Pakistan win T20 tri-series final against Australia

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He had also scored 84 runs in the one-off T20I against England.

"I wanted to finish the game in 18 overs and I know I could have scored the century but I wanted to finish the game early".

Speaking exclusively to Geo.tv, Fakhar said PSL played an important part in growing him as a player.

Captain Aaron Finch received some consolation after Australia's defeat in the tri series final against Pakistan, with news that he'd become the highest rated worldwide T20 player since the format began.

Australia coach Justin Langer has hinted that the current T20I skipper Aaron Finch is likely to be appointed as the captain of the one-day global (ODI) team as well.

Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman moved to second place in the Twenty20 rankings for batsmen following his solid performance in the tri-series in Zimbabwe. He dipped from there, but 6 and 19 in the next two games ensured he was up nine spots since the last update at 812 points.

Finch too found some terrific touch in the African nation, taking his global T20 run tally past 400 with his mammoth 172 against Zimbabwe, before coming back to earth with scores of 3 and 16 in Australia's last two games.


Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan.

Batting first, Australia put up a total of 187 runs with the help of opener D'Arcy Short's 76 runs off 46 balls.

Finch, Zaman, and KL Rahul replaced an injured Babar Azam, Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell in the top three spots.

Mire started the tri-series with a big reputation but not much in terms of numbers in T20I cricket, but nearly single-handedly kept Zimbabwe hoping for a spot in the final with two magnificent innings.

In-form India batsman Lokesh Rahul has jumped nine places to reach a career-high third spot in the latest ICC T20 rankings while his team has gained a place to be second in the team standings following the series win against England.

He started slowly with 27 and 28 in the first two games but then slammed 94 - Zimbabwe's best in the format - and 63 in the last two to rise an incredible 202 places in the rankings. The standing, a career-best number for him, takes him to 690 points, also a career high.

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