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3rd ODI (D/N), Abu Dhabi, Oct 12 2014, Australia tour of United Arab Emirates
(50 ov, target 232)230
Australia won by 1 run
player of the match
Glenn Maxwell
Australia
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• The Report by Devashish Fuloria

Australia turn tables for one-run win

Glenn Maxwell bowled a double-wicket maiden to bowl out Pakistan and steal a one-run win that helped Australia sweep the series 3-0

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Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
Scorecard summary
Australia231/9(50 overs)
Pakistan230/10(50 overs)
end of over 50Wicket maiden
PAK: 230/10CRR: 4.60 
Zulfiqar Babar14 (11)
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.

49.6
W
Maxwell to 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

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

49.5
Maxwell to Irfan, no run

tosses it up outside off once again, and Irfan swings and misses once again

Two balls, two runs

49.4
Maxwell to Irfan, no run

goes for the big slog and misses, but this was bowled wide outside off so he survives

49.3
Maxwell to 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

49.2
W
Maxwell to 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
49.1
Maxwell to 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

end of over 498 runs
PAK: 230/8CRR: 4.69 RRR: 2.00 • Need 2 from 6b
Zulfiqar Babar14 (11)
Sohail Tanvir10 (13)
Xavier Doherty10-1-54-2
Glenn Maxwell7-0-41-0
48.6
2
Doherty to 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

48.5
Doherty to Babar, no run

length ball on off stump, pushed to mid-on

48.4
2
Doherty to 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

48.3
2
Doherty to Babar, 2 runs

full on middle and leg, worked away towards deep square leg

48.2
1
Doherty to Tanvir, 1 run

length ball on off stump, worked away to deep backward square leg

Waheed: "seems to be a very long boundary .. Sohail just cleared the rope and still it was 84 meters" Yup. Massive outfield at this stadium, which is why the batsmen have run so many twos.

Stays around the wicket to Tanvir

48.1
1
Doherty to Babar, 1 run

pushed through on off stump, worked away to long-on past Doherty, who ran to his right and dived to try and save the single

Doherty to bowl the 49th. Ten to win from 12 balls. This has been a classic low-scoring ODI

end of over 487 runs
PAK: 222/8CRR: 4.62 RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Sohail Tanvir9 (12)
Zulfiqar Babar7 (6)
Glenn Maxwell7-0-41-0
James Faulkner10-0-52-2
47.6
Maxwell to Tanvir, no run

quickish ball outside off, pushed into the off side

47.5
6
Maxwell to Tanvir, SIX runs

tossed up on off stump, and he's simply extended his arms to send that over the rope at long-off. There were a few iceboxes beyond the boundary, and Smith ran back and landed on one of them as he dived over the rope in a desperate attempt to catch that. Could have easily hurt himself

47.4
Maxwell to Tanvir, no run

looks to sweep from outside off and misses, and is hit on the front pad

47.3
Maxwell to Tanvir, no run

tossed up on off stump, in the blockhole, and he looks to flick but can only hit it into his own boot

47.2
1
Maxwell to Babar, 1 run

on the pads now, and it's worked away to square leg

Apparently, the fielders didn't appeal, thinking Faulkner had messed up. And replays show neither Faulkner nor Haddin appealed

47.1
Maxwell to Babar, no run

fullish ball on off stump, driven into the covers

Maxwell now

end of over 477 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 215/8CRR: 4.57 RRR: 5.67 • Need 17 from 18b
Zulfiqar Babar6 (4)
Sohail Tanvir3 (8)
James Faulkner10-0-52-2
Kane Richardson10-0-36-2
46.6
1
Faulkner to Babar, 1 run

back of a length on off stump, and he dabs it away to third man

46.5
4
Faulkner to Babar, FOUR runs

back of a length now, and he gets on his toes and works it off his ribcage down to the fine leg boundary

Best performances - batsmen
Steven Smith player portrait
SPD Smith
77 runs (105)
3 fours
0 six
Control93%
Productive shot
flick
25 runs
0 four
0 six
3995105531
David Warner
DA Warner
56 runs (63)
6 fours
1 six
Control90%
Productive shot
flick
15 runs
2 fours
0 six
3019191716
Best performances - bowlers
Sohail Tanvir
Sohail Tanvir
O
10
M
1
R
40
W
3
ECO
4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Player portrait, Kane Richardson
KW Richardson
O
10
M
0
R
36
W
2
ECO
3.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell
Player Of The Series
Steven Smith
Steven Smith
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 3534
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 days12 October 2014 - daynight(50-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Ahsan Raza
England Image
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
England Image
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Shozab Raza
Match Referee
India Image
Javagal Srinath