Pakistan bat Aussies into submission

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Pakistan held a lead of 548 runs at stumps on day two of the second Test in Abu Dhabi, with Australia reaching 22 for one before bad light stopped play, having been pummeled all day by the home batsmen.

Pakistan held a lead of 548 runs at stumps on day two of the second Test in Abu Dhabi, with Australia reaching 22 for one before bad light stopped play, having been pummeled all day by the home batsmen.

Pakistan recorded 570 for six before declaring in the evening session, with Younis Khan recording a superb double century, and Misbah-ul-Haq contributing a ton himself as they put on 181 runs together.

The day began with Pakistan on 304 for two, with Younis already on 111, his third century in as many Test knocks. He went on to bring up his 8000th Test run, only the third Pakistan batsman to reach that milestone.

While Pakistan built their knock, Oz wicketkeeper Brad Haddin did himself an injury and had to leave the field before lunch. He fell on his shoulder while diving to take a catch, and while he later tried to play out the day, David Warner took the gloves.

Warner did take one catch, that of Azhar Ali for 109, and that was the only wicket in the morning. Misbah then joined Younis and the skipper was already on a half ton by the time lunch arrived.

The afternoon saw Haddin return, in a lot of pain, while Pakistan piled on the runs. Misbah brought up his century off 166 balls, but fell one run later to Steve Smith, who took the catch off his own bowling.

Younis proceeded to score his 200 off 334 balls, and was eventually out for 213. His middle stump was removed by Peter Siddle, and after Asad Shafiq departed too, Misbah declared the innings.

The Aussies came out to bat with the light fading, only managing to get 5.2 of the remaining 14 overs in. They couldn't end the day unscathed though, as Rogers was caught behind off Imran Khan's pace.

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