Pakistan lose five wickets as Lyon dazzles with bowling performance


Tim Paine explained why he instructed his Australia team to calm their celebrations after drawing with Pakistan, insisting ahead of the second Test that "we're here to win".

Lyon, Australia's greatest ever off-spinner, was the architect of a dramatic Pakistani collapse, which left coach Mickey Arthur with head in hands.

Sarfraz further said a couple of changes have been made to the playing XI for the Abu Dhabi Test following the unfortunate injury to Imam-ul-Haq while fielding in the first Test. Pakistan are certain to award maiden Test cap to Fakhar Zaman, the explosive opener who had a poor Asia Cup that preceded the Test series against Australia.

Australia were set a hugely unlikely target of 462 to win the opening contest and only had seven wickets remaining on the final day in Dubai, but a gutsy backs-against-the-wall performance saw them scrap for a magnificent draw.

Labuschagne's cat-like reflexes and a hint of luck ensured he will feature in highlights packages for years to come.

The Test was only three overs old when Mohammad Hafeez flicked a straight delivery from Mitchell Starc in Labuschagne's general direction, whereupon the two-Test old batsman juggled the ball off hands, body and knee before ultimately clasping the chance to his chest.

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'But we've got to turn up for a really tough match, it's going to last five days and we've got to be on for all of those five days and every session'.

Since then they have lost 4-0 in India (2013), 2-0 in United Arab Emirates to Pakistan (2014), 3-0 in Sri Lanka (2016), 2-1 in India (2017) and drawn 1-1 in Bangladesh past year.

"We are coming into this Test with a bit more momentum and guys know what to expect a bit more in these conditions", Paine said.

It lost to Sri Lanka 2-0, its first series loss in 10 attempts. "Throughout we played good cricket but unfortunately we couldn't get across the line", the Pakistan captain told reporters on Monday.

"There is nothing like that (fear) and you would see that with the way we played the first Test. We know what we are up against and we know they are an excellent team and even better in these conditions".

'I think we were clearly pretty excited by what we've been able to achieve because it doesn't happen too much but you've got to keep a bit of perspective on it and realise that we had been outplayed particularly over the first few days.