Cricket / ausvspak

Mohammad Abbas destroyed mighty Australia
A disappointing test series for Australia cricket team. After having battled so hard in Dubai to secure a draw, Australia will extremely disappointed at the fact that they have gone backward as the Test series has progressed. This is a new era of Australian cricket, but they will be disappointed at the fact that missed a golden opportunity to drive the team in the right direction. The man who does all the damage in Australian batting lineup is none other than the right arm seamer Mohammad Abbas. He took 5 for 33 in the first innings and took 5 for 62 in the second innings. He adjudged man of the match so as the man of the series. Pakistan were going through a rough patch when they entered the Abu Dhabi Test. They had drawn the Dubai Test - which they should have won comfortably - generating a notion that Pakistan have finally lost their fortress during their recovery from a humiliating Asia Cup campaign. This was the fourth time Sarfraz Ahmed led Pakistan in a Test match in the UAE. He began his Test captaincy career here with a 2-0 whitewash by Sri Lanka - Pakistan's first series loss here since they adopted UAE as home. Pakistan were expected to do the damage by spin. After all, that's what they have been doing to the visiting sides over the past eight years. But, it was Abbas who ripped apart the Australian batting line-up with his ferocious seaming deliveries. On the final day of the series, Abbas was unplayable to say the least as he picked up four wickets in 14 balls and ended the series with 17 wickets at an average of 10.58.