A close loss to Australia made two centuries valueless to Pakistan on the fourth ODI of 5 match series in Dubai. Abid Ali and Mohammad Rizwan are the men to regret to this massive issue.
Australia won the fourth ODI too
Accordingly, Australia won the fourth ODI too and made the series to 4-0 on the eve of ICC World Cup-19. To batting first Australia scored 277 runs. Openers Usman Khawaja and Aron Finch scored 56 runs together. However, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb and Marcus Stoinis returned early and Australia was under pressure.
Then Usman Khawaja and Glenn Maxwell steer the team well. Though scoring 62 runs with 6 fours Usman Khawaja surrendered to Yasir Shah but Glenn Maxwell missed his another century for two runs only. His 98 runs inning has 9 fours and 3 sixes and brought Australia a total of 277 runs as well.
To the target of 278 runs, Pakistan lost their opener Shan Masood with a duck then Haris Sohail scored 25 runs before return to the pavilion. Another opener Abid Ali and Mohammad Rizwan picked 140 runs partnership and both picked their centuries. Despite two century came in Dubai to Pakistan inning but that couldn’t resist the loss due to the hurry of the best batsmen of their inning. Pakistan ends in 271 runs and lost by 6 runs.
Two centuries isn’t enough to save a match
Therefore, Two centuries isn’t enough to save a match in the new era of cricket. However, Mohammad Rizwan, the 26 years old right-hander batsman picked his second century on the current series and his career today, the 104 runs inning came from 102 balls with 9 fours and a six as well. On the other hand, Abid Ali picked his debut century on the debut match only. He scored 112 runs from 119 balls with 9 fours too. Both can regret their contribution as they lost the match.
Therefore, A close loss to Australia made two centuries valueless to Pakistan on the fourth ODI of 5 match series in Dubai. Hope this duo will do well in the ICC World Cup-19.