Dubai, March 31, Sunday at 04:30 PM IST
The five-match ODI series between Pakistan and Australia rests at 4-0 with one game to go. While Australia will be eyeing the series whitewash, the sole aim of Pakistan in the fifth ODI will be to avoid the clean sweep. Both the sides will be facing each other tomorrow at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai for the final ODI which is scheduled to start at 04:30 PM IST.
4th ODI: Highlights
Featuring with two last-minute changes- Abid Ali for Imam Ul Haq and Shad Ali for Shoaib Malik, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl first in the fourth ODI. Having put in to bat first, Australia posted 277-7 on the board with the help of the fifties from Usman Khawaja (62), Glenn Maxwell (98) and Alex Carey (55). For Pakistan, M Hasnain, Imad Wasim and Yasir Shah returned with two wickets each.
In reply, Pakistan managed 271-8 in the allotted overs, falling short by 6 runs despite centuries from Abid Ali (112) and M Rizwan (104). Nathan Coulter-Nile finishing at 3-53 and Marcus Stoinis returning with two wickets were the pick of bowlers for Australia.
Ahead of the fifth ODI, both the sides are dealing with a couple of injury concerns. Jhye Richardson has been ruled out of the series following a shoulder injury. Pat Cummins, who was rested for the last two games, is still in Dubai after J Behrendorff got ruled out of fourth ODI due to an illness. On the other side, Pakistan has to undergo two last-minute changes in the likes of Abid Ali and Shad Ali. Imam Ul Haq missed out the fourth ODI due to high fever while Shoaib Malik suffered a rib injury. Their availability in the fifth ODI will be disclosed at the time of toss.
Australia – W, W, W, W
Pakistan – L, L, L, L
Dubai International Cricket Stadium is typically a dry surface. Spinner will love to bowl here as they will get assistance from the wicket as the match wears on. The average first innings score at this venue is 226. So, expect the first innings total between 230-260.
Avg 1st inn score: 226
Avg 2nd inn score: 202
Highest Total: 355/5 (50 Ov) by Eng vs PAK
Lowest Total: 116/10 (37.1 Ov) by HK vs PAK
Highest Chased: 287/8 (49.4 Ov) by SL vs PAK
Lowest Defended: 228/9 (50 Ov) by RSA vs PAK
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
AUS Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch (c), Peter Handscomb
All-rounder – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa
PAK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Mohammad Rizwan
Batsmen – Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Saad Ali (D: S Malik & Imam Ul Haq)
All-rounder – Imad Wasim
Bowlers – Mohammad Hasnain, Junaid Khan, Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari
Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch (c), Jhye Richardson, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Nathan Lyon, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile
Shoaib Malik (c), Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Umar Akmal, Shan Masood, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Abid Ali, Haris Sohail, Faheem Ashraf, Saad Ali, Usman Shinwari, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan
Fantasy picks from Australia-
Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja are in fine form for Australia. Finch scored two back to back centuries in first two games while U Khawaja has struck the couple of fifties
G Maxwell and M Stoinis are a key all-rounder in the side.
Kane Richardson and Nathan Coulter Nile are two prime pacers while N Lyon and A Zampa are two spinners in the side
J Richardson has been ruled out while J Behrendorff is doubtful
Fantasy picks from Pakistan-
M Rizwan has scored two centuries so far in the series and is a key in the middle order
Imad Wasim, Y Shah and M Hasnain are the key bowlers in the side
U Akmal might make way for either S Malik or I Ul Haq. U Akmal has failed to impress so far in the series.
The final update on S Malik and I ul Haq will be provided at the time of the toss
Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to field
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
Pakistan (Playing XI): Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Haris Sohail, Saad Ali, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Imad Wasim(c), Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas
M Hasnain and N Coulter Nile are not playing today
Mohammad Abbas comes in to replace Mohammad Hasnain
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