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Pakistan dominate day-night Dubai Test

Fast bowler Mohammad Sami has joined Pakistan's Asia Cup and World Twenty20 squads.
Pakistan dominate day-night Dubai Test
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Pakistan openers Azhar Ali and Sami Aslam decimated the West Indies with a double-century stand as their team cruised to 1-279 on the opening day of the second ever day-night Test in Dubai.

Azhar marked Pakistan's 400th Test with an unbeaten 146, hitting 14 boundaries. Aslam made 90, missing out on his maiden hundred in his fifth Test after captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat.

Both batsmen shared a 215-run partnership in nearly five hours, before Aslam was bowled by off-spinner Roston Chase for the West Indies' lone success.

The inexperienced West Indies bowlers struggled with the pink ball, often appearing to go through the motions on a flat pitch. Azhar and Aslam batted resolutely and were hardly troubled.

Pakistan awarded debuts to 21-year-old Babar Azam, who scored three successive centuries in the preceding one-day international series, and left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz.

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