Pakistan vs Australia: Australia steady at 30/0 after end of Day 2

Pakistan vs Australia: Australia steady at 30/0 after end of Day 2

Haris Sohail's maiden international 100 lifted Pakistan to a first innings total of 482 on Day 2 of the first Test against Australia.

Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Day 2 Live
Pakistan were dismissed on 482 on Day 2 of first Test against Australia. (Source:

Haris Sohail’s maiden international 100 lifted Pakistan to a first innings total of 482 on Day 2 of the first Test against Australia. In response, a new-look Aussie were left with plenty of work to do after reaching 30,0 after day two of the first Test. The pitch however, continues to assist the batsmen and we may well be in for a run feast on the third day. Join us for more live action.

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Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Day 2: Highlights 


So its stumps on Day 2. Australia ends the day on 30/0 after 13 overs. Aaron Finch (13) and Usman Khawaja (17) are unbeaten at the crease.  Earlier Pakistan were bowled out for 482.  Haris Sohail scored a fine hundred but after his departure Pakistan collapsed quickly.  Peter Siddle was the best Australian bowler with figures of 3/58 while Nathan Lyon, Labuschagne and Jon Holland chipped in with wickets.

Australia off to a steady start

10 overs have been bowled and Australia off to a steady start. Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja have hardly put a step wrong. Mohammad Abbas and Wahab Riaz have been taken off after an initial burst. Spinners Yasir Shah and Mohammad Hafeez.

Australia resume

Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch are at the crease. Khawaja is on strike. Mohammad Abbas will open the attack. Lets play!

Pakistan all out for 482

So the departure of Haris Sohail triggered a mini collapse for Pakistan as the innings folded up for 482. Sarfraz Ahmed went first and was followed by Bilal Asif and Yasir Shah. For Australia, Peter Siddle was the best bowler with figures of 3/58


Haris Sohail departs for 110 and Lyon has his second. Tossed up outside off and spun a bit, Sohail was backing away on the dab, got cramped for room and all he could get to it was a thick inside edge. Paine gets across and completes the catch. Seventh wicket falls for Pakistan


MAIDEN TEST TON FOR HARIS SOHAIL! Raises his bat and gets a warm applause from the dressing room. A big hug from skipper Sarfraz and the traditional sajda. First of many? Looks like it. 


Soon after the Tea break, Babar Azam departs cheaply. Sohail came down the track and played it uppishly to the square of the two fielders at mid-wicket. Labuschagne goes after the ball and his throw to the keeper's end is bang on money. Paine whips off the bails with Babar short by at least a yeard. Pakistan are 418/6, Azam goes back for 4


WICKET ON DEBUT FOR LABUSCHAGNE! Mainly in the side as a batsman, the leg spinner strikes before scoring his first run. Plenty of flight to it and the movement gets the outside edge. Paine takes a brilliant catch, under this intense heat, and celebrates emphatically. Shafiq departs for 80. 

Australia Review

Sohail comes down the track to Nathan Lyon, but his bat is behind the pad and the ball strikes the pad first. Australia make a strong appeal. Enough to go for the review. Third umpire confirms there's no shot being played ruling out the need for the UltraEdge. Pitching outside off, impact is on middle and going on to hit the middle stump. Three reds. BUT, Sohail stepped far enough down the pitch (three metres) to reverse the decision in favour of the batsman. It will stay with umpire's call


Within balls of each other, Haris Sohail and Asad Shafiq bring up their fifties. Shafiq gets there first, having played for a shorter period in comparison with Sohail. 

New ball!

Immediately after the Lunch break, Australia take the new ball. Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon to operate with it. Here we go!


At Lunch on Day 2, Pakistan are 329/4. 74 runs from that session, 1 wicket (of the nightwatchman) and new ball still due. Asad Shafiq on 43, Haris Sohail on 46 (from 132 balls!!)


DRINKS! An hour of play in Dubai today, just 19 runs from 14 overs. New ball still due after 104 overs of toil. Under the searing heat, incredible that Australia's bowlers have continued to strive and work hard. Just the one wicket so far - that of the nightwatchman


The last two Pakistan boundaries have come off the outside edge. Both times Haris Sohail off Mitchell Marsh and on last ball of the over. Both times just beating Paine and running away for a boundary


HALLELUJAH! Haris Sohail pushes a Siddle delivery wide of cover for a single. First run in 29 balls. The first 10 overs in the morning have produced just 6 runs!


Mohammad Abbas walks back after scoring 1! On length from Siddle, moved away after pitching, away movement is too much for Abbas and ends up playing down the wrong line. Doesn't get the outside edge but hits the bail on its way. 

Pakistan vs Australia Live

Hello and Good Morning! Welcome to our live coverage of Pakistan's opening Test against Australia in Dubai. Was a bit of a bore on the opening day with batsmen going about their business slowly and yet efficiently. At close, Pakistan were three down thanks to their absurd shot selection. They will resume from 255/3 with Haris Sohail and Mohammad Abbas in the middle

Mohammad Hafeez marked his return to Test cricket with a century as Pakistan reached 255/3 at stumps on the first day of the series-opening Test match against Australia on Sunday. Veteran all-rounder Hafeez, playing in his first Test since 2016 and his 51st overall, frustrated Australia en route to his 10th century before being trapped in front of the wicket for 126 by pace bowler Peter Siddle in the final session. His fellow opener Imam-ul-Haq was a lot more aggressive in his knock of 76, as the first-wicket pair added 205 runs after Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat on a dry wicket at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Australia's attack then tightened things up after the two openers were back in the dressing room. Haris Sohail was batting on 15 with night watchman Mohammad Abbas on one at the end of the day's play.

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