Test Cricket: Day 4 of the 2nd Test Write-Up in Abu Dhabi: Pakistan v Australia

Australia resumed with 1-47 as Day 4 comes into play this morning in Abu Dhabi.

Unfortunately, the collapse still goes on.

Travis Head knicked too early to the Sarfraz Ahmed for 36.

It’s a nothing shot where he spread himself too wide and backing away from his stance.

So did Mitchell Marsh via the LBW on 5.

M.Marsh didn’t move much with his footwork in which the ball hit the middle of his pad.

Aaron Finch followed the same lead of M.Marsh when he might have defended late.

But only at the wrong time with little movement on 31.

Not long later, Tim Paine couldn’t believe when he left that delivery before Mohammad Abbas clean-bowled the stumps.

Sadly, Paine couldn’t carry his 4th innings heroics from last week into today for a duck.

Marnus Labuschagne batted on and built a quick-fire contribution past double figures alongside Mitchell Starc.

Though, Yasir Shah swept both LBWs with the spin before lunch of both Australian Quicks:

  • Mitchell Starc (28)
  • Peter Siddle (3).

LUNCH: Australia 7-155

Labuschagne was on the verge on a half-century having built an excellent score of 43.

But his pull shot knicked too early with the catch from Sarfraz Ahmed thanks to Mohammad Abbas’s shortish bounce ball.

At the same time, Abbas gets his ten-wicket haul for this match.

After Labuschagne’s dismissal, there’s no recognized batsman in the middle for Australia.

That’s when Usman Khawaja cannot bat due to his injured left knee sustained from a warm-up session before Day 3.

Bummer to see an armor lost its strength.

Yasir Shah concluded the 2nd Test with Pakistan’s win when Jon Holland knicked straight to Haris Sohail at slip on 3.

FINAL SCORE: Australia all out on 164 & Pakistan win by 373 Runs.

Pakistan now has won the 2nd Test Match after a draw from last week.

Since the Two-Test Match Series concluded, Pakistan takes home the Series Title for the seventh time:

  • 1956
  • 1980
  • 1982
  • 1988
  • 1994
  • 2014
  • 2018

Australia last won a Test Series v Pakistan overseas in 1998 with one win & two draws.

What’s next?

Australia will play a full T20I Warm-up Match v UAE on Monday.

Two days later, the focus will shift towards the three-match Twenty20 International Series v Pakistan:

  • Wednesday in Abu Dhabi
  • Next Friday & Sunday in Dubai

Author: Sports Benches

Matthew Nicholas, the founder/blogger/vlogger on Sports Benches, is an aspiring cricket player & passionate sports fanatic who lives in Sydney, Australia.

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