It was the second session in the match that Pakistan went wicketless after the hosts failed to claim one between lunch and tea on the opening day. A few balls continued to stay low while the Pakistan fast bowlers extracted plenty of reverse swing but were unable to find a way through the dogged resistance of the Australian pair.
Pakistan came closest to picking up a wicket when Carey, on 27, survived despite a delivery from seamer Hasan Ali clipping his off-stump but failing to dislodge the bails.
Carey was given out caught behind by the umpire on that occasion but the left-hander appealing and overturning the decision, with replays confirming the ball had flicked the wicket on the way to the keeper.
Fast bowlers Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi finished with four wickets apiece for the hosts with a brilliant display of reverse-swing bowling on a pitch offering variable bounce.
Abdullah Shafique and Azhar Ali combined in an unbroken stand of 70 to launch Pakistan’s solid response to Australia’s first innings total of 391 on Tuesday in the deciding third and final test in Lahore.
Opener Shafique was unbeaten on 45 with No 3 Azhar 30 not out as the hosts reached 90 for one at the close of the second day’s play, trailing Australia by 301.