Day two: Pakistan 97-8 in reply to Australia 429 at stumps

Visitors trail hosts by 332 runs with Sarfraz, Amir holding the fort


Sports Desk December 16, 2016
Misbahul Haq's strong defense was penetrated by Jackson Bird. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan were in shambles on Friday as they ended day two of the first day-night Test against Australi at Gabba on 97-8.

The only batsman to show resistance against the Aussie pacers was Sami Aslam who scored 22 off 100 balls courtesy only two boundaries.

Otherwise, no batsman was able to cope with the extra pace and bounce as soon as the lights were on in Brisbane.

Babar Azam (19 off 41) was the second batsman to enter double figures before edging one to third slip off Josh Hazlewood.



Veteran Younus Khan was dismissed for a first-ball duck as Hazlewood created a chance for his hat-trick.



However, Misbah's defense was impenetrable on the hat-trick ball.



Pakistan were eight down and way behind Australia's first innings total of 429 with Sarfraz Ahmed (31 off 31) and Mohammad Amir (eight off 35) in the middle.



Australia all-out for 429 

Australia, after starting day two of the day-night Test on 288-3, were all-out for against Pakistan at Gabba on Friday.



Captain Steven Smith, who was the star of the first day with a ton, was dismissed for 130 off 222 by Wahab Riaz.


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Peter Handscomb, Smith's overnight partner, completed his maiden ton in only his second Test on day two but couldn't build on it and was bowled by Wahab on 105 off 240 balls.



Apart from Smith and Handscomb's tons, opener Matt Renshaw (71 off 125) was also able to add a half-century to the team's total.


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For Pakistan, Wahab and Amir were the heroes with the pink ball. Both bowlers bagged four wickets each. Meanwhile, leggie Yasir Shah was able to bag two wickets.

COMMENTS (3)

wiserneighbour | 4 years ago | Reply I heard lots of chest thumping before this march.All gone with the wind ):
Pure Ind | 4 years ago | Reply This Pakistani Team will surely create history in Australia !!!
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