Babar Azam hits hat-trick against Australia

By: News Desk
Published: 02:43 PM, 2 Apr, 2022
Babar Azam hits hat-trick against Australia
Caption: Pakistan's captain Babar Azam and his Australian counterpart Aaron Finch watch the coin during the toss before the start of the one-day international (ODI) cricket match.–AFP
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Pakistani skipper Babar Azam hit a hat-trick against Australia as he won the third consecutive toss in the three-match one-day series and on all three occasions decided to bowl first.

Also on Saturday, Babar Azam won the toss again and invited Australia to bat first in the third and decisive one-dayer being played at Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Pakistan has made one change to its team that won the second one-dayer against the visitors with Asif Ali replacing Saud Shakeel.

Australia have confirmed they'll be making one change with Jason Behrendorff, the left-arm quick, coming in for Mitchell Swepson.

TEAMS

Pakistan 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Asif Ali, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Khushdil Shah, 8 Mohammad Wasim, 9 Haris Rauf, 10 Zahid Mahmood, 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi

Australia 1 Travis Head, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Ben McDermott, 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Alex Carey (wk), 7 Cameron Green, 8 Sean Abbott, 9 Nathan Ellis, 10 Jason Behrendorff, 11 Adam Zampa