Pakistan vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2: Younis and Misbah continue to torment Australia

Khan celebrates after scoring his fifth double century

Khan celebrates after scoring his fifth double century

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Pakistan batsman Younis Khan scored a double century and captain Misbah-ul-Haq made a hundred as the hosts continued to torment Australia on the second day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi.

Starting out the day on 304/2, Khan and Azhar Ali converted their 208-run partnership into a 236-run partnership before Ali was caught behind off the bowling of Mitchell Starc.

Ali’s excellent knock of 109 came off 250 balls, which included six boundaries.

Australia opening batsman David Warner was keeping for Brad Haddin since the latter injured his right shoulder in the sixth over of the day.

Khan and ul-Haq kept the runs flowing with a 181-run partnership, during which Khan brought up his fifth double century and ul-Haq his sixth Test hundred, before ul-Haq was caught and bowled by Steven Smith for 101 off 168 deliveries, which included 10 boundaries and a six.

Ul-Haq is all smiles after bringing up his sixth Test century

Ul-Haq is all smiles after bringing up his sixth Test century

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

Khan went on to score a superb 213 off 349 balls, which included 15 boundaries and two sixes, before he was clean bowled by Peter Siddle.

During his innings, Khan became only the third Pakistani batsman after Javed Miandad and Inzamam-ul-Haq to score 8,000 Test runs.

Asad Shafiq mustered 21 runs before he was cleaned up by Starc.

Just a short while after Shafiq’s dismissal, ul-Haq decided to declare with his side having made an imposing 570/6.

Starc was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Siddle, Smith, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Johnson chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Trailing by 570, Australia got off to a horrible start as opening batsman Chris Rogers was caught behind off the bowling of Imran Khan for just five runs.

Warner and Lyon, who was sent in as the nightwatchman, put together a one-run partnership before bad light ended play for the day.

Warner finished on 16 off 18 balls, which included three boundaries, while Lyon remained undefeated on one.

Khan was the only bowler to take a wicket.

Australia ended day two on 22/1 and will continue batting tomorrow at 10:00 local time or 06:00 GMT.

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