Captain Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed charged the Australian attack today morning to take Pakistan to 328/5 at lunch on the second day of first Test being played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Shafiq was unbeaten on 56, whereas Sarfraz was playing unbeaten on 27. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq scored 69 before becoming victim to Steven Smith.
After opting to bat first, Pakistan reached 219 for four wickets at stumps on the first day with captain Misbah-ul-haq (34) and Asad Shafiq (nine) at the crease.
Younus Khan led Pakistan’s fightback with a dogged century after the hosts made a terrible start to the first test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old Younus fell on 106, leg before to Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson’s second delivery with the second new ball.
Younus walked in at number four with Pakistan having lost both their openers before the total had reached double figures.
The stylish right-hander propped his side up with a 108-run stand for the third wicket with Azhar Ali (53) and then added 83 for the next with Misbah.
Hafeez, returning from a hand injury that ruled him out of the one-day international series against the same opponents, reviewed the umpire’s decision but was unsuccessful.
Australia will reclaim the world number one test ranking from South Africa with a 2-0 win over Pakistan, who host matches in the United Arab Emirates due to security concerns back home.