Australia beat Pakistan by 20 runs in 5th ODI to take series 5-0

Glenn Maxwell 70 and 1-45 off 10 overs today against Pakistan
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Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl against Australia in the 5th and final ODI of the series at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai today.

Match Summary

Australia 327 – 7 (Usman Khawaja 98, Aaron Finch 53, Shaun Marsh 61, Glenn Maxwell 70; Usman Shinwari 4-49, Junaid Khan 3-73)

Pakistan 307 - 7 (Haris Sohail 130, Shan Masood 50, Imad Wasim 50*; Jason Behrendorff 3-63)

Result - Australia won by 20 runs

Scorecard

Put in to bat first, Australia scored 327 – 7 with all the top order batsmen chipping in - Usman Khawaja 98, Aaron Finch 53, Shaun Marsh 61 and Glenn Maxwell 70.  Usman Shinwari 4-49 and Junaid Khan 3-73 were the wicket takers for Pakistan.

In reply, Pakistan were again just a few runs short in the run chase, scoring 307 - 7  - Haris Sohail 130, Shan Masood 50 and Imad Wasim 50* the main run getters and Jason Behrendorff  (3-63) the pick of the bowlers for Australia.

 

Pakistan - Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Umar Akmal, Saad Ali, Imad Wasim(c), Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas

Australia - Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(wk), Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff

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