Australia win first test match against Pakistan by 39 runs
Chasing a mountain target of 490 runs, Pakistan fell short of 39 runs as Australia claimed victory in the first test match at Brisbane. Azhar Ali's 71, Younis Khan's 65, Asad Shafiq's 137 runs helped Pakistan in chasing the mammoth score. However, Mitchell Starc picked four wickets and Jackson Bird got three to bundle out Pakistan at 450.
Pakistan to play three tests and five ODIs in Australia
Pakistan cricket team will be in Australia for test and ODI match series. Both the teams will play three test matches and five ODI matches, first test starting from 15 December 2016 at The Gabba in Brisbane. After two back to back series losses against Sri Lanka and South Africa, Australia will look to bounce back in the series.
Pakistan to play their first day-night test
The first test match between Australia and Pakistan will be a day-night test and will be played with a pink ball. This will be the first time Pakistan will be playing a day-night test match.
Australia score 429 as Smith, Handscomb score tons
Hosts Australia put on 429 runs on scoreboard in the first innings of Gabba Test with the help of skipper Steve Smith and Peter Handscomb's centuries. Smith scored 130 while Peter was bowled-out on 105 runs. Earlier, Matt Renshaw had 71 runs. Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz, each picked up four wickets for the visitors. Yasir Shah gave away 129 runs, picking up two-wickets.
Pakistan's cold reply to Australia's massive score
Pakistan were bowled out in the first innings of Gabba Test after the Australian pacers created havoc for the visitors. Sarfraz Ahmed was the highest scorer of the innings with 59 runs.
Australia set up a target of 489 runs for Pakistan
Steven Smith's 63 and Usman Khwaja's knock of 74 helped the hosts set a target of 490 runs for the visitor. Batting in the second innings, Australia scored a total of 202 before declaring their innings. Rahat Ali picked up two of the five wickets Australia lost. The hosts gave the visitors a session and one day to chase the target.