Newcomer Bilal Asif rocks Australia in first Test

Tim Paine leads Australia into their first Test series since the ball-tampering affair erupted in South Africa in March

An early Peter Siddle breakthrough was the only highlight of the day, bowling nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas on day two.

Haris Sohail struck his maiden global century as Pakistan piled up 482 runs in their first innings on Day 2 of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Monday.

It was a total contrast from the pre-lunch session when Australia - resuming at 30-0 - reached 137 without loss with both Usman Khawaja and debutant Aaron Finch defying Pakistani spinners during their resistance-packed stand.

Asif finished the day with 6 wickets and an economy of 1.67.

If you look at Australia's current playing XI in Dubai, they have three debutants - Travis Head, Aaron Finch, and Marnus Labuschagne.

In a spell of 22 balls Asif took four wickets as Australia slumped to 180-5 by tea.

Asif´s feats on debut had only been bettered by fast bowler Mohammad Zahid (7-66 vs New Zealand in Rawalpindi in 1994) and spinner Mohammad Nazir (7-99 against New Zealand in Karachi in 1969).

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Mitchell Starc, who toiled for over 32 overs and gave away 90 runs, finally got his first wicket when last man Yasir Shah got a thin edge while Siddle had Bilal Asif clean bowled.

Before Asif´s brilliance Abbas had forced Finch to drive straight into the hands of Asad Shafiq at short mid-on. Usman Khawaja covered the line of the ball bowled by Yasir and that blinded Sarfraz Ahmed, who couldn't gather the ball down the leg in order to stump the batsman.

Asif has figures of 4-28 in 17 overs.

Khawaja, the Pakistan-born batsman, improved upon his previous best score in Asia of 26, made against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2011, by reaching his 13th Test half-century.

Imam, meanwhile, used his feet well against the spinners and smashed seven boundaries and two sixes to notch up his second Test fifty, before being caught behind by Paine off the tireless Lyon.

It was for the eighth time in Test cricket both the captains also kept wickets and the last time this happened was in September 2014 - Denesh Ramdin and Mushfiqur Rahim at Gros Islet.

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