CRICKET

Australia Fight To Draw First Test Against Pakistan

The first Test between Pakistan and Australia ended in a draw after the green shirts did not manage to take the two wickets required to gain a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.

Even though Yasir Shah took three wickets in quick succession to revive Pakistan's hopes for victory, the lull that followed soon after made the game quite uninteresting by the last over.

His third and fourth victim in the game were Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle soon after he had taken the crucial wicket of set batsmen and hero of the day Usman Khawaja.

Khawaja whose fighting hundred had kept Pakistan's victory bid in check had to departed for the pavilion as shah took him on a LBW appeal in the 126th over.

Khawaja had added an invaluable 132 runs for the fourth wicket with Travis head as Pakistan failed to get a single wicket in the first session after Australia resumed at 136 for 3.

Brief score:
Pakistan 482 and 181-6 dec;
Australia 202 and 362-8