Australia may have lost the T20 series against Pakistan, following the Super Over loss in the tied game, which pushed them below Ireland in the T20 rankings. Still, they have plenty to play for in the final T20 at Dubai on Monday.
Australia held their nerve to chase a stiff target of 245 against a quality bowling attack to clinch the Cool & Cool Cup 2012 2-1. The Aussies defeated Pakistan by 3 wickets with three overs to spare in what was an exciting Third and Final ODI at Sharjah.
Pakistan eased to a 7-wicket win in the Second ODI at Abu Dhabi against Australia. Chasing a competitive target of 249, Pakistan got home with as many as 38 balls to spare to level the 3-ODI Series 1-1.
Michael Hussey has withdrawn from Australia’s upcoming tour of Ireland and England citing family reasons. Cricket Australia has named Peter Forrest as his replacement. Australia are scheduled to play a one-off ODI against Ireland followed by a 5-ODI Series against England in June-July.