Australia wins the series as they clinched a victory in the 3rd Test against Pakistan. The tourists played relentlessly and consistently for 15 days. They took a bold decision to declare the match at 391 and let Pakistan chase. But Pakistan failed to cope with the Australian pressure as the visitors wrapped up the game in style.
It was the skipper Pat Cummins’s brave decision of declaring that changed the course of the game. Wickets of Pakistan began to fall apart one by one as they could not withstand the pressure.
The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore witnessed the hosts, Australia robbing another series after a long time.
Australia wins the series and Cummins’s decision impact
Australia should have finished the job in Karachi where a few chances got slipped by their hands. They made sure not to miss any chances this time. Cummins has been outstanding throughout the game with his bowling. His decision of keeping the declaration as bait in front of Pakistan changed the course of the game as they took it.
The Pakistan team needed under three an over when their innings began. However, on the final day, with the wearing pitch, Pakistan could not withstand the brilliant Australian attack. They sadly stood no chance against the visitors, who were relentlessly in the pursuit of a triumphant victory.
Australia wins the series and Nathan Lyon’s five-wicket haul
Pakistan couldn’t pick themselves as their lefties were intent on playing Nathan Lyon over the wicket rather than kicking the ball away. Lyon stood out today. He held the line outside off and made the lives difficult for the Pak players.
Lyon’s five-wicket haul pushed the Aussies to a triumphant victory in the 3rd Test and they successfully won the series (1-0).
It was Lyon’s second over after the drinks break that shook Pakistan all over. After the dismissal of Azhar, who tried to sweep a tossed-up delivery outside off, Pakistan collapsed drastically, with Lyon taking five wickets alone in the innings.
The Player of the match is declared to be Pat Cummins for the excellence of his captaincy. The player of the series is rewarded to Usman Khawaja, who scored a century in the final innings.
Australia wins the series vs Pakistan – Brief scores
Brief scores: Usman Khawaja (104), David Warner (51), Imam-ul-Haq (70), Babar Azam (55), Pat Cummins – 3 wickets, Nathan Lyon – 5 wickets.