PERTH – Despite the early blows in the innings, Steve Smith makes a responsible hundred to chase Pakistan’s 264 runs target in the third ODI at WACA, Perth.
Pakistan were all over the game when they removed both Warner and Khwaja on 45.
Australia’s skipper, Steve Smith and the debutante Peter Handscomb took control of the game from there on.
Peter Handscomb had a lucky outing early in his inning as he was dismissed on duck by Junaid Khan, unfortunately for Pakistan, it turned out to be a no-ball.
Later in the inning, Mohammad Nawaz, who was on the field in place of Mohammad Amir, dropped a sitter of Handscomb off Junaid’s bowling that gave him another life.
The Australian batsman was too good to miss out on those chances, he capitalised the opportunity and went on to raise 175-run partnership with his skipper.
Handscomb got out on 82, but Smith went on to convert it into a hundred and sailed his team to victory with 7 wickets in hand.
Australia lead the five-match series 2-1.