AUSTRALIA stuck with an unchanged eleven and started like a house on fire in the first session of the day.
But Pakistan refused to lie down and a big partnership resurrected their innings and set up a tantalising remainder to the second Test.
When the going gets tough for a cricketer, he has two options in front of him – get even more guarded and take every step with caution or come out all guns blazing. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed chose the latter and it has come at the perfect time for him and the team.
The pressure was on Sarfraz and his boys. Pakistan had failed to win the last four Tests in the UAE following a nail-biting draw in the Dubai Test against the Aussies.