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Pakistan clinch ODI series against Australia by 2-1

Pakistan clinched the ODI series against Australia by 2-1, the first home series win against the visitors since 1988.

Green shirts were dominant at Gaddafi Stadium as they dismissed Australia for a below-par 210 through their fast bowlers, who shared eight wickets and then chased down the target in 37.5 overs losing just one wicket.

Azam was dropped by Travis Head off Jason Behrendorff on one, took full advantage of the reprieve, driving Marnus Labuschagne for two to complete his 16th ODI hundred off 110 balls.

Babar Azam, who scored 114 in the second game, hit 105  in 115-balls not out on 12 boundaries.

Unbeaten Haq followed his own back-to-back hundreds with a polished 89 for his 11th ODI half-century.

Imam ul Haq hit six boundaries and a six and finished the series with 298 runs.

Scoreboard of the third and final ODI:


T. Head b Shaheen                    0

A. Finch lbw b Rauf                  0

B. McDermott c Iftikhar b Wasim     36

M. Labuschagne c Iftikhar b Rauf     4

M. Stoinis c Haq b Mahmood          19

A. Carey c Zaman b Iftikhar         56

C. Green b Wasim                    34

S. Abbott c Wasim b Rauf            49

J. Behrendorff c Zaman b Shaheen     2

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N. Ellis b Wasim                     2

A. Zampa  not out                    0

Extras  (lb2, w6)                    8

Total  (all out; 41.5 overs)       210

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Head), 2-0 (Finch), 3-6 (Labuschagne), 4-59 (Stoinis), 5-67 (McDermott), 6-148 (Green), 7-155 (Carey), 8-162 (Behrendorff), 9-166 (Ellis), 10-210 (Abbott)

Bowling: Shaheen 8-2-40-2 (w1), Rauf 8.5-1-39-3, Mahmood 8-0-51-1 (w1), Wasim 10-1-40-3, Iftikhar 7-0-38-1


Fakhar Zaman c Labuschagne b Ellis 17

Imam-ul-Haq not out                89

Babar Azam not out                105

Extras  (lb1, w2)                   3

Total  (for one wkt; 37.5 overs)  214

Did not bat: Mohammad Rizwan, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zahid Mahmood

Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Zaman)

Bowling: Behrendorff 9-0-51-0, Ellis 6-0-38-1 (w1), Zampa 9-0-50-0, Green 3-0-19-0 (w1), Head 2-0-9-0, Abbott 3-0-15-0. Labuschagne 5.5-0-31-0

Result: Pakistan won by nine wickets

Australia won the first ODI by 88 runs while Pakistan was victorious in the second match by six wickets.


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