Austrakia replied strong after opener David Warner and Usman Khawaja lead surge against Pakistan bowling attack. Hosts finished for 278 for the loss of two wickets. Warner’s innings off 143 balls consisted 17 fours and one six. This was his 17th Test hundred and first at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Usman Khawaja, who came at number three, played a crucial innings as he went on to score his seventh half-century and remained unbeaten at 95. Khawaja struck 13 fours while Australian skipper Steve Smith (10*) smashed two fours at the stumps on Day 3 of the second Test match between Australia and Pakistan in Melbourne. Earlier, Pakistan in it’s first innings rode on Azhar Ali’s imperious double hundred as they declared on 443 for 9. Azhar became the first Pakistan batsman to score a double hundred in Australia and first Pakistan batsman to score two doube hundreds in a year. Mohammad Amir scored quick 29 before he was caught behind off Mitchell Starc. And tail-ender Sohail Khan scored his maiden half-century as he smashed six fours and four sixes.
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