In his last Test game, David Warner scored 57 runs that were very important in helping Australia beat Pakistan’s score of 130 runs and win the match. With this win, Australia won the series 3-0.
It was the visitors’ 16th straight loss in Australia since 1995 that came to an end when the Aussies beat them by eight wickets in the last game.
Pakistan lost the last three wickets and could only add 47 runs to their overnight score. They were then out for 115 an hour before lunch.
Warner hugged his opening partner and childhood friend Usman Khawaja at the boundary rope before his 112th match before quitting from the game. The tourists gave him a guard of honor as he walked to the crease.
As soon as Warner started to play like he was on a mission, Khawaja was out lbw for a duck in the first over. Warner quickly started cutting the ball through the covers in his usual style to get his first four.
With a single to square leg, he reached his 37th Test fifty. Australia went to lunch 91-1, only 39 runs short of their goal, and the win was almost certain.
Warner hit seven fours and had a few more chances in his 75-ball performance before spinner Sajid Khan caught him in front of the bowler with 11 runs to spare and a day to spare.
Warner got a standing ovation from more than 22,000 people at his home ground, Sydney Cricket Ground, as he walked off the field. His role in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, which got him banned from international cricket for a year, was forgotten.
Warner has scored 8,786 runs in 112 tests, with 26 centuries since his first game against New Zealand in 2011. His average is 44.59, and he has scored 26 hundreds.
Soon after Warner left, Marnus Labuschagne hit a single to get the home team over the line (62 not out).
Pakistan missed the chance to end their long losing streak in Australia, just like they did in the second Test in Melbourne. Their hitting deficiencies were to blame.
On a pitch that was getting worse, they were on track to give their hosts a much tougher goal. But in the next-to-last over of the day on Friday, Josh Hazlewood (4-16) took three wickets.
Mohammad Rizwan made 28 runs on Saturday morning before Warner caught him off the bowling of Nathan Lyon. Three balls later, Aamer Jamal was out for 18. After Lyon bowled Hasan Ali for five, the game was over.
Jamal, a seamer, took six wickets on his debut in the first Test in Perth and another in the first innings in Sydney. However, captain Shan Masood made the strange choice to not bring him on to bowl until after lunch.