Imam-ul-Haq created a Test record and his opening partner Abdullah Shafique hit a maiden hundred as Pakistan’s first home Test against Australia in 24 years ended in a tense draw in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Imam-ul-Haq was the Player of the Match for scoring hundred in both the innings. He said that he has been working hard for the last couple of years and he feels good to score centuries in both the innings, especially against a team like Australia.

Shafique finished on 136 as Pakistan were 252 without loss when the match ended without a result.


The home team led by 208 runs after dismissing Australia for 459 in the morning session. Pakistan declared 476-4 in their first innings.

Left-arm spinner Nauman Ali grabbed four wickets on Monday and finished with career-best figures of 6-107 in 38.1 overs — his third five-wicket haul in eight Tests. Shaheen Afridi bowled really well.

The second Test of the series will begin on Saturday, March 12.


The Australian cricket team is in Pakistan for its first tour of the country in 24 years.

Pakistani authorities aren’t taking any risks and have deployed 4,100 security personnel, army snipers and road closures for the players.