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Unplayable Abbas takes 10 as Pakistan rout Australia

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Mohammad Abbas took 10-95 in the match as Pakistan romped to a 373-wicket win over Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi.

The victory secured a 1-0 series-win for Pakistan, who were without captain Sarfraz Ahmed in the field on this fourth day, having been taken to hospital following the blow to his helmet from Peter Siddle the day before.

With Australia resuming at 47-1 on the fourth morning, in pursuit of 538, Abbas ran through the top and middle order to crush the visitors’ hopes of saving the Test as they had done in Dubai, with Yasir Shah polishing off the tail.

It was Abbas’ first 10-wicket haul in Tests.

Australia slipped down to fifth in the ICC rankings as a result of the defeat.


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