Pakistan Vs Australia: Pak Scores 144 for Two With Eight-wickets in Hand Against Australia
Pakistan will being their second turn in Abu Dhabi, on 144 for two on the third day of the second test match against Australia.
Pakistan currently has a lead number of runs of 281 with Azhar Ali not out on 54 and Haris Sohail not out on 17.
Pakistan is currently in great status with eight wickets in hand, and are in a position to force a 1-0 lead in the two-match series just after the first Test concluded in a fighting draw in Dubai last week.
Mohammad Abbas, a medium pacer, has registered a five-wicket haul to get back Pakistan’s dominating position in Abu Dhabi after bowling out Australia for a paltry 145 runs.
Abbas finished with five for 33 to give Pakistan a 137-run lead in the first innings on the second day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Azhar, who had disappointing scores of 18, four and 15 in the last three innings, hit three boundaries.
But hero of the match was still debutant Fakhar Zaman who lifted Pakistan with a brilliant 66 following up his 94 in the first innings, before giving a return catch to Nathan Lyon who took an evasive action but still managed to hold onto the ball.
Mohammad Hafeez scored a hundred in the drawn first Test, however, gave off a lazy shot off pacer Mitchell Starc, caught at short mid-off for six.
Abbas, whose first wicket of the match made him the joint second fastest Pakistani to 50 wickets, gave Pakistan an early wicket in the fourth over of the day, removing Marsh with a catch in the slip.
He then had Head caught in the second slip to leave Australia at 56 for four.
Leg-spinner Yasir made it 75 for five with the wicket of Mitchell Marsh, caught close to the wicket for 13 before Australia lose two more to reach lunch at 91 for seven.