Haris Sohail struck his maiden global century as Pakistan piled up 482 runs in their first innings on Day 2 of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Monday. "So it was pleasing to see it come off today, I was able to come on and not go for too many runs and also lucky enough to get a wicket as well", he added.
Sohail and Asad Shafiq (80) put on 150 for the fifth wicket on a placid track at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium as Australia's bowlers toiled in the intense heat.
Australia were allowed to keep their remaining review, however Pakistan were able to build on a solid first innings, standing at 4-341.
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Sohail did to get to three figures though, hitting a six off spinner Jon Holland before cutting him to third man for two to complete his century.
"I've been working really hard with Sri [Cricket Australia consultant Sridharan Sriram] and John Davison back home, making sure we get that length right".
"I can't explain how happy I am to score my first Test hundred", Sohail said. Pakistan lost their last six wickets for 72 runs, including the run outs of Babar Azam (four) and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed for 15. The second and final Test will be played in Abu Dhabi from October 16.