With the Kangaroos facing yet another precarious position in the Test series against Pakistan, they are unlikely to get the services of their savior from the last match.
Australia may be without batsman Usman Khawaja because of a knee injury, as it continues its run chase against Pakistan in the second Test in Abu Dhabi. He has a certain knack of picking wickets, doesn't rely on a lot of variations just plays his usual game and sticks to the basics.
The 28-year-old ripped through the Baggy Greens' top order on Friday morning after Travis Head (36) and Aaron Finch (31) had put on 61 for the second wicket and then returned to seal his second five-for of the match and fourth in 10 Tests when he dismissed top-scorer Marnus Labuschagne (43). "We had some momentum from the first Test, started really well here but it went a bit pear-shaped to be honest all over the field", he said.
But on a day that began with news Khawaja had torn the meniscus in his left knee, the Australians looked drained and down for the count.
"All the youngsters who have come through in recent times have done well". Abbas welcomed him with a bouncer first ball which Mitchell pulled to the boundary, but found his defence breached with one that nipped back and caught him playing down the wrong line.
Mitchell Starc and Tim Paine combined for a stunning run out after the Pakistan batsmen thought they had hit a four.
Australia had reached 155-7 at lunch with the writing very much on the wall.
On the third day, Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali and Shafiq were involved in one of the most freaky runouts in the history of Test cricket.
Abbas has also become the first pace bowler to take 15 or more wickets in a Test series in the United Arab Emirates.
Both the teams now play a series of three Twenty20 internationals with the first in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.