Cricket: Australia Beat Pakistan To Sweep Test Series
Zeeshan Mehtab 4 years ago Sat 07th January 2017 | 09:50 AM
SYDNEY, Jan 7 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 07th Jan, 2017 ) - Australia crushed Pakistan by 220 runs to sweep the Test series 3-0 in Sydney on Saturday. The Australians dismissed the tourists for 244 just before tea in the final day to wrap up another emphatic victory.
Australia completed a series clean sweep after a 39-run win at the first Gabba Test and an innings and 18-run victory in Melbourne. Josh Hazlewood and Steve O'Keefe both took three wickets and wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed topscored with an unbeaten 72 off 70 balls with eight fours and a six.
Pakistan faced a huge task of scoring 465 to win the Sydney Test but their hopes evaporated of holding on for a draw with the loss of key batsmen Azhar Ali and Younis Khan before lunch on the final. The teams will now play in a five-match one-day series, starting on Friday.