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Snapshot of day two of the third Test

AAP logoAAP 4/01/2017 Matt Encarnacion

Score: Pakistan 2-126, Australia 8(dec)-538.

Man of the moment: After David Warner's pyrotechnics and Matt Renshaw's heroics on day one, Peter Handscomb was the one to help guide Australia past the 500 mark with a second century in three Tests.

Key moment: A dropped catch by David Warner off Nathan Lyon's bowling late in the day capped off a frustrating period where the normally sublime fielder also missed two clear run out chances, wasting a big opportunity to leave the tourists on the ropes.

Stat of the day: Handscomb became the first Australian batsman in almost 100 years to post half-centuries in each of his first four Tests.

Summary: A century from Handscomb helped Australia to a formidable 538 first innings total before Josh Hazlewood's two quick wickets had Pakistan suffocating early. But two half-centuries from Azhar Ali and Younis Khan promises a willing battle on day three.

Quote of the day: "Yes, we've seen enough of him." Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur on in-form Australian batsman Peter Handscomb.

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