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2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, October 16 - 19, 2018, Pakistan v Australia
282 & 400/9d
(T:538) 145 & 164

Pakistan won by 373 runs

Player Of The Match
5/33 & 5/62
Player Of The Series
17 wkts
Pakistan 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan 1st Innings 
lbw b Labuschagne94198-8147.47
c Labuschagne b Starc410-1040.00
c & b Lyon1548-2031.25
c Head b Lyon01-000.00
c Labuschagne b Lyon02-000.00
b Lyon02-000.00
c Siddle b Labuschagne94129-7072.86
c †Paine b Labuschagne1226-1046.15
b MR Marsh2834-3182.35
b Starc1022-0145.45
not out 418-0022.22
Extras(b 11, lb 6, nb 4)21
TOTAL81 Ov (RR: 3.48)282
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Mohammad Hafeez, 2.6 ov), 2-57 (Azhar Ali, 19.5 ov), 3-57 (Haris Sohail, 19.6 ov), 4-57 (Asad Shafiq, 21.2 ov), 5-57 (Babar Azam, 21.4 ov), 6-204 (Fakhar Zaman, 58.4 ov), 7-226 (Bilal Asif, 64.3 ov), 8-247 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 72.6 ov), 9-264 (Yasir Shah, 75.3 ov), 10-282 (Mohammad Abbas, 80.6 ov)
2.6 to Mohammad Hafeez, Caught at short leg! Incredible catch! They are going upstairs to check the catch. It was full swinging into the pads, he clipped it firmly off the bat straight to Labuschagne at short leg, it hit him in the inner thigh, dropped onto his right knee as he folded down, it bobbled into the calf, he scooped it up with his right hand and it stopped between his legs as he rolled onto his back! What a catch!. 5/1
80.6 to Mohammad Abbas, castles him with a delightful yorker that hits middle of middle. The batsman was perhaps expecting a bouncer, but completely froze as he saw his coming furiously fast at his toes. Missed it completely and heard the stumps rattle. Too good, a Starc special.. 282/10
75.3 to Yasir Shah, the leg stump goes for a walk. Superb yorker-length delivery from Mitch. Full, straight, angling in to cramp Yasir for room as he swings and misses. Too fast for him to make contact with this. Pakistan nine down.. 264/9
19.5 to Azhar Ali, this time Azhar is gone, and it's flight from Lyon that has done him in! He was looking to step out and drive against the turn inside-out, didn't get to the pitch, defeated by the dip and only managed to get a thick inside edge as the bat face turned in his hand. Lyon wasn't going to miss that dolly. Azhar Ali's poor run continues. An opportunity went begging in the previous over, not this time around.. 57/2
19.6 to Haris Sohail, this is a sensational catch at silly point and Lyon is on a hat-trick. Sohail is gone for a first-ball duck. There's drift and bounce from middle, Sohail jabs at this, goes straight off the face of the bat and this is an excellent reflex-action catch by Travis Head. Trouble for Pakistan. What a morning this is turning out to be for Australia.. 57/3
21.2 to Asad Shafiq, has this lobbed off an inside edge to short leg? Australia have reviewed. S Ravi was firm in saying not-out. Let's see. There's turn, sharp one at that and there's a very slight deflection onto the pad off an inside edge, or so it appeared. Even before the catch was taken, Paine was pretty sure there was a thin edge. Snicko says there was clearly a spike and so Australia have three wickets in four balls. Excellent decision to go for the review. Could've been a tricky one considering they've already lost one, but they went with it and now stand vindicated. Real trouble for Pakistan.. 57/4
21.4 to Babar Azam, what a ball, they're imploding sensationally and this is a poor shot that isn't going to earn him any credit as he walks back. Mickey Arthur is furious. Perfectly pitched. There's a lot of flight from outside off, Babar steps out to drive inside out but is beaten by the dip and turn. He leaves a huge gap between bat and pad, the ball breaks in to beat his swing and crash into the stumps. Lyon can't believe what he's just seen. Sensational morning, a morning of madness. Pakistan are committing hara-kiri. Pakistan have now lost four wickets in six deliveries for no runs . 57/5
58.4 to Fakhar Zaman, sharp turn again from length, Fakhar plays down the wrong line. Was he expecting the googly? Lunged for it and played way outside. Enough gap for the ball to sneak in to hit him just below the knee roll. There wasn't much bounce so height was never going to be in question. Ball tracking confirms this would've gone on to smash into leg. Australia have a big breakthrough at the stroke of tea. What a disappointment, Fakhar falls short of a maiden century. But he's played wonderfully well. Rare lapse in concentration with the tea interval imminent. Labuschagne's legend as a partnership breaker takes another small step.. 204/6
64.3 to Bilal Asif, Edged behind! Superb leg break! This is a quintessential leg spinners dismissal. Tossed up outside off, Bilal reaches out to defend, it just turns and bounces just enough, not a lot, to catch the outside edge, Paine takes a great catch opening up to his right. Brilliant from Labuschagne.. 226/7
72.6 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, caught at cover! A brain fade from the skipper! Mid off was up for the last ball of the over, he tossed up a leg break, Sarfraz backed away and tried to launched a six over long off to bring up a century, he sliced it high to cover, Siddle sat under it for an eternity, he bobbled it a couple of times but held onto the catch in the end. The end for Sarfraz. A superb innings from the skipper.. 247/8
Australia 1st Innings 
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas313-0023.07
c Fakhar Zaman b Bilal Asif3983-5046.98
lbw b Mohammad Abbas410-0040.00
c Haris Sohail b Mohammad Abbas39-0033.33
c Asad Shafiq b Mohammad Abbas1422-1063.63
c Asad Shafiq b Yasir Shah1337-2035.13
run out (Yasir Shah)2549-1051.02
lbw b Bilal Asif311-0027.27
lbw b Mohammad Abbas3445-1275.55
b Bilal Asif211-0018.18
not out 214-0014.28
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL50.4 Ov (RR: 2.86)145
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Usman Khawaja, 4.2 ov), 2-20 (Peter Siddle, 6.6 ov), 3-36 (Shaun Marsh, 10.6 ov), 4-56 (Travis Head, 18.1 ov), 5-75 (Mitchell Marsh, 27.2 ov), 6-85 (Aaron Finch, 30.6 ov), 7-91 (Tim Paine, 34.4 ov), 8-128 (Marnus Labuschagne, 43.4 ov), 9-132 (Nathan Lyon, 46.2 ov), 10-145 (Mitchell Starc, 50.4 ov)
4.2 to UT Khawaja, the decision to continue with Abbas has worked and Pakistan have a huge wicket, of the man who tormented them, who stonewalled them in Dubai. This is a length ball slipping down leg, Khawaja looks to tickle it fine and in the process gets some bat on it. Sarfraz instinctively moves to his right and dives full stretch to complete this one-handed grab. This is a big wicket, make no mistake. It's that superhero Abbas, 50th Test wicket for him. . 16/1
6.6 to PM Siddle, Siddle was expecting this to be outside off, but is suddenly rushed into defending it as the ball comes back in a long way to pin him plumb in front of middle. Shocking decision to not give it out on the field by umpire S Ravi. The height was never in doubt and hawkeye confirms this would've smashed into leg stump. Siddle has to go and Pakistan end the day on a high. What an end for them, Abbas has been terrific. What a rockstar.. 20/2
10.6 to SE Marsh, edged at caught at first slip! Abbas does it again! This was a beauty, perfect length, drew the forward defence, got went on with the angle, took the edge and flew low to Haris at first slip and he took a good catch. He made it look comfortable.. 36/3
18.1 to TM Head, Edged to second slip! Brilliant from Abbas! Magic bowling from Mohammad. He goes around the wicket to Head, angles in, good length, draws the prodding blade, and angled the blade to mid on, nips away, takes the edge and it flies quickly to second slip and Shafiq pouches the catch easily.. 56/4
50.4 to MA Starc, brilliant yorker, he jams the bat down, there's a LBW appeal! Umpire says not out. Pakistan review. They think it hit the foot first. The slow motion replay has the ball sneaking under the bat. The third umpire confirms it has gone under the bat. It hit the back foot flush after that. Ball tracking has it crashing into the base of middle and leg. The decision will be overturned. Starc is out.. 145/10
27.2 to MR Marsh, taken! First slip scoops that up. Full just outside off, and Marsh is tempted to get bat to ball. Defends off the front foot, but the legbreak takes the outside edge and then goes to Asad Shafiq's left.. 75/5
30.6 to AJ Finch, taken at short leg! Finch is out. Full outside off, and he looks to nudge the incoming ball towards the leg side. Takes the glove, then hits his pads, and Fakhar dives to his left to complete the catch. 85/6
34.4 to TD Paine, good length outside off, and spinning sharply into his pads! Extra bounce too, and Paine is trapped in front of the stumps. Ball hits his front leg, and the umpire raises his finger! Paine reviews after having a consultation with the non-striker. Definitely no bat. What does ball tracking say? It's clipping the outside of leg stump! So close, but Paine must make his way back.. 91/7
46.2 to NM Lyon, bowled him! Clean bowled, knocking off stump out of the ground! This was tossed up slower outside off, he was deceived for pace as he tried to sweep again off balance, he was through the shot, missed it and it crashed into off stump and flattened it.. 132/9
Pakistan 2nd Innings 
c & b Lyon6683-7079.51
c Head b Starc613-0046.15
run out (Starc/†Paine)64141-4045.39
st †Paine b Lyon1763-0026.98
c sub (AC Agar) b Labuschagne4490-2048.88
lbw b MR Marsh99171-6357.89
lbw b Labuschagne81123-5165.85
c Head b Lyon1521-1171.42
lbw b Lyon45-1080.00
not out 08-000.00
not out 04-000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 2)4
TOTAL120 Ov (RR: 3.33)400/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.2 ov), 2-106 (Fakhar Zaman, 25.5 ov), 3-154 (Haris Sohail, 49.2 ov), 4-160 (Azhar Ali, 52.3 ov), 5-235 (Asad Shafiq, 74.3 ov), 6-368 (Babar Azam, 109.5 ov), 7-390 (Bilal Asif, 115.1 ov), 8-394 (Yasir Shah, 115.6 ov), 9-400 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 118.2 ov)
4.2 to Mohammad Hafeez, soft! The birthday boy falls for six. Full just outside off, and Hafeez looked to check-drive, but it's been hit with hard hands, and it goes straight to Head at short cover. 15/1
25.5 to Fakhar Zaman, caught and bowled! Incredible catch! Wow. This amazing from Lyon. He tossed it up, Fakhar lined this up and hammered a flat drive, head high straight back at Lyon, he had no time to react at all, he stuck his hands up in front of his face and hung onto the missile before it took his teeth out! He is so good off his own bowling.. 106/2
49.2 to Haris Sohail, stumped! Brilliantly bowled! Haris jumped down the track really early, it was beautifully flighted, a bit slower, Haris got nowhere near the pitch trying to drive, it pitched and spun away and Paine had a week to complete the stumping as he was so far out of his ground. Good reward for pressure built by Lyon.. 154/3
115.1 to Bilal Asif, what's happened here? full on off stump, and Bilal tries to defend, but the ball takes the outside edge, hits Paine's pads, and then balloons into the hands of the diving short-leg fielder. 390/7
115.6 to Yasir Shah, full on off, and skidding into middle. Yasir offers no shot as the ball raps him right in front of middle. Lyon appeals and the umpire raises his finger, but Yasir has convinced Sarfraz to review it. Let's see what ball tracking has to say... and that's nicking the outside of leg stump. Yasir has to go.. 394/8
74.3 to Asad Shafiq, caught at backward point! This was short and wide and it just stopped in the wicket a fraction, he tried to cut and sliced it in the air to backward point and Ashton Agar, the substitute, took a comfortable knee high catch.. 235/5
118.2 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, full on middle, and Sarfraz looks to slog sweep. Misses the shot, and the ball hits his front leg. Big appeal for lbw, and given by the umpire! Sarfraz reviews. Did that turn too much? That's the only question here. No bat involved either, so ball-tracking says out! Would've just nicked the outside of off stump. Pakistan at 400 for 9.. 400/9
109.5 to Babar Azam, LBW! Oh no! He's been given out hit on the knee roll. He reviews. This was a good length tailing back into middle, he played from the crease and missed. It hit him just above the knee roll. No inside edge. Ball tracking says hitting leg stump! Babar out for 99! What a shame for him. He batted beautifully and deserved a century.. 368/6
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 538 runs)
lbw b Mohammad Abbas3161-2050.81
b Mir Hamza46-1066.66
c sub (†Mohammad Rizwan) b Mohammad Abbas3653-5067.92
lbw b Mohammad Abbas55-10100.00
c sub (†Mohammad Rizwan) b Mohammad Abbas4378-5055.12
b Mohammad Abbas03-000.00
lbw b Yasir Shah2853-4052.83
lbw b Yasir Shah36-0050.00
not out 621-0028.57
c Haris Sohail b Yasir Shah312-0025.00
absent hurt------
Extras(lb 5)5
TOTAL49.4 Ov (RR: 3.30)164
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Shaun Marsh, 1.3 ov), 2-71 (Travis Head, 18.3 ov), 3-77 (Mitchell Marsh, 20.1 ov), 4-78 (Aaron Finch, 22.2 ov), 5-78 (Tim Paine, 22.5 ov), 6-145 (Mitchell Starc, 39.5 ov), 7-151 (Peter Siddle, 41.3 ov), 8-155 (Marnus Labuschagne, 46.2 ov), 9-164 (Jon Holland, 49.4 ov)
18.3 to TM Head, edged and caught behind! Beautiful bowling from around the wicket. This was angling in but a fifth stump line, he didn't heed to play, it just straightened a touch off the seam, he pushed at it, feathered a little nick through to Rizwan and he accepted his first catch gleefully!. 71/2
20.1 to MR Marsh, Huge LBW shout! Not out! Pakistan review. Good length nipping back and hit the back leg after missing the inside edge. Ball tracking says hitting! This is out! Plumb. Beautiful length, Abbas again nipping back into Marsh who has struggled with him all series, missed the inside edge as he defended from the crease, hit the back leg. Richard Illingworth maybe thought it was too high on first glance but Hawkeye had it hitting leg stump flush and comfortably below bail height.. 77/3
22.2 to AJ Finch, Huge LBW shout and out! No review. This is plumb. Great tactics and bowling. Keeper up keeping Finch in his crease after he had been batting well out of his ground. It was the perfect length, nipping back past the inside edge as he thrust his bat forward. Hit him flush on the knee roll infront of middle and off. A simple decision for the umpire. Abbas on fire!. 78/4
22.5 to TD Paine, Clean bowled! He let this go and it crashed into off stump! What was he thinking not offering a shot here?! This was a good length, just outside off, tailing back, he had to play, opted not to, and just waited to listen to the loud timber rattle. It knocked off stump out! Abbas took off in celebration. Incredible bowling. 78/5
46.2 to M Labuschagne, caught behind trying to pull! Given out! Labuschagne reviews immediately. This was a surprise short ball that got up very quickly, he tried to pull but it was slightly higher than chest high, beat him for pace and bounce, got a little feather of a top edge, there's a spike on ultra-edge! The decision stands. Ten for Abbas. What a performance!. 155/8
1.3 to SE Marsh, bowled him! What a seed this is! This is a jaffa. Angled in towards off, perfect length, it pitched and went away a fraction off the seam, beat the outside edge as he defended and clipped the top of off stump. Magnificent piece of bowling.. 10/1
39.5 to MA Starc, pinned right in front of the stumps. Starc went back into the crease to defend, but this one spun back in sharply to hit him in front of middle and leg. Should've played forward, made the grave mistake of playing back and then even reviewed it. What a waste, no inside edge and he's a goner. Set him up beautifully.. 145/6
41.3 to PM Siddle, drifting in, pitching on leg, spinning away sharply to square Siddle up. Looked straightforward and S Ravi had no doubts whatsoever. Siddle consulted with his partner and decided to walk off. This is a terrific exhibition of legspin bowling by Yasir Shah. Pakistan just two away from victory.. 151/7
49.4 to JM Holland, 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.. 164/9
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Tue, 16 Oct - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 20/2 (Aaron Finch 13*, 7 ov)
Wed, 17 Oct - day 2 - Pakistan 2nd innings 144/2 (Azhar Ali 54*, Haris Sohail 17*, 44 ov)
Thu, 18 Oct - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 47/1 (Aaron Finch 24*, Travis Head 17*, 12 ov)
Fri, 19 Oct - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 164 (49.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Mohammad Rizwan kept wickets in place of Sarfraz Ahmed from the start of day 4.
  • Australia: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (AJ Finch 20, TM Head 28, Ex 2)
  • Over 20.1: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - MR Marsh (Upheld)
  • Drinks: Australia - 78/4 in 22.2 overs (M Labuschagne 0)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 26.4 overs (160 balls), Extras 4
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (M Labuschagne 30, MA Starc 20, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: Australia - 133/5 in 33.0 overs (M Labuschagne 32, MA Starc 20)
  • Over 39.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - MA Starc (Struck down)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 41.2 overs (248 balls), Extras 5
  • Lunch: Australia - 155/7 in 45.0 overs (M Labuschagne 43, NM Lyon 0)
  • Over 46.2: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - M Labuschagne (Struck down)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultPakistan won the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2322
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 - day (5-day match)
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