PAK vs AUS, 1st Test, Day 1: Pakistan opt to bat against Australia

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 07, 2018, 11.56 AM(IST)

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test. (@TheRealPCB). Photograph:( Others )

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Pakistan included off-spinner Bilal Asif for his first Test at the age of 33, backing up leg-spinner Yasir Shah.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat in the first Test against Australia at Dubai stadium on Sunday.

Pakistan included off-spinner Bilal Asif for his first Test at the age of 33, backing up leg-spinner Yasir Shah.

Young legs-pinner Shadab Khan missing the match because of injury.

Tim Paine's Australia feature three debutants, Aaron Finch, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne, in a side containing two spinners in Nathan Lyon and Jon Holland.

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Playing XI:

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Yasir Shah, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Abbas, Wahab Riaz

Australia: Tim Paine (captain), Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc