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Pakistan Vs Australia Live Score (Test)

2nd Test | 16 October, 2018 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

164 / 9 Overs49.4 R/R3.30 Fours18 Sixes0 Extras5

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: Pakistan beat Australia by 373 runs

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Nathan Lyon 6 21 0 0
  • Test series done and dusted! Next stop? The T20I series, which begins on October 24. Before that, Australia take on UAE on Monday, October 22 in Abu Dhabi itself, at 2 pm local (1000 GMT). Big moment for the latter. Do join us then. In the meanwhile, you can do some globe trotting and check out the matches being played in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • 'TROPHY AAPKI !' says Ramiz Raja to a jubilant Sarfraz Ahmed, which means that the trophy is yours. The Pakistan team get into a huddle and there are smiles all around as the trophy is lifted. They thoroughly deserve this. They have been the dominant team throughout and should have won the series 2-0 but well, 1-0 is not bad. Australia have a lot of soul searching to do but unfortunately, they do not have much time, as their next Test is back home, where the conditions will be totally different. So even if they did learn lessons from this debacle, hard to see how they will use and apply those.
  • Victorious Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, says that he is fine now and had gone to the hospital due to concussion issues. Agrees that his 147-run stand with Zaman changed the tempo while Mohammad Abbas set up the win for them. Praises the debutant Fakhar for scoring 50-plus in both the innings but overall, he says that whoever played from the squad has done well. Which means, he adds, that the bench strength is really strong - only proper grooming is needed. On his own knock, he says that it is always important for a captain to perform which can motivate the team. On the upcoming T20I series, Sarfraz says that Australia are known to be a good T20I unit and they recently played against each other in Zimbabwe, where Pakistan did well. Stresses that the unit needs to do well in that format as well to challenge the Aussies.
  • Australian skipper, Tim Paine, admits that the first innings was where the match was lost - especially after Australia had Pakistan on the mat at 55/5. Feels that his bowlers did decently on that wicket, getting Pakistan all out twice (actually took 19 wickets) and blames the batsmen for the big loss. Rues the defensive technique for not being able to guts it out in the middle. Says further that they will go back to the dressing room and identify all the weak and strong points but is very disappointed that the team could not build on from the fight in Dubai. Says that there are a few positives in spite of the loss, citing Nathan Lyon as the biggest plus.
  • MOHAMMAD ABBAS HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH FOR HIS 10-WICKET HAUL AND MAN OF THE SERIES FOR 17 SCALPS. He is thankful to his stars and dedicates his performance to his daughter, whose birthday it was yesterday. On his bowling performance, he says that he just worked on his strengths, saw some videos about his lengths and lines, then worked on the weaknesses of the Aussie batsmen. Stresses that he just stuck to the basics, hitting a consistent line and length. Feels over the moon on getting his first 10-wicket haul, after missing out in England. On being asked about playing one-day cricket, Abbas says that if Pakistan want him to play ODIs, he is more than happy to do so.
  • So who do you think should be the Man Of The Match? Fakhar Zaman - for half centuries in both innings, or captain Sarfraz, who took the bull by the horns with his side reeling at 57/5 in the first innings or the man who is the talk of the town - Mohammad Abbas? Stay tuned for the presentation...
  • Talk about Pakistan - they nearly threw the advantage away after winning the toss but that 147-run stand between debutant Fakhar and captain Sarfraz turned the tides. Both were unlucky to miss out on their tons but had done enough damage on the Aussies who were tired in the heat. And then, on a lifeless pitch, Mohammad Abbas turned it up. A 10-fer in his 10th Test, which is actually commanding, considering that majority of his wickets have either come on highways or dust-bowls.
  • Whenever the Kangaroos travel, they kind of get a hiding. Does not matter who the opposition is. Their batting does not turn up while the same bowlers who roar back home, seem clueless for hours. Here, in the first innings, it was still a terrific effort to bowl out Pakistan on Day 1. However, inability to score even 200 saw them concede a big lead and come the second innings, well it was no surprise.
  • The Australians meanwhile, look downcast and glum. Totally outplayed but it is not the first time, is it? Beaten by Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, then by India in India, beaten by Bangladesh too, in Bangladesh and now a drubbing here. They came to the Middle East in 2014, lost heavily in both games and come 2018, the result has not been much different, save aside a last day fight in the first Test.
  • Whom do we see here? It is Sarfraz Ahmed. And straightaway the instructions come out as he shakes hand with coach Mickey Arthur. 'CHALO!' he yells, though with a smile, to his team mates. It is his first Test series win as a captain (Minimum 2 Tests). Does not look overjoyed but boy, he cannot hide his glee.
  • 49.4OUT! Edged and taken! VICTORY FOR PAKISTAN BY 373 RUNS! 4th biggest defeat for Australia in terms of runs and the biggest by that margin in Asia. Full and outside off, Holland looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge which flies straight to Haris Sohail at second slip. The celebrations begin and now come the handshakes. PAKISTAN WIN THE 2-MATCH SERIES 1-0!!!
  • 49.3Floated outside off, Holland pushes inside the line and gets beaten.
  • 49.2Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 49.1Full and around off, watchfully defended,
  • 48.6Outside off, dabbed past gully towards third man. Three runs taken. 164/8
  • 48.5The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 48.4A bouncer now, Holland ducks.
  • 48.3Defended off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 48.2A short ball, down the leg side, Nathan looks to pull but misses.
  • 48.1A short ball, pulled away for a brace.
  • 47.6The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 158/8
  • 47.5Full and down the leg side, Lyon tickles it fine. Three runs taken.
  • 47.4On middle and leg, punched back to the bowler.
  • 47.3Around off, defended watchfully.
  • 47.2Around off, pushed towards cover.
  • 47.1Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 46.6Full and outside off, pushed towards mid off. 155/8
  • 46.5A bouncer outside off, left alone.
  • 46.4Full and outside off, pushed towards mid off.
  • 46.3IN THE AIR... JUST FALLS SHORT OF GULLY! A short ball, around middle, Holland looks to tuck it to the leg side but the bounce does him in. Takes the top edge but does not carry to gully.
  • Jon Holland is the last man in because Usman Khawaja will not come out to bat.
  • 46.2OUT! Abbas gets his 10-fer. What a spell of bowling from the fast bowler. It was short of a length outside off, Marnus Labuschagne caught by surprise, tried to pull it but got the bottom edge and it was an easy catch to the keeper. Marnus Labuschagne takes the review but the Ultra Edge shows there is a spike when the ball passes the bat and he has to go back disappointed. The ball got big on him. Australia are 8 down. Missed out on a deserving half century.
  • Caught behind! Is that the end of Labuschagne? He has been given out caught but it has been reviewed.
  • 46.1Abbas starts of with a back of a length delivery on middle, Marnus defends it on the back foot.
  • Mohammad Abbas to continue.
  • 45.6The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 155/7
  • 45.5Full and outside off, Lyon looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge past gully.
  • 45.4Outside off, left alone.
  • 45.3Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 45.2MISSED EVERYTHING! Or did it? Replays seem to indicate that was wicket number 8. Floated generously around middle, Lyon looks to flick but misses. Now, to the naked eye, it seemed like it missed the bat and pad. However, replays show that the ball hit on the boot while Hawk Eye showed it to be hitting the leg stump! Pakistan did not appeal at all because they probably did not realize that the ball hit the boot at all.
  • 45.1Tossed up outside off, Lyon gets a good stride forward and lets it go.
  • The players are back out in the middle. Yasir Shah to start off proceedings after the break. Nathan Lyon to face. Here we go...
  • Welcome back to a still overcast, but slightly better-looking Abu Dhabi. The clouds are still hovering but there is a significant patch of blue as well. The drizzle has stopped completely.
  • ... DAY 4, FINAL SESSION ??? ...
  • What now for Australia? They have got a good whole hour to ponder on what to do. Nothing much can be expected from the tail-enders, except maybe a bit of a rearguard action. Could they hang around to help Labuschagne get to his 50? Then probably his century? If they do that, it could put some healing on the wounds. Join us back at 1330 local (0930 GMT) for all the action from the second session.
  • Just as we thought that Abbas would be the sole wicket taker today, Yasir Shah joined the party towards the end of the session with two scalps to his name. With the way the pitch is turning, he might be the sole obstacle in Abbas' path to get a fifer.
  • Australia started Day 4 nicely, scoring runs in boundaries. They scored 24 runs in 6 overs before the deadly spell of Mohammad Abbas came about. He struck in his 4th over and got 4 wickets in the space of 18 balls. At that point of time, it looked like the Aussies would get rolled over in the first session itself but Mitchell Starc and Marnus Labuschagne got a decent partnership going.
  • What a session. 33 overs, 108 runs and 6 WICKETS. Given the way Abbas was bowling, it looked like we will never have a second session at all.
  • 44.6On the pads, Labuschagne misses out, flicking it straight to square leg. LUNCH ON DAY 4! 155/7
  • 44.5Full and just outside off, well blocked out.
  • 44.4Full and straight, well blocked out.
  • 44.3Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 44.2The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
  • 44.1Full on middle, flicked towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 43.6On middle and leg, flicked towards short leg who has a shy at the stumps and hits them. Deflects the ball behind but the batsmen do not run. 153/7
  • 43.5Around off, defended from the crease.
  • 43.4Short and in line of the stumps, cut through sweeper cover for a single.
  • 43.3The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
  • 43.2Full and outside off, Labuschagne looks to defend but the ball bites off the pitch, explodes and Marnus just about defends.
  • 43.1Full and outside off, watchfully prodded to the off side.
  • 42.6A yorker on middle, dug out to the bowler. Terrific bowling. 152/7
  • 42.5Full on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket.
  • 42.4Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 42.3Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 42.2On middle, swinging in, pushed towards mid on.
  • 42.1Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • Time for the kill. Here returns Mohammad Abbas. 13-1-53-4 so far.
  • 41.6Short and outside off, punched towards cover. 151/7
  • 41.5Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 41.4The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • Nathan Lyon walks in at number 9, replacing Siddle.
  • 41.3OUT! LBW! Number 2 for Yasir. Beautiful bowling. He tosses this around leg, Siddle looks to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. Yasir appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Siddle walks across to his partner, has a chat about the review but then is asked to go back. Oh dear...REPLAYS SHOW THE BALL WAS PITCHED OUTSIDE LEG. Might have just delayed the inevitable a bit more, had the review been taken.
  • 41.2Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. A run out attempt by the fielder but the batsman makes it home. They manage to come back for the second. 150 UP FOR AUSTRALIA.
  • 41.1Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 40.6Full and outside off, driven wide of mid off for a run. 148/6
  • 40.5Full and outside off, Peter looks to drive but gets an outside edge past slip. A single taken.
  • 40.4The batsman works it down the leg side.
  • 40.3Massive turn! Pitched on middle, spinning down the leg side, Siddle misses his flick.
  • 40.2The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 40.1Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 39.6Defended off the back foot by the batsman. The continuous dot balls from Yasir have made an impact. 145/6
  • Peter Siddle walks in at number 8, replacing Starc.
  • 39.5OUT! LBW! Cannot blame Starc for using up Australia's review, nor can we blame him for missing that ball. It was tossed up around middle and leg and he stayed back to flick, thinking it will turn. But the ball did not turn much and beat the inside edge, hitting him on the front pad. Yasir appealed and umpire Ravi's finger was up in a flash. Starc reviewed it but in vain. End of the 67-run stand.
  • Starc has been adjudged LBW! Needless to say, he has reviewed it. Looks out though...
  • 39.4The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 39.3Full and outside leg, Starc looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
  • 39.2Full and outside off, Labischagne looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge which sneaks past second slip. A single taken.
  • 39.1Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 38.6The batsman defends it from within the crease. 144/5
  • 38.5Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 38.4The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 38.3Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.
  • 38.2Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 38.1Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 37.6Around leg stump, worked towards mid on. Back-to-back maidens for Yasir Shah. 144/5
  • 37.5Floated around middle and off, well blocked out.
  • 37.4Full and around leg stump, defended watchfully.
  • 37.3This time he uses his feet and drives the ball towards mid off.
  • 37.2Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 37.1Extra pace from Yasir, nearly skids through the defense, but Labuschagne pushes it towards cover.
  • 36.6Was that a nick? Nope. Full and outside off, Starc reaches out to defend but misses. Rizwan behind collects and then initially appeals. The bowler joins him but then the keeper bails out. No review. 144/5
  • 36.5Landed outside off, Starc feels for it but misses.
  • 36.4Nicely flighted outside off, driven towards long off for a single.
  • 36.3Full and down the leg side, Labuschagne leans and flicks it fine for a couple.
  • 36.2Landed outside off, extra overspin, good bounce, played in front of short leg.
  • 36.1Full toss outside off, Starc cover-drives it neatly to the man in the deep for a single.
  • Bilal Asif has finally been given the ball. 2-1-5-0 last night.
  • 35.6Floated outside off, ML lunges and blocks to end a very good maiden over from Yasir. 140/5
  • 35.5This one skids on, Marnus goes back and blocks.
  • 35.4Full and around middle, pretty straight, watchfully defended.
  • 35.3Outside off, punched towards cover.
  • 35.2The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 35.1Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • 34.6Fuller in length, pretty straight, blocked towards cover. 140/5
  • 34.5MISTIMED BUT FOUR! He is going for broke now. The stand moves to 62 from 72 balls. A short ball outside off, Starc takes it on, goes for the pull but is done in by the height. He miscues it over mid on but makes good enough connection to beat the fielder towards the ropes.
  • 34.4A short ball, Starc looks to pull that but gets a bottom edge towards mid on.
  • 34.3On middle and leg, flicked towards short mid-wicket.
  • 34.2Around off, punched towards cover.
  • 34.1EDGED AWAY. On a length outside off, Starc looks to punch it through the covers but gets a thick outside edge behind gully towards third man. Two runs taken.
  • 33.6Full and around off, watchfully blocked out. 134/5
  • 33.5Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 33.4On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 33.3Outside leg, swept past leg gully but backward square leg mops it up.
  • 33.2Around middle and leg, Starc looks to flick but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs up, hits the bat, then drops down.
  • 33.1Floated outside off, pushed towards cover.
  • Second DRINKS BREAK of the session. Because it is an extended one, of 150 minutes to be precise. Pakistan have been all over Australia but the last few minutes have provided some soothing to the visitors. With Abbas out of the attack and the field, there seems to be breathing space and the tourists have managed to stop the wicket flow for now. For how long though, is the question, Marnus Labuschagne has looked extremely good and any score in excess of 50 in this inning will do his confidence a world of good.
  • 32.6The batsman defends it from within the crease. 10 from the over. Hamza's figures read 5-0-34-1. 133/5
  • 32.5Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They manage to come back for the second.
  • 32.4FOUR! Fine way to bring up the 50-run stand! Half volley outside off, Labuschagne reaches out and drives it through covers again for the second boundary of the over!
  • 32.3Outside off, left alone.
  • 32.2On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket.
  • 32.1FOUR! MAGNIFICENT! Full and outside off, Labuschagne reaches out and drives it through the covers for a boundary! He is playing his shots, no matter what.
  • 31.6The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads for a single. 123/5
  • 31.5Full and outside off, pushed wide of mid off for a single. Moves to 20 from 31 balls.
  • 31.4Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 31.3Around off, spinning in a long way, Starc tucks it towards mid-wicket.
  • 31.2The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
  • 31.1Floated outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 30.6IN THE AIR, JUST OVER! FOUR! Full and outside off, Starc looks to drive but the ball stops in the pitch a touch. He is already through with his shot and the ball just evades a leaping Azhar Ali at mid off to the fence behind. The stand moves to 42 from 48 balls. 120/5
  • 30.5The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 30.4Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 30.3Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 30.2Down the leg side, Starc misses his flick and is hit on the pads. An LBW appeal ensues but the ball was going down leg. A quick leg bye taken in the meanwhile.
  • 30.1Outside off, on a length, a push and a miss.
  • Change of bowling. Mir Hamza gets a chance to bowl, giving Abbas a break. 3-0-19-1 it was last evening.
  • 29.6Full and outside off, driven straight to cover. 114/5
  • 29.5The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 29.4Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 29.3Around off, a tad short, ML looks to flick but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 29.2SAFE. Labuschagne has got his foot back in. A lovely floater from Yasir, slightly wide outside off. The batsman looks to drive but is beaten by the turn. Mohammad Rizwan collects the ball and then takes the bails off, with an appeal. From the first instance, it looks out with Marnus well out of his crease. But seems like the keeper took a bit too long to take the bails off, by which time the batsman got his foot back in.
  • Is that a stumping? Referred upstairs. Labuschagne did drag his foot outside the line. Did he get it back in?
  • 29.1Pitched outside leg, Labuschagne looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
  • 28.6FOUR! Edged away! On a length outside off, Starc looks to punch this on the up but gets a thick outside edge which just avoids the second slip fielder to the third man fence. 114/5
  • 28.5Outside off, pushed towards cover.
  • 28.4Around off, nipping back in, Mitchell looks to defend but is beaten by the late movement. An inside edge results, falling just past the leg stump.
  • 28.3The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 28.2Nice timing. On a length outside off, Starc punches this through the off side and finds the gap between mid off and cover. Two runs taken.
  • 28.1Around off, pushed to the off side.
  • 27.6Similar ball, this time Starc gets it past short mid-wicket for a run. The stand moves to 30 from 31 balls. 108/5
  • 27.5Around off, sharp spin back in, pushed towards short mid-wicket.
  • 27.4Full and outside off, pushed towards cover.
  • 27.3The leg spinner this time, properly pushed through the covers for a single.
  • 27.2The googly, around off, not sure Marnus picked that. Lunged to defend but left a big gap between bat and pad. Inside edge back to the bowler.
  • 27.1FOUR! Short and outside off, Labuschagne goes back and punches it through the covers for a boundary.
  • Just an update on the session timings. Today is Friday and hence, there is some revision. The first session will be a 150-minute one, from 10 am till 12.30 pm. Then, we will have a an hour's break for prayers. The second session will last for just 90 minutes. While the final session will be a scheduled 120 minutes. Though, there is a high likelihood that we might not get into session 2 at all...
  • 26.6Outside off, a play and a miss. 102/5
  • 26.5The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 26.4FOUR! Fine shot. Brings out a smile from Starc. Slightly overpitched outside off, the southpaw drives and gets it just past a diving Azhar Ali at mid off, to his right. No one in the deep and it is a boundary. 100 IS UP FOR AUSTRALIA.
  • 26.3Outside off, punched off the back foot.
  • 26.2Sharp indipper from outside off, Starc misses his flick and is hit on the back pad. Abbas yells out an appeal, but that clearly missing leg.
  • 26.1Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 25.6Full and just outside off, pushed towards cover. 98/5
  • 25.5A touch short, outside off, Marnus goes back to punch but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and goes past backward point. Yasir will not mind that shot at all. Two runs taken. The stand is worth 20 from 18 balls.
  • 25.4FOUR! LOVELY! Floated outside off, Labuschagne leans and drives it through the covers for a boundary. Moves to 12 from 16 balls, with his second boundary.
  • 25.3More turn, from outside off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 25.2Around off blocked towards the cover region.
  • 25.1Full and outside off, spinning in, watchfully defended.
  • 24.6Played to the point region by the batsman. Two runs added to the total. 91/5
  • 24.5Full on middle, flicked towards short mid-wicket who misfields and concedes a couple.
  • 24.4The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 24.3FOUR! Short and wide outside off, like an oasis in the desert. Flayed through point for a boundary.
  • 24.2Around off, defended watchfully.
  • 24.1Excellent yorker around off, dug out towards the bowler.
  • 23.6Driven through the covers by the batsman. 83/5
  • 23.5Around off, defended watchfully.
  • 23.4Full on middle, Mitchell looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards mid on.
  • 23.3The batsman fails to get bat on that one and is hit on the pad. Two runs added to the total. Leg byes given by the umpire.
  • 23.2Huge LBW shout, turned down. No review taken. Full and outside off, Starc looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Hawk Eye shows that to be missing leg.
  • 23.1Around off, spinning in, watchfully defended.
  • 22.6Full and outside off, driven through the covers for three runs. 81/5
  • Who is in next to face the music? Mitchell Starc at number 7. Might as well call up home to keep the food ready. Looks like we are going home early...
  • 22.5OUT! BOWLED! Massive error in judgement from Paine. He has left a straight ball alone and is now leaving the ground alone... A lovely ball, around off, Paine shoulders that because it is too close to play. But mate, that is too close to the off stick as well! He just watches the ball land, then watches the ball seam in prodigiously and then watches his off stump get uprooted with some sound effect as well. Pakistan are overjoyed and Abbas has 9 in the match now - HIS BEST EVER TEST FIGURES. How far is he from his 10th?
  • Mohammad Rizwan is upto the stumps.
  • 22.4Rizwan has gone back and on seeing that, Paine has walked out of his crease. Full and on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket.
  • 22.3On a length outside off, stays low, Paine looks to defend but gets a bottom edge.
  • Tim Paine walks in at number 6, replacing Finch.
  • 22.2OUT! LBW and Abbas has three in 12 balls! Wow. Australia are folding up quickly after an attacking start this morning. Full and outside off, Finch looks to defend but the ball drifts back in a long way, misses the inside edge and hits the batsman flush on the pads. Looks dead and it is ruled out by the umpire. No point in even reviewing that and Finch walks back with a glum face. He has looked the best amongst all the batsmen in this Test series, along with Usman Khawaja. Not much he could have done about this ball. Simply terrific bowling.
  • 22.1Full and straight, watchfully defended.
  • 21.6Full and outside off, Marnus drives it hard but straight into the shin pads of Fakhar Zaman at silly point who barely flinches. 78/3
  • A helmet has been called for. So Marnus Labuschagne now has two men for company in front of him - Babar Azam at short leg and Fakhar Zaman at silly point.
  • 21.5Tossed up around off, Labuschagne lunges to defend but the ball scoots off the inside edge towards square leg.
  • 21.4Floated around off, driven towards mid off now.
  • 21.3Tossed up around middle and leg, pushed down the ground towards mid on.
  • Sweeper now comes in for Labuschagne.
  • 21.2Short and outside off, turning away, cut through the covers for a single.
  • 21.1Tossed up around off, Finch lunges and defends it in front of short leg.
  • 20.6Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. A WICKET MAIDEN for Abbas. 77/3
  • 20.5The batsman works it down the leg side.
  • 20.4The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
  • 20.3The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 20.2Full and straight, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • Marnus Labuschagne walks in at number 5, replacing Mitchell Marsh.
  • 20.1OUT! The decision is overturned and Marsh is gone LBW! Two wickets in the space of 5 balls for Abbas. On a length outside off, Marsh stays back to defend. But the ball shoots back in, stays low a touch and hits him flush on the back thigh. That looks out to the naked eye and Abbas roars in an appeal but umpire Illingworth shakes his head. The bowler is confident and so is the keeper and they convince Asad Shafiq, standing in for the injured Sarfraz Ahmed, to go for the review. Three reds on the Hawk Eye and that is number 3 down for Australia.
  • Howzzzat????? Oh dear... Marsh looks to be plumb LBW. He has not been given out though. Abbas has convinced stand-in skipper Asad Shafiq to go for the review.
  • 19.6The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. 77/2
  • 19.5Around off, watchfully defended/
  • 19.4The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 19.3Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
  • 19.2Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
  • 19.1Full and outside off, plenty of flight, well defended.
  • 18.6This one stays low too, is very full and straight, Mitch just about avoids gets LBW and makes it BBW. Abbas' figures read 8-0-32-1. 75/2
  • 18.5On a length outside off, stays low, Mitchell gets his bat down to punch but gets a bottom edge.
  • 18.4FOUR! WHAM! Wow. No second thoughts about Australia's thoughts on chasing down 538. Who wants a draw? Anything slightly off line and length and it is going to go. Short and outside off, Marsh's eyes light up and he bludgeons the pull through square leg. Not a soul moves.
  • Mitchell Marsh comes in at number 4, replacing Head.
  • 18.3OUT! Caught behind! Head's troubles are over. Abbas has struck in his 4th over of the morning. The channel is perfect, in the corridor of uncertainty. The length is near perfect, somewhere between full and good. The enticing is excellent. 'C'mon Travis, feel for it, play at it.' The response is even better. Because Head does not control his urge to feel for balls outside off. He could have left it alone, but wants to go on a drive in this heat. Bad decision. To drive the car, you need to keep your feet on the accelerator. To drive the ball, you need to get your feet to the pitch of the ball. Travis does not do the latter. Goes at it flat-footed and gets a thick outside edge behind. The 61-run stand is broken and Abbas roars in delight at Head's face. Very, very well set up. Perfect Test cricket. Testing the batsman's patience.
  • 18.2Pretty straight, Head defends it down the ground.
  • 18.1On a length around middle and off, watchfully defended.
  • 17.6A touch short, Finch goes back to punch it through the off side but is done in by the lack of bounce. Mistimes it towards cover. 71/1
  • 17.5Around off, worked to the leg side.
  • 17.4Floated around off, spinning away, pushed away defensively.
  • 17.3Full and outside leg, played past leg slip for a run.
  • 17.2NEARLY! Close shave for Travis Head. Tossed up outside off, the southpaw gets down and across to sweep but misses the ball. It spins in, misses the bat, misses the glove and luckily for the batsman, also misses the stumps! Not far from the leg stick.
  • 17.1Tossed up outside off, driven through the covers for a single. The stand moves to 60.
  • 16.6Outside off, punched towards cover. 69/1
  • 16.5Lovely ball. Full and straight, Travis was looking to work that to the leg side but the ball moved away late and squared him up. Somehow managed to push it to the bowler.
  • 16.4FOUR! Cut away! Not a bad ball from Abbas, on a length outside off and cutting back in. But Head is ready to take the risk of being too close to the ball to cut, goes through with the shot and gets it behind point for a boundary.
  • 16.3The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 16.2Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 16.1On middle and leg, helped through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 15.6The batsman defends it from within the crease. 63/1
  • 15.5Full and wide outside off, blasted through the covers. However, the slow outfield stops the ball and the batsmen take a couple.
  • 15.4A yorker from Yasir. Yes, you read that right. Around off, jammed towards short mid-wicket.
  • 15.3The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 15.2Full and around middle, swept through square leg for a single.
  • 15.1Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 14.6Well timed and well placed too, from Finch. Brings up the 50-RUN STAND in 81 balls. Full and around off, Aaron flicks it past short mid-wicket and finds the gap between mid-wicket and mid on. Two runs taken. Finch is off the mark for the day. 60/1
  • 14.5Full and straight, well blocked out.
  • Asad Shafiq brings himself towards short mid-wicket.
  • 14.4Very straight, around full, pushed towards mid on.
  • 14.3Full and just around off, jabbed towards mid off.
  • 14.2Action replay of the previous delivery.
  • 14.1Outside off, driven towards cover.
  • 13.6Full and down the leg side, helped in front of leg gully. 58/1
  • 13.5Full and outside off, once again Head misses his sweep and is hit on the pads. Another LBW shout goes up. Impact is well outside off once more.
  • 13.4Full and around middle, pressed forward in front of short leg.
  • 13.3Huge LBW shout. Not out. Full and outside off, TH looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. Yasir screams with all his might, dead sure that it is out, but umpire Ravi is calm. No review taken. The impact was miles outside off.
  • 13.2Full and outside off, some turn straightaway, Travis looks to drive but gets an outside edge, along the ground, past slip towards third man. Two runs taken.
  • 13.1FOUR! Poor fielding. A full toss on middle, Haed comes forward and drives it straight back. However, Yasir barely moves to his left, let alone bend to stop and lets it go. The ball races to the fence down the ground.
  • Yasir Shah to share the attack with Abbas this morning. 3-0-6-0 so far.
  • 12.6Full and just outside off, watchfully defended. 52/1
  • 12.5On a length, around middle, tucked through backward square leg for a single.
  • 12.4Full and outside off, driven straight to point.
  • 12.3Outside off, angling away, left alone.
  • 12.2FOUR! Off the edge. First runs of the day. Full and outside off, Head pushes at it half-heartedly and gets an outside edge. It rolls along the ground past gully and reaches the third man fence. Australia will hope that they get the ball towards the boundary ropes a bit more frequently. The outfield in that part is still damp and it will be difficult to bowl with the wet ball. 50 UP FOR AUSTRALIA. The stand is worth 41 now. Head moves to 21 from 31 balls, with his third boundary.
  • 12.1A peach first up. On a length outside off, Head feels for it but there is some late movement and the ball beats the outside edge.
  • The players are out in the middle. Mohammad Abbas to start off proceedings to Travis Head. Here we go!
  • Tim Paine is having a chat with Brendon Julian. admits that it is a big task, no doubt, needing another 491 runs. But also says that they will take the confidence from the previous game. On the weather, Tim says that they would like to play out every over that they get. Amidst that in all likelihood, Usman Khawaja will not bat, though a late decision might be taken, based on the situation of the game. On the plans for today, TP says they have been laid down pretty simple - bat long, get partnerships and score runs. On the freaking Azhar Ali run out yesterday, the Aussie skipper smiles and says that he has not seen anything like that before but compares Marnus Labuschagne's brain freeze with the same. Says that initially, even he thought it will be a boundary but then saw Mitchell Starc chasing the same. Cheekily adds that he deliberately did not shout on seeing the batsmen mid-pitch but slyly waited for the throw to come and did the rest. Smart cricket. (Not sure whether Niroshan Dickwella, Sarfraz Ahmed or Rishabh Pant would have done the same. Might have yelled their throats out to distract everyone).
  • WEATHER REPORT - If you are in Kandy, you might grab a candy and sit indoors, enjoying the rain. If you are in Abu Dhabi, you might be in for a bit of a surprise. There was a storm last night and it rained a bit this morning. It is heavily overcast with the sun looking to peak out. However, we should have a start on time.
  • Okay. Now, let us talk about the match. After being reduced to 57/5 in the first innings, this match has all been Pakistan's. They have not looked back since and as a result, set a target of a mammoth 538 in front of Australia. Talk about the overs, well, the visitors do have a possible 180 more. They need another 491 runs with a required run rate of 2.73. Easy, isn't it? Yaa... I remember once scoring 1024/4 in a computer game. Plenty of laptops and digital assistants around Justin Langer - but he will need more than just those to see his team fight the match out, let alone win this.
  • Pakistan, on the other hand, have also contributed to the breaking news factor. Their skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed, was hit on the head by a Peter Siddle bouncer yesterday and has gone to the hospital to see a doctor - reporting slight concussion. The 'hosts' do have a reserve keeper, Mohammad Rizwan, in the squad but will they miss their captaincy bit? A calmer Asad Shafiq has been handed the responsibility. Interesting. With Azhar Ali in the playing XI. Very interesting.
  • Let us focus on the breaking news first. Usman Khawaja did not take the field at all yesterday, due to a slight injury during warm-up. That 'slight' injury has ruled him out of cricketing action for at least 8 weeks. OUCH. He must be feeling the pain even more now. That means Pakistan need 9 wickets to wrap up this match and series, of which they have already got one, in the form of Shaun Marsh.
  • Australia, a wicket down. Also, a batsman short with Usman Khawaja injured. Pakistan are without their captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, who got hurt yesterday. Does that even things a bit? Maybe not. Hello and a warm welcome - sorry, HOT welcome - to the fourth and possibly, the final day of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia in Abu Dhabi.
  • ... DAY 4 ...
  • It was a long day for the Australians. Pakistan managed to post up a humongous total on the board courtesy four superb fifties from Zaman, Ali, Sarfraz and Babar. Now, Australia must respond. The task will be to save this match first. Bat as deep as possible and then take it from there. The surface is on the slower side and turning and will only cause more problems. The Pakistan bowlers will give them trouble and they will have to dig deep to get something out of it. Join us at 1000 local (0600 GMT) for Day 4. Could be the last day of the Test. Cheers!
  • The target is irrelevant right now. Australia lost Shaun Marsh today, when Hamza bowled him out, so have 9 wickets remaining. Post that, Finch and Head managed to hang on and end the day without suffering the loss of any more wickets. There were a couple of close calls, with Pakistan coming close on a couple of occasions, but nothing too threatening.
  • 11.6Finch sees the day off without any further damage. Shah drops it short outside off, the batsman lets it be. STUMPS ON DAY 3! 47/1
  • 11.5Thinks of coming ahead first but then goes back at the last second. Flicks it to backward square leg and both batsmen take off. The throw comes in to Sarfraz, but Finch makes it inside well in time.
  • 11.4Finch backs away and punches it through the gap in the covers for a single.
  • 11.3Touch quicker in pace, blocked from the back foot.
  • 11.2Edged but just short. A little bit of turn from Yasir Shah, it goes away and takes the edge as Finch is forward to defend. Falls just short of the first slip fielder.
  • 11.1Too full, attacking the stumps, Finch takes a step ahead to negate the spin.
  • 10.6Full and straight, blocked out safely. 45/1
  • 10.5The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 10.4Slow and landing full on off, Travis gets to the pitch with a big stride and blocks.
  • 10.3FOUR! Short and wide, Head goes on the back foot and punches it crisply through the covers for a boundary.
  • 10.2Quicker and straighter, just outside off, Head goes back and forces it out on the off side.
  • 10.1Works this off the pads down towards short fine leg. A quick single is taken.
  • 9.6Another shout, same problem. Impact is well outside off. Spins in sharply from outside off, Head moves across to flick it off the back foot but fails to connect. 40/1
  • 9.5Yasir shouts wildly for an lbw appeal, but he was never going to get that. Impact well outside off. Tosses up the leg break from around the wicket, outside off, Head gets down to sweep but is caught on the front pad.
  • 9.4The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
  • 9.3Bottom edge and away! Flatter and spinning away outside off, Finch looks to cut but gets a bottom edge which goes through the keeper. Three runs result.
  • 9.2Gives this plenty of flight, Aaron Finch prods forward and blocks.
  • 9.1Nice and full, turning from around off, blocked off the front foot.
  • 8.6Tossed up delivery, quite close to off again, Head meets it with the full face of the bat. 37/1
  • 8.5Goes deep inside the crease as the ball is turning away and blocks it down on the off side.
  • 8.4Nicely done, Travis. Remains watchful as the ball comes in full. Defends it under his nose.
  • 8.3Quite slow through the air, on off, the left-hander dead-bats it into the track.
  • 8.2Full and loopy, nice shape on it. Travis presses forward and blocks.
  • 8.1From around the wicket, drifting in at first and then spinning away after landing, Head defends.
  • Spin from both ends. Bilal Asif on as well.
  • 7.6Darts this in a bit quicker, on off, defended from inside the crease. 37/1
  • 7.5Yasir bowls this slower through the air, it goes away from around off. Finch covers the line and shoulders arms.
  • 7.4Turning away from a fuller length, blocked back down the track.
  • 7.3Minimal spin on this occasion, around off. Aaron presents a defensive bat in response.
  • 7.2Spinning away from around off, Finch gets his front foot to the pitch and blocks it out.
  • 7.1A lot of loop on this as it is tossed up outside off, played off the outer half behind square on the off side. Single taken.
  • Spin introduced as Yasir Shah is into the attack. A slip and two short legs in place.
  • 6.6A tad short, Finch goes deep inside the crease and defends it off the back foot. 36/1
  • 6.5Lovely delivery from Abbas around off. Finch defends it watchfully off the back foot.
  • 6.4Full length on his pads, Finch clips it to deep square leg for a couple of runs.
  • 6.3The batsman defends it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 6.2Back of a length delivery on off, Finch stands tall and punches it through covers for three runs.
  • 6.1Inswinging delivery from Abbas on leg, Finch tried to flick it to leg side, misses it hits the pads and ball rolls it towards square leg and batsman take a single. Huge appeal from the bowler and the keeper but the umpire nods it out.
  • 5.6Brings it in, nice and tight. A length ball on off. Head meets it with the full face of the bat. 30/1
  • 5.5FOUR! Nice timing on that from Travis Head. Short and wide, he brings out the cut shot and unfurls it through point. No stopping that one.
  • 5.4Slightly fuller and just outside off, Head is a bit late in getting into position to leave it. Nipped back in a touch, not too far away from the off stump. He needs to be careful.
  • 5.3Back of a length, just outside off, punched off the back foot to the man at cover.
  • 5.2Just ahead of a length, on middle and off, Travis Head blocks with the full face of the bat.
  • 5.1Spills it on leg stump, Finch looks to flick it away on the leg side but it goes off his thigh pad. A leg bye is taken as the ball rolls to square leg.
  • 4.6Abbas switches the angle to around the wicket, brings it back in. Head makes sure to defend it tightly. 25/1
  • 4.5Fraction straight on the pads, worked in front of mid-wicket.
  • 4.4Full in length, attacking the stumps, driven to mid on for a single.
  • 4.3Loud shout for a leg before! Sarfraz thinks long and hard about taking the DRS, but then opts against it. Shaping back in on middle, moves a long way in and catches Finch on the front pad as he misses his defense. Abbas turns and appeals, but it's denied. Height was the issue.
  • 4.2Good carry on this. Rising off the deck as Abbas lands it outside off, Finch makes a watchful leave.
  • 4.1Back of a length delivery outside off, Aaron defends it with a straight bat.
  • 3.6Finch flicks it to square leg for a single. 24/1
  • 3.5Back of a length, Finch defends it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 3.4Finch had defended it on the front foot and into the ground.
  • 3.3FOUR! It was dished out on off, the ball deviated a bit, gets the outside edge and the ball races to the third man boundary.
  • 3.2Similar ball, Finch drives it straight to the covers.
  • 3.1FOUR! Lovely drive from Finch. Full length on middle, he drives it beautifully through covers and the ball races away to the boundary.
  • 2.6Length ball rising off the deck, kept out off the back foot. 15/1
  • 2.5Short ball into the body, pulled away to deep square leg. One run to the total.
  • 2.4Just outside off, good length ball, kept out down in front of covers.
  • 2.3Shouts for a leg before, but possibly going down leg. Abbas brings it back in on middle and leg, Finch takes a couple of steps out of the crease to work it across the line. Gets rapped on the pads but the ball was doing too much.
  • 2.2Short of a length just outside off, pushed away on the off side for a single.
  • 2.1Shaping away from a good length, around off, dabbed to point from inside the crease.
  • 1.6Just behind a length, close to off, Finch firmly blocks it down to mid off. 13/1
  • 1.5Shot. Head is off the mark. Short and wide outside off, Head has room to free his arms so he goes for it. Cracks it through cover-point and gets three for it.
  • 1.4Angling down leg, Head looks to flick but misses.
  • Travis Head walks in at no.3.
  • 1.3OUT! WHAT. A. DELIVERY. Superb ball from Mir Hamza. Lands this on off, it comes in and then shapes away so little at the last second. Beats the outside edge of Shaun Marsh's hanging bat and takes the off stump. Nothing he could have done about it. Would take out most batsmen on any day. Wow. Pakistan have their first breakthrough.
  • 1.2Short of a good length on off, Marsh stays behind the line and keeps it out.
  • 1.1Back of a length well outside off, Finch stands his ground and cracks this through the covers. Won't go all the way but it's enough to fetch him three runs.
  • Mir Hamza to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6Good length delivery in the channel outside off, left alone to end the over. 7/0
  • 0.5FOUR! Shot. Too much width offered outside off, Shaun Marsh stays inside the crease and flays it through point to find the fence.
  • A little update - Usman Khawaja isn't opening the innings because he was off the field for a good while due to injury.
  • 0.4Around the off stump channel, on a good length, Marsh once more plays inside the line to get beaten.
  • 0.3Angling across from a good length, around off, Marsh hangs his bat inside the line and gets beaten.
  • 0.2Better. Plays closer to his body as he drives this through mid off and gets three runs for it. Australia and Finch are away.
  • 0.1Play and a miss! On the very first ball too. Full and outside off, Finch reaches out to it and looks to drive it away from his body. Almost edges it.

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