Pakistan on Thursday couldn't stop Australian captain Steve Smith from inspiring his team to a seven-wicket victory over the visitors in third of the five-match ODI series in Perth.
The win once again put Australia in the lead against stand-in captain Mohammad Hafeez-led Pakistan team.
With two matches left and Australia 2-1 up after three matches, former Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis took to Twitter to tell Men in Green "it's not over yet".
In every mistake there is potential for growth.Learn from your mistakes and move on #PakvAust it's not over yet !!— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) January 20, 2017
Meanwhile, world's fastest bowler ever Shoaib Akhtar was also watching the encounter with sheer attention. His analysis at the end of the match was:
Our batsmen fumbled on a dodo pitch. It was a 300 plus strip. Perhaps dey were playing d Perth reputation dan d actual pitch. #shoaibspeaks— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 19, 2017
Junaid shud have opened d bowling instead of spinner Hafeez. Plus we were too defensive. Need to buck up. #shoaibspeaks— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 19, 2017
Pakistan broke a few records when they beat Australia in Melbourne last Sunday in the second ODI, however, after the third match, the tourists' stand-in wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan was able to write his name in the record books for an unusual feat.
STAT: Mohammad Rizwan has become first Pakistan wicket-keeper ever to take 10 catches in a bilateral ODI series. #AusvPak— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) January 19, 2017
Moreover, Pakistan received a good news for the fourth match too. Full-time ODI captain Azhar Ali will be available for the fourth ODI after recuperating from his hamstring injury he incurred in the first match.
Other important tweets worth mentioning:
Junaid Khan'a no ball was first time any bowler overstepped in the series and it has cost Pakistan a wicket. #AusvPak— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) January 19, 2017
We didn't make good use of last 10 overs, strike rates must improve, good luck to bowlers, Try hard. #AUSVPAK— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) January 19, 2017
Mohammad Hafeez is first spin bowler to deliver first over of the innings in any international match in Perth. #AusvPak— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) January 19, 2017
Seven years. 60 ODIs. Batting average 24.74. No fifty in last ten innings. How many more chances for Asad Shafiq? #AusvPak— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) January 19, 2017
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