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Sydney Test: Wrecking ball Warner fires Australia towards whitewash

SYDNEY: David Warner clubbed the second fastest half century in test history to help fire Australia to the verge of a 3-0 series sweep over Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. The tourists were 55 for one at close of play on the rain-disrupted fourth day of the third test, still 410 runs short of their unlikely victory target of 465. In-form opener Azhar Ali, who had made 11 not out, and nightwatchman Yasir Shah, who was unbeaten on three, were at the crease at stumps after debutant Sharjeel Khan had…

Sydney Test: Azhar, Younis lead Pakistan fightback after Aussies declare

SYDNEY: Azhar Ali and Younis Khan kept Pakistan afloat after rookie Peter Handscomb made it three centurions in Australia's big first innings declaration at the third Sydney Test on Wednesday. The tourists, who have already lost the series after defeats in Brisbane and Melbourne, made a rocky start after Steve Smith called a halt at 538 for eight leaving seven overs for Pakistan to negotiate before tea. They lost debutant Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam in one Josh Hazlewood over before the interval with just six runs on…