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Pakistan openers make Australia toil in first Test

AFP  |  Dubai 

openers and Imam-ul-Haq put on a solid unbroken stand of 89 by lunch on the opening day of the first Test against here on Sunday.

Hafeez, playing his first Test for two years, was unbeaten on 48 and Imam on 36 after won the toss and opted to bat on a grassless pitch.

brought on off-spinner in the ninth over after pace duo of and found no assistance from the pitch.

Hafeez has so far hit six boundaries in his 92-ball knock, while Imam has hit four fours and a six off left-arm spinner Jon Holland, as neither opener appeared to experience any problems batting.

Starc was brought back for a second spell but had no luck even with his ferocious bouncers as toiled hard for a breakthrough.

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

The second Test starts in from October 16.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 15:45 IST