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

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

On day three of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan middle-order batsman Azhar Ali was dismissed in a freakish fashion that needs to be seen to be believed.

Catch all the action and live scores from Day 4 of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia through in Abu Dhabi through our live blog.

Abbas became 15th Pakistan bowler to take a 10-wicket match haul in Test cricket.

Tim Paine's men resumed at 1-47 on Friday with hopes of at least putting up a fight after showing tremendous mettle to secure a draw in the first Test in Dubai.

Sarfraz Ahmed did not see much evidence of a culture change in the Australia team during Pakistan's Test series victory in the United Arab Emirates.

Australia were also dealt a major blow when it was confirmed that in-form opener Khawaja suffered a meniscal tear to his left knee that is likely to require surgery.

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Australia were set a big target of 538 to win the second Test after some useful contributions from the Pakistan batting line-up saw them declare at 400/9.

In what has been a sheer exhibition of bowling on dead pitches that don't offer you anything with a not-so-new ball, Mohammad Abbas jolted the Australian top and middle order to kill all hopes of an already unlikely miracle.

He couldn't be denied a five-fer in the second outing either, quickly wrapping things up post an hour-long lunch, cramping the last recognized batsman, Marnus Labuschagne, with a short one and getting a tickle to the keeper, hence becoming the first Pakistani pacer in the last ten years to get a ten-fer.

Speaking to the media at Sialkot airport, the 28-year-old who hails from Sambrial Tehsil, said, "I knew that one day God would reward me for my hard work".

Batting on 64, Ali got a thick edge on the third ball of Peter Siddle's over that went through gully.

Pakistan and Australia now head into a series of three Twenty20 internationals, with the first in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

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