FORMER Hampshire all-rounder Glenn Maxwell’s wait for a third Test cap is over.
The Australian has been included in his country’s side for the second Test against Pakistan – his first appearance at that level since March 2013.
But Maxwell, right, and his team-mates endured a frustrating first day in the field after Michael Clarke lost the toss.
Younis Khan’s third successive century and a matching hundred from Azhar Ali put Pakistan in control.
Younis, having underpinned his side’s victory in the series opener with knocks of 106 and 103 not out, was again in imperious form in Abu Dhabi, unbeaten on 111 by stumps.
The 36-year-old was ably assisted by Ali (101no) as Pakistan reached 304 for two.
Younis’ efforts made him only the fourth Pakistani to achieve the feat of three tons in a row and the second of any nationality to do so against Australia, following England’s Herbert Sutcliffe into the history books.
Maxwell (0-36 off eight overs) was one of eight bowlers used by Clarke.
Source : DailyEcho