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Lyon takes five as Australia sweep Pakistan with another innings win


Australia has thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs in Adelaide to sweep the series 2-0.

Starting day four at 3-39, Pakistan were bowled out for 239 with Nathan Lyon the chief destroyer taking 5-69 off 25 overs.

Lyon is now equal fifth with Graham McKenzie and Richie Benaud for the most Test five-wicket hauls by an Australian bowler.

Shan Masood (68), Asad Shafiq (57) and Mohammad Rizwan (45) did their best to make the hosts bat a second time, but Australia cleaned up the remaining two wickets just after the dinner break.

David Warner was named player of the match for his record-breaking innings of 335* that set up the host's huge win. Warner was also awarded player of the series for scoring 489 runs in just two innings.

Next up for Australia is a three-match series against New Zealand starting with a day-night Test in Perth on December 12.

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