The hosts Australia comfortably won the T20I series against Pakistan after thrashing the visitors by 10 wickets in the third and final T20I at Perth on Friday (8th November).
Australia, who were leading this series by 1-0, decided to field first after winning the toss. In this game, Pakistan cricketers Khushdil Shah and Muhammad Musa made their T20I debuts.
Once again, Pakistan batting line-up failed to set a competitive first-innings total. From the very beginning of the innings, the visitors were losing their wickets at regular intervals.
Only the middle-order batsman Iftikhar Ahmed showed some character in that innings. The right-handed batsman scored 45 runs off 37 balls (6 fours). Apart from him, only the opener Imam-ul-Haq (14) managed to reach the double-digit score in that innings. Mohammad Amir was the third-highest scorer in that innings as he remained not out on nine runs. At the end of 20 overs, Pakistan only managed to score 106/8.
The Australian bowlers were very tight in that innings. The right-arm pacer Kane Richardson (3/18) picked up three wickets. Meanwhile, the player of the match award winner Sean Abbott (2/14) and the left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc (2/29) bagged two wickets each.
Also, the left-arm spinner Ashton Agar (1/25) scalped one wicket. On the other hand, the right-arm fast bowler Billy Stanlake had the wicketless bowling figures of 4-0-19-0.
Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch successfully guided Australia to the series victory
In reply, Australian in-form openers comfortably chased down that target by smashing the Pakistan bowlers. The hosts chased down that target in just 11.5 overs without losing any wicket. While David Warner scored 48 not out off 35 balls (4 fours and 2 sixes), captain Aaron Finch was not out on 52 runs off 36 balls (4 fours and 3 sixes).
All the Pakistan bowlers failed to open the wicket column in this match.
With this one-sided victory, Australia won this three-match T20I series by 2-0. The first T20I of this series at Sydney had no result. Though Australia were very close to winning that game, at least in the DLS method, the rain denied to bring out the result of that game. However, Australia clinched a comprehensive seven-wicket victory in the second T20I at Canberra.