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Steve Smith takes a screamer to dismiss Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali in the Pink-ball Test - Republic World

Adelaide -Spin king Nathan Lyon snared five wickets, including unsafe half-century makers Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq, as Australia wore down a stubborn Pakistan to clinch the second Test and wrap up the series 2-0 Monday.

Australia has completed a clean sweep of Pakistan in their two-Test series, wrapping up another victory by more than an innings at Adelaide Oval.

"To win Test matches we also have to take 20 wickets and we have to work out how we can do that in Australia".

"Really happy. Barring few slip-ups in the field yesterday, we played excellent cricket in the last two matches", said Australia captain Tim Paine.

Mitchell Starc took six wickets as Pakistan were bowled out for 302 before they were forced to follow on on day three of the second Test in Adelaide.

Despite the lopsided defeats, Azhar said they would still take some positives back home.

The 25-year-old was set to bat at No. 6. for Australia but wasn't required as David Warner carried the batting load with an unbeaten score of 335 in the first innings.

Pakistan would hope for a miracle if they want to avoid a series whitewash against Australia as the Green Brigade were trailing by 248 runs with seven wickets in hand in their second innings before rain fored an early draw of stumps on Day 3 of the second and final Test here on Sunday. We didn't live up the expectations that were based around this young team.

Shaan Masood and Asad Shafiq infuriated the Australian bowlers for the first hour-and-a-half, before the breakthrough came seemingly out of nowhere when Shaan (68) shuffled down the pitch and chipped Nathan Lyon straight to mid-off. However, the ball went past the willow while taking a thick edge.

Josh Hazlewood (3-63) bowled Rizwan before the match ended in comical fashion, with Pat Cummins running out Mohammad Abbas (1) after a mix-up between him and last man Muhammad Khan. "Of course, Australian bowlers are world class and scoring a century against them is not easy but I tried and succeeded".

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