David Warner’s Fairy-tale Finish in SCG Test Seals Australia’s Series Sweep Over Pakistan:

David Warner's Fairy-tale Finish in SCG Test Seals Australia's Series Sweep Over Pakistan:

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Australia clinched a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Pakistan at the SCG, securing a series sweep after earlier triumphs in Perth and Melbourne. David Warner played a pivotal role in the final Test, guiding Australia to the 130-run target on day four.

The day began with Mohammad Rizwan and Aamir Jamal providing solid resistance, helping Pakistan cross the 100-run mark. Rizwan’s dismissal to Nathan Lyon for 28 marked the turning point, and Aamir’s attempt to accelerate resulted in his wicket, caught by Travis Head off Pat Cummins. Lyon wrapped up Pakistan’s innings at 115 with the dismissal of Hasan Ali.

In pursuit of 130, Australia faced an early setback with the LBW dismissal of Usman Khawaja in the first over. However, Warner’s attacking strokes, featuring switch-hits and reverse sweeps, took the game away from Pakistan. His half-century, the final of his Test career, set the stage for Australia’s victory. Warner’s dismissal for 57, following a successful LBW review, did little to hinder the charge. Marnus Labuschagne, unbeaten on 62, sealed the win.

Aamir Jamal was named Player of the Match for his all-around performance, scoring 82 in the first innings and taking a six-fer with the ball. Australia’s captain Pat Cummins received the Player of the Series award for his exceptional tally of 19 wickets.

The post-match presentation featured heartfelt tributes to Warner, and Pakistan skipper Shan Masood presented a signed Babar Azam jersey as a farewell gift to the retiring opener.

Scores in brief:

Australia beat Pakistan by eight wickets

Pakistan: 313 all out, 115 all out Australia: 299 all out, 130-2

Player of the Match: Aamir Jamal (Pakistan) Player of the Series: Pat Cummins (Australia)

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