LIVE: Pakistan grinding towards stumps

Written By Unknown on Rabu, 22 Oktober 2014 | 20.01

Australia took two early wickets in the first Test against Pakistan but a flat deck has ensured wickets have become hard to come by.

Pakistan has wasted a review in the opening moments of their first Test against Australia after a Mitchell Johnson yorker hit Mohammed Hafeez right on the foot.

Younis Khan celebrates after reaching his century on day one in Dubai. Source: Getty Images

PAKISTAN found a first-Test backbone despite Mitchell Johnson's menace as renegade veteran Younis Khan made Australia sweat in the Dubai sands.

Having been at war with the Pakistan Cricket Board, premier batsman unbeaten Younis Khan (52) turned the heat on Australia during a dogged, 108-run third wicket stand with Azhar Ali (53).

Pakistan, 3-125 at tea, was going to make Australia work for the No.1 ranking on offer with a 2-0 series scoreline. Misbah-ul-Haq was not out 8.



It was sad the contest with high honours on offer had the atmosphere of a park match with around 100 hardly souls in attendance at the neutral venue.

Pakistan had always plotted to negate Australia and impressive Johnson (2-16) with a low, slow strip but Ali failed to cash in – issuing a lazy prod to Alex Doolan at cover just before tea off Johnson.

Chris Rogers had missed a difficult chance from Ali on 24 off Johnson before lunch.

Australia will have to be careful how matchwinner Johnson is used having bowled the most overs, 14, before tea for the visitors.

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Originally published as LIVE: Mitch ends Younis Khan epic

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