Australia lead the three-match series 2-0 © Getty Images
Australia lead the three-match series 2-0 © Getty Images

Oct 12, 2014

Pakistan take on Australia in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Having already lost the first two matches of their three-match series, Pakistan’s pride will be at stake as they have not been able to match their opponents from Down Under.

Under-pressure Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq vowed to fight on despite losing the one-day series against Australia, insisting he has not thought about relinquishing the captaincy. Pakistan went down by five wickets in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday, handing Australia an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

The defeat added further pressure on the embattled Pakistan captain as former greats demanded Misbah be sacked. The Pakistan Cricket Board appointed Misbah as one-day captain until the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February-March next year. According to AFP, Asked if he was thinking of standing down, Misbah said: “I have not thought about the captaincy. I will fight on.”


Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi, Raza Hasan, Mohammad Hafeez,Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Umar Amin, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Irfan, Anwar Ali, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan.

Australia: George Bailey(c), James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin (wk), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Sean Abbott.

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