Nathan Lyon’s stunning catch to dismiss Fakhar Zaman and Yasir Shah’s reflex to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne aren’t the only talking points from the second day of the ongoing Abu Dhabi Test between Australia and Pakistan. Apart from the edge-of-the-seat action from the field, there also were some moments of fun in the stands of the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. In a photograph, posted on the official Twitter handle of cricket.com.au, a fan can be seen holding a placard that can leave most people in splits.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 17, 2018
Here’s how people reacted the the funny placard on the social media
That’s another way to show up
— Mukesh Kumar Shit (@mukesh_shit) October 17, 2018
Hahaah they should be with their wife’s instead in ground
— Rafi Khan khalil (@rafi2653) October 17, 2018
— Rakshith B J (@RakshithBJ2) October 17, 2018
— Thomas (@Thomas58974615) October 17, 2018
Pakistan ended day two in a dominant position with a lead of 281 runs, as Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail remained unbeaten at stumps.
Earlier in the day, Australia suffered a batting collapse against the home team, bundling out for 145 in the first innings.
After ending day one at 20/2, the poor form of the Australian batsmen continued the next day as they collapsed in 50.4 overs. No Australian batsman crossed the 40-run mark as the team was bundled out for a paltry total. Aaron Finch (39) was the highest scorer for the team in the first innings.
Pacer Mohammad Abbas starred for Pakistan on the second day, claiming five wickets for 33 runs. Spinner Bilal Asif and Yasir Shah provided terrific support to Abbas from the other end, helping him wrap up the visitors for a meagre total.