Pakistan beat Australia in second Test, win series

Ross Houston
October 19, 2018

Usman Khawaja, whose herculean century helped Australia salvage a draw in the first test, couldn't bat in the second innings after tearing a left knee cartilage in the warmup on Thursday.

Pakistan, who could have overtaken Sri Lanka with a 2-0 series win, remain in seventh position but have advanced from 88 to 95 points and to within two points of Sri Lanka.

Sarfraz said both teams were missing experienced players, with Pakistan's Test unit in a transition phase after last year's retirement of senior batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq.

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


"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". "Take each delivery as it comes".

The former England captain may have scored nearly 8,000 global runs and 18 Test centuries, but he says Abbas is the type of bowler that would make him "poop his pants".

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When he claimed his 50th wicket in his 10th Test, Abbas became the joint-second fastest to achieve the feat from Pakistan alongside the legendary Waqar Younis, Asif and Shabbir Ahmed.


That wicket saw Abbas's calendar-year record read 35 wickets at 11.74 at the time of writing.

Head and Finch put on 61 runs for the second wicket while Starc (28) and Labuschagne added 67 for the sixth wicket, but it only delayed the inevitable. The ball, however, did not cross the boundary line and stopped just before the ropes, Mitchell Starc picked up the ball and threw it to wicketkeeper Paine.

Pakistan made 282 in their first innings and then bowled out Australia for a paltry 145, gaining a match winning 137-run lead.


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