Shadab Khan's choke headlines Pakistan's 3-0 whitewash against Australia
It was the fourth time that Pakistan completed a 3-0 whitewash in T20I contests
11.10pm So a poor finish to a disappointing tour for Australia. For Sarfraz, this is the right tonic after a slew of poor captaincy decisions cast doubts over his authority over the side in the lead-up to the tour. He responded with two superb knocks in the second Test as Pakistan won the Tests, and then didn't put foot wrong in the three T20Is that followed. Australia, for all their talk of change in culture, haven't changed their approach towards spin. Diffidence, uncertainty, over-aggression at times, and even complete lack of trust in their own game has left a lot to be desired. They have plenty of work to do if they are to compete in these parts of the world. For now, they'll board the long flight home without a win on tour. On that note, this is Shashank and Sreshth signing out on behalf of Thilak. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Until next time, it's goodbye from us here. Cheers
Babar Azam is the Player of the Series. He finished with scores of 68, 45* and 50. "I don't get satisfied if I've performed in one match. My role is that of an anchor, who has to bat through. I try to do that."
Shadab Khan is the Player of the Match for his three-wicket haul. "Didn't try to do something extra, that was the key," he says. "There was lot more grip in the previous game, today the ball was skidding through. I bowl according to situations."
Sarfraz Ahmed: Boys have worked hard in all facets, the result is just the reward. Whoever has got an opportunity has done well. We wanted to carry forward the momentum to the New Zealand series, the way we bowled and took our catches was superb tonight.
Aaron Finch: We had our chances in all three games. Chasing under 150, you back your batsmen to get the side over the line. Our bowling was very impressive all series, keeping them to below 150 was great. We're looking forward to a tough series against South Africa.
Alex Carey took 20 off the first over. But one wicket is all it took for Pakistan to pop open the game as the spinners took over and applied the choke clinically. For now, it's a well-earned break for Pakistan, a very short one, before New Zealand come calling. The first of three T20Is starts in Abu Dhabi on October 31.
Statistician Mazher Arshad tweets: "Six of Australia's eight lowest totals in T20Is have come against Pakistan."
Arham: "Babar Azam is the MoS for me. Set up the game in all 3 matches. Imad had a slight off day today"
Attique005: "Best of Luck Ausses for next time in UAE, May be conditions not befitting their players."
Muhammad Bilal : "Ladies and gentlemen presenting you world #1 team. I hope my first ever comment will be published and I will get an encouragement "
ALI AHAD: "Pakistan close to outstanding 30 times bowling opposition all out!! "
akshay: "@rakesh sampat totally agreed.. I think Justin langer really need to see this comment."
Here's the GOAT
Umair: "Man of the match shadab khan, man of the series Babar azam " -- Imad for MoS?
Rakesh Sampat: "The Australians have batted as if they don't believe that they can last 10 balls on this track and have got out by slogging blindly & in desperation. After 20 off the 1st over they required 130 off 19 overs and sensible batting scoring 5-6 an over, keeping wickets in hand till the 12-13th over and then aiming for 1 big over would have seen them win comfortably, but desperate, frantic, senseless batting strategy showcased their fear and loss of confidence."
Osama: "Seems like Kangaroos don't fit in the Arabian dessert."
Hashmi: "Shadab just missed a chance to do a Jonty Rhodes" -- Yuvraj Singh too, but Rhodes' is iconic