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Pakistan lose Abdullah Shafique, Shan Masood in slow start Australia finish with 487 on Day 2

Pakistan pacer Aamer Jamal picked up a fantastic six-wicket haul to help his side bowl Australia out for 487 on day two of the first Test in Perth. Pakistan then made a slow start, batting for 53 overs in the afternoon and finishing with a score of 132 for 2 at the stumps. Abdullah Shafique top-scored with 42 as the visitors trailed by 355 runs after Australia’s dominant first-innings total.

Australia vs Pakistan 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights

Marsh dominated the first session after resuming on 15, bludgeoning Pakistan’s young bowling attack to all parts of the big Perth Stadium in an adventurous innings of 15 fours and a beautiful six eased over deep midwicket.

Jamal (6 for 111), who was unafraid to change his lengths, bowled at an expensive economy rate of over five but proved he was worth sticking with by dismissing Warner and Travis Head on day one. In the morning session, the 27-year-old unleashed several great deliveries, pitching the ball full and uprooting the stumps of keeper Alex Carey (34) and Mitchell Starc (12).

Khurram Shahzad (2 for 83) bowled Marsh cleanly on the first ball after lunch, allowing Jamal to mop up the tail. Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon both nudged Jamal to Agha Salman in the slips for single digits.

Pakistan openers Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq (38 not out) responded with caution, adding 74 runs at two runs per over to see off the new ball and frustrate the home side. When Shafique nibbled the ball to Warner at leg-slip, spinner Nathan Lyon (1 for 40), who had returned from a calf injury incurred at Lord’s during the Ashes series in June, broke the tie and moved to 497 Test wickets. Shan Masood, the new captain, batted for 30 minutes before edging Starc (1 for 24) to Carey, leaving nightwatchman Shahzad (seven not out) to bat out the day alongside Imam.