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Australia dismiss Shafiq as Pakistan reach 417-5

AFP  |  Dubai 

Debutant dismissed but were on course for a huge first innings score after reaching 417-5 at tea on the second day of the first Test against in on Monday.

Shafiq was in sight of a 12th Test century but fell on 80 to leg-spinner Labuschagne, who had him caught behind with a ball that turned and caught the outside edge as the pitch showed a rare sign of spin.

Shafiq hit nine boundaries and a six during his 212-minute stay and added 150 for the fifth wicket with who was unbeaten on a career best 88. was the other unbeaten batsman on three.

Left-hander Sohail struck his third half-century in six Tests. His previous best of 76 came on his debut against in last year.

It was another grind for the Australian bowlers as they only managed to dismiss nightwatchman in the first session, bowled by fast bowler after resumed at 255-3.

Siddle is the best Australian bowler with figures of 2-47 while Nathan Lyon, and have a wicket each.

Both Lyon and Holland bowled in tandem but have yet to pose serious problems for the batsmen.

The second and final Test will be played in from October 16.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 17:10 IST
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