Aaron Finch speaks after Australia's eight wicket victory in the opening ODI match against Pakistan

A century from Captain, Aaron Finch, has guided Australia to an eight wicket victory in the opening ODI match against Pakistan in Sharjah.

 Set 281 for victory, a 172 run second wicket stand from Finch (116) and Shaun Marsh (91*) put the visitors in the driving seat, before Peter Handscomb (30*) helped seal the winning runs with an over to spare.

 Earlier Nathan Coulter-Nile was the pick of the Australian bowlers, finishing with figures of 2/61.

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 Australia will play the second ODI match of the Qantas Tour of the UAE in Sharjah on Sunday.

 

  • Qantas Tour of the UAE Squad:
  • Aaron Finch (c) (Victoria)
  • Usman Khawaja (Queensland)
  • Shaun Marsh (Western Australia)
  • Peter Handscomb (Victoria)
  • Glenn Maxwell (Victoria)
  • Ashton Turner (Western Australia)
  • Marcus Stoinis (Western Australia)
  • Alex Carey (vc) (South Australia)
  • Pat Cummins (vc) (New South Wales)
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile (Western Australia)
  • Jhye Richardson (Western Australia)
  • Kane Richardson (South Australia)
  • Jason Behrendorff (Western Australia)
  • Nathan Lyon (New South Wales)
  • Adam Zampa (South Australia)

 

Qantas Tour of the UAE Schedule:

First ODI – March 22

Pakistan v Australia

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

3:00pm Local Time

 

Second ODI – March 24

Pakistan v Australia

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

3:00pm Local Time

 

Third ODI – March 27

Pakistan v Australia

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

3:00pm Local Time

 

Fourth ODI – March 29

Pakistan v Australia

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

3:00pm Local Time

 

Fifth ODI – March 31

Pakistan v Australia

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

3:00pm Local Time