Rain Halts Fascinating Match | Australia vs Pakistan | 2nd Test Day 1 | Dec 26 - 2016

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12/26/2016

By Stuart Garlick

2nd Test: Pakistan vs Australia, Dec 26, 2016, Cricket Highlights.

Pakistan elected to bat at the start of the Second Test, and set about trying to show that the stupendous comeback in the final three days of the Gabba Test was no mirage. They were not helped by an infestation of flies that put off Pakistan's batsmen, and also Australia's fielders, at repeated intervals, but it was Australia's bowling, particularly from the excellent Jackson Bird, that made Pakistan's progress that bit more laboured.

Azhar Ali, 93 not out, continues with Asad Shafiq, 20 not out at the time of writing, as his partner, and the First Test showed that no-one should judge the result of a match between these two sides by the first day, especially with a rapidly-changing pitch such as that of the MCG in midsummer. The season notwithstanding, the next turn in the match was not to come from the pitch, but from the skies, with rain stopping play at the end of a tensely-poised first day.

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