Pakistan vs Australia, 2018: 2nd Test, Day 2 – Statistical Highlights

Pakistan vs Australia, 2018: 2nd Test, Day 2 – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during the day of Test cricket completely dominated by Pakistan.

Mohammad Abbas
Mohammad Abbas. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

The Pakistan bowlers ran through the Australian batting in dry conditions bowling them out for just 145 in the first innings. Resuming the day at 20/2, the Aussies were seven down for 91 runs on the board with Mohammad Abbas taking the first four wickets. The visitors were eventually bowled out for 145 as Abbas completed a 5-fer by dismissing the last man Mitchell Starc. Pakistan ended the day at 144/2 in their second innings with Fakhar Zaman (66) and Azhar Ali (54*) scoring fifties.

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during the day of Test cricket completely dominated by Pakistan:

1 – Fakhar Zaman became the first Pakistan opener to score twin fifties on Test debut. He is overall the 4th player with fifty-plus scores for Pakistan on Test debut.


5/33 – Mohammad Abbas’s bowling figures of 5/33 are the 4th best for a pacer and the 3rd best for a Pakistan pacer in a Test match in the UAE. Tanvir Ahmed was the only pacer to take 6-wicket haul in a Test in UAE as he took 6/120 against South Africa in the 2010 Abu Dhabi Test.


6 – Number of times Mohammad Abbas has taken four and more wickets in a Test innings in 2018. The last instance when a Pakistan pacer took six or more 4+ wicket Test hauls in a calendar year was in 2002 the bowlers were Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akthar.


53 – Number of balls Fakhar Zaman used to score fifty in the second innings. This is the second fastest fifty by a Pakistan player on Test debut behind Faheem Ashraf’s 52-ball fifty against Ireland earlier this year.


54* – Azhar Ali made an unbeaten 54 in the second innings of this Test at end of the day’s play. This was his first Test fifty in eight innings after scoring only 54 runs in the previous seven innings.


145Australia’s total of 145 in the first innings is their lowest Test total in the UAE. This is also the first time they were dismissed under 200 in a Test in UAE.

This was also the first instance for Australia where they were dismissed under 200 in a Test against Pakistan since the 2010 Leeds Test where they were bowled out for 88 in the first innings.


157 – Shaun Marsh scored only 157 runs in his previous 11 innings in Test cricket since his 156-run knock at the start of the year in the Ashes.


160 – Fakhar Zaman’s match aggregate of 160 is the 3rd highest for a Pakistan opener on Test debut. Fawad Alam scored 184 runs in the 2009 Colombo Test against Sri Lanka while Khalid Ibadulla made 169 runs in the 1964 Karachi Test against the Aussies.