result
2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, Oct 16 - 19 2018, Pakistan v Australia
282 & 400/9d
(target 538)145 & 164
Pakistan won by 373 runs
Player Of The Match
5/33 & 5/62
mohammad-abbas
Player Of The Series
17 wkts
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• The Report by Danyal Rasool

Abbas takes ten-for as Pakistan seal 1-0 series win

The 28-year old became the first fast bowler to record a ten-wicket haul in the UAE as Pakistan sealed an emphatic 373-run win

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Pakistan282/10(81 overs)1st INNINGS
Australia145/10(50.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Mohammad Abbas5/33(12.4)
Bilal Asif3/23(10)
Pakistan400/9(120 overs)2nd INNINGS
Australia164/9(49.4 overs)2nd INNINGS

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.

Jon Holland c Haris Sohail b Yasir Shah 3 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
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 Abbas 17-2-62-5
Yasir Shah 21-5-45-2
48.6
3
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
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
Abbas to Holland, no run

short ball, bouncer, very high over leg stump, he ducks underneath it

48.3
1
Abbas to Lyon, 1 run

short ball into the ribs, he rides the bounce and knocks this down on the leg side

48.2
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
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 Shah 21-5-45-2
Mohammad Abbas 16-2-56-5
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 Abbas 16-2-56-5
Yasir Shah 20-5-42-2

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
Abbas to Holland, no run

full on off, he defends into the off side

46.5
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?

46.4
Abbas to Holland, no run

very full, 131kph, targeting off, he is forward and pushing to mid off

46.3
Abbas to Holland, no run

leading edge, just falls short of gully! Cross seam short ball, he tried to work it to leg, closed the face, got a leading edge that looped up on the off side but gully could not get near it

Best performances - batters
Babar Azam portrait
Babar Azam PAK
99 runs (171)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
1 four
0 six
487152391419
Sarfaraz Ahmed portrait
Sarfaraz Ahmed PAK
94 runs (129)
7 fours
0 six
Control84%
Productive shot
cut shot
27 runs
3 fours
0 six
1441021207108
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Abbas portrait
Mohammad Abbas PAK
O
12.4
M
4
R
33
W
5
ECO
2.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
3W
Mohammad Abbas portrait
Mohammad Abbas PAK
O
17
M
2
R
62
W
5
ECO
3.64
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan v Australia
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Abbas
Mohammad Abbas
Player Of The Series
Mohammad Abbas
Mohammad Abbas
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)
Test debut
Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman
Mir Hamza
Mir Hamza
Umpires
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Richard Illingworth
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Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
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Ahsan Raza
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
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