Published: Fri, October 19, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Pakistan beat Australia to claim biggest ever Test win and clinch series

Pakistan beat Australia to claim biggest ever Test win and clinch series

"There's no doubt this [the battling collapses] has been happening for too long for the Australian cricket team, not just our Test team but probably domestically there's a lot of collapses throughout our batting group and I think a lot of it can be technical".

Abbas completed match figures of 10-95 after backing up his first-inning 5-44 with 5-62 second time around as Australia - shorn of first-Test hero Usman Khawaja due to a knee injury - were skittled for 164 chasing a notional 538 for victory.

Abbas had jolted Australia with four wickets off just 23 balls while Yasir Shah finished with 3-45 to give Pakistan their tenth series win on the neutral venues of United Arab Emirates.

Australia last won a series in Asia when they beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in 2011 and with this latest crushing defeat, their wait for another goes on.

Pakistan were forced to play their home matches in UAE since attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009.

Khawaja, who batted for nearly nine hours in Dubai last week to earn Australia a draw in the first Test, may need to undergo surgery on his meniscus tear and could be sidelined for eight weeks.

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Among those was South African pacer Dale Steyn, who commended the youngster on his bowling display and said he sees a future number one bowler in Abbas. However, Fakhar Zaman's and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed's fighting knock of 94 each helped them to post a good total on the board. "The way we recovered from 57-5 on day one was remarkable".

Vaughan tweeted: 'Having watched Mohammad Abbas now for over a year, I have decided he would get me out every time within about 6 balls. "There's certainly no sugar coating that we've got some real issues with our batting".

Mitchell Starc soon retrieved the ball and threw it back to wicketkeeper Tim Paine, who ran Ali out, leaving the Pakistani duo looking stunned and sheepish.

Australia had reached 155-7 at lunch with the writing very much on the wall.

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