Australia have hammered Pakistan in their two-test series. The Aussies completely dominated the Pakistanis, winning both tests by an innings. So, here are the top three things that we learned from Australia’s test series win over Pakistan:
1) Superb Starc
Mitchell Starc proved to be too much for the Pakistan batsmen. His control over line and length was matched by his pace. The Pakistani batsmen had to answers. He looked like taking a wicket every time he came in to bowl. Apart from Babar Azam, nobody really managed to even be competitive against his bowling.
2) Excellent Lyon
Nathan Lyon continued to take wickets throughout the series. He is one of the most underrated bowlers in the world. Australian pitches are not the most helpful for spinners. However, Lyon has always proved to be a handful. In this series, he managed to outfox the Pakistani batsmen, playing a crucial role for the Aussies.
3) Pakistan Struggle
Pakistani bowlers had a really poor series. They just did not have the answers against the Aussie batsmen. In both the tests, Australia managed to put up more than 500 on the board. The Pakistani attack is touted to be one of the best in the world. However, the attack really appeared to be toothless in Australia.
To sum up, this series showed that Australia are still very hard to beat at home. On the other hand, Pakistan continue to be very sloppy away from home. Australia now face the challenge of defeating New Zealand, in what could prove to be a close series.