Nathan Lyon

Pakistan A 247 for 6 (Abid 83 *, Aslam 51, Lyon 5-87) v Australia

Nathan Lyon at his delivery step AFP

The possibilities of Australia against Pakistan in the next series will depend on his ability to play the spinning ball. But as they showed in a fascinating series against India last year, their own spinning resources should not be played, and Nathan Lyon continued that narrative with a five for the first day of the team's warm-up. party in Dubai. The final pitcher finished with figures of 36-5-87-5, following the conversation last week when he said he would get ugly if necessary to put his team on top.

Pakistan A also had some good players, with starting pitcher Sami Aslam a smooth half-century ago and No. 3 Abid Ali batting for more than 80 overs to finish unbeaten in 83 of 254 installments. Despite these two promising performances, the score at the end of the day was 247 averages for 6.

Mitchell Starc also provided good news for Australia, surpassing 17 jobs in its first competitive outing since March 2018. All 28 years old fast bowler suffered a tibial stress fracture on the tour to South Africa and has since been in the bank, recovering. Selected for this tour, Starc will lead an Australian rhythm attack that will not have Pat Cummins or Josh Hazlewood and it is in light of that fact that Lyon's form becomes doubly important. He caused three of his five victims to be trapped and thrown balls. All of them were first-rate hitters, including Aslam, who dropped by 51. Left spin Jon Holland played the support act and secured an important postulate as well – that of Asad Shafiq, who played a gallant century on the night of day 2016 in Brisbane to almost pursue a goal of 490.


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