Spin king Nathan Lyon snared five wickets, including dangerous half-century makers Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq, as Australia wore down a stubborn Pakistan to clinch the second Test and wrap up the series 2-0 Monday. Pakistan resumed day four of the day-night match on a precarious 39 for three with Masood not out 14 and Shafiq on eight after being bowled out for 302 in their first innings and forced to follow on.
It followed Australia's mammoth 589 for three declared, built around David Warner's exceptional 335 not out the 10th highest Test score of all time. Needing another 248 to force Australia to bat again and avoid a second successive innings defeat, they had a decent crack but were eventually all out for 239 with the home team claiming victory by an innings and 48 runs.
It was Australia's sixth consecutive win in a pink ball Test four of them at Adelaide with every day-night Test played so far since the concept was introduced in 2015 producing a result. "Really happy. Barring few slip-ups in the field yesterday, we played excellent cricket in the last two matches," said Australia captain Tim Paine.
"David and Marnus Labuschagne have been unbelievably good. We all witnessed a special knock from David Warner. It is among the top one or two innings ever by an Australian."