Ton-up Warner puts Australia in commanding position
ADELAIDE (/ AFP) – David Warner has put Australia in a commanding position by thrashing Pakistan bowling attack in the fifth and final one-day international (ODI) at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Warner completed his blistering ton in 78 balls with 11 fours and two sixes.
David Warner in not out on 129 (15×4, 2×6) off 98 balls with Travis Head, who has also completed his fifty and is playing at 74 (7×4, 1×6) runs.
Australia are 207/0 in 32 overs.
Earlier, Australian captain Steve Smith won the toss and chose to bat.
The home side lead the series 3-1 after winning in Sydney on Sunday to wrap up the series.
Australia made one change from Sunday, resting opening batsman Usman Khawaja and bringing in all-rounder James Faulkner.
Travis Head will open the batting for the home side.
Pakistan have recalled pace bowler Wahab Riaz, with left arm spinner Imad Wasim missing out.
Pakistan: Azhar Ali (capt), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali.
Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith (capt), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Umpires: Simon Fry (AUS) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND).
Third umpire: Chris Gaffaney (NZL).
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL).