Ahmed Shehzad (above) combined with Mohammad Hafeez to give Pakistan a slow but steady start © Getty Images
Ahmed Shehzad (above) combined with Mohammad Hafeez to give Pakistan a slow but steady start © Getty Images

By Sameer Jha

Oct 30, 2014

Pakistan were 82 for the loss of one wicket at lunch on Day One of the second Test against Australia at Abu Dhabi. Mohammad Hafeez was batting on 36, while Azhar Ali was batting on 11.

Pakistan made a slow, but steady start as Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad saw out the first 10 overs scoring just 20 runs. The first boundary of the innings was scored by Ahmed Shehzad in the 11th over.

Hafeez and Shehzad continued to patiently score the runs, until Ahmed Shehzad had a lapse of concentration and was trapped LBW by Nathan Lyon. The Australian bowlers were left searching for answers, as the batsman displayed little attacking intent and were just happy to tire out the bowlers.

Australia look to comeback in this match, after losing the first Test by 221 runs. On the other hand, Pakistan will strive to win their first Test series against Australia in 20 years.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 82 for 1 (Mohammad Hafeez 36*, Ahmed Shehzad 35; Nathan Lyon 1 for 16) vs Australia

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