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Twitter Reactions: Australia seal the series after some great efforts from Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa

Pakistan were bundled out for 186 runs in 44.4 overs.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia continued to impress in the ODI format of the game. In a matter of three weeks, they managed to humble two of the strongest teams from Asia. The visitors won the third ODI against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi by a massive 80-run margin and thus sealed the series. These performances come as quite a relief to the country as they’ve struggled a lot in recent past.

Even though many were skeptical about their performance at the World Cup 2019, now they’d believe the team will go the distance. Pakistan’s performance with the bat in this series has raised quite a few questions. Even though the pitch at Abu Dhabi wasn’t easy to bat on, the team failed to apply itself properly. Most of the batsmen got off to good starts but failed to get going.

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Aaron Finch misses out on getting to his third consecutive century

For the first time in this series, Australia batted first. Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to put the opposition into the field. Usman Khawaja, who has been in good form, registered a duck in this match as Usman Shinwari got the better of him right in the first over. Aaron Finch, though, played a gem of a knock yet again.

The Australian skipper scored 90 runs but was unfortunate to have missed out on getting to his third consecutive ton. Peter Handscomb looked good with a 43-ball 47. But the real game-changing knock came from the willow of Glenn Maxwell. He raced his way to a 55-ball 71 and got his team to a very good position on a difficult track. Australia finished with 266/6 in 50 overs which was a very challenging total.

Pakistan never seemed to be in contention to win the match

While trying to ascend this huge mountain during the chase, Pakistan lost three of its batsmen quite early. Shan Masood, Haris Sohail, and Mohammad Rizwan returned to the pavilion for single-digit scores. This resulted in the middle-order being subjected to a lot of pressure and they had to consolidate. However, the batsmen took a lot of time to do the same as the required run rate kept creeping up.

Imam-ul-Haq’s 46 which came off 72 balls didn’t help the cause either. Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, and Imad Wasim – all got off to good starts. But none of them dug in and capitalised on the starts. Adam Zampa picked a four-wicket haul while Pat Cummins accounted for three wickets as Pakistan were bundled out for 186 runs in 44.4 overs. Twitterati erupted after the Aussies won the match and congratulated the team. At the same time, they also lashed out at Pakistan for the poor batting display.

Here is how Twitterati reacted:

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