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Australia crush Pakistan to sweep ODI series

03:53 PM | 22 Jan, 2017
Australia crush Pakistan to sweep ODI series
SYDNEY - Australia have clinched the five-match ODI series against Pakistan after winning the fourth match by 86 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Opening batsman David Warner continued his hot run of form when he made 130 to lead Australia to 353/6. It was Warner's sixth century in his last 11 innings in Sydney, including his hundred before lunch in the third Test against Pakistan in January.

It was also his fifth century in 13 ODIs innings this season, matching Matthew Hayden's Australian record.


After combining in a 92-run opening partnership with Usman Khawaja (30), Warner added 120 with captain Steve Smith (49) for Australia's second wicket to set the tone of the innings.

Warner and Smith were out within two balls of each other in the same over bowled by Hasan Ali as Australia's innings briefly faltered and it slipped from 212/1 to 213/3.

But Travis Head (51) and Glenn Maxwell (78) then added a century partnership from 63 balls to restore Australia's momentum.

Maxwell was out to the last ball of the innings after reaching his half century from 34 balls and taking his 78 runs from only 44 deliveries with 10 fours and a six.

Pakistan, on the other hand, could not achieve the target despite a tough fight.

Hasan Ali picked up five wickets.
Hasan Ali picked up five wickets.

Facing a daunting run chase against an Australian attack refreshed by the return of paceman Mitchell Starc and leg-spinner Adam Zampa, Pakistan lost all the wickets at 267.


Pakistan will play the final match against Australia at Adelaide on Thursday.


Australia XI: Warner, Khawaja, Smith (c), Head, Handscomb, Maxwell, Wade (wk), Starc, Cummins, Zampa, Hazlewood.

Pakistan XI: Azhar (c), Sharjeel, Babar, Hafeez, Malik, Akmal, Rizwan (wk), Imad, Amir, Hasan, Junaid

Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZL) and Mick Martell (AUS)

Third umpire: Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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