Mumbai: Just after having dinner it took 15 minutes to finish off the game as seamer Josh Hazelwood got the wicket on the first ball with the second new ball. Mohammad Rizwan who was batting beautifully was dismissed on 45 and a run out of Abbas made Australia win the match by an innings and 48 runs. And win the series 2-0.
One of Pakistan’s batsmen who looked good in overall series, Shan Masood took on the Australian bowler as he hit some good boundaries but you sense there was something in the pitch for Nathan Lyon as his ball was turning and bouncing. Shan Masood on 71 gave a soft catch to Josh Hazlewood on Mid off. Asad Shafiq had a good partnership with Masood and completed his fifty but couldn’t survive the Lyon’s turn and bounce and got an inside edge and he was caught at leg slip, he was dismissed for 57. Marnus Labuschagne who had a terrible match in fielding purpose, at last, got hold of Iftikhar’s catch. First Innings centurion Yasir Shah couldn’t survive Nathan Lyon as was caught in front of the stumps LBW by Lyon. Just before the dinner break Nathan Lyon got his 5th scalp as Shaheen looked to go over the top was caught on mid-off.
Mohammad Rizwan who got some heavy blows from Cummins in the first session was dismissed by Hazlewood on the first ball with the second new ball. On the last ball of the over Abbas was run out by Cummins and that completed the whit-wash over Pakistan.
David Warner made 489 runs in just 2 innings of 2 test matches in this series and has come back in form after a disastrous Ashes. He was a man of the match and man of the series. And he is looking forward to playing against “quality opposition” i.e New Zealand.
Pakistan has lost each of their 14 tests in Australia and they have never won since 1999. Pakistan has also lost their last 6 test matches which they played away from home. Australia, on the other hand, has not lost a single test match at home in 2019 the only drawn test match was against India in January at Sydney.