Not even the mighty Australians would have believed if someone told them that they would win the ODI series against Champions Trophy winners Pakistan as easily as they did. First they scored 327 runs for the loss of 7 wickets then restricted Pakistan to 320 in 50 overs.
Our Aussie men celebrate a 5-0 ODI Series victory against Pakistan in the UAE, making it eight ODI wins in a row 🏏 pic.twitter.com/WWG5XCgbbv
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) March 31, 2019
Although there was no century scored in the Aussie innings, Usman Khawaja’s 98 and Glenn Maxwell’s 70 were enough to put a mammoth total on the board. Shaun Marsh and Skipper Aaron Finch chipped in with fifties against the bowling attack led by Junaid Khan and Usman Shinwari.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 31, 2019
However, no batsman except Imad Wasim (50 not out) and Umar Akmal (43) was able to provide assistance to Haris and Pakistan fell 20 runs short. Australia clinched the series 5-0, morale boosting victory ahead of the World Cup, a title they would be defending for the sixth time.