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Australia beat Pakistan to sweep series

Aussies win SCG Test, crush Pakistan 3-0

Pakistan legend Javed Miandad has blamed the country's domestic structure for being unable to find Test captain Misbahul Haq's replacement and believes this has caused the 42-year-old to delay his retirement call.

Australia had already clinched the series following their massive win by an innings and 18 runs in the second match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed topscored with a fighting unbeaten 72 off 70 balls for Pakistan Australia are now gearing up for a gruelling four-Test series against India in India, starting next month, and the captain said unless his boys adapt quickly to the sub-continent conditions, it would be hard.

"It wasn't great times but I'm really proud of the way the guys have come in and turned it around since then".

David Warner was voted player of the match for scoring a century in the first session on day one - the first batsman to achieve that feat in Australia.

Younus, though, said he would want to carry on playing test cricket even if he was not quite so close to the 10,000 run milestone.

"It was a tough series. they played far better than us", Misbah said.

"It's always hard. They're used to these conditions", Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said of the tweakers who bowled Australia to a 220-run win in Sydney.

"I don't think Davy Warner knows any other way and he set the tone for us straight up in the first and second innings".

"Nathan Lyon couldn't bowl much better than he's bowled", legendary spinner Shane Warne said on the Nine Network.

"That's going to be the challenge for this group".

Australia tour India next month for a four-Test series, while Pakistan do not have any Tests scheduled until April, when they will tour the West Indies for a four-match series. We know it's extremely hard to play them in their own backyard.

Smith said he expected the core of the current team to play in India. Steve Smith, the skipper, was player of the series for his 441 in five innings at an average of 110.25. Though occasionally we see some good performances against weaker teams but in fact nothing has been done on part of relevant quarters to build a team that has strength and quality.

On the spin bowling side of affairs Lehmann said Lyon was "exceptional" in Sydney but he and O'Keefe, who claimed 3-53 as Pakistan were bowled out for 244 on tea, will be faced with a much tougher challenge overseas.