Pakistan beat Australia by 373 runs in second Test, win series

Pakistan beat Australia by 373 runs in second Test, win series

Abu Dhabi (Agencies): Pakistan beat Australia by 373 runs in the second and final Test on the fourth day in Abu Dhabi, taking the series 1-0 on Friday.

Pacer Mohammad Abbas took five wickets in the innings and Yasir Shah bagged 3 more to make Australia reeling at 164/9 at the end of the second innings.

Pakistan won the match by 373 runs.

Abbas followed up his first innings figures of 5-33 with 5-62 in the second innings to wrap up a brilliant UAE tour with a total of 17 wickets.

Australia resumed their second innings on 47-1 when Abbas claimed Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh and skipper Tim Paine’s wickets while Shah sent Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle to pavilions.

No team has ever chased more than 418-7 to win a Test, made by the West Indies against Australia at Antigua in 2003.

On Thursday, Pakistan grabbed an early wicket after Babar Azam struck a fluent 99 while skipper Sarfraz Ahmed followed up his first-innings 94 with 81 as Pakistan declared their second innings at 400-9.

Aaron Finch (24) and Travis Head (17) were at the crease with Australia, who resumed at 47-1 on Friday with two full days left on a weary and spinning Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch.

The teams will play three T20 internationals after the Tests, with the first in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

The first Test, which was played in Dubai, remained drawn.