PAK vs AUS, 2nd Test: Alex Carey 93 helps Australia go over 500 on Day 2 against Pakistan

Usman Khawaja’s marathon 160 and Alex Carey’s career-best 93 helped Australia to 505 for eight against Pakistan on day two of Sunday’s second Test.

2nd Test: Alex Carey 93 helps Australia go over 500 on Day 2 against Pakistan (AP Photo)

2nd Test: Alex Carey 93 helps Australia go over 500 on Day 2 against Pakistan (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Australia lost just five wickets on day two of the Karachi Test
  • Australia rallied 505-8 on Day 2 against Pakistan
  • Usman Khawaja scored 160 and Alex Carey had a career-best 93

Alex Carey missed his first Test a hundred times seven runs, but Australia continued to pile up runs as the visitors rallied 505 for eight against Pakistan on day two of the Karachi Test on Sunday. Mitchell Starc was unbeaten by the end of the Day 2 game in Karachi with 28 deliveries from 95 with his captain Pat Cummins (0*).

Pakistan vs. Australia, Test 2 Day 2: How it happened

Previously, after Australia on 25.1. resumed, Shaheen Afridi subjected Nathan Lyon to a bouncer barrage, but the night watchman didn’t flinch and attacked with the train shot. Lyon hit five fours in an entertaining 38 before being castled via express by Faheem Ashraf and breaking a 54-run stand with Khawaja.

Khawaja had put the return on hold on Saturday but Pakistan were confident they caught him in the slips when the opener attempted the shot against Nauman Ali. However, replays ruled out ball-to-stick contact and Pakistan lost a review.

Khawaja brought his 150 but couldn’t top his highest score of 174 when Sajid Khan hit a double hit. The off spinner hit Travis Head lbw for 23 and spun one past Khawaja’s stick to hit the off stump. Islamabad-born third-century Khawaja in four tests included 15 fours and one six.

Cameron Green, who was not even born when Australia last toured Pakistan in 1998, made 28 before Nauman confronted him with a sharp spinning ball that hit the outside stump of the leg and headed wide. Carey swept well and Starc hit determinedly to frustrate Pakistan and push Australia past the 500 mark.

Pakistani captain Babar Azam brought himself to bowling, partly to give his overworked spinners a rest, and scored in his first over. In his rush to hit the 100 mark before the game was over, Carey attempted a slog sweep but lost his stump to a delivery from part-time spinner Babar, who stayed low. Carey left the field to a standing ovation from his teammates after adding 98 runs with Starc for the eighth wicket.

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