Lyon spins Aus­tralia to in­nings vic­tory

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Nathan Lyon grabbed five wick­ets to spin Aus­tralia to an em­phatic in­nings and 48-run vic­tory in the sec­ond Test against Pak­istan as the hosts swept the se­ries 2-0. Asked to fol­low on, Pak­istan’s bats­men bat­tled hard at Ade­laide Oval to make Aus­tralia bat again but were bowled out for 239 shortly af­ter the din­ner break in the day-night match. Four years af­ter sweep­ing Mis­bah-ul-Haq’s Pak­istan 3-0, Aus­tralia main­tained their per­fect record against the south Asians on home soil and con­tin­ued their re­cent good form in Tests since re­tain­ing the Ashes in Eng­land. “Re­ally happy,” said Aus­tralia cap­tain Tim Paine, whose team thrashed Azhar Ali’s side by an in­nings and five runs in the Bris­bane opener. “Prob­a­bly bar­ring a few slip-ups in the field I think we’ve played some fan­tas­tic cricket over the last two Tests.”

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