| Shane Watson (right) and David Warner during the final Twenty20 match against Pakistan, in Dubai, on Monday. (AFP) |
Dubai: Australia brought Pakistan down to earth with a thumping 94-run defeat in the third and final Twenty20 International at Dubai Stadium here on Monday.
Chasing a daunting 169-run target, Pakistan were all out for 74 — the joint lowest by a Test playing country in all Twenty20s — for their biggest defeat in the history of the shortest form of the game.
Only Nasir Jamshed (17), Yasir Arafat (15) and Abdul Razzaq (13) could reach double figures as Australian paceman Mitchell Starc (3/11) and Pat Cummins (3/15) ran through the Pakistan batting line-up.
Pakistan, who won the first match by seven wickets and the second in the super over, never looked the same side as they lost wickets at regular intervals, the first five falling by the sixth over with the score on 19.
Earlier Warner made a 34-ball 59 with six sixes and a four and Watson hammered five sixes and a boundary during his 32-ball 47 to put on Australia's best opening stand of 111 in all T20s after they were put into bat.