Australia ease to clean sweep as spinners turn screw on Pakistan

Pakistan batsman Yasir Shah cuts the ball away as Australia's wicketkeeper Matthew Wade and fieldsman Peter Handscomb look on during the Test match in Sydney

Pakistan batsman Yasir Shah cuts the ball away as Australia's wicketkeeper Matthew Wade and fieldsman Peter Handscomb look on during the Test match in Sydney

Furthermore, Chappell lashed out at Pakistan skipper Misbah ul Haq, saying that the captain lacked the leadership to his team.

Earlier, after the opening session was washed out for the second day in a row, Younus Khan completed an imperious 175 not out before running out of partners as Pakistan were dismissed for 315, still 223 behind Australia's first innings 538-8.

"He [Marsh] was exceptional last Test in Sri Lanka, so he's a real chance to come into the squad and play as well". "Guys will have to adapt quickly and find a way to be successful in those conditions", Smith said.

Rookie opener Renshaw scored 184 in the first innings of the Sydney Test against Pakistan, while number five batsman Handscomb finished with two centuries and a series average of 114.66 against Pakistan.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq pinpointed the last-day batting collapse in the second test as the moment at which the series against Australia nosedived, yet put the blame chiefly on his bowlers for the 3-0 series whitewash. We're going to have to play some very good cricket if we want to compete over there.

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Josh Hazlewood and Steve O'Keefe took three wickets each, while Nathan Lyon took two and Mitchell Starc pitched in with one. "We're under no illusions that it's going to be tough".

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"So for us as a team to take some positives out of that... the challenge is to try and bat longer periods".

"It's going to be a great challenge and learning curve for this group".

'We also know that we have to dig in at times and get through hard periods and that's something this team has done pretty well over the last four Test matches'.

The Sydney loss was Pakistan's sixth consecutive Test defeat, a stunning slide for a team that was celebrating its rise to the top of the world rankings just a few months ago.

"The core of this group will take part in India, a few of us have been there before and we know it's an extremely hard".

"I watched bits and pieces of that series and as it gets closer I'm sure I'll watch more footage to see different tactics and the way to play the game", Smith said.

Misbah resisted for 98 balls before he went after O'Keefe and skied to the safe hands of Lyon at mid-off for 38 - his highest score of a struggling series.