Tuesday 26 January 2010 

Harris Seals The Series For Australia

Australia 286-6 (Marsh 83, Clarke 80) beat
Pakistan 246 (Umar Akmal 59, Harris 5-43) by 40 runs

Third One-Day International, Adelaide

Ryan Harris maRked his return to international cricket with a five-wicket haul as Australia sealed a 40-run win over Pakistan to move into an unassailable 3-0 series lead with two games to play.

Shaun Marsh hit 83 and Michael Clarke made 80 as Australia posted 286 for six and despite slipping to 60 for four in reply, Pakistan rallied, Umar Akmal making 59 and Shahid Afridi blasting 40 in 29 balls before Harris' haul of five for 43 ensured Australia got home.

It was only his second ODI appearance, his first coming almost exactly one year ago when he played in a five-run win over South Africa in Hobart.

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