Pakistan beat Australia by 45 runs in T20 tri-series

QANTAS TOUR OF ZIMBABWE                  LIVE Australia v Zimbabwe T20        06 July 2018

QANTAS TOUR OF ZIMBABWE LIVE Australia v Zimbabwe T20 06 July 2018

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and some of his country's fans were left irate after an apparent Glenn Maxwell post-match handshake snub.

In a similar incident, Peter Siddle was involved in a fiery clash in his Canadian Global T20 league clash when he refused to shake the hand of opponent Kesrick Williams.

Cricketers Glenn Maxwell and Peter Siddle have both been involved in fiery gestures.

Pakistan gained a mental advantage over Australia by dominating Aaron Finch's team in a match that served as a dress rehearsal for Sunday's Twenty20 triangular tournament final at the Harare Sports Club.

Australian captain Aaron Finch, who hit back to back half centuries in the first two games of the series.

Fakhar Zaman, the opening batsman, notched his highest T20I score of 91 and shepherded his team home.

The pair punished the bowling of Ashton Agar and Jack Wildermuth with 16 runs each in consecutive overs midway through the innings to set Pakistan on their way to victory.




Having beaten Pakistan comfortably in their first meeting, the Australians put in an unfocused performance, dropping far too short with the new ball after Finch sent Sarfraz Ahmed's side in to bat to allow Fakhar Zaman to fire off a succession of pull shots on his way to the highest score of the match.

Pakistan have made two changes to their XI for the final, handing a debut to 22-year-old opener Sahibzada Farhan at the expense of Haris Sohail, while Hasan Ali has come back into the side of Usman Khan.

Talat went on to score 30 and contributed to a 72-run stand with Zaman for the second wicket before he was bowled by offspinner Maxwell.

"We didn't get going all day, long way off with the ball and on the field, couldn't then get any partnerships with the bat", Finch said. I don't think we were complacent, I think with the ball we just mis-executed and got hurt badly.

"I thought we started off very well with the ball but we probably lost our way in the middle there, Fakhar Zaman played a hell of a knock".

Finch was given a first-ball reprieve when he was dropped by Malik in the deep after top-edging a hook, and several misfields allowed any pressure with the new ball to be immediately dissipated.

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