PAK Vs AUS, 2nd Test: Australia End Day 3 At 81/1, Extend Lead To 489 Runs - Highlights

For first two days, Australia dominated with the bat, while on Day 3 it was their bowling that stole the show. Follow PAK vs AUS highlights.

Australia have dominated Karachi Test against Pakistan so far. Follow PAK vs AUS Day 3 highlights.

After resuming at 505 for eight on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test against Pakistan, Australia scored 556/9 before declaring their innings and then bundling out the hosts for 148, taking a first-innings lead of 408 runs. Mitchell Starc returned figures of 3/29 while Mitchell Swepson sclaped two for 32. In the next innings, Australia reached 81/1 by the end of day's play, extending their lead to 489 runs. Follow highlights of the second Test between PAK vs AUS.

06:04 PM IST: Stumps

That is Stumps on Day 3. Australia end at 81/1, leading by 489 runs. Usman Khawaja walks back unbeaten on 35 while Marnus Labuschagne is 37 not out.

AUS 81/1 (17)

05:35 PM IST: Australia Off To Good Start

Australia are scoring at a good rate despite losing Warner early.

AUS 42/1 (10)

05:18 PM IST: Wicket

David Warner loses his wicket to Hasan Ali as Fawad Alam took a good catch at gully.

AUS 20/1 (5.2)

05:13 PM IST: Decent Start For Australia

This is a decent start for Australia. Warner is 5 not out and Khawaja is unbeaten on 13.

AUS 18/0 (5)

04:52 PM IST: Australia Bat Again

David Warner and Usman Khawaja come out to further strengthen Australia's lead. Shaheen Afridi bowls the first over.

One run came off it.

AUS 1/0 (1)

04:42 PM IST: Pakistan All Out For 148

Mitchell Swepson gets the wicket of Shaheen Afridi (19 off 25) and that's the end of Pakistan misery in the first innings as Australia take a lead of 408 runs.

PAK all out for 148 In 53 overs.

04:12 PM IST: Wicket! Babar Gone

Mitchell Swepson gets his maiden Test wicket and look who is his victim. It's Babar Azam, Pakistan's last hope in this innings. Babar stepped out to hit Swepson for a aerial shot but a mishit saw him handing an easy catch to Usman Khawaja at long-off. He departs after scoring 36.

PAK 118/9 (46.1)

04:07 PM IST: Babar - The Hope

Babar Azam needs to play a magical knock from one end to keep Pakistan in the game. However, he also needs support from the other end. Can Nauman Ali be that support? 

PAK 117/8 (45)

3:45 PM IST: Eight Down

Another run-out. Hasan Ali is heading straight to the pavilion. A direct hit for Marnus Labuschagne, who himself got run out in the first innings. Ali goes for an 8-ball duck. Nauman Ali is the new man. Pakistan still trail Australia by 454 runs. PAK - 102/8 (41.4)

3:33 PM IST: Post-Tea Session

Mitchell Starc resumes post-tea proceedings. A maiden to Babar Azam.

3:14 PM IST: Tea

Mitchell Swepson on with his fifth over. Three runs from it. And it's tea time in Karachi. Babar Azam and Hasan Ali are unbeaten on 29 and 0. Pakistan trail by 456 runs. PAK - 100/7 (39)

3:08 PM IST: Seven Down

Mitchell Starc on with his 10th over. And the pacer gets his third. Sajid Khan (5 off 16), caught behind. Nice take by Alex Carey. Pakistan trail by 459 runs. Hasan Ali is the new man. PAK - 97/7 (37.2)


2:35 PM IST: Green Strikes

Cameron Green on with his fourth over. He traps Faheem Ashraf in front with the third ball. No review. Babar Azam, at the non-striker's end, is quiet. Ashraf goes for 4 off 7. Pakistan still trail Australia by 475 runs. Sajid Khan is the new batter. PAK - 81/6 (32.3)

2:29 PM IST: Cummins Strikes

Pat Cummins on with his tenth over. And the captain is leading from the front. Mohammad Rizwan caught behind. Faint edge, but enough. Rizwan goes for 6 off 13. 27 runs and three wickets in the last 60 balls. Faheem Ashraf is the new man. PAK - 76/5 (31.1)

2:21 PM IST: Rizwan Survives, Twice

Pat Cummins returns with his ninth over. Mohammad Rizwan gets a life off the third, dropped by Steve Smith at first slip. Tough one, though. And the very next delivery, Rizwan is given out. Pakistan review and it saves the batter. Impact outside and missing the wicket. Two from the over. Pakistan trail by 480 runs. PAK - 76/4 (30)

1:54 PM IST: No hat-trick

It shapes away and Mohammad Rizwan is safe. No hat-trick for Mitchell Starc. PAK - 60/4 (26)

1:51 PM IST: Starc Again

Mitchell Starc is on fire. New man Fawad Alam given out, LBW first ball. Pakistan take the review. No bat involved. And it's hitting leg stump. First ball duck. Mohammad Rizwan joins skipper Babar Azam in the middle. PAK - 60/4 (25.5)

1:49 PM IST: Starc Strikes

Mitchell Starc on with his 7th over and her gets Azhar Ali. Pakistan opener goes hard but is caught at second slip by Cameron Green. Ali goes for 14 off 37. Fawad Alam is the new man. PAK - 60/3 (25.4)

1:44 PM IST: Babar Drive

Pat Cummins on with his 8th over. Babar Azam hits the third ball for a four, a cover drive and timed beautifully. 23 overs in the last ten overs. Pakistan trail by 500 runs. PAK - 56/2 (25)

1:18 PM IST: Imam Goes

And Nathan Lyon gets his first wicket. Imam-ul-Haq goes for a swing but finds Pat Cummins at mid-on. He goes for 20 off 64. Babar Azam is the new man. PAK - 45/2 (20)

1:12 PM IST: Post-Lunch Session

Players are back for the post-lunch session. Nathan Lyon to resume proceedings. Azhar Ali to take the strike.

12:32 PM IST: Lunch

Mitchell Swepson on with his fourth over. Two singles. And lunch in Karachi. Pakistan trail by 518 runs. Imam-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali unbeaten on 20 and 4 runs respectively. and PAK - 38/1 (19)

12:15 PM IST: Run Out In Test

A direct hit from debutant Mitchell Swepson ends Abdullah Shafique stay. He goes for 13 off 36. Shafique goes for a non-existent after Imam-ul-Haq plays it to point. Azhar Ali is the new man. PAK - 26/1 (13.2)

12:03 PM IST: Cummins Continue

Pat Cummins continues. A single from his fifth over. Cummins' figures so far: 5-1-14-0. Both Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique on 11 each. PAK - 23/0

11:50 AM IST: Spin On

First bowling change. Spin on. A maiden from Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. PAK - 16/0 (8)

11:43 AM IST: Beaten

Pat Cummins continues. Left-handed batter beaten a couple of times. Three from the over. PAK - 14/0 (6)


11:29 AM IST: Imam Four

Mitchell Starc continues. Imam-ul-Haq hits the fifth ball for a four, the first of the innings. In the previous over, Pat Cummins delivered a maiden to Imam-ul-Haq. PAK - 5/0 (3)

11:17 AM IST: Pakistan Innings Starts

Abdullah Shafique to take the first strike. Imam-ul-Haq is his opening partner. Mitchell Starc with the first over. 

11:06 AM IST: Declaration

Sajid Khan on with his 57th over. Pat Cummins hits the third ball for a four, one bounce to deep midwicket and a six off the last ball, over deep midwicket. 13 from the over. And that's the declaration from Australia. An unbeaten 51-run stand in 52 balls for the last wicket between Cummins (34 off 36) and Mitchell Swepson (15 off 26). AUS - 556/9d (189)

10:53 AM IST: Cummins Six

Nauman Ali on with his 48th over. Pat Cummins launches the last ball for a massive six. 10 from the over. 26 runs in the last five overs. AUS - 537/9 (186)

10:44 AM IST: Cummins Four

Shaheen Afridi continues. Pat Cummins hits the first ball for a four, past gully. Six from the over. In the previous over, Nauman Ali conceded one. AUS - 518/9 (183) 

10:33 AM IST: Afridi Strikes

And it takes only two balls for Shaheen Afridi to strike. Mitchell Starc hits straight to Azhar Ali at cover. Starc goes for 28 off 97. Debutant Mitchell Swepson joins Aussie skipper Pat Cummins in the middle. AUS - 505/9 (180.2)

10:28 AM IST: Ready...


Players are in the middle. Perfect conditions in Karachi. Mitchell Starc, on 28 off 95, to take the first strike on Day 3. His batting partner is Pat Cummins. And Shaheen Afridi to resume proceedings. AUS - 505/8 (180)

10:04 AM IST: Tait Update

Shaun Tait joins Pakistan as their fast bowling coach.

Day 3 Preview

Resuming at their overnight score of 251 for three, Usman Khawaja and Nathan Lyon continued to frustrate the Pakistan bowlers who were armed with the second new ball. The Pakistan-born Khawaja resumed on 127 but it was Lyon's defiance for an hour and 15 minutes that set the template for Sunday's play.

If it was Khawaja on Day 1, it was Alex Carey on Day 2 as the wicket-keeper-batter took full advantage of a flat track and kept the scoreboard ticking on a hot day. Carey, who missed out on a deserving century by seven runs, and Mitchell Starc, who was unbeaten on 28, nearly played out the entire last session as they put on 98 runs on a slow wicket to the frustration of Pakistan’s bowlers.

Khawaja was finally out for 160 in a nine-hour 12 minutes marathon that blunted a strong and balanced Pakistan attack. Khawaja scored just two more boundaries on Sunday to add to the 13 on day one, but tired the Pakistan bowlers through his sedate knock that came off 329 deliveries.

Monday's play could decide the fate of this match. Australia will bank on off-spinner Lyon and debutant leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson on a pitch that has produced some turn and is expected to do more.

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