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3rd T20I (D/N), Perth, Nov 8 2019, Pakistan tour of Australia
(11.5/20 ov, target 107)109/0
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
player of the match
Sean Abbott
Australia
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Richardson, Starc and Abbott blow Pakistan away on rapid Perth pitch

Pakistan never recovered from the loss of three wickets inside their Powerplay

Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Danyal Rasool
Scorecard summary
Pakistan106/8(20 overs)
Australia109/0(11.5 overs)

Finch comes up, shares a big, friendly handshake with Babar on the way. "Really proud of my boys. The way we've applied ourselves over the last couple of weeks has been really impressive. We're improving as a team, and that's the most important thing. The way Ashton bowled in these two series was amazing. He was outstanding, alongside Adam Zampa, and they were bowling against quality players of spin. The quicks in the Powerplay were outstanding, too. Starc in general and Abbott today.

"It's pleasing one of our top three batted really deep throughout the two series, and we can only kick on from here."

So Australia finish 2019 unbeaten in the shortest format, and within 12 months, have propelled themselves to among the hottest favourites for the World T20 next year. For now, they celebrate with the trophy, and it's time for us to sign off here. From Danyal and Alex, goodbye, and many thanks for joining us.

Babar is up there now. "I am very disappointed, but we lost to a very good team. We've learnt a lot and we want to make sure we don't make the same mistakes again. As captain, I learnt a lot personally too, but there's along way to go. Musa and Hasnain were bowling well, but Finch and Warner were just in a different class. We wanted to blood them through, however, and I'm sure the experience will be good for them in future. Our focus moves to the Test series and the four-day games now, and we're excited for it."

Right, so here come the presentations. The player of the match is Sean Abbott. Fantastic on his return to international cricket; first game for Australia in 5 years.

"It's been a privilege to be part of this side," he says. "A lot of hard work has gone into it, but there's a lot of talent in this country. It's awesome to be back out here tonight. The guys have been playing really well and they've welcomed me back in the group. Very pleased."

The player of the series is Steve Smith; I suppose the innings in the second T20I was good enough to merit it.

"It was nice to contribute, but i'm a little but surprised to be up here for this award." He pays rich tribute to the bowlers, too. "You always want to try and do well for the team and get better and it was nice to contribute to the team. My role is to fix it when the top two don't come off."

We're with you for the presentations, hopefully, and we'll bring you what the captains had to say after an exceptionally one-sided game here in Perth

Australia keep their unbeaten T20 streak in 2019 intact. Pakistan never looked like threatening that, in reality. The 2-0 scoreline actually flatters Pakistan; Australia would have romped home in the first T20, surely. Many thought Pakistan would be a sterner test for Australia than Sri Lanka, but if anything, Babar Azam's men have rolled over even more easily. The pacers were ineffective; Australia lost three wickets in the whole series. The batsmen were abject, relying on Babar and Iftikhar to put runs on the board, when more contributions were needed.

11.5
4
Muhammad Musa to Finch, FOUR runs

and that brings it to an end! 50 for Finch, a series win for Australia. This is a blinding performance from the hosts against the world's number one team. They've made them look astonishingly pedestrian, and should do their confidence the world of good before the Test series. There's no sugar-coating this; Pakistan have been humbled here.

junaid: "Phenomenal stuff from Aussies. Only lost 3 wickets in a T20 series. Take a bow" No question

11.4
1
Muhammad Musa to Warner, 1 run

not yet, nurdles it down to fine leg

11.3
1
Muhammad Musa to Finch, 1 run

low full toss, Finch drives through the air to long-on on the bounce. Right, three to win. Will Warner get his half-century instead, then?

11.2
Muhammad Musa to Finch, no run

brilliant stop at backward point from Shadab. He's an excellent fielder in that position, one of the best in the world, in truth

11.1
2
Muhammad Musa to Finch, 2 runs

misfield allows the Australian openers to come back for two. Four away from as eries win, each batsman three away from 50

11.1
1w
Muhammad Musa to Finch, 1 wide

Finch thought about walloping this, but realised just in time he was getting a free run. 5 away from his half-century

Usama Ata: "Sarfraz was the architect who build the No.1 T20 Team and Mickey was the man who ensured Sarfraz Boys were always best prepared.....Unfortunatley due to failures in ODIs both are not there for the T20 team and it is not struggling, it is being blown away!"

end of over 116 runs
AUS: 100/0CRR: 9.09 RRR: 0.77
Aaron Finch45 (32)
David Warner47 (34)
Mohammad Hasnain 4-0-32-0
Muhammad Musa 3-0-30-0
10.6
1
Mohammad Hasnain to Finch, 1 run

attempted pull by Finch, and the inside edge clips it onto his pads. He keeps the strike. Into the 12th over we go now

Earl John: "Yes Danyal, it won't be long ... all Pakistan needs is 10 quick wickets!"

10.5
1
Mohammad Hasnain to Warner, 1 run

slower ball once more. Tidy over so far, this, but Australia just eight runs away

10.4
1
Mohammad Hasnain to Finch, 1 run

stroked to mid-off

10.3
1
Mohammad Hasnain to Warner, 1 run

didn't middle this, flew through to deep cover, where Iftikhar was racing in. Falls slightly short though, meaning the possibility of a 10-wicket win is still very much on

10.3
1w
Mohammad Hasnain to Warner, 1 wide

short again. Warner watches it go by while fixing the umpire with a piercing look, who obliges and calls it awide

10.2
Mohammad Hasnain to Warner, no run

slower ball, swing and a miss from Warner. That was more like what Hasnain was doing at the tailend of the last innings. Suspect it won't happen nine times in a row though

10.1
1
Mohammad Hasnain to Finch, 1 run

driven through the offside

Hello again guys. Won't be here with you for very long, I have a sneaky feeling

end of over 109 runs
AUS: 94/0CRR: 9.40 RRR: 1.30
Aaron Finch42 (29)
David Warner45 (31)
Muhammad Musa 3-0-30-0
Mohammad Hasnain 3-0-26-0

Danyal is back for the shortest of shifts

9.6
1
Muhammad Musa to Finch, 1 run

142kph, short outside off, he's back and punching to deep point

9.5
1
Muhammad Musa to Warner, 1 run

good length wide of off, he's back and running this to third man

9.4
4
Muhammad Musa to Warner, FOUR runs

143kph, length ball outside off, he just mows this across the line along the ground and it runs all the way! He didn't time it but still got enough of it

Gaurav: Australia avg 57.52 run per wicket in 2019 in T20Is - This is the most that any team has averaged in T20Is. The next best is India in 2018 when they averaged 39.63. Australia have lost only 19 wickets from 8 games this year.

9.3
2
Muhammad Musa to Warner, 2 runs

123kph, slower ball on leg, he chips this over midwicket without timing for a couple

9.2
Muhammad Musa to Warner, no run

143kph, fuller outside off, he drives open chested to mid off

9.1
1
Muhammad Musa to Finch, 1 run

good length, top of middle, he pushes this to mid on for one

Musa back

end of over 910 runs
AUS: 85/0CRR: 9.44 RRR: 2.00
David Warner38 (27)
Aaron Finch40 (27)
Mohammad Hasnain 3-0-26-0
Imad Wasim 1-0-12-0
8.6
Mohammad Hasnain to Warner, no run

good length, he's jammed up, punching it off the gloves to point

Only Afghanistan have won seven or more T20Is in a calendar year without losing. Australia are about to join them

Best performances - batters
Aaron Finch portrait
AJ Finch AUS
52 runs (36)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
pull
20 runs
0 four
3 sixes
0613216735
David Warner
DA Warner AUS
48 runs (35)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
3 fours
0 six
090851943
Best performances - bowlers
Player portrait, Kane Richardson
KW Richardson AUS
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
3
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Sean Abbott portrait
SA Abbott AUS
O
4
M
0
R
14
W
2
ECO
3.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of Australia
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Sean Abbott
Sean Abbott
Player Of The Series
Steven Smith
Steven Smith
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 1009
Match days8 November 2019 - daynight (20-over match)
T20I debut
Khushdil Shah
Khushdil Shah
Muhammad Musa
Muhammad Musa
Umpires
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Paul Wilson
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Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire
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Gerard Abood
Reserve Umpire
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Shawn Craig
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath