After securing a hard fought draw in the first Test at Dubai, Australia will be hoping for their first Test series victory in Asia since 2011 when they take on Pakistan in the second and last Test match at Abu Dhabi from October 16. Both Aussie openers Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch were outstanding in Dubai and if they get support from middle order batsmen then Australia will have a good chance in Abu Dhabi Test.
On the other hand, Pakistan who dominated throughout the first Test match, will look to put some more extra efforts to return to winning ways after a disappointing Asia Cup outing. For Pakistan, inform opener Imam ul Haq will not play due to finger injury and Fakhar Zaman will make his Test debut while fast bowler Mir Hamza may replace Wahab Riaz.
All the major stats and facts as Pakistan take on Australia in the second and last Test at Abu Dhabi :
1. Head to Head -
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11.88 - Azhar Ali's Test batting average in 2018 - he has scored only 95 runs in 4 Tests he has played this year.
49 - Number of wickets Mohammad Abbas has taken in 9 Tests he has played so far and if he completes 50 wickets in this Test then he'll become the joint fastest pacer to take 50 Test wickets for Pakistan. Waqar Younis, Shabbir Ahmed and Mohammad Asif also completed 50 wickets in 10 Tests.
111 - Asad Shafiq needs 111 more runs to complete 4000 Test runs. He will be 11th Pakistani player to achieve this milestone.
310 - Nathan Lyon has 310 Test wickets and needs 4 more wickets to go past Mitchell Johnson (313) and become 4th leading wicket-taker for Australia in Tests after Shane Warne (708), Glenn McGrath (563) and Dennis Lillee (355).
915 - Runs Sarfaraz Ahmed has scored in Test cricket in UAE so far and needs 85 more runs to become the sixth Pakistani player to score 1000 or more Test runs in UAE.
2011 - Australia haven't won any Test series in Asia since 2011. Their last Test series win in Asia came against Sri Lanka in 2011.