1. Australia win first test by 39 runs

Australia win first test by 39 runs

Australia captured Pakistan's last two wickets to win the first day-night test in Brisbane by 39 runs before tea on day five on Monday but the touring side won huge admiration for their dogged fourth innings chase.

By: | Melbourne | Published: December 19, 2016 12:11 PM
Australia, Brisbane, Paceman Mitchell Starc, Asad Shafiq, Yasir Shah, test cricket Australia celebrate victory after defeating Pakistan during play on the final day of the first cricket test between Australia and Pakistan in Brisbane. (AP Photo)

Australia captured Pakistan’s last two wickets to win the first day-night test in Brisbane by 39 runs before tea on day five on Monday but the touring side won huge admiration for their dogged fourth innings chase.

Paceman Mitchell Starc proved the game-breaker, ending a stubborn 71-run partnership between Asad Shafiq and Yasir Shah with a searing delivery that dismissed Shafiq for 137.

Yasir Shah was the last Pakistan wicket to fall when he was run out by Steve Smith with a direct hit for 33. Australia take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

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