Published: Thu, December 05, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Australia beat Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs in second Test

Australia beat Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs in second Test

Bancroft was the spare batsman for the Brisbane and Adelaide Tests and will remain a standby player, but has not been officially included this time. "He's been waiting and obviously, Sarfraz Ahmed is another one who'd been performing really well for Pakistan". Even on day four, the pitch responded well for the batting side.

The round of Sheffield Shield matches which begins on Saturday is the final one before the competition breaks for the BBL.

Australia's victory came on the back of their mammoth 589 for three declared, driven by David Warner's memorable 335 not out. We all witnessed a special knock from David Warner.

He leaves Adelaide with an injury doubt, however, after rolling his ankle.

Iftikhar Ahmed and Muhammad Rizwan went about resuming the resistance and lasted nearly 20 overs before Iftikhar (27) prodded forward to glove a ball to Marnus Labuschagne at short leg, who pouched a sharp chance after a rough couple of days in the field. Upset over the embarrassing defeat of the Pakistan team in Australia, Rameez has said that the Pakistan cricket team should not visit Australia.

"I think what we want is for people to watch the crucial cricket match and I think the pink day-night test definitely makes that happen", the Australian captain said.

With another Shield round due to start on Saturday, selectors may opt to send Queenslander Neser back to domestic ranks to get some game-time. The visitors added only 10 further runs after the interval.

The series was an overall disaster for Pakistan as they lost both Tests by more than an innings but their fans can draw comfort from the performances of Babar.

That brought to the crease Yasir Shah, who frustrated the Australians to the tune of 113 runs off 213 balls on Sunday, despite a career average in the low teens.

The dominance continued with the ball, although with Lyon taking over from the quicks as the main threat.

In the past few years, Pakistani cricketers have been a subject of jokes for getting run out in hilarious ways and it could not have got worse for them when their last batsman was dismissed in the same manner to end their miserable tour Down Under.

"I would like to congratulate Australia and especially David Warner", said Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali. We didn't live up to the expectations that were based around this young team.

"I know the boys in the sheds are really looking forward to it. The bowlers and [I] have learned a lot from this series".

"We are backing the current batting line-up to continue their form across the next three Tests". It has had great players in the past, who did better in Australia.

Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-11, 3-20, 4-123, 5-154, 6-201, 7-221, 8-229, 9-235.

Unlike in the first innings, their tailenders couldn't hold on as the Baggy Greens wrapped up the innings rapidly to win by an innings and 48 runs.

TV UMPIRE: R.A. Kettleborough (England).

That's a worrying number for New Zealand.

FIRST TEST: Brisbane, Australia won by an innings and five runs.

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