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Pak vs Aus: Australia reaches 196-8 at tea vs Pakistan on day 5

Dubai, United Arab Emirates :  Steven Smith and Mitchell Johnson frustrated Pakistan with chancy half centuries on Sunday but Australia still struggled to avoid defeat in the first test and moved to 196-8 at tea

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 26, 2014 16:58 IST ]
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pak vs aus australia reaches 196 8 at tea vs pakistan on day 5

Dubai, United Arab Emirates :  Steven Smith and Mitchell Johnson frustrated Pakistan with chancy half centuries on Sunday but Australia still struggled to avoid defeat in the first test and moved to 196-8 at tea on the fifth and final day.

   

Chasing a daunting 438-run target, Australia needs to survive minimum of 29 overs in the last session to force a dramatic draw with Johnson batting on 54 and Peter Siddle not out on 4.
   
Left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar, 4-71, was unfortunate when Pakistan spilled four chances against Smith and Johnson after lunch.
   
Smith made a spirited 55 off 175 balls before he was caught close to the wicket after surviving a stumping attempt and a dropped catch by captain Misbah-ul-Haq.
   
Johnson also had lucky escapes in his 20s with Ahmed Shehzad and Yasir Shah misjudging catches off the left-handers sweep shots.

 

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