Pakistan continue Abu Dhabi demolition

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Pakistan continued on their merry way against Australia on the third day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi, finishing the day on 61 for the loss of two wickets having dismissed the Aussies for 261 earlier in the day.

Pakistan continued on their merry way against Australia on the third day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi, finishing the day on 61 for the loss of two wickets having dismissed the Aussies for 261 earlier in the day.

The Pakistan second innings got off to a shaky start when Mitchell Johnson picked up the wickets of Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammed Hafeez in his first two overs as Pakistan went in search of quick runs, but since then first innings centurions Younis Khan and Azhar Ali – not out on 16 and 21 respectively – propped up the hosts.

At stumps, Pakistan's lead had already reached 370 runs.
Earlier, Australia were dismissed for another disappointing score shortly after the tea break.

The visitors resumed with their score on 22/1 after Chris Rogers was the lone wicket to fall on day two for Aussies, after Pakistan declared with their score on 570 for the loss of six wickets.

Opener David Warner was the first to fall on Saturday and when he flayed loosely at a ball just outside the off-stump from Rahat Ali and was caught at deep point with his score on 19.

Glenn Maxwell came in with the score on 34 for 2 and played aggressively for a while, as is his nature, but was flummoxed by the flight of a Zulfiqar Babar delivery and was promptly bowled for 37.

Nightwatchman Nathan Lyon, who had been batting for more than 90 minutes, finally succumbed when he was beaten by the pace of Rahat Ali and lost his off-stump for 15, having faced 85 deliveries before he was sent packing.

Matters quickly got worse for the visitors when Steve Smith was given out leg-before for a duck upon review off a Babar delivery that spun past the outside edge and would have crashed into middle stump.

Michael Clarke was the first to go after the lunch interval when he was outfoxed by a delivery from Imran Khan that swung in late and bowled him through the gate.

In walked Brad Haddin, who injured his shoulder while keeping wicket on Thursday, but after being beaten by a couple of vicious turners by leg-spinner Yasir Shah, he was bowled off the inside edge while playing for none-existent turn a few deliveries later.

Haddin contributed 10.

New batsman Johnson didn't last long either. After he was dropped with his score still on naught when he edged a Shah delivery straight into the gloves of Sarfraz Ahmed, the big left-hander tried to slog the leg-spinner out of the ground and was promptly caught at square-leg inside the circle off the next ball.

At tea, Mitchell Marsh remained unbeaten on 75 with Peter Siddle with him at the crease.

Siddle was given out leg-before shortly after the break but was given a reprieve on review when replays showed that the ball had pitched outside the line of leg stump.

Not long thereafter, though, Marsh's patience ran out with his score on 87. He tried to heave Khan over the top for a boundary but was unable to get the required elevation and was caught at mid-off inside the circle.

Two deliveries later, Siddle tried to take matters into his own hands but was caught by Shah inside the circle to give Mohammad Hafeez his only wicket of innings.

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