[caption id="attachment_820308" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-820308" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Finch-Maxwell_ICC-Twitter.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> While Aaron Finch missed out scoring his third consecutive ODI, his 90 and Glenn Maxwell s 71 guided Australia to 266/6 in the third ODI against Pakistan. @Twitter/ICC[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/aaron-finch/news/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Aaron Finch</a> fell 10 short of his third consecutive hundred but still took <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Australia</a> to 266-6 in the third one-day international against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pakistan</a> in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>The right-handed opener scored 90 off 136 balls with five boundaries and a six to anchor Australia -- who won the toss and opted to bat -- after light rain delayed the start by 15 minutes at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. (<a href="https://goo.gl/fKN1bm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><strong>Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd ODI: LIVE UPDATES</strong></a>) <p></p> <p></p>Finch, who scored 116 and 153 not out in Australia's eight wicket wins in the first two matches -- could have been the first Australian to score three hundreds in as many ODIs. <p></p> <p></p>Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara holds the record of most successive hundreds with four while nine other batsmen (none from Australia) have struck three consecutive hundreds in ODI cricket. <p></p> <p></p>Glenn Maxwell (55-ball 71 with eight boundaries and a six) gave the total its final touches. <p></p> <p></p>Finch holed out to leg-spinner Yasir Shah in the 42nd over but he had once again built the innings. <p></p> <p></p>Australia started shakily and lost opener Usman Khawaja off just the fifth ball, bowled for nought by Usman Shinwari. <p></p> <p></p>Junaid Khan dismissed Shaun Marsh for 14 to leave Australia struggling at 20-2 but Finch added 84 for the third wicket with Peter Handscomb (43-ball 47 with six boundaries) to help his team recover. <p></p> <p></p>Finch added another 36 with Marcus Stoinis (10) and 48 for the fifth wicket with Maxwell. <p></p> <p></p>Maxwell and Alex Carey (25 not out) put on quick 61 for the sixth wicket as Australia hit 90 in the last 10 overs. <p></p> <p></p>Australia, who lead the five-match series 2-0, brought in fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Jason Behrendorff to replace injured Jhye Richardson and Nathan Coulter-Nile. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/pakistan-vs-australia-2019-dislocated-shoulder-sends-jhye-richardson-home-from-uae-819060">Dislocated shoulder sends Jhye Richardson home from UAE</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan included Shinwari and Junaid in place of Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Abbas.