Australia 20-2 in reply to Pakistan's 282 in Abu Dhabi Test

Australia 20-2 in reply to Pakistan's 282 in Abu Dhabi Test

Australia 20-2 in reply to Pakistan's 282 in Abu Dhabi Test

Live Streaming Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test 2018 Day 2: Debutant opener Fakhar Zaman and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed missed hundreds by six runs each but still revived Pakistan on the first day of the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Azhar Ali, who scored just a total of 22 runs in the first Test, could also be promoted up the order to open with Hafeez with leg-spinning all-rounder Shadab Khan possibly coming into the squad to bolster the team's bowling stocks.

Australia's hopes of salvaging a test hurtling towards an early finish crumbled when Marnus Labuschagne (25) was run out in freakish circumstances after lunch.

Abbas, 28, is enjoying a superb series against Australia in Dubai and claimed match figures of 7-85 in the opening Test which ended in a draw. Both batsmen scored 94 runs each.

Fakhar hit seven boundaries in an enterprising knock.

The pace spearhead, who battled debilitating cramps during the drawn first test in Dubai, bowled just four overs on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time) and later spent time fielding in the slips cordon.

England have often been on the rough end of Australian aggression, an approach which culminated in three players, including captain Steve Smith, being banned following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

He was completely unaware that Mitchell Starc, dodgy hamstring and all, was chasing the ball. Abbas became joint second-fastest Pakistani to the milestone of 50 wickets with Waqar Younis, Mohammad Asif and Shabbir Ahmed.

Yasir Shah dismissed Mitchell Marsh with a delivery that took some turn to get the outside edge.

Then, he followed it up with the wicket of Travis Head (14) and left Australia 56/4.

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