Fakhar leads Pakistan to T20 tri-series title with win over Australia

Australia will aim to polish off glitches before the final against Pakistan

It is Pakistan's highest successful run chase in Twenty20 global cricket and their ninth successive series win in the shortest format of the game.

But the left-hander had played a pivotal role a match earlier against the home side with a 42-ball 46, ensuring captain Aaron Finch received the lion's share of the strike in their 223-run first-wicket stand, the biggest partnership in T20 global history.

Glenn Maxwell, the Australia allrounder, has admitted his apparent snub to Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed following Pakistan's victory in the triangular series final in Harare appeared to be an "unsportsmanlike" gesture, though he maintained it was a "genuine oversight".

Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan.

After taking two Pakistan wickets in the first four balls of the innings, Maxwell was smashed for 33 off his last two overs with Sarfraz among the batsmen to go after him. Rohit Sharma in 11th (up by two places) and captain Virat Kohli in 12th (down by four places) are the next highest-ranked India batsmen."This (ton in Manchester) is a very satisfying time for me".

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"After this tour we'll have a really, really close look at everything we're doing at the moment, including our leadership, which is such an incredibly high priority in Australian cricket", Langer said after Sunday's loss to Pakistan.

Their errors allowed Australia to get off to a flier, with Finch putting together a 95-run opening stand with D'Arcy Short.

"I thought we should've got up around 200", Finch said after the game. "Afridi has been part of the last two-three series, so we wanted to give him an opportunity, glad he did well". "We let them back into the game with bat and ball today". His presence at the top of the order has provided Pakistan with brisk starts.

Clarifying that the act was totally unintentional, Maxwell posted a message on social media and wrote, "Congrats to Pakistan on their win yesterday, Fakhar Zaman and Shoaib Malik were unstoppable".

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