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
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.
Two to win, one to tie, but can Irfan connect?
tosses it up outside off once again, and Irfan swings and misses once again
Two balls, two runs
goes for the big slog and misses, but this was bowled wide outside off so he survives
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
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
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
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
length ball on off stump, pushed to mid-on
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
full on middle and leg, worked away towards deep square leg
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
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
quickish ball outside off, pushed into the off side
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
looks to sweep from outside off and misses, and is hit on the front pad
tossed up on off stump, in the blockhole, and he looks to flick but can only hit it into his own boot
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
fullish ball on off stump, driven into the covers
back of a length on off stump, and he dabs it away to third man
back of a length now, and he gets on his toes and works it off his ribcage down to the fine leg boundary