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AUS vs PAK 2nd Test: Cummins pumps Pakistan, as visitors end Day 2 with 124-run trail

AUS vs PAK 2nd Test: Cummins pumps Pakistan, as visitors end Day 2 with 124-run trail

The AUS vs PAK 2nd Test is perfectly poised, with Pakistan trailing by 124 runs at the end of Day 2.

AUS vs PAK 2nd Test: Team Australia dominated Pakistan despite their fightback in the opening session of Day 2. Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Marsh managed to take the hosts past 300, but Shan Masood and Co. dismissed Australia’s last 7 wickets for just 131 runs.

Pakistan started their innings extremely well. At one point, the visitors were 124/1. However, skipper Pat Cummins had different things on his mind. Sending Babar Azam, Abdullah Shafique, and Salman Ali Agha back, Cummins restricted Pakistan to 194/6 by the end of play on Day 2.

AUS vs PAK 2nd Test: Day 1 review

Speaking more about opening day of AUS vs PAK 2nd Test, David Warner was given an early reprieve by Abdullah Shafique. The opening duo of Warner and Usman Khawaja then stitched a 90-run partnership before both openers were scalped in early succession.

Steve Smith (26 runs) also failed to convert his start as he was scalped by Aamer Jamal. For Pakistan, Hasan Ali, Jamal and Agha Salman scalped one wicket each. Ace pacer Shaheen Afridi failed once again to make any impact with the red cherry.

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AUS vs PAK: Playing XIs

Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith. Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon. Josh Hazlewood

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq. Shan Masood (c). Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Aamer Jamal, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mir Hamza.

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