Skipper Aaron Finch fell 10 short of his third consecutive hundred but still took Australia to 266 for six in the third ODI against Pakistan here on Wednesday.
The right-handed opener scored 90 off 136 balls with five boundaries and a six to anchor Australia.
Finch, who scored 116 and 153 not out in Australia’s eight wicket wins in the first two matches — could have been the first Australian to score three hundreds in as many ODIs.
Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara holds the record of most successive hundreds with four while nine other batsmen have struck three consecutive hundreds in ODI cricket.
The scores: Australia 266 for six in 50 overs (A. Finch 90, G. Maxwell 71, P. Handscomb 47) vs. Pakistan.