Pakistan won, Fakhar Zaman, starred but did you watch Glenn Maxwell not shaking hands with Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. Also Read - ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma Attains Career-Best 6th Position in Batsmen's List; Ravichandran Ashwin Climbs to 3rd in Bowlers' Tally
Pakistan beat Australia by 6 wickets. It was a comfortable victory but it did not look that way when Glenn Maxwell picked up two wickets in his very the first over of the second innings. Earlier, Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. they put up 183 for Pakistan to chase. But at a certain stage, it seemed Australia would breach the 200-run mark but that was not, thanks to good bowling by Pakistan in the fag end of the innings. Also Read - IND vs ENG: Motera Pitch Likely to Escape ICC Ban as 4th Test Strip Promises to be Batting Beauty
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This will most certainly be looked upon by the ICC as this is against the Code of Conduct. Here is the incident.
Malik like the old-warhorse, kept his cool as he anchored the innings and remained 43-ball 37 unbeaten.
Pakistan is the numero uno side in the ICC T20I Rankings and they kept their reputation intact by winning the series.
After the match, even Aaron Finch applauded Zaman and jailed him as Pakistan’s hero after the match. Finch also mentioned the fact that it was commendable that Zaman did not lose his cool after Pakistan lost a couple of early wickets in the first over.
Meanwhile, Zaman became the highest run-getter in 2018 in T20Is, going past Shikhar Dhawan.
By scoring 91, Fakhar Zaman has become the third player to score 500+ T20I in a calendar year after Virat Kohli and Md Shahzad.
Australia has a lot of thinking to do after getting humiliated by England and then losing to Pakistan in the finals.