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How Mohammad Abbas' simple plan bested Aaron Finch

After testing the opener outside off and denying him room, the seamer moved one in to hit the pad - a result that everyone saw it coming - in a tussle that defined the series

Abbas, Pakistan's second-fastest to 50 Test wickets (0:50)
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'Atmosphere wasn't especially polite' - Sarfraz

In the aftermath of Sandpapergate, Australia have undergone cultural reviews for their on-field behavior, but that hasn't meant the end of the verbals

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'Missing hundred hurts' - Babar Azam

But his performance in Test cricket this year - he averages 54 - suggests it is only a matter of time before he gets that maiden century

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Azhar and Shafiq's collective brainfade

A hundred and thirty Tests between them, and the two managed to become involved in one of the most bizarre run-outs ever, even by Pakistan's standards

Danish Kaneria confesses guilt in spot-fixing case (5:16)
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3dOsman Samiuddin in Abu Dhabi

How'd you like a bit of Fakhar Zaman then?

In a country that is used to seeing openers who build by attrition rather than fire, Fakhar Zaman is a raging strokemaker who doesn't allow himself to get tied down by circumstances

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Tim Paine seeks clarification on 3-metre rule

Azhar Ali was ruled not out on referral, despite ball-tracking showing the ball hitting middle and off stumps halfway up, since the point of impact with his pad was more than 3m from the stumps

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