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Hafeez hits hundred as Pakistan dominate Australia

AFP  |  Dubai 

Opener capped his return to Test with a brilliant century as reached 199-0 at tea on the opening day of the first match against here on Sunday.

Hafeez, a late inclusion in the squad after a double hundred in a domestic match, was unbeaten on 113 while fellow opener Imam-ul-Haq was 75 not out after won the toss and decided to bat on a flat Dubai Stadium pitch.

Hafeez, whose last of 50 Test appearances came in England two years ago, brought up his tenth Test century with two boundaries off before pushing spinner for two.

He was given a life on 74 when could not hold on to a tough chance on the boundary off the of Holland after covering some 20 yards in the outfield. Imam compiled his second Test half-century with the aid of seven boundaries and two sixes as Australia's pace-cum-spin attack toiled hard in two wicketless sessions.

brought on off-spinner in the ninth over but none of the bowlers found any help from the pitch.

handed Test caps to Aaron Finch, and Marnus Labuschagne while included off-spinner for his first Test at the age of 33.

The second Test starts in on October 16.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 17:35 IST