Leher Reddy Challuri DP1
The openers and the bowlers for Australia played exceptionally well, and took Australia to victory by a mammoth margin of 10 wickets, winning the series 3-0.
Opting to bowl, Australia got off to a perfect start, dismissing Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in the first over in a similar fashion. Imam-ul-Haq fell in the very next over. A little flourish from Ifthikar Ahmed followed, but support at the other end was thin, with Haris Sohail departing in the 10th over. Khushdil Shah departed in the 13th as well.
Imad Wasim also fell in the 15th over. After playing a defiant innings, Ifthikar Ahmed also departed in the 17th over. Shadab Khan was dismissed in the same over. Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Hasnain hit a boundary each at the end, but following the massive collapse, it was only enough to propel Pakistan to 106-8.
Ashton Agar picked up a wicket. Mitchell Starc and Sean Abbott picked up 2 wickets each, with the latter being more economical. Kane Richardson was the star, picking up 3 wickets at an economical rate.
Pakistan got off to the worst of starts with the ball, missing a catch and missing a run out chance to dismiss David Warner. That was followed by a barrage of big hitting by both the openers, who punished the bowlers and hit them all across the ground, hitting a plethora of fours and sixes and going at a run rate of over 9 an over. Aaron Finch got to his half century with a four on the last ball of the game, which finished the game.
Mohammad Hasnain and Mohammad Amir were decent, but Muhammad Musa, on debut, and Imad Wasim were expensive. Nobody found any success with the ball, capping off a horrendous series for the visiting team.
Iftikhar Ahmed: 45 (37)
Ashton Agar: 1-25 (4)
Mitchell Starc: 2-29 (4)
Kane Richardson: 2-14 (4)
Kane Richardson: 3-18 (4)
Aaron Finch: 52* (36)
David Warner: 48* (35)
Mohammad Hasnain: 0-32 (4)
Mohammad Amir: 0-25 (3)