Australia vs Pakistan: Finch, Warner, seamers script 10-wicket win

Carrie Guzman
November 10, 2019

Australia defeated Pakistan by 10 wickets in Perth to complete a 2-0 victory and a third consecutive victory in the series in T20Is.

Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch were untroubled at the crease, with Finch's boundary on the final ball giving him 52 runs from 36 balls.

The hosts are now on a three-series winning streak after whitewashing Sri Lanka at home recently and defeating India away in February.

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Richardson ended with figures of 3/18 while Starc and Abbott took two wickets each.

The match is Abbott's first T20 global in just under five years. Warner had 48 runs from 35 deliveries as Australia scored 109 without loss in 11.5 overs.

Steve Smith had hit an unbeaten 80 off 51 balls to lead Australia to a seven-wicket win over the tourists in the second Twenty20 on Tuesday in Canberra.

Having transformed his side's white-ball fortunes, Justin Langer says Australia are "crystal clear" on their plans to win next year's T20 World Cup.

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With the series on the line in Perth, Australian skipper Aaron Finch sent Pakistan into bat after winning the toss, believing there was enough in the wicket for his bowlers to cause problems.

"But it's really good we're playing good cricket".

Opening batsman Nic Maddinson on Saturday withdrew himself from Australia A squad on the grounds of mental health.As a result of this decision, the batsman would not be taking part in the scheduled match against Pakistan.Cameron Bancroft will replace the opener in Australia A's XI for the three-day day/night match against Pakistan."The wellbeing of our players is always our primary concern".

The teams will now flip their interest to two Exam matches, the initial of which begins in Brisbane on November 21.

The Australian fast bowler then smashed the stumps of Mohammad Rizwan next ball with a searing inswinger, leaving Pakistan at 15 for two.

Pakistan selected two debutants, with middle-order batsman Khushdil Shah and 19-year-old pacer Muhammad Musa coming into the team, alongside Mohammad Hasnain and Imam-ul-Haq.

Haris Sohail again failed, mis-timing a shot out off spinner Ashton Agar to leave the visitors struggling at 59 for four at the halfway mark.

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