Pat Cummins.
Pat Cummins has taken 10 wickets for the match to lead Australia to a 79-run Test win over Pakistan. Image by James Ross/AAP PHOTOS
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Cummins masterclass inspires Australia to MCG Test win

Oliver Caffrey December 29, 2023

Pat Cummins’ second 10-wicket haul in Tests has powered Australia to a thrilling 79-run win over Pakistan at the MCG.

The Australia captain made all the crucial breakthroughs late on Friday as the hosts bowled Pakistan out for 237 to win the Boxing Day Test.

Pakistan fought bravely but lost 5-18 during a chaotic finish to day four as Australia took the extra 30 minutes after the scheduled stumps to complete the victory and retain the Benaud-Qadir trophy.