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  • 8:29 AM IST

    We are all set to begin Day 3! The Australian players are out on the field led by their skipper Tim Paine. Overnight batting pair of Babar Azam and Yasir Shah stride out to resume their innings.

  • 8:17 AM IST

    Trail – A massive 493. Wickets in hand – Just 4. Pakistan are staring down at an inevitable follow-on. At this point they can hope for some respectability to the score and for that to happen they need Babar Azam to play another gem. The other thing the visitors would be hoping for is rain. As much as possible so that they can think of saving this Test. But if there’s any side who can be absolutely shambolic one day and completely unbeatable the next then it’s Pakistan. Australia, on the other hand, will look to continue what they have been doing in this game so far. They’d look to bundle out the tourists as quickly as possible and then either make them bat again or opt otherwise. The weather forecast for the day is not too good. What’s in store for us on this all important Day 3 of the second Test?

  • 8:17 AM IST

    … Day 3, First Session …

  • 4:44 PM IST

    So Day 1 belonged to Australia, Day 2 belonged to Australia. Is it going to be the same on Day 3? By the looks of it anything else would be a surprise. The weather forecast for the day is not too good but let’s hope that does not hold true. It is another early start, so join us at 1330 Local (0300 GMT) for the start of Day 3. Till then, cheers!

  • 4:40 PM IST

    Another disappointing and disheartening day for Pakistan. They were outplayed, outclassed and humiliated by the hosts. First with the bat and then later on with the ball. After being on the field for almost 5 sessions, the tourists would have wanted their openers to fight it out but it was a total capitulation. Only one recognized batsman, Babar Azam is out in the middle along with Yasir Shah. Only a miracle can see them even avoid a follow-on from here on.

  • 4:37 PM IST

    The day started off for the Aussies with Labuschagne and Warner continuing their good work. Labuschagne’s 162 and David Warner’s memorable and historic unbeaten 335 saw Australia declare for a giant score of 589. Then, the hosts continued their good work with the ball from the previous Test. as the pace trio of Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood wrecked havoc with the strawberry. Cummins and Hazlewood got one wicket each while Starc was bowling poison and his 4-wicket haul ensured that Australia enter Pakistan’s tail.

  • 4:33 PM IST

    Terrific, terrific day for Australia. A 10/10 day for the hosts. The hero of the day, David Warner gets congratulated by all his teammates and he leads them off the field. It was his day/evening and he has the second highest individual score in Tests for Australia. He bows down to the crowd as they give him a huge applause.

  • 4:32 PM IST

    34.6 Pat Cummins to Yasir Shah, no run, Full delivery on middle, Yasir defends it out. It is STUMPS ON DAY 2.

  • 4:32 PM IST

    34.5 Pat Cummins to Yasir Shah, 2 runs, Back of a length ball outside off, Yasir guides it through gully for another couple. Warner hares after it and cleans it up.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    34.4 Pat Cummins to Yasir Shah, 2 runs, Full delivery on middle, Shah plays it through mid on and picks up an easy couple.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    34.3 Pat Cummins to Yasir Shah, no run, BEATEN! Beautiful bowling from Cummins! Bowls it on a length outside off, Yasir looks to defend it but fails to get any bat on it.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    We are approaching that time of the evening when one would believe that a night watchman is better suited to facing majority of the balls. Protect Babar tonight and unleash him tomorrow afternoon. Having said that, will the tail be able to handle the swing of the New South Wales trio (Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood)? Pakistan would be simply hoping that this period gets seen off quickly. Remember, Yasir Shah has already shown us twice in this series that he is no mug with the bat.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    34.2 Pat Cummins to Babar Azam, 1 run, Good length ball on middle and leg, Babar tucks it to mid-wicket and picks up a single.

  • 4:28 PM IST

    34.1 Pat Cummins to Babar Azam, no run, Full delivery on off, Babar defends it out.

  • 4:27 PM IST

    33.6 Mitchell Starc to Yasir Shah, no run, Yasir is not learning! He goes after a wide one again but luckily for him, there is no edge this time too. End of another excellent over by Starc.

  • 4:26 PM IST

    33.5 Mitchell Starc to Yasir Shah, no run, Full and wide outside off, Yasir goes after it but is beaten. He hasn’t learnt from the previous batters. He should not be chasing such balls.

  • 4:26 PM IST

    33.4 Mitchell Starc to Yasir Shah, no run, Back of a length and on off, Yasir defends it awkwardly. It seemed like he lost sight of that delivery.

  • 4:25 PM IST

    33.3 Mitchell Starc to Yasir Shah, no run, Back of a length and on off, this is guided to point.

  • 4:25 PM IST

    33.2 Mitchell Starc to Yasir Shah, no run, Angled into the batter, it is worked to mid-wicket.

  • 4:24 PM IST

    33.1 Mitchell Starc to Yasir Shah, no run, NOT OUT! Nothing on Snicko as it passes the bat. Australia have lost both their reviews now. This is short and down the leg side, Yasir looks to flick but misses. Paine takes and appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Tim reviews after a chat with Starc. Replays roll in and they show nothing.

  • 4:23 PM IST

    Have Australia got another? A appeal for a caught behind has been taken upstairs. Paine is pretty confident.

  • 4:21 PM IST

    32.6 Pat Cummins to Babar Azam, no run, No he cannot. Back of a length on off, Babar defends it off his back foot and shouts a loud no to his partner.

  • 4:21 PM IST

    32.5 Pat Cummins to Babar Azam, no run, Length ball on off, Azam defends it off his back foot. Will Babar be able to take a single of the last ball?

  • 4:20 PM IST

    32.4 Pat Cummins to Babar Azam, no run, Beauty! Gem of a ball from Cummins. Even the umpire got excited. Good length ball which looks to come in with the angle. It zips away off the deck. Babar looks to defend but gets squared up.

  • 4:19 PM IST

    32.3 Pat Cummins to Babar Azam, no run, Good shot and also good fielding. Fuller outside off, Babar plays one of his classic cover drives. Labuschagne at short cover does well to stop it to his left.

  • 4:19 PM IST

    32.2 Pat Cummins to Babar Azam, no run, Attacks the middle pole, Babar defends it with a dead bat.

  • 4:18 PM IST

    32.1 Pat Cummins to Babar Azam, 2 runs, Fuller on middle, Babar turns it away from fine leg and gets a couple.

  • 4:17 PM IST

    31.6 Mitchell Starc to Yasir Shah, no run, Good length and on off, defended. End of an over with two wickets in it. Australia or Starc I should say, all over Pakistan at the moment.

  • 4:16 PM IST

    Australia are into the tail. Yasir Shah is the new man in. This could be a 150 kph ball. Watch out, Yasira….

  • 4:15 PM IST

    31.5 Mitchell Starc to Mohammad Rizwan, out, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Once again it is an unbelievable shot from the batter. What are the Pakistan batters doing? They are nearing Stumps and such outrageous shots are being played. Azam will be gutted watching all this from the other end. Starc gets his 4th and it is his second in the same over. It is another nothing delivery, full and wide outside off. Rizwan reaches out for it. The ball goes off the outside edge and it is an easier catch for Paine this time. With around 10 overs to go tonight, we might well see Pakistan being bowled out.

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