Pakistan beat Australia to claim biggest ever Test win and clinch series

Australia's Nathan Lyon takes a reflex catch from his own bowling to dismiss Fakhar Zaman of Pakistan during day two

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has had a colossal brain fade during the second cricket test against Australia, losing his wicket courtesy of a farcical runout.

Pakistan made 282 in their first innings and then bowled out Australia for a paltry 145, gaining a match winning 137-run lead.

The Australian fielders laugh after running out Azhar Ali during day three of the second test match against Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Abbas had jolted Australia with four wickets off just 23 balls while Yasir Shah finished with 3-45 to give Pakistan their tenth series win on the neutral venues of United Arab Emirates.

Speaking to the media at Sialkot airport, the 28-year-old who hails from Sambrial Tehsil, said, "I knew that one day God would reward me for my hard work".

"The way Abbas has bowled all series is one of the biggest positives for us", he added. Abbas, on a slow turning pitch, again jolted the top order with four quick wickets in the first hour on day four.

Australia were without key batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner - both banned a year for their role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March.

"It was just a little bit of a brain meltdown, I think from Marnus", offspinner Nathan Lyon said. The way my team played the first match, we nearly won it but couldn't.

Abbas continued his phenomenal series to claim 10 wickets for the match as Australia failed in their mission to claim their first Test series victory in Asia since 2011.

Captain Tim Paine admitted after the loss to Pakistan that his team's batting took a step backwards during the series.

Tim Paine's men resumed at 1-47 on Friday with hopes of at least putting up a fight after showing tremendous mettle to secure a draw in the first Test in Dubai.

Pakistan and Australia now head into a series of three Twenty20 internationals, with the first in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

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