Karachi: The two cricketing giants are all set to take on each other in the third and the deciding ODI of the three match series, currently leveled with 1-1, between Pakistan and Australia to be played today in Sharjah. The all important and crucial match will commence at 7:00pm to be telecast live on Ten Sports and PTV Sports.
The worry for Pakistan is the unconfirmed availability of Super Star Shahid Afridi who is not sure to represent the National side in the decider, the battle of nerves actually.
Afridi is yet to go fitness Tests today which will decide his availability in the crunch final and even if he is back, Pakistan may go with 4 spinners, leaving Sohail Tanvir out. However, the sources say that he feels fit now and is much likely to step in for the ultimate encounter.
The facts and figures speaks that if Pakistan win tomorrow it will be their first ODI bilateral series win against Australia in 10 years, the last they achieved the honor in a winter series played in Australia that included two matches under the roof of Melbourne’s Docklands stadium.
The player to watch in today’s match is Saeed Ajmal, the spinner who has left the Aussies clueless in last both matches taking 7 for 62 from 20 overs so far in this series. In the past 12 months, Saeed Ajmal has taken 44 wickets at an average of 20.38.
Earlier, Pakistan was beaten in the first match of the Series by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) while the green shirts undone the Aussies in the second match by seven wickets with a marvelous 97 runs innings by Nasir Jamshed.