Finch rises to the top of T20I rankings

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"Well done to Pakistan on winning the T20 series final against Australia", Kaif tweeted.

Australia and Pakistan had already qualified for Sunday's final after both won three matches each.

"He's been brilliant. Finchy and I spoke privately yesterday and I told him he's done a great job at the top of the order", Langer said.

It is believed that Maxwell and Sarfraz were involved in numerous verbal exchanges during the course of Pakistan's victory, namely when the captain was batting during a successful chase. The others who garnered career-best rankings following the two series were Jason Roy (No. 15 with 641 points), Jos Buttler (No. 17 with 614 points) and Zimbabwe's Solomon Mire, who rose a staggering 202 spots to 25th place on the table.

"We'll look at everything to make sure we keep flying forward, as is the expectation of the Australian cricket team".

The match turned out to be very interesting.

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (w), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Jack Wildermuth, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Swepson, D Arcy Short, Kane Richardson.

Finch, who captained Australia to the final, touched the 900-point mark following his record-breaking knock of 172 (76b, 10x6, 16x4) against Zimbabwe in Harare on July 3.

Among the bowlers, legspinners Rashid Khan and Shadab Khan retained the top two positions but there were movements down the table. However, Shoaib Akhtar is the newest member to open up on the same and wants the Australian to apologise to the Pakistan skipper and the team.

Nic Maddinson, who managed scores of 5 and 2 in his first two global limited-overs games in almost five years on this tour, has been dropped.

World No 1 Pakistan chased down Australia's 184 with four balls remaining.

"I think Fakhar Zaman has been outstanding and a real thorn in our side".

"In T20 cricket a lot of the time it's the openers that set the tone, Fakhar is in good form".

Asaf Ali was unbeaten on 37 runs from 18 balls while Hussain Tallat and Shoaib Malik added 30 and 27 respectively as Pakistan raced to a competitive total of 194/7 in 20 overs.

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