Australia take 2-1 lead with Smith ton

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Australia take 2-1 lead with Smith ton


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Australia chased down a target of 264 with the skipper Steve Smith scoring his 8th ODI century against Pakistan in the third match of the series. Peter Handscomb contributed 82 runs in his debut match while Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 32-3 from his quota of 10 overs.

Having won the toss, Australia decided to bowl first. Babar Azam was the highest scorer for Pakistan with 84 while Sharjeel Khan looked good for his half century. Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal scored 39 each to end Pakistan innings at 263-7 in their allotted 50 overs.

Steve Smith was adjudged Man of the Match for his unbeaten 108 off 104 balls with 11 fours and a six.

Match Summary

Australia3 for 265 (Smith 108*, Handscomb 82)

beat

Pakistan7 for 263 (Azam 84, Sharjeel 50, Hazlewood 3-32)

by 7 wickets