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Not to be confused with Australian cricket team against Pakistan in the UAE in 2018–19.

Australian cricket team against Pakistan in 2018–19
Flag of Pakistan
Pakistan
Flag of Australia
Australia
Dates 29 September 2018 – 28 October 2018
Captains Sarfaraz Ahmed Tim Paine (Tests)
Aaron Finch (T20Is)
Test series
Result Pakistan won the 2-match series 1–0
Most runs Sarfaraz Ahmed (190) Usman Khawaja (229)
Most wickets Mohammad Abbas (17) Nathan Lyon (12)
Player of the series Mohammad Abbas (Pak)
Twenty20 International series
Result Pakistan won the 3-match series 3–0
Most runs Babar Azam (163) Nathan Coulter-Nile (61)
Most wickets Shadab Khan (6) Billy Stanlake (5)
Player of the series Babar Azam (Pak)

The Australian cricket team toured the United Arab Emirates from September to October 2018 to play two Tests and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches against Pakistan. Ahead of the Test series, there was a four-day practice match in Dubai.

In February 2018, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) looked at the possibility of hosting this series and New Zealand's tour to the UAE in Malaysia instead of the UAE, due to domestic Twenty20 fixture congestion in Sharjah. In May 2018, the PCB invited Australia to play the fixtures in Pakistan, but Cricket Australia said it would not allow matches to be moved there. In June 2018, the PCB and the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) agreed to play Pakistan's future matches in the UAE.

In September 2018, both Mitchell Marsh and Josh Hazlewood were appointed joint vice-captains of the Australia Test cricket team. The following month, both Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey were appointed joint vice-captains of the Australia T20I cricket team.

During the second Test match, an extra T20I match for Australia against the United Arab Emirates was added to the tour itinerary. Australia were scheduled to play the UAE in a Twenty20 warm-up match before the T20I series against Pakistan, when the match was upgraded to a full T20I fixture. It was the first time that the UAE played a full T20I match against Australia. Australia won the one-off match by seven wickets.

Pakistan won the Test series 1–0, after the first match ended in a draw. Pakistan won the T20I series against Australia 3–0.

Squads

Tests T20Is
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Flag of Australia Australia Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Flag of Australia Australia Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates

After Pakistan's Test squad was named, Mohammad Hafeez was later added to the team. Imam-ul-Haq fractured his finger while fielding in the first match, and was ruled out of Pakistan's squad for the second Test. Peter Siddle was added to Australia's T20I squad as cover for Mitchell Starc.

Four-day match: Pakistan A vs Australia

29 September–2 October 2018
Scorecard
Pakistan A Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
278 (99.1 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
494/4d (170 overs)
Match drawn
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Abid Ali 85 (263)
Nathan Lyon 8/103 (39.1 overs)
Mitchell Marsh 162 (298)
Waqas Maqsood 2/66 (24 overs)
261/7 (85 overs)
Asad Shafiq 69 (151)
Jon Holland 5/79 (25 overs)
  • Pakistan A won the toss and elected to bat.

Test series

1st Test

7–11 October 2018
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
482 (164.2 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
202 (83.3 overs)
Match drawn
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Usman Khawaja (Aus)
Mohammad Hafeez 126 (208)
Peter Siddle 3/58 (29 overs)
Usman Khawaja 85 (175)
Bilal Asif 6/36 (21.3 overs)
181/6d (57.5 overs) 362/8 (139.5 overs)
Imam-ul-Haq 48 (104)
Jon Holland 3/83 (20 overs)
Usman Khawaja 141 (302)
Yasir Shah 4/114 (43.5 overs)

2nd Test

16–20 October 2018
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
282 (81 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
145 (50.4 overs)
Pakistan won by 373 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Mohammad Abbas (Pak)
Sarfaraz Ahmed 94 (129)
Nathan Lyon 4/78 (27 overs)
Aaron Finch 39 (83)
Mohammad Abbas 5/33 (12.4 overs)
400/9d (120 overs) 164 (49.4 overs)
Babar Azam 99 (171)
Nathan Lyon 4/135 (43 overs)
Marnus Labuschagne 43 (78)
Mohammad Abbas 5/62 (17 overs)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Mir Hamza and Fakhar Zaman (Pak) both made their Test debuts.
  • Mohammad Abbas became the joint-quickest fast bowler, in terms of matches played, to take 50 wickets for Pakistan in Tests (10).
  • Abbas also took his first ten-wicket haul in Tests

T20I series

United Arab Emirates vs Australia

Only T20I

22 October 2018
14:00
Scorecard
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
117/6 (20 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
119/3 (16.1 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Iftikhar Ali (UAE)
Man of the Match: D'Arcy Short (Aus)
Shaiman Anwar 41 (44)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 2/20 (4 overs)
Billy Stanlake 2/20 (4 overs)
D'Arcy Short 68* (53)
Amir Hayat 2/26 (4 overs)


Pakistan vs Australia

1st T20I

24 October 2018
20:00
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
155/8 (20 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
89 (16.5 overs)
Pakistan won by 66 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Man of the Match: Imad Wasim (Pak)
Babar Azam 68* (55)
Billy Stanlake 3/21 (4 overs)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 34 (29)
Imad Wasim 3/20 (4 overs)


2nd T20I

26 October 2018
20:00
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
147/6 (20 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
136/8 (20 overs)
Pakistan won by 11 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Man of the Match: Imad Wasim (Pak)
Babar Azam 45 (44)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 3/18 (3 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 52 (37)
Shadab Khan 2/30 (4 overs)


3rd T20I

28 October 2018
20:00
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
150/5 (20 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
117 (19.1 overs)
Pakistan won by 33 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Shozab Raza (Pak) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Man of the Match: Shadab Khan (Pak)
Babar Azam 50 (40)
Mitchell Marsh 2/6 (1 over)
Ben McDermott 21 (20)
Shadab Khan 3/19 (4 overs)


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