Otherwise, Khwaja is expecting a three to six months sabbatical here.
Others wondered if the gossip between Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq was worth the run out. Pakistan declared the innings on 400 runs. Run Out of the Century!
A rather amusing situation happened during the match when Azhar Ali played the shot through slips and was sure that it will go for four and started a mid-wicket chat with Asad Shafiq.
Now, comes a mammoth task for the visitors.
Abbas only made his Test debut in April 2017 but already has 54 wickets to his name. They are now on the score of 47/1.
Earlier in the day, both overnight batsmen, Travis Head and Aaron Finch, started off confidently, showing good enough intent to not get bogged down.
Khawaja saved Australia in the drawn first test in Dubai where he scored 141 and batted for more than 125 overs.
They have slipped from third to fifth position in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings after losing their two-match series to Pakistan by a 1-0 margin.
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. The second day of the Test match is set to begin at 11.30 am (IST); 10.00 am (Local Time).
But it was always a matter of time before Mohammad Abbas would let out an unplayable peach, which Head had to bear the brunt of, as he was forced to poke at one with the angle of the ball from round the wicket threatening to come in, only to once again, yet again, straighten and kiss the outside edge to the keeper, giving Mohammad Rizwan his first Test catch.
Labuschagne and Mitchell Starc (28) dug in for a sixth-wicket stand of 67, only for Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah (3-45) to then strike twice in five balls, trapping Starc and Peter Siddle (3) lbw, albeit the delivery to remove Siddle was shown to have pitched outside leg stump. Though Australia, at 155/7, would be forced to ask for a limping Khwaja's contributions at the face of a defeat, the left hander is hardly expected to repeat his first Test feat.
Abbas became 15th Pakistan bowler to take a 10-wicket match haul.