PAK vs. AUS T20 Series Day 3 in UAE: Pakistan Obliterates Australia

The third and final match the T20 Series between Pakistan and Australia saw the Aussies heading home with zero wins. This is the first time Pakistan has whitewashed Australia in any format. The Aussies lost by 33 runs in this final match. Having already lost the previous two matches, this one had been more for pride than anything else.

Alex Carey opened for Australia and scraped 20 runs off Imad Wasim. Pakistan found themselves a little under pressure initially. Wasim conceded 4 boundaries in his first over placing them in a tight spot.

Shadab Khan put a stop to all that however as he dismissed Lynn and scoring his first 3 wickets.

Neither Ben McDermott nor D’Arcy were able to help Australia’s standing as they were all picked off. Pakistan didn’t play flawlessly by any means as they lost catches here and there. However the Aussie batsmen helped guarantee they wouldn’t have much to worry about. This left their bowlers heavily overburdened.

As the possibility of another defeat set in, the Aussies went into overdrive. The team seemed to be forgetting the basics in desperation and led themselves to self-destruct.

Babar Azam impressively took out Nathan Lyon and took Pakistan to 54/0 for the final T20 match. Australia then pulled up their socks and left no more room for further runs for Pakistan. It was a futile effort on their part but a respectable attempt at trying to save face even if only a little.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 150/5 in 20 overs (Babar Azam 50, Sahibzada Farhan 39, Mohammad Hafeez 32*; Mitchell Marsh 2-6) beat Australia 117 all out in 19.1 overs (Ben McDermott 21, Mitchell Marsh 21; Shadab Khan 3-19) by 33 runs.

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