Pakistan Pile Pressure On Australia

Pakistan piled on the pressure against Australia on the second day of the second Test against Australia on Friday in Abu Dhabi.  Resuming on 304/2, overnight incumbent Azhar Ali added just eight runs before departing for 109, caught by David Warner off Mitchell Starc.  At that stage it was 332/3 but it would take another 181 runs before the Australians tasted success again.

After bringing up his own century, captain Misbah-ul-Haq was caught and bowled by Steven Smith (1/41) for 101.  Younis Khan was the star of the innings with an outstanding 213.  Khan hit 15 fours and two sixes during a marathon 349-ball innings before Peter Siddle (1/75) bowled him out.

Asad Shafiq clubbed a quick 21 while Sarfraz Ahmed added a cameo 19.  Shafiq was back in the hut when he was bowled by Starc (2/86) and Pakistan declared on 570/6.  The hosts had enough time to send Chris Rogers back to the pavilion.

Rogers was caught behind by Ahmed off Imran Khan (1/18) for 5 as the Aussies went to the close 22/1 with Warner and Nathan Lyon at the crease.