New Zealand flag hoisted instead of Australia’s during first day of Dubai Test

first_imgAustralia have not had a great time in the United Arab Emirates so far. If a long toiling day on the field on day one of the first Test versus Pakistan was not enough, their bad times continued off the field as well.Authorities at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, where the first Test between Pakistan and Australia is taking place, goofed up the customary flag hoisting at the stadium.Staff at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium hoisted New Zealand’s flag instead of the Australian one and it was pointed out on Twitter by an Australian journalist Peter Lalor.Pakistan vs Australia: Live updatesThe similarities between the Australian and New Zealand flag are astounding and the staff in Dubai unfortunately became victim of that. The authorities mistook the New Zealand flag with Australia’s and hoisted it on day one of the 1st Test in Dubai (@SinghRasha Photo)On field, Australia came back well in the third session of day one after the hosts put on a massive on a massive opening stand of 205 runs. Mohammad Hafeez and Imam-ul-Haq starred for them as the former scored a fine 126 on his return to the Test side while Imam fell for a well made 76 as Pakistan ended the day on 255/3.Australia came back well after a couple of tough sessions on Day One of the first Test against Pakistan after the hosts elected to bat first and put on a massive opening stand of 205 runs with Mohammad Hafeez scoring a fine 126 in company of Imam-ul-Haq who was looking set for a ton before being dismissed by Nathan Lyon for 76.advertisementOn day two of the match, Pakistan surged ahead thanks to some impressive batting from Haris Sohail and Asad Shafiq, who guided past the 400-run mark with ease. But, unfortunately, Shafiq failed to go on and the fifth-wicket stand of 150 came to an end when he nicked one to Tim Paine of the bowling off debutant Marnus Labuschagne.last_img read more