Pakistan rue not being better prepared for Oz conditions

Mohammad Abbas of Pakistan looks on after being left out of Pakistan's XI

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali on Monday admitted that they were beaten by a better side as he acknowledged that it was hard to get results with a young side in Australia.

Nathan Lyon has become the second leading wicket-taker in Tests at the Adelaide Oval, as Australia push further towards a series whitewash of Pakistan.

Best-known as a spin bowler, the 33-year-old's highest score in his previous 36 Tests was just 42. If you can get used to the bounce and pace you can make runs.

"He's been tremendous in white-ball cricket and in the recent past he's been gradually building up his Test stats as well", Test skipper Azhar said of Babar.

Pakistan also lost the first Test by an innings but Azhar was unwilling to completely write off the tour ahead of two matches against Sri Lanka later this month.

Travis Head has joined one of the most freaky lists in cricket history, becoming just the third Australian to win a Test match without the effort of batting, bowling or taking a catch.


"So, in a way it's awful for him because he didn't get an opportunity in front of his home crowd to contribute but sometimes that's Test cricket".

But they were let down by an inexperienced and young fast bowling attack that was taken apart in Adelaide by David Warner on his way to 335 not out.

"If you don't bowl good line they always score quickly and you have to field well". A lead of close to 300, only a few hours to bowl, we knew if our bowlers could take a couple of early wickets and we get them home, get them asleep and rested that they'd come back and fire for us today.

"That's been a big positive now for us that Babar has stamped himself a Test player".

CA is yet to enter into formal discussions with India about whether their series in Australia next summer will include one or more pink-ball Test matches, though both Roberts and the CA chairman Earl Eddings have commented positively about the fact the BCCI have at last scheduled a home pink-ball Test, the recent match against Bangladesh in Kolkata.

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