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Watson in command as Oz battle
Shane Watson continued his good form from last year to help Australia reduced the deficit against Pakistan even as the hosts lost Hughes and Ponting.
Pakistan held a 204-run lead with one wicket in hand at the end of day two of the second Test after a late Australia rally at the SCG.

The hosts took seven for 141 in the final session to at least limit the damage after the tourists were 205 for two at one stage.

Pakistan, who resumed on Monday on 14 without loss in reply to Australia's meagre 127, reached 331 for nine at stumps with last pair Danish Kaneria (two) and Mohammad Asif (nought) at the crease on what is now a beautiful batting deck.

Faisal Iqbal (27) was the first to fall after tea - victim of a wonderful Shane Watson catch. He slashed at a wide delivery from Peter Siddle and Watson, back-pedalling furiously, took a terrific catch at deep point.

Skipper Mohammad Yousuf (46) was next to go with the score on 236 - this time Brad Haddin pulling off a brilliant catch. The wicketkeeper stretched high and wide to his right to accept a one-handed snare, giving Mitchell Johnson his second scalp.
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