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As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: October 22, 2014, 11:11 AM IST
As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1

Playing XIs:

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Zulfiqar Babar, Imran Khan, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali

Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Alex Doolan, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon

TEAM NEWS: The match will see four Test debutants: Imran Khan and Yasir Khan for Pakistan and Mitchell Marsh and Steve O'Keefe for Australia.

TOSS: Pakistan decided to bat.

Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday, but they are hobbled by the absence of their premier spinner Saeed Ajmal who has been suspended due to illegal bowling action.

Australia, on the other hand, have dominated Pakistan - winning 13 out of the last 14 Tests against them. A 2-0 cleansweep would return Australia to the top of the Test rankings.

First Published: October 22, 2014, 11:11 AM IST

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