PAK vs AUS Live Scores 2nd Test Day 3: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Pakistan vs Australia, live cricket match coverage of 2nd test day 3, from the National Stadium, Karachi. Pakistan will look to dismiss Australia early in the first session of the third day as the visitors resume their innings at 505/8, with Mitchell Starc (28*) and Pat Cummins (0*) in the middle.
Australia’s lower order led by Alex Carey’s 93 took Pakistan’s bowling attack to 505-8 on the second day of the second Test on Sunday.
Carey missed a deserving century when he was clean bowled while attempting an ambitious slog sweep against part-time off spin from Pakistan captain Babar Azam.
Carey and Mitchell Starc, who were unbeaten on 28, almost finished the entire last session, scoring 98 on a slow wicket, much to the dismay of the Pakistan bowlers.
“You want to make those triple digits (and) the way the game is going, this end,” Carey told the host broadcasters after batting for more than three hours and hitting seven fours and two sixes in his 159. I had a very important knock.” Ball attempt.
“It is great to have 500 runs on the board. Hopefully from tomorrow the pitch starts deteriorating and we can create 20 chances.
Usman Khawaja played a marathon innings in the country of his birth and eventually Starc joined Carey in a jolt of tea after he fell midway in the second session. Khawaja smashed 160 runs in nine hours and 12 minutes before Australia continued to bowl the Pakistan bowlers for 180 overs for two days.
This was Australia’s highest number of batsmen batted in a Test innings in Asia in 14 years, surpassing its 179.3 overs against India in Delhi in 2008 when it was bowled out for 577.
An occasional turn for the spinners on a flat track led to the wicket of Pakistan Khawaja when off-spinner Sajid Khan (2-151) hit a ball far enough away from the left-hander over the stumps.
Carey and Starc dominated Pakistan with their centuries before Babar ended another tough day in the field for the home team.
Starc gave 3 chances but left-arm spinner Nauman Ali (1-115) could not catch a comeback over his head at the start of the tourist-dominated season last year.
Resuming on 127 overnight, Khawaja dismissed Pakistan’s pace and spin before it was finally undone by Sajid attempting a defensive shot from his back foot.