’t evaluate English umpire Richard Kettleborough´s not out choice when replays confirmed the ball hitting the wickets.
Pakistan had been solely rewarded after lunch after they took the second new ball as quickly because it was due and Hafeez trapped Head leg-before with the primary ball.
Yasir Shah took 4 wickets within the second innings, with Abbas shut behind with three.