Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
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Maxwell powers Australia to T20 win in Harare

Maxwell powers Australia to T20 win in Harare

India beat England by 2-1 to win the three-match series while Pakistan edged Australia in the final to lift the tri-series title. Zaman, who Finch had called "a real thorn in our side" before the final, slammed a career-best 91 in just 46 balls in the final, his blitz helping Pakistan cross Australia's 183/8 with four balls in hand.

When the final ball of the tri-series was bowled, Fakhar had scored the most runs, 278, in a T20I series for Pakistan with scores of 61 off 40 balls, 6 off 11, 47 off 38, 73 off 42 and 91 off 45 balls - the last of which is his highest T20 score, a performance that he saved for the final against Australia. The side has been extremely dominant, defeating Pakistan by 9 wickets, followed by a 100-run over Zimbabwe.

Continuing with his fabulous form this season, Zaman became the highest run scorer in T20I in 2018 and also crossed the 500-run mark, joining the likes of Virat Kohli and Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad.

Speaking exclusively to, Fakhar said PSL played an important part in growing him as a player.

Finch, the new Australia T20I captain, had a remarkable run during the tournament in Zimbabwe, scoring 68*, 172 - a world record in the format, 16, 3 and 47.

Despite winning the T20I series, India gained just a solitary point from their 2-1 win whereas England gained two points and now occupy the fourth spot.

Zimbabwe was not able to salvage some pride when it lost it's final triangular series match against Australia by wickets at the Harare Sports Club today.

Finch, Zaman, and KL Rahul replaced an injured Babar Azam, Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell in the top three spots.

Zimbabwe had enjoyed early success, dismissing Australian openers Aaron Finch and Alex Carey inside the first five overs.

No wonder he moved up 44 spots on the table to reach No 2 with 842 points, also the best in his short global career so far.

Short has broken into the top 10 for the first time in his career in 10th position, moving up 18 places. He ended with a career-best 581 points and the 25th place on the table.

Australia's D'Arcy Short, Jason Roy of England and Solomon Mire also achieved career-best rankings following the latest update.

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