PAK Vs AUS, 2nd Test: Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey Punish Pakistan On Day 2 - Highlights

Catch Day 2 highlights and cricket scores of second Pakistan vs Australia Test match in Karachi. Australia reached 505/8 at stumps.

Australia's Alex Carey plays a shot on Day 2 of the second Test against Pakistan in Karachi.

Australia continue to dominate Pakistan in the second Test with Usman Khawaja hitting 160 runs at the National Stadium, Karachi Sunday. The 33-year-old was involved in crucial stands with nightwatchman Nathan Lyon and Travis Head before getting out in the 131st over. Alex Carey then took over for the visitors, hitting 93 off 159. Australia resumed the day on 251/3 and finished on 505/8 in 180 overs to stamp their authority on a seemingly docile top. For Pakistan, Faheem Ashraf and Sajid Khan have got two wickets each so far. Catch Day 2 highlights and cricket scores of PAK vs AUS, 2nd Test:

5:41 PM IST: Stumps

Babar Azam with the final over of the day. Mitchell Starc takes a single off the first, then Pat Cummins manages the remaining five. AUS - 505/8 (180)

5:35 PM IST: Babar Strikes

500 up for Australia in the 177th over, bowled by Sajid Khan, and Babar Azam introduces himself into the attack. And the skipper does the trick. Alex Carey (93 off 159) is bowled. 39 runs and one wicket in the last 60 balls. Pat Cummins joins Mitchell Starc (26 off 93). Two overs to go. AUS - 503/8 (177.6)

5:27 PM IST: Carey Nears Ton

Nauman Ali continues. Alex Carey takes a single off the first ball, then hits a four, sweeping past leg slip. A single off the fourth and Carey reaches 90 off 154. Seven from the over. Four overs remaining in the day. AUS - 496/7 (176)

5:13 PM IST: 33 In Last Ten

Nauman Ali continues with his 43rd over. Three from it. His figures: 43-6-106-1. 33 runs in the last ten overs. Eight overs remaining in the day. AUS - 476/7 (172)

4:44 PM IST: 450 Up

Shaheen Afridi returns for his 29th over. Alex Carey hits the last two balls for back-to-back fours. Nine from it. 450 up for Australia and a 50-run stand. Carey and Mitchell Starc are unbeaten on 60 and 14 runs respectively. 15 overs remaining. AUS - 457/7 (165)

4:31 PM IST: Drinks

Sajid Khan on with his 48th over. A maiden to Alex Carey. Sajid's figures so far: 48-10-126-2. Carey and Mitchell Starc's stand is blooming, now worth 38 in 107 balls. AUS - 443/7 (163)

4:20 PM IST: Fifty

Nauman Ali on with his 40th over. Alex Carey takes a single off the first and his second test fifty (104 balls, three fours and a six). AUS - 435/7 (159.1)

4:15 PM IST: Dropped

Nauman Ali with his 39th over, and he dropped Mitchell Starc off the fifth ball. A relatively easy caught&bowled chance. Starc on 3 off 33. 16 runs in the last 10 overs. AUS - 427/7 (158)

4:08 PM IST: Carey Continues

Spin from both ends. Nauman Ali on with his 38th over. A single off the third as Alex Carey plays it to square leg. In the previous over, Sajid Khan leaked three runs. Carey (40) and Mitchell Starc (3) are in a 20-run stand. AUS - AUS 425/7 (156)


3:47 PM IST: Afridi Wicketless

Shaheen Afridi with his 27th over. Lot of movement in the air but Mitchell Starc doing very well, and two runs from it, including a no ball for overstepping. Afridi's figures: 27-8-74-0. AUS - 413/7 (150)

3:34 PM IST: Post-tea Session Starts

Sajid Khan with the first over after tea. A maiden to Alex Carey (26 off 61). 33 overs remaining in the day's play. 32 runs and one wicket in the last ten overs. AUS - 407/7 (147)

3:13 PM IST: Tea

Two singles from Nauman Ali's three remaining deliveries in the over. And tea on Day 2. 29 overs, 75 runs and three wickets in the session. Pakistan fought back. Alex Carey and Mitchell Starc are the unbeaten batters on 26 and 1 respectively. AUS - 407/7 (146)

3:10 PM IST: Green Goes

A length ball and a bit of turn as Nauman Ali gets his first wicket. Cameron Green is bowled for 28 off 73. Mitchell Starc is the new batter. AUS - 405/7 (145.3)

2:59 PM IST: 400 Up

Nauman Ali on with his 35th over. Alex Carey takes a single off the fifth ball and 400 up for Australia. Six from the over. Nauman's figures: 35-5-88-0. AUS - 400/6 (144)

2:42 PM IST: Faheem Continues

Faheem Ashraf bowling in tandem with Sajid Khan. Five runs from Faheem's 21st over. Alex Carey (12 off 27) and Cameron Green (17 off 55) looking the build a stand. AUS - 380/6 (138)

2:32 PM IST: Bumrah Fifer

In Bengaluru, India have dismissed Sri Lanka for 109 in 35.5 overs with Jasprit Bumrah taking five wickets. India have taken an innings lead of 143.

2:29 PM IST: Rare Foutr

Alex Carey hits Sajid Khan for a four for the first boundary in ten overs. Five runs from Sajid's 34th over. AUS - 370/6 (135)

2:03 PM IST: Standing Ovation

Usman Khawaja is finally out. Bowled by a Sajid Khan beauty. Rips one off the surface and hits the off stump. A dream delivery for the off-spinner. The Aussie opener goes for 160 off 369 balls. Truly, a marathon innings. AUS - 360/6 (130.2)

1:45 PM IST: 1/91 For Sajid

Wicket-taker Sajid Khan continues with his 29th over. A maiden to Cameron Green (1 off 16). Khan's figures: 1/91. 20 runs and one wicket in the last ten overs in Karachi. AUS - 349/5 (125)

1:28 PM IST: Wicket

Low and straight. Sajid Khan traps Travis Head in front. A 43-run stand is broken. Original decision out and review shows the ball hitting left. Umpire's call. Head goes for 23 off 48. Cameron Green is the new batter. AUS - 347/5 (120.2)

1:24 PM IST: Byes

Shaheen Afridi on with his 23rd over. Starts with four byes, beating both Usman Khawaja and Mohammad Rizwan with an inswinger. Six from the over. 30 runs in the last ten overs. AUS - 343/4 (120)

1:11 PM IST: Play Resumes

Players are back for the post-lunch session. Shaheen Afridi to resume the proceedings. Travis Head to take the strike.


12:32 PM IST: Lunch

Sajid Khan with the last over before lunch. A maiden to Usman Khawaja. 27 runs, 81 runs and one wicket (that of Nathan Lyon) in the session. Australia in command, and Khawaja, unbeaten on 155 off 339, in the driver's seat. His stand with Travis Head (14 off 34) is 28 in 70. AUS - 332/4 (117)

12:11 PM IST: Another Milestone

Usman Khawaja takes a single off the 112th over, and it's 150 for the opener. AUS - 318/4 (111.1)

12:06 PM IST: Hasan Back

Hasan Ali returns for his 16th over and another maiden, his 6th in the match. Usman Khawaja, unbeaten on 146 off 317, happy to block. AUS - 313/4 (110)

11:48 AM IST: Lyon Out

Faheem Ashraf cleans up Nathan Lyon to end a 54-run stand. Middle stump. Lyon goes for 38 off 62. Travis Head is the new batter. AUS - 304/4 (105.2)

11:40 AM IST: 300 Up

Faheem Ashraf with the first over after drinks break. A huge shout for LBW against Nathan Lyon off the second. Missing leg. Lyon is unbeaten on 37, and his stand with Usman Khawaja is now worth 52 in 92 balls. AUS - 302/3 (104)

11:19 AM IST: 100th Over

Faheem Ashraf with the 100th over of the innings. Four dots and Usman Khawaja gets a streaky four, to third man, beating the cordon. Soft hands. Khawaja now unbeaten on 138. AUS - 293/3 (100)

Meanwhile, Pakistan wasted a review in the previous over, desperately asking for an LBW against Khawaja. Nauman Ali delivery pitched outside off.


10:53 AM IST: Lyon Bats

Hasan Ali continues. Four dots, then a single to mid-wicket as Nathan Lyon flicks with some conviction. A dot to end the over. The stand is now worth 15 in 36. AUS - 265/3 (95)

10:39 AM IST: First Runs

Shaheen Afridi on with his 18th over. Nathan Lyon plays the first ball past gully for a couple. First runs of the day. And a single off the last ball. AUS - 254/3 (92)

10:34 AM IST: Play Resumes

Hasan Ali resumes the proceedings on Day 2. A maiden to Usman Khawaja. AUS - 251/3 (91)

Day 2 Preview

Having toiled for most of Day 1 on a pitch that looks quite batting friendly, Pakistan will bank on the second new ball to restrict Australia from amassing a big total in the Karachi Test.

There was a hint of reverse swing in the final session on Saturday and with the pitch expected to break up from Day 3, Sunday will be a good day to score as many runs as possible.

Australia's openers took advantage of a rather listless Pakistan bowling attack as Usman Khawaja (unbeaten on 127 off 266 balls) and David Warner (36 off 48) put on a brisk 82-run stand to grab the initiative.

It was the 159-run third-wicket stand between Khawaja and Steve Smith (72) that was the centrepiece of the Australian first innings before Pakistan broke it with the second new ball when Faheem Ashraf took a brilliant one-handed low catch in the slips to dismiss Smith off Hasan Ali (1 for 31).


Australia bat deep and if Pakistan want to make a mark in this Test, their bowlers will have to deliver on Sunday.

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