Pakistan A opted to bat first after winning the toss on day one of the four-day warm-up match against the Australians at the ICC Academy in Dubai on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Batting first, Pakistan A batted through all the 92 overs on day one and ended up scoring 247 for the loss of six wickets.

Abid Ali will be resuming his innings along with Rizwan on day two on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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PAKA 278, 184/3 (58.0 Ovs)

AUS 494/4 decl

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The Australian team led by Tim Paine, picked their side keeping in mind the test series against Pakistan starting on October 7, 2018.

Jon Holland was given the responsibility to partner the much experienced Nathan Lyon in the spin department and the duo delivered their goods on day one.

Out of the six wickets which fell, Lyon picked up five while Holland picked the other one. The two spinners also bowled 60 overs out of the 92 overs on the first day. Mitchell Starc, who has returned to the national side for the first time since March after recovering from an injury, bowled 17 overs but went wicketless.

Abid Ali and Sami Aslam get half-centuries

Pakistan A, led by Asad Shafiq, batted with intend on a slow-moving day.

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Opener Sami Aslam scored 51 before falling Lyon. Captain Shafiq himself couldn't put together a notable contribution as he fell to Holland for 14 runs.

No. 3 batsman Abid Ali made sure that he made the most of his opportunity by staying not out at 83 runs at stumps on day one. He paced his innings really slowly, as he faced 254 balls in the process, but made sure he top-scored for his side. Saad Ali also got a start and got to 36 but failed to convert it into a big one.

The series between Pakistan and Australia in the United Arab Emirates will be telecasted live on the PTV Sports in Pakistan while in Australia, Fox Sports will be providing the live coverage of the series.

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