Cricket 2019: Australia v Pakistan second Test

While David Warner’s 335 not out will be the prevailing memory of the match in years to come, it was Lyon who rose on what was the final day with play the lead role in finishing the job.


He had entered the series with a modest bowling average of 50 against Pakistan, who of all nations he had enjoyed the least success against in Test cricket in his eight years in the Australian team.

That was improved with a second-innings haul of 5-69 at his former home ground as Pakistan were bowled out for 239, the win completed when tailender Mohammad Abbas was run out by Pat Cummins when he wandered out of his crease at the non-striker’s end.

Pakistan batsman Shah Masood (68) , Asad Shafiq (57) and Mohammad Rizwan (45) mounted some resistance on Monday but they were always behind the game after Warner led Australia to a mammoth total and Paine enforced the follow-on.


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