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401dThe Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Afridi helps Pakistan draw first blood

A team desperate to erase painful memories of the security situation in their country felt at home in their new, adopted venue, with a four-wicket win against a struggling Australian side in Dubai

414dOsman Samiuddin

A leggie returns

Afridi began cricketing life as a bowler and now he seems finally to have come into full bloom as one

401dAlex Brown

Australians shine but in the wrong place

Australia's embarrassing defeat to Pakistan stemmed in part from a lack of experience and coincided with the free-scoring form of Gilchrist and Hayden in the IPL

401dCricinfo staff

Clarke says Australia not in a spin

Michael Clarke has defended Australia's reputation against spin after Shahid Afridi's career-best figures gave Pakistan a 1-0 lead

401dOsman Samiuddin

A welcome win, no doubt

It really didn't matter that Pakistan chased down their target tonight with all the assurance of a one-legged man roller-skating in quicksand with his hands tied behind his back. It only mattered that they chased them down at all

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st5Kamran AkmalSalman Butt
2nd28Kamran AkmalYounis Khan
3rd48Shoaib MalikKamran Akmal
4th18Shoaib MalikMisbah-ul-Haq
5th39Shahid AfridiMisbah-ul-Haq
6th14Misbah-ul-HaqNasir Jamshed
7th19Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Gul