HARARE: Australia gained the toss and opted to bowl in opposition to Pakistan in a dead-rubber ‘rehearsal’ contest in advance of the final of the Twenty20 tri-series being played in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Pakistan knocked Zimbabwe out of the tri-series in a carefully-fought stumble upon on Wednesday, beating the hosts by using seven wickets and putting in place a very last date with Australia on Sunday, July 8.
Australia have received both their video games inside the collection and look confident under the management of Aaron Finch, who smashed his own document for the highest person T20I score via hitting 172 towards Zimbabwe.
Pakistan outclassed hosts Zimbabwe inside the collection opener, however succumbed to a defeat by way of Australia in their second suit before regaining shape and beating Zimbabwe once more the previous day.
Opener Fakhar Zaman pinnacle-scored for Pakistan with forty seven before captain Sarfraz Ahmed overcame a lively Zimbabwean fightback and noticed his side home with an unbeaten 38.
Pakistan will face Australia again in Sunday´s final.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan
Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), D Arcy brief, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake