PAK vs AUS -1st Test
Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Toss: Pakistan (Elected to bat)
Run Rate: 2.57
Run Rate: 3.67
Status: Australia need 379 runs
Last 5 Ovs: 7/0
RR: 1.4 4s: 0 6s: 0
AUS 2 Inn: 59/4
PAK 2 Inn: 286/2
AUS 1 Inn: 303/10
PAK 1 Inn: 454/10
Australia 59/4 (23 ov)
Tomorrow promises to be another important day for both the sides. Pakistan will look to dismantle the Australian batting line-up as quickly as possible. On the other hand, the situation looks very bleak for Australia, who would have to bat 90 overs on a turning wicket on Day 5. Will Pakistan cruise to a much deserved win? Or will Australia manage to save some grace? Join us tomorrow to find out. Till then, take care and enjoy.
Pakistan must be extremely happy with what they have achieved going into the final day. They are 6 wickets away from a famous win. Earlier, Shehzad and Younis batted brilliantly to take Pakistan's lead past 400. Both of them completed their centuries with Younis Khan, getting to his second hundred in the same match. This feat of scoring two hundreds in the same match against Australia was last done 40 years back, by Glenn Turner of New Zealand in 1974. Pakistani spinners have impressed so far. Both Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah have accounted for two wickets each in the second Australian innings so far.
So, Day 4 comes to an end after a thrilling post-tea session. Warner and Rogers looked all set to emulate their first innings partnership until a moment of madness from Warner, who got stumped in trying to hit one over the infield. After his departure, the floodgates opened and Australia lost 4 wickets in a space of 5 runs (44/0 to 49/4). After Warner, Doolan, Clarke and night watchman Lyon couldn't do much and departed in quick succession. Clarke's wicket was a difficult one as replays showed that he might have got an inside edge. However, Clarke himself didn't go for the review and as it stands Australia are 59/4.
22.6 Yasir Shah to S Smith, no run, straighter one outside off that keeps a little low, Smith lets it go
Last ball of the day coming up...
22.5 Yasir Shah to Chris Rogers, 1 run, too full from Shah this time around, Rogers goes forward and opens the face of the bat, the ball goes to backward point and Rogers takes a single
22.4 Yasir Shah to Chris Rogers, no run, leans forward and looks to block, the ball takes the inside edge onto the pad and dribbles away into the off-side