2 May 2009

Australia seal series with eight-wicket thumping of Pakistan

8:52 am on 2 May 2009

The Australian cricketers have beaten Pakistan by eight wickets in Abu Dhabi to seal the five-match one day series 3-1.

A maiden five-wicket haul by Doug Bollinger and a century from captain Michael Clarke powered Australia to the massive win.

The paceman took five for 35 in his second ODI as Pakistan were bowled out for 197 in the 49th over after electing to bat first in the fourth game.

Skipper Clarke then made 100 not out, his fourth ODI century, sharing an undefeated stand of 197 for the third wicket with opener Shane Watson (85 not out), as Australia cruised home with 34 balls to spare.