Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

1877dOsman Samiuddin in Dubai

Dangerous times for Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfraz, and as a result his bowlers, couldn't stick to anything long enough to know whether it would work or not

1878dDaniel Brettig in Dubai

Sweat, sweeps and salvation for Australia

In the year of ball-tampering and bans, a weakened team found a way to survive more overs than any Australian side before them to snatch a dramatic draw

Day 4

Day 3

1879dDaniel Brettig in Dubai

New team writes fresh chapter of old story

Australia's issue surrounds the production line of talent, and the way young players are schooled. They once led the world in this respect, and now lag behind many

Day 2

1881dDaniel Brettig in Dubai

Marnus Labuschagne's leggies re-open an old question

Australia's fingerspinners have learned to adapt to Asian pitches that offer turn or inconsistent bounce. On flat tracks like Dubai's, however, they lack the cutting edge that a specialist wristspinner can bring

Day 1

1882dDaniel Brettig in Dubai

Against the ropes, Langer's Australia persevere

After going wicketless in the first two sessions on a flat pitch in inhospitable weather conditions, the bowlers hit back to make inroads into Pakistan's line-up


1878dESPNcricinfo staff

Great escapes this decade

Australia's four-session battle to save the Dubai Test is part of a select group of such performances by teams batting last, since 2010

1882dUmar Farooq

Who is Bilal Asif?

A lowdown on Pakistan's newest Test debutant, who can bat and bowl sharp offbreaks as well as the doosra

1720dOsman Samiuddin in Dubai

(Hand)shaken, not stirred?

One of the first things Tim Paine did after finding himself cleaning up the mess post-Newlands was to make it a point for his team to shake hands with the opposition

1883dOsman Samiuddin in Dubai

Hello again, Yasir Shah

Injury and Pakistan's sparsely-filled Test calendar may have caused him to slip off your radar, but he's back now, waiting to unleash a new and improved googly

Australia 4th innings Partnerships

1st87AJ FinchUT Khawaja
2nd0SE MarshUT Khawaja
3rd0UT KhawajaMR Marsh
4th132UT KhawajaTM Head
5th33UT KhawajaM Labuschagne
6th79TD PaineUT Khawaja
7th2TD PaineMA Starc
8th0TD PainePM Siddle
9th29TD PaineNM Lyon