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Thanks to the first Test century by Haris Sohail, Pakistan scored 482 runs on Monday on the second day of the first Test here, after Australia opener started alert after scoring 30 runs in 13 overs without losing a wicket.
Usman Khawaja was on 17 when Aaron Finch, playing debut, was playing with 13 runs. The spinners of Pakistan were getting a turn from the pitch and thus the path of both the openers was not easy.
Australia’s team is lagging behind 452 runs while all of their wickets are left. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah can be the main danger to Australia’s team, while he will get along with off-spinners Mohammad Hafeez and Bilal Asif.
Earlier, left-arm seamer Sohail (110) and Asad Shafiq (80) played fine shifts, as Pakistan reached the target of 500 runs in the morning after scoring 255 runs in three wickets. Night watchman Mohammed Abbas (03) remained the only batsman to get out in the morning session.
Sohail hit eight boundaries and two sixes in his six-hour innings. He added 150 runs for the fifth wicket with Shafiq. Just before the rest of the curious tea, debutant leg spinner Marans Lubushen became the first test victim. He got wicket-keeper Tim Paine caught Shafiq hit nine fours and a six in his innings.
Sohail completed his century with a six off spinner Johan Holland and then two runs Nathan Lyon was finally caught by the wicket. Pakistan lost their last six wickets for 72 runs in which Babar Azam (4) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (15) were run out. Fast bowler Peter Siddle took 3 for 58, while Leone took two for 114 runs. Holland, Lubushen and Mitchell Starc took one wicket each.