Pakistan were at 255/3 as they ended the first day of the first Test against Australia in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday. The Green Shirts won the toss and decided to bat first. By the time the teams broke for tea, Hafeez and Imam had both settled well on the crease. However, two wickets fell rapidly and both openers departed soon after at 127 and 76 respectively. Azhar Ali, who replaced Imam on the crease, faced 80 balls but only managed to put 18 runs on the board. He was replaced on the crease by Mohammad Abbas in the 87th over.