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Pakistan win the first Test

Dubai, October 26, 2014 (PPI-OT): Pakistan beat Australia by 221 runs in the first Test on the fifth and final day in Dubai to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Australia needed 438 to win but were bowled out for 216 in their second innings with spinner Zulfiqar Babar (5-74) and leg-spinner Yasir Shah (4-50) sharing the bowling honours.

Mitchell Johnson made 61 while Steven Smith scored 55 to delay Pakistan’s win, which came with just 21.5 overs left. Johnson and Smith defied the Pakistani spinners in the post-lunch session during their 65-run eight wicket stand.

Pakistan had made 453 runs in their first innings and then got a big 153-run lead by dismissing Australia for 303. Pakistan declared their second innings at 286/2 with Younis hitting century in each innings.

Scores: Pakistan 454 and 286/2 dec; Australia 303 and 216.

The second Test starts in Abu Dhabi on October 30.

For more information, contact:
Nadeem Sarwar
Media Manager
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 54600, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 571 7231 -4
Fax: +9242 571 1860

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