Australia beat Pakistan by 220 runs, wrap up 3-0 clean sweep in Test series

12:03 PM | 7 Jan, 2017
Australia beat Pakistan by 220 runs, wrap up 3-0 clean sweep in Test series
SYDNEY – Australia completed its clean sweep against Pakistan on the final day of third Test match at Sydney as it routed Pakistan by 220 runs.

In response to Australia’s target of 464, Pakistan’s batting line up hardly made it to 244 in 81 overs thus bagging another defeat.

Score card summary
Score card summary

The hosts had won the opening day-night test in Brisbane by 39 runs and the second test in Melbourne by an innings and 18 runs.

Only Sarfaraz Ahmed from Pakistan managed to make a fifty. He remained not out on 72 runs.

Josh Hazlewood and Steve O'Keefe each took 3 wickets while Nathan Lyon bagged two important wickets making it difficult for Pakistan to bag a face-saving draw. David Warner was declared ‘Man of the match’.

What adds insult to the injury of Pakistan is the fact that Sydney's defeat was 12 consecutive Test defeat and 4th consecutive white wash in Australia.

Pakistan's ranking dropped to 5th in test format, although Pakistan was at number 3 before touring New Zealand and Australia.

Meanwhile, at the presentation ceremony, Pakistan’s skipper Misbah Ul Haq lauded Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq for their extraordinary performance. He maintained that Australia performed really well in the series.

‘It was a tough series for Pakistan’ Misbah said.

Misbah at presentation ceremony, picture credits: PTV Sports

"Our bowling has always been our strength but bit disappointed that we couldn't take 20 wickets in any Test match here." he added.

Pakistan lost important wickets like veteran batsman Younis Khan (13) and Azhar Ali (11) on the decisive fifth day.

Pakistan would now gear up for five One Day Internationals against Australia to begin from January 13.

Schedule for ODI's

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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