Monday, 27 October 2014 - 8:41
Spinners script Pakistan victory
Zulfiqar Babar took a maiden five-wicket haul and fellow leg-spinner Yasir Shah took four as Pakistan humiliated Australia by 221 runs in the first Test in Dubai yesterday.
Babar finished with 5-74 in only his third Test, while debutant Shah took 4 for 50 to dismiss Australia for 216 in their 2nd innings and give Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.
Pakistan, who set Australia a 438-run target, were left frustrated as Mitchell Johnson 61 and Steven Smith 55 fought hard before they succumbed in a tantalising finish with just 21.5 overs left in the day.
Pakistan will now hope they either win or avoid defeat in the second Test in Abu Dhabi, starting October 30th, to clinch their first series win over Australia since 1994.