Result
2nd Test, Australia tour of United Arab Emirates at Abu Dhabi, Oct 16-19 2018
282 & 400/9d
49.4 ov, target 538
145 & 164
Pakistan won by 373 runs
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Pakistan282(81 overs)
Australia145(50.4 overs)
Mohammad Abbas5/33(12.4)
Bilal Asif3/23(10)
Pakistan400/9d(120 overs)
Australia164(49.4 overs)
end of over 500 runs • 2 wicket
AUS: 164/10CRR: 3.3 
Nathan Lyon6 (21)
Yasir Shah21.4-5-45-3
Mohammad Abbas17-2-62-5

Thanks for joining us. Pakistan celebrate with the trophy and they thoroughly deserve it. They outplayed Australia in all facets. Mohammad Abbas was outstanding. Look out for Osman Samiuddin's analysis from the happy Pakistan camp. Daniel Brettig will take a look at what went wrong for Australia and where they head from here. On behalf of Shashank Kishore and Sreshth Shah, and our entire scoring and stats team, thanks for your company. Hope you can join us for the T20 series which begins on October 24 in Abu Dhabi. Until then, goodbye.

2.06pm Presentation Man of the match goes to Mohammad Abbas for his 10-wicket haul. He also wins the Man of the series award. What a series he had. He richly deserves it.

Australia captain Tim Paine: "Obviously really disappointing to have them 5 for 57 on day one and we let that opportunity slip. When you do that against really good teams in Test cricket you pay the price and I thought they batted really well after that in the first innings, put us under pressure and we weren't up to the challenge with the bat."

"I thought our bowlers toiled pretty well on that wicket. To bowl them out twice was not a bad effort. It's just our batting. Mohammad Abbas challenged our defence time and time again and as we've seen a number of times over the last couple of years we've come up short. There's certainly no sugar coating that we've got some real issues with our batting and we need to address it really quickly."

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has done the interview in Urdu. Shashank Kishore has translated for us: "The way Abbas has bowled all series is one of the biggest positives for us. I'm feeling fine, just wanted to see if there was concussion.

Fakhar has had an excellent debut, he's an important player. This team management wants to give confidence to young players. All the youngsters who have come through in recent times have done well. We have to groom them all. There was pressure, when the team loses there is pressure, the most important is that the team wins. Thankfully my batting performance in this Test contributed to the win."

2pm Pakistan were far too good for Australia in this Test and in the series. Incredible to think they were 5 for 57 on day one. But excellent innings from Fakhar and Sarfraz built a good total of 282. Then it was the Mohammad Abbas show. He ripped through Australia in the first innings. Babar Azam played an outstanding knock to make 99 and along with Sarfraz set up the huge fourth innings chase. Australia stood no chance. Abbas again the chief destroyer.

Reze : "What a performance by Abbas. I reckon he will be man of the match and man of the series."

Sajjad: "Looking back, Pakistan Would regret not winning this series 2-0. Came so close but Aus kept them away from the whitewash. "

Fiaz: "This is biggest test win by run before it was 356 against same opposition in 2014 at Abu Dhabi"


Pakistan celebrate and shake hands with the Australians. Usman Khawaja does not come out to bat due to his knee injury. A supreme performance from Pakistan and particularly Mohammad Abbas. He was simply outstanding, almost unplayable on a surface that wasn't supposed to be conducive to fast bowlers.

Mohammad Abbas becomes the first fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a match in the UAE. He would be favourite for man of the series.

49.4
w
Yasir Shah to Holland, OUT
caught at slip! Game over! This was a nicely shaped leg break outside off, he tried to drive, got a thick edge that flew low to second slip who pouched the catch easily at knee high.
JM Holland c Haris Sohail b Yasir Shah 3 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00
49.3
Yasir Shah to Holland, no run
sharp leg break, fizzes from off stump past the edge
49.2
Yasir Shah to Holland, no run
looped up on middle and he is forward to defend
49.1
Yasir Shah to Holland, no run
leg break, well outside leg, it's full, he defends on the front foot
end of over 496 runs
AUS: 164/8CRR: 3.34 
Jon Holland3 (8)
Nathan Lyon6 (21)
Mohammad Abbas17-2-62-5
Yasir Shah21-5-45-2
48.6
3
Mohammad Abbas to Holland, 3 runs
runs this with an open blade to third man, nicely done, good length on off, on the front foot he just open the face and run it with control fine of gully
48.5
Mohammad Abbas to Holland, no run
short into the ribs, he wanted to duck but it didn't get up, he just fended away to short leg
48.4
Mohammad Abbas to Holland, no run
short ball, bouncer, very high over leg stump, he ducks underneath it
48.3
1
Mohammad Abbas to Lyon, 1 run
short ball into the ribs, he rides the bounce and knocks this down on the leg side
48.2
Mohammad Abbas to Lyon, no run
short ball, angled down the leg side and he can't catch up with

Rao: "Pakistani players don't kiss the pitch. Its called Sajda, a religious way to thank Almighty Allah for achieving extraordinary."

I am getting an education from our readers. My apologies again. The first camera angle wasn't great. The second clearly showed it.

48.1
2
Mohammad Abbas to Lyon, 2 runs
angled into leg stump and he clips this through midwicket
end of over 483 runs
AUS: 158/8CRR: 3.29 
Jon Holland0 (5)
Nathan Lyon3 (18)
Yasir Shah21-5-45-2
Mohammad Abbas16-2-56-5
47.6
Yasir Shah to Holland, no run
good length, pushed through on off, he's forward and defending
47.5
3
Yasir Shah to Lyon, 3 runs
angled down leg, he tucks this fine and it runs away
47.4
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run
shorter ball, he goes back and defends off the back foot
47.3
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run
lopped up on middle, he stretches out and smothers the spin
47.2
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run
leg break, on off, he is forward and defending
47.1
Yasir Shah to Lyon, no run
good length, outside off, he defends into the off side
end of over 47Wicket maiden
AUS: 155/8CRR: 3.29 
Jon Holland0 (4)
Nathan Lyon0 (13)
Mohammad Abbas16-2-56-5
Yasir Shah20-5-42-2

Karim: "He didn't kiss the pitch, he prostrated. Many Muslim football players, and indeed the great Khabib Nurmagamedov, do the same as a way of thanking God. "

My apologies Karim. I am not familiar with that custom. Thank you for pointing that out.

46.6
Mohammad Abbas to Holland, no run
full on off, he defends into the off side
46.5
Mohammad Abbas to Holland, no run
good length, 129kph, angling into off, he defends awkwardly from the crease

Two slips and short leg in. Can he get 11?

Best performances - batsmen
Babar Azam
99 runs (171)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
487152391419
Fakhar Zaman
94 runs (198)
8 fours
1 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
cut shot
26 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
3101441117629
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Abbas
O
12.4
M
4
R
33
W
5
Eco
2.60
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
3W
Mohammad Abbas
O
17
M
2
R
62
W
5
Eco
3.64
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of United Arab Emirates 2018/19
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Abbas
Player Of The Series
Mohammad Abbas
Series resultPakistan won the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2322
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: Lunch 12.30-13.30; Tea: 15.30-16.00; Close: 17:30
Match days16,17,18,19 October 2018 (5-day match)
Test debut
Fakhar Zaman
Mir Hamza
Umpires
Richard Illingworth
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
Ahsan Raza
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle