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After three straight one-sided ODIs, there were fears of a fourth straight such game. This time, though, it looked like Australia would be on the end of it, sitting in a precarious position with the bat and then getting carted around as they looked to defend 277.

With the series sponsored by Head and Shoulders, Pakistan need to wash off their tendency to botch chases. Their dandruff is grasping defeat from the jaws of victory, which they did to a tee in the fourth ODI. It was the first time in ODI history that a chase of under 280 was unsuccessful with two centurions, and now puts the Pakistanis at risk of a 5-0 whitewash. Can they get it right this time and salvage some pride?

Australia were nowhere near perfect two days ago. However, they delivered when they needed to in the key moments. Usman Khawaja started slowly, but found his touch nicely, which was then followed by a magnificent partnership from Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey. However, even with the series wrapped up, Australia would like to see more from Shaun Marsh (if picked) and Marcus Stoinis, who have had an underwhelming few matches. Will they Aussies pick up their first 5-0 ODI series win since 2012/13?

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Key to a Pakistan win

Pakistan’s opening woes have hurt them this series, but Abid Ali shone through the rubble. His superb century on debut should have been enough to deliver victory, but what it has done is keep the incumbents on their toes. He announced himself on the ODI stage with fine strokeplay, and he will be key again. If Imam-ul-Haq has recovered sufficiently from illness, you feel Shan Masood will be the one to make way, which puts onus on those two to provide a solid start for Pakistan. With Haris Sohail and Mohammad Rizwan having their good moments this series, Pakistan have it in them to set a platform. However, who will finish it off? Umar Akmal continues to frustrate, and Saad Ali needs to prove himself at this level. So, that aspect of Pakistan’s game remains to be seen.

Also, like their batting, Pakistan had both good and bad moments with the ball. They didn’t give Australia much in the powerplay overs last match, and then backed it up with some fine middle overs bowling, led by spinners Imad Wasim and Yasir Shah. The template for success is there, but they need to take their chances when they arise, after a dropped catch from Mohammad Rizwan off Glenn Maxwell when on 10 proved mighty costly. Can Pakistan start well, getting the better of the openers, and then work their way through Australia’s middle order as they have done in the last two ODIs? However, this time, can they finish the job?

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Image credit: AFP. Pakistan vs Australia 5th ODI Preview – Can Abid Ali build on his debut century?

Key to an Australia win

There is no such thing as a dead rubber in a World Cup year. Australia’s fourth successive series win across formats is well and truly sealed. However, there are aspects of their game they’d like to get right in the final match. Shaun Marsh has had an underwhelming few games, and with competition for places very high, he needs to play a big innings to propel Australia to a strong score. Similar applies to Marcus Stoinis, who is perhaps under less pressure given his bowling ability, but he needs to tighten up against spin. If Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja can provide another strong start, then Australia have it in them to build on it, with Glenn Maxwell, playing in his 100th ODI today, to polish the job.

Also, can Australia get the better of Pakistan’s batsmen one final time? They weren’t able to scythe through Pakistan in the fourth ODI as they were when Pat Cummins was playing, which then put them at big risk of defeat. So, the onus is on the likes of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Kane Richardson to deliver early wickets for the Aussies, especially with Abid Ali, Haris Sohail and Mohammad Rizwan all in good touch. With Pakistan possessing a shaky middle order, the Aussies can then turn to the spinners to build further pressure in the middle overs, making it very difficult for Pakistan to launch effectively in the death overs.

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Image credit: Getty Images. Pakistan vs Australia 5th ODI Preview – Glenn Maxwell is set to play his 100th ODI.

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One change for Pakistan could be Imam-ul-Haq for Shan Masood, who has had a poor series. With Mohammad Hasnain getting into the wickets for the first time in his ODI career, Pakistan would be wise to give him another chance to build on that.

Pakistan: 1. Imam-ul-Haq, 2. Abid Ali, 3. Haris Sohail, 4. Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5. Umar Akmal, 6. Saad Ali, 7. Imad Wasim (c), 8. Yasir Shah, 9. Junaid Khan, 10. Usman Khan Shinwari, 11. Mohammad Hasnain

Ashton Turner has been waiting his turn all series, and he could be given a game. Shaun Marsh could possibly be the one to make way if Australia choose to play Turner.

Australia: 1. Usman Khawaja, 2. Aaron Finch (c), 3. Peter Handscomb, 4. Shaun Marsh/Ashton Turner, 5. Marcus Stoinis, 6. Glenn Maxwell, 7. Alex Carey (wk), 8. Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9. Nathan Lyon, 10. Kane Richardson, 11. Adam Zampa

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Match Prediction

Both sides are without key players in this match.

However, there is no doubt Australia have coped better. Pakistan will again have their moments, but Australia have the confidence and ability to close out the game.

Australia to win and make it 5-0.

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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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