Lyon picks up 10-fer as Australia whitewash New Zealand

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Nathan Lyon returned match figures of 10 for 118 as Australia completed a series whitewash over New Zealand with a 279-run victory in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Chasing an unlikely 416 for victory, the Black Caps were skittled for 136 with off-spinner Lyon taking five for 50 and Mitchell Starc claiming three for 25.

Number seven Colin De Grandhomme top-scored with 52, while Ross Taylor became the Black Caps’ highest Test run-scorer during his knock of 22.


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The 35-year-old, who has played 99 Tests, overtook Stephen Fleming to move on to 7,174 runs.

David Warner set up Australia’s victory push with an unbeaten 111, sharing stands of 107 and 110 with Joe Burns and half-centurion Marnus Labuschagne respectively, as his side declared on 217 for two.

Australia were penalised five runs during their second innings by umpire Aleem Dar as a result of Warner and Labuschagne running on the pitch.

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