Pakistan beat Australia by six wickets in the final of tri-series at Harare on Sunday. They chased down a target of 184 with four balls to spare. This was primarily due to a sensational knock by Fakhar Zaman (91 off 46) and Shoaib Malik’s poised 43. This is their ninth consecutive T20 series win. This also their first win in a tournament final over Australia after 28 years. Earlier, Australia and Pakistan faced each other twice in the round robin stage of the T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe. On the first occasion, Billy Stanlake and Aaron Finch blew Pakistan away for the win. Then, it was Pakistan’s turn to even things with a comprehensive show with the bat and the ball. However, in the all-important final, it was Pakistan who came up trumps.
T20I Tri-Series in Zimbabwe, 2018Harare Sports Club, Harare 08 July 2018
Australia 183/8 (20.0)