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Pat Howard's rugby state of mind

Nov 13, 2014: The Australian team performance head's swift review of the UAE debacle is an example of cricket borrowing ideas from rugby

Greg Growden

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Pressure? What pressure?

Nov 4, 2014: Pakistan's 2-0 series sweep over Australia was forged by players who came in either struggling or with a point to prove, and ended as stars

Umar Farooq

Australia need to learn the Asian tempo

Nov 4, 2014: The path to victory in Asia can be difficult for an Australian cricketer to grasp. It involves suppressing the desire to push the game along

Ricky Ponting

Australia cricket

Australian cricket's pitched battle

Nov 4, 2014: Even as Australia come to terms with 2-0 series loss to Pakistan, the wheels of change are slowly turning in the Sheffield Shield, reshaping old methods and ideas to meet the new realities of international cricket

Daniel Brettig

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Trashing the brand

Nov 3, 2014: Australia's aggression backfired spectacularly in the UAE but they do not seem ready to learn the lessons of their travel bagging

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Twenty-year wait ends with biggest-ever win

Nov 3, 2014: Stats highlights from the fifth day of the second Test between Australia and Pakistan at Abu Dhabi

Bishen Jeswant

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Misbah gets his bucket-list hundred

Nov 2, 2014: Misbah-ul-Haq gives the impression of constantly being on the verge of doing something out of the ordinary, and on Sunday he did just that; he let go of all the self-restraint he has shown over the years and hit the hundred he knew he could hit

Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Australia's bowling: much worse than bad

Nov 2, 2014: The numbers confirm that this is Australia's worst bowling performance in their 137-year Test history. By a huge margin.

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Misbah slams fastest Test century

Nov 2, 2014: Stats highlights from a day dominated by Misbah-ul-Haq, in Abu Dhabi

Bishen Jeswant

The decline of wristspin is hurting Australia

Nov 2, 2014: The importance given to containment over taking wickets has spelt doom for an art that once thrived in the hands of O'Reilly, Benaud, Mailey and Warne

Ian Chappell

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Ninety-nine problems... but Mitch ain't one

Nov 1, 2014: As Australia's innings rattled to another early finish, the newest member of the side proved he has the maturity for Test cricket

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Pakistan 370 ahead; record chase 369

Nov 1, 2014: Stats highlights from the third day of the second Test between Australia and Pakistan, in Abu Dhabi

Bishen Jeswant

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Younis can, but can Australia?

Oct 31, 2014: Victory in the Abu Dhabi Test may not be on the cards but Australia's batsman have the opportunity to show that they can adapt to slow conditions by learning from Younis Khan's innings

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Younis enters 8000 club

Oct 31, 2014: Stats highlights from the second day of the second Test between Australia and Pakistan at Abu Dhabi

Bishen Jeswant

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Azhar focused on making starts count

Oct 30, 2014: Azhar Ali's hundred helped Pakistan boss over Australia on the opening day of the second Test but, more importantly, it showed that he was focused on ensuring his starts were not wasted

Umar Farooq in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

A busy day at the ideas factory

Oct 30, 2014: Australia gambled with their XI, Clarke set some unconventional fields, but the result remained the same - another day of Pakistan domination

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Younis joins the Don and Sutcliffe

Oct 30, 2014: Stats highlights at the end of the first day of the second Test between Australia and Pakistan at Abu Dhabi

Bishen Jeswant

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Steven Smith, the Australian who dares to attack spin

Oct 29, 2014: From Australia's lead spinner and No. 8, Steven Smith has steadily risen up the batting ranks to become one of the central figures in their line-up, and arguably their most comfortable player of spin

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

Australia in Pakistan 2014

Lyon low after high of 2013

Oct 29, 2014: The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Well worth the wait

Oct 28, 2014: Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Umar Farooq
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Tour Results
Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi - Oct 30-Nov 3, 2014
Pakistan won by 356 runs
Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Oct 22-26, 2014
Pakistan won by 221 runs
Pakistan A v Australians at Sharjah - Oct 15-18, 2014
Pakistan A won by 153 runs
Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi - Oct 12, 2014
Australia won by 1 run
Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Oct 10, 2014
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
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