Cricket: Pakistan Win series, whitewash Australia in T20’s

Opener Babar Azam struck a half-century and leg-spinner Shadab Khan claimed three wickets as Pakistan secured a 3-0 T20 series whitewash over Australia with a 33-run victory in Dubai on Sunday. Azam’s 40-ball 50 lifted Pakistan to another challenging total of 150-5  before Shadab’s 3-19 helped bowl Australia out for 117 in 19.1 overs. It is Pakistan’s first-ever whitewash against Australia in a limited-over series and their 10th series win under Sarfraz Ahmed since he took over as captain in September 2016.

Pakistan justified their world-number-one ranking in the shortest format of the game, following in Abu Dhabi with an 11-run win in Dubai. Australia’s batting line-up never recovered from being bowled out for 89 in the first game.

Brief scores: Pakistan 150/5 in 20 overs (Babar 50, Marsh 2/6) bt Australia 117 in 19.1 overs (Hasan 2/14, Shadab 3/19)

 

 

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