Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction- Pakistan v Australia 5th ODI

Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja
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As has been the case throughout the ODI series, Australia got off to a good start in the fourth ODI as openers Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja put together 56 runs for the first wicket.


After Finch departed, Khwaja notched up another half-century, which was followed by a middle order collapse. Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey then came together to take the team out of trouble and Australia succeeded in posting 277 runs on the board.

In the attempt to up the ante, Maxwell fell two runs short of his century. For Pakistan, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan and Mohammad Hasnain picked up two wickets each.

Shan Masood, who has played well in the series till now, was dismissed for a duck by Nathan Coulter-Nile. Abid Ali and Mohammad Rizwan scored centuries as Pakistan looked all set to chase the target at one point.


However, some economical bowling and good line and lengths created more pressure on Pakistan and they finally crumbled and fell short by six runs. Nathan Coulter-Nile was the pick of the bowlers for Australia and claimed three wickets while Marcus Stoinis bagged two.

With Australia leading 4-0 and the last match to be played at Abu Dhabi, odds are heavily stacked in favour of a clean sweep by Australia. Given the rise in form of the visitors and the drop in the same for the hosts, it would not come as a surprise if a clean sweep is indeed what we get at the end of the fifth and final match.

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

 

Pakistan- Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Saad Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain

Australia- Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Australia

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Haris Sohail (Pakistan), Usman Khawaja (Australia)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Usman Shinwari (Pakistan), Adam Zampa (Australia)

Most Sixes – Haris Sohail (Pakistan), Usman Khawaja (Australia)

Team Scores Batting First – Pakistan 270+, 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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