Pakistan vs Australia, 2018: 1st Test, Day 5 – Statistical Highlights

Pakistan vs Australia, 2018: 1st Test, Day 5 – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded on a thrilling final day’s play in Dubai.

Tim Paine and Usman Khawaja
Tim Paine and Usman Khawaja. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Australia managed to hang on for a draw in the Dubai Test match as they batted out the final day losing only five wickets. A 132-run partnership between Usman Khawaja and Travis Head helped them to play out the first session without losing a wicket. Skipper Tim Paine joined Khawaja as the pair took the game into the final hour batting for 36 overs. Three wickets in space of eight deliveries by Yasir Shah brought back Pakistan into the game but Paine and Nathan Lyon negotiated the remaining 12 overs.

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded on a thrilling final day’s play in Dubai:

1 – This game is the first Test between Pakistan and Australia since the start of 1999 to end in a draw. Since 1998 drawn Karachi Test, Australia won 16 of the 19 PAK-AUS Tests with a result while Pakistan winning the other three.


1Usman Khawaja became the first Pakistan born player to score a Test century against Pakistan. Moeen Ali is the only other Pakistan origin player to score a Test ton against Pakistan.


22 – This Test brought an end to Pakistan’s involvement in 22 consecutive Test matches that produced a result. Only Zimbabwe (26 between 2005 and 2017) and Australia (23 between 1999 and 2001) were part of most consecutive Tests that produced a result.


61* – Tim Paine became the first Australian keeper-captain and overall the 7th keeper-captain to score a fifty in the 4th innings. His unbeaten 61 is the 5th highest among those seven.


139.5 – The 139.5 overs batted by Australia in the 4th innings are the third most by any team to draw a Test match. Bangladesh batted 142 overs against Zimbabwe in the 2005 Dhaka Test while England survived 140 overs against Sri Lanka in the 2003 Kandy Test.


141 – Usman Khawaja’s 141-run knock is the highest by a visiting player in the 4th innings of a Test in Asia. He thus surpassed Daniel Vettori’s 140 in the 2009 Colombo Test against Sri Lanka.

Khawaja’s innings is also the highest by any player in the 4th innings of a Test in the UAE going past Younis Khan’s unbeaten 131 in the 2010 Test against South Africa also in Dubai.


280 – The 280-run first innings lead taken by Pakistan in this Test is their 2nd highest first innings lead while batting first that didn’t result in a win. The 1987 Oval Test against England ended in a draw in which they took a 476-run lead.

The lead is also the second highest conceded by Australia while batting second and escaping a defeat. They had conceded a 340-run lead to England in the 1902 Birmingham Test in which they were bowled out for just 36.


302 – The number of deliveries faced by Khawaja in the fourth innings. He is only the fifth Australian to bat for more than 300 balls in the 4th innings of a Test match and the first in more than 20 years.


2673 – This game between Pakistan and Australia lasted 2673 deliveries which are the most in any Test match in Asia. The 2014 Sharjah game between Pakistan and Sri Lanka lasted 2642 deliveries.

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