DUBAI, Oct 7: Opener Mohammad Hafeez celebrated his recall with an impressive century as Pakistan dominated the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Sunday.
Pakistan were 255-3 at the close of play, with Haris Sohail unbeaten on 15 and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas one not out as Australian bowlers toiled away with little success on a flat Dubai Stadium pitch.
Hafeez, a late inclusion in the squad after a double hundred in a domestic match, led the run-feast with a knock of 126 � his 10th Test hundred � during a 278-minute stay at the crease and put on 205 runs for the opening stand with Imam-ul-Haq, who made a career best 76.
Pakistan 1st Innings: Imam-ul-Haq c Paine b Lyon 76, Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Siddle 126, Azhar Ali c Starc b Holland 18, Haris Sohail not out 15, Mohammad Abbas not out 1. Extras: (b 1, lb 16, nb 2) 19. Total: (For 3 wickets in 90 overs) 255. Fall of wickets: 1-205, 2-222, 3-244. Bowling: MA Starc 21-6-66-0, PM Siddle 15-7-23-1, NM Lyon 33-10-63-1, JM Holland 18-1-72-1, M Labuschagne 2-0-9-0, MR Marsh 1-0-5-0. � PTI