Usman Khawaja, Tim Paine, Travis Head, and Nathan Lyon helped Australia to secure a hard-fought draw against Pakistan in the first Test match in Dubai.
On the final day of the Test Australia resumed batting on 136/3 and both Usman Khawaja and Travis Head played out the morning session without any harm but in the second session Travis Head and Marnus Labuschange got out and put Australia in trouble.
Then captain Tim Paine arrived and supported Usman Khawaja and both continued to thwart the Pakistani bowlers. But in the final hour, Yasir Shah dismissed Usman Khawaja and took 3 wickets in the space of 14 balls and Pakistan needed just 2 wickets in more than 12 overs to win the game but captain Tim Paine was rock solid at one end and with the help of Nathan Lyon they played out the remaining 12 overs and managed to pull off a dramatic draw. Usman Khawaja was named Man of the Match for his 85 and 141 runs knocks.
All the major stats and facts from the first Test between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai :
2 - This was the second instance of Australia batting 100- plus overs in the fourth innings of a Test in Asia. Previously they batted 107 overs against Bangladesh at Fatullah back in 2006 in the successful chase of 307 runs.
139.5 - Number of overs batted by Australia in the fourth innings of Dubai Test - the third most by a side batting in the fourth innings to draw a Test in Asia.
Most overs batted in 4th innings to draw a Test in Asia -
142 - Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe at Dhaka, 2005
140 - England vs Sri Lanka at Kandy, 2003
139.5 - Australia vs Pakistan at Dubai, 2018
136 - India vs West Indies at Kolkata, 1948/49
135 - New Zealand vs India at Mohali, 1999/00
141 - Runs scored by Usman Khawaja in the fourth innings are the highest by a non-Asian batsman in the fourth innings of a Test in Asia.
Highest scores by a Non-Asian batsman in 4th innings in Asia -
141 - Usman Khawaja vs Pakistan at Dubai, 2018
140 - Daniel Vettori vs Sri Lanka at Colombo, 2009
118* - Ricky Ponting vs Bangladesh at Fatullah, 2006
116 - Darren Bravo vs Pakistan at Dubai, 2016
115 - Bob Simpson vs Pakistan at Karachi, 1964
302 - Number of balls faced by Usman Khawaja in his 141 runs knock - the fourth most balls faced by a non-Asian batsman in the fourth innings of a Test in Asia.
Most balls faced by a non-Asian batsman in 4th innings in Asia -
Mike Brearley - 344 vs Pakistan at Hyderabad (Sind), 1978
Michael Vaughan - 333 vs Sri Lanka at Kandy, 2003
Geoff Boycott - 303 vs Pakistan at Hyderabad (Sind), 1978
Usman Khawaja - 302 vs Pakistan at Dubai, 2018
AB de Villiers - 297 vs India at Delhi, 2015
362/8 - This is the second highest fourth innings total by a non-Asian team in Asia.
Highest 4th innings total by non-Asian teams in Asia -
New Zealand - 397 vs Sri Lanka at Colombo, 2009
Australia - 362/8 vs Pakistan at Dubai, 2018
West Indies - 322 vs Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 2016
New Zealand - 317/7 vs Bangladesh at Chittagong, 2008
Highest 4th innings total for Australia in Asia -
362/8 vs Pakistan at Dubai, 2018
307/7 vs Bangladesh at Fatullah, 2006
246 vs Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 2014
244 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka, 2017