Younis Khan was unbeaten on 49 at tea © Getty Images
Younis Khan was unbeaten on 49 at tea © Getty Images

Oct 30, 2014

Younis Khan once again came good with the bat as he scored an unbeaten 49 to help Pakistan to a commanding position at tea on Day One of the second Test match against Australia at Abu Dhabi.

After lunch, Mohammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali continued to keep the scoreboard ticking at a snail’s pace for Pakistan. Between the 30th over and the 34th over, just three runs were scored as Nathan Lyon and Peter Siddle bowled tight lines to keep the Pakistani batsman quite. However, in the 35th over, Mitchell Johnson managed to pick up the wicket of Hafeez. It was a brilliant delivery, that Hafeez wasn’t able to judge, and ended up edging to give Brad Haddin a simple catch.

Younis came in after the dismissal and did what he does best for Pakistan. He stayed put at the crease, and absorbed all the pressure meted out to him by the Australian bowlers to get to 49.

None of the Australian bowlers were able to extract much out of the Abu Dhabi pitch, and toiled in vain as Younis and Ali kept the scoreboard ticking at a steady rate.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 158 for 2 (Younis Khan 49*, Ahmed Shehzad 35; Nathan Lyon 1 for 36) vs Australia

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