The Australian test skipper Tim Paine lost the coin toss on the opening day of the 2nd Test with Pakistan at Abu Dhabi but it didn’t matter as Nathan Lyon took 4 wickets in the space of an over!
Pakistan at one stage were 5/50! An interesting moment in the series after Australia battled so well in extreme conditions in Dubai 1st test only last week.
With temperatures expected to be in the mid to high 40s on the pitch all test match in Abu Dhabi Tim Paine and his team will be looking to bat well and resume at 2/40 on the 2nd day. Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Paine all again have a big opportunity to set up a lead and give Australian bowlers Peter Siddle, Mitch Starc and Nathan Lyon to win the test and series 1/0.
It’s a key time for Australia playing in Asia ahead of the home summer with India and Sri Lanka Test Series.