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Back-to-back tons from Babar Azam and a big batting failure in the third match has seen a severely depleted Australian side go down 2-1 in the ODI series against Pakistan.

Here’s how every Australian performed in the three-match series.

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AARON FINCH — 1.5

23 runs at 7.66, HS 23, SR 57.50

Another poor series from the Australian white ball captain, whose position at the top of the order will come under intense scrutiny. After scoring 23 in the first ODI, he faced just four balls in the final two matches and made a pair of ducks. He looked out of sorts opening the batting and will need to dig deep to rediscover some form.

TRAVIS HEAD — 9

190 runs at 63.33, HS 101, SR 132.86

The series ended on a sour note — he was out first ball of the third ODI — but this was a strong performance from Head in his first ODI series since 2018. The left-hander blasted 101 from 72 balls in his first game back and was player-of-the-match in Australia’s only win. He followed that up with 89 from 70 in the second match, forming one half of a 162-run partnership with Ben McDermott. Should selectors look to replace Finch, Head has done his case no harm.

BEN MCDERMOTT – 9

195 runs at 65.00, HS 104, SR 85.52

McDermott was one of Australia’s most consistent performers in the series, passing 35 in all three innings including a maiden ODI century in the second match. The century came under some pressure too given he came to the crease for the fourth ball of the innings after the early loss of Finch.

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MARNUS LABUSCHAGNE – 4.5

88 runs at 29.33, HS 59, SR 93.61

A relatively quiet series for the gun right-hander. Labuschagne made a handy 59 from 49 balls in the second ODI but otherwise failed to make his mark against Pakistan. He’d be particularly disappointed to have contributed to Australia’s big collapse in the third ODI with his early wicket leaving Australia at 3-6.

MARCUS STOINIS – 6.5

94 runs at 31.33, HS 49, SR 100.00

One wicket at 32.00, BBI 1-23, economy 5.33

It was a mixed bag with the bat for Stoinis. The all-rounder provided a handy boost in the second ODI with his 49 off 33 balls late in the innings. It was an acceleration he failed to provide in matches one and three, in which he laboured towards middling totals. Didn’t take on a big load with the ball, but he was economical across the first two matches.

ALEX CAREY – 4

65 runs at 21.66, HS 56, SR 86.66

Missed out in the first two matches with single digit scores. He was a sole shining light with the bat in the trainwreck third ODI, however, in which he made 56 from 61 balls after a big top-order collapse. Australia needed him to bat with the tail for longer, although it’s unlikely that a matchwinning total could have been salvaged.

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CAMERON GREEN — 4

79 runs at 39.50, HS 40*, SR 89.77

No wickets, economy 6.00

A quiet series for Green. He performed well in the first ODI with a quickfire, unbeaten 40 but struggled to find his feet in the final two matches. The all-rounder couldn’t find a breakthrough with the ball but remained relatively economical, being hit for a run-a-ball.

SEAN ABBOTT — 5.5

91 runs at 30.33, HS 49, SR 140.00

One wicket at 125.00, BBI 1-36, economy 6.57

This was a strong showing with the bat from Abbott, who was consistently Australia’s most explosive batter with the possible exception of Head. Abbott provided handy, lower-order contributions in all three matches and struck at an impressive 140.00. He somewhat struggled with the ball, however, taking just one wicket from his 19 overs while he was Australia’s most expensive bowler.

NATHAN ELLIS — 5

Three wickets at 46.66, BBI 1-36, economy 6.08

It was a workmanlike performance from Ellis who found some rare success for Australia’s quicks. Of Australia’s 15 wickets this series, all but five were taken by spinners. Ellis was responsible for three of those while he took a wicket in every match.

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ADAM ZAMPA – 7

Six wickets at 26.50, BBI 4-38, economy 5.48

It should come as little surprise by this point, but Zampa once again led the way for Australia with the ball. Eight other Australians combined for nine wickets against Pakistan. Zampa took six alone, while he was more economical than all of Australia’s quicks, apart from Stoinis, despite bowling leg-spin. It should be said that Zampa did most of the damage with his 4-38 in the first ODI, while he was less successful in the final two matches.

JASON BEHRENDORFF — 2.5

No wickets, economy 5.66

Behrendorff played just the one match but after Australia was rolled for 210, he had a mountain to climb with the ball. He finished his nine overs with a tidy 0-51 but Australia desperately needed wickets to stand any chance. Given it’s a mark for the entire series, Behrendorff can’t score much higher.

MITCHELL SWEPSON — 4

Two wickets at 51.50, BBI 2-53, economy 6.30

The leg-spinner played his first two ODIs in the series. He started strongly with 2-53 in his maiden innings, including the big wicket of Babar Azam for 57 as Australia claimed a 1-0 lead. Swepson couldn’t back up that performance in the second ODI as Australia failed to defend 348 while he was replaced by Behrendorff for the final match.

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