Live Cricket Blog: Mohammad Hafeez happy not to have taken drastic steps after Asia Cup omission

Alex Broun 19:25 07/10/2018
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The Sport360 team is in place bringing you the latest cricket news on Sunday.

There is plenty of action to look forward to as the First Test between Pakistan and Australia gets underway in Dubai and the Afghanistan Premier League continues in Sharjah.

As ever, get in touch with us throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook.

7.40pm – Mohammad Hafeez glad not to end his international career after century against Australia

After being recalled to the Test side, the 37-year-old all-rounder spoke on his pain on missing out on the Asia Cup following his ton against the Aussies. Read more here.

Hafeez (l) scored his 10th Test ton.

Hafeez (l) scored his 10th Test ton.

7.15pm: Aaqib Javed praises development programme after Abu Dhabi T20 win

The PSL franchise’s director of cricketer hailed their development programme following their Abu Dhabi T20 victory. Read more on what the 1992 World Cup winner said here.

Lahore

6.52pm: Centurion Mohammad Hafeez and Imam-ul-Haq hand hosts upper hand on day one

Pakistan put their nightmare Asia Cup campaign firmly behind them as they reached 255-3 on the opening day of the first Test against Australia on Sunday.

Batting first in pristine batting conditions, returning batsman Mohammad Hafeez hit his 10th Test century, finishing on 126, while fellow opener Imam-ul-Haq made his best score of 76 as Sarfraz Ahmed’s openers added 205.

For a full report card on the first day’s play click HERE

The new Rawalpindi Express - Haris Rauf

The new Rawalpindi Express – Haris Rauf

2.13: The new Rawalpindi Express arrives in Abu Dhabi

One player who stood out as Pakistan Super League franchise Lahore Qalandars won the inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi T20 tournament was fast bowler Haris Rauf.

The new Rawalpindi Express bowled a great mix of super quick yorkers, full balls and short deliveries during the death overs. He was clocked consistently close to or at 148kph during his spell and troubled the Titans batsmen, including former international Albie Morkel.

To read more on the new Rawalpindi Express CLICK HERE

Sarfraz's men are batting first in Dubai.

Sarfraz’s men are batting first in Dubai.

12.08pm: Pakistan v Australia first Test, day one LIVE: Follow updates from Dubai as Pakistan elect to bat first

Day one of the first Test between Pakistan and Australia has got underway in Dubai on Sunday.

The hosts won the toss and elected to bat first and by lunch had reached 89 without loss with Imam-ul-Haq not out on 36 and the recalled Mohammad Hafeez not out on 48.

Follow our live ball-by-ball coverage HERE.

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