Pakistan ride pacer Mohammad Abbas to Test series win over Australia

This Moment From The Pakistan Australia Test Will Leave You In Splits

This Moment From The Pakistan Australia Test Will Leave You In Splits

Seamer Mohammad Abbas grabbed a match haul of 10-95 as Pakistan recorded an emphatic 373-run victory over Australia in the second test to clinch the series 1-0 on Friday.

This becomes Australia's heaviest defeat against Pakistan, beating the 356-run hammering at this same venue four years ago.

Underrated and seemingly forgotten in Australia's preparations, Mohammad Abbas had the last laugh when he claimed top honours in Pakistan's Test series victory in the UAE.

In their absence, Khawaja was his side's most important player and the team's batting collapses against Pakistan highlighted just how vulnerable they are without them.

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur's disbelieving reaction said it all as Azhar fell for 64 to leave the hosts at 160-4 and leading Australia by 297 runs in their second innings.

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Australian opener Usman Khawaja could not bat after suffering a recurrence of a knee injury during practice on Thursday. Abbas then had Mitchell Marsh lbw on 5 when Pakistan successfully went for a video referral against umpire Richard Illingworth's not out decision.

Aaron Finch also fell lbw to Abbas on 31 and Paine followed three balls later, failing to offer a shot to a delivery which angled back into the right-hander and knocked over his off stump.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah picked up two wickets in as many overs, sending Mitchell Starc (28) and Peter Siddle (3) back to the pavilion. "Mohammad Abbas", the 35-year-old fast bowler said on Twitter. Babar Azam missed a maiden hundred by one run but he and Sarfraz Ahmed (81) put on a 133-run partnership for the sixth wicket.

On the third day, Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali and Shafiq were involved in one of the most freakish runouts in the history of Test cricket.

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

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