Pakistan vs Australia T20I Tri-series final Match 6

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Pakistan has the edge over Australia after they defeated Australia by 45 runs in the group match.

Zaman scored a man-of-the-match cameo 73 runs from 49 balls up the order.

Pakistan were in trouble early on in their reply as they lost their first two wickets with just two runs on the scoreboard.

"We've shown our inexperience over the last six weeks, but we'll be much better for it", said Langer, who also hinted that Finch could also assume the captaincy role in Australia's one-day side. He looks to be a sure starter in the final.

The match turned out to be very interesting.

Pakistan bowlers made a decent comeback during the first innings to restrict Australia to a manageable total, after initially being taken for a lot of runs by the Australia openers.

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Finch, who captained Australia to the final, touched the 900-point mark following his record-breaking knock of 172 (76b, 10x6, 16x4) against Zimbabwe in Harare on July 3.

Fakhar was the major beneficiary, flashing nine boundaries and a trio of sixes on the way to the highest score of his T20I career thus far - he is Pakistan's leading run-maker in this tournament by a distance, and will require far more careful planning by Australia's pacemen and coaches ahead of the decider.

No Pakistani player ranks among the top five in any of the Test cricket rankings. "If you are the No.1 side you have to stand up".

Meanwhile, in the ICC T20I Team Rankings, Pakistan have retained the top position with their tri-series victory while India have overtaken Australia to take second place after clinching their three-match series against England 2-1. "Guys had really good plans, but just missed slightly, and that's all it needs to be in T20 cricket against good players", Finch concluded.

Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan.

AUSTRALIA: Aaron Finch (capt), Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Travis Head, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D'Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Jack Wildermuth.

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