After a very dismal 2017-18 season for Australia in ODI cricket, the team has gained all sort of right momentum right ahead of the 2019 world cup. After winning a series against India in India after a decade they have now just beaten Pakistan in the 4 th consecutive ODI of the series.
Pakistan while chasing 278 was well in course to achieve the target but they eventually failed. In the event that there is a better approach to a pursuit of 278 on a moderate, sticky wicket after one opener has been out for a duck, it still has to uncover itself. A century from Abid Ali – his 112 was the most by a Pakistan player on debut – and one from Mohammad Rizwan place Pakistan’s in journey control of a pursuit they bossed for the best piece of 45 overs.
When all that that was required was the last prosper, nonetheless, their nerves sold them out. With 49 required off the last seven with seven wickets in hand, the capacity to discover limits all of a sudden betrayed the hosts, the absence of experience at last started to appear.
Impalpably, the asking rate crawled up on them before they understood what Australia were doing. Out of the blue, the middle order lost their heads as the wickets tumbled, leaving Rizwan battling a lone hand, push into a position he should not never been into. At the point when Rizwan holed out to deep square leg the diversion completed with a whine, Australia having finished an exceptional win by six runs.
The Pakistan team has performed well in bits and pieces in the series but they haven’t been able to maintain the good performances for longer periods which has resulted in a series lost like this.
Pakistan had rested some of the important players for this particular series but guess they haven’t been able to achieve what wanted to whereas Australia are now looking serious contenders for the world cup.