Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 4 Live Score Updates: Dominant Australia Aim To Bat Pakistan Out Of The Game

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PAK vs AUS: Australia will look to post a huge target for Pakistan to chase.© AFP

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 4 Live Score Updates: An in-form Australian side will look to set a challenging total for Pakistan to chase in the fourth innings of the match on the fourth day of the second Test at the National Stadium in Karachi. After dismissing the home side for a paltry total of 148 runs in the first innings, the visitors were again led by batting stars Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne despite losing openers David Warner early. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Pakistan Playing XI: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Sajid Khan

Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 4 Live Score Updates From National Stadium In Karachi

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Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 Live Score Updates: Australia Aim To Continue Batting Dominance

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PAK vs AUS: Pakistan will aim to bundle out the Australian team quickly on Day 3.© AFP

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 Live Score Updates: The Australian cricket team will aim to continue the good work done by the batters on Day 2 of the second Test which put them in a commanding position of 505/8 at Stumps. Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith laid down a perfect platform for their team to build upon as the middle-order also consolidated with important contributions. As far as the home team is concerned, the bowlers, especially the spinner will look to bundle out the Aussies and give their tired legs a rest. Sajid Khan and Nauman Ali have already bowled 99 overs combined in the first innings of the Test so far. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Pakistan Playing XI:Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Sajid Khan

Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson

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“It’s Ridiculous”: Waqar Younis Tears Into Pakistan’s Tactics On Day 1 Of 2nd Test Against Australia

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Waqar Younis has slammed Pakistan for their tactics against Australia on Day 1.© AFP

Former Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis slammed the team for their “tactics” against Australia on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test at the National Stadium in Karachi. This comes after the first Test had ended in a tame draw as batters dominated their counterparts. There was a lot criticism off the pitch used in Rawalpindi, and the Pakistan team had also received a demerit point under ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process. With the Australia batters being largely untroubled on Day 1, Waqar termed Pakistan’s tactics as “ridiculous”, saying that the game is already heading towards another stalemate ahead of the final Test in Lahore.

“The tactics I’m seeing at the moment is like we’re looking for a draw on the first day. It’s ridiculous,” Waqar was quoted as saying on-air by cricket.com.au.

Riding on Usman Khawaja’s unbeaten century, Australia managed to reach a total of 251 for three at stumps on Day 1.

For Pakistan, Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf had dismissed David Warner (36) and Steve Smith (72), respectively, while Marnus Labuschagne was run out for a duck.

Meanwhile, Australia had crossed the 300-run mark after resuming play on Day 2.

Nathan Lyon, who had come in as a nightwatchman ahead of stumps on Day 1, scored a fine 38 before Ashraf castled him in the first session on Day 2.

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The third and final Test will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore from March 21-25.

The Test series will be followed by three ODIs, and a one-off T20I. All four white-ball games will be played in Rawalpindi.

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Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 Live Score Updates: Usman Khawaja Hits 150 As Australia Continue To Pile Runs

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2nd Test, Day 2 Live: Usman Khawaja resumes his innings at 127 not out.© AFP

PAK vs AUS, 2nd Test, Day 2 Live Updates: Usman Khawaja continued his rich run of form on Day 2 of the ongoing second Test against Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi. After resuming play from his overnight score of 127, Khawaja has crossed the 150-run mark as Australia continue to pile runs against Pakistan. Nathan Lyon, had joined Khawaja as a nightwatchman after Steve Smith (72) had got out ahead of stumps on Day 1, scored fine 38 before being dismissed on 38 by Faheem Ashraf. Khawaja will look to take Australia to a big total but would need a helping hand. Earlier, David Warner (36) and Marnus Labuschagne (0) had got out on quick succession. For Pakistan, Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf have taken a wicket each. Pakistan will hope to roll over Australia as early as possible on Day 2. Initially, Australia had won the toss and elected to bat. (Live Scorecard)

Here are the LIVE Updates of Day 2 of the second Pakistan vs Australia Test from the National Stadium in Karachi

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Watch: David Warner, Steve Smith Seen Playing Tennis Ahead Of 2nd Test Against Pakistan

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David Warner playing tennis along with his teammates ahead of 2nd Test against Pakistan

Australia will take on Pakistan in the second Test match from Saturday in Karachi and both teams will look to break the deadlock in the series after the first match at Rawalpindi ended in a tame draw. Australia will depend on its bowling attack to find a way to get past the Pakistani batters. The hosts on the other hand would want to negate the threat of the Australian pace attack, but another dead pitch will make for poor advertisement for Test cricket and that must be playing on the mind of the Pakistan board.

Away from all the cricketing preparations, a group of Australian players decided to play some tennis in the free time they got before the start of the match.

Opening batters David Warner and Usman Khawaja teamed up in a doubles contest against Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne. The video was uploaded by Warner with the caption. “What do we do in our spare time!! We play a little bit of tennis, well I do, but these other three play a lot and are very good.”

Watch: Warner, Smith, Khawaja and Labuschagne play tennis

The Australian batters were able to respond to Pakistan’s big first innings score in Rawalpindi by scoring in excess of 400 themselves but none of the batters managed to score a century. This could backfire for the tourists in the upcoming matches and the likes of Warner, Smith, Labuschagne and Khawaja would want to carry on and get big scores under their belt in the two remaining matches.

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