MELBOURNE (Agencies) Pakistan, struggling to avoid follow-on, were 109 runs for four wickets at stumps on second day of the first Test against Australia on Sunday here at the MCG. After the surprising declaration by Australia captain Ricky Ponting an hour before tea, Pakistan batsmen played under pressure and lost their first wicket at 26 when opener Imran Farhat was out lbw by fast bowler Neil Johnson at 9. Pakistan were 33-1 at tea and later they lost three more wickets in the final session. Faisal Iqbal was dismissed by off-spinner Nathan Hauritz caught Michael Clarke for 15 when Pakistan reached 59. Then, captain Mohammad Yousuf joined opener Salman Butt and they added 25 runs before Butt was lbw to Shane Watson after scoring responsible 45. Later, Yousuf who was batting at ease got an edge from glove to give catch to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin just a minute before the stumps. He made 22. Earlier, Ricky Ponting called his men in when night watchman Nathan Hauritz was given out on 75 - his highest Test score - by review leaving Pakistan an hour to bat out to tea. Hauritz was lbw to Abdur Rauf after three hours at the crease, Michael Clarke remained unbeaten on 28. However, the off-spinner appears to have exacerbated a groin strain he carried into the match and looked uncomfortable in the latter stages of the innings. Michael Hussey joined the long list of Australian batsman failing to convert a good score into a 100 when he fell on 82 this morning. Pakistan bowlers seemed at a loss what to do on the docile Melbourne pitch and it is a worry that a night watchman like Hauritz should survive the morning spell with a relatively new ball and few problems. Hauritz was dropped on 36 and played the odd false shot but he also contributed a couple of almost batsman like wafts of the willow. Hussey became spinner Saeed Ajmals (1-129) first wicket of the match when he was trapped lbw with the score on 382. A referral showed the ball hit slightly outside the line of off stump, but not so much that it warranted a reversal. Hussey and the night watchman Hauritz put on 91 runs in 127 minutes from 178 balls. SCOREBOARD AUSTRALIA, 1st innings SR Watson run out (Salman/Farhat) 93 SM Katich c Salman Butt b Asif 98 RT Ponting c Misbah-ul-Haq b Asif 57 MEK Hussey lbw b Saeed Ajmal 82 NM Hauritz lbw b Abdur Rauf 75 MJ Clarke not out 28 EXTRAS: (b 2, lb 12, nb 7) 21 TOTAL: (5 wickets dec; 128 overs) 454 Fall of wickets: 1-182, 2-233, 3-291, 4-382, 5-454 BOWLING Mohammad Asif 27-5-86-2 Mohammad Aamer 27-7-101-0 (7nb) Abdur Rauf 23-4-86-1 Saeed Ajmal 46-3-150-1 Imran Farhat 5-0-17-0 PAKISTAN, 1st innings Imran Farhat lbw b Johnson 9 Salman Butt lbw b Watson 45 Faisal Iqbal c Clarke b Hauritz 15 Mohammad Yousuf c Haddin b Siddle 22 Umar Akmal not out 10 Mohammad Aamer not out 0 EXTRAS: (lb 1, nb 7) 8 TOTAL: (4 wickets; 49 overs) 109 Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-59, 3-84, 4-109 BOWLING: DE Bollinger 9-3-20-0(3nb) PM Siddle 12-5-27-1 NM Hauritz 14-2-34-1 (4nb) MG Johnson 8-5-12-1 SR Watson 6-2-15-1 A glance at second day's play Pakistan pushed to the wall NABEEL SABIR Australia are in the driving seat by the end of second days play as Pakistan ended the day at 109-4 still 345 runs adrift. Earlier Australia made a surprise declaration an hour into the second session on 454-5 after nightwatchman Nathan Hauritz notched up a daredevil 75 and Michael Hussey stroked a comfortable 82. Pakistan bowling once again looked pedestrian on a good MCG batting surface with no bowler being able to trouble the Australian batsmen apart from Saeed Ajmal who continually troubled the Aussies with his variations. It was a shame that Pakistanis allowed Nathan Hauritz to run away with the show scoring a career best 75 coming in as a nightwatchman. In the end Mohammad Asif proved to be the most successful bowler for Pakistan taking two wickets while Abdur Rauf and Saeed Ajmal took one wicket each. When Pakistan started their reply Doug Bollinger and Peter Siddle provided a fiery and uncomfortable opening to Pakistans innings. Both of them bowled a series of short pitched deliveries to force the Pakistani openers on the back foot. However it was Mitchell Johnson who provided the hosts with the first victim when he removed Imran Farhat for nine. All Pakistan batsmen played with caution and the timidity of the Pakistani batting was reflected by the fact that it wasnt until the 32 over when the first boundary of the innings was hit. Overall the Pakistan runrate remained low and hovered around 2 runs per over as Australians bowled with authority and Pakistan adopted a deliberate go slow approach which was strange. Pakistanis changed their extinctive aggressive game playing with unnecessary caution and the ball also reverse swung to make batting difficult. Australian bowlers were at it throughout well supported by a strong 40,000 crowd. Mohammad Yousuf played determinedly but fell in the last over of the day which hurt Pakistan badly. Umar Akmal has batted gustily and intelligently. On day three Pakistan should adopt a more positive approach as the pitch is still good for batting and Pakistan need solid runs. The contributions of Akmal brothers and Misbah-ul-Haq will be vital for Pakistan and they need to bat really well.