Australia thrash Pakistan in second Test to clinch series

A rampant Australia beat Pakistan through an innings and 18 runs in the second Test on the Melbourne Cricket Floor to clinch the three-Test series 2-Zero on Friday.

The Australians roared to victory in the final two periods of the general day brushing aside the vacationers after mentioning prior to lunch at 624 for 8.

Pakistan went into the general consultation at 91/five and controlled to rack up 163 prior to the middle-order collapsed with 3 an important wickets taken by way of Aussie bowler Nathan Lyon.

Lyon, whose bowling consistency has been wondered by way of captain Steve Smith, produced an impressed two wickets in 3 balls to put Pakistan at the slide and Australia on course for a shocking ultimate day victory.

He coaxed Younis Khan to push ahead and be stuck through Peter Handscomb centimetres off the bottom at brief leg for 24 after which disregarded skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to an injudicious sweep for a duck.

Misbah swept out of doors his off-stump to Nic Maddinson positioned at brief advantageous leg for the premeditated shot.

Unexpectedly either one of Pakistan’s two skilled batsmen have been long past and 4 wickets down with Australia attacking with their tails up.

Pakistan went into the general consultation with first innings double-centurion Azhar Ali on 34 and Sarfraz Ahmed on one and nonetheless trailing by way of 90 runs.

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