Ahmed Shehzad reaches half-century

Ahmed Shehzad scores his half-century as Pakistan take a commanding lead into lunch on the fourth day.

Ahmed Shehzad's half-century provided Pakistan with a strong start to the fourth day's action against Australia, conceding just one wicket at lunch.

Pakistan started the day 189 runs ahead of the Australians with all 10 wickets in hand.

Ahmed Shehzad of Pakistan celebrates as he reaches his century during day four of the First Test between Pakistan and Australia at Dubai International Stadium at Dubai International Stadium on October 25, 2014© Getty Images

However, it only took 11 overs for Australia to get their first wicket as Brad Haddin caught Azhar Ali off the bowling of Steve O'Keefe, with the opener scoring 30 runs.

Shehzad reached 50 not long before the break as Pakistan creept closer to the 300 mark after scoring 78 runs collectively this session.

Pakistan lead 116-1, with the gap slowly increasing for the Aussies.

Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson celebrates with teammates after dismissing England batsman Joe Root on the fourth day of the third Ashes cricket Test match in Perth on December 16, 2013
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