Abu Dhabi: Glenn Maxwell bowled a breathtaking double-wicket maiden last over to earn one-run victory in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan and ensure Australia stayed on top of world ranking with a 3-0 whitewash in the series. (Scorecard | Highlights)
Pakistan needed just two runs off the last six balls, but Maxwell clean bowled Sohail Tanvir off the second delivery and then tall Mohammad Irfan missed the next three deliveries before giving up an easy catch off the last ball.
Tanvir and Zulfiqar Babar had brought Pakistan within sight of victory with 22-run ninth wicket stand before Maxwell's brilliance saw them dismissed for 230.
Earlier, Australia's 231-9 revolved around Steven Smith (77) and David Warner (56) half centuries before Pakistan hit back through Tanvir's 3-40 and stand in captain Shahid Afridi's 2-44.