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The first test of the two-match series between Pakistan and Australia will begin on Wednesday at Dubai international cricket stadium.

PTV Sports will telecast the match live form 11:00 pm. Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first test. Including Saeed Ajmal, Pakistan have also lost frontline Seamers Junaid Khan and Wahab riaz -- both through knee injuries -- and have to rely on uncapped leg-spinner Yasir Shah and two-test left-Armer Zulfiqar Babar, both of whom are likely to play. Australia will also look to include two spinners in nathan lyon and steve o'keefe despite their unimpressive record of losing five of the last six tests in which they played with two spinners. Aussies will hope skipper Michael Clarke anchors the batting after recovering from a hamstring injury sustained two months ago. Clarke failed to get much-needed practice in the 153-run defeat in the four-day tour game against Pakistan 'A' on Sunday, managing just ten and five.

 

Pakistani skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said that seniors players will have to show their responsibility to beat Australia in two test matches series.

Talking to media in Dubai, Misbah said that bowlers will have to adopt aggressive approach in the test series. He said that Dubai wicket is different from others and he is hopeful to regain his form. Misbah said everybody knows that Australia are a top and tough side so we need to play our best players. On the other hand, Australian pacer peter Siddle also said that we would target Misbah and experienced batsman Younis Khan.

 
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