Pakistan vs Australia: The first Test between Pakistan and Australia ended in a draw. Australia batsman Usman Khwaja scored a brilliant century before he was dismissed on 141 by Yasir Shah. The leg-spinner almost won the match for Pakistan as he went to dismiss three batsmen in the final session of the fifth day. Yasir Shah was the most destructive bowler for Pakistan as he took four wickets in the final innings of the match. This is the first drawn Test between Pakistan and Australia since October 1998.
Pakistan vs Australia highlights
Tim Paine survives yet another over from Yasir Shah and it is Stumps on Day 5. Australia show great resilience to eke out a draw. Usman Khawaja is the star of the day with a remarkable 141 off 302. Earlier, in the first innings he scored 85. He batted for 760 minutes all up this Test. Yasir Shah was the pick of the bowlers for the home team but his four-fer wasn't enough to secure the victory for Pakistan. At the end of Day 5, AUS- 362/8 (139.5 ovs)
350 comes ups for Australia. Tim Paine is batting on 57, while Nathan Lyon is giving him company at the other end. Australia requires more 110 runs to win.
Australia lose two in quick succession
Two wickets in one over. Yasir Shah dismisses Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle. Nathan Lyon is the new batsman at the crease as Pakistan need 2 more wickets to win the match. 12 overs to go. (Score: AUS 335/8)
Usman Khawaja departs
Yasir Shah dismisses Usman Khawaja, as his splendid innings come to an end at 141. Mitchell Starc is the new batsman at the crease. (Score: AUS 333/6)
Time a for a drink and we've got 15 overs of gripping Test cricket to come! Pakistan need five more wickets. Paine 40* and Khawaja 141* showing incredible fight
Australia are motoring along comfortably as Pakistan continue to try hard for a breakthrough. Usman Khwaja is batting at 140, while Tim Paine is at 36. Australia requires more 133 runs to win.
300 up for Australia
Australia reaches 300 for the loss of 5 wickets. Usman Khawaja is batting at 130, while his partner Tim Paine is at 27. With the final session going on, Australia requires more 153 runs to win. (Score: AUS 309/5)
TEA on Day 5
Australia reach 289/5 at Tea on Day 5. Need 173 more to win with 5 wickets in hand.
45 overs remaining - Australia need 198 runs to win with 5 wickets in hand.
Marnus Labuschagne trapped by Yasir Shah and Pakistan get another wicket. AUS 254/5
CENTURY FOR USMAN KHAWAJA!
HUNDRED FOR USMAN KHAWAJA! 7th Test hundred for the batsman and he lifts Australia's spirits after Head's fall.
WICKET! Pakistan take the new ball immediately after Lunch and Mohammad Hafeez gets the breakthrough. Head has been trapped across the off stump and the umpire raises his fingers. AUS 219/4
Travis Head and Usman Khawaja start from where they left off. We have a game on our hands.
LUNCH ON DAY 5
Excellent session for Australia. Apart from one HUGE LBW APPEAL, which went to umpire's call and was utlimately given a NOT OUT, Australian batsman did not face too much trouble. A total of 79 runs have been added and Australia now need less than 250 runs to win.
200 up for Australia
Australia could not have asked for a better start to the day. With Travis Head and Usman Khawaja still in the middle, the Aussies have crossed the 200-run mark. AUS 207/3. Still need 255 more to win.
100 run partnership
100 run partnership between Travis Head and Usman Khawaja. This has become a troubling stand for Pakistan and the hosts need to find a way to break this, sooner rather than later.
Solid first hour for Australia!
Great first hour for Australia as Travis Head and Usman Khawaja added 42 runs together on the board for Australia. Pakistan bowlers continue to search for wickets.
A FIFTY on debut for Travis Head. Australia are slowly and steadily going about the business. Target has come down to below 300 now.
HERE WE GO!
Usman Khawaja and Travis Head out in the middle for Australia. Wahab Riaz and Bilal Asia start the attack for Pakistan. HERE WE GO!
Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Day 5 Live
Hello and welcome to our Live Blog on the exciting final day of the first Test between Pakistan and Australia. Australia are in for a chance to create a record by chasing the highest total in Test cricket of 462. The current best is of 418 chased by West Indies against Australia in 2002. Pakistan, on the other hand, have a slightly easier task in front of them. They need to take 7 wickets on a turning wicket and register their first win. Either ways, it could be a long, exciting day of Test cricket in store for the fans. Who will come out top? Wait and watch.