Australia thrashed Pakistan again and by the same margin of eight wickets to take a 2-0 lead with three matches remaining in the five-match One-day International series at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday (March 24) night.
Chasing a daunting target of 285, they completed the victory with ease in 47.5 overs for the loss of two wickets. Captain Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja recorded a big opening partnership of 209 runs to laid the winning foundation for Australia.
Earlier, wicket-keeping batsman Mohammad Rizwan hit a maiden hundred to guide Pakistan to 284-7 after his captain Shoaib Malik won the toss and elected to bat first. The next match, the third one-day international between the two teams will be played at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
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23 June, 2019