BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) – Australia beat Pakistan by an innings and five runs in the first Test in Brisbane to go 1-0 up in the two match series on Sunday.
After trailing the hosts by 340 runs on the first innings, Pakistan were bowled out for 335 late on the fourth day.
Earlier, Azam reached his second Test century and his first in Australia with an impressive knock.
The elegant right-hander had been in excellent form in the lead-up games but was out to a disappointing shot in the first innings for just one.
However, he was a different player in the second innings and never looked in any trouble until he edged Nathan Lyon to Tim Paine to fall for 104.
It was Azam’s second century in 22 Tests following hie maiden ton against New Zealand in Dubai in November last year.
He shared partnerships of 68 with Shan Masood and 132 with Rizwan as Pakistan battled hard throughout the first two sessions.