Abu Dhabi Test: Pakistan in control, lead Australia by 281 runs

Australia 20-2 in reply to Pakistan's 282 in Abu Dhabi Test

After his Ashes heroics last summer, veteran Sean Marsh hasn't reached 50 in 11 Test innings since the start of the tour of South Africa earlier this year, making just 157 runs.

Abbas, whose first wicket of the match made him the joint second fastest Pakistani to 50 wickets, gave Pakistan an early wicket in the fourth over of the day, removing Marsh with a catch in the slip.

Azhar Ali sat at 54 not out as Pakistan took control of the second test against Australia on day two.

With eight wickets in hand, Pakistan are in a great position to force a 1-0 lead in the two-match series after the first Test ended in a fighting draw in Dubai last week.

But it was once again debutant Fakhar Zaman who lifted Pakistan with a brilliant 66 following up his 94 in the first innings, before giving a return catch to Nathan Lyon who took an evasive action but still managed to hold onto the ball. After Mohammad Hafeez fell for six off the bowling of Mitchell Starc, opener Zaman picked up from where he left off in the first innings, smashing seven boundaries en route to his second half-century of the match. The umpire didn't think it was an out, but Pakistan had it reviewed.

Earlier, off spinner Nathan Lyon took four wickets in six balls to leave Pakistan reeling on 77 for five at lunch.

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In his next over, Lyon had Asad Shafiq caught at short-leg and two balls later had a dancing down the wicket Babar Azam bowled both batsmen failing to score.

Aaron Finch then fell to Bilal Asif for 39, before Tim Paine was trapped lbw by Bilal for three on the stroke of lunch, as Australia limped to the interval at 7-91.

After crashing to 57-5 in the first session, Pakistan outsmarted Australia in the second session through Zaman and Ahmed as they scored 127 runs.

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne leaves after his dismissal against Pakistan on day two of the second test in Abu Dhabi.

Yasir Shah (28) and Mohammad Abbas (10) added 38 to Pakistan's total before being bowled by Mitchell Marsh and Starc, respectively, leaving Mir Hamza on 4 not out.

Fakhar and Sarfraz helped Pakistan recover from 57-5 to 282 all out after the latter elected to bat on a slow turning pitch.

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