Pakistan set up a strong base
25 overs Pakistan 124 for 0 (Hafeez 66*, Jamshed 46*) v AustraliaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary
Pakistan’s best opening stand against Australia for 27 years is giving the hosts a strong chance of winning their first series over the same opponents in a decade. Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed began soundly but gathered momentum with each wicketless over to reach 124 for 0 after 25 overs in Sharjah.
Hafeez’s half century is his first against Australia, its highlight so far a stinging straight six off James Pattinson. Jamshed’s innings has been more circumspect than he managed in…
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