Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

Fakhar Zaman
91(46) 12x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 23 runs
  • 4x4 - 1x6
1 4 14 14 1 21 8 28
DJM Short
76(53) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
6 18 3 17 4 14 7 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Amir
O4
M0
R33
W3
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
GJ Maxwell
O3
M0
R35
W2
Eco11.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

1.21pm There it is. Pakistan seal their highest successful chase to win the tri-series title. Notably, this is their ninth successive T20I series win. Sarfraz runs onto the field and embraces Asif Ali and the uber-cool Shoaib Malik. Australia's openers Finch and Short ran away to 95 for 0 but some excellent end-overs bowling sparked a collapse as Australia lost 8 for 88. Fakhar Zaman then led the chase with a blistering 91 off 46 balls. Stick around for the presentation, ladies and gents.

Bilal: "Wait!!What?? I saw the Australian innings and thought match over Pakistan can't chase and went to sleep, now I've woken up to see this win, come on Pakistan you can't do this to me."

Finch: I thought we should have got around 200 and we just kept losing the wickets, which stalled the momentum. Pakistan played well. Yeah, I thought we started well with the ball. Fakhar Zaman played one hell of a knock. A 90-odd in a T20 game is hard to beat.

Zaman, Player of the Match and Player of the Series: I like these pitches. From the first game, I was in form. I have played here in 2016, the wickets were not that good then. Hard work in nets is the main thing. I take time at the start and play my natural game. After we lost two wickets, I told Safi I will play my natural game. Australia played well. Congratulations to my team

Sarfraz: It's a great team effort. Credit to the bowlers. Then Fakhar Zaman and Malik finished it for us. There were some dropped catches but we took the momentum in the second innings. The way Fakhar is batting and the whole tournament he and Malik batting well. Credit to the boys and management.

Sarfraz collects the trophy and is joined by his team-mates. There's the No. 1 T20I team. That's a wrap of this tri-series. Goodbye

Marshall Raja: "Aus seriously need to have a look at their squad. They need some solidity in their Middle Order and some skill in their bowling. Need to go for a specialist spinner. Agar is neither a batting all-rounder nor a bowling all-rounder."

Shahrukh: "What a way to chase highest total ever! From 2/2 to 187/4. This is why No.1."

Adeel Sheikh: "It happened 2nd time in past 1 year. The team gave Pakistan a humiliating defeat in league game got beaten by them in the Final of the same tournament. First India in CT2017 now Aussies in Tri Series. Fakhar the man once again!"

Ali Hasni: "Today Pakistan played like Australians and Aussie played like Pakistan, such a professional turnaround, never expected!!"

19.2
4
Stoinis to Asif Ali, FOUR runs, Pakistan clinch the tri-series in Zimbabwe! Back of a length and outside off, slower offcutter from Stoinis, Asif Ali reads it and slugs it away wide of deep midwicket for four
19.1
1
Stoinis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, back of a length and outside off, muscled away to long-on

Stoinis

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | PAK: 182/4 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.57, RRR: 2.00)

  • Asif Ali13 (10b)
  • Shoaib Malik42 (36b)
  • AJ Tye4-0-33-0
  • JA Richardson4-0-29-1
18.6
2
Tye to Asif Ali, 2 runs, middle-stump yorker, jammed down to long-on for a couple of runs. Pakistan another couple away from victory
18.5
1
Tye to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, slog-swept away to deep fine leg

Nadeem: "Pak got off to an absolute shocker and now they are a couple of hits away from chasing their highest total ever. Amazing. "

18.4
0
Tye to Shoaib Malik, no run, Malik backs away outside leg and digs out a yorker to the keeper
18.3
1
Tye to Asif Ali, 1 run, Ali bunts a full ball on middle to long-on

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2Fakhar ZamanSahibzada Farhan
2nd0Fakhar ZamanHussain Talat
3rd45Sarfraz AhmedFakhar Zaman
4th107Shoaib MalikFakhar Zaman
5th33Shoaib MalikAsif Ali