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Pak vs Aus LIVE: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan out on back-to-back balls | Sports


The third and final T20I will be played in Perth. — Photo: File

Australia have won the toss and decided to field first in the third and final T20I at Perth Stadium. It means that the Babar Azam-led Pakistan are batting first again, just like they had in the first two matches of the series.

Pak 18-2 after 4 overs

Richardson to Haris, 0 run

Richardson to Imam, 1 run

Richardson to Imam, 0 run

Richardson to Imam, 2 run

Richardson to Imam, 0 run

Richardson to Imam, 0 run

Pak 15-2 after 3 overs

Starc to Haris, o run

Starc to Haris, o run

Starc to Haris, o run

Starc to Rizwan, OUT bowled

Starc to Babar, OUT lbw

Starc to Babar, 4 runs

Starc to Babar, 1w

Starc to Babar, 1w

Pak 9-0 after 2 overs

Abbott to Imam, 4 runs

Abbott to Imam, 0 run

Abbott to Imam, 0 run

Abbott to Babar, 1 run

Abbott to Babar, 0 run

Abbott to Imam, 1 run

Pak 3-0 after 1 over

Starc to Imam, 1 run

Starc to Imam, 0 run 

Starc to Babar, 1 run

Starc to Babar, 0 run

Starc to Babar, 0 run

Starc to Imam, 1 run

Australia currently have a 1-0 lead in the series, thanks to Steve Smith’s 79-run match-winning innings on Tuesday.

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The opening match of the series was washed out due to rain, which had saved the tourists from going down 1-0 there and then.

Team news and line-ups

Babar Azam and co made wholesale changes to the line-up, with the out-of-form Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz all dropped.

Making way for them are Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Muhammad Musa Khan and Mohammad Hasnain.

Pakistan: Imam Ul Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Muhammad Musa

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Billy Stanlake

Captain’s comments

Babar says batting first would not have been his choice, had he won the toss.

If we’d won the toss we would have bowled first. We have two debutants. We want them to play and have a chance on this wicket and the wicket is good for bowling. — Babar Azam

Finch says his decision reflects the moisture in the pitch which he wants to exploit.

There’s a little bit of moisture in the wicket so hopefully we can get the brand new ball to move around a bit and chase it down later on. There’s some stats that support that as well. We’ve just gone with the one spinner on this wicket. We think the extra spinner will be valuable. — Aaron Finch

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