Day two scores, stream, updates, Nathan Lyon, video highlights, Usman Khawaja

Welcome to live coverage of day two of the second Test between Australia and Pakistan from Karachi.

Pakistan started the day intent to make early inroads on yet another flat, slow wicket.

They hoped they would remove nightwatchman Nathan Lyon and pick up day one century-maker Usman Khawaja.

But the home side had to wait more than an hour before taking their first scalp, as Lyon made a quick-fire 38.

Lyon was eventually bowled by Faheem Ashraf, who had ruffled up the nightwatchman by getting a leg-cutter past him a ball earlier, before pitching it up again and rattling the castle.

Travis Head is new to the crease and has joined Khawaja, who just brought up his 150 as he hunts down his highest score (174 vs New Zealand in 2015-16).

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Pakistan were hoping for quick wickets and to get rid of Lyon, who was sent out as a nightwatchman late on day one.

They nearly got one, as the right-hander was struck on the pads by Hasan Ali first ball of the third over after adding just three runs.

But Aleem Dar said not out, before Babar Azam called for a review.

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Nathan Lyon survived a close lbw after the umpire's call was originally 'not out'. Photo: Fox Sports
Nathan Lyon survived a close lbw after the umpire’s call was originally ‘not out’. Photo: Fox SportsSource: FOX SPORTS

Had it been given out, Lyon would have been on his way as the ball showed a fraction less than half the ball hitting the top of leg stump.

It led to former South African cricketer turned respected voice Mike Haysman calling for the ICC to dump the “umpire’s call” ruling, which saved Lyon.

“Pakistan were pretty much certain that was out actually, but just the umpire’s call saved (Lyon),” Haysman said. Of course had it been given out it would have been out.

“And a shake of the head from Hasan Ali. 

“I wonder if we’re going to get to the stage where we can get rid of the umpire’s call. 

“I wonder if that’s ever going to happen because that’s a perfect situation where if the umpire had given it out that would have been out.

“It doesn’t seem right to me that the same ball can be out or not out simply based on the original call at the speed of light at real time.”

Former Australian batsman Simon Katich agreed: “I think that needs to be looked at because the end result is always on the initial decision from the umpire, but when you see the replay it should have been given out.”

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Frustrated, Pakistan resorted to a bumper barrage on Lyon.

The Australian tailender welcomed the short pitch bowling, as he raced to 37.

Khawaja has moved steadily.

Azam later called for another review after Khawaja attempted a reverse sweep. He missed it, but the ball was caught at first-slip leading to the captain calling for another review.

“Babar Azam getting a little desperate now,” former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis said.

“Yeah only one (review) remaining now,” ex-England batter Rob Key said.

Australia resumes batting on day two of the second Test with a warning from in-form opener Usman Khawaja that there’s “a long way to go still”.

Having won a crucial toss in Karachi, Australia dominated day one but saw its run rate tumble due to conservative Pakistan tactics, labelled as “ridiculous” by Younis.

It means Australia will come back to the crease on Sunday at 3-251, with work still to do to make a big total.

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Khawaja told reporters after play that Australia is only halfway there with a first innings total of 500 on the radar.

“If we bat well enough tomorrow morning we’ll have an opportunity to drive the game,” Khawaja said, adding that the Australians don’t want to repeat Pakistan’s approach in Rawalpindi.

“I felt like Pakistan were in a perfect position last game to do the same, but they just didn’t do it. They didn’t really take many opportunities to extend or increase the run rate.

“So if we bat well enough tomorrow and we earn the right (to attack) in that second session, I think if we can get anywhere near 400-500 that’s a really good task.

“That’s a long way to go still – we’re only 250 at the moment and need to double the score I reckon.”


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Pakistan XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi

Australia XI: Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson


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