Web Desk(July 05, 2018): Pakistan has defeated Australia in the T20 Tri-Series match.
Pakistan set a smashing score of 195 for Australia to win. Fakhar Zaman smashed a 73 off 42 balls, to put Pakistan on course for a respectable total.
Pakistan batted first and opener Fakhar Zaman registered a career-best 73 as they raced to 194 for 7. Then left-arm seamer Afridi starred with three wickets as the bowlers held Australia to 149 for 7 in a match which was effectively a dress rehearsal for Sunday’s final.Pakistan lost Haris Sohail for a golden duck after being put in to bat on a chilly midwinter morning in Harare, but Zaman and Hussain Talat wrested back control with a rapid 72-run stand.
Zaman continued to middle his aggressive strokes and went to a 33-ball fifty, his third for Pakistan in this format, with a slog sweep for six, while another big hit off Andrew Tye’s seamers took the batsman past his previous best of 61.
Talat cracked three fours and a six before playing one shot too many to be bowled by Glenn Maxwell’s off-spin.
Earlier this morning, Australia won the toss and opted to bowl against Pakistan. When opener Haris Sohail got out for a golden duck, another batting collapsed looked on the cards but Fakhar’s 73 off 42 balls steadied Pakistan. He was helped along by a sure-footed 30 off 25 balls by Hussain Talat.