Australia v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Perth
Australia 3 for 265 (Smith 108*, Handscomb 82) beat Pakistan 7 for 263 (Azam 84, Sharjeel 50, Hazlewood 3-32) by 7 wickets
Smith signed off unbeaten on 108, his eighth ODI century, as Australia took a 2-1 lead in the arrangement. There were critical commitments from a scope of sources – Peter Handscomb struck 82 on presentation, Josh Hazlewood took 3 for 32 from his 10 overs, and Travis Head took two wickets and after that hit the triumphant runs – yet Smith was the designer of the triumph.
Pakistani messiness in the field was another main consideration in the outcome.
Twice before he had passed 10 runs, Handscomb was the beneficiary of favorable luck. To start with he was gotten at slip, and reprieved by a late call of a Junaid Khan no-ball, and afterward he was dropped at point – Junaid had exceeded once more, regardless. Be that as it may, for the first of the no-balls, Australia could have been 3 for 46 in the eleventh over; the third wicket did not genuinely fall until Australia had 228 on the board, and the occupation was practically done.
Early wickets gave Pakistan trust. Australia’s openers both fell inside the initial 10 overs, Usman Khawaja got behind for 9 off Mohammad Amir, who discovered some swing with the new ball, and David Warner got behind off Junaid for 35. Be that as it may, after Handscomb’s let-offs, the twist left Pakistan’s sails, and a 183-run association amongst Smith and Handscomb set the tone for the pursuit.