Khawaja knock 'one of the great Test innings'

Australia Confirm Three Debutants For First Test Against Pakistan

But Paine and Lyon batted resolutely against Shah (4-114), seamer Mohammad Abbas (3-56), and offspinner Bilal Asif, who took six wickets in the first innings but none in the second. But the Aussies broke all the struggles and made a historic draw in the first Test of two-match Test series with Pakistan.

It was a replay of the first innings as Australian openers put on 87 - they made 142 in their total of 202 on Tuesday - before Finch was trapped leg-before soon after tea with a sharp incoming delivery from Abbas.

Earlier on day 1 Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bat first on a track which is friendly to batsmen.

The overnight pair of Khawaja and Head batted sensibly to deny the Pakistan attack in the morning session and guide their team to 215-3 at lunch.

Debutant Head also had his share of luck as he followed his first innings duck with 70 not out.

At stumps, opener Usman Khawaja was batting on a fighting 50 and Travis Head on 34, as the pair had added an invaluable 49 for the unbroken fourth-wicket stand to prolong the visitors' resistance on a tired and spinning pitch. His partner Khawaja played in the same mode and went on to hit his first Test century in Asia.

After Khawaja was dismissed with 14.3 overs left and Yasir Shah quickly removed Mitchell Starc (one) and Peter Siddle (nought), Paine and number ten Nathan Lyon (five not out) survived 12.1 overs.

Usman Khawaja celebrates his century during Australia's first Test against Pakistan in Dubai.

Khawaja and Paine seemed to be carrying Australia to safety in their sixth-wicket stand lasting 36 overs.

Yasir Shah took four wickets in the second innings, with Abbas close behind with three. Moreover, the runs he faced 194 runs to steal a draw and his partner Lyon withstand for 34 balls scoring 5 runs. "Wasn't thinking too much", Khawaja, who was adjudged man-of-the-match award, said.

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