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Australia by 356 runs
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP):
Pakistan picked up the last five wickets for eight runs in 7.3 overs after lunch yesterday to complete a 356-run win over Australia in the second Test. Australia were bowled out for 246 runs in the second innings while chasing a target of 603 runs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The victory gave Pakistan a 2-0 sweep. It was their first series win against Australia in 20 years and also the biggest in terms of runs, beating the previous largest margin of 341 runs against India in Karachi in 2006.
Pakistan bowler Zulfiqar Babar added two wickets
yesterday to finish on 5-120.
Sunderland beat Palace
LONDON, England (AP):
Steven Fletcher scored twice as Sunderland beat Crystal Palace
3-1 yesterday to climb out of the English Premier League relegation zone. Fletcher put the visitors ahead with a perfectly placed header in the 31st minute and then finished off the win in injury time by lifting the ball inside the far post with the outside of his left boot.
Palace had equalised through an own goal by Wes Brown in the 55th minute, but Jordi Gomez restored Sunderland's lead with a low strike from outside the area in the 79th.