Pakistan struggle to avoid series whitewash by Australia

Mohammad Abbas of Pakistan looks on after being left out of Pakistan's XI

CA is yet to enter into formal discussions with India about whether their series in Australia next summer will include one or more pink-ball Test matches, though both Roberts and the CA chairman Earl Eddings have commented positively about the fact the BCCI have at last scheduled a home pink-ball Test, the recent match against Bangladesh in Kolkata.

Nathan Lyon has spun Australia to a series whitewash over Pakistan, taking five wickets on Monday to finish off the innings-and-48-run victory in Adelaide.

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

Losing two wickets in an extended two-and-a-half-hour morning session isn't quite catastrophical - unless you're following-on and staring at an innings defeat like Pakistan. "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".

Australia were made to work hard for the remaining wickets on day three as Yasir Shah dug in for an unlikely century.

"I'd like to congratulate Australia, they played wonderful cricket, especially David Warner for his triple hundred".

Pakistani drummers Shah Masood (68), Asad Shafiq (57) and Mohammad Rizwan (45) resisted on Monday, but they were still behind the match after Warner led Australia to a enormous total and that Paine imposed the reply.

The win marked just the second time in Australia's history they had won all the matches in a series by more than an innings - with the other being against Bangladesh in 2003. He bowled with subtle variety and just missing edges while getting regular wickets and conceding few runs with the old ball.

Surprise first-innings century-maker Yasir Shah could not repeat the heroics and was Lyon's next victim, out lbw for 13 after a review. It didn't go well this time around, but I'm positive for the future. We will take some positives from here. "The bowlers and (I) have learned a lot from this".

India, Australia and New Zealand make up the top three in the table, with Bangladesh, Pakistan and South Africa occupying the bottom three positions.



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