Snapshot for day five of the first Test

A snapshot for day five of the first Test between Australia and Pakistan at Dubai's International Cricket Stadium.

usman khawaja of the bulls leaves the field on sheffield shield match between queensland and victoria at the gabba in brisbane australia
USMAN KHAWAJA of the Bulls leaves the field on Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia. Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty Images


STATE OF PLAY - Australia (202 and 8-362) drew with Pakistan (482 and 6d-181) on day five at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

MAN OF THE MATCH - Usman Khawaja. Delivered one of the greatest knocks by an Australian batsman in recent memory when he scored 141 in the second innings, digging in for eight hours and 44 minutes at the crease. Also scored 85 in the first dig to emphatically silence concerns about his record in Asia.

KEY STAT - The tourists survived 140 overs in the second innings - an unprecedented effort to save a game for Australia in Test match history.

KEY MOMENT - Tim Paine faced up to Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah for the final over of the match with Nathan Lyon at the non-striker's end. Yasir had already snared three wickets for the session and Paine was closely surrounded by Pakistani fielders. But the skipper remained calm and shepherded Australia to safety to finish unbeaten on 61 from 194 balls.

BEST QUOTE - "There were probably times where it was a bit of a dream. We just fought, dug in and played a brand the Australian cricket team wants to play." - Tim Paine on Australia's remarkable and valiant fourth-innings fightback.


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