Australia's Usman Khawaja celebrates his century during their test match against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday
Australia's Usman Khawaja celebrates his century during their test match against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday

Usman Khawaja entered his name into the record books on Thursday  as he anchored the greatest save in Australian Test history with the defining performance of his career.

In one of the most thrilling finishes to a Test in recent memory, Australia’s second last pairing Tim Paine and Nathan Lyon hung on for the dramatic 13 over final stretch to secure a draw for the ages against Pakistan in Dubai.

Paine produced a stunning captain’s knock of 61 off 194 and No.10 Lyon stuck around for an unbeaten 5 off 34 as Australia finished 8-362 off a record 140 overs and ensured they go into the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi next week with their belief sky-high.


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