Australia's Fourth Straight Win | Australia vs Pakistan 3rd Test | Day 5 | January 7, 2017
By Stuart Garlick
3rd Test: Pakistan vs Australia in Sydney, Jan 7, 2017, Cricket Highlights.
Although Nathan Lyon and Steve O'Keefe were the spinners responsible for guiding Australia to a fourth win on the bounce and a third win over Pakistan to complete a series 3-0 route, there was no need to put a positive spin on things at Sydney - the faces of the Australian players did that on their own. From being condemned as unworthy of wearing the Baggy Greens after the first two Tests against South Africa, this team now looks proud, strong, and ready to take on India.
For sure, India possesses most of the firepower and will likely take the series, but what seemed like an impossible task recently now looks difficult but achievable. It's all down to a few risky but positive personnel changes, with one of the best being Matt Renshaw, who brings back great memories of other doughty batsmen like Steve and Mark Waugh who have anchored the top of the order in the past.
This Pakistan tour of Oz isn't over by a long stretch - there are now five One-Day Internationals, with the first taking place in Brisbane on Friday. Chris Lynn is in the squad, in a move by the new selection panel that is certain to sell plenty of tickets, and, if the Big Bash slugger is on form, might also clear the car park!