Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Prediction

Last updated: October 8th

Match Drawn

  • Date: October 07 – October 11, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 AM IST
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

PAK vs AUS 1st Test Betting Odds

Pakistan – 1.45 BET NOW
Australia – 3.50 BET NOW
Draw – 10.00 BET NOW

Live Betting Tips for AUS vs PAK 1st Test (Day 2)

Nathan Lyon has picked 1 wicket and Peter Siddle has picked 2 in the 1st innings so far. The odds for Peter Siddle to be Australia top bowler 1st innings are set at 2.05 and Nathan Lyon has the odds of 3.25. BET NOW

Pakistan has lost 4 wickets so far, and there are 6 more to go. So, keep an eye out for these odds in the Australia top bowler market. A few wickets for Nathan Lyon and the odds for him could well drop below 2.

Asad Shafiq has come out to bat after the 4th wicket fell and the market for Asad Shafiq total runs 1st innings has higher odds for Over 34.5 runs selection. BET NOW

AUS vs PAK 1st Test

Watch this market for the two safest bets will be the Over 24.5 and Under 34.5 selections. However, there is a possibility that Asad Shafiq could be out for below 25 runs and the Under 24.5 selection that offers the odds of 2.05 could well be a winning bet.

Asad Shafiq hasn’t scored a run in the first 10 balls he’s faced and so his score could be predicted watching the match live.

Here is the market for Pakistan Total Runs – 1st Over to 105th Over 1st innings. Keep in mind that these markets and odds change constantly and the odds displayed here may not be exactly the same.

AUS vs PAK 2 Betting Tips

These markets offer good chances of winning. Watch the market for change in odds while watching the match live and following the score and the batsmen’ play. BET NOW

Set a minimum point of the odds for yourself – the lowest odds that you would bet on. Place your bet as it becomes more and more certain that the team would score Over or Under a particular score that has a selection offered in the market.

The selection may offer lower odds than what it did at the start once it looks more certain. But, this could mean that you do not lose any money and if you want to go for higher odds to win higher returns place your bets a little earlier.

For example, if the odds are for the market, 1st over 115th over, and the over in progress is 101st, this is the time when the odds would be higher for some of the selections and they would drop low as the over in progress goes beyond 105 or 106. BET NOW

Betting Tips

  • Australia has lost the last two test matches they have played against Pakistan in Asia.
  • Pakistan has odds of 1.80 to take lead in the first innings while Australians have odds of 1.90 for the same market. BET NOW
  • Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh share odds of 4.75 to be Australia’s best batsmen while Azhar Ali is likely to be Pakistan’s best batsmen with odds of 4.25 BET NOW
  • Yasir Shah and Shadab Khan lead the race of Pakistan’s best bowlers with odds of 3.00 and 3.50 while Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc have odds of 2.40 and 3.25 upon their shoulders BET NOW
  • Yasir Shah is the top contender for the Man of the Match Award with odds of 6.50 followed by Shadab Khan with odds of 9.00 BET NOW

Our Prediction Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test

Pakistan is favourites to win the 1st Test Match

After a short hiatus of two months the Australian cricket team would start its long season taking on Pakistan in the 1st Test Match of their tour to UAE. Led by Tim Pane this would incidentally be Australia’s first Test series after the infamous ball tampering scandal that rocked the cricketing world in March this year leading to the removal of then skipper Steven Smith and his deputy David Warner. Pane and his men would have to play as much to end their woes in Asia as they need to for the pride and love of their fans. For the hosts who come in this series after a humiliating campaign in the Asia Cup this is a great chance to get back to winning habits. With both sides having lot to play for it promises to be a thrilling contest in the hot and humid conditions of Dubai.










Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed would hope his side can put behind the upset in Asia Cup behind and take advantage from the fact that they have spent good two weeks in Dubai during the ODI tournament. He would know that the Australians don’t enjoy the best of records playing in Asia and this is surely one of the weakest sides to be touring this part of the world in recent memory. He would however be wary of the fact that Pakistan team tends to wear the unpredictability hat with pride and most of his batsmen have been throwing their wickets away in the recent games. With playing conditions in his team’s favour and Australia’s recent controversies he would hope his side to go for the kill in the 1st Test Match.

Batting wise Pakistan has a good opening pair in Azhar Ali and Imam-ul-Haq. With Fakhar Zaman in the squad it would be interesting to see if he gets his debut. Haris Sohail, Babar Azam and Sarfraz Ahmed make a strong middle order. With Mohammad Hafeez back in the squad after two long years he should make it to the side as his inclusion also strengthens the bowling attack. In the bowling department Mohammad Abbas would lead the pace attack alongside Hasan Ali. Yasir Shah and Shadab Khan would handle the spin attack for Pakistan and it is their bowling that the captain would depend on to fox the Australians who are likely to have trouble facing two spinners who complement each other in these conditions.


Tim Paine would be aware of the fact that his side has to deal with triple whammy – the absence of Smith and Warner which dents heavy blow to their batting, secondly they have had problems facing spinners in Asia and third of course is the harsh weather in Dubai as witnessed during the recently concluded Asia Cup. But the skipper would be proud with the way his side played in the practice game against Pakistan A where they put up a mammoth score with the bat and bundled out Pakistan A in the first innings easily. It would be a test of character for the Aussie squad as they would like to put the horrors of the last test series behind and try to win this Test Match and take a lead in the 2-Test series.

The batting for the team has fared well in the practice match with openers Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch scoring runs. Shaun Marsh looked settled at No. 3 and so did Travis Head in the middle order. But the standout performance came from Mitchell Marsh which makes quite a formidable batting line-up for the side. As far as the side’s bowling is concerned the skipper would be happy to see Nathan Lyon doing what is expected from him in the series. With Mitchell Starc and Michael Neser opening the bowling the side has a good attack while Jon Holland would be expected to share the burden of the bowling in these spin-friendly conditions with the experience Lyon.

There is no team that plays as competitively as the Australians do but given that they are missing out on their biggest starts and Pakistan’s familiarity with these conditions the hosts definitely find themselves nose ahead against the Aussies going into the 1st Test Match.

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