Pakistan whitewash Australia in UAE

Australia fold for 246 as Pakistan seal a 356-run win in the second Test and move to third in the rankings.

Pakistan's last Test series win was also a whitewash in the UAE, against England in 2012 [Getty Images]

Steve Smith tried to delay the inevitable before Pakistan crushed Australia by 356 runs in the second and final Test to complete a 2-0 series victory in Abu Dhabi.

Having set the visitors an impossible 603-run victory target, Pakistan claimed the remaining six wickets in a little over a session on the final day to secure their first Test series victory against Australia in 20 years.

The win also helped them rise to number three in Test rankings.

Smith (97) added 107 runs with Mitchell Marsh in a rare display of Australian resistance in the two-match series before his post-lunch dismissal triggered a collapse with the visitors losing their last five wickets for only eight runs.

Zulfiqar Babar (5-120) and Yasir Shah (3-44) once again laid bare the spin frailties of the Australian side who folded for 246 runs in their second-innings.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was adjudged man-of-the-match for his twin centuries in the Test, the second of which equalled Viv Richards’ record for the fastest Test century in 56 balls.

Run-machine Younis Khan, who hit two centuries and a double hundred in his four innings, was the obvious choice for the man-of-the-series award.

Australia’s bowling limitations were also exposed as they could not bowl out their opponents even once, managing nine wickets in the match while bleeding 863 runs.

Pakistan had won the first Test in Dubai by 221 runs.

Test rankings:

1 South Africa

2 Australia

3 Pakistan

4 England

5 Sri Lanka

6 India

7 New Zealand

8 West Indies

9 Zimbabwe

10 Bangladesh