2nd Test: Lyon wreaks havoc to rock Pakistan in Abu Dhabi

WION Web Team Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates Oct 16, 2018, 02.14 PM(IST)

Australia cricketer Nathan Lyon (L) celebrates after he dismissed Pakistan cricketer Asad Shafiq. Photograph:( AFP )

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The hosts, forced to settle for a draw in the first test in Dubai after a spectacular performance by Australians, won the toss and chose to bat on a wicket that promised a big tally. 

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Tuesday clinched four wickets in six balls to leave Pakistan reeling on 77 for five at lunch on the opening day of the second and final test in Abu Dhabi.
 
Azhar Ali (15) and Haris Sohail (0) were removed on consecutive deliveries to conclude one over and although Asad Shafiq fended off the hat-trick ball when Lyon returned, he too went for a duck on the next ball after a DRS review.

The fourth wicket, just two balls later, was the pick of the quartet, with Babar Azam bowled at a perfectly-pitched delivery to leave Pakistan teetering on 57-5. 

The hosts, forced to settle for a draw in the first test in Dubai after a spectacular performance by Australians, won the toss and chose to bat on a wicket that promised a big tally. 

The tourists bowled with spirit and pace, however, and spearhead Mitchell Starc struck in the fourth over with just five runs on the board.

Opener Fakhar Zaman, who was handed his debut in place of the injured Imam-ul-Haq, somehow survived the Lyon hurricane and will resume after the break on 49 with skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on four not out at the other end.