Pakistan could not win the 5th ODI against Australia at Adelaide

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 | 0

Pakistan could not win the last ODI match against Australia which was also their last match in Australia this time. Pakistan started to visit Australia in last December, 2016 and their first international match was started in 15th December, 2016. They played Test, T20 and ODI series but the most disappointing matter is that they could not win any series this time. They were whitewashed in Test by 3 – 0 where also lost the T20 series by 2 – 1. But, they were hoping to win the ODI series which consisted of five matches. In that case, they also won the second ODI but that was their only victory in this ODI series. Rest three matches, they even could not make any competition with the Aussie. In the fifth ODI which was started in 26th January, 2017 at Adelaide, Pakistan thought to win the match and so, they could reduce their defeat difference. But, since the beginning of the match, Australia started to dominate the Green Shirts bowlers and made a ton of runs in their first innings and Pakistan could not chase such biggest score.

Pakistan could not win the 5th ODI against Australia at Adelaide

Australia came to bat by winning the toss in their 5th ODI where their openers Warner and Head made a record partnership of 284 runs which was the largest opening partnership of Australia as well as the 2nd largest partnership in cricket world. Both of them scored hundred where Warner made his highest score of 179 runs in 128 ball including 19 boundaries and five 6’s and Head scored 128 runs in 137 balls. When the team run was 284, Warner was out by Junaid Khan. After the openers, no players stood strong and finally, they lost seven wickets and scored 369 runs in 50 overs.

369 runs was almost impossible for Pakistan to chase but as an unpredictable team, Pakistan started their innings but stumbled so early. They lost their first wickets Azhar Ali in 10 runs but later made a long partnership which added 130 runs to the scoreboard. Babar made a century and Sharjeel scored 79 runs. After them, they started to lose their wickets where Umar Akmal made the third highest 46 runs for the team. They got all out in 49.1 over and made 312 runs so far. So, Australia defeated Pakistan by 57 runs so far.

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