Player of the Match
Player of the Match
30dThe 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

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Babar Azam
99(171) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 8 7 15 23 9 14 19
Fakhar Zaman
94(198) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 26 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
3 10 14 4 11 17 6 29

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Abbas
O12.4
M4
R33
W5
Eco2.60
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
3W
Mohammad Abbas
O17
M2
R62
W5
Eco3.64
RHB
OFFLEG
3W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

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 days

16,17,18,19 October 2018 (5-day match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Alex Malcolm

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
0
Yasir Shah to Holland, no run, sharp leg break, fizzes from off stump past the edge
49.2
0
Yasir Shah to Holland, no run, looped up on middle and he is forward to defend
49.1
0
Yasir Shah to Holland, no run, leg break, well outside leg, it's full, he defends on the front foot

END OF OVER:
49 | 6 Runs | AUS: 164/8

  • JM Holland3 (8b)
  • NM Lyon6 (21b)
  • 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
0
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

Australia 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10SE MarshAJ Finch
2nd61AJ FinchTM Head
3rd6AJ FinchMR Marsh
4th1AJ FinchM Labuschagne
5th0TD PaineM Labuschagne
6th67MA StarcM Labuschagne
7th6PM SiddleM Labuschagne
8th4NM LyonM Labuschagne
9th9JM HollandNM Lyon