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Pakistan take on Australia in third ODI tomorrow

PERTH: The third one-day international between Pakistan and Australia will be played at Perth on Thursday (tomorrow), ARY News reported.

The five-match ODI series between the two sides has been level at 1-1.

Australia had won the first game at Brisbane by 92 runs. Pakistan made a comeback in the series and won the second fixture at Melbourne by six wickets.

Captain Azhar Ali, who suffered an injury in the first ODI, will not be part of Pakistan’s playing XI and Mohammad Hafeez will lead the visitors in the third match.

Pakistan is likely to play with the same playing XI.

The Australian side is dealing with injuries of their own. Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Marsh have been ruled out of the third ODI.

Peter Handscomb and Billy Stanlake will fill in Starc and Marsh’s place in the team.

Pakistan has played 18 matches against all teams at Perth and won nine of them. They have played six games against Australia at the stadium and won in four matches.

The two sides will face each other at Perth after a span of six years and Pakistan have not won a game at Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) since 12 years.

Inzamam-ul-Haq had led Pakistan to victory at Perth in 2005 last time.



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