Pakistan vs Australia 3rd ODI Highlights: Bowlers were the star performers for Australia as they successfully defender a target of 267 by dismissing Pakistan for a 186. Cummins blew away the Pakistani top order, Nathan Lyon and Jason Behrendorff took care of the middle order while Adam Zampa took four wickets to clean up the tail.
Australia have thus sealed a victory in the five-match series as they lead Pakistan 3-0. Captain Aaron Finch was the performer once again with the bat, scoring 90 on what was a difficult pitch to navigate.
Pakistan and Australia in UAE, 5 ODI Series, 2019Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 24 September 2019
Pakistan 186 (44.4)
Australia 266/6 (50.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 3rd ODI ) Australia beat Pakistan by 80 runs
Pak vs Aus 3rd ODI: Highlights
Australia win by 80 runs
ALL OVER! Adam Zampa picks up his fourth wicket (4/43 )and Australia seal a series win with two games to play. Pat Cummins takes 3/24. PAK-186-all out, Australia won by 80 runs.
A double strike to Zampa and the Aussies are just two wickets away from a series win. First to go is Imad Wasim for 43. Usman Shinwari follows him for a duck. PAK-178/8, Pakistan need 89 runs in 42 balls
Nathan Lyon strikes against the run of play and Malik goes for 32, Pakistan 96/5. Pakistan needed the experience of Shoaib Malik if they're to stay in the series. Looks really difficult now.
Short and outside off, Malik cuts it past the backward point and the ball runs away to the fence. Pakistan are motoring along steadily. At the halfway mark, PAK- 94/4. Pakistan need 173 runs
OUT! Maxwell appeals for lbw and the umpire gives it, but Imam has reviewed it. But he is out. Imam-ul-Haq is out for 46 and Pakistan are 75/4
Umpire raises his finger for caught behind. But ball is not even close to the bat. Shocking decision from umpire Michael Gough. However, once again DRS saves the day.
Pat Cummins strikes immediately. Rizwan has to depart for a duck. However, ultra-edge came to the rescure for Cummins as umpire had first given not out. PAK- 16/3
Handscomb takes a brilliant catch in the slips with one hand. Cummins strikes early! Masood goes for 2, Pakistan 14/1 after 4.2 ovs
Pakistan's chase is underway in Abu Dhabi. Imam-ul-Haq and Masood are at the crease. Imam-ul-Haq is on strike. Pat Cummins will open the attack
AUS- 266/6 after 50 overs
SIX! Alex Carey ends the innings in style as Australia post 266/6 after 50 overs. Pakistan need 267 to keep the series alive.
Glenn Maxwell is run out and his fluent knock comes to an end on 71, Australia 249/6 with two overs remaining in the innings.
50 for Maxwell
A huge six by Maxwell and 50 comes for up for the right-hander. Australia are getting a move on. Will they reach 250?
5 ovs to go
Five overs remaining in the Aussie innings and the tourists are 216/5. Maxwell is batting on 41 and giving him company is Carey on 7.
Finch falls short of record
Aaron Finch falls on 90 - 10 short of becoming the first Australian to hit 3 ODI centuries in a row. Australia are 189/5 with 8 overs remaining.
Maxwell is given out caught behind but he goes straight to the review and he's successful! He continues on 17, Meanwhile, Finch is on 90...
Needless from Stoinis. Imad drifts it in and Stoinis is slow to get the bat down in time. Stoinis is gone for 10 off 16 balls. AUS-140/4
After 25 overs in Abu Dhabi, Australia are 110/3. Khawaja and Marsh fell early before Finch and Handscomb rebuilt for the visitors, the latter falling just short of a half-century, bowled by Haris Sohail on 47. Finch is unbeaten is on 46.
Handscomb falls just shy of a half-century, brought undone by Haris Sohail on 47 (43). Australia 104/3 (23.1) as Stoinis heads to the middle.
100 up for AUS
Handscomb finds the boundary and brings up the 100 for Australia, 100/2 after 20 overs. Handscomb 45, Finch 40
Gone. A big inside edge from Marsh balloons up and carries to square leg, he's gone for 14 (19). Australia 20/2 after 5.4 as Handscomb comes to the middle.
Khawaja cleaned up by Shinwari in the very first over. A wicket maiden to start with for Pakistan. Khawaja goes for a drive but the ball goes through him and crashes onto the stumps.
Match delayed by rain
Covers are coming on and its a-tumblin' so we will be having a delayed start to the proceedings. Australia will be wearing black armbands in remembrance of Bruce Yardley.
Pakistan XI: Shan Masood, Imam ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik (c), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari, Junaid Khan, Muhammad Hasnain
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
PAK vs AUS LIVE
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