Published: Mon, December 02, 2019
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Dominant Australia inflict humiliating defeat on toothless Pakistan

Dominant Australia inflict humiliating defeat on toothless Pakistan

After Babar was dismissed by Mitchell Starc, Shah kept the fight going as he shared an 87-run stand for the ninth wicket with Mohammad Abbas (29).

Four years after sweeping Misbah-ul-Haq's Pakistan 3-0, Australia maintained their flawless record against them on home soil and continued their recent good form in tests since retaining the Ashes in England.

Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan were both on 10 not out with Pakistan still needing 120 runs to make Australia bat again after being made to follow on.

Nathan Lyon grabbed five wickets to spin Australia to an emphatic innings and 48-run victory in the second test against Pakistan on Monday as the hosts swept the series 2-0.

It was Australia's sixth consecutive win in a pink ball Test - four of them at Adelaide - with every day-night Test played so far since the concept was introduced in 2015 producing a result.

It was the second lop-sided win after they won the series-opener at the Gabba last week by an innings and five runs.

Nathan Lyon finished with innings best figures of 5-69.

Any hopes of a rapid collapse were thwarted as Asad (57) carried on his merry way to his second half-century of the series, but Lyon brought about his end as well when he prodded a ball off his hip and into the hands of man of the match David Warner at leg slip.

Anchored by a magnificent 335 by David Warner, the home side declared their first innings closed at a mammoth 589 for three on day two and then reduced Pakistan to 89 for six in the evening session. Pakistan were at 96/6 at stumps on day two of the pink-ball Test.

At the Adelaide Oval, Labuschagne scored his second Test century but it was Warner who stole the show with a triple-century.

The veteran off-spinner bowled with subtle variety and just missed edges while getting regular wickets and conceding few runs with the old ball.

Part-time legspinner Marnus Labuschagne put down a simple caught and bowled chance to reprieve Yasir on 43 and dropped him again on 106 when fielding at short leg.

He trapped Yasir Shah (13) lbw in front with a ball that skidded and sped on for 13 and went to the dinner break midway through his 25th over when Shaheen was caught at mid-off by Hazlewood.

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