Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Pakistan v Australia: Confusion as mysetrious rule denies Australia vital wicket

Pakistan v Australia: Confusion as mysetrious rule denies Australia vital wicket

Hafeez, a late inclusion in the squad after a double hundred in a domestic match, was unbeaten on 113 while fellow opener Imam-ul-Haq was 75 not out after Pakistan won the toss and made a decision to bat on a flat Dubai Stadium pitch.

Travis Head, Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne are making their debut for Australia.

Yasir looms as a major weapon for Pakistan with the pitch already showing signs it is beginning to deteriorate. Sohail moved through the 90s quickly thwacking Holland for a huge six down the ground before a late-cut of the same bowler brought him a century for the very first time in Test cricket. Just when it seemed Australia would have to tea wicketless, debutant Debutant Marnus Labuschagne struck with his seemingly innocuous leg-spinners. Haris Sohail was batting on 15 with night watchman Mohammad Abbas on one at the end of the day's play.

The South African-born bolter is set to bat at No.6 after edging out fellow Queenslander Matthew Renshaw for a spot in Australia's XI.

There were barren scenes in the stands at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday, and organisers mistakenly erected New Zealand flags instead of Australian.

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Sohail was on 51 when he advanced down the crease and padded away a Lyon delivery, prompting an appeal which umpire Richard Illingworth dismissed.

He lured the batsman forward and got the ball to grip and turn just enough to take the outside edge of Shafiq for 80 with Tim Paine behind the stumps holding on to an excellent catch. Nathan Lyon also chipped in with two wickets for 114 runs in 54 overs.

Peter Siddle's early wicket of nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas propelled the 33-year-old ahead of Merv Hughes as Victoria's most prolific Test paceman and the ninth-most successful Australian quick with 213 dismissals.

Australia's quicks had managed to generate reverse-swing from the ageing ball but former Test batsman Mark Waugh said on Fox Sports he would have taken the new ball after four overs.

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