The third and final T20I of the three-match series between Australia and Pakistan was played at the New Perth Stadium. The first match was rained out, while Australia won the second match comfortably thanks to Steve Smith’s brilliance.
Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first on a bouncy pitch. The move paid dividends as Pakistan could only muster 106/8 in 20 overs. Iftikhar Ahmed top-scored with 45 in 37 balls, while Imam made 14 runs and these two were the only batsmen to go past the score of 10.
Kane Richardson picked 3/18, Sean Abbott picked 2/14 and Mitchell Starc took 2/29, while Ashton Agar picked one solitary wicket.
In reply, Aaron Finch (52* with 4 fours and 3 sixes) and David Warner (48* with 4 fours and 2 sixes) demolished the rookie Pakistan bowling lineup containing Muhammad Musa and Mohammad Hasnain, along with Mohammad Amir. Both the openers hammered the bowlers all around the Perth stadium and raced off to a 10-wicket win in 11.5 overs and pocketed the series 2-0.
Sean Abbott was named Player of the Match and Steve Smith bagged Player of the Series.
PAK 106/8 (I AHMED 45; K RICHARDSON 3/18) lost to AUS 109/0 (A FINCH 52*, D WARNER 48*) by 10 wickets
Australia won the 3-match series 2-0