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100dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Warner ton sets up series win for Australia

A David Warner century and sloppy Pakistan fielding were the key differences between the teams in Sydney, where Australia wrapped up a series victory with one match to play

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
130(119) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 9 14 12 44 4 10 33
GJ Maxwell
78(44) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 6 5 15 4 25 9 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Hasan Ali
O10
M1
R52
W5
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
2W
JR Hazlewood
O8.5
M0
R54
W3
Eco6.11
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 3-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05

Match days

22 January 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

David Warner, Man of the Match: It's the home crowd, absolutely love playing here. I was quite slow tonight, but it's always special to put the boys in a great position. I probably made the catch look better. It is always good to take a great catch in the outfield.

Azhar Ali: Always tough to chase 354. In the field we missed the opportunities. It was below par, and that allowed Australia to score that amount of runs. David Warner started well. If we would have held our chances, we would have restricted them to lesser. It was a good pitch, 300 was chaseable. Against the new ball is the best way to score runs. Around 300 was chaseable, we leaked too many runs in the first half. We have a lot to play for Adelaide. We will come hard try to win the game, and finish the series on a high.

Steven Smith: Yeah, it was a good performance. We started well with the bat. David Warner was outstanding with the bat, Maxwell was outstanding, as was Head. The bowlers then backed it up. The wicket did not change much. Probably winning four tosses at a wrong time, I hope I have some luck in India as well. Australia Day is an exciting time of the year; that was almost a complete package barring a couple of errors in the field. Hopefully, we can back it up on Australia Day.

Maxwell: It was very much a convincing performance. With bat and ball we were outstanding. It wasn't a great wicket, it was slow and low. We batted on a similar wicket in the World Cup two years ago. I just hit the gaps, and I know my game is to chip the infield and hit boundaries. That partnership with Head was special and we have done it a few times together. I just wanted to get it [reverse slog-sweep] over the infield. Luckily I got it off the middle and it went for a six. I just wanted to clear 30 metres.

That is all we have for you from this game. Looking forward to your company on Australia Day for the last ODI. Goodbye and good night from myself, Varun, and Raghav.

9.50pm The celebrations begin in Australia's camp. Sharjeel Khan set off like a freight train, but the spinners - Zampa and Head - derailed him and Pakistan. Zampa showed off his range: donkey drops, quick arm-balls, and straighter ones among others. Malik and Hafeez mounted a fightback, but Pakistan did not have enough firepower in their lower middle order.

Australia's win though was set up by their batsmen - Warner hammered a hundred off 98 balls, his first against Pakistan in ODIs, Head and Maxwell then shellacked half-centuries to supercharge their team to 353. Pakistan's multiple goof-ups in the field allowed Australia to rack up a hefty total. Ultimately, it proved 86 too many for the visitors.

43.5
W
Hazlewood to Junaid Khan, OUT, Australia beat Pakistan by 86 runs and sew up the series. Junaid bags a first-ball duck. Full and swerves in slightly, breaches Junaid's defences and hits the off stump

Junaid Khan b Hazlewood 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

43.4
W
Hazlewood to Imad Wasim, OUT, Imad shuffles a long way across the off stump, Hazlewood follows him with a very full ball. Imad aims to scoop it away over the keeper. Does not get enough bat on ball and ends up tickling a catch behind to Wade

Imad Wasim c †Wade b Hazlewood 25 (34m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 147.05

43.3
1
Hazlewood to Hasan Ali, 1 run, length ball on off, opens the face and taps through point
43.2
2
Hazlewood to Hasan Ali, 2 runs, full and just outside off, scooped in the air to the left of extra cover
43.1
2
Hazlewood to Hasan Ali, 2 runs, full and angled in, defended back down the pitch to mid-on, Cummins runs in, he is too eager to grab the ball and throw it onto the stumps. Does not collect cleanly

Hazlewood

END OF OVER:
43 | 9 Runs | PAK: 262/8 (92 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.09, RRR: 13.14)

  • Hasan Ali3 (4b)
  • Imad Wasim25 (16b)
  • Adam Zampa10-0-55-3
  • Pat Cummins8-0-45-1
42.6
1
Zampa to Hasan Ali, 1 run, another googly, slower and spins in, pulled over square leg on the back foot

Pakistan fall behind

4.5

Pakistan's scoring rate in overs 21 to 30. They had scored at 6.9 runs an over in the first-20 overs.

Warner's fifth

5

Centuries by David Warner in ODIs this season in just 13 inns. Equals Matthew Hayden's record for most hundreds by an Australia batsman in any season.

Pak rein in Warner

35

Balls it took David Warner to get his fifty (6 fours, 1 six) in this innings. He scored only 20 runs (1 four) off his next 35 balls.

So close, yet

0

Century opening stands for AUS in their last 17 ODI innings at the SCG. The last one came against Pakistan, in 2010.