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Austrlia claim series win over Pakistan

Ryan Harris is mobbed by his teammates after taking five wickets to help Australia defeat Pakistan in Adelaide on Tuesday.
Ryan Harris is mobbed by his teammates after taking five wickets to help Australia defeat Pakistan in Adelaide on Tuesday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Australia all-rounder Ryan Harris took five wickets to help his side claim a 40-run victory over Pakistan in Adelaide on Tuesday.
  • Harris finished with figures of five for 43 as Pakistan were dismissed for 246 in response to Australia's 286 for six.
  • India remain in control of the second Test with Bangladesh in Mirpur despite a brilliant 151 from Tamim Iqbal on day three of the match.
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(CNN) -- Australia all-rounder Ryan Harris took five wickets to help his side claim a 40-run victory over Pakistan in Adelaide on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old finished with figures of five for 43 as Pakistan were dismissed for 246 in response to Australia's 286 for six which saw the home side take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match one-day series.

Shaun Marsh (83) and Michael Clarke (80) provided the backbone of Australia's total while Mike Hussey smashed a valuable 49 off just 28 deliveries.

Harris then combined with Clint McKay, who took three for 48, to help end Pakistan's hopes of fightback in the series despite brave efforts from teenager Umar Akmal (59) and Shahid Afridi (40) in a losing cause.

Australia captain Ricky Ponting praised Harris' man-of-the-match performance following his comeback from knee surgery.

"It was a good win tonight and we won the series -- we can't complain," Ponting said in the post-match press conference.

"It was a performance. We used Ryan in tough times tonight. It was very satisfying. There are some good signs for us.

"The depth we have is underlined with someone coming in after 18 months out and taking five wickets."

India remain in control of the second Test with Bangladesh in Mirpur despite a brilliant 151 from opening batsman Tamim Iqbal on day three of the match.

The depth we have is shown when someone comes in and takes five wickets.
--Ricky Ponting

The 20-year-old left-hander peppered the boundary to reach his half-century off only 49 balls and was out just before the close of play after hitting three sixes and 18 fours.

Iqbal shared a 200-run partnership with Junaid Siddique (55) to help the home side reach 228 for three at stumps in their second innings after India had earlier declared on 544 for eight with a first-innings lead of 311.

Meanwhile, Cricket South Africa have called a press conference on Wednesday morning where it is expected they will announce the resignation of coach Micky Arthur.

There has been speculation that Arthur's relationship with captain Graeme Smith has suffered over the past few months which has prompted Arthur to quit.

Ashes-winning England coach Duncan Fletcher, who has been working with Cricket South Africa in a consultancy role, and India's Gary Kirsten are both expected to be in the frame to replace Arthur.