Labuschagne makes impact with the ball but Sohail puts Pakistan in control

• Pakistan 482 | Australia 30-0
• Debutant batsman makes key breakthrough in Dubai

Do you ever get the feeling you’ve seen something before? The second day of the Dubai Test looked and felt very much the same as the first. The same slow unfolding in flat desert heat. The same eventual flowering. Two sessions of Pakistan dominance, one session of Australian fightback as the shadows of the stadium’s canopies wandered across the ground.

In the first two sessions of day one, Pakistan had thundered an opening partnership of 205 before losing three wickets in the last session. On day two, Asad Shafiq (80) and Haris Sohail (126) built a partnership of 150, while Pakistan’s only loss was their nightwatchman.

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