first_imgRescuers: Usman Khawaja, Travis Head and Tim PaineResult: DrawReward: The Inbetweeners and pizza!Australia secured an unlikely draw in the first Test of the two-match series against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday.Usman Khawaja’s 141 and captain Tim Paine’s unbeaten 61 helped Australia survive 139.5 overs in enervating heat to ensure the series remains alive to the second match in Abu Dhabi.Chasing a world-record 462 for a victory, Australia were off to a solid start before three quick wickets dented the Tim Paine-led side’s hopes of a draw. From 87/0 to 87/3 with Marsh brothers — Shaun and Mitchell — falling without opening their account, Australia faced a prospect of another collapse.In the first innings, Australia had lost their 10 wickets for 60 runs thanks to debutant Bilal Asif’s six-wicket haul.Pakistan vs Australia, Dubai Test: MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSHowever, Usman Khawaja had other plans. In fact he looked like a man of a mission.Debutant Travis Head, who had failed to score even a single run in the first innings, and joined Khawaja at the crease and the two saw off almost the remaining 18 overs of day 4.Resuming on their overnight score of 136/3, Khawaja and Head batted more freely and put on a 132 run-stand for the fourth wicket. Khawaja was involved in two more important stands of 33 with Marnus Labuschagne and 79 with skipper Paine.Khawaja scored a career-defining 141 off 302 balls an innings that lasted 524 minutes. After his departure, Paine took the onus and batted with the lower-order batsmen and survived the remaining 14 overs of the day.advertisementMitchell Starc and Peter Siddle departed in the 128 over. With Australia 8 wickets down and had to survive the remaining 12 overs, Paine found an able partner in Nathan Lyon as Australia produced one of the bravest fourth innings escapes in the history of the game.READ – I was very nervous: Tim Paine after Australia hold Pakistan for thrilling drawIn the final 6-7 overs on Day 5, Paine and Lyon were involved in a very important conversation. How they will celebrate after the match?”Apparently we’re going to order a pizza tonight (Thursday night), go down to the team room and put The Inbetweeners on. That’s our reward,” Paine said.last_img