Australia claim innings victory over Pakistan

Ross Houston
December 2, 2019

Australia on Tuesday will name its squad for the first Test against the Kiwis starting in Perth in 10 days.

"We're certainly looking to have a consistent group, there's no doubt about that", he said. "I know you need stabilizers, but you also need one or two players like David Warner and Sir Vivian Richards, who can take the game with their bats".

En route his 335 not out, Warner went past Don Bradman and Mark Taylor's top scores of 334 to sit second behind Matthew Hayden's 380 as the second highest-ever score by an Australian.

While Lyon extracted some life out of the pitch, it offered little for Australia's fast bowlers who were made to toil. Pakistan did have some successes during the tour.

The victory in the 2-0 series was in line with Australia's nula action against Pakistan four years ago, when they won 3-0 against Misbah-ul-Haq.

"I have certainly watched them the last few mornings", Paine said of New Zealand, moments after Australia completed the Pakistan series. All the good players still score runs and take wickets regardless of the colour I think it's just a slight shift in how we think about it. "We were beaten in all three departments (but) we take some positives".

His sixth Test 50, in his 17th Test, arrived with a boundary off Lyon, his sixth four, before he chipped the spinner to mid-off where Mitchell Starc collected an easy catch.

Resuming on 39-3 overnight, the tourists initially displayed some resistance as Masood (68) and Shafiq (57) progressed to a century partnership before both fell to the spinner.

Pakistan´s batsman Asad Shafiq plays a shot.

Lyon, from round the wicket to the right-hander, extracted some turn and bounce, and had Shafiq caught at leg-slip 20 minutes out from Tea. Hazlewood picked up the penultimate wicket soon after the dinner break and Cummins finished off the match when he threw down the stumps at the non-striker's end to run out Mohammad Abbas.

It capped another commanding victory for Australia who exploited Pakistan´s inexperienced bowling attack, which includes two teenagers.

"David Warner has just got a triple century".

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