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Right, then! So that's it from us. We've finally come to an end of a long yet entertaining battle between these two teams. It was first in the Tests, and now in the limited overs format, and in both, Australia have come out on top. They will be quite happy with themselves after having a disappointing summer. Pakistan on the other hand, have positives to take from this and can take it as a learning experience. They now know where their weakness lies, and can work upon it.

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Australia skipper, Steven Smith says they have played some good cricket over the last two games. Applauds David Warner for his performances but gives a special mention to Travis Head for the way he played today. States that after the disappointment against South Africa, it took a lot of efforts from his boys to come back stronger so is happy that all the hard work paid off. Hopes that they can do well in New Zealand and thinks of it as a great challenge for his side before they travel to India. Ends by thanking the crowd and Pakistan for the way they played over the last couple of months.

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Man of the Match and Series, David Warner says it is good fun winning the Allan Border Trophy during the week and come back out again to play good cricket throughout. On his dropped catch when he was on 0, says that you shouldn't look back and keep playing good cricket as it is a part of the game and admits that it feels good to be lucky twice. When asked about being rested for the NZ tour, states that he is happy to get that. Ends by saying that it was a good innings and hopes to play positive cricket in the future as well.

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Pakistan skipper, Azhar Ali says today again it was a tough total to chase. Credits Warner and Head for the way they batted and took them out of the game. On the toss, he chuckles and mentions that it's just part of the game and you can't really do much about that. Adds that the toss doesn't matter as good teams play well and perform regardless of that. Thanks Cricket Australia and the crowd for their support.

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Pakistan really needed to get off to a flying start. They lost their skipper early but Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam took things under control. They threaded a partnership of 130 runs but once that was broken, it was all but over for them. The southpaw went on to score a good 50 while Babar made a beautiful ton. The visiting side however fell short as the target was too big to chase down. Mitchell Starc was the most successful bowler as he took a 4-fer, while his fellow bowlers contributed and played their part.

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An emphatic win for Australia as they have thumped Pakistan in this match and have won the series 4-1. They were right on top of this match the moment it started and there was no looking back for them from there. David Warner and Travis Head got the ball rolling and completely took the game away from the visitors with their record 284-run partnership. Both scored terrific centuries and were sublime. Wickets fell later but by then it was a little too late.

49.1
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Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz

OUT! CLEANED UP! Superb yorker, right on the money. Riaz cannot get his bat down in time as the ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. As Shoaib Malik won't come back to bat, it ends the Pakistan innings. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 57 RUNS.

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Junaid Khan is next in.

48.6
W

Adam Zampa to Hasan Ali

OUT! Tossed up and Ali comes down the track and goes for a slog. He is totally beaten by the spin and the ball goes straight to the keeper. Wade who was waiting for such an opportunity gathers the ball and rips the bails off.

48.5
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Adam Zampa to Wahab Riaz

On the pads, Riaz goes for a slog but manages to get it towards short fine leg for a single with his inner half of the bat.

48.4
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Adam Zampa to Wahab Riaz

Shorter delivery, Riaz tries to pull it but is unable to make contact there.

48.3
1

Adam Zampa to Hasan Ali

Ali lofts the floated delivery over covers for a single.

48.2
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Adam Zampa to Hasan Ali

SIX! FREE GIFTS! Full toss on the stumps and Ali has thrown his bat at it and slogs it over mid-wicket for a biggie. That's gone just over the ropes. A fielder tries to pull it in but it goes sailing over his head.

48.1
0

Adam Zampa to Hasan Ali

Down the leg side, Ali goes for a sweep but misses and the ball hits the pads.

47.6
0

Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz

Fuller ball and Riaz swings hard at it but misses.

47.5
1

Mitchell Starc to Hasan Ali

In the air...safe! Ali goes for a slog but mistimes it and the ball goes just over the fielder at covers for a single.

47.4
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Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz

DROPPED! Length ball outside off, Riaz drives it uppishly over point. The ball goes straight to the deep point fielder. Zampa dives forward and is not able to hold onto it as a chance goes abegging. They run a single in the process.

47.3
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Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz

FOUR! WHACKED! Fuller on the stumps, Riaz whacks it straight down the ground through mid off for a boundary.

47.2
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Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz

Full on the stumps, Riaz has gone hard at it but managed to just loft it over the mid on fielder for a couple.

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