Pakistan vs Australia 5th T20I Tri-Series: Pakistan and Australia had already made their place in the final but Sarfraz Ahmed’s men didn’t take this game lightly and thumped Australia by 45 runs. Riding on a brilliant 73 from Fakhar Zaman and a late surge by Shoaib Malik, Pakistan scored 194/7 in 20 overs and later, Shaheen Afridi caused the damage as he returned with figures of 3/37 in four overs. For Australia, no batsmen stepped up and took the responsibilty as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Australia are left with one match against Zimbabwe before playing the final on Sunday against Pakistan.
T20I Tri-Series in Zimbabwe, 2018Harare Sports Club, Harare 22 August 2018
Pakistan 194/7 (20.0)
Australia 149/7 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 5 ) Pakistan beat Australia by 45 runs
Pakistan vs Australia Tri-series 5th T20I Highlights:
Pakistan vs Australia 5th T20I: Pakistan had five balls to spare when it beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets on Wednesday and eliminated the African host from the Twenty20 tri-series tournament. Solomon Mire missed out on the chance to become Zimbabwe’s first century-maker in a T20 international as his 94-run knock carried Zimbabwe to 162-4 after captain Hamilton Masakadza lost his first toss in the tri-series and his team was put in to bat. Opener Fakhar Zaman (47) and Hussain Talat (44) led Pakistan to 163-3 in 19.1 overs against an inexperienced bowling attack as Pakistan registered its second win against Zimbabwe. It was Zimbabwe’s third straight loss. Australia plays against Pakistan on Thursday before both teams meet in Sunday’s final.