Despite the 87-run stand and missing a handful of opportunities, it didn’t come back to haunt the Aussies as the 287 run first innings lead allowed them to enforce the follow on and send Pakistan back into bat.
The Aussie bowlers snapped up three further wickets late on day three before rain brought play to a premature end.
Enter Nathan Lyon. The spinner failed to claim a wicket in the first innings but he would prove his worth on day four, removing the stubborn Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq in the first session to put the Aussies in sight of victory.
Lyon made the breakthrough again after lunch and when he trapped first innings centurion Yasir Shah lbw, Pakistan were on the ropes. The spinner then struck again before the dinner break, as Shaheen Afridi skied one to mid-on handing Lyon a five-wicket haul.
Josh Hazlewood quickly knocked over Mohammad Rizwan on resumption and just five balls later a mix up between the wickets saw Pat Cummins throw the stumps down and hand Australia a series sweep.
The Aussies will take on New Zealand a three match Test series starting next Thursday 12th December at Optus Stadium.