Pakistan beat Oz decisively

2014-10-26 14:49
Pakistani players celebrate after beating Australia. (Marwan Naamani, AFP)

Dubai - Spinners Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah shared nine wickets and spurred Pakistan to an emphatic 221-run victory against Australia on the fifth and final day of the first Test on Sunday.

Left-arm spinner Babar took 5-74 and legspinner Shah grabbed 4-50 in his first Test match as Australia, chasing an improbable 438 runs for victory, were bowled out for 216 in the last session.

Mitchell Johnson (61) and Steven Smith (55) made chancy half-centuries after being given two chances each before Australia eventually succumbed to Babar and Shah's guile.

It was Pakistan's biggest margin of victory in a Test match against Australia in terms of runs  eclipsing its previous best 74-run victory at Sydney in 1995.

The second Test will be played in Abu Dhabi from Thursday.

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