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Bilal Asif becomes 11th Pakistani to get five on debut

Debutant Bilal Asif became the 11th bowler from Pakistan to get five wickets in a Test inning, fetching the third best figures with 6-36 against Australia in Dubai on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old helped Pakistan derail Australia from a solid 142-0 to 202 all out on the second day in the first test, just behind Mohammad Zahid 7-66 against New Zealand at Rawalpindi in 1994 and 7-99 by Mohammad Nazir against New Zealand in Karachi in 1969.

The other bowlers to achieve this milestone include Arif Butt (6-89), Tanvir Ahmed (6-120), Shahid Afridi (5-52), Shahid Nazir (5-53), Wahab Riaz (5-63), Yasir Arafat (5-161), Mohammad Zahid (7-66), Shabbir Ahmed (5-48) and Mohammad Sami (5-36).

Moreover, Mohammad Abbas also shined during the first inning for Pakistan as he dismissed four Australian batsmen for 29 runs. Yasir Shah, whom Australia was considered the major threat, remained wicketless.

Pakistan managed to gain a lead of 280 runs as they dismissed the Kangaroos on 202 runs against their 482 runs in the first inning.

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