Drop catches help Australia post 353/6 in fourth ODI

Drop catches help Australia post 353/6 in fourth ODI | Pakistantribe.com

SYDNEY – Continous misfields and drop catches help Australia post a sizable total of 353/6 in the fourth ODI of the five-match series at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney on Sunday.

Australia skipper Steve Smith won the fourth consecutive toss and opted to bat first on a batting-friendly wicket.

Both Australian openers started off fiercely, but after Khawaja’s wicket by Hasan, Pakistan kept the scoring rate under 5.

Warner and Smith the began to take on Pakistan bowlers, especially Warner, who reached to his hundred and went on to get 130 off just 119 balls.

Warner returned to form just when it needed the most. His brisk hundred after Khwaja’s wicket had put Pakistan in all sorts of pressure. Their strike bowlers had gone for runs; they had a lot of sloppy fielding display on the ground. Hasan’s double gave them hope.

 Australia were 208 for one in 35 over, Hasan Ali came in to produce a gem of an over to remove both well-set batsmen Warner (130) and Smith (49) to put Pakistan back on the track.
But, Pakistan were in no mood to hold to their catches, they put down four more catches, gave Maxwell couple of chances to take the game away.
Cameo from Trevis Head (51) and Maxwell (78) in the last part of the inning, helped Australia post 353/6 in the 50 overs.
The only successful bowler was Hasan Ali who took fifer for 52 runs in his 10.


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