Australia Outclass Pakistan In 3rd T20I By 10 Wickets
In their first series without Sarfaraz Ahmed as Captain, Pakistan played like a school side, losing T20 series to Australia. Sent into bat first, the visitors faltered badly in front of the hosts, managing just 106 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. Only Iftikhar Ahmed stood tall against the Aussie bowling, managing 45 runs off 37 deliveries. Imam ul Haq was the other batsman to reach double figures with 14 as the rest failed miserably.
Desperate Times, Desperate Measures For Babar XI
Pakistan went into the match with young blood but they couldn’t do much in the do-or-die situation. Khushdil Shah showed promise with the bat but was sent too low down the order for no reason. Kane Richardson took 3 wickets as the Aussies restricted Pakistan to an achievable target of 107.
Aussie openers make mincemeat of Pakistani bowlers
It seemed that Australians were batting on another pitch as they neither lost a wicket nor seemed troubled against Pakistan. Captain Aaron Finch raced to a well-played fifty and remained unbeaten at 52. He added 109 runs for the unbroken first wicket with David Warner who scored an unbeaten 48. Pakistan used four bowlers with all of them going for more than 8 runs per over, including Mohammad Amir, Debutant Mohammad Musa bowled 3.5 overs in his first outing that cost Pakistan 39 runs. Mohammad Hasnain’s 4 overs went for 32 runs while Mohammad Amir’s 3 saw Aussies score 25 runs.
Sean Abbott wins Man of The Match for a fantastic comeback
Australia won the three-match T20I series 2-0 against the new-look Pakistan side that looked clueless in every department. Sean Abbott won the Man of the Match award for his economical bowling today while Steve Smith was declared Man of the Series for his match-winning knock in the second match. Both the teams will now face each other in the two-match Test series later this month.