Australia Battle Hard on Flat Wicket – Come to Life in Final Session Of 1st Test

Tim Paine’s Australian Test Team took 3 wickets in the final session of the opening Days play of the Dubai Test against Pakistan.

A inspired spell from Peter Siddle and Mitch Starc helped off spinner Nathan Lyon get the opening wicket of the test match with a sharp catch to wicket keeper Paine.

Tim Paine wearing Test blazer No 46 as Australian test captain. Australian baggy green and compression skin tights under his whites while wicket keeping on Day 1 Dubai Test vs Pakistan October 7 2018
Tim Paine in his Australian Test Blazer

It was a tough opening session for Australia after Pakistan won the toss and bowled. It was 45 plusOn the field as Australia searched for the opening wicket.

Australian fast bowlers Mitch Starc and PeterSiddle battled away. Bowling short spells of 3 or 4Overs before Off spinner Nathan Lyon was Introduced in the first 40 minutes of play.

Aussie skipper Tim Paine had lots on his mind. Often changing the players around in the extreme conditions. The tough task testing Paine but hedid very well.

Wearing sunblock would often ask his bowlers how they felt and what fields theywanted. A smart man Paine was keeping in his trademark compression skin’s  tights (under his white Australian pants) to protect his hips which have had surgery over the years.

Putting aside from finger injuries to lead the team.

Perhaps more drink breaks will be called on Day 2. As the testing conditions continue. Expect Siddle, Starc and Lyon to hold the keys on the 2nd day in Dubai.

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