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Australia slump to 373-run defeat and surrender series to Pakistan

Pakistan’s Abbas takes 10 for 95 to secure second Test victoryBatting collapse condemns Australia to fourth worst Test defeatAustralia slumped to a 373-run defeat in the second Test against Pakistan after seamer Mohammad Abbas secured a match haul of 1…

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Shaun Marsh departs early as Australia face second Test defeat to Pakistan

• Day three: Pakistan 282 & 400-9d; Australia 145 & 47-1• Marsh out early after Australians were set 538 to win In the early evening Abu Dhabi sunlight, in a wash of warm mango colour that lit up the grass and the grandstands of the Sheikh Zaye…

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Danish Kaneria admits guilt in Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case after six years

Kaneria apologises to Westfield, who was jailed in 2012‘You cannot live a life with lies,’ says former Pakistan spinnerDanish Kaneria has admitted his role in a spot-fixing case involving his former Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield, more than six years …

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Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas takes five to leave Australia lagging in second Test

• Day two: Pakistan 282 & 144-2; Australia 145• Abbas takes career-best five for 33End of the line, terminus approaching. Australia may have dodged what looked like an inevitable flattening in Dubai, but met the full brunt of a collision on the sec…

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Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas takes five to leave Australia lagging in second Test

• Day two: Pakistan 282 & 144-2; Australia 145• Abbas takes career-best five for 33End of the line, terminus approaching. Australia may have dodged what looked like an inevitable flattening in Dubai, but met the full brunt of a collision on the sec…

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Australia and Pakistan join hands for Abu Dhabi rollercoaster ride

Pakistan 282; Australia 20-2Nathan Lyon becomes Australia’s fourth-highest wicket takerTest cricket is all about momentum shifts and contrasts. None more so than this. After the long slow unfolding of the first Test’s classic draw, the second Test betw…

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Australia refocus after epic draw against Pakistan | Geoff Lemon

Tim Paine’s team are desperate for victory in Asia, a region where they have not won a series since 2011A few days on from the feats of resistance by Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine in Dubai, some of are still digesting the significance of that draw. Micha…

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‘I was withering’: Usman Khawaja dissects his Test-saving innings – video

The Australian batsman dug in and pulled off a brilliant innings of 142 runs from 302 balls to help his team eke out a draw against Pakistan in the first Test in Dubai. Khawaja’s knock was the second longest by a player in a final innings in Test histo…

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Labuschagne makes impact with the ball but Sohail puts Pakistan in control

• Pakistan 482 | Australia 30-0• Debutant batsman makes key breakthrough in DubaiDo you ever get the feeling you’ve seen something before? The second day of the Dubai Test looked and felt very much the same as the first. The same slow unfolding in flat…

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Australia set for mix of youth and experience for first Test series since ball tampering scandal

Two-Test series against Pakistan starts 7 October Five players missing due to suspension or injuryNational selectors are set to call upon fresh faces and seasoned veterans in one of the most heavily depleted Australian Test squads in recent memory.The …

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Happy days Zaheer again. Again | Brief letters

Zaheer Abbas | Beavers | Christmas cake | Brexit | Morris TravellersI would like to wish Zaheer Abbas a belated happy birthday (Birthdays, 24 July). There used to be a competition among county cricketers to see who could hit 1,000 runs in the firs…

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Joe Root warns that win over Pakistan must not ‘paper over cracks’

• England captain expresses delight at team’s ‘pride and passion’• Root praises newcomer Dom Bess for his performanceJoe Root has warned that England’s series-levelling win against Pakistan must not “paper over the cracks” despite expressing some perso…

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Dom Bess and Jos Buttler earn England 128-run lead over Pakistan

• Second Test, day two: Pakistan 174; England 302-7• Bess top-scores with 49 as hosts take complete controlEngland ended a shortened day in a dominant position even if they got there by an unusual route. When the sun finally made an appearance in the f…

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England v Pakistan: second Test, day two – as it happened

England advanced to 302 for 7 by the close of day two, building a healthy lead over PakistanIreland to face England in 2019 four-day Test 7.43pm BST Here’s Vic Marks’s day two report: Related: Dom Bess and Jos Buttler earn England 128-run lead over Pak…

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Stuart Broad sets a bowling standard that was missing at Lord’s | Ali Martin

Bowler took full advantage of classic Headingley conditions with three wickets in a display that defied talk of omissionWe may have to wait until the autobiographies are ghosted down the line for full disclosure. But whatever Joe Root said to Stuart B…

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Defeat at Headingley could spell big trouble for England and coach Bayliss

There would be huge relief at the beleaguered ECB if England could square the Pakistan series but there is no guarantee of that, especially since the fitness of Ben Stokes is in doubtThe Headingley Test has become a spicier match than was ever anticipa…

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