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Third ODI: Australia Thrash Pakistan By 80 runs To Clinch ODI Series

ABU DHABI: Australia demolished Pakistan by 80 runs in the third one-day international (ODI) to take an incontrovertible 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.

Batting first Aussies set 267-run target for green shirts. In response, Pakistan were bowled out for 186 in 44.4 overs to lose by 80 runs in the third ODI played at the Shaikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Australian pacer Pet Cummins dismissed Shan Masood (two) in his third over and then had Haris Sohail (one) and Mohammad Rizwan (nought) in his fourth.

That left Pakistan reeling at 16-3 before opener Imam-ul-Haq (46) and Shoaib Malik (32) put on a fourth-wicket stand of 59 before Glenn Maxwell trapped Imam leg-before.

Umar Akmal (36) and Imad Wasim (43) also fought during their stand of 53 for the sixth wicket but Zampa mopped up the tail with career-best figures.

From Pakistan side, Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari, Yasir Shah, Imad Wasim and Haris Sohail took one wicket each.

Playing XI

Pakistan: Shan Masood, Imam ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik (c), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari, Junaid Khan, Muhammad Hasnain

Australia:  Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff