3rd T20I (N), Dubai (DSC), October 28, 2018, Pakistan v Australia
(19.1/20 ov, T:151) 117

Pakistan won by 33 runs

Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
163 runs
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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."

Hasan Ali to Zampa, OUT

Pakistan win 3-0! The 30th time they've bowled an opposition out in T20Is! Full on off, and he tried to muscle it over long off. No power behind that shot and the hosts are delighted

Adam Zampa c Imad Wasim b Hasan Ali 9 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90
end of over 199 runs
AUS: 117/9CRR: 6.15 RRR: 34.00
Nathan Lyon4 (4b)
Adam Zampa9 (9b 1x4)
Usman Shinwari 4-0-22-1
Hasan Ali 3-0-14-1
Usman Shinwari to Lyon, 2 runs

full on off, and he swings across the line to long on. Shoaib throws from the deep, and Lyon could be run-out, but the ball has hit his body. No appeal for obstruction because the batsman did not alter his running path

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."

Usman Shinwari to Lyon, no run

back of a length on middle, and he tries to pull. Misses

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 "

Usman Shinwari to Lyon, no run

yorker just outside off, and almost clips off stump. Lands beyond the wickets and goes into the keeper's gloves

ALI AHAD: "Pakistan close to outstanding 30 times bowling opposition all out!! "

Usman Shinwari to Lyon, 2 runs

full on off, and swung across the line over midwicket. Babar gives it a chase, and pulls it back before the duo can consider a third

akshay: "@rakesh sampat totally agreed.. I think Justin langer really need to see this comment."

Usman Shinwari to Zampa, 1 run

full outside leg, and Zampa backs away to drive. Straight to deep extra cover

Usman Shinwari to Zampa, FOUR runs

good length outside off, and punched uppishly over point to the man in the deep

Here's the GOAT

end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 108/9CRR: 6.00 RRR: 21.50
Adam Zampa4 (7b)
Hasan Ali 3-0-14-1
Shadab Khan 4-0-19-3
Hasan Ali to Tye, OUT

nine down! Full and quick, and Tye's attempted drive takes the inside-edge and straight into Sarfraz's gloves. That went so fast, and the keeper had to dive to his left in a flash

Andrew Tye c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali 5 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55
Hasan Ali to Zampa, 1 run

good length outside off, and pulled in front of square to deep midwicket

Hasan Ali to Zampa, no run

yorker on off, but shoveled away to towards the off side. Zampa is out of his crease, and Hasan races to his right and aims at the batsman's end. Misses!

Umair: "Man of the match shadab khan, man of the series Babar azam " -- Imad for MoS?

Hasan Ali to Zampa, no run

back of a length outside off, and the ball stays low due to the lack of pace. Zampa misses the pull as the ball goes under

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."

Hasan Ali to Tye, 1 run

good length outside off, and the pull is inside-edged to short fine leg. Only 113kph

Hasan Ali to Tye, no run

full on middle, and zipping inwards. Tye looks to nudge it towards the leg side, but it hits his pad. Hasan appeals but it's going down leg

end of over 175 runs
AUS: 106/8CRR: 6.23 RRR: 15.00
Andrew Tye4 (6b)
Adam Zampa3 (4b)
Shadab Khan 4-0-19-3
Usman Shinwari 3-0-13-1

Osama: "Seems like Kangaroos don't fit in the Arabian dessert."

Shadab to Tye, 1 run

good length outside off, and he walks towards the off side and pulls to deep midwicket. The ball dribbles away to cow corner

Shadab to Zampa, 1 run

length ball wide outside off. Slapped off the back foot to the fielder in the deep

Shadab to Tye, 1 run

full on off, and skidding through. Pushed to deep extra cover for a walking single

Hashmi: "Shadab just missed a chance to do a Jonty Rhodes" -- Yuvraj Singh too, but Rhodes' is iconic

Shadab to Zampa, 1 run

full outside off, and driven with the bat's open face to point

Shadab to Zampa, no run

full outside off, and driven to cover off the front foot

Shadab to Tye, 1 run

dropped at deep extra cover! Faheem Ashraf drops a sitter. Full outside off, and driven with the turn over cover. Not enough power in that shot, and Faheem had enough time to compose himself, but the ball just popped out

Australia need 50 off four overs. Looks highly unlikely. How sad has it been that this series has been a total no-contest?

end of over 162 runs • 2 wickets
AUS: 101/8CRR: 6.31 RRR: 12.50
Andrew Tye1 (3b)
Adam Zampa1 (1b)
Usman Shinwari 3-0-13-1
Shadab Khan 3-0-14-3
Usman Shinwari to Tye, 1 run

full on middle, almost a yorker. Wedged to the leg side and they scamper across for a single

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