Pakistan begin day three with eight-wickets in hand against Australia

Australia will play third Test against England in Melbourne

Australia will play third Test against England in Melbourne

For Anderson, England's record wicket-taker, the memory of that hard period appears still raw, with England also claiming that in 2015 Moeen Ali was called "Osama" by an unnamed Australian in that Ashes series.

Pakistan had tightened its grip in the first Test; however, responsible batting display by Australian Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine in the second innings deprived Pakistan of sealing a Test victory in UAE after two years. Pakistan named two debutants in Fakhar Zaman, who replaces the injured opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq, and left-arm seamer Mir Hamza, who comes in for Wahab Riaz after the paceman went wicketless in the drawn first test in Dubai.

At lunch, Australia trailed by 191 runs.

Fakhar hit seven boundaries in an enterprising knock.

Labuschagne earlier brought off a sensational catch close to the wicket to dismiss opener Mohammad Hafeez for 4 in Mitchell Starc's second over, before Zaman and Ali shared a half-century stand for the second wicket.

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Fakhar said Pakistan were in the driving seat.

"Mitchell Starc is not naturally aggressive despite being a fast bowler and even Steve Smith is a really good bloke - there is no real malice with anything he does - so it was really out of character", said Anderson. "If we score 100-150 runs more on Thursday then with a turning wicket we have a very good chance of winning this Test".

This is the two-match Test bilateral series, and the first match ended in draw at Dubai.

Australia will look to manage their pace spearhead's workload with a World Cup and an Ashes series to be played within the next 12 months.

This becomes Abbas's third five-wicket haul in a burgeoning career of ten Tests.

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