Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Day 2: Sohail’s maiden Test century keeps Pakistan on top in Dubai

Haris Sohail 110 Pakistan Australia 1st Test Day 2 Dubai cricket

Haris Sohail is delighted upon bringing up his maiden Test century

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Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail struck a career-best 110 to ensure his side stayed in complete control against Australia on the second day of the first Test in Dubai.

Starting off the day on 255/3, Pakistan lost Mohammad Abbas, who was sent in as the nightwatchman towards the end of the first day, early on as he was clean bowled by Peter Siddle for one run.

Sohail and Asad Shafiq made up for the loss of Abbas with a 150-run partnership, during which both batsmen surpassed their half-centuries.

Shafiq ended up making 80, which came off 165 balls and included nine boundaries and a six, before he was caught behind off the bowling of debutant Marnus Labuschagne.

Babar Azam failed to have an impact with the bat as he was run out by Labuschagne for four runs.

Sohail went on to score 110 off 240 deliveries, which included eight boundaries and two sixes, before he was caught behind off the bowling of Nathan Lyon.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed continued his poor run of form with the bat as he mustered 15 runs before being run out by debutant Aaron Finch.

Debutant Bilal Asif fell for 12 before Pakistan were bowled out for 482 when Yasir Shah was caught behind off the bowling of Mitchell Starc for three runs.

Siddle was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Lyon snapped up two, and Starc, Labuschagne and Jon Holland chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Trailing by 482 runs, Finch and Usman Khawaja amassed an unbeaten 30-run partnership before stumps was called.

Khawaja finished on 17 off 40 balls, which included a boundary, while Finch remained undefeated on 13.

Australia ended day two on 30/0 and will continue batting on Tuesday at 10:00 local time or 06:00 GMT.

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