Pakistan now lost 14 Tests in a row on Australian soil.
Adelaide: Pakistan’s humiliation at the hands of a resurgent Australian team was complete on Monday when the visitors succumbed to their 2nd successive innings defeat resulting in a 0-2 series whitewash by Tim Paine’s team in Adelaide. Azhar Ali-led Pakistan had lost the 1st Test in Brisbane by an innings and 5 runs and went on to lose the Day-night Test in Adelaide by another innings margin. The series will be counted as an utter disappointment for the tourists except for a few bright sparks, with the major ones being centuries from Babar Azam and Yasir Shah in Brisbane and Adelaide respectively. Keep these 2 aside, and you’re left with multiple batting failures, one of the weakest bowling performances going around and a number of viral clips on social media. To top it all, this short 2-match series proved to be the worst for any Pakistan bowling attack, particularly the pacemen. Overall, Pakistan bowlers averaged 89.92 in the 4 innings, making it the worst ever bowling attack from the country to tour Down Under.
Only India can challenge Australia: Michael Vaughan
Former England captain Michael Vaughan took to Twitter and said India look like the only side which can challenge Australia in Australia at the moment. “This Australian Team in these conditions are going to take some beating … Only @BCCI #India have the tools to do so at this stage imo … #AUSvPAK,” Vaughan wrote on Twitter. While Australia have regained their dominant form in Tests, India have been unstoppable in 2019.
Lyon takes five as Australia complete series sweep
Stubborn middle order resistance from Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq failed to stop the inevitable as Australia thrashed Pakistan by an inning and 48 runs in the second Test at Adelaide Oval on Monday. Nathon Lyon claimed a five-wicket haul as the visitors folded at 239. They were trailing by 287 runs after being bowled out for 302 in the first inning.
Earlier, David Warner’s career best 335 and Mitchel Starc’s six-for had set the tone for the match. Australia had declared their first inning at 589 for three. Chasing the deficit, Pakistan had ended day three at 39 for 3. On day four, Pakistan slumped to 229 for 8 before lunch. Shah Masood offered some fightback with 68 and Asad Shafiq with 68, but it was not good enough. Yaseer Shah failed to repeat his first innings heroics after being trapped LBW by Lyon for 13.