Pakistan belts Australia to claim second test, UAE series


He didn't field on Thursday when he was hurt in the warmup, and Australia revealed on Friday he tore a cartilage in his left knee and won t bat in the second innings.

The medium-pacer crushed any hopes of an Australian fightback in the second Test when he dismissed Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Aaron Finch and Tim Paine in a stunning day-four spell in which the tourists added just seven runs.

The comical run out left twitterati laughing as several described it as one of the most unbelievable run-outs in the history of cricket.

Legspinner Yasir Shah ran through the tailenders with 3-45, finishing off the match by having Jon Holland caught in the slips on 3.

The 26-year-old went wicketless in three Asia Cup matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month, losing his place in the country's Test squad as well as in the ongoing series against Australia.

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"It looks like (Australia) hadn't prepared or that they took him a little easy", Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed said after the second Test.

It was Abbas, 28, who destroyed Australia with a haul of 17 wickets in the series - becoming the first Pakistani fast bowler to take ten wickets in a Test since Mohammad Asif did so against Sri Lanka at Kandy in 2006.

Pakistan, who were denied victory in the opening match after Usman Khawaja scored 141 in the final innings, pushed their lead over 200 in the final session of day two. "We have to groom them all to become a good Test team", said Sarfraz. Abbas tested our defence time and time again. "We know as a batting group and as a team we're certainly a long way off the finished product, and we've got some work to do".

For some, it was just another day in Pakistan cricket. However, the ball slowed down as it approached the ropes and just inches before the boundary line, it stopped.

Both the teams now play a series of three Twenty20 internationals with the first in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.