Australia defeats Pakistan, 4-1



Saarim Damani

Australian cricketer David Warner proved to be one of the most destructive opening batsman in recent years. His innings helped Australia defeat Pakistan 4-1 and earned him the “Man of the Series” title for scoring 356 runs in five One Day Internationals (ODI’s) and with a strike rate of 107, that included 46 fours and four sixes.

Match 1: The first match took place in The Gabba stadium at Brisbane on Jan. 13, where the Australian batsmen Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell impressed the crowd by scoring 100 runs (not out) and 60 runs with a strike rate of 107. Their impressive striking gave Pakistan a total of 268 runs to chase. In the second innings, Australia striked again, this time with the ball. James Faulkner took four wickets, Pat Cummins took three wickets, Mitchell Starc two and Mitchell Marsh one wicket, ending Pakistan innings for 176 all out.

Match 2: The second ODI match took place Jan. 15 in Melbourne. This time the Pakistani bowlers sent the Aussie batsmen back to pavilion for just 220 runs in 48.2 overs. Mohammad Aamir, Junaid Khan and Imad Wasim each took three wickets, while Hasan Ali and Shoaib Malik settled for one wicket each. In the second innings, Pakistani batsmen finished, scoring 221 runs in 47.4 innings. The highest scorers were Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik who scored 72 runs and 42 runs respectively.

Matches 3-5: In the remaining ODI’s, the Australians won by chasing 263 runs in the third ODI, scoring 353 in the fourth ODI and scored 369 runs in the final ODI and clinch the series 4-1.