Melbourne:Pakistan won the toss but they did not justify their decision as they made slow progress with the Australian pacers asking serious questions. A double-hundred from Azhar Ali and fifties from Asad Shafiq and Sohail Khan prompted Misbah to declare the first innings on Day 3, with the weather eating up a lot of time.
Davey Warner then blew them away as he led a strong reply from Australia, scoring over 270 runs in about just 50 overs. Steven Smith used the platform nicely to make it big and alongside Mitchell Starc managed to swell Australia’s lead. A timely declaration from Smith minutes before lunch saw the back of Sami Aslam and that put extra pressure on the visitors’s dressing room. Nathan Lyon triggered a mini collapse, before Starc made the batsmen dance to his tunes with the reversing ball. Pakistan were bowled out in just 53.2 overs and the series was pouched