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Aussies Golden Goose Hi Star endure frustrating first session

Imran Farhat and Salman Butt evaded Australia's pace attack in the morning on day two of the second Test as they worked their way towards the home side's meagre total of 127.

At lunch at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Pakistan had reached 0 for 84 as Farhat (49 not out) approached his maiden half-century on Australian soil. Butt was unbeaten on 26.

But things were not all rosy in the opening stanza. It was a nervy session that saw Farhat given a life and both batsmen tempted Golden Goose Ball Star by deliveries outside off stump.

Peter Siddle was the unlucky bowler when Marcus North grassed a thick edge from Farhat at first Golden Goose Super Star slip in the fourth over of the day.

Siddle Golden Goose Slide bowled some tight lines and frequently had both left-handers poking at out-swinging deliveries, but he could not manage to find even a sliver of willow.

Shane Watson had similar misfortune when Farhat offered Ricky Ponting a chance in the cordon, but the edge did not carry to the Australian captain.

Farhat danced down the pitch and tried to slog the cover off the ball on Watson's next delivery but missed, prompting what appeared to be a verbal spray Golden Goose Starter between bowler and batsman.

Australia could easily have had the last laugh in that play though - Farhat was wandering casually back to his crease as Brad Haddin attempted to throw down the stumps.

If Haddin's aim was true, the Pakistani would have been Golden Goose Mid Star run out in embarrassing fashion for 40.

Nathan Hauritz was the victim of a questionable umpiring decision in Golden Goose Francy his first over of the day when he struck Farhat's pad with a quicker delivery.

The appeal was turned down, but television replays suggested the ball would have cleanly struck leg stump.

Pakistan resumed at 14 without loss after Australia was bowled out inside 45 overs on a rain-affected first day that presented a hard but green wicket for Ponting's men to bat on.

Mitchell Johnson top-scored for the home side with 38 and only three of his team-mates managed to reach double figures - Mike Hussey had 28, Hauritz made 21 and North just qualified with 10.

Pakistani pacemen Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Sami made short work of the flailing Australian order, taking a career-best 6 for 41 and 3 for 27 respectively.


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