Australia clean sweep Test series with Warner signs off with brisk 57Australia clean sweep Test series with Warner signs off with brisk 57

In the AUS vs PAK cricket match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia defeated Pakistan 3-0 in the Test series. The match represented David Warner’s last Test innings, and he finished with a fine effort, reaching 57 runs off 75 balls before withdrawing.

After Australia’s commanding 8-wicket victory over Pakistan in the third and final Test match, played at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, January 6, David Warner said goodbye to Test cricket on a high note.

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test scorecard

Australia won the game, making it their 17th straight Test win against Pakistan at home. The home team easily won the second session of play on Day 4 at the SCG, setting a goal of 130.

Sajid Khan provided Pakistan a glimmer of hope when he dismissed Usman Khawaja without scoring in the first over of Australia’s run chase. However, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne ensured that Australia did not encounter any more setbacks in its chase of the aim.

Warner batted well in his last Test innings, achieving his half-century off 56 deliveries. Before Sajid Khan got his wicket, the left-handed batsman had made 57 runs off 75 balls. Warner finished his Test career with a total of 8786 runs at an average of 44.59.

Labuschagne played a good innings, reaching his fifty-first run in 64 pitches. The 119-run combination between Warner and Labuschagne easily took Australia to victory, with the team reaching the finish line without incident.

Pakistan bested by Hazlewood and Lyon

In a crucial turn of events, when Pakistan seemed to have gained an edge with a slender 14-run lead in the first innings, the Australian duo of Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon emerged as game-changers. During the third session on Day 3, Hazlewood’s exceptional bowling fetched him four wickets, dismantling Pakistan’s batting lineup and reducing them to a struggling 68 for 7.

Although Mohammad Rizwan and Aamer Jamal mounted a brief resistance with a partnership worth 42 runs for the eighth wicket, their efforts couldn’t withstand the pressure. Lyon broke through by dismissing Rizwan, who contributed 28 runs off 57 deliveries, providing Australia with their initial breakthrough on the day.

The following over saw Pat Cummins claiming the wicket of Jamal, who played a patient innings, accumulating 18 runs off 47 balls. Lyon then wrapped up the innings by dismissing Hasan Ali, concluding Pakistan’s innings at a total of 115 runs in 43.1 overs, leaving Australia with a modest target.

Pakistan had moments where they seemed poised to dominate the Test series, but Australia, known for their resilience, especially on home turf, showcased their strength in Tests, seizing control of the game and eventually the test series.

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