Alex Carey misses out on maiden ton but Australia dominate on day two

Australia produced a solid display with the bat and have put all of the pressure on the hosts heading into day three.

Alex Carey fell seven runs short of a fine century as Australia amassed a commanding first-innings total of 505 for eight to leave Pakistan with a mountain to climb in the second Test.

Wicketkeeper Carey, batting at number eight, became Babar Azam's second Test victim on 93 just before the close on day two in Karachi after Usman Khawaja had earlier battled his way to 160.

The opener, who had completed his 11th Test century and a first in the country of his birth on day one, found the going tougher on a deteriorating pitch as the tourists batted their way into control.

Australia resumed on 251 for three with Khawaja on 127 and nightwatchman Nathan Lyon yet to score, and Khawaja had reached 160 when he was bowled playing back to Sajid Khan, who had earlier removed Travis Head for 23 after he replaced Lyon (38) at the crease.

By that point, his side had reached 360 for six and they extended their tally beyond the 500-mark by stumps, with Carey anchoring an impressive lower-order effort in which Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc both contributed 28 runs, the latter unbeaten.

Khan, with two for 151 from his 54 overs, and Faheem Ashraf, who took two for 55, led the way for the bowling side, although it was a rare wicket for Babar which ended Carey's assault.

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