Australia beat New Zealand in Sydney by 279 runs for 3-0 series sweep

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Australia has thrashed New Zealand once again by 279 runs on the fourth day of the third Test in Sydney at SCG to sweep the series 3-0.

The tourists were dismissed for 136 in their second innings while chasing a mammoth target of 416. Off-spinner Nathon Lyon picked 10 wickets after picking five wickets each in both the innings.

The Kiwis didn’t settle down and the wickets started to crumble. Colin de Grandhomme and BJ Watling attempted to rebuild the innings but a 69-run partnership was broken when de Grandhomme got caught and later tail was castled by the hosts quickly.

The highlight of the second inning was James Pattinson’s catch of Todd Astle which is considered to be the catch of the summer.

 

Aussies declared their on 217 for two courtesy David Warner scoring his 24th century. Marnus Labuschagne again impressed the SCG crowd with 59 runs. He scored 549 runs at an average of 91.5 this series which awarded man of the match and series too.

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor became New Zealand’s highest run-scorer in the Test cricket in his 99th test breaking Stephen Fleming’s tally of 7,172.

Australia earlier in summer defeated Pakistan by 2-0, whitewashing both the sides. Australia will now travel to India for three-match ODI series.

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