Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    10.3 practice catch for mid-on! Anwar Ali breaks the stand. It was short of length outside off, Finch didn't move much and was maybe it two minds to punch it down the ground or clear mid-on and ended up chipping it to Irfan at mid-on. Finch's poor run on the tour continues 48/1
    21.4 and Lala strikes! That was much slower than the previous ball, and it dropped on Warner, on off stump, and he pushed at it and lobbed the ball straight back to the bowler, at a nice, catchable waist height 102/2
    45.4 bowled again, this time he has to go! Smith charged down with some room and wanted to smash it over the covers but missed it and the ball knocked over the base of off stump 199/7
    22.2 got him! That was a length ball, angling away outside off, and Bailey followed it and sliced it straight to the man at backward point 103/3
    29.4 Afridi gets another. Maxwell goes for the slog-sweep, but he's only managed to pick out Umar Amin, who runs to his left from deep square leg and takes a superb diving catch. Just about managed to hold on even though he landed on his elbows and the ball threatened to pop out 138/4
    35.3 loud appeal and Tanvir gets him! Hughes has reviewed it. The ball swung in after pitching outside off, hit him on the knee roll in front of the off stump and that would have hit the stumps, says the ball-tracking technology. Hughes has to walk back 157/5
    36.5 full on off now, driven down to mid-on, and Haddin is a few feet outside the crease. The fielder - Anwar Ali - was alert to spot that and rocketed a flat throw for a direct hit. It's gone to the third umpire and Haddin is a few inches short. A dismissal made out of nothing, with full credit to the fielder 159/6
    49.1 gets a wicket first ball! Short of length ball was angled in, Faulkner pulled it but this ground is big and the blow was not that powerful, Umar Amin at deep midwicket takes a few steps in to catch it 221/9
    48.5 excellent work from Irfan. He first bowled a slower one on back of length by rolling his fingers over this one, Faulkner could not connect well and the ball went back towards the bowler. Starc was well outside the crease by now, Irfan is on the ground while stopping the ball and turns and gets a direct hit 220/8
    not out
    not out
    5 (lb 3, nb 1, w 1)
    231/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.62)
    Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Aaron Finch, 10.3 ov), 2-102 (David Warner, 21.4 ov), 3-103 (George Bailey, 22.2 ov), 4-138 (Glenn Maxwell, 29.4 ov), 5-157 (Phillip Hughes, 35.3 ov), 6-159 (Brad Haddin, 36.5 ov), 7-199 (Steven Smith, 45.4 ov), 8-220 (Mitchell Starc, 48.5 ov), 9-221 (James Faulkner, 49.1 ov)
    Mohammad Irfan1006116.10326110
    Sohail Tanvir1014034.00373001
    Anwar Ali1004114.10292000
    Zulfiqar Babar1004204.20353100
    Shahid Afridi1014424.40261000
    11.1 bowled him! Shehzad made room to cut, but that wasn't short enough, and it went with the angle and crashed into middle and off 56/1
    17.1 sweeps from the stumps again, towards deep midwicket. Starc ran to his left from deep backward square and let rip a flat throw to the keeper as the batsmen looked to take him on and run a second. Sarfraz dives into his crease, but his bat crosses the line a crucial instant after Haddin whips the bails off 80/2
    34.2 angled in from wide of the crease, Shafiq was stuck on the crease, and the break has given Australia a breakthrough! Shafiq checks with Amin whether he should review, and Amin says no, and you can see why he said that. It struck him below the knee-roll, on the crease, in front of middle stump. 160/5
    17.5 that's another wicket, but the umpires are going up! Fawad swept it fine down the leg side, Smith was at first slip and he ran like a hare towards leg slip in anticipation just after the ball was delivered and takes what looks like an easy catch at leg slip. Great anticipation after he saw Fawad get into position to sweep. The umpires have ruled him out, Fawad waited for a long time at the boundary and eventually walked out 80/3
    32.4 pulled again, the short ball gets Maqsood and Warner takes it easily running in from deep midwicket. Richardson bowled the scrambled seam outside off and Maqsood didn't get the distance on that one 154/4
    44.4 bowled him! That was full, and it came in late and sneaked through the gap between Amin's bat and pad and crashed into off stump. He was looking to drive that through cover 204/7
    37.4 short outside off, and that's a familiar sight to anyone who knows Afridi. The attempted pull, the top edge, the sky-high catch to mid-on running to his left. That was the effort ball from Richardson, and well directed too, rising above Afridi's right shoulder 174/6
    46.1 slants this across outside off, not quite up there to drive, and he goes after it and slices it at a catchable height to Maxwell at backward point 208/8
    49.2 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 230/9
    not out
    49.6 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 230/10
    25 (b 2, lb 5, w 18)
    230 all out (50 Overs, RR: 4.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Ahmed Shehzad, 11.1 ov), 2-80 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 17.1 ov), 3-80 (Fawad Alam, 17.5 ov), 4-154 (Sohaib Maqsood, 32.4 ov), 5-160 (Asad Shafiq, 34.2 ov), 6-174 (Shahid Afridi, 37.4 ov), 7-204 (Umar Amin, 44.4 ov), 8-208 (Anwar Ali, 46.1 ov), 9-230 (Sohail Tanvir, 49.2 ov), 10-230 (Mohammad Irfan, 49.6 ov)
    MA Starc1013313.30430060
    KW Richardson1003623.60403000
    JP Faulkner1005225.20325110
    GJ Maxwell814125.12262120
    XJ Doherty1015425.40345110
    SPD Smith20703.5050000

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

12 October 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • I can't say I have to play - Misbah

    Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan's ODI captain, has said it was not a given that he would lead the side at the World Cup and a lot depended on whether his form improved

  • Why Smith's catch to dismiss Fawad was allowed

    The ICC has sought to explain why the umpires adjudged Steven Smith's controversial catch to dismiss Fawad Alam to be legal in the third ODI between Pakistan and Australia in Abu Dhabi

  • Crunch matches good for team - Bailey

    Australia captain George Bailey has said that although his team didn't play their best cricket during the 3-0 series sweep against Pakistan, the experience of crunch games would hold them in good stead during the World Cup

  • Can't go into World Cup with such performances - Afridi

    Shahid Afridi, Pakistan's stand-in captain, has said that the side cannot go into the World Cup on the back of performances that led to their 3-0 series defeat in the ODIs against Australia

  • Misbah sat out voluntarily - PCB chief

    The PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has said Misbah-ul-Haq had opted out of the third ODI against Australia in Abu Dhabi on his own accord

Arabian heat

0, 14

Aaron Finch's scores in this series



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

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

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

This series..


Average batting Powerplay score

Screeching halt


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

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.



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

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

The Hunk


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



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)



Number of times that Australia have whitewashed Pakistan in a bilateral ODI series of three or more matches