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Australia take 4-0 lead

  • Published at 07:14 pm March 29th, 2019
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Australia's Glenn Maxwell plays a shot during their fourth ODI against Pakistan in Dubai Friday AFP

The last match will also be played in Dubai Sunday

Australia beat Pakistan by six runs in the fourth one-day international despite hundreds from Abid Ali and Mohammad Rizwan in Dubai Friday.

Pakistan finished on 271/8 in their 50 overs with Ali scoring 112 on ODI debut and Rizwan 104.

Australia lead the five-match series 4-0.

Earlier, Glenn Maxwell missed a fighting hundred by two runs but still guided Australia to 277/7.

The dashing middle-order batsman knocked three sixes and nine boundaries in his 98 off 82 balls to lift Australia - sent into bat by Pakistan - from 140/5 to an imposing total on a slow Dubai stadium pitch.

A new look Pakistan team - with Imad Wasim as skipper after Shoaib Malik was ruled out with a rib injury - had caught Australia napping at 101/4 when Maxwell walked in.

He repaired the innings with a 134-run partnership for the sixth with Alex Carey who finished with 67-ball 55 for his maiden fifty with three boundaries.

Maxwell was bowled by fast bowler Usman Shinwari off a no-ball when on 76, was within a stroke of his second ODI hundred when he was run out while attempting a double run.

Carey supplemented Maxwell well, as the pair beat the previous sixth wicket stand in Australia-Pakistan ODIs of 90 between Dirk Wellham and Rod Marsh in Sydney in 1981.

Mohammad Hasnain (2/52), Wasim (2/56) and Yasir Shah (2/57) shared the wickets.

Australia, who had already won the five-match series 3-0, brought in fast bowlers Kane Richardson and Nathan Coulter-Nile in place of Pat Cummins and Jason Behrendorff.

Pakistan were forced to make two changes as Malik suffered rib injury and opener Imam-ul-Haq fever to withdraw from the game, handing opener Ali and batsman Saad Ali ODI debuts.

The last match will also be played in Dubai Sunday.

4TH ODI

Pakistan 271/8 (Abid 112, Rizwan 104) lost to Australia 277/7 (Maxwell 98, Khawaja 62) by six runs

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