PAK vs AUS -2nd Test
Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Toss: Pakistan (Elected to bat)
Run Rate: 3.45
Status: Day 1: Stumps
Last 5 Ovs: 19/0
RR: 3.8 4s: 1 6s: 0
PAK 1 Inn: 304/2
Pakistan 304/2 (88 ov)
Australia face a daunting task ahead. With only 2 wickets down, Pakistan will look to pile up as many runs as possible in the first innings. On the other hand, Australia will try to pick some quick wickets to apply the brakes on scoring. So, who will dominate the proceedings on Day 2? Join us tomorrow to find out. Till then, take care.
Australian bowling didn't look sharp enough. Also, they didn't quite latch onto the half chances that came their way and they can only blame themselves for the slip ups in the field. With the pitch being spinner friendly, it was a good toss to win and both Azhar Ali and Younis have made good use of the conditions on Day 1. Younis has now achieved a hat-trick of hundreds in the series. He was well supported by Ali, who was a little slow to start off, but picked up pace after getting to his fifty.
Stumps, Day 1: Pakistan will be extremely happy with how things have gone their way all through the day. With two centurions still at the crease, they will look to mount a huge total on the board. Australia have been clueless today. At least in Dubai, they managed to keep a lid on the scoring. However, in this game, Pakistan have scored at a pretty decent rate, getting to 304 in 88 overs.
The umpires have decided to call it a day as the light is a little too low for play to continue.
87.6 M Marsh to Younis Khan, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and dabs it towards deep backward point for another single
87.5 M Marsh to Azhar Ali, 3 runs, this is great batting from Ali. He brings up his 6th Test hundred with this three. This is also his first century against Australia. It was a length delivery outside off, Ali drives it towards deep extra cover, the batsmen take another three
87.4 M Marsh to Azhar Ali, no run, shortens the length a little, Ali pushes it back towards the stumps at the other end, it was dead straight from Ali