Australia survives Pakistan scare - The Hindu

However, the touring side won huge admiration for their dogged fourth innings chase in the day-night Test. Australia prevented a world-record, 490-run chase by Pakistan on Monday to win a gripping first Test by just 39 runs and preserve its 28-year ...and more »

Australia v Pakistan: Usman Khawaja explains hosts not enforcing follow-on at the Gabba - ABC Online

Yet again, Australia has showcased its famous reluctance to enforce a follow-on when in a commanding position of dominance. With Pakistan bowled out for 142, 287 runs behind Australia's first-innings score, the hosts again opted not to enforce the ...and more »

1st Test: Australia Two Wickets from Victory Over Brave Pakistan - News18

Melbourne: Australia were two wickets from victory at the end of day four of the first day-night test against Pakistan on Sunday, but the tourists were buoyed by a feisty fourth innings chase and a brilliant unbeaten century from Asad Shafiq. Pakistan ...and more »

Pakistan's night-time struggles prove pink-ball Tests still a tough pill to swallow for some - ABC Online

Around lunch time on day two, Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland was singing the praises of day-night Test cricket at the Gabba. At about dinner time, Pakistan's batsmen were exposing the flaws in the concept. Australia's seamers bowled ...and more »

Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test Day 4: AUS two wickets away, PAK need 108 - Hindustan Times

Asad Shafiq's 10th Test century, combined with valiant partnerships with Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz, have given Pakistan a sniff at a historic win against Australia in Brisbane. Relive all highlights of first Test day 4 between Australia vs Pakistan ...and more »

Australia on top in Brisbane Test, Azhar Ali provides resistance for Pakistan - Hindustan Times

Azhar Ali provided stiff resistance as Pakistan faced an uphill task to save the Pink Ball Test against Australia in Brisbane. cricket Updated: Dec 17, 2016 20:10 IST. AFP. Australia vs Pakistan. Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon picked up the wickets as ...and more »

Australia declare, set Pakistan mammoth 490 to win Brisbane Test - Hindustan Times

Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja slammed fifties as Australia's lead neared 500 during the dinner session against Pakistan in Brisbane. cricket Updated: Dec 17, 2016 15:03 IST. HT Correspondent Hindustan Times. Australia vs Pakistan ...and more »

Australia face tough road to the Ashes with India and Bangladesh on the road - Courier Mail

It's that time of the year when crystal balls are being polished and fearless predictions abound and you don't have to be a soothsayer to see a volatile year ahead for Steve Smith's Australians. It may be a year before we know what this newly minted ...and more »

Australia v Pakistan: Aussies eventually wrap up nail-biting first-Test victory by 39 runs - ABC Online

History beckoned on day five at the Gabba, as Pakistan's impossible chase quickly became possible, and briefly even probable, before Australia struck quickly to secure a 39-run win. Needing a world-record 490 to win the Test batting fourth, Pakistan's ...and more »

Shafiq leads Pakistan resistance against frustrated Aussies with thrilling ton -

Asad Shafiq celebrates his unbeaten century during the fourth day of the day-night cricket Test match between Australia and Pakistan in Brisbane. ─ AFP. Pakistan made a recovery on the back of a composed, unbeaten century by Asad Shafiq as the team ...and more »