Usman Khrawaja and Tim Paine added crucial 81 runs match saving partnership for the Aussies.

Australia on Thurday managed to save the first test by battling against Pakistan at their adopted home in UAE.

Usman Khawaja shined with his top performance for his patience filled performance in both the innings of the test match. He scored 141 off 302 balls and 85 off 175 balls in first innings.

Skipper, Tim Paine also helped his side by playing for an unbeaten 61 runs of 194 balls.

Scorecard: Pak 482 & 181/6 dec; Aus 202 & 362/8


Analysis by Chief Cricket Writer- CricInshort, James Kuanal

Australia has been struggling after David Warner and Steve Smith’s ban earlier this year. Fans have criticized team’s tactics to win matches. The current team performance has been also affected.

In the wake of big tournament against India at home, a draw in first test in testing conditions like UAE will not only boost players confidence  but also bring back its viewers to watch their national game back at home.


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