Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | (wicket maiden) | PAK: 230/10 (2 runs required, RR: 4.60)

  • Zulfiqar Babar14 (11b)
  • Glenn Maxwell8-1-41-2
  • Xavier Doherty10-1-54-2

11.25pm And that's it from all of us. Hope you enjoyed following our ball-by-ball coverage. Until next time, it's good night from Vishal, me, and all the scorers. Before we go, here's one last comment:

Hammad: "The tempo of Misbah clapping was too slow when sitting at the bench and that's why Pakistan lost the game"

11.15pm Presentation time.

Here's George Bailey, the winning captain. "It's always tough to win series overseas so very satisfying to win 3-0. We didn't quite play our best in all three games, but it's a positive when you find ways to win despite that. It was a lot slower than what we expected and a little bit of dew later in the night. Another wonderful innings from Steve Smith and Davey Warner, but I thought we were 20-30 short."

Steven Smith is the man of the series, but Danny Morrison doesn't seem to want to talk to him.

Glenn Maxwell is the man of the match "Wasn't going too well until the last over. Got a bit of luck at the end and it was a good win at the end. He [Bailey] was just saying don't get hit for runs. Still looking for the big scores to solidify my spot for the World Cup."

What does Shahid Afridi have to say? "First of all I want to appreciate my bowling unit, they bowled really well. In the batting, from the first T20 till the last ODI, the thing we are missing is partnerships. We are not finishing properly. This game we had to win and we missed the opportunity. The World Cup is not very far, and we have to learn quickly, it's the most important thing for us."

Brendan: "This game might see the revival of the old 'Panic-stan' nickname. "

Abhishek: "u needed a WOW.. u got a 0W000W"

Staying with the same theme, here's Vinay: "'O wooow' describes the last over and my general feelings rather well. And I thought South Africa were the chokers..."

Turrab: "Glenn Maxwell is some player!! Double wicket maiden in last over of the match is no ordinary feat... from a diehard Pakistan fan."

Abhishek: "What a game..Maxwell given 2 runs to defend. He delivers a maiden with 2 wickets..Made me remember SRT's last over against SA in 1993"

11.00pm Whew. What a game. Pakistan went into that final over with only two runs left to get. Here's what Maxwell did - 0W000W. A double-wicket maiden. Pakistan simply fluffed it, slogging away at Maxwell when some fairly sensible batting from the lower order had taken them to the cusp of victory. As it happens, Australia have wrapped up a 3-0 series win and retain their number one ranking in ODIs.

Maxwell to Mohammad Irfan, OUT, Maxwell has won it for Australia! That was on the stumps and Irfan swung hard at it. The ball took his outside edge and looped in the air and the man at cover took a simple catch

Mohammad Irfan c Faulkner b Maxwell 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Two to win, one to tie, but can Irfan connect?

Maxwell to Mohammad Irfan, no run, tosses it up outside off once again, and Irfan swings and misses once again

Two balls, two runs

Maxwell to Mohammad Irfan, no run, goes for the big slog and misses, but this was bowled wide outside off so he survives
Maxwell to Mohammad Irfan, no run, length ball angled across, and Irfan leans forward, threatening to fall over, and blocks

Mohammad Irfan walks in, with two runs required from four balls

Maxwell to Sohail Tanvir, OUT, oh, my. What have you done, Sohail Tanvir? Maxwell fired that in flat and full, and Tanvir swung across the line again. Tanvir missed, Maxwell hit

Sohail Tanvir b Maxwell 10 (27m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

Maxwell to Sohail Tanvir, no run, looks for the big slog sweep from outside off, misses, is hit on the midriff

Two to get for Pakistan. Two to get for Australia. Here's Maxwell, right-arm around

49 | 8 Runs | PAK: 230/8 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.69, RRR: 2.00)

  • Zulfiqar Babar14 (11b)
  • Sohail Tanvir10 (13b)
  • Xavier Doherty10-1-54-2
  • Glenn Maxwell7-0-41-0
Doherty to Zulfiqar Babar, 2 runs, down the pitch, and he's drilled that through the short cover fielder. Long-off runs around to his left and keeps it down to two

Doherty's been wiping that ball constantly with a towel

Doherty to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, length ball on off stump, pushed to mid-on
Doherty to Zulfiqar Babar, 2 runs, back of a length, goes with the angle towards middle and leg, and Babar looks to make room and punch through cover and gets a lucky edge that runs away towards the third man boundary
Doherty to Zulfiqar Babar, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, worked away towards deep square leg
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Number of times that Australia have whitewashed Pakistan in a bilateral ODI series of three or more matches



Number of times that 4 of Pakistan's top 5 have made 25+ against Australia in an ODI innings. They lost the last time this happened (2012)

The Hunk


Number of maidens bowled by Xavier Doherty in ODIs over the last three years - the most by an Australian spinner

low blow


In the last 20 years there have been only three instances of Australia scoring fewer runs after batting all 50 overs against Pakistan



Number of times that Pakistan have bowled zero no-balls and wides in an ODI innings. They have bowled zero wides and one no-ball today

Power-less Play


The fewest runs scored between the 36th and 40th overs of an ODI innings - by Kenya v Afghanistan. Today's 9 runs by Australia is the second lowest.

Screeching halt


Australia's Powerplay score today. They lost the wickets of Hughes and Haddin in that period

This series..


Average batting Powerplay score

Lala returns


Number of wickets that Shahid Afridi has taken in 3 matches this series - he took only 4 wickets in the 10 ODIs before that

The big show


Number of ODI batsmen who have a 30+ average and a 120+ strike rate (min. 25 matches) - Glenn Maxwell is the only one



Last time Misbah missed an ODI was in New Zealand, in Feb 2011

Arabian heat


Aaron Finch's scores in this series