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12:00 AM, April 01, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:04 AM, April 01, 2019

Australia sweep series

World champions Australia completed a 5-0 whitewash over Pakistan with a clinical 20-run win in the fifth and final one-day international despite a brilliant hundred from Haris Sohail in Dubai on Sunday.

Sohail scored a 129-ball 130 for his second ODI hundred but failed to take Pakistan past Australia's imposing 327-7, finishing at 307-7 in 50 overs.

Australia's total was built around Usman Khawaja's 98 and a fiery 33-ball 70 by Glenn Maxwell coupled with Shaun Marsh's 61 and skipper Aaron Finch's 53 in a dominating batting show.

The series win gives Australia an eighth straight ODI victory following their 3-2 series win in India after losing the first two matches.

Man of the match Maxwell's ten fours and three sixes helped Australia get 107 runs off the last ten overs, seeing them over the line. 

SCORES IN BRIEF:

AUSTRALIA: 327 for 7 (Khawaja 98, Finch 53, Marsh 61, Maxwell 70; Shinawri 4-49, Junaid 3-73)

PAKISTAN: 307 for 7 in 50 overs (Masood 50, Sohail 130, Wasim 50 not out; Behrendorff 3-63)

Result: Australia won by 20 runs and win the five-match series 5-0.

Player-of-the-match: Glenn Maxwell

Player-of-the-series: Aaron Finch

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