Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction- Pakistan v Australia 3rd ODI

Shan Masood
Shan Masood
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So it is now five out of five for Australia. Winning the last five matches for a team which was struggling to even stitch together a solitary victory is certainly an achievement.

Accepted that Pakistan is not playing with their full strength but you play the team you get and Australia have been sensational at that. Things have started to click for them just before the World Cup and one can just imagine that with the return of the stalwarts, things are looking quite formidable for other teams.

The visitors have won the first two matches, both played at Sharjah and the remaining three matches will be played at Abu Dhabi. The change in venue might bring a change in fortune for Pakistan. It is essential if they have to stay alive in the series otherwise Australia will succeed in winning the 3rd ODI and the series would be all but done and dusted.

However, it is not to say that the Pakistan batting did not stand up on a slow and two-paced wicket at Sharjah. After losing Imam-ul-Haq for a duck, Shan Masood and Haris Sohail tried to steady the ship but it was the knock from wicket keeper-batsman Mohammed Rizwan (115) which provided flesh to the bones of the Pakistan innings. Shoaib Malik made a run-a-ball 60 to help the team to score 284-7.

In reply, Pakistan bowlers did not know where to get a wicket from. Usman Khawaja fell 12 short of a century and was dismissed by spinner Yasir Shah. Glenn Maxwell was run-out by Haris Sohail. Aaron Finch remained unbeaten on 153 and Shaun Marsh on 11 to take the team home to a handsome eight-wicket win.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.


Pakistan- Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Shinwari

Australia- Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Australia

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Shan Masood (Pakistan), Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –  Usman Shinwari (Pakistan), Pat Cummins (Australia)

Most Sixes – Shoaib Malik (Pakistan),Marcus Stoinis (Australia)

Team Scores Batting First – Pakistan 260+, Australia 300+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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