Player of the Match
Player of the Match

10.20pm Phew. That's it from us, after a looong day at the Adelaide Oval. A triumphant end to the summer for Australia after a rocky beginning against South Africa. Hope you've enjoyed our coverage of the series, and you can pop over to the India-England T20 ball-by-ball if you so wish. Also, a bit of news for Pakistan fans: Azhar Ali's position as captain of the ODI side seems to be under threat following Pakistan's 4-1 defeat in Australia

Anyway, Deiva and I will go off and have some well-earned rest. Until next time, bye!

Steven Smith: "We've played some pretty good cricket over the last couple of games. Davey has been absolutely outstanding, I thought Travis Head played very well to get his first ODI hundred as well. It was a disappointing start against South Africa and it's been great to turn things around. It's taken a lot of hard work and discipline from the boys. We've played some very good cricket over the last couple of months. We have a pretty quick series against New Zealand, they've played some good cricket recently. Hopefully we can have a good series before heading to India. I'd like to thank Pakistan for the cricket you've played for the last couple of months. You've been formidable opponents and I've enjoyed playing against you guys."

David Warner is the Player of the Match as well as the Player of the Series. "I just love playing cricket and churning out as many runs as possible. You've just got to take those chances (first-ball drop), if it doesn't go to hand you've got to make the most of it. Very happy for the break [he's been rested for the Chappell-Hadlee series]."

Azhar Ali: "Today again it was a very tough total to chase. Credit goes to Australia, especially David Warner and Travis Head. Chasing 360-plus is always tough, but still good positives in the batting - previous game and this game also. Tosses didn't go our way either, but it's part of the game, you can't really practise that. It's important that you still play good cricket. Tough teams don't care whether they win the toss. I would like to thank Cricket Australia, and the crowd, both from Pakistan and Australia."

"It's nice to get some runs," says Travis Head. "You have gameplans for different scenarios. Any batter enjoys batting as high as they can. I think when Davy is in such good nick, I was just trying to stay at the other end and rotate the strike. I wasn't that fluent initially, but it was nice to get that hundred. It's just a fantastic moment, I have a lot of friends and family here. We go into New Zealand with a bit of momentum."

Shaheen Farooq: "Again, 40 short from the historic chase as in 1st Test. Good fight though."

Murtaza: "Despite loosing I'm glad Pakistan got 300+ !"

Richard Stone: "The Highest score at the Adelade Oval in a losing cause and the 6th highest score (at the venue) of all time. Well done Pakistan!! "

Liam: "Pakistan has done well to get what they have got. The bowling has been great. Full compliments to Pakistan for sticking this out and not folding in 30 overs."

10.03pm Australia have wrapped up a 4-1 series win. A record opening stand from Warner and Head set it up for them, and 370 was always going to be a hugely difficult ask for Pakistan. Credit to them for fighting hard and staying in contention, just about, for most of their innings.

Starc to Wahab Riaz, OUT, and that is that. Yorker on middle stump, Wahab makes room to try and drive that through the covers, and he misses. The bails light up, to signal a 57-run win for Australia. Shoaib Malik, who retired hurt after being hit on the forearm, won't come out to resume his innings

Wahab Riaz b Starc 17 (21m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

49 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 312/8 (58 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.36, RRR: 58.00)

  • Wahab Riaz17 (19b)
  • Adam Zampa9-0-61-1
  • Mitchell Starc9-1-42-3
Zampa to Hasan Ali, OUT, down the track comes Hasan, and Pakistan are eight down. Slowed it down, the tailender was through his slog well before it arrived, and then it spun away and offered Wade a simple stumping

Hasan Ali st †Wade b Zampa 13 (14m 10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 130.00

Zampa to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, this time it's too full for the slog-sweep, bottom-edges it to short fine leg
Zampa to Wahab Riaz, no run, dangled up slow outside off, Wahab is too early into his slog-sweep, can't connect
Zampa to Hasan Ali, 1 run, down the track now, chips it on the bounce to sweeper cover
Zampa to Hasan Ali, SIX runs, flighted outside off, Hasan goes for the slog-sweep and clears Maxwell, jumping to his right at the deep midwicket boundary
Zampa to Hasan Ali, no run, short ball, slides on with the angle to hit the batsman's thigh after he misses the pull


Long time coming


Last instance of a Pakistan batsman scoring a hundred against Australia in Australia before Babar Azam. Zaheer Abbas scored 108 at Sydney

Consistent Sharjeel


Number of 50+ scores for Sharjeel Khan this series- Highest for Pakistan in any bilateral series against Australia

Wonderful Warner


Number of ODI hundreds for David Warner in 2016-17 - Joint highest for any season with Kumar Sangakkara who made 6 in 2014-15

Opening Act


Number of matches since Pakistan have conceded an opening partnership of over 100 in ODIs. Previously Jason Roy and Alex Hales added 102 in Abu Dhabi in 2015

High Scores


Average score for Australia at home since 1st Jan 2015 while batting first. They have gone past 300 nine times in 13 innings.