A rampant Australia beat Pakistan by an innings and 18 runs in the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to clinch the three-Test series 2-0 on Friday.

Australia declared its first innings on 624-8, in response to Pakistan’s 443-8 declared, a lead of 181 runs.

Mitchell Starc capped off a big-hitting 84 off 91 balls to take four wickets to help remove Pakistan and pull off a final day victory.

Captain Azhar Ali and wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed were the top scorer for Pakistan with both scored 43 each.

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