Abbas' fifer annihilates Australia for 145 in second Test

Australia, resuming at 20-2, were dismissed for 145 in their first innings on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Abbas, who removed in-form opener Usman Khawaja and nightwatchman Peter Siddle on the opening day, soon grabbed his fifth wicket when he dismissed Mitchel Starc.

Mohammad Abbas (5-33) and Bilal Asif (3-23) rocked Australia as they conceded a big 137-run lead over Pakistan’s first innings total of 282.

Opener Aaron Finch (39) and Mitchell Starc (34) were the main Australian run-getters.

The first Test ended in a draw in Dubai last week.