Rahat Ali

Bats .

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He did not take a wicket in his first Test, but collected 6-127 in the first innings of his second. 

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Multan, Punjab



Rookie left-arm fast bowler Rahat Ali was given a last-minute chance to live his ICC Cricket World Cup dream when he was called into the Pakistan squad to replace the injured Junaid Khan in the Pakistan side.

At the time of his inclusion Ali had played just one one-day international, against Sri Lanka in 2012, where he took 0-34.

He was called into the team after a productive start to the year on the domestic circuit.

Ali's career on the Test arena has been more prolific, with the bowler playing 11 matches since making his five-year debut in 2013.

He was part of the Pakistan team which met Australia and New Zealand in Dubai late last year, twice picking up four-wicket hauls against the Black Caps.

Extended highlights: Pakistan nervy again under lights

Pakistan remained in control of their tour match against a Cricket Australia XI, but lost four top-order wickets in the final session of day two

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Watch all the CA XI wickets

Watch all 10 wickets after Pakistan quicks Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali and Wahab Riaz collected three scalps apiece in their warm-up in Cairns

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Amir destroys CA XI with swing masterclass

Pakistan pace pair Mohammad Amir and Rahat Ali took four wickets in three overs to leave the CA XI reeling at 4-3 on day one of their pink-ball warm-up in Cairns

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Pakistan lacking variety: Fleming

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In a nutshell: Aussies in control in Brisbane

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