result
3rd Test, Sydney, Jan 3 - 7 2017, Pakistan tour of Australia
538/8d & 241/2d
(80.2 ov, target 465)315 & 244
Australia won by 220 runs
player of the match
David Warner
Australia
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Hazlewood wraps up 3-0 whitewash

The fast bowler took three wickets to wrap up Australia's 12th successive Test win - and a fourth successive whitewash - over Pakistan on home soil

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Scorer: Thilak Ram
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Australia538/8(135 overs)1st INNINGS
Matt Renshaw184 (293)
David Warner113 (95)
Wahab Riaz3/89(28)
Imran Khan2/111(27)
Pakistan315/10(110.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Younis Khan*175 (334)
Azhar Ali71 (159)
Josh Hazlewood4/55(27.3)
Nathan Lyon3/115(33)
Australia241/2(32 overs)2nd INNINGS
Wahab Riaz1/28(7)
Yasir Shah1/124(14)
Pakistan244/10(80.2 overs)2nd INNINGS

3.10pm Australia celebrate with each other, line up and shake hands with the Pakistan players. It has been a series thoroughly dominated by the hosts, Pakistan were good for chunks but not long enough to trouble the Australians. It's been a sensational series, good proper Test cricket. You often get such series' when two proud sides clash against each other. Australia just had more with contributions from almost all quarters, something Pakistan struggled with as the series wore on.

Presentation time.

Steven Smith is the Man of the Series: "These last three, that's what we're about, we want to score big runs, bowl well, we've held our catches. All the bowlers have done a terrific job. A lot of credit to Pakistan, they'e played some very good cricket this series."

David Warner is the Man of the Match: "A fantastic comeback, it was Hobart that kicked it off. Unfolded into a comprehensive 3-0 whitewash. Always fun to come out in front of your home crowd.

Misbah-ul-Haq: "It was a tough series, credit to Australian side. Outplayed us in every department. Utilised the conditions very well. A lot of youngsters in our team performing. That experience will lift them. Some good positives. The way we played at the Gabba gave us self-belief. We were really hurt in the MCG, difficult to take, you get demoralised by those sort of defeats. Overall, a lot of positives for Pakistan. A great place to learn a lot as an Asian side."

Steve O'Keefe: Fourth Test, my first win. Set up by the batters, I'll enjoy the moment. Coach Lehmann summed it up well, stay patient and you'll get lucky on a fifth day surface. A great sense of synergy among the guys. Worked really hard on my fitness. I'm hungry and thirsty, just want to get back in the sheds."

Peter Handscomb: "The crowd has been amazing all day. The two spinners worked really well in tandem today. It feels amazing, I've been luck to get in a series in my home turf. Takes a lot to get Wadey off the ground, for him to go off was a shame, but it wasn't too bad although I missed a couple (with the gloves).

Mitchell Starc: It's been tough work but that's what Test cricket is. Fantastic effort through the series. We've come through the ranks together, Josh has been awesome. Allowed me to bowl fast and be aggressive from the other end. Test match for Australia, you find a way to get up."

80.2
W
Hazlewood to Md Imran Khan, OUT

that's it. Australia sweep the series 3-0. A fullish length delivery on off, the ball moves away and takes the outside edge. Flies towards gully who takes a comfortable catch. That is Pakistan's 12 Test loss in a row in Australia

Imran Khan c sub (JM Bird) b Hazlewood 0 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
80.1
Hazlewood to Md Imran Khan, no run

full delivery outside off, some away swing. Imran tries to replicate Sarfraz's sweeps in the previous over. Unlike Sarfraz, he's nowhere near

The new ball has been taken. Hazlewood.

Just in case you haven't forgotten 2016 yet, you can read our team reviews of the year Pakistan and Australia.

end of over 8020 runs
PAK: 244/9CRR: 3.05 
Sarfaraz Ahmed72 (70)
Imran Khan0 (2)
Nathan Lyon 27-6-100-2
Steven Smith 1-0-5-0
79.6
6
Lyon to Sarfaraz, SIX runs

slow outside off, Sarfraz gets down and hammers his sweep way over the midwicket boundary for six, Sarfraz has 72 off 70 balls

79.5
4
Lyon to Sarfaraz, FOUR runs

darted in on leg, whipped over square leg for four more. Nicely played. Just a flick of the wrists

79.4
4
Lyon to Sarfaraz, FOUR runs

slogged away through square leg for four. Got down, saws the field was up and found the gap

Long-on and deep midwicket come up

79.3
2
Lyon to Sarfaraz, 2 runs

swept to deep square leg for a couple

79.2
4
Lyon to Sarfaraz, FOUR runs

Sarfraz backs away well before delivery stride. Lyon sticks to the off-stump line. But that back away gives him enough room to lace his cut through point

79.1
Lyon to Sarfaraz, no run

short and wide outside off, carved to point

end of over 795 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 224/9CRR: 2.83 
Imran Khan0 (2)
Sarfaraz Ahmed52 (64)
Steven Smith 1-0-5-0
Nathan Lyon 26-6-80-2
78.6
Smith to Md Imran Khan, no run

slow through the air, plenty of flight. Imran swings with all he has, misses connection

A silly point comes in

78.5
Smith to Md Imran Khan, no run

short and wide outside off, cut to point

Imran Khan. Australia one away from a whitewash

78.4
W
Smith to Amir, OUT

and that is run-out. Amir went after a run, Sarfraz sent him back, but Amir was still looking at Sarfraz. He finally makes his way back but it's way too late. Tossed up delivery outside off, driven towards cover. O'Keefe runs in, picks up with his left hand and returns a lovely throw to Wade by the stumps who does the rest with time to spare. Didn't hear a call either.

Mohammad Amir run out (O'Keefe/†Wade) 5 (20m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25
78.3
4
Smith to Amir, FOUR runs

generous flight outside off, Amir leans forward and says take this with a lovely flowing drive through cover

78.2
Smith to Amir, no run

shorter and slower outside off, pushed to cover

Around the wicket

78.1
1
Smith to Sarfaraz, 1 run

nice flight, driven between mid-off and cover for one

Steven Smith will have an over before the new ball

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end of over 781 run
PAK: 219/8CRR: 2.80 
Mohammad Amir1 (17)
Sarfaraz Ahmed51 (63)
Nathan Lyon 26-6-80-2
Steve O'Keefe 17-4-53-3
77.6
Lyon to Amir, no run

defended away back up the pitch

77.5
Lyon to Amir, no run

driven towards mid-off

77.4
Lyon to Amir, no run

flat on off, a thick inside-edge towards short leg

Mark: "If it's "tough to explain" and you are trying to explain away frame lag etc then surely that speaks to doubt. Part of the problem is umpires trying to decipher technology that they probably have very little skill with. There is no such thing as 'exact' technology. Everything works within tolerances, probabilities and margins of error. If an umpire has several things (hot-spot, lack of noise, lack of deviation) that don't show an edge and just one thing that 'may' indicate an edge then I'd suggest that is 'evidence' that would never stand up in a court."

77.3
Lyon to Amir, no run

87 kph, flat on off, Amir strides forward to block

77.2
1
Lyon to Sarfaraz, 1 run

driven up to long-on for a run

Dion: "Heard somewhere that the noise is often delayed on Snicko if the batsman has made a large stride because of the distance of the noise from the stump mike. Michael Slater on channel 9 also just said that the hotspot has been found not to show up on hot days "

77.1
Lyon to Sarfaraz, no run

flat on off, defended

Best performances - batters
Matt Renshaw
MT Renshaw AUS
184 runs (293)
20 fours
0 six
Control88%
Productive shot
flick
43 runs
4 fours
0 six
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Younis Khan portrait
Younis Khan PAK
175 runs (334)
17 fours
3 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
cover drive
53 runs
7 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Josh Hazlewood
JR Hazlewood AUS
O
27.3
M
7
R
55
W
4
ECO
2
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Josh Hazlewood
JR Hazlewood AUS
O
18.2
M
7
R
29
W
3
ECO
1.58
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of Australia
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
David Warner
David Warner
Player Of The Series
Steven Smith
Steven Smith
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 2245
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days03,04,05,06,07 January 2017 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Hilton Cartwright
Hilton Cartwright
Sharjeel Khan
Sharjeel Khan
Umpires
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Richard Illingworth
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Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
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Paul Wilson
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle