2nd test: Nathon Lyon leads Australia to victory over Pakistan
MELBOURNE Nathan Lyon He grabbed five wickets to spin Australia to an emphatic inning and a 48-run victory in the second Test against Pakistan on Monday when the hosts swept the series 2-0.
Called to follow, the Pakistani hitters fought hard in Adelaide Oval to make Australia beat again, but they were ejected by 239 in their second inning shortly after the dinner break of the Day and Night Test.
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Four years after sweeping Pakistan 3-0 from Misbah-ul-Haq, Australia maintained its perfect record against South Asians in their homeland.
Denied a gate despite some good spells in Pakistan's first 302 innings, Lyon broke its defenses in a docile field, eliminating Shaan Masood and Asad Shafiq before tea after they both scored a challenging half century.
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He returned to break another stubborn association of 47 races between number six Iftikhar Ahmed and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan, with Marnus Labuschagne finally catching a nick in the short leg after taking three previous opportunities in the Test.
With Iftikhar, Pakistan's last specialized batter missing, it was only a matter of time for tourists.
Yasir Shah He could not repeat his heroic first innings when he scored an unlikely ton. He fell by 13 when he was caught lbw by Lyon and duly threw a reference trying to cancel the decision.
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The dinner break delayed Australia's victory march, but they took the second new ball shortly after the interval, which allowed Josh Hazlewood to throw Rizwan.
A comic confusion among those who finished the queue saw Pat Cummins run out of Mohammad Abbas for the last wicket to conclude the match.
While Lyon enjoyed the loot on day four, the match belonged to the first match. David Warner , who scored an undefeated 335 to take Australia to a total of 589 in the first mammoth entry for three.
Despite a brave century of single Pakistani leg player Yasir, it was too difficult to overcome for the side of Azhar Ali, who was rocked by Australian bowlers on two successive nights when the pink ball was over Devilish under the lights.