AUSvsPAK, 3rd ODI: Australia overpower Pakistan to clinch ODI series

Faf du Plessis is one of those who has previously been found guilty of ball-tampering

Australia won the first two matches by identical margins of eight wickets - both in Sharjah - and continued their dominance of a depleted Pakistan side who rested six of their key players in a surprise move, two months before the World Cup.

It's a remarkable renaissance moment for Finch - in the space of five days, he has gone from captain on the cusp of losing his spot to being a dead cert to open in Australia's World Cup defence.

But Arthur said there would be no debuts in the third ODI in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, meaning opener Abid Ali and middle-order batsman Saad Ali will have to wait.

Leg spinner Adam Zampa hurried through the Pakistan tail enders with career-best figures of 4-43 to bowl out the home team for 186 in 44.4 overs.

"We always get castigated for not trying new players and now we are getting castigated for giving opportunities to new players", Arthur was quoted as saying in a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) press release. They will have to win all the three remaining three matches to claim the series.

Finch said he believed the form of the top-order batsmen meant they could go about the innings with confidence and goal, and hopefully post an above-par total.

Australia started shakily and lost opener in-form Usman Khawaja off just the fifth ball, bowled for a duck by Usman Shinwari.

Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara holds the record of most successive hundreds with four while nine other batsmen have struck three consecutive hundreds in ODI cricket.

Pakistan will face Australia for their fourth ODI in Dubai on March 29.

Glenn Maxwell added 71 from 55 balls as Australia finished on 266-6, before Pat Cummins took 3-24 to help seal an 80-run win and an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-game series.

Maxwell and Alex Carey (25 not out) put on a quick 61 for the sixth wicket as Australia hit 90 in the last 10 overs.

Richardson's WA and Australia team-mate Nathan Coulter-Nile suffered a similar right shoulder dislocation in a BBL game on December 21 in 2015.

Pakistan have made two changes, bringing in fast bowlers Junaid Khan and Usman Shinwari to replace Mohammad Abbas and Faheem Ashraf.

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