Australia complete whitewash

Hauritz in the forefront as Pakistan tumble to 12th straight loss

Having reduced Pakistan to 103 for four on Sunday after setting them a last-innings target of 438, Australia needed only an hour after lunch to bowl the visitors out for 206 to register a massive 231-run win on the final day.

Only number three Khurram Manzoor offered some resistance with a gutsy half-century to make amends for his first-innings duck.

This was the fourth successive 3-0 sweep of Pakistan by Australia in a Test series and equals the record for most successive Test wins by any team against the same opponent in Test history, a record so far held solely by Sri Lanka against Bangladesh.

Nathan Hauritz was once again outstanding. The off-spinner capped an outstanding summer with a three-wicket haul in Pakistan’s second innings after taking two five-wicket hauls in the second innings of Australia's wins in Melbourne and Sydney. Hauritz now has a tally of 29 wickets from his last six Tests.

Pakistan had reached 168 for six when a light shower hit the ground during the luncheon break and they might have nursed hopes of escaping another mauling. Hauritz, however, ended Pakistan's slim hopes 25 minutes after lunch when he had Manzoor caught behind by Brad Haddin as his patient 315-minute vigil came to an end.

With their last remaining specialist batsman gone, Pakistan’s tail offered little resistance as Hauritz claimed Umar Gul for a duck while Mitchell Johnson snared his first wicket of the match, bowling Mohammad Asif, also for a duck. Peter Siddle finished off proceedings by cleaning up Danish Kaneria for one.


AUSTRALIA (I Innings): 519/8 decl

PAKISTAN (I Innings): 301 all out

AUSTRALIA (II Innings): 219/5 decl

PAKISTAN (II Innings, O/n: 103/4 in 34.2 overs):

Manzoor c Haddin b Hauritz    77
Malik c Haddin b Siddle    19
Sarfraz c Clarke b Hauritz    5
Aamer (not out)    30
Gul c Clarke b Hauritz    0
Asif b Johnson    0
Kaneria b Siddle    1
Extras (B-10, LB-3, NB-1)    14     
Total (all out, 86.2 overs)    206
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-29, 3-61, 4-83, 5-104, 6-123, 7-189, 8-191, 9-192.
Bowling: Bollinger 13-4-31-1, Siddle 15.2-7-25-3, Johnson 21-4-59-1, Watson 17-4-38-2, Hauritz 17-6-30-3, Katich 3-1-10-0.

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