2nd Test, Australia tour of United Arab Emirates 2018, Aus v Pak highlights today – Second test day two from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (U.A.E) Wednesday 17th October 2018. Pakistan scored 282 runs in their first innings with facing 81 overs. The opener of the team Fakhar Zaman scored 94 runs off 198 balls on his debut. He smashed eight boundaries and a maximum in his innings. When his wicket dismissed then it was (58.4 sharp turn again from length, Fakhar plays down the wrong line. Was he expecting the googly? Lunged for it and played way outside. Enough gap for the ball to sneak in to hit him just below the knee roll. There wasn’t much bounce so height was never going to be in question. Ball tracking confirms this would’ve gone on to smash into leg. Australia have a big breakthrough at the stroke of tea. What a disappointment, Fakhar falls short of a maiden century. But he’s played wonderfully well. Rare lapse in concentration with the tea interval imminent. Labuschagne’s legend as a partnership breaker takes another small step. 204/6).
Mohammad Hafeez scored just four runs this time and out. Azhar Ali 15, Haris Sohail has gone with duck as same as Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam. After five wickets down the captain of the team, Sarfraz Ahmed took charge and scored 94 runs. Bilal Asif 12, Yasir Shah 28, Mohammad Abbas 10 and Mir Hamza 4 not out. NM Lyon took four wickets, M Labuschagne three, MA Starc two and remaining one wicket was taken by MR Marsh. Australia scored 145 runs in their first innings with 50.4 overs. UT Khawaja 3, AJ Finch 39, PM Siddle 4, SE Marsh 3, TM Head 14, MR Marsh 13, M Labuschagne 25, TD Paine (c) † 3, MA Starc 34, NM Lyon 2 and JM Holland scored also 2 runs. Mohammad Abbas took five wickets in 12.4 overs with 33 runs, Bilal Asif took three wickets in ten overs and Yasir Shah took one wicket in 19 overs with 59 runs.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
Pakistan team/playing XI
Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (c) †, Bilal Asif, Yasir Shah, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Abbas.
Australia team/playing XI
UT Khawaja, AJ Finch, SE Marsh, MR Marsh, TM Head, M Labuschagne, TD Paine (c) †, MA Starc, PM Siddle, NM Lyon, JM Holland.
Pakistan vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights 2018