|Pakistan v Australia 2014|
ScheduleSunday, 12 October 2014 at 11:00 GMT / 12:00 UK / 16:30 IST
VenueSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pakistani batting once again surrendered against the lethal bowling combination of Australia which has almost became unplayable for the home side. The openers of Green Shirts, Ahmed Shehzad and Sarfraz Ahmed, provided them a solid opening start of 126 runs in the 2nd ODI but the middle and late order batting scrambled once again. They were bowled out for 215 runs with three balls to spare and the Kangaroos achieved the target by smashing 5-217 in 43.2 overs. The tourists will go straight away for the victory in the third and final One Day International while the home side will try to regain the lost pride by grabbing it.
Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad scored fifties in the previous game whereas a lousy batting from rest of their batsmen continued. Shahid Afridi, Zulfiqar Babar are their most successful bowlers, Mohammad Irfan was very expensive while Wahab Riaz is a doubtful starter in the coming match.
Glenn Maxwell once again exhibited an all-round performance in the second ODI, powered 76 runs and held two wickets. David Warner, George Bailey and James Faulkner assisted him reasonably well whereas Steven Smith has a ton behind him in the series. Mitchell Johnson, Xavier Doherty, Nathan Lyon and James Faulkner bowled exceptionally well.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 11:00 GMT, 15:00 local at Sheihk Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The venue was established in 2008 with a capacity of 20,000 and has hosted quite a few international fixtures along with Indian Premier League. Both teams have played four matches in Abu Dhabi and grabbed two each.
The heat wave is still on in the United Arab Emirates and the temperatures will be around 27-36ᵒC.
The winning captain will try to set a target while batting first and especially Pakistan will not hesitate to bowl last.
The wicket is perfect for the ODIs and mainly will be helpful for the batsmen with a brave heart and perfect technique.
Pakistan – Misbah-ul-Haq (C), Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfraz Ahmed, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Raza Hasan, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad Irfan.
Australia – George Bailey (C), Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell. James Faulkner, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Kane Richardson, Xavier Doherty, Nathan Lyon.
Team Australia is in great nick and will make a whitewash of the series.