Dominant Australia inflict humiliating defeat on toothless Pakistan

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The 2-0 whitewash by Tim Paine's side, completed with another innings defeat in Adelaide on Monday, exposed all that for bravado, and Pakistan return home with more regrets than highlights.

Australia had won the first Test by an innings and five runs.

Australian players celebrate victory during day four of the second test match against Pakistan.

Shan Masood scored 68 in a determined, 127-ball stand that ended when he advanced to Lyon and mis-judged a drive to mid-off, where Starc took a simple catch to end a 103-run fourth-wicket stand and make the score 123-4.

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. The win at the Adelaide Oval also kept the hosts on a winning streak against Pakistan at home.

Australia, who declared on 589-3 after David Warner's historic unbeaten 335 and imposed the follow-on when Pakistan made 302 in response, closed out a second successive resounding triumph thanks to some fine bowling from Lyon on day four.

The new pink ball was taken when they returned and with the lights on it didn't take long to finish off the tail, with Hazlewood clean-bowling Mohammad Rizwan for 45 and Mohammad Abbas run out.

'We came back from England, we felt we were getting better all the time and it was really pleasing to get the results to start the summer'.

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins became the first bowler to claim 50 Test wickets in the year 2019. Even on day four, the pitch responded well for the batting side.

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The 11 Australians who did the business against Pakistan will now get the chance to enhance their CVs against the Kiwis.

"Yasir Shah put up a brilliant fight in all the innings". Starc picked seven wickets while the Aussie opener smashed a brilliant triple ton (335*) in the second Test against Pakistan.

"We are backing the current batting line-up to continue their form across the next three Tests".

Ease into some ruby slippers, tap your heels together three times, and repeat after me: you can only beat what's in front of you, you can only beat what's in front of you, you can only beat what's in front of you.

Former Pakistani cricketer Rameez Raja has said that in the future Pakistan team should not play Australia cricket.

UMPIRES: R.K. Illingworth (England) and M.A. Gough (England).

That's a worrying number for New Zealand.

Nathan Lyon - 8 - There's little doubt that Nathan Lyon was down on confidence in the first innings, he had absolutely no luck and his body language wasn't great.

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