Having posted an imposing 6-267 on the back of half-centuries from Shane Watson and Cameron White after Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf elected to bowl first in overcast conditions, Doug Bollinger (2-19) and Peter Siddle (1-23) produced fearsome opening spells to leave the tourists’ pursuit in tatters.
Both Pakistani openers beat the bat repeatedly from the outset but Bollinger claimed the early spoils removing Salman Butt (two) and Younus Khan (zero) in the fifth over when both men edged to White at second slip.
Things went from bad to worse for the visitors when Kamran Akmal (16 off 31) was run out by a brilliant piece of fielding from Clint McKay (3-15) off his own bowling.
And when younger brother Umar Akmal was bowled by a brilliant delivery from Siddle without scoring, the tourists’ fate was sealed.
Shahid Afridi despatched Nathan Hauritz (2-45) into the stands, but his aggression soon brought him undone.
Rana Naved showed some resistance blasting 27 off 22 including two sixes and a boundary before he was stumped by Brad Haddin attempting to hit Hauritz out of the stadium.
McKay claimed the prize wicket of Yousuf before finishing the job with the wicket of Saeed Ajmal to finish with career-best figures.
Earlier, Watson (69 off 71) set the tone at the top of the Australian order as he dominated his 100-run opening stand with Shaun Marsh (41 off 60), belting seven boundaries and one six in his entertaining knock.
White picked up where he left off at the Gabba on Friday night (55 off 57) with Mike Hussey (29 off 35) and Brad Haddin (27 off 14) offering good support.
The Aussies now leads the five-match series 2-0 ahead of Tuesday’s clash at the Adelaide Oval.
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