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Pakistan vs Australia - 1st Test

Series: Australia v Pakistan in UAE, 2018
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date: 07-11 October 2018

Australia 362/8 (139.5 Ovs) RR: 2.59 | Match drawn

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Some things in life make you wait, bore you to death and refuse to move on before the climax. But when the climax is filled with such levels of taking you to a trance-like state, you'd happily wait for it. Dubai is one such drug. So, we switch emirates with the series still level, and given that this is only a two-match series, you couldn't have asked anything better. Here's hoping the next match at least tries matching up, as I, Vineet Anantharaman sign off on behalf of Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Varun Dixit and our scorer Harish. Until Abu Dhabi, ta ta!!

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As we wind up, here are some stats on this amazing Test by the ever reliable Deepu Narayanan

** Most consecutive Tests without a draw:
26 Zim (2005-17)
23 Aus (1999-01)
22 Eng (1884-92)
22 Aus (2001-03)
22 Pak (2015-18) - streak ended today

** This is the first drawn Test between Pakistan & Australia since October 1998 - 19 consecutive Tests with a result before this draw (Pak won 3, Aus won 16).

** Most overs batted in 4th inngs for a draw (Asia):
142.0 Ban v Zim, Dhaka, 2005
140.0 Eng v SL, Kandy, 2003
139.5 Aus v Pak, Dubai, 2018
136.0 Ind v WI, Kolkata, 1948

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Sarfraz Ahmed | Pakistan skipper: Credit to Usman Khawaja for the way he batted through the day; he saved the match for Australia. I knew he understands Urdu, but he played the sweep and reverse sweep very well. He hung in there, batted really well and took the team home. We need to work hard, but we keep learning through Test cricket. The Haris review was very close too and it would have been different had that gone in our favour, but such things happen. We need to give a lot of credit to Abbas as well - he came back from County in England and took responsibility. The batsmen too did really well; Shafiq, Haris, Hafeez and Imam. We're sad but we need to give credit to the opposition for the way they batted. [Loose and poor Urdu translation]

Tim Paine | Australian skipper: It was an extremely tough Test match. They had us under the pump for a long time but I am proud of the way my team played. Everyone had a plan - Usman was looking to be positive and I am very happy with the way we prepared and everyone stuck to their guns in the second innings. I was nervous; very nervous. Once you get set here it becomes a lot easier. No, I don't think it feels like a win. We were outplayed but we can take a lot out of the way we played in the second innings and take it to Abu Dhabi with the series alive.

Usman Khawaja | Man of the Match: I wasn't really thinking too much. We had a belief in the team that if we batted well in the first session, which we did, we could take it to the end. Credit to the Pakistanis as well, they played in tremendous spirit. Everytime you get a hundred for Australia it is amazing; I am very privileged to be playing for them. There was rough on both sides of the wicket for a left-hander and that is why I had a plan (to reverse sweep).

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But Pakistan would believe they've made a mess here of a certain victory. Remember, they lost Dubai's fortress to Sri Lanka a year ago, and Australia have made them wait longer to reclaim. When three wickets fell yesterday on the same score, it looked as if this could end early. Well given the troubles the batsmen had against spin on a track that wasn't the easiest, it should have. But Pakistan missed a catch, a review, and Wahab Riaz's form. Head and Khawaja batted for over a session, Paine and Khawaja for around a session and finally Paine and Lyon for half an hour. They withstood appeals, spinning cobras and confusions. But their doggedness stayed. Stay on, the presentations coming up shortly.

17:24 Local Time, | 18:54 IST: Delicious. Australia bat out the longest they ever have in the fourth innings to hang on to this one, by the skin of their teeth. Just a small fistpump from Paine, takes his gloves off and offers his handshake. He's been forced to lead Australia into a new era, and he's eaten up 194 balls in ensuring he does. It was Khawaja, who unleashed his hidden Pakistani avatar, batting as if at home, with no sort of fuss. He'd been accused of not having done his homework around five years ago in Asia by a man who's now in the opposite ranks to watch him having finally done it.

139.5
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, he's seen them home. Paine blocks it in style, checks, and forces Pakistan to throw in the towel. Dubai is the Manchester. Khawaja has done a Ponting. And unlike Dominica, Yasir couldn't do a Yasir
139.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, survives. Paine squared up, outside halves too, but he's done it very softly to manage to squeeze it between all five of them outside off. Australia need to see out one ball more .. Pakistan would be desperate to bowl another

Five men outside off now. A short point of sorts has been added in.

139.3
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, on middle, Paine covers the line to block
139.2
2
Yasir Shah to Paine, 2 runs, driven, full-faced. Long-off. Australia continue running, but there's time to get the second
139.1
2
Yasir Shah to Paine, 2 runs, an outside half dab to third man. And Lyon for some strange reason wants to stay on strike. Well, well

Seven men around the bat. Four on off, three on leg.

138.6
2
Bilal Asif to Lyon, 2 runs, goes back in the crease, riding the bounce on this shorter one to tuck it behind square leg
138.5
4
Bilal Asif to Lyon, byes, FOUR, oh a waste. Done leg, spinning further down and Sarfraz can't take it cleanly either. Not that it would have mattered anyway
138.4
0
Bilal Asif to Lyon, no run, kicks up off the rough going past Lyon's nudge to deflect off his pad to short leg. Streaky moments these
138.3
0
Bilal Asif to Lyon, no run, clears the front leg further, more blocking
138.2
0
Bilal Asif to Lyon, no run, on middle a trusting the defence push back
138.1
0
Bilal Asif to Lyon, no run, Pakistan are celebrating. They've run themselves out of reviews .. but, but .. the umpire hasn't heard the tickle. Oh there is a sound, and it has to be the inside edge - on the pad, ballooning over to short leg. No, no, sorry, my ears must have snapped, UltraEdge is a flat line
137.6
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, rocking back deep, right behind with the dead bat
137.5
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, another jaffa that denies Yasir. Just the perfect drift from close to the stumps on middle, turning away, turning square .. but not good enough to kiss the wood
137.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, slips in the wrong 'un. Pitching down leg, Paine opens ups his front leg, bat in front. Way too full
137.3
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, doesn't make him play. Cardinal sin. Tossed outside off, slowly spinning further away as Paine strides, watches. And keeps watching
137.2
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, a hurried up jabby defence as he inside-edges it off the back foot onto his boot. Oh boy
137.1
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, quite short. Paine is happy to go back and punch to cover

Yasir Shah [42.0-8-110-4] is back into the attack

Now. 18, 17, 16 ... Two slips, two silly points, one short leg.

136.6
0
Bilal Asif to Lyon, no run, drifting into off. Lyon sees off six from his quota .. with yet another confident looking block
136.5
0
Bilal Asif to Lyon, no run, huge forward stride, smothering it down
136.4
0
Bilal Asif to Lyon, no run, doosra. Lyon picks it, lines up in front of off to defend it to cover
136.3
0
Bilal Asif to Lyon, no run, flat length on middle. Deep in the crease, right behind
136.2
0
Bilal Asif to Lyon, no run, a shuffling hop inside the line, with soft hands to nudge to the straighter of the two short legs
136.1
0
Bilal Asif to Lyon, no run, long stride, using the turn to help it courtesy a straight bat to mid-on

Bilal Asif [35.0-7-85-0] is back into the attack

Right, 24 balls. Time for someone to turn into a Mcgrath or a Gabriel. Yasir can remain Yasir.

135.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, 128.5kph, reversing in, getting big on Paine as he jams out an inside edge to short mid-wicket
135.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, 128kph, off again, staying low though. But Paine is lower, more solid in defending it to silly mid-on
135.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, good length probing on off. A low crouch, dead-bat
135.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, full toss. Wow. High. Paine punches it back
135.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, middle-stump. Paine wrists it with the angle to the leg-slip

The four catching ring on the leg side is still there.

135.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, 129.5kph, goes up on his toes, riding the bounce to punch it on the up to cover
134.6
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, too short. One of the simpler blockings this off the back foot
134.5
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, beaten. Shah unleashes a hidden jaffa late in the day, drawing Lyon forward outside off, forcing an away from the body flirt, and fooling him with the spin
134.4
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, angry cover drive. But the anger will be taken out on silly point
134.3
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, off-lined. An easier defence
134.2
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, clears his front leg, getting squared up by the sharp turn going across him .. but manages a defence
134.1
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, full on leg, a whippy squeeze to leg
133.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, a shuffle, straight batted block to mid-on
133.5
2
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, 2 runs, loud LBW shout. Pakistan know they don't have the review and they sound so very convincing. Paine falls over on his flick as the ball tails back in off a good length. But there were two noises as the ball hits the pad, but even if there weren't, it was going down
133.4
4
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, FOUR, nearly. So damn nearly. A 105kph off-cutter, nips back in off the pitch, completely foxing Paine for the lack of pace as he gets stuck in his committed poke. So what happens? He gets an inside edge, and even physics can't explain how that misses the stumps
133.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, 130.9kph, on off. Safely, neatly bunted back
133.2
3
Mohammad Abbas to Lyon, 3 runs, tailing back in on the feet. Flicked away behind square .. remember five men out there and Lyon manages to breach each one of them

The leg-side catching field - a leg-slip, short leg, forward short leg, silly mid-on, short mid-wicket.

133.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Lyon, no run, a tad short, but way outside off. Easy leave
132.6
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, toe-ended jam .. and just over the stumps. Paine looks to drive it down the ground, but it dips much quicker and balloons just back to the keeper. Ummm
132.5
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, another everything appeal. Shah fires in the flatter slider, skidding off the pitch and hurring past Paine's attempted defence. Once again, way too straight in fact hitting the front pad when all three stumps were to be seen
132.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, back, across, high bat in dropping the defence under his eye
132.3
2
Yasir Shah to Paine, 2 runs, dragged down. Allows Paine to go back, stretch and stab it square with a lot more intent
132.2
2
Yasir Shah to Paine, 2 runs, lines himself up and drives it cleanly through the covers
132.1
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, appeal - LBW, catch, everything, anything . Paine tries covering the line starting from down leg with his front stride, gets beaten on the inside edge and the ball pops up to silly point. So not an LBW - pitching down leg. Not a catch - no bat

Yasir Shah [40.0-7-106-4] is back into the attack

So, 48 balls. Pakistan need only two of them.

131.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Lyon, no run, 128.7kph, yorker. Abbas tries going wide of the creaseas he angles it in. Lyon jams it back down the pitch

The lights have come on too with a big shadow cutting the pitch.

131.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Lyon, no run, returns to his top-of-off. Lyon defends it into an empty cover, but Lyon isn't falling for the greed of the single
131.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Lyon, no run, legs again, was meant to slip down as well, but Lyon just about gets a portion of his pad in the way to the keeper
131.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Lyon, no run, slips down leg. Yea, wasted
131.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Lyon, no run, the middle-stump line again. Lyon doesn't mind defending these to leg - despite the four men catching around
131.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Lyon, no run, straight lines, off a good length. Softly nudged away to leg

Mohammad Abbas [24.0-5-47-3] is back into the attack

Silly mid-on, silly mid-off and a two catching mid-wickets.

130.6
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, clever. Spinning sharply down leg. Asif gives Pakistan their wish - they have Lyon
130.5
4
Bilal Asif to Paine, FOUR, rocking back whip, manages to clear mid-wicket close-in and the rest of the team isn't keen on chasing it down. Obviously, it's the fifth ball and they'd want Lyon for the entire next over
130.4
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, scooting low, Paine shuffles in front, manages to jam a straight bat in the way for the inside-edge on it to get it towards mid-wicket

A slip, leg-slip and two short legs

130.3
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, a hint of an inside half on the forward defence, but it's downward facing always
130.2
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, whipped down to long-on, declines the single
130.1
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, clears out his front leg in defending it down the pitch
129.6
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, full again on middle. Lyon does 129.4/129.5
129.5
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, a bigger shuffle, crouching to knock it to leg
129.4
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, middle-lined. To short mid-wicket with the bat-pad
129.3
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, pushed off the crease back down the pitch. Silly mid-on fumbles and Lyon was desperate to get off strike
129.2
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, a walk across his stumps, watching the leg-break go past
129.1
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, full on middle. Lyon gets to its pitch in defence
128.6
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, angles across forcing Paine to have a flirt, only to first drift past and then spin past it
128.5
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, tight on middle, a tighter looking smother
128.4
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, spinning down leg, and Paine presses his pad forward in letting it thud in
128.3
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, middle-lined. The usual keep out
128.2
2
Bilal Asif to Paine, 2 runs, moves away, makes room and pokes it through point. More importantly, Paine has his strike back
128.1
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, spinning into the thighs, jabs off it to short leg
127.6
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, length, on the stumps. Forward and blocked
127.5
0
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run, the fielders have found their voice - with every form of expression as Lyon leaves this one outside off alone

Nathan Lyon, right handed bat, comes to the crease

127.4
0
Yasir Shah to Siddle, out Lbw!! Siddle's been set up. Two wide toss ups, spinning away and then the straighter one that skids along. Siddle - as most of the world has against Yasir - makes the cardinal sin of getting trapped on his back foot to a length just not short enough to be doing so to and the ball pitches on leg, straightens and traps him in front of leg. Siddle lbw b Yasir Shah 0(3)

Yasir Shah to Siddle, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

127.3
0
Yasir Shah to Siddle, no run, slightly shorter. Siddle compulsively takes it off the back foot, dabbing it between the finer silly point and the squarer slip

Two slips, two silly points.

127.2
0
Yasir Shah to Siddle, no run, presses forward to squeeze it through the overcrowded cordon around the bat on the off-side

Peter Siddle, right handed bat, comes to the crease

127.1
0
Yasir Shah to Starc, out Caught by Babar Azam!! And Pakistan are awake. Babar Azam, produces an absolute one-hand screamer at bat-pad -- when this one has come right off the bat face. So Starc goes back deep in the crease, nudges with hard hands but the bounce gets big, doesn't allow him to keep it down and Babar doesn't need him to - sticking his palm out, with glue applied on. Starc c Babar Azam b Yasir Shah 1(5)

Yasir Shah to Starc, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Sarfraz's guidelines: upar se, upar se, upar se [pitch it up x3]

126.6
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, teases him with a wide outside off loop. And it's kept out right there
126.5
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, short, spinning into the thighs, Paine takes it finer
126.4
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, leg-lined again. Softly to short leg
126.3
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, good long stride, bat-pad stuck with the inside edge coming into defending it to short leg
126.2
1
Bilal Asif to Starc, 1 run, opens up his forward defence, steering it neatly between the wide slip and silly point

Two slips, a silly point and a short leg.

126.1
1
Bilal Asif to Paine, 1 run, quickly across, using the spin and tickling it to square leg
125.6
0
Yasir Shah to Starc, no run, shuffles across and is happy to take the blow on his body with the ball spitting viciously into him
125.5
0
Yasir Shah to Starc, no run, stretches forward and he'll do with the inside half on his defence
125.4
0
Yasir Shah to Starc, no run, short, allows Starc to go back and tap it to cover

Mitchell Starc, left handed bat, comes to the crease

125.3
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, out Lbw!! It's this game's moment. LBW Review: Usman Khawaja, after all his reverse-sweeping, misses the normal conventional sweep and is given out on the field. Oh he has to review. He better review. He does. He's tried his best in the shot to ensure that he plonks his front leg well outside the line of the stumps, but Yasir's got this to drift in nicely, despite being the googly to trap him just in front of off. It was only the impact that could save him from being three reds. But Khawaja has nearly done a Ponting; can someone do a Lee-Mcgrath? Khawaja lbw b Yasir Shah 141(302) [4s-11]

Yasir Shah to Khawaja, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

125.2
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, reaches well forward, conventionally in dropping his wrists and softing it to short leg
125.1
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, big ambitious reverse sweep -- spits up off the rough, beats the inside of it and is smashed on the pad. The problem is the impact

As he's nearing himself to history, Usman Khawaja now has the highest score by a non-Asian batsman in the fourth innings in Asia - going past Dan Vettori.

One final drinks break in Dubai and we are into the mandatory hour now. 15 overs for Pakistan to get those elusive five wickets and Australia are 90 balls away from securing a historic fighting draw.

124.6
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, the doosra from Asif, but the length is short and allows Paine to go back, he gets on top of the ball, plays with soft hands and drops it at his feet
124.5
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, this one goes the other way, drifting away from off, Paine lunges forward in defence
124.4
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, tossed up outside leg and spinning into the batsman, Paine goes back and nudges it to backward square leg

Asif switches to round the wicket

124.3
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, flatter and turning into Paine's pads, flicked straight to the fielder at square leg
124.2
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, slower and on off, Paine gets close to the ball as he smothers the turn
124.1
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, Asif drops one short and wide of off, chopped square on the off-side for a single
123.6
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, Yasir drifts this one on the leg-stump line, Paine goes back and finds backward square leg with the tuck
123.5
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, nicely tossed up on off, Paine gets close to the ball and pushes it towards the off-side
123.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, Yasir has been too short in this over, allows Paine to go back and turn it towards the on-side
123.3
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, tad shorter and wide of off, cracked straight to the fielder at cover-point
123.2
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, slower and on off, Paine goes back and pushes it back at the bowler
123.1
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, tossed up on off, Paine goes back and punches it back at the bowler

Yasir Shah [36.0-3-106-1] is back into the attack

Yasir on for one last attempt, a slip, gully and a silly point in place..

122.6
1
Bilal Asif to Paine, 1 run, good use of the feet from Paine, comes down the track, gets close to the ball and drives it in front of mid-on, calls his partner across for a quick single and gets home with ease, even as Azhar threw the stumps down at the bowler's end. The third umpire has a look
122.5
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, fraction short and on Paine's pads, he goes back and turns it towards the on-side
122.4
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, slower and on off, Paine lunges forward in defence, gets an inside edge towards the on-side
122.3
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, tossed up on off, Paine gets well forward as he blocks
122.2
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, Asif drags this one short and wide of off, cracked off the back-foot and to the left of cover-point where Hafeez makes a diving stop
122.1
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, loud shout for a caught behind, but umpire Richard Kettleborough says NO. Desperate stuff from Pakistan, flatter and drifting down leg, Paine was looking to flick and missed, no real noise as the ball went past the bat, Sarfraz was quick to move across and collect the ball, belts out a big appeal, but nothing doing by the umpire
121.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a good length and a hint of shape away from the left-hander, Khawaja squirts a soft edge towards gully
121.5
3
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, 3 runs, full-toss on Paine's pads, he was fraction late on the clip and gets it past the diving fielder at mid-wicket, runs back for the third
121.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Paine plays with an open face and finds point
121.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, tad fuller and wider of off, Paine doesn't need to play at those, left alone
121.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, full and holding its line outside off, Paine covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go
121.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, fuller length delivery and shaping back into the right-hander, Paine watches it closely and blocks it to mid-off
120.6
1
Bilal Asif to Paine, 1 run, nice bit of drift from Asif, Paine was pressing forward and gets an inside edge behind square, called through for a quick single
120.5
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, slower and on the off-stump line, Paine gets close to the ball and blocks
120.4
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, Asif drifts one just outside off, Paine gets well forward in defence
120.3
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, nicely flighted outside off, eased square into the gap past cover-point for a single
120.2
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, tossed up on off, Khawaja goes right back and blocks
120.1
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, the off-break, pitched on leg and spinning across the left-hander, Khawaja was shaping to sweep and gets a bottom edge

20 overs left in the Test, maybe just about enough time for one final spell from Yasir Shah, it's Bilal to continue though..

119.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, short of a length and holding its line outside off, left alone
119.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Paine leans forward and pushes it towards cover
119.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, short of a length and a hint of tail back into the right-hander, Paine has it covered as he lets it go
119.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, on a good length and slanting back into the right-hander, defended back with a straight bat
119.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, Paine gets a good stride forward as he blocks
119.1
1
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, 1 run, on a good length and angling into Khawaja's pads, clipped away behind square on the on-side for a single
118.6
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, a little shimmy from Paine, gets close to the ball and pushes it back at the bowler. Asif collects it and breaks the stumps at the striker's end, but Paine was well back in time
118.5
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, nicely tossed up outside off, Paine leans across and defends it towards the on-side
118.4
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, flighted on off, Paine gets half-forward and blocks
118.3
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, Pakistan want a LBW call and they decide to review. The height seemed to be the issue here, it's a fair delivery, plenty of turn but there looks like a fat inside edge, UltraEdge confirms that and Pakistan lose their second review as well. Nicely tossed up on off and spinning back into the right-hander, Paine was caught as he went back, the inside edge saved him
118.2
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, Asif tosses one just outside off, pushed back at the bowler
118.1
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, tossed up just outside off, Paine gets well forward and pushes it towards the off-side

Bilal Asif [28.0-6-73-0] is back into the attack

Bilal replaces Yasir.. a slip, leg slip, FSL and a short mid-wicket in place

117.6
1
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, 1 run, full and shaping back nicely into the right-hander, Paine watched it all along and works it towards long leg for a single
117.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Paine stays right behind the line and pushes it towards the off-side
117.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, Abbas shortens his length on off, defended back at the bowler

A gully, short mid-off, short mid-on and a short mid-wicket - the catching men

117.3
2
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, 2 runs, full and tailing sharply back into the right-hander, almost went through Paine's defences as he flicked, gets an inside edge behind square on the on-side for a brace
117.2
1
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, 1 run, full and on Khawaja's pads, whipped in the air and past the fielder at deep short-leg, whistled past him even before be could react, a single to the man in the deep

A deep short square leg, short mid-wicket, short mid-on and a gully in place

117.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, short of a length and from round the wicket, Khawaja gets behind the line and pushes it to mid-on
116.6
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, tad too full from Yasir, allows Paine to get close to the ball and drive it to mid-off
116.5
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, fraction fuller and on off, defended back at the bowler
116.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, nice bit of flight from Yasir, Paine gets close to the ball and pushes it to cover
116.3
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, flighted on off, Paine gets a big stride forward as he smothers the turn
116.2
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, Khawaja brings out the reverse sweep once again, gets down low, rolls his wrists over and sweeps it through the vacant slip region
116.1
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, tossed up from round the wicket and drifting back into the left-hander, Khawaja presses well forward and gets an inside edge to leg-slip
115.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, short of a length and on the leg-stump line, nudged towards the on-side
115.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, tad fuller and a hint of angle back into the right-hander, Paine prods half-forward and defends it towards the on-side
115.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Paine gets across and defends it towards the off-side

Short cover has moved across to short mid-off now

115.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, short of a length and holding its line outside off, left alone
115.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, loud shout for LBW, but the angle was always taking it down the leg-side, pitched on middle and jagged back in sharply, burst past Paine's inside edge and struck him on the pads, the impact was in front of leg and would have been sliding down

A gully, short cover and a short mid-on in place, might be one long spell for Abbas

115.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, short of a good length and a hint of tail back into the right-hander, pushed off the back-foot towards cover

Mohammad Abbas [20.0-4-39-3] is back into the attack

Breaking: Imam-ul-Haq will miss the Abu Dhabi Test with a broken finger, the Pakistan Cricket Board have confirmed

114.6
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, Khawaja comes down the track, gets close to the ball and works it to mid-wicket
114.5
1
Yasir Shah to Paine, 1 run, Yasir tosses one on the off-stump line, driven square on the off-side for a single
114.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, tossed up and holding its line outside off, Paine covers the line and lets it go
114.3
4
Yasir Shah to Paine, FOUR, cracking shot, Yasir dropped this one short and wide of off, Paine makes room and cracks it behind square on the off-side, beats backward point and rolls away to the fence
114.2
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, Khawaja brings out the reverse sweep once again, gets on top of the bounce and places it behind square on the off-side for a single
114.1
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, pushed through with a flatter trajectory, Khawaja prods across and then blocks
113.6
0
Riaz to Paine, no run, short of a length and on the off-stump line, defended back at the bowler
113.5
1
Riaz to Khawaja, 1 run, late swing for Riaz, but he swings it into Khawaja's scoring zone, flicked wide of mid-on for a single
113.4
2
Riaz to Khawaja, 2 runs, full and angling into Khawaja's pads, he shuffles across and clips it in front of square on the on-side, back for the second run
113.3
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, short of a length and holding its line outside off, left alone
113.2
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Khawaja stays besides the line and pushes it towards the off-side
113.1
2
Riaz to Khawaja, 2 runs, more runs for Khawaja, back of a length and well wide of off, he waits on it and dabs it late, behind square on the off-side and back for the second run
112.6
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, pushed through quicker and on Paine's pads, he goes back and tucks it towards the on-side
112.5
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, the leg-break from Yasir, gets some extra bounce as well, Paine watches it all along, plays with soft hands and drops it at his feet
112.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, pushed through straighter and at the stumps, Paine went right back as he blocked
112.3
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, Yasir tosses one on off, Paine gets half-forward and finds short cover with the push
112.2
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, flighted and turning back into the left-hander, Khawaja goes a long way across and sweeps it behind square on the on-side for a single
112.1
2
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 2 runs, low full-toss outside off, Khawaja leans forward and drives it through the gap at cover, comes back for the second run
111.6
0
Riaz to Paine, no run, on a good length and on the off-stump line, defended back at the bowler

Back to over the wicket

111.5
4
Riaz to Paine, FOUR, beautifully played, Riaz goes too straight and strays this one on Paine's pads, whipped away backward of square on the on-side and the ball beats Abbas - running to his left from long leg
111.4
0
Riaz to Paine, no run, Riaz shortens his length and gets this ball to straighten a tad, Paine gets right behind the line and blocks
111.4
2
Riaz to Khawaja, no ball, 1 run, short of a length and on Khawaja's hips, nudged behind square on the on-side. It's another no-ball from Riaz and it brings up Australia's 300
111.3
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Khawaja prods forward and blocks with a straight bat
111.2
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, full and a hint of reverse back into the left-hander, Khawaja gets well forward and finds mid-off with the drive
111.1
1
Riaz to Paine, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, Paine leans forward and places the drive in the gap between the two catching fielders at cover, just a single

Riaz, from round the wicket

110.6
2
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 2 runs, Khawaja brings out the conventional sweep now, bends down low, rolls his wrists and gets it behind square on the on-side. A long chase for Azhar and he makes a tumbling stop, looks to have hurt himself in the process, but saved two runs for his team
110.5
3
Yasir Shah to Paine, 3 runs, Yasir drops one short and wide of off, Paine makes room and cuts it square past point, runs hard and comes back for the third run

A slip, gully and a straight short-silly point, a short mid-off as well

110.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, slower and on off, Paine gets his bat in front of the pads and then blocks
110.3
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, tossed up on off, Paine gets close to the ball and finds cover
110.2
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, Khawaja is reverse sweeping Yasir to distraction, gets down low, rolls his wrists over and sweeps it behind square on the off-side
110.1
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, half-a-chance, but the ball went to the right of FSL, Khawaja was prodding forward to one that drifted back in, caught the inside edge and popped off the pad

Yasir Shah [32.0-3-90-1] is back into the attack

Yasir from the other end, a FSL, leg slip and a wide gully in place, he's coming from round the wicket..

109.6
0
Riaz to Paine, no run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Paine plays with a straight bat and defends it towards mid-on
109.5
0
Riaz to Paine, no run, on a good length and slanting across the right-hander, Paine plays with soft hands and defends it towards the off-side

A slip, gully, short cover and a short cover-point for the right-hander

109.4
1
Riaz to Khawaja, 1 run, short of a length and on Khawaja's hips, tucked past mid-wicket for a single
109.3
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, Riaz shortens his length outside off, Khawaja gets behind the line and defends it towards the off-side
109.2
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, much better from Riaz, tad fuller and a hint of shape away from off, opened up Khawaja slightly as he prodded forward, squirted towards point
109.2
1
Riaz to Khawaja, no ball, on a length and at the stumps, defended back at the bowler. Riaz has bowled another no-ball
109.1
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, short of a length and holding its line outside off, left alone

Right, we are into the final session of the first Test in Dubai. Pakistan are still favourites to win, but one can't stop praising the efforts of the Australian batsmen, particularly Usman Khawaja. Can they show one final session of resiliance and save this Test? The players are back out in the middle, Riaz to start for the hosts, he's had a poor day, can he salvage something for himself and his team here? A gully, short mid-on and short mid-wicket in place..

14:39 Local Time, 10:39 GMT, 16:09 IST: This session has been dominated by Usman Khawaja. He has played one of the finest innings at this stadium. His partner in the crowd looks over the moon. It portrays how much this knock means to him and his family. The session started on a wrong note for Australia, they lost Travis Head early and soon Labuschagne followed him. At that moment, it felt that Travis Head's wicket would trigger a first innings like collapse. But skipper Paine has shown maturity and has assisted Khawaja in adding 37 runs more for the sixth wicket. Pakistan need 5 more wickets and Australia have to play a minimum of 31 overs to force a draw. We can expect a sensational final session. See you on the flip side of the break.

108.6
0
Shafiq to Paine, no run, tossed up and outside off, Paine uses his pads to defend it to the off-side. That will be tea on day 5
108.5
0
Shafiq to Paine, no run, well tossed up and at the stumps, defends it to the off-side
108.4
0
Shafiq to Paine, no run, tossed up and outside off, Paine gets behind and blocks it back
108.3
0
Shafiq to Paine, no run, well tossed up and wide of off, Paine ignores it
108.2
1
Shafiq to Khawaja, 1 run, tucks it to square leg for a single
108.1
0
Shafiq to Khawaja, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, left alone

Asad Shafiq, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Bad news for Pakistan: Imam has dislocated a finger on the left-hand and he will miss the next Test match.

107.6
0
Haris Sohail to Paine, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Paine nudges it straight to short fine
107.5
0
Haris Sohail to Paine, no run, blocks it to the off-side
107.4
0
Haris Sohail to Paine, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Paine drives it back to Haris Sohail
107.3
0
Haris Sohail to Paine, no run, down the leg-side and Paine leaves it alone. Sarfraz fails to collect it cleanly
107.2
0
Haris Sohail to Paine, no run, short of length delivery at the stumps, Paine stays in the crease and uses straight bat to defend it to mid-on
107.1
1
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, 1 run, Khawaja uses his wrists to clip it to the leg-side from well wide of off

This must be the penultimate over before the tea.

106.6
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, blocks it back to end the over
106.5
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, flighted and at the stumps, Paine takes out a semi-stride forward and defends it to cover
106.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, another defensive shot to the off-side
106.3
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, flighted and at the stumps, Paine defends it to the off-side
106.2
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, another reverse sweep against the turn for a single to the third man
106.1
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, reverse sweeps it straight to short third

119 by Khawaja is now the highest score by an Australian batsman in Asia in the fourth innings. He overtakes Ricky Ponting, who made 118 against Bangladesh in 2006.

105.6
0
Haris Sohail to Paine, no run, defends it to the off-side
105.5
0
Haris Sohail to Paine, no run, at the pads and Paine padded it away to the leg-side
105.4
0
Haris Sohail to Paine, no run, flatter and at the stumps, Paine goes on the back foot and defends it back
105.3
0
Haris Sohail to Paine, no run, defends it wide of FSL
105.2
0
Haris Sohail to Paine, no run, short and well wide of off, Paine punches it straight to cover who is a bit deep
105.1
1
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, 1 run, it was well wide of off and Khawaja sweeps it to deep square leg for a single

Haris Sohail [7.0-1-14-0] is back into the attack

Imam is sitting in the dressing room and he has a plaster on his left hand, not sure what exactly happened. Waqar Younis on air reckons it might be a dislocated finger.

104.6
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, well flighted and at the stumps, Paine takes a semi-stride forward and defends it back
104.5
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, tossed up and at the stumps, Paine defends it back to the bowler
104.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Paine mistimes the punch straight to cover

Twe slips and FSL in.

104.3
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, at the pads and Khawaja turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single
104.2
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, stays back and defends it to the leg-side
104.1
4
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, FOUR, Khawaja is watching it like a football. He uses his feet, reaches the pitch and drives it through cover against the turn for a boundary

Yasir Shah [30.0-3-84-1] is back into the attack

103.6
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, tossed up ball turning in to Paine who was cramped for room and he could only awkwardly half-push-half-cut to short third
103.5
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, goes on the back foot, it keeps a touch low and Khawaja turns it to the leg-side for a single
103.4
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, blocks it to the off-side
103.3
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, another defensive shot back to the bowler
103.2
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, comes on the front foot and pushes it to the off-side
103.1
1
Bilal Asif to Paine, 1 run, tossed up delivery turning in to Paine who attempts a drive. The ball spins in and the inside edge takes it on the shoe and then deflects to the off-side
102.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Khawaja blocks it to short cover
102.5
1
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, 1 run, another delivery at the pads, Paine tucks it to fine leg
102.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, yorker length delivery down the leg-side, Paine fails to get any bat to it and Sarfraz collects it
102.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, it nips away off the deck a touch and Paine opens the face of the bat to the off-side
102.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Paine gets his bat down on time and defends it to cover
102.1
1
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, 1 run, short of length delivery at a comfortable height, Khawaja gets on top of it and pulls it to fine leg where Azhar Ali comes across and stops it from reaching the fence
101.6
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, off the pads and straight to FSL. There is no inside edge on this delivery
101.5
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, raps him on the pads, it would have gone on to hit the stumps but Paine got an inside edge and that saves him
101.4
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, goes behind the line of the ball and blocks it back
101.3
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, Paine puts on his dancing shoes, fails to reach the pitch still decides to smash it. It was in the air but ends up just wide of mid-on
101.2
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, flatter one down the leg-side, it hits the pads and deflects wide of Sarfraz
101.1
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, well flighted and it bounces extra. Paine keeps it down and defends it to the leg-side

Bilal Asif [26.0-5-71-0] is back into the attack

100.6
1
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, 1 run, bowls it from closer to the stumps and nips the ball back in. It ends up at the pads and Paine clips it straight to fine leg to retain strike
100.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, Paine plays it late on this fuller length delivery and uses soft hands to push it to cover
100.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, on a length and outside off, Paine lifts his bat and lets it go
100.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, another fuller length delivery at the stumps, Paine crouches low and taps it gently to cover
100.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, another fuller length delivery, Paine blocks it back from where it originated
100.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Paine defends it to short mid-wicket
99.6
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, well flighted and outside off, Khawaja dances down and clips it with the turn to short mid-wicket
99.5
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, tossed up and outside off, defends it back to Yasir Shah with a straight bat
99.4
2
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 2 runs, flighted delivery turning in to Khawaja who nudges it with the turn. The leg-slip flies in the air but fails to stop it. They end up taking two at fine leg
99.3
3
Yasir Shah to Paine, 3 runs, short and just enough width, Paine waited patiently for it to arrive and cuts it wide of point. It is stopped just behind the ropes and Paine will have to settle for three
99.2
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, yorker at the stumps, Paine gets his bat down on time and defends it to the leg-side
99.1
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, flighted nut at the stumps, Paine defends it back to the bowler
98.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a good length and well wide of off, Khawaja watches the line of the ball and decides to leave it alone
98.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Khawaja comes down the track and drives it straight to cover
98.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Khawaja charges down the ground and defends it back to Mohammad Abbas with a straight bat
98.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a good length and outside off, Khawaja lifts his bat and lets it go
98.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, walks down the ground on this fuller length delivery, it was wide of off and Khawaja uses his bottom hand to clip it to mid-on
98.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Khawaja mistimes the drive, straight to cover
97.6
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, comes on the front foot and defends it back
97.5
2
Yasir Shah to Paine, 2 runs, down the leg-side and Paine tucks it to fine leg for a brace
97.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, direct hit and Khawaja would have been OUT. This would have been an absolute disaster for Australia. Paine taps it to mid-off gently and calls Khawaja for a single, he was long way down before Paine decides to turn it down. He rushes back and fortunately for him there was no direct hit from Azhar Ali. Khawaja survives!
97.3
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, flatter delivery outside off, Paine cuts it straight to short third
97.2
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, that reverse sweep again, he connects well and it ends up at third man for a single
97.1
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Khawaja defends it to the off-side
96.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, fuller length delivery aiming at the stumps, Paine gets his bat down straight and defends it to short mid-on
96.5
2
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, 2 runs, at the pads and Paine clips it wide of fine leg for a brace
96.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Paine taps it to cover politely and wanted a quick single but decides against it in the end
96.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, this delivery held its line, Paine was right behind it and he blocks it to short mid-wicket
96.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Paine gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it to the leg-side
96.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Paine, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Paine clips it straight to short mid-wicket

Mohammad Abbas [16.0-3-34-3] is back into the attack

95.6
1
Yasir Shah to Paine, 1 run, this time, he manages to cut, it went to point for a single to retain strike
95.5
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, quicker one outside off, Paine went for the cut shot. it skids off the deck and Paine misses the cut shot
95.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, flatter one at the stumps, Paine stays back and defends it to FSL
95.3
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, well tossed up and directed at the stumps, Paine plays it late and defends it to cover
95.2
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, goes on the back foot and tucks it to the leg-side
95.1
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, flighted and at the stumps, Paine went for a drive, inside half fo the bat takes it to mid-on

So drinks. Khawaja is all who remains now in Pakistan's way of reclaiming the fortess they lost to Sri Lanka last year.

94.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, another shuffle, another pad up. Quite short this from Asif to really trouble or do anything silly
94.5
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, pads up after shuffling and covering his stumps. There never is a danger with these balls pitching well down leg
94.4
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, pushes it to cover. Takes a couple of steps down. Paine responds with a couple of his own. But then Khawaja shouts loudly, in denial

He's gone over the wicket

94.3
2
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 2 runs, pad loop up. Swept powerfully, but with his wrists rolling on the ball to get it to fine leg
94.2
1
Bilal Asif to Paine, 1 run, too straight. Whipped away off the thighs behind square
94.1
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, waits for the flight to get close in driving it through the covers
93.6
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, quick in-skidder, hurries into Paine who just about manages to tickle it to square leg
93.5
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, the teasing off-break outside off. Paine's not tempted enough as yet, staying defensive with his drive to cover
93.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, back, high-elbowed punch down the pitch
93.3
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, yorker, Paine clears out his front leg to jam it back to a diving Yasir
93.2
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, shuffles inside, tucking it to short leg where Rizwan is fielding without shin pads. And where does the ball hit him - yes

Two slips, a silly point and a short leg.

93.1
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, a touch short but doesn't give out any room. Punched
92.6
1
Bilal Asif to Paine, 1 run, drifting a touch too straight, clips it away off his boots into square leg
92.5
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, lines up in the crease to defend the loop up to cover
92.4
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, advances, covers the line and defends to off
92.3
4
Bilal Asif to Paine, FOUR, back, across, on top of the bounce for a late cut wide of slip. Hafeez gives it the chase, slides and in fact does well to flick it back. Now, now, the third umpire thinks his foot has touched the rope as he does it
92.2
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, 85.2kph, wristy push through the line, waiting on it to pinch the gap. Extra cover
92.1
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, squeezed out from middle as he digs it out to cover
91.6
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, he's unleashing his spitting cobras here, make no mistake. This one is off middle, squaring Paine up completly as he flirts with a meek jab off his back foot
91.5
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, ahh the drift! Completely foxes Paine with the dip so sharp after he comes down the pitch, slips and very luckily gets an inside edge onto his pad
91.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, slow spin going across from a shortened length. But Paine's not leaving them anymore, he's in fact getting forward and close to it too in defence
91.3
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, forward, reaching the pitch of it to smother
91.2
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, real tight leave - nearly watching the ball smash his hopes here. Yasir drifts one in from wide of the crease, pitches on off and Paine doesn't even cover his stumps as he shoulders arms. All the ball needed was another coat of paint
91.1
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, 85.1kph, reaches out to the pitch of it to keep it out
90.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, tossed outside off, an opened up tap to cover
90.5
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, just outside off, Khawaja looks to reach away from his body to block, ends up with the toe-end
90.4
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, the beside the line forward defence
90.3
1
Bilal Asif to Paine, 1 run, shortens his length, hoping for the footmarks. But Paine adjusts well off his back foot, using the turn coming in to nudge it through square leg
90.2
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, 85.2kph, on the move down, driving, as far as Asif
90.1
0
Bilal Asif to Paine, no run, on middle and off. Wristy drive back
89.6
1
Yasir Shah to Paine, 1 run, nearly another. Yasir's got himself a reputation of needing a wicket to get on a roll, and he's certainly living up to it, finding an extra yard of fizz in his deliveries. This one slides in off a length, much quicker than what Paine's had hoped to defend for and the ball runs away off the inside edge, past his pad, past his stumps
89.5
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, 88.8kph, a longer confident stride in defence
89.4
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, dipping in on off. Dug out in his drive
89.3
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, 84.4kph, wide full tease, just a defence for now
89.2
0
Yasir Shah to Paine, no run, back foot, once again to a ball not short enough, but manages to knock it to leg

Tim Paine, right handed bat, comes to the crease

89.1
0
Yasir Shah to Labuschagne, out Lbw!! It's taken him 52 overs, but Dubai finally hears its king roaring. Labuschagne's made a mess of it, going back to a ball just not short enough and this being the new ball doesn't even give him time to adjust as he desperately looks to poke some, any part of it. Skids on, straight, beats the inside edge and it doesn't get plumber. Pitching on middle, impact on middle, hitting the middle of middle. Labuschagne lbw b Yasir Shah 13(24) [6s-1]

Yasir Shah to Labuschagne, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

88.6
2
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 2 runs, some intent in the drive, going hard in crunching it through the covers
88.5
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, more on middle, Khawaja's middled it too
88.4
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, 87.9kph, too full, stroked away to cover
88.3
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, much fuller, spinning away too. Khawaja spots and leaves
88.2
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, fuller toss up. Squeezed away in defence
88.1
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, leaves, nearly to let the ball smash his off-stump. Hopes for the ball to spin away from outside off, doesn't, straightens through and whizzes just past

Bilal Asif [22.0-5-58-0] is back into the attack

87.6
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, reverse sweeps from the rough, behind point
87.5
3
Yasir Shah to Labuschagne, 3 runs, too full a toss up, driven firmly through the covers and long-off has to run all the way to cut that off
87.4
0
Yasir Shah to Labuschagne, no run, the stride-cum-defence to cover
87.3
0
Yasir Shah to Labuschagne, no run, shorter leg-break, whipped off the back foot to short mid-wicket
87.2
0
Yasir Shah to Labuschagne, no run, looks to defend for the turn after the stoop, but Shah's slipped in the slider here, taking the inside edge to leg
87.1
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, gloves a fine leg, popping up and safely over leg slip
86.6
0
Hafeez to Labuschagne, no run, flatter, much straighter too.
86.5
6
Hafeez to Labuschagne, SIX, it's that familiar tonk over long-on. Just that Labuschagne's put in a lot more of bottom-hand into it, ensuring that when he lifts it off the pitch, he does it strongly enough to take it over
86.4
0
Hafeez to Labuschagne, no run, inside-outs after an advance, but picks out cover
86.3
0
Hafeez to Labuschagne, no run, stride again, right to it's pitch
86.2
0
Hafeez to Labuschagne, no run, forward, conventionally stroked away through the line to cover
86.1
1
Hafeez to Khawaja, 1 run, shuffles, wrists, runs and takes the mid-wicket on, sprints. Oh yes. There's his first century in Asia, his first against Pakistan. It may have been a road, but he's had demons to put to sleep. And he knows it, jumps up in glee. Gee, waterworks among the Australian tourning party in the stands - that is what it means to them
85.6
0
Yasir Shah to Labuschagne, no run, inside the crease for a stabby punch to cover-point
85.5
3
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 3 runs, nails it right, another reverse sweep, this time getting a near juicy full toss to put away and he does it past slip. Wahab, though, will make him wait longer for his century, diving and cutting it off at the third man boundary. 99
85.4
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, brave reverse sweep, but the spin from the rough is much sharper, sneaking through the pad-bat gap
85.3
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, 83.2kph, steps down, behind Shah's wide outside off toss up and bunts it to cover
85.2
1
Yasir Shah to Labuschagne, 1 run, front leg clearing stride to drive it to long-off. A very, very defensive field to the new batsman - in fact the one to Khawaja is a lot more attacking
85.1
0
Yasir Shah to Labuschagne, no run, drifting into leg, turning across and Labuschagne defends, bat-in-front-of-pad

Yasir Shah [22.0-1-65-0] is back into the attack

84.6
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, continues his travails down the pitch, realizes he is nowhere close enough with Hafeez pulling his length back and settles himself behind the line to defend
84.5
1
Hafeez to Labuschagne, 1 run, feet use again, getting down the pitch and pushing it to mid-off's right, where Wahab is already slow and now running to his weaker side. So Sarfraz banishes him to long-on
84.4
0
Hafeez to Labuschagne, no run, neat looking dancing-down-drive to extra cover
84.3
1
Hafeez to Khawaja, 1 run, on the move down, one, two, three steps to the pitch of the ball to flick it in front of square
84.2
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, floated up wide. Stroked with the softest of hands to silly point
84.1
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, shapes into a big ungainly slog-sweep. Way too full a length from Hafeez to be doing this, and hence ends up smashing it into his own pad
83.6
0
Haris Sohail to Labuschagne, no run, just a tad short. Room, away, deep, punch, point
83.5
0
Haris Sohail to Labuschagne, no run, clears out his front leg, punching it through the line towards mid-off
83.4
0
Haris Sohail to Labuschagne, no run, more on middle, allowing Labuschagne to keep a full middled block down the pitch
83.3
0
Haris Sohail to Labuschagne, no run, a plonking opened up defence to guide it to point
83.2
0
Haris Sohail to Labuschagne, no run, 82.9kph, pitches on middle, rips away big, squaring Labuschagne and his attempted poke comprehensively
83.1
1
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, 1 run, reverse sweep, not even the 90s could stop Khawaja from doing this. Nails it backward of point
82.6
1
Hafeez to Khawaja, 1 run, flat, short, typically after being hit for the boundary. Khawaja fends it through square leg
82.5
4
Hafeez to Khawaja, FOUR, his dancing continues, very much a 82.1, getting down, to the pitch and hoicking a whip over mid-on. He's hurrying through the 90s
82.4
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, down the pitch, yorking himself in the process
82.3
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, stays defensive, squeezing it to cover
82.2
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, skips away from his stumps, looking to make room to go inside-out in his cover drive. Drills it straight to the man there, at cover
82.1
4
Hafeez to Khawaja, FOUR, goes aggressive. Takes on the flight, goes against the spin but connects well after his run-down the pitch and all he has to do is clear mid-on. Lofts it well over

A silly point is brought in.

81.6
0
Haris Sohail to Labuschagne, no run, stays beside the line, sticking out a steery defence off the back foot
81.5
1
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, 1 run, on the skip down, not quite close, but then with enough timing on his drive through the line. Mid-off
81.4
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, fuller on middle, helped with the turn after a walk inside it to mid-on
81.3
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, quick, flat, stumps. The stretch-block
81.2
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, big shuffle across, quite like his reviewed LBW, but the ball doesn't spin back in enough this time, spitting upwards instead as Khawaja ends up playing outside the line
81.1
1
Haris Sohail to Labuschagne, 1 run, too short, spinning further away and Labuschagne rocks back, makes room and slaps it through sweeper

A slip and a short leg.

80.6
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, drifting into leg, but Khawaja continues keeping a straight bat face and continues keeping it on the pitch
80.5
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, 79.7kph, looped up full. Khawaja gets to it to smother
80.4
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, quicker on middle, a wristy check-drive to mid-off
80.3
1
Hafeez to Labuschagne, 1 run, first Test runs. A jammed out whip in front of square and mid-wicket is a touch too deep
80.2
0
Hafeez to Labuschagne, no run, long stride, squirting away an outside half on the forward block

Marnus Labuschagne, right handed bat, comes to the crease

80.1
0
Hafeez to Head, out Lbw!! Woh-oh. What do we know .. this is what Pakistan were hiding Hafeez for. A deadly accurate in-slider this, which thanks to the new ball skids along quicker and Head makes it worse as he looks to defend for the turn. Beaten on the inside-edge, straightening to hit the back pad plumb in front of off. Head lbw b Hafeez 72(175) [4s-5]

Hafeez to Head, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

Mohammad Hafeez [2.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

New ball taken. But surprise, surprise, it's someone who was in the team for his bowling, but barely got to.

79.6
1
Haris Sohail to Head, 1 run, 80.4kph, spinning into middle, Head takes it off his back foot and tucks it fine of short leg
79.5
0
Haris Sohail to Head, no run, shapes up to sweep, rather ambitiously as he looks to fetch it from way outside off. Misses
79.4
1
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, 1 run, into the rough, but Khawaja knows, runs down and flicks it off the inside half to long-on
79.3
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, tossed fuller outside off. Khawaja is happy to reach forward after getting himself outside the line of his stumps to defend
79.2
1
Haris Sohail to Head, 1 run, short spinner in again on the hips, worked round the corner
79.1
1
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, 1 run, a short drag down - warming up - spinning in as Khawaja drags the pull down to backward square leg

12:37 Local Time | 14:07 IST: We're back live. This should be the session that'll give some clarity. Pakistan needed seven wickets at the start of play, which is still the case. Australia meanwhile have done one-third of what they needed to. Here we go then .. a slip, leg-slip and a short leg.

Travis Head and Usman Khawaja have chipped away and batted out the first of three sessions needed to force a draw. Sarfraz doesn't look too happy, but the Australian dressing room will be pleased with the fight shown by the two southpaws. Pakistan wheeled away on a track which is still not breaking up, they could have got rid of this partnership, but failed to review a plumb LBW call against Head, on 44. They did review a non-dismissal of Khawaja late into the session, and were perhaps lucky to save that review. Barring those two iffy moments, both batsmen have shown plenty of patience and the skill to go with it. Abbas was brilliant, but the rest hardly inspired. The hosts need some inspiration and that might come with the second new ball, which will be due shortly after resumption. Join us at 12:40 PM local for a session that might define this Test.

78.6
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, very full and just outside off, eased down to deep mid-off for a single and that will be lunch on Day 5
78.5
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, Asif tosses one on off, Khawaja gets close to the ball and blocks

Back to over the wicket

78.4
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, flighted well outside off, Khawaja gets close to the ball and blocks
78.3
1
Bilal Asif to Head, 1 run, marginally short and wide of off, cracked square on the off-side for a single
78.2
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, fraction short and drifting onto Khawaja's pads, clipped away behind square on the on-side for a single
78.1
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, slower and a hint of turn away from off, left alone
77.6
1
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, 1 run, tossed up well outside off, Khawaja gets a big stride forward and drives it wide of cover for a single
77.5
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, loud shout for LBW and I think this is a wasted one as Pakistan review. The impact seemed well outside off, it's a fair delivery and I can see all the three stumps when the ball made contact with the pad, at most, it could be umpire's call on impact, which would save the review for Pakistan. There's no bat and UltraEdge confirms it, Hawk-eye in and and the impact is umpire's call, NOT OUT will stay. It was closer, but the impact was still dicey, Khawaja was caught in his crease as he went back to one that spun back at him, he however managed to get himself outside the line of off-stump. Sarfraz doesn't look too pleased and has a discussion with the umpire
77.4
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, Sohail tosses one on off, Khawaja gets across and defends
77.3
2
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, 2 runs, good cricket all-around, tossed up well outside off, Khawaja went down low, rolled his wrists over and swept it behind square on the on-side, Asif was quick to get across and keeps the batsmen down to a couple

Round the wicket to Khawaja

77.2
1
Haris Sohail to Head, 1 run, pushed through on Head's pads, nudged away past square leg for a single
77.1
0
Haris Sohail to Head, no run, flighted delivery outside off, Head prods across and pushes it towards the off-side
76.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, slower and on off, Khawaja gets half-forward and defends it towards the off-side
76.5
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, nicely tossed up outside off and spinning away, Khawaja thought about playing it and then lets it go
76.4
1
Bilal Asif to Head, 1 run, fraction short and just outside off, Head backs away and cuts it late, can't beat Haris Sohail at backward point, just a single
76.3
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, Asif tosses this one well outside off, driven down towards long-off for a single
76.2
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, flighted and spinning away from well outside off, left alone
76.1
1
Bilal Asif to Head, 1 run, tossed up just outside off, Head leans forward and pushes it wide of cover for a single

Bilal Asif [20.0-5-52-0] is back into the attack

Just one over for the wayward Riaz and he's out of the attack, Bilal replaces him..

75.6
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, flighted and at the stumps, Khawaja gets his bat in front of the pads and then blocks
75.5
1
Haris Sohail to Head, 1 run, tad short and spinning into Head's pads, tucked away behind square on the on-side for a single
75.4
0
Haris Sohail to Head, no run, ambitious appeal for LBW, but Head was struck well outside off, he was looking to sweep and missed, got a long way across to negate the LBW call
75.3
0
Haris Sohail to Head, no run, nicely bowled by Sohail, drifts this one back into the left-hander, Head was shuffling across, then goes back and blocks
75.2
0
Haris Sohail to Head, no run, Sohail tosses one on the stumps, Head goes back and defends it towards the on-side
75.1
1
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, leg byes, 1 run, appeal for LBW as this ball turned from the rough, Khawaja was a long way across on the defensive push and missed, Sarfraz was busy with the appeal and doesn't collect the ball either

Haris Sohail [2.0-1-2-0] is back into the attack

Another change with Haris Sohail replacing Abbas..

74.6
4
Riaz to Head, byes, FOUR, this is wild, wild bowling from Riaz, was trying for the yorker, but slipped it miles outside leg, Head misses and Sarfraz can't get to the ball, despite the dive, runs away for some bonus runs
74.5
0
Riaz to Head, no run, now, this is a full-toss down the leg-side, Head was looking to flick and missed, good diving stop from Sarfraz
74.4
1
Riaz to Khawaja, 1 run, short and wide once again from Riaz, he hasn't got his line right and earns a grumpy look from his cpatain, width on offer and chopped past point for a single
74.3
1
Riaz to Head, 1 run, short of a length and well outside off, Head steers it square on the off-side for a single
74.2
0
Riaz to Head, no run, that's very loose from Head, Australia can't afford to lose a wicket now, short and wide of off and Head went chasing after that, almost edged it to the keeper
74.2
2
Riaz to Khawaja, no ball, 1 run, on a good length and well outside off, eased square on the off-side for a single, Riaz has overstepped as well
74.1
1
Riaz to Head, 1 run, short of a length and well wide of off, cracked away square on the off-side for a single
73.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, fuller length delivery and pushed across the left-hander, Khawaja watches it all the way and lets it go

Back to over the wicket

73.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, tad fuller and shaping away from outside off, Khawaja takes a step down the track, covers the line and lets it go
73.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Khawaja takes a step down the track and defends it towards the off-side
73.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, that's a beauty, shortens his length, Abbas, as Khawaja came down the track, and then it shapes away late, opened up the left-hander completely and beat his outside edge
73.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, fraction fuller and just outside off, Khawaja takes a step down the track and finds mid-off with the drive

Sarfraz is back at his normal position now

73.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, short of a length and shaping across the left-hander, Khawaja walks down the track and blocks
72.6
0
Riaz to Head, no run, full and shaping back in late, Head once again has the line covered as he blocks it back to the bowler
72.5
0
Riaz to Head, no run, half-an-appeal for LBW, but the angle was taking it down the leg-side, Head was looking to flick and missed, brushed his pads on its way to the keeper
72.4
0
Riaz to Head, no run, on a good length and shaping back into the left-hander, Head has the angle covered as he blocks
72.3
0
Riaz to Head, no run, almost chopped on, short of a length and tailing back into the left-hander, too close to cut and Head nearly dragged it back onto his stumps, rolled off his boot towards the off-side
72.2
1
Riaz to Khawaja, 1 run, too full and too straight from Riaz, Khawaja gets inside the line and whips it backward of square on the on-side for a single
72.1
1
Riaz to Head, 1 run, short and wide of off, slapped away square on the off-side for a single

Wahab Riaz [11.0-3-21-0] is back into the attack

A mini-conference between Sarfraz and Riaz as the latter comes into the attack, replacing Yasir

71.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a good length and slanting away from the left-hander, left alone
71.5
4
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, FOUR, lovely shot, floaty half-volley outside off and Khawaja doesn't miss out, it was the attempted slower one from Abbas - got it badly wrong, Khawaja leans into the drive and places it into the gap wide of cover-point
71.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, tad fuller and a hint of shape back into the left-hander, defended towards the off-side
71.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Khawaja prods across and pushes it towards the off-side
71.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Khawaja eases it languidly and straight to the fielder at cover
71.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, beaten, he's in the middle of a fine spell here, shortens his length and the angle makes Khawaja play, before the ball shaped away late and past the off-stump. Sharp take from Sarfraz and he whips the bails off in a flash, Khawaja's foot was in the air momentarily, but he's dragged it back before the stumps were broken, the third umpire has a look
70.6
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, tad shorter and spinning into Khawaja's pads, tucked away behind square on the on-side for a single
70.5
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, Yasir tosses one on off, Khawaja gets half-forward and blocks
70.4
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, turn and bounce for Yasir, but it's from well outside off and Khawaja can let it go by easily
70.3
1
Yasir Shah to Head, 1 run, turn for Yasir, but Head had it covered as he came down the track and nudged it backward of square on the on-side, the single brings up the 100-run stand
70.2
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, pushed through on leg and drifting dowen the leg-side, Head was looking to tuck it towards the on-side and missed
70.1
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, nicely tossed up outside off, Head gets down low, rolls his wrists and finds leg-slip with the sweep
69.6
1
Mohammad Abbas to Head, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, Head went with hard hands on the drive and squeezes it to the left of cover-point, a tumbling Imam keeps the batsmen down to a single
69.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Head, no run, Abbas shortens his length on off, Head prods across and clips it towards mid-on
69.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Head, no run, short and wide of off, that's a rare loose ball from Abbas, Head gets on top of the bounce and finds backward point with the cut
69.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Head, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, Head prods across and defends it towards mid-on
69.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Head, no run, edged and short, loose from Head, but he played with soft hands and the edge fell in front of Shafiq at first slip, tailing away late and Head was drawn into the drive
69.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Head, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Head drives and squirts an outside edge to backward point
68.6
1
Yasir Shah to Head, 1 run, good use of the feet from Head, comes down the track, gets close to the ball and that allows him to drive it in front of mid-on, scampers across for a quick single
68.5
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, tossed up well outside off and spinning back in, Head gets a long way across on the sweep and misses, struck on the pads, but the line is well outside off
68.4
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, Khawaja is looking to be positive against Yasir, bends down low to a leg-break and plays the reverse sweep through point
68.3
3
Yasir Shah to Head, 3 runs, this is excellent cricket from Head, fraction short and spinning back in, the left-hander uses the depth of the crease and then cuts it square on the off-side, comes back for the third run
68.2
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, Head runs down the track, gets too close for the on-drive and manages an inside edge to short mid-wicket
68.1
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, Khawaja shimmies down the track to a well flighted delivery and works it to long-on

A slip, leg slip, FSL and a short mid-wicket in place

67.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Head, no run, this is excellent bowling from Abbas, he's troubling the batsmen with his ability to reverse, this one is slightly short and tails away late, Head wasn't in a great position on the cut, crouches slightly low and is beaten on the shot

Sarfraz is back for Head

67.5
1
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, 1 run, length ball on Khawaja's pads, clipped away behind square on the on-side for a single

A slip, gully and a short extra-cover in place

67.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, lets Khawaja get forward and drive it to cover
67.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, short of a length and shaping well away from off, Khawaja doesn't need to fiddle at those, but he seems to be worried about the ball coming back with the angle, hence the push and hence the miss once again
67.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, this is lovely bowling, on a good length and a hint of shape away from the left-hander, left Khawaja prodding and feeling at the ball, before zipping past the outside edge

Sarfraz is up to the stumps now

67.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, beautifully bowled, on a good length and a hint of shape away from off, Khawaja was walking into the defnsive push and that made him push forward, didn't miss the edge by much

Drinks are on the field now. A perfect first-hour for Australia. Khawaja and Head have looked decent against the spinners. Some balls have troubled Head. He needs to be cautious while sweeping against Yasir Shah. The wrecker-in-chief yesterday, Abbas has just came in to the attack and his spell will be crucial for Pakistan.

66.6
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, at the pads and Head tucks it to short fine
66.5
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, flighted and at the stumps, Head charges forward and drives it back to the bowler
66.4
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, comes on the front foot and defends it wide of FSL
66.3
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, just short of leg-slip. Was it off the bat? I think so. It turns in sharply and Head gets an inside edge to it. He used soft hands to counter it and that probably saved him
66.2
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, tossed up delivery turning in to Khawaja who nudges it to deep square leg
66.1
1
Yasir Shah to Head, 1 run, flighted and at the stumps, Head nudges it with the turn to the leg-side
65.6
2
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, 2 runs, it was at the pads and Khawaja clips it to deep mid-wicket for a brace
65.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, Mohammad Abbas every now and then bowls a peach. Khawaja is extremly fortunate not to get an outside edge to it. It was angled in and then left the batsman, Khawaja was totally outfoxed by the late movement and it misses his outside edge
65.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, again, Khawaja charges forward to negate reverse on offer for Mohammad Abbas. The line was well wide of off and Khawaja leaves it alone
65.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and wide of off, Khawaja drives it, finds cover
65.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a good length and outside off, Khawaja walks down the ground and defends it to the leg-side
65.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a length and outside off, Khawaja watches the line of the ball and leaves it alone

Mohammad Abbas [11.0-2-26-3] is back into the attack

64.6
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, defends it wide of FSL. The glass came out of the sunglass of Imam and his opening partner Hafeez is trying his best to get it fixed. Such a nice bloke is Hafeez and what camaraderie from the opening pair
64.5
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, dances down the track and drives it back to Yasir Shah who picks up the ball quickly and throws it back at the striker's end as Head was out of his crease. He misses the direct hit and has a bright smile on his face after that aggressive shy at the stumps
64.4
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, he is trying the sweep shot again and again and missing it again and again. It might have pitched outside leg hence appeal was only a formality
64.3
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, at the stumps and Khawaja sweeps it to fine leg for a single
64.2
1
Yasir Shah to Head, 1 run, at the stumps and Head nudges it to the leg-side for a single
64.1
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, flighted and pitching on those rough areas, Khawaja takes out the reverse sweep and hits it to third man for a single

Round the wicket now.

63.6
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, well tossed up and outside off, Head comes on the front foot and blocks it to cover
63.5
2
Bilal Asif to Head, 2 runs, another delivery at the stumps, Head goes back and tucks it to the leg-side for a single
63.4
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, flatter one, skidding off the deck. Head gets his head behind the line and blocks it back
63.3
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, tossed up and outside off, Head plunges forward and defends it to FSL
63.2
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, touch short and well wide of off, Khawaja goes on the back foot and cuts it to deep point
63.1
1
Bilal Asif to Head, 1 run, charges down, takes it on the full and drives it to mid-off
62.6
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, dances down the track, fails to reach the pitch of the ball and Khawaja could only drive it back to the bowler
62.5
1
Yasir Shah to Head, 1 run, decides to stay in the crease this time, it turns away after pitching and Head ends up playing inside the line of the ball. The outside edge takes it wide of the slip for a single
62.4
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, well tossed up and at the stumps, Head comes down the track and drives it back to Yasir Shah
62.3
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, touch short and Head rocks back to punch it to cover
62.2
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, flighted delivery down the leg-side, Head went for a sweep again and fails to connect the sweep again
62.1
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, at the stumps and Head goes on the back foot to tuck it to the leg-side
61.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, opens the face of the bat to the off-side
61.5
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, steers it wide of the slip
61.4
1
Bilal Asif to Head, 1 run, goes on the back foot and cuts it square of the wicket for a single to bring-up his maiden Test fifty on debut. Duck followed by a fifty for Head. He needs to carry on for Australia
61.3
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, drives it to mid-off
61.2
2
Bilal Asif to Head, 2 runs, edged and just out of reach of first slip, Head goes on the back foot, plays inside the line of the ball a touch and outside edge of the bat takes it wide of the slip
61.1
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, flighted and at the stumps, Head defends it back to Bilal Asif
60.6
1
Yasir Shah to Head, 1 run, nudges it to backward square leg for a single
60.5
2
Yasir Shah to Head, 2 runs, width provided and Head steers it to third man for a brace
60.4
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, defends it to the off-side
60.3
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, they thought long and hard about taking the review but decides against it. Head misses the sweep shot and it raps him on the pads. It was going on to hit the stumps for sure but the only question was whether it pitched in line. It pitched in line and it was smashing the stumps. Sarfraz and Pakistan have missed a trick here
60.2
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, rocks back on that short ball, mistimes the pull shot and ends up hitting it straight to short mid-wicket
60.1
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, tossed up delivery going down the leg-side, Head misses it
59.6
1
Bilal Asif to Head, 1 run, flatter one at the pads, Head goes on the back foot and tucks it to the leg-side to retain strike
59.5
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, comes on the front foot and drives it wide of mid-off for a single
59.4
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, defends it to cover
59.3
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, dream of a delivery this. How did Khawaja not get an edge to it. It spun massively and beats Khawaja comprehensively. It hits his pads and goes to Sarfraz. Loud shout from Sarfraz and Bilal Asif but they bail out of the appeal after sometime
59.2
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, flighted and outside off, Khawaja lifts his bat and lets it go
59.1
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, well tossed up and some extra bounce for Bilal Asif, Khawaja defends it with the turn to point
58.6
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, well flighted and outside off, Khawaja comes down the track and drives it to long-on to retain strike
58.5
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, flighted and at the stumps, Khawaja gets behind it and defends it back

FSL, leg-slip and short third.

58.4
1
Yasir Shah to Head, 1 run, at the pads and Head goes on the back foot and nudges it to the leg-side for a single
58.3
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, down the leg-side again, Head misses the sweep and Sarfraz gets his body behind this time
58.2
4
Yasir Shah to Head, FOUR, Yasir Shah's reaction tells us that there must be some bat and yes there was involvement of bat. It was down the leg-side, Head went for a sweep, misses it and Sarfraz misses it too. It went for a boundary through fine leg
58.1
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, fuller length delivery targeting the stumps, Head defends it back

Yasir Shah [15.0-1-42-0] is back into the attack

57.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, this one came in with the arm, Khawaja decides to leave it alone and it misses his off-stump by a whisker
57.5
1
Bilal Asif to Head, 1 run, tossed up and at the stumps, outside half of the willow takes it to point
57.4
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, slower and flighted it a lot more, Head waits for it to arrive and opens the face of the bat to guide it to the off-side
57.3
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, flatter delivery, skidding off the deck. Head went behind it and defends it to cover
57.2
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, flighted and outside off, Head comes on the front foot and drives it straight to cover
57.1
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, flighted and outside off, Head drives to deep cover for a single
56.6
0
Riaz to Head, no run, this one kept low again. There are signs of uneven bounce on this pitch now. The line was outside off and Head did well to crouch low and block it back to Riaz
56.5
0
Riaz to Head, no run, Head jumps in the crease to defend it to cover
56.4
1
Riaz to Khawaja, 1 run, again guilty of bowling at the pads, Riaz just can't stick to a similar line for more than 2-3 balls. It was at the pads and Khawaja clips it to fine leg for a run
56.3
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, much fuller this time and outside off, Khawaja lifts his bat and lets it go
56.2
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, bumper! First of the morning. The line was well wide of off and Khawaja sways away from the line and leaves it. It thuds into the gloves of Sarfraz
56.1
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Khawaja gets behind it and blocks it to cover
55.6
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, peach from Bilal Asif. It grips, turns, bounces extra and fizzes past the outside edge of Head. Probably too good to find the outside edge
55.5
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, well flighted and at the stumps, Head blocks it to the leg-side
55.4
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, well tossed up and at the stumps, Head drives it back to the bowler
55.3
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Head blocks it back
55.2
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, well tossed up and outside off
55.1
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, flighted and outside off, Head plunges forward and defends to the off-side
54.6
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, on a length and outside off, Khawaja lifts his bat and lets it go
54.5
4
Riaz to Khawaja, FOUR, this hasn't been a great morning for Riaz thus far. He again misses his radar again, it was at his pads and had four written on it. Khawaja gets in a good position and clips it stylishly for a boundary
54.4
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Khawaja pushes it straight to cover
54.3
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Khawaja gets behind it and defends it back
54.2
1
Riaz to Head, 1 run, yorker at the off-stump, it jags back in too. Head did well to get his bat down on time and then counters the late inward brilliantly too. He ends up driving it straight down the ground and they take a run
54.1
0
Riaz to Head, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Khawaja gets behind it and blocks it to cover
53.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, Bilal Asif drags his length a bit and there was extra bounce. Khawaja adjusts well, takes off his bottom hand to keep it down. It falls short of FSL
53.5
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, now targets the stumps again and Khawaja uses a straight bat to keep it down to FSL
53.4
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, left alone
53.3
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, this time it was aimed at the stumps and Khawaja blocks it back
53.2
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Khawaja comes on the front foot and pushes it to cover
53.1
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, flighted and outside off, Khawaja lifts his bat and lets it go
52.6
0
Riaz to Head, no run, fuller length delivery tailing in to Head, it end up down the leg-side and Head misses the flick. Sarfraz collects it down the leg-side. If Riaz can pitch it on that line outside off and bring the ball in, he can lethal but at the moment he is bowling too straight
52.5
0
Riaz to Head, no run, short and wide and Head was enticed by it. He throws his hands at it but fails to connect the cut shot. It ends up into the gloves of Sarfraz
52.4
1
Riaz to Khawaja, 1 run, on a fuller length and angling back in at the stumps, Khawaja clips it to the leg-side
52.3
1
Riaz to Head, 1 run, it keeps low a touch. It was outside off and Head did well to counter the low bounce and block it back to mid-on where Hafeez fails to stop it and that allows Head to take a single
52.2
0
Riaz to Head, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Head takes out the straight bat and blocks it to cover
52.1
0
Riaz to Head, no run, on a good length and around off, Head goes behind the line of the ball and defends it back to mid-off
51.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, flighted delivery at the stumps, Khawaja plunges forward and defends it back to Bilal Asif
51.5
1
Bilal Asif to Head, 1 run, touch short and outside off, Head goes on the back foot and cuts it square of the wicket for a single
51.4
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, flighted delivery outside off, Head identifies the line early and leaves it alone
51.3
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Head nudges it to short fine
51.2
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, flighted delivery on a fuller length, Head drives it straight to cover
51.1
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, byes, 1 run, Sarfraz misses it and that allows a run to be taken. The line was outside off and Khawaja left it alone
50.6
0
Riaz to Head, no run, good delivery this. It nips back in after pitching outside off and Head did well to counter the late movement and defend to the off-side
50.5
0
Riaz to Head, no run, again on a fuller length and in that channel around off, Head defends it back from where it originated
50.4
0
Riaz to Head, no run, finally, Riaz gets his line right. It was on a fuller length and outside off, Head takes out the straight bat and blocks it back to Riaz
50.3
0
Riaz to Head, no run, another delivery down the leg-side. This is ordinary stuff from Riaz. He needs to get his line right ASAP. Head misses it and this time Sarfraz collects it with ease
50.2
4
Riaz to Head, byes, FOUR, wayward delivery. Riaz misses his radar again, it started around leg-stump and went further down the leg-side. Head fails to put any bat to it and Sarfraz down the leg-side misses it too. End result- Four byes
50.1
0
Riaz to Head, no run, on a fuller length and going down the leg-side, hint of reverse on the first ball. Head was beaten by the late movement and he misses the flick

Players make their way in the middle. Sarfraz just had an animated conversation with his players. We are all set for the start.

Tim Paine: It is a huge day for us. Khawaja and Finch have been great and they have showed that it is possible for the rest of us. The challenge for us will be to survive that initial phase of 10-15 balls. Both the fast bowlers bowled very well yesterday, they set good fields and bowled according to that. They have a good bowling attack and we have to bat really well today.

For Pakistan, Abbas was the wrecker-in-chief yesterday when Finch and Khawaja again got Australia to a terrific start. It is staggering that the more established bowlers in Pakistan's bowling line-up, Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz have been wicket-less and all thirteen wickets in the match have been shared by Abbas(7)and Bilal Asif(6).The pitch has deteriorated but it is not a minefield by any stretch of the imagination. The first session has been brilliant to bat on all four days and Australia would want that trend to continue. The lower middle-order of Australia doesn't exude much confidence and Khawaja and Head will have to bat at least for a session, if not more, if Australia had to save this match. Stay tuned for live action.

09:30 Local Time, 05:30 GMT, 11:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the day 5 of this Test match. Almost everything has gone according to the script for the hosts thus far. It is hard to think of any other result besides a win for Pakistan. The only man who is standing between them and the victory is Islamabad born, Usman Khawaja.

Fair to say there are only two results possible now. A Pakistan win looks most likely, but Australia will not go down without a fight. They started well once again, with Khawaja and Finch adding 87 for the first wicket. But then 87 is Australia's unlucky number and they lost three wickets at the same score. Finch and the Marsh brothers - done in by the brilliance of Mohammad Abbas - who got the semi-old ball to reverse appreciably. The end seemed nigh at that stage, but Head - who started tentatively and then played some gorgeous shots joined forces with Khawaja to ensure that the visitors escaped unscathed. The partnership is worth 49 runs so far, but Australia still have the daunting task of batting out a complete day tomorrow. Not much batting left after this pair with Marnus Labuschagne on a pair. The hosts will fancy their chances of scalping the remaining 7 wickets in quick time, although the two spinners struggled on a pitch that's their ally now. Should be another absorbing day's play coming up. Do join us for all the action. For now, cheers and bye..

49.6
1
Bilal Asif to Head, 1 run, tad short and wide of off, Head makes room and chops it square on the off-side, will keep strike with that single, that will be stumps on Day 4

Back to round the wicket

49.5
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, Asif gives this one plenty of air, blocked back at the bowler
49.4
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, nicely tossed up outside off, Head gets close to the ball and blocks
49.3
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, slower and going with the angle, Head goes back and defends it towards the off-side

Back to over the wicket

49.2
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, slower and just outside off, Head goes back and pushes it towards the off-side
49.1
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, fifty in both innings for Khawaja, the first Australian opener since Watson to score half-centuries in both innings in Asia, his 13th in Tests, flighted delivery and well outside off, driven to deep cover for a single

Should be the final over of the day

48.6
0
Haris Sohail to Head, no run, that was close, pushed through with the angle and then it went straight on, Head was playing for the turn as he hung his bat forward, gets beaten on the outside edge
48.5
2
Haris Sohail to Head, 2 runs, very full and well outside off, Head gets forward and drives it square past cover, comes back for the second run
48.4
0
Haris Sohail to Head, no run, tad short and on Head's pads, nudged towards leg-slip
48.3
0
Haris Sohail to Head, no run, nicely tossed up just outside off, Head does a little shimmy and defends it towards the on-side
48.2
0
Haris Sohail to Head, no run, very full and wide of off, Head was looking to play the lap sweep, beaten on the inside edge and the ball lobbed off his pads
48.1
0
Haris Sohail to Head, no run, flighted just outside off, Head presses across and defends it back at the bowler
47.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, slower and on off, Khawaja prods across and pushes it back at the bowler
47.5
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, Asif tosses this one well outside off, looking to make Khawaja drive against the turn, the batsman obliges, went hard on the shot and mistimed it back at the bowler
47.4
2
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 2 runs, Asif drops this one short and wide of off, a bit of extra bounce and that meant Khawaja couldn't quite get on top of the bounce, in the air on the cut and through point for a brace
47.3
1
Bilal Asif to Head, 1 run, Asif gives this one plenty of air, Head gets close to the ball and drives it square on the off-side for a single
47.2
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, nicely tossed up and drifting across the left-hander, Head lunges forward and nudges it towards the off-side
47.1
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, slower and spinning away from off, Head stays besides the line and defends it towards the off-side

Both batsmen are taking their time, we have had the 90 bowled for today and have around 8 minutes remaining..

46.6
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, flighted delivery outside off, Khawaja leans across and pushes it towards the off-side
46.5
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, slower and just outside off, Khawaja gets half-forward and defends
46.4
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, chance and Shafiq has dropped it, clear lapse in concentration from Khawaja, this was very full and wide of off, he went hard on the drive and jammed the bat down, gets a thick top-edge, to the left of first slip, Shafiq dived to his right and got one hand onto it, but couldn't hold on
46.3
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, slower and just outside off, Khawaja is half-forward on a lazy looking drive, gets an inside edge that bounces through to the keeper
46.2
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, beaten, pushed through and spinning back from the rough, Khawaja went a long way in defence and is done in on the inside edge
46.1
0
Haris Sohail to Khawaja, no run, tossed up well outside off, Khawaja stretches well forward and pads it away

Haris Sohail, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Should have been the last over, but we will have a few bonus overs tonight. Haris replaces Yasir

45.6
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, pushed through well outside off, Head makes room and cuts, finds the fielder at short third man
45.5
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, slower and just outside off, Head gets half-forward as he blocks
45.4
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, that's a ripper, quicker and flatter on off, made Head go back with the length and ripped past the off-stump, Head was caught in the crease as he groped forward and was beaten
45.3
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, Asif tosses one on off, Head prods forward and blocks
45.2
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, tossed up well outside off, Khawaja gets close to the ball and drives it square on the off-side for a single
45.1
2
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 2 runs, Asif throws this one full and wide of off, Khawaja reached out and drove wide of cover, needed a sliding stop from Hafeez in the deep to save the boundary
44.6
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, fraction short and at the stumps, allows Head to go back and block with a straight bat
44.5
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Head gets close to the ball and whips it towards mid-on
44.4
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, good stop from Asif at mid-off, Khawaja came down the track, got close to the ball and drove it to the right of mid-off, just a single as the off-spinner made a tumbling stop
44.3
1
Yasir Shah to Head, 1 run, poor ball from Yasir, drops it short and at the stumps, pulled away past square leg for a single

Sarfraz has something to say to his bowler and Yasir switches back to over the wicket

44.2
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, tossed up and spinning back into the left-hander, Head plays with the turn and finds mid-wicket with the clip

A slip, leg slip, backward short leg and FSL in place

44.1
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, Khawaja brings out the reverse sweep once again, rolls his wrists over it and places it square past point for a single
43.6
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, this one kept very low, pushed through just outside off, Head watches it all along and brings the bat down in time
43.5
2
Bilal Asif to Head, 2 runs, poor ball from Asif, dropped this one short and well outside off, Head backed away and punched it in front of square on the off-side, Khawaja wanted a third run, but Head sends him back
43.4
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, top-edge and safe, the top-spinner from Asif and that nearly did Khawaja in, was down on his knee as he swept, doesn't get on top of the bounce and the ball looped over backward square leg, bounced well in front of the fielder in the deep
43.3
1
Bilal Asif to Head, 1 run, Asif drops one short and wide of off, cracked square on the off-side for a single
43.2
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, tossed up just outside off, Head presses well forward and blocks
43.1
4
Bilal Asif to Head, FOUR, cracking shot, this is the off-break, but it's way too short and wide of off, Head backs away and cracks it square past cover, bisects the two men in the deep to a nicety
42.6
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, Khawaja shimmies down the track to a well flighted delivery, wasn't looking to play a shot, hid his bat behind the pad and then defended
42.5
1
Yasir Shah to Head, leg byes, 1 run, Head brings out the big sweep, went right across and missed, the ball thudded into his pads and rolled past the lone slip, a leg bye is the eventual result
42.4
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, nicely flighted from outside off, Head prods across and defends it back at the bowler
42.3
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, Head jumps down the track to a well flighted delivery and then blocks it under his eyes
42.2
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, pushed through quicker and just outside off, left alone
42.1
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, tossed up and spinning from the rough, Head bends down low and finds backward square leg with the sweep

Just 5 overs left for the day and we still have around 27 minutes remaining. There's a break in play as a backward short leg comes in, a FSL and a slip as well

41.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, that's risky - trying to sweep against the turn there - Khawaja, could have so easily got a top-edge, this was the off-break, landed outside off and spun away, Khawaja went for an ambitious sweep and missed
41.5
1
Bilal Asif to Head, 1 run, tad too short and just outside off, Head makes room and punches it square past cover for a single
41.4
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, much better from Asif, slower and just outside off, Head gets on top of the bounce and defends it towards silly point
41.3
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, very full and outside off, Head gets forward and finds cover with the drive
41.2
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, nicely flighted on off, Head gets a big stride forward as he defends
41.1
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, tossed up well outside off and spinning away further, left alone
40.6
1
Yasir Shah to Head, 1 run, fraction short and spinning down the leg-side, nudged away backward of square on the on-side for a single
40.5
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, turn and bounce for Yasir, but Head played it pretty well, didn't go with hard hands as he defended, as a result the ball dropped right in front of him
40.4
2
Yasir Shah to Head, 2 runs, Yasir tosses this one well outside off, Head gets close to the ball and drives it square on the off-side, huge gap out there and the batsman is back for the second run
40.3
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, flighted and spinning back from outside off, Head runs down the track and pads it away
40.2
4
Yasir Shah to Head, FOUR, that's a rare bad ball and Head accepts the gift with glee, Yasir dragged his length short and at the stumps, Head rocks back and pulls it behind square on the on-side for a boundary
40.1
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, slower and just outside off, Head gets close to the ball and smothers the turn
39.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, slower and a hint of turn from off-stump, Khawaja presses well forward and blocks
39.5
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, loopy delivery outside off, Khawaja leans forward, covers for the turn and blocks - went high off the bat, but it's a safe shot considering there's no one at silly point
39.4
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, pushed through slightly quicker and outside off, Khawaja covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go
39.3
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, nice drift and turn from outside off, Khawaja watches it all along and lets it go
39.2
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Khawaja goes right back as he blocks
39.1
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, flighted just outside off, Khawaja gets half-forward as he blocks
38.6
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, half-an-appeal for a catch at slip, but it went straight off Head's pad, tossed up well outside off and spinning back into the left-hander, Head got a long way across on the sweep and missed, lobbed off his back-pad and into the hands of Shafiq
38.5
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, tad shorter and spinning back into the left-hander, Head goes right back and turns it towards the on-side
38.4
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, nicely tossed up outside off, Head gets a big stride forward and smothers the turn
38.3
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, Yasir gives this one plenty of air, Khawaja gets close to the ball and drives it to long-on for a single
38.2
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, the reverse sweep once again, Khawaja gets down low, reverses his stance and finds short third man
38.1
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, Khawaja comes down the track to a well flighted delivery and drives it back at the bowler
37.6
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, tad shorter and wider of off, allows Head to go back and punch it towards cover
37.5
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, slower and just outside off, Head gets well forward and blocks
37.4
4
Bilal Asif to Head, FOUR, beautifully played, excellent use of the feet from Head, comes down the track, gets close to the ball and that allows him to drive against the spin, finds the gap wide of mid-off and races away to the fence
37.3
0
Bilal Asif to Head, no run, Head is looking fidgety here, tossed up closer to the off-stump, he wants to let it go, but is late in getting the bat out of the way, rolled towards the slip cordon
37.2
2
Bilal Asif to Head, 2 runs, that's risky from Head, the off-break, spins from well wide of off, could have let it go - but Head wants to have a dab, manages to get it fine and past gully for a couple

A slip, FSL and a gully in place..

37.1
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, fraction short and at the stumps, worked away behind square on the on-side for a single

Bilal Asif [6.0-2-16-0] is back into the attack

Spin from both ends now. Bilal Asif replaces Abbas..

36.6
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, Yasir is trying to land the ball on the rough, but his length has been way too short, lets Head go back and clip it off his pads - straight to the fielder at backward square leg
36.5
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, flighted outside off and turning back into the left-hander, Head prods across and tucks it to backward square leg
36.4
2
Yasir Shah to Head, 2 runs, low full-toss from Yasir, Head bends down low and paddles it behind square on the on-side, Hafeez with the chase and he keeps them down to a couple of runs
36.3
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, flighted and well outside off, Head gets right across his stumps as he swept and missed, gets hit on the pads, but the impact is miles outside off
36.2
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, Yasir tosses this one just outside off and gets it to spin back in, Head shuffles a long way across and defends it towards the on-side
36.1
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, this one stayed a tad low, flighted well outside off and spinning from the rough, Head was a long way across and toe-ended it to cover
35.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a good length and well outside off, Khawaja walks forward and then pushes it towards the off-side
35.5
1
Mohammad Abbas to Head, 1 run, Abbas nearly had another wicket, he got this one to nip back in late and nearly caught Head in his crease, he does well to get his bat across the pad and then clips it wide of mid-wicket, just a single
35.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Head, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Head gets behind the line and punches it back at he bowler
35.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Head, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Head prods across and defends it towards the off-side
35.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Head, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Head stays besides the line and pushes it towards the off-side
35.1
4
Mohammad Abbas to Head, FOUR, cracking shot, should give Head plenty of confidence, short of a length and well wide of off, Head stays low and then cuts it square behind point, beats the inner ring and rolls away to the fence

Another over for the impressive Abbas..

34.6
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, Yasir drifts one back into the left-hander, Khawaja prods forward as he blocks
34.5
1
Yasir Shah to Head, 1 run, Head is off the mark in Tests, off the pair as well, nudges a well flighted delivery behind square on the on-side and his partner calls him across for a quick single
34.4
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, Yasir tosses one on off, Head wasn't fully forward as he stretched, manages to push it back towards the bowler
34.3
0
Yasir Shah to Head, no run, turn for Yasir, but it starts from middle and spins down leg, Head was looking to flick and missed
34.2
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, Khawaja will look to bat positively, bends down low and plays the reverse sweep to a well flighted delivery, behind square on the off-side for a single
34.1
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, tossed up just outside off and a hint of tuirn, Khawaja gets half-forward and blocks

Yasir Shah [9.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack

Spin after a while, a slip, FSL, leg slip and short mid-wicket for Yasir

Drinks are on the field now. After a wicket-less last session for Pakistan they have come storming back in the first hour. Abbas has been on fire and he has picked up all the wickets. Australia have an uphill task ahead of them.

33.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Head, no run, on a fuller length and wide of off, Head crouches low and defends it back to Mohammad Abbas
33.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Head, no run, on a good length and outside off, Head lifts his bat and lets it go
33.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Head, no run, on a fuller length and well wide of off, Head leaves it alone
33.3
1
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, 1 run, Khawaja gives the charge again and he pushes it to cover for a single
33.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and well wide of off, Khawaja lifts his bat and lets it go
33.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, Khawaja walks down the ground and defends it to the off-side
32.6
0
Riaz to Head, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Head pushes it straight to cover
32.5
0
Riaz to Head, no run, this one swings in sharply and Head defends it to the leg-side
32.4
0
Riaz to Head, no run, It nips back in drastically and Head misses the flick. It raps him on the pads and that looked very close. Riaz convinced Sarfraz to take a review. But he was proved wrong as the ball was doing too much and it was missing the leg-stump.

Sarfraz goes for a LBW review again. He and Pakistan are on a roll here. There is no bat involved for sure. Off to ball tracking: It is missing leg and Pakistan lose a review.

32.3
0
Riaz to Head, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Head nudges it with the angle to the leg-side
32.2
0
Riaz to Head, no run, this one was directed at the stumps and Head nudges it to the leg-side
32.1
0
Riaz to Head, no run, he hops in the crease a touch and defends it to the leg-side
31.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, gets behind the line of the ball and defends it back
31.5
1
Mohammad Abbas to Head, leg byes, 1 run, it was at the pads and Head tucks it to fine leg for a single. Australia finally moves ahead of 87, they lost 3 wickets in getting to 88 from 87

Travis Head, left handed bat, comes to the crease

31.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Mitchell Marsh, out Lbw!! Well, someone famous said, one brings ten for Australia and he is proving to be right thus far as Australia have lost their third wicket at 87. Mohammad Abbas is going through a sensational spell. He gets it to jag back in again and it misses the inside edge of Mitchell Marsh and raps him on the pads. It collides with pad first and was going on to clatter the leg stump. Australia in serious trouble now. Mitchell Marsh lbw b Mohammad Abbas 0(4)

Mohammad Abbas to Mitchell Marsh, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

LBW review: Pakistan wants justice again from DRS. It hit the pad first and that was the pertinent point. It is smashing the stumps. Mitchell Marsh departs now.

31.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Mitchell Marsh, no run, on a fuller length and just outside off, Mitchell Marsh takes out a straight bat and blocks it back
31.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Mitchell Marsh, no run, gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it back
31.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Mitchell Marsh, no run, did it carry to Hafeez at mid-wicket? No it didn't. Sarfraz has his hands on his head. It was at the pads and Mitchell Marsh flicks at it uppishly. Fortunately for Mitchell Marsh, it ends up just short of mid-wicket
30.6
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Khawaja gets a semi-stride forward and defends it to mid-off
30.5
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Khawaja hops in the crease and blocks it to the off-side
30.4
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps again, Khawaja gets behind the line and defends it back
30.3
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Khawaja uses straight bat to block it back
30.2
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, gets behind the line of the ball and defends it back
30.1
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Khawaja gets behind it and defends it back

Mitchell Marsh, right handed bat, comes to the crease

29.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Shaun Marsh, out Caught by Sarfraz!! One brings two for Mohammad Abbas and Pakistan. Mohammad Abbas is getting the ball to reverse and Australians are finding it too hot to handle. This one jags away after pitching, Shaun Marsh hardly moves his feet and he flirts at it away from the body. It kisses his outside edge and settles into the gloves of Sarfraz. Shaun Marsh c Sarfraz b Mohammad Abbas 0(2)

Mohammad Abbas to Shaun Marsh, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

29.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Shaun Marsh, no run, Shaun Marsh defends it to the off-side

Shaun Marsh, left handed bat, comes to the crease

29.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, out Lbw!! Mohammad Abbas delivers the first breakthrough in the second innings. Remember, he provided the first wicket in the first innings too and then Bilal Asif came to the party. It was an excellent nut, it nips back in off the deck and Finch was pinned to the crease. It raps him on the pads first and then bat and it was smashing the middle stump. Finch takes the review and he was proved wrong within a minute. Sarfraz told Finch not to take the review and that probably provoked him to take it. Sarfraz gets it right and Australia wastes a review. Finch lbw b Mohammad Abbas 49(99) [4s-5]

Mohammad Abbas to Finch, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

LBW review: Finch waited for a long time before deciding to take the review. It hit the pad first and this looks close. He looks out. It is smashing the stumps and three reds in the DRS means Finch will have to depart.

29.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, it kicks off the deck. Finch fails to counter the extra bounce and it hits him high on the bat. He used soft hands to tackle it and because of that it falls short of short mid-wicket
29.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, changes his pace, this was much slower. Finch waits and waits for it to defend it to short mid-on
29.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Finch pushes it to mid-off
28.6
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and around off, Khawaja comes on the front foot and drives it straight to mid-off
28.5
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, defends it back
28.4
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, excellent effort by Sarfraz to take it. He certainly stopped four runs. It hits a footmark down the leg-side and jumps after pitching. Sarfraz stretches his left hand and manages to stop it from going any further. He didn't collect it cleanly but did enough to stop four byes
28.3
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, it comes back in after pitching and that denies Khawaja to cut this. He stands tall and ends up pushing it to cover
28.2
1
Riaz to Finch, 1 run, on a fuller length and at the pads, Finch clips it to fine leg for a single
28.1
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Finch opens the face of the bat to guide it to point
27.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a good length and well wide of off, Khawaja watches the line of the ball and leaves it alone
27.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, Khawaja looks bored and he walks down the ground. The line was outside off and he ends up pushing it to cover
27.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, another defensive shot to mid-off
27.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, good length delivery around off, Khawaja plunges forward and defends it to the off-side
27.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and just outside off, Khawaja comes on the front foot and drives it straight to mid-off
27.1
3
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, 3 runs, again, Mohammad Abbas provides width and Finch punches it off the backfoot. The placement was terrific but the timing not as good and it will be stopped just behind the ropes. End result: three runs!
26.6
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, another good delivery. He hasn't been that impressive in this Test match but this was a fine over. It was on a length and just outside off, Khawaja thought there is more width provided than it actually was and he went for a cut shot. He was cramped for room in the end, manages to steer it to the off-side
26.5
1
Riaz to Finch, 1 run, Riaz bowls this one too straight and Finch tucks it to the leg-side for a single
26.4
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, terrific delivery this! From where this one come? It moved away drastically after hitting the deck, Finch was totally outfoxed by the late movement. He just manages to keep his bat in check and it went past his outside edge
26.3
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Finch shuffles slightly to the off-side and defends it to square leg
26.2
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Finch defends it straight to point
26.1
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, on a good length and at the pads, Finch jumps in his crease and tucks it straight to square leg
25.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Khawaja defends it back with a straight bat
25.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a length and outside off, Khawaja gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it to cover
25.4
1
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, 1 run, this one keeps low a touch, Finch adjusts well and nudges it wide of mid-wicket for a single
25.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, on a length and around off, Finch stands tall and punches it straight to cover
25.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, Mohammad Abbas was again guilty of providing width, Finch cuts it, fails to breach the gap as point fielder dives and stops it from going further
25.1
1
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, 1 run, on a good length and outside off, Khawaja uses the width to steer it wide of point
24.6
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, on that good length and around off, Finch stays back and punches it to cover
24.5
4
Riaz to Finch, FOUR, overpitched and ample width for Finch, he throws his hands at it and drives it gorgeously through cover. The timing was as good as the placement and it races along the turf
24.4
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, on a length and well wide of off, Finch watches the line of the ball and leaves it alone
24.3
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, drags his length back and Finch goes back in the crease. He ends up defending it comfortably to the leg-side
24.2
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Finch gets behind it and blocks it to the off-side
24.1
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, on a fuller length and at the pads, Finch hops in the crease and tucks it straight to square leg

Wahab Riaz [2.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

23.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a length and at the stumps, Khawaja defends it to cover
23.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, peach from Mohammad Abbas! Whatta response this from Abbas. It was on a good length and it jagged away off the deck, Khawaja fails to counter the late movement. He chases it, hangs his bat out and it just misses his outside edge
23.4
4
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, FOUR, beautiful pick-up off the pads. He brings the wrists into play and times that perfectly. It beats the square leg fielder and races to the fence in a canter
23.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a length and outside off, defends it to short cover
23.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, this one kept low, Khawaja adjusts and counters the low bounce pretty well. Again, he defends it back from where it arrived
23.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Khawaja gets behind the line of the ball and defends it back

Welcome back to the final session of the day. Finch has a bright smile on his face. He and his partner get ready to counter Abbas.

14:42 Local Time | 16:12 IST -- Tea: Australia check the first box. Pakistan's bowlers, especially the spinners, were all over the place. Having been given a very defensive field in the first place, they kept changing up their plans, stayed very inconsistent in their lengths and Finch and Khawaja have found good confidence in trusting their defence. But Pakistan have a mountain of a target, on a track that has a three-day history of crumbling in the final session and spicing things up. And as someone famous once said, if it's Australia in Asia, one wicket brings you ten. Back in just a bit ..

22.6
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, straying into the pads, overpitching it to make it worse. Wristed out to mid-on. Well he'll be given tougher final balls of sessions to keep out in his career
22.5
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, slow turn, and Finch has all the time to go back in deep .. and block
22.4
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, 84kph, another middled defence, only front footed
22.3
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, 84.2kph, shuffling back, punchy defence
22.2
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, a hurried up open-stab, conventionally into point

Slip, leg-slip and a short leg. Shah goes over the wicket.

22.1
2
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 2 runs, takes it off the rough outside off with his downward reverse sweep. Through point
21.6
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, into the pads, but is pitching well down leg for Finch to thigh it away. One more over of all this and Finch's ticked off the first checkbox
21.5
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, on off. Finch's been very confident with his feet, reaching out close this time to defend
21.4
4
Bilal Asif to Finch, FOUR, hard sweep. A drifting line from Asif already starting down leg, spinning further away and brooms it away behind square
21.3
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, spits up as Finch goes back and fends behind square leg. A quiet cobra
21.2
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, short leg again, soft again, defence again
21.1
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, 82kph, soft hands in the pressy defence to short leg
20.6
1
Yasir Shah to Finch, 1 run, gets tied up with the dip, getting forward, going through an on-drive off the inner half to long-on
20.5
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, angling in, pitching on middle, turning away. But Finch doesn't let it, getting right to the pitch of it
20.4
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, shuffles outside the line, and then adjusts to the slider that's already inside the line to defend
20.3
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, the one loosener of the over - short, wide, spinning further away as Finch stabs it to point
20.2
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, goes wider of the crease to start with as it drifts back in. Finch continues his lunging plonks to block
20.1
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, drawn forward, smothered
19.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, drifting in on middle. Back-across-behind
19.5
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, a pretty educated edge, wide of slip, but short third man is in the way
19.4
4
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, FOUR, loose. Very loose. And Sarfraz doesn't mince words from behind the stumps in letting Asif know of this. A drag down, spinning away and Khawaja makes width and holds his cut very late to beat point
19.3
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, freezes in his crease, feet getting stuck as he desperately jams his bat down to keep this quicker one on the stumps out
19.2
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, fuller, Khawaja opens his forward defence to point
19.1
1
Bilal Asif to Finch, 1 run, it's Finch's turn now to run his inside-edges past short leg
18.6
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, another hard-handed push away in front of his body. Another inside-edge. Another one into the empty region behind square leg
18.5
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, some grip, good turn as Khawaja defends with hard hands, gets the inside edge, but gets it into an empty backward short leg region
18.4
1
Yasir Shah to Finch, 1 run, front foot punch, nearly taking Khawaja with it to long-on
18.3
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, gets across, staying in front of his stumps and wafting a leave
18.2
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, on off. Finch covers it defensively
18.1
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, he's been too short in the spin. Continues bringing them in from round the wicket as Khawaja does the usual - shuffle, go back and glance
17.6
2
Bilal Asif to Finch, 2 runs, rips back in, stays low, but Finch's adjustment is quicker. Drops his wrists and helps it once again to fine leg
17.5
2
Bilal Asif to Finch, 2 runs, sweeps, rolling his wrists on it to keep it all along the turf to fine leg
17.4
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, back again, watching the spin come in with his straight bat in front
17.3
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, right back deep in the crease to turn his defence to leg
17.2
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, half-tracker. A cutting carve square, where point dives and half stops
17.1
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, 77.6kph, floats it just outside off, threaning to come in with the angle, nope, doesn't, left alone
16.6
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, a bit of drift going away, but safe outside-halving this to point
16.5
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, gets forward, and keeps it in the pitch
16.4
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, reverse sweep, taking it from middle, putting it to deep backward point
16.3
4
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, FOUR, yea the dance down, one, two, three steps and then swings in a lofted flick over mid-wicket
16.2
1
Yasir Shah to Finch, 1 run, too short, spinning further away as Finch whacks it square
16.1
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, tossed up outside off. Finch gets a good long stride to it
15.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, lines up a leave, spotting the turn away to shuffle and watch it all the way through
15.5
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, reaches the pitch of it in defence. Called dead-batting
15.4
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, back in the crease again with soft hands in front
15.3
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, safer. Conventionally behind the line to block
15.2
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, and now beaten on the cut. Just not short enough to be doing so, and this one doesn't give him the room either
15.1
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, beaten on the dip, the whizz past and the spin on it to go past Khawaja's drive
14.6
2
Yasir Shah to Finch, 2 runs, runs forward to the pitch of it in drilling it through the covers
14.5
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, leg byes, 1 run, sweeps, inside-edging it fine
14.4
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, big turn off the rough. Khawaja looks to get behind it in defence. Doesn't quite, but he's taking LBW out of the equation with his shuffles going outside off - but is surely not taking getting bowled out of it
14.3
3
Yasir Shah to Finch, 3 runs, way too flat on the pads hoping for it to turn across and square Finch up. Well not this time, it ends up as harmlessly a it started to sip into the thighs and is glanced away finer
14.2
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, a wide line outside off, hence the reverse sweep makes all the more sense for a change. Nails it well to deep point
14.1
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, 86kph, the usual - shuffle, back foot, tall bat
13.6
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, leans forward in the defence under his nose, and fields his himself with his bat swishing it to short leg
13.5
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, bat stuck to his pad in covering the spin. Cover
13.4
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, middle line, wristy defence in front of square
13.3
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, tries an on-drive, but the length doesn't allow him to get under as he skews it to short mid-wicket
13.2
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, 80.6kph, full just outside off. Strided smother
13.1
0
Bilal Asif to Finch, no run, spinning into the pads, nudged away wide of short leg
12.6
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, shuffling well across his stumps, behind the line as he drops it softly with the turn
12.5
1
Yasir Shah to Finch, 1 run, too full, easily driven with the spin to long-off
12.4
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, full, closer to off. Keeps his hands soft and keeps this out
12.3
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, flights it wide in tempting a drive. Finch goes after, but with more of a slice to extra cover

Sarfraz comes over with advice. A silly point is brought in, short leg goes out.

12.2
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, 82kph, good long stride to the pitch of it, knocks it to mid-on
12.1
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, a very squeezy drive through the line to cover

Yasir Shah [3.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

11.6
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, middle and leg, compelling him into a lunge. Blocked well in the end
11.5
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, back foot for a punchy slap to cover
11.4
1
Bilal Asif to Finch, 1 run, helps the drift coming into middle in turn it round the corner

A slip and a short leg. But a pretty defensive field in the rest of the ground.

11.3
1
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, 1 run, 79kph, air, width, sliced away square
11.2
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, 85.8kph, another compulsive back-foot rock, then having to crouch to chop it to point
11.1
0
Bilal Asif to Khawaja, no run, gets it to bite rightaway, turning away from the footmarks as Khawaja splices the soft forward block wide of slip

Bilal Asif, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

So 6 + how many?

10.6
2
Riaz to Finch, 2 runs, 141kph, this time on the rightie's legs, who tickles it too, but a lot squarer for fine leg to have a lot of ground to clean up
10.5
1
Riaz to Khawaja, 1 run, drifting into the pads. Helped along with a tickle to fine leg
10.4
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, 144.4kph. Tries to cut again, much crunchier, but finds point

One wide slip and a gully in place.

10.3
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, 140.2kph, goes up tall as he rides the bounce to punch it towards cover
10.2
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, in-slant on middle. A nimble-toed tuck to square leg
10.1
0
Riaz to Khawaja, no run, lines up to cut, but the ball just doesn't come on well, sticking in the pitch, staying low and making Khawaja lose all timing
9.6
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, 82.6kph, a hurried up dab through point after once again shuffling compulsively onto his back foot
9.5
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, 81.7kph, full into the rough outside off. Khawaja leans forward to drive but it spins in big to ensure a miscue
9.4
1
Yasir Shah to Finch, 1 run, quite a juicy drag down. Finch goes back, makes room and slaps it through sweeper
9.3
1
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, 1 run, conventional in the sweep this time, fine leg
9.2
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, back, across, and freezes in front of his stumps to a delivery just not short enough to be doing this to. Stays low as well, but Khawaja adjusts well enough to block eventually
9.1
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, reverses, going against the spin, out of the rough and sweeps it to slip. He's being overtly brave to be doing this here
8.6
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, shapes in off a back of a length into Finch's tummy as he knocks it off the inside half to mid-wicket
8.5
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, angling across on a length, shuffling shouldering of arms
8.4
4
Riaz to Finch, FOUR, a slight overpitch at 143kph. Finch won't hold back here, crunching it through the line, opening it in fact in a top looking square drive
8.3
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, sticks out an angled open-faced blade to tap to cover
8.2
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, 141kph, good length, closing in on off as it shapes back in from the going-away angle. But Finch has a measure of his off-stump to leave
8.1
0
Riaz to Finch, no run, 137.4kph, a wide-full start. Finch too has to stretch as he drives it to a diving short cover

Wahab Riaz, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

7.6
1
Yasir Shah to Finch, 1 run, low full toss, whipped down to long-on
7.5
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, middle again. Full faced blocks
7.4
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, looks to draws Finch out, but too full and too much on middle to make it tough
7.3
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, a stride forward, pushing the off-sided defence
7.2
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, drifting in a touch straighter, but the loop stays. Kept out
7.1
0
Yasir Shah to Finch, no run, big float up outside off, spinning away from the rough with a good number of revs. Finch streches out his pad as he leaves

Finch seems to have something stuck in his eye. Or has maybe spotted something wrong with his contact lenses.

6.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, tad fuller and well outside off, Khawaja leans forward and finds cover with the drive
6.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, short of a length and shaping away from outside off, defended with soft hands towards cover
6.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, tad fuller and angling back into the left-hander, Khawaja shuffles across and tucks it towards the on-side
6.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Khawaja, no run, on a length and angling across the left-hander, too wide to make Khawaja play, left alone

A slip and a short extra-cover for the left-hander

6.2
1
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, 1 run, banged in short and well outside off, Finch swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single
6.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, on a good length and just outside off, defended towards the off-side

A gully and a short extra-cover for Abbas

5.6
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, Khawaja comes down the track to a very full ball and flicks it straight to short mid-on
5.5
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, tossed up and spinning into Khawaja's pads, he goes back and turns it towards the on-side
5.4
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, Yasir shortens his length by a fraction, Khawaja gets a big stride forward as he blocks
5.3
4
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, FOUR, Khawaja doesn't want to let Yasir settle, he did so in the first innings as well, very full and well outside off, he bends down low, reverses his stance and sweeps it fine, past slip and into the fence
5.2
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, Khawaja comes down the track, gets close to the ball and drives it to mid-off
5.1
0
Yasir Shah to Khawaja, no run, tossed up and into the rough outside off, Khawaja gets well forward as he defends

Yasir Shah, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Change of bowling, Yasir replaces Hafeez and is starting from round the wicket. A slip, FSL, leg slip and a short mid-wicket in place

4.6
4
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, FOUR, too straight from Abbas, ended up drifting onto Finch's pads, all he had to do was to get a fine glance going, he does so and the ball races away to the long leg fence
4.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, on a length and angling back into the right-hander, Finch shuffles across and nudges it towards the on-side
4.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Finch prods across and defends it towards the off-side
4.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, fraction fuller and just outside off, Finch leans forward and defends it towards the off-side
4.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, Abbas shortens his length outside off, Finch stays besides the line and pushes it towards the off-side

Finch is batting well outside the crease

4.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Finch gets well forward and defends
3.6
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, flighted delivery on off, Khawaja remains back as he pushes it towards the off-side
3.5
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, that nearly went through Khawaja, very full and on the stumps, should have been forward - but Khawaja was well back in defence, a hint of spin and the ball caught the edge of the bat, rolled onto the ground and well in front of slip
3.4
1
Hafeez to Finch, 1 run, Finch comes down the track, takes the ball on the full and whips it to long-on for a single
3.3
0
Hafeez to Finch, no run, Hafeez tosses one on off, Finch gets close to the ball as he blocks
3.2
1
Hafeez to Khawaja, 1 run, nicely tossed up outside off, Khawaja gets close to the ball and finds the gap past cover for a single
3.1
4
Hafeez to Khawaja, FOUR, cracking shot, fraction too short and wide of off, Khawaja makes room and cuts it square on the off-side, beats backward point to his left and rolls away to the fence
2.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, short of a length and just outside off, punched back at the bowler
2.5
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, Abbas keeps it full and just outside off, Finch leans forward and blocks
2.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, fraction fuller and at the stumps, pushed with a straight bat towards mid-on
2.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, on a good length and on the stumps, defended with a straight bat
2.2
4
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, FOUR, lovely shot, tad too full and just outside off, Finch leans forward, opens the face of the bat at the last moment and finds the gap wide of extra-cover. Hafeez gave the chase from mid-off, tumbled and pulled the ball back in, but as he rolled over the ropes, the ball was in contact with his trousers, given as a boundary
2.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Finch plays with an angled bat and pushes it towards the off-side
1.6
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, pushed through on the leg-stump line and going with the angle, Khawaja stays back and turns it towards the on-side
1.5
4
Hafeez to Khawaja, FOUR, nicely done, too full and sliding down the leg-side, Khawaja bends down low, rolls his wrists and sweeps it very fine, off and running with a boundary
1.4
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, Khawaja comes down the track, gets to the ball on the full and drives it back at the bowler. Hafeez has a shy at the batsman and instead throws it to the slip fielder
1.3
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, pushed through tad quicker, stayed a bit low as well, Khawaja goes right back as he blocks
1.2
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, slower and on the stumps, Khawaja stays deep in the crease and blocks
1.1
0
Hafeez to Khawaja, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Khawaja goes right back and defends it back at the bowler

Mohammad Hafeez, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Spin from the other end and it's the part-time option of Hafeez. A slip, FSL and a short cover in place..

0.6
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, on a good length and just outside off, defended towards the off-side
0.5
2
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, 2 runs, that's risky from Finch, shuffles across his crease to a straight ball as he defended, played outside the line and is lucky to have squeezed an inside edge behind square, he wanted a second and Khawaja wasn't so sure, he responds to his partner's call and a better throw might have had him in trouble
0.4
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, loud shout for LBW and Pakistan will not review. Reckon the ball was sliding down the leg-side, Finch fell over slightly as he looke dto flick an inswinger and missed, struck in front of leg, would have been going down leg
0.3
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, tad fuller and on the stumps, Finch prods forward and blocks it with a straight bat
0.2
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, fraction fuller and on Finch's pads, he shuffles across and tucks it to the left of mid-wicket
0.1
0
Mohammad Abbas to Finch, no run, on a good length and shaping away from the right-hander, Finch covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go

Finch and Khawaja are at the crease. Finch is on strike. Mohammad Abbas will open the attack