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Twitter Reactions: Back-to-back centuries for Aaron Finch as Australia take 2-0 lead

Mohammad Rizwan's efforts go in vain.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Australian skipper Aaron Finch is coming into his zone in the series against Pakistan. The 32-year-old recorded his 13th ODI century as well as his highest score in the format. His unbeaten 153 which came off 143 balls guided Australia to a commanding 2-0 lead in the 5-match series with an eight-wicket victory.

With this win, the Aussies won both the games in Sharjah, which has otherwise been Pakistan’s fortress. The Australian team is just clicking at the right time and is covering all its bases up ahead of the World Cup 2019. David Warner’s form will only bolster the team further going ahead. With their regular players missing, Pakistan never seemed to be in the race and didn’t reach the expectations at any point in time.

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Mohammad Rizwan registers his first ODI hundred

After opting to bat first, Pakistan lost the wicket of Imam-ul-Haq early. Jhye Richardson dismissed him for a duck while his partner Shan Masood only managed to pile up 19 runs. The centurion in the first ODI, Haris Sohail, could only get 34 runs. It was wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan who rose up to the occasion with his maiden ODI century.

His 115 assisted by a 60 from skipper Shoaib Malik helped Pakistan finish with a decent total of 284 runs in 50 overs. While Jhye Richardson and Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up two wickets each, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa and Aaron Finch accounted one each. Considering the fact that the pitch gets quickened in the second innings, the total was slightly below par.

Aaron Finch gets back to his best just at the right time

Australia had a 209-run opening partnership in the chase and the Pakistan bowlers failed to display any sort of intent. Usman Khawaja continued with his golden form but missed out on a hundred as he was dismissed for 88. Aaron Finch looked extremely clinical and got 153 runs. While Glenn Maxwell was run out after scoring 19, Shaun Marsh remained unbeaten on 11.

Twitterati erupted after this brilliant innings from Aaron Finch. They believe that Australia is going to be a massive force to reckon with at the World Cup. Fans also congratulated Mohammad Rizwan for his century.

Here is how Twitterati reacted:

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