The Pakistan star Australia never saw coming

Azhar Ali sat at 54 not out as Pakistan took control of the second test against Australia on day two

FRANCOIS NEL GETTY IMAGES Azhar Ali sat at 54 not out as Pakistan took control of the second test against Australia on day two

The two of them scored runs at will in the second session, with Australia setting defensive fields in an attempt to ensure that less boundaries were scored.

Australian opener Usman Khawaja could not bat after suffering a recurrence of a knee injury during practice on Thursday.

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has had a colossal brain fade during the second cricket test against Australia, losing his wicket courtesy of a farcical runout. Interestingly, on this day in 1982, Pakistan whitewashed Australia for the first time in a bilateral series.

He described the manner of Australia's dismissals as "very worrying" and suggested the Marsh brothers, Travis Head and allrounder Marnus Labuschange should all be nervous about keeping their spots in the Aussie team.

Tim Paine's men resumed at 1-47 on Friday with hopes of at least putting up a fight after showing tremendous mettle to secure a draw in the first Test in Dubai.

Australia went to great lengths to prepare for a Pakistan spin contingent led by Yasir Shah, even flying in a pair of Indian wrist-spinners to face in the nets before the first Test.

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"But credit goes to Abbas, because the pitch is not suitable for fast bowlers", said Sarfraz. "The way we recovered from 57-5 on day one was remarkable".

"He (Abbas) challenged our defence and was too good for us".

Labuschagne shared the best partnership of the innings by adding 67 runs with Starc for the sixth wicket before Abbas returned after lunch and had him caught behind off a short-pitched delivery.

Australia's pace bowler Mitchell Starc retrieved the ball and threw it to wicket-keeper Tim Paine, who quickly whipped off the bails.

Sarfraz was on 33 in Pakistan's second innings on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi when a Peter Siddle bouncer struck his helmet.

Both the teams now play a series of three Twenty20 internationals with the first in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

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