Player of the Match
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Day 5

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Haddin cleared of shoulder fracture

Australia are hopeful that Brad Haddin will not only be fit for the first Test against India at the Gabba next month, but also for part of the ODI series against South Africa that precedes it

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Bowlers were remarkable - Misbah

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq credited his side's belief and work ethic for the 2-0 series win in the Tests against Australia

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Trashing the brand

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

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'We haven't learned from India defeat' - Clarke

Michael Clarke has conceded that Australia appear not to have learnt from their crushing 4-0 defeat in India last year after losing 2-0 to Pakistan in the UAE

Day 4

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Australia falter after Misbah record

Pakistan's UAE flattening of Australia entered totally unprecedented dimensions on day four in Abu Dhabi, as Misbah's second century of the match occupied just 56 balls, equalling Viv Richards' record

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'We've been totally outplayed' - Lehmann

Conceding that his team had been totally outplayed in the series, Australia coach Darren Lehmann bemoaned the lack of runs provided by their top order, and said that he was working on getting the right balance for the upcoming Tests against India

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Misbah gets his bucket-list hundred

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

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'I was just trying to hit every ball' - Misbah

After scoring a record hundred, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said that he had played to help the side score as many runs as possible in quick time while giving No. 3 batsman Azhar Ali a chance to score his second century of the Test

Day 3

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Pakistan bowlers extend dominance

Pakistan swept through Australia on day three in Abu Dhabi, with Mitchell Marsh offering the only resistance in an innings that more or less sealed the series for Misbah-ul-Haq's men

Day 2

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Younis and Misbah subdue Australia

Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq helped Pakistan put up a dominant 570 for 6, taking a position of absolute power over Australia on the second day of the Abu Dhabi Test

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Haddin injures right shoulder

Australia's wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is believed to have suffered an injury to the AC joint in his right shoulder after landing awkwardly while diving for a catch

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Younis stays modest as records tumble

There may be debates over whether he is Pakistan's greatest Test batsman, but Younis Khan wants to be remembered as a team man whose performances made his country proud

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Younis can, but can Australia?

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

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Younis enters 8000 club

Stats highlights from the second day of the second Test between Australia and Pakistan at Abu Dhabi

Day 1

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Azhar focused on making starts count

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

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A busy day at the ideas factory

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

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Doolan loses out to 'x-factor' Maxwell

Alex Doolan's inertia at the crease in Dubai cost him his place for the second Test in Abu Dhabi, according to Australia's coach Darren Lehmann


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Misbah eyes rare Australia-series win

Misbah-ul-Haq is very keen to add to Pakistan's list of home-venue Test series victories against Australia, when the second match in Abu Dhabi gets underway

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Steven Smith, the Australian who dares to attack spin

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

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Clarke stresses on perspective before second Test

Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that while the loss in the first Test to Pakistan was disappointing, it was important not to get carried away with the defeat

In the realms of possibility?


Most balls that Australia have played to draw a Test (v WI, 1961). They need to play about 828 balls (or 138 overs) to save this Test

Toying with the Aussies


Number of times that Pakistan have declared both innings of Test - their first time against Australia

World Record, again


Misbah scored his hundred off 56 balls, equaling Viv Richards record for the fastest hundred in Tests

World Record Alert


Number of balls in which Misbah got to 50, a world record for the fastest fifty. He needed only 24 mins, also a world record

Historic High for Younis


Number of runs scored by Younis Khan in this series - the most by a Pakistan batsman in a two-match series

Third wicket triple


Number of times that a Pak pair has posted three 50+ third wicket partnerships in a series - the first was Younis/Yusuf v India (2006)

Change of gears


Runs scored by Pakistan in the first five overs. They scored 21 in the next ten.

Bang bang poof


Runs scored by Pakistan in the first over of the innings - the most runs since 2001 by any team in the first over when a wicket has fallen

Massive lead looming


Number of years since Pakistan have secured a 300+ first innings lead against Australia - this has happened twice (1988 and 1982)

The Tumbling Top


Number of times this series that Aus have lost 5 wickets for 100 runs or less

What's with No. 6


Steven Smith's average batting at No. 6 in 14 inns; he averages 52.17 batting at 5 and 60.50 batting at 7

Familiar troubles


Australia have failed to reach 100 before the fall of their fourth wicket in five of their last eight innings in Asia

Not quite the Don


No. of centuries at No. 3 by Australia's batsmen since Ponting retirement (41 innings) - both by Shane Watson.