Australia’s Glenn Maxwell plays a shot against Pakistan during their fourth ODI match in Dubai on Friday. Agence France-Presse
Usman Khawaja was all set for his third hundred this month but fell for 98 which lifted Australia to an imposing 327-7 in 50 overs after they were sent into bat on a flat Dubai International Cricket Stadium pitch.
Australia are sniffing an innings victory against a stuttering Pakistan in the first of the three-Test series after a strong all-round performance in Brisbane on Saturday.
After beginning their second innings 340 runs behind Australia and then losing three cheap wickets in the afternoon session on Saturday, the Pakistanis put up stern resistance Sunday before finally succumbing late in the final session.
Chad Brown-trained Shadwell homebred sophomore filly Altaf went into her one-mile maiden special weight on Saturday at Churchill Downs as one worthy of attention.
Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts said the picture was “evolving every day” as he unveiled men’s fixtures against Zimbabwe, the West Indies and Afghanistan, as well as India.
As the world of sports came to a complete halt due to COVID-19, many of its top stars chose to stay on in Dubai, they saluted the emirate’s exemplary response to the pandemic.