1st Test, Australia tour of United Arab Emirates 2018, Aus v Pak highlights today – First test day two from Dubai International Cricket Stadium (U.A.E) Monday 8th October 2018. Pakistan team captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and decided to bat first. Pakistan team scored 255 runs yesterday with the loss of three wickets in 90 overs. The opener of the team Imam-ul-Haq faced 188 deliveries and scored 76 runs. He smashed seven boundaries and two maximums in his innings. When his wickets dismissed then it happened like this (62.6 there’s the wicket! Length ball just outside off. Went straight through, and Imam top-edges the cut into Paine’s gloves. Too close to his body for the cut. Way too close. Finally a smile among the Australians. 205/1).
After very long time Mohammad Hafeez came back into Pakistan test squad and he scored 126 runs with the strike rate of 60.57. He smashed the red ball fifteen times out of the boundary line in his innings. When his wicket fallen then it was (69.3 full on middle, and Hafeez looks to push towards the leg side. Hits his front leg, and Siddle appeals for the lbw. Umpire Kettleborough raises his finger, but Hafeez wants to review! Now… let’s see: the ball landed on off stump, and went between bat and pad. No bat-touch, so now it’s all about the ball tracking. And that’s umpire’s call on impact. Would’ve just about clipped leg stump. Hafeez must go, and what a magnificent innings this has been! Hurt by the double-nelson. 222/2).
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
Pakistan team/playing XI
Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (c) †, Bilal Asif, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Wahab Riaz.
Australia team/playing XI
AJ Finch, UT Khawaja, SE Marsh, TM Head, MR Marsh, M Labuschagne, TD Paine (c) †, MA Starc, PM Siddle, NM Lyon, JM Holland.
Pakistan’s team first wicket down at 205, Second at 222 and third wicket down when the score was 244 and it was the over number 87th fifth delivery. After the dismissal of the third wicket, Pakistan’s team captain decided to send the nightwatchman to secure the important batsmen wicket. It was Mohammad Abbas who done his job quite nicely by facing thirteen deliveries and playing his role till the end of the day one. Azhar Ali faced eighty deliveries and scored 18 runs and out. Haris Sohail scored 15 runs off 53 balls not out. PM Siddle, NM Lyon and JM Holland all three of them took wickets.
Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Day 2 Highlights 2018.