Australia lost Test series to Pakistan

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It was Australia's heaviest defeat against Pakistan, beating the 356-run hammering at this same venue four years ago.

Australia will now face Pakistan for a three-match T20I series, starting October 24 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The way my team played the first match, we nearly won it but couldn't.

He described the manner of Australia's dismissals as "very worrying" and suggested the Marsh brothers, Travis Head and allrounder Marnus Labuschange should all be nervous about keeping their spots in the Aussie team. "We had some momentum from the first Test, started really well here but it went a bit pear-shaped to be honest all over the field", he said.

After being set a target of 538, Australia could only manage 164-9 as opener Usman Khawaja did not bat after suffering a knee injury on Thursday.

I've been man of the series back to back. "Mohammad Abbas", the 35-year-old fast bowler said on Twitter. At the time of writing, Pakistan are in a commanding position versus Australia, they have taken a mammoth 420 runs in the 2nd Test. "The way we recovered from 57-5 on day one was remarkable". Abbas welcomed him with a bouncer first ball which Mitchell pulled to the boundary, but found his defence breached with one that nipped back and caught him playing down the wrong line. "There's certainly no sugar coating that we've got some real issues with our batting".

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Australia had reached 155-7 at lunch with the writing very much on the wall.

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.

In weird scenes early on day three in Abu Dhabi, Azhar convened mid-pitch with Asad Shafiq after an edge to Peter Siddle which flew past gully and seemed destined for the boundary.

Both the teams now play a series of three Twenty20 internationals with the first in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

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