HARARE – Pakistan on Thursday beat Australia by 45 runs in fifth match of the T20 tri-series being performed in Zimbabwe.
Pakistan had set an affordable goal of 194 runs in opposition to Australia which might handle to attain 149 runs by shedding seven wickets.
Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman thrashed the Aussies with a exceptional 73 runs adopted by Asif Ali who contributed 37 to the full.
However, Australia managed to ship 7 Pakistani gamers to the pavilion, with Andrew Tye, taking three wickets.
After profitable each their first T20I matches within the tri-series, Australia had been on a roll in the mean time. The aspect has been extraordinarily dominant, defeating Pakistan by 9 wickets, adopted by a 100-run over Zimbabwe.
However, Pakistan confirmed their dominant aspect in opposition to Zimbabwe as they defeated the hosts by 6 wickets to clinch a spot within the tri-series remaining.
Pakistan and Australia will face one another within the remaining and this match is a chance for each the groups to check their muscle groups earlier than the massive match.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan
Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), D Arcy Brief, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake