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PAK vs AUS Day 5 LIVE: Australia trail by 27 runs – With the first innings yet to get over, the first Test match between Pakistan and Australia at Rawalpindi heads towards a tame draw. Australia still trail by 27 runs as they have scored 449/7 at the end of Day 4. Neither Steve Smith nor Marnus Labuschagne could convert their fifties into a century as Pakistan’s bowlers managed to dismiss them for 90 and 78 respectively. Nauman Ali headlined Day 4 with a four-wicket haul. Follow PAK vs AUS Day 5 Live updates with InsideSport.IN.

PAK vs AUS Day 5 LIVE: First Test heads towards a tame draw as Australia trail first innings by 27 runs – Follow LIVE updates. 

Australia 1st Innings – 449/7 (137 ov)

The Test has lost considerable amount of time with bad weather coming into play. The entire first session yesterday was washed out due to wet outfield and play resumed only by 1.30 pm local time. Resuming the day at 269/2, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne continued to build on their overnight partnership. Labuschagne looked good and was unfortunate to miss out on a century as he was dismissed for 90 by Shaheen Afridi. He chased a widish delivery, only to get the edge that was taken cleanly by a diving Abdullah Shafique at first slip.

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Travis Head, who came into the crease was soon dismissed by Nauman Ali as he attempted a cut only to get a thick edge to the keeper. Cameron Green then joined Steve Smith and the duo stitched a good partnership that took Australia past 350. Steve Smith remained unbeaten on 61 as Australia went into tea with the score at 364/4.

PAK vs AUS Day 5 LIVE: First Test heads towards a tame draw as Australia trail first innings by 27 runs – Follow LIVE updates. 

PAK vs AUS Day 5 LIVE: First Test heads towards a tame draw as Australia trail first innings by 27 runs - Follow LIVE updates. 
PAK vs AUS Day 5 LIVE: First Test heads towards a tame draw as Australia trail first innings by 27 runs – Follow LIVE updates.

After the break, the pair built on a 81-run partnership. Batting on 48, Green suddenly hit on straight to Fawad Alam at mid-wicket to miss out on a well-deserved half-century. Nauman Ali then got another breakthrough as Steve Smith was dismissed for 78 after attempting a sweep that took the edge and Mohammad Rizwan, the wicket-keeper completed the catch. Naseen Shah then bowled a peach of a delivery that rattled the stumps to dismiss Alex Carey. Mitchell Starc and skipper Pat Cummins then played out a solitary over before bad light brought the day to curtains. With 90 overs remaining in the contest, a draw has become inevitable. It remains to be seen how the weather plays out tomorrow.

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PAK vs AUS Day 5 LIVE: First Test heads towards a tame draw as Australia trail first innings by 27 runs – Follow LIVE updates. 

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