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As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: October 30, 2014, 10:56 AM IST
As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1

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PLAYING XIs:

AUSTRALIA: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon

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

TOSS: Pakistan decided to bat.

After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

The world number two team was all at sea against an inexperienced but effective Pakistan spin attack and suffered a crushing 221-run defeat in the first Test in Dubai.

It was their fifth consecutive flop against spinners in Asia after being routed 4-0 in India last year.

First Published: October 30, 2014, 10:56 AM IST

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