DUBAI: (APS)Younus Khan led Pakistan’s fightback with a dogged century after the hosts made a terrible start to the first test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday.
After opting to bat first, Pakistan reached 219 for four wickets at stumps on the first day with captain Misbah-ul-haq (34) and Asad Shafiq (nine) at the crease.
The 36-year-old Younus fell on 106, leg before to Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson’s second delivery with the second new ball.
Younus walked in at number four with Pakistan having lost both their openers before the total had reached double figures.
The stylish right-hander propped his side up with a 108-run stand for the third wicket with Azhar Ali (53) and then added 83 for the next with Misbah.