5th day of first cricket Test: Australia to resume 2nd innings today

5th day of first cricket Test: Australia to resume 2nd innings today
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On the fifth and last day of first cricket Test against Pakistan in Dubai, Australia will resume their second innings at the overnight score 136 for 3 today.

Australia require another 326 runs and have 7 wickets in hand.

Hard-working fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took three wickets in seven balls to bring Pakistan closer to victory in the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday.

The right-arm medium pacer dismissed Aaron Finch (49) and the Marsh brothers — Shaun and Mitchell —for ducks as Australia slumped from 87 without loss to finish the fourth day at 136-3.

At stumps, opener Usman Khawaja was batting on a fighting 50 and Travis Head on 34 as the pair had added an invaluable 49 for the unbroken fourth wicket stand to prolong Australia's resistance on a weary and spinning Dubai stadium pitch.

Earlier, Pakistan declared their second innings at 181 for 6 and set a victory target of 462 runs for Australia.

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