PAK vs AUS, 3rd ODI: Babar Azam, Imam ul Haq seal comfortable chase as Pakistan clinch series 2-1 with nine-wicket win

PAK vs AUS: Skipper Babar Azam smashed his second successive hundred as Pakistan thrashed Australia by nine wickets in the final one-dayer…

PAK vs AUS: Skipper Babar Azam smashed his second successive hundred as Pakistan thrashed Australia by nine wickets in the final one-dayer to claim a 2-1 series victory on Saturday. The foundation of the win was laid by Pakistan’s fiery pace trio of Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim and Shaheen Afridi who bundled out Australia for 210 inside 42 overs. Follow PAK vs AUS Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.

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PAK vs AUS, 3rd ODI: Babar Azam, Imam ul Haq seal comfortable chase as Pakistan clinch series 2-1 with nine-wicket win

Babar smashed an unbeaten 105 and opener Imam-ul-Haq made 89 not out as they made light work of the meagre chase to guide Pakistan home with 12.2 overs to spare. Earlier, Alex Carey and Sean Abbott restored some respectability to the Australian innings with some gutsy innings down the order, as the visitor crossed the 200-run mark which at one stage seemed improbable. Haris Rauf and Mohammed Wasim Jr chipped in with 3 wickets each, while Shaheen Afridi also bagged two in the game.

Australia, put into bat, got off to a horror start when they slumped to six for three. Shaheen (2-40) removed in-form Travis Head with the first ball of the match before Haris (3-39) dismissed Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne in quick succession.

Alex Carey (56) top-scored for the tourists and Ben McDermott (36), Sean Abbott (49) and Cameron Green (34) helped them pass the 200-mark but the Australia bowlers had little to defend. Nathan Ellis removed Fakhar Zaman for 17 but Imam and Babar ensured there was no dramatic batting collapse that would allow Australia back into the contest.

Babar, who forged an unbroken 190-run partnership with Imam, hit 12 boundaries in his 16th ODI century. Australia, who won the three-test series 1-0, will conclude their first tour of Pakistan in 24 years with a one-off Twenty20 match, also in Lahore, on Tuesday.

PAK vs AUS, 3rd ODI: Babar Azam, Imam ul Haq seal comfortable chase as Pakistan clinch series 2-1 with nine-wicket win

Pakistan innings – 

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Fakhar Zaman c Marnus Labuschagne b Nathan Ellis 17 12 3 0 141.67
Imam ul Haq Not out 89 100 6 1 89.00
Babar Azam (C) Not out 105 115 12 0 91.30
Extra 3 (b 0, w 2, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 214/1 (37.5)
Yet To Bat Mohammad RizwanAsif AliIftikhar AhmedKhushdil ShahMohammad WasimS AfridiHaris RaufZahid Mahmood
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Jason Behrendorff 9 0 51 0 5.67
Nathan Ellis 6 0 38 1 6.33
Adam Zampa 9 0 50 0 5.56
Cameron Green 3 0 19 0 6.33
Travis Head 2 0 9 0 4.50
Sean Abbott 3 0 15 0 5.00
Marnus Labuschagne 5.5 0 31 0 5.31
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
FK Zaman 1-24 3.4

 

Australia innings 

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Travis Head b S Afridi 0 1 0 0 0.00
Aaron Finch (C) lbw b Haris Rauf 0 3 0 0 0.00
Ben McDermott c Iftikhar Ahmed b Mohammad Wasim 36 50 3 1 72.00
Marnus Labuschagne c Iftikhar Ahmed b Haris Rauf 4 10 1 0 40.00
Marcus Stoinis c IU Haq b Zahid Mahmood 19 19 2 1 100.00
Alex Carey (WK) c FK Zaman b Iftikhar Ahmed 56 61 6 1 91.80
Cameron Green b Mohammad Wasim 34 47 1 1 72.34
Sean Abbott c Mohammad Wasim b Haris Rauf 49 40 6 1 122.50
Jason Behrendorff c FK Zaman b S Afridi 2 8 0 0 25.00
Nathan Ellis b Mohammad Wasim 2 4 0 0 50.00
Adam Zampa Not out 0 8 0 0 0.00
Extra 8 (b 0, w 6, nb 0, lb 2)
Total 210/10 (41.5)
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Shaheen Afridi 8 2 40 2 5.00
Haris Rauf 8.5 1 39 3 4.42
Zahid Mahmood 8 0 51 1 6.38
Mohammad Wasim 10 1 40 3 4.00
Iftikhar Ahmed 7 0 38 1 5.43
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
TM Head 1-0 0.1
AJ Finch 2-0 1.3
Marnus Labuschagne 3-6 5.1
MP Stoinis 4-59 12.5
BR McDermott 5-67 15.2
C Green 6-148 31.1
AT Carey 7-155 32.6
JP Behrendorff 8-162 34.6
Nathan Ellis 9-166 35.5
Sean Abbott 10-210 41.5

 

PAK vs AUS, 3rd ODI: Babar Azam, Imam ul Haq seal comfortable chase as Pakistan clinch series 2-1 with nine-wicket win

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