Pak v Aus 2018/19

Abbas destroys Australia to put Pakistan on top

Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas registered a five-wicket haul to steer Pakistan into a dominating position in the second test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.  Live Scoring Abbas finished with five for 33 to bowl out Australia for a paltry 145 to give Pakistan a 137-run lead in the first innings on the second day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. ...

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Lyon happy to surpass ‘big brother’ Johnson

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon was expecting to hear from “big brother” Mitchell Johnson after he surpassed the bristling left-arm fast bowler as his country’s fourth-highest test wicket taker in the second test against Pakistan on Tuesday. The 30-year-old wreaked havoc on Pakistan’s top order on the first day as he took four wickets for no runs in six deliveries to ...

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Fakhar, Lyon star in Abu Dhabi

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Debutant opener Fakhar Zaman and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed missed hundred by six runs each but still revived Pakistan on the first day of the second and final test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.  Live Scoring Fakhar and Sarfraz scored 94 each and helped Pakistan recover from 57-5 to a total of 282 after winning the toss and electing to bat ...

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Australia target first Asia series win since 2011

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Australian skipper Tim Paine vowed his team would do its utmost to win the second test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi from Tuesday for a first series win in Asia since 2011. The trying conditions of the pitches and hot weather have stopped Australia from winning a series since they beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in 2011. Since then they ...

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Australia skipper Paine wants more than a fighting draw

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Australia’s backs-to-the-wall escape in the first test against Pakistan triggered plenty of praise back home from fans with low expectations but captain Tim Paine has explained why he had been in no mood to celebrate the draw. After steering his side to safety through 139.5 overs of fourth-innings resistance in Dubai, Paine noted his team starting to spill out of ...

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Australia’s Starc sees Abu Dhabi green-top as a mirage

A well-grassed wicket might have been the last thing Mitchell Starc expected to see after landing in Abu Dhabi but Australia’s pace spearhead was loath to get his hopes up ahead of the second test against Pakistan. The left-armer was made to toil on a typically lifeless pitch in the drawn first test in Dubai, grabbing only a solitary wicket ...

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Azhar admits pressure will be on Pakistan to beat Australia

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Senior batsman Azhar Ali admitted Pakistan will be under pressure of expectations in the second test against Australia starting in Abu Dhabi from Tuesday. Pakistan dominated much of the first test in Dubai but failed to get the last two wickets as Australia finished at 362-8. Set a daunting 462 runs Australia’s fightback was led by opener Usman Khawaja’s 141, ...

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Sarfraz faces questions over second test tactics, team composition

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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed faces some searching questions to answer for the second test against Australia over his bowling attack and batting line-up after Tim Paine’s side produced a battling draw in the first test in Dubai. Usman Khawaja defied pre-match predictions and a poor return on turning pitches in Asia to score a battling 141 and anchor his side’s ...

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Australia coach hails new opening pair’s chemistry

Australia coach Justin Langer has praised the new opening pair of Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja after they gave Tim Paine’s rebuilding side a solid platform in the drawn first test against Pakistan in Dubai.Finch and Khawaja, promoted up the order in the absence of the suspended David Warner, put on a 142-run stand in the first innings and 87 ...

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Australia win back respect in Dubai dust

Leading a scandal-hit team dismissed as Australia’s worst in 30 years, captain Tim Paine’s pledge to win back hearts and minds seemed a fanciful, if noble, aspiration in the leadup to the test series against Pakistan.In the end, it took only five days of cricket before he could claim mission accomplished, having ushered his team to safety in Dubai in ...

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