Nathan Lyon haul brings second Test to abrupt end

Nathan Lyon has spun Australia to a series whitewash over Pakistan, taking five wickets on Monday to finish off the innings-and-48-run victory in Adelaide.

After David Warner hit a ground-record triple-century and Mitchell Starc took six wickets in the first innings, Lyon roared to life on Monday to complete the job in the second Test.

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Quiet in the first Test-and-a-half of the two-match series, the offspinner took 5-69 on Monday to have the tourists all out for 239.

It was the 16th five-wicket haul on his career, and took his tally of scalps at the ex-groundsmen's former workplace of Adelaide Oval to 50 - the second most of all time and six behind Shane Warne.

Australia's spinner Nathan Lyon celebrates taking his fifth Pakistan wicket of the innings on the fourth day of the second Test cricket match between Australia and Pakistan in Adelaide on December 2, 2019. (Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)

The win marked just the second time in Australia's history they had won all the matches in a series by more than an innings - with the other being against Bangladesh in 2003.

Pakistan were resilient, fighting out almost five hours on day four but in the end it was futile after Australia 3(dec)-590 batted them out of the match on the first two days.

Lyon snares crucial breakthrough wickets

Lyon made the initial key breakthrough on day four, dismissing Shaan Masood for 68 and ending a 103-run fourth-wicket stand with Asad Shafiq.

The pair attacked Lyon down the ground, but Shaan fell when he didn't get to the pitch of one from the tweaker, picking out Mitchell Starc at mid-off.

Asad followed shortly after on 57, when Lyon was able to get one to rip at him from a good length and he tickled it to leg slip.

He had his third after the break when Iftikhar Ahmed edged one to Marnus Labuschagne at bat pad with one that spun back into his body on 27.

First-innings century maker Yasir Shah was Lyon's next victim, with one that trapped him lbw on 13.

He then wrapped up his five-wicket haul when Shaheen Afridi skied one to Josh Hazlewood.

Hazlewood also ended with figures of 3-63, before a Pat Cummins direct-hit run-out ended the demolition job shortly after dinner.

Australia now remain unbeaten in all six of their pink-ball Tests, and will have another one starting next Thursday against New Zealand in Perth.