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As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: October 26, 2014, 11:09 AM IST
As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5

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Chasing a mammoth 438 to win, Australia resume at a precarious 59/4 on the final day of the Dubai Test.

Day 4 Round-up: Pakistan's inexperienced spinners left Australia struggling at 59 for 4 on Saturday at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test after Younis Khan smashed a record-breaking century to give his team a formidable lead of 437 runs.

Australia still need 379 more runs to win after losing four wickets for five runs in their second innings in remarkable two overs from Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah on a turning wicket. Australia's highest ever successful chase is 404 for 3 in 1948 against England at Headingley.

Chris Rogers is undefeated with a nervous 23 and Steven Smith not out on 3. Australia's lower order batsmen could struggle to see off the remaining 90 overs in the match on a declining wicket.

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First Published: October 26, 2014, 11:09 AM IST

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