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Fakhar Zaman's heroics help Pakistan thump Australia to win tri-series trophy

Left-hander Zaman's third half-century in the tournament included 12 fours and three sixes that lifted Pakistan to 187-4 with four balls to spare.

Reported by: AP , Harare [ Updated: July 08, 2018 18:46 IST ]
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Pakistan beat Australia by 6 wickets to win the Tri-Nation Trophy

Opening batsman Fakhar Zaman smashed 91 off 46 balls as No. 1-ranked Pakistan romped to a six-wicket win over Australia in the Twenty20 tri-series final on Sunday.

Left-hander Zaman's third half-century in the tournament included 12 fours and three sixes that lifted Pakistan to 187-4 with four balls to spare.

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell had reduced Pakistan to 2-2 in the first over but Zaman and Shoaib Malik, who scored an unbeaten 43, shared a century stand to see Pakistan home.

Australia, which won the toss and elected to bat, made 183-8 with openers D'Arcy Short scoring 76 and captain Aaron Finch making 47.

Pakistan came back strongly after dropping Finch off the first ball and giving Short a life soon after he completed his half-century.

Mohammad Amir took 3-33 and leg-spinner Shadab Khan got 2-38 as Australia lost wickets in clusters in the latter half of its innings.

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Group A

  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
  • Pakistan 1 1 0 2 +2.750
  • India 1 1 0 2 +0.520
  • Hong Kong 2 0 2 0 -1.748

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  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
  • Bangladesh 1 1 0 2 +2.740
  • Afghanistan 1 1 0 2 +1.820
  • Sri Lanka 2 0 2 0 -2.280