[caption id="attachment_819351" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-819351" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Mohammad-Rizwan_Twitter-Cricket-Australia-1.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="407" /> Australian have chased down a target of 280 or more and Rizwan feels Pakistan were 15-20 runs short on both occasions. @ Twitter/Cricket Australia[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a> coach Mickey Arthur had stated that the ODI series against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> would be used primarily to test their bench strength ahead of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">World Cup</a>. In the two ODIs, the hosts posted competitive totals. While allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/haris-sohail/">Haris Sohail</a> brought up a well compiled century in the first match, young <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mohammad-rizwan/">Mohammad Rizwan</a> scored his maiden ODI ton in the second match of the bilateral series. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/2nd-odi-pakistan-vs-australia-aaron-finch-153-takes-australia-to-2-0-lead-819053">Aaron Finch 153* takes Australia to 2-0 lead</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Both centuries were cancelled by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/aaron-finch/news/">Aaron Finch</a> as the Australian captain s back-to-back centuries, most recent coming on Sunday, gave Australia a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. <p></p> <p></p>Talking about his maiden century in the 50-over format, Rizwan said: As a player whenever you perform you feel happy even if it is at the club level. A century is a century, be it at the club level or international stage. I am happy for this opportunity because, as you all know, I have often come out to bat sometimes six down or even below. Today I have got the opportunity and I have fully utilised it and I hope it will help me. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/selectors-will-have-a-massive-headache-to-pick-the-australia-icc-world-cup-2019-squad-nathan-lyon-819180">Selectors will have a massive headache to pick the World Cup squad: Nathan Lyon</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Australian have chased down a target of 280 or more and Rizwan feels Pakistan were 15-20 runs short on both occasions. "I think we were 15-20 runs short. Our team is doing their best effort, and it took Australia 48 overs to chase, so in the next match we will score these additional 15-20 runs," the 26-year-old Rizwan explained. <p></p> <p></p>"We are using the bench-strength players, because if they do well then they will find suitable players for the World Cup. So, it's a test for the players. The side comprises relatively inexperienced international players but an opportunity to learn and come good." <p></p> <p></p>Both teams next face each other in the third ODI on Wednesday, March 27.