RESULT
Final, Harare, July 08, 2018, ZIM T20 Tri Series
(19.2/20 ov, T:184) 187/4

Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
91 (46)
fakhar-zaman
Player Of The Series
278 runs
fakhar-zaman
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Scorecard summary
Australia 183/8(20 overs)
Mohammad Amir3/33 (4)
Shadab Khan2/38 (4)
Pakistan 187/4(19.2 overs)

1.21pm There it is. Pakistan seal their highest successful chase to win the tri-series title. Notably, this is their ninth successive T20I series win. Sarfraz runs onto the field and embraces Asif Ali and the uber-cool Shoaib Malik. Australia's openers Finch and Short ran away to 95 for 0 but some excellent end-overs bowling sparked a collapse as Australia lost 8 for 88. Fakhar Zaman then led the chase with a blistering 91 off 46 balls. Stick around for the presentation, ladies and gents.

Bilal: "Wait!!What?? I saw the Australian innings and thought match over Pakistan can't chase and went to sleep, now I've woken up to see this win, come on Pakistan you can't do this to me."

Finch: I thought we should have got around 200 and we just kept losing the wickets, which stalled the momentum. Pakistan played well. Yeah, I thought we started well with the ball. Fakhar Zaman played one hell of a knock. A 90-odd in a T20 game is hard to beat.

Zaman, Player of the Match and Player of the Series: I like these pitches. From the first game, I was in form. I have played here in 2016, the wickets were not that good then. Hard work in nets is the main thing. I take time at the start and play my natural game. After we lost two wickets, I told Safi I will play my natural game. Australia played well. Congratulations to my team

Sarfraz: It's a great team effort. Credit to the bowlers. Then Fakhar Zaman and Malik finished it for us. There were some dropped catches but we took the momentum in the second innings. The way Fakhar is batting and the whole tournament he and Malik batting well. Credit to the boys and management.

Sarfraz collects the trophy and is joined by his team-mates. There's the No. 1 T20I team. That's a wrap of this tri-series. Goodbye

Marshall Raja: "Aus seriously need to have a look at their squad. They need some solidity in their Middle Order and some skill in their bowling. Need to go for a specialist spinner. Agar is neither a batting all-rounder nor a bowling all-rounder."

Shahrukh: "What a way to chase highest total ever! From 2/2 to 187/4. This is why No.1."

Adeel Sheikh: "It happened 2nd time in past 1 year. The team gave Pakistan a humiliating defeat in league game got beaten by them in the Final of the same tournament. First India in CT2017 now Aussies in Tri Series. Fakhar the man once again!"

Ali Hasni: "Today Pakistan played like Australians and Aussie played like Pakistan, such a professional turnaround, never expected!!"

19.2
4
Stoinis to Asif Ali, FOUR runs

Pakistan clinch the tri-series in Zimbabwe! Back of a length and outside off, slower offcutter from Stoinis, Asif Ali reads it and slugs it away wide of deep midwicket for four

19.1
1
Stoinis to Malik, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, muscled away to long-on

Stoinis

end of over 199 runs
PAK: 182/4CRR: 9.57 RRR: 2.00
Asif Ali13 (10)
Shoaib Malik42 (36)
Andrew Tye 4-0-33-0
Jhye Richardson 4-0-29-1
18.6
2
Tye to Asif Ali, 2 runs

middle-stump yorker, jammed down to long-on for a couple of runs. Pakistan another couple away from victory

18.5
1
Tye to Malik, 1 run

slog-swept away to deep fine leg

Nadeem: "Pak got off to an absolute shocker and now they are a couple of hits away from chasing their highest total ever. Amazing. "

18.4
Tye to Malik, no run

Malik backs away outside leg and digs out a yorker to the keeper

18.3
1
Tye to Asif Ali, 1 run

Ali bunts a full ball on middle to long-on

18.2
1
Tye to Malik, 1 run

shuffles outside leg and nurdles a single past short fine leg

18.1
4
Tye to Malik, FOUR runs

full on middle stump, Malik backs away outside leg and smears it over point for four

Pakistan need 11 off the last two overs

end of over 1817 runs
PAK: 173/4CRR: 9.61 RRR: 5.50
Asif Ali10 (8)
Shoaib Malik36 (32)
Jhye Richardson 4-0-29-1
Andrew Tye 3-0-24-0
17.6
6
Jhye Richardson to Asif Ali, SIX runs

nice and full on off - right in the slot - Asif Ali gets underneath the length and slams it straight over the bowler's head like a boss. The slower ball has been dispatched into the stands

17.5
2
Jhye Richardson to Asif Ali, 2 runs

slower ball outside off, pulled away straight of long-on. Finch slides to his left and parries the ball to long-off

17.4
1
Jhye Richardson to Malik, 1 run

banged in short on middle, shovel-pulls to deep square leg

17.3
1
Jhye Richardson to Asif Ali, 1 run

slower ball outside off, driven hard to long-off

17.2
1
Jhye Richardson to Malik, 1 run

near yorker on middle, squeezed away to long-on

17.1
6
Jhye Richardson to Malik, SIX runs

length ball on off stump, Malik lines it up and smokes it over the midwicket boundary. Such a smooth swing

end of over 172 runs
PAK: 156/4CRR: 9.17 RRR: 9.33
Asif Ali1 (5)
Shoaib Malik28 (29)
Andrew Tye 3-0-24-0
Jhye Richardson 3-0-12-1
16.6
Tye to Asif Ali, no run

Asif aims to mow a length ball over midwicket but is beaten by extra bounce in the corridor

Mubashir: "Wait guys another twist is coming in this match, as we all know.. Pak predictably unpredictable."

16.5
1
Tye to Malik, 1 run

turned to the leg side for one

Pratik Jain: "This is definitely a mental weakness with the current Australian team rather than lack of talent. These players don't have the killer instinct that their predecessors had"

16.4
1
Tye to Asif Ali, 1 run

full on middle and leg, tapped down to long-off for one now

16.3
Tye to Asif Ali, no run

back of a length and outside off, Ali slogs and misses

16.2
Tye to Asif Ali, no run

fullish on off, dropped to the covers

16.1
Tye to Asif Ali, no run

back of a length and nips away outside off past the outside edge

Best performances - batters
Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman PAK
91 runs (46)
12 fours3 sixes
Control
77%
Productive shot
cut shot
23 runs
4 fours1 six
141414121828
DJM Short
DJM Short AUS
76 runs (53)
7 fours4 sixes
Control
63%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
1 four2 sixes
61831741477
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir PAK
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
3
ECO
8.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan PAK
O
4
M
0
R
38
W
2
ECO
9.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
Fakhar Zaman
Player Of The Series
Pakistan
Fakhar Zaman
Series resultPakistan won the 2018 ZIM T20 Tri Series
Match numberT20I no. 689
Match days08 July 2018 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Sahibzada Farhan
Sahibzada Farhan
Umpires
Zimbabwe
Langton Rusere
Zimbabwe
Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
Zimbabwe
Jeremiah Matibiri
Reserve Umpire
Zimbabwe
Iknow Chabi
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
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