Australia vs Pakistan | Collapse of the higher order | Aaron Finch | Travis head


Australia’s stick fell apart at the start of the third one-day international match against Pakistan in Lahore.

After being sent to bat by Pakistani captain Babar Azam, opening hitters Travis Head and Aaron Finch were both dismissed without scoring.

Head’s sending off was the worst possible start to the game for the visitors, coming off the ball first ever.

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Finch fell to third ball from second over, leaving Australia 2-0.

It became 3-6 when Marnus Labuschagne left for 4.

Shaheen Shah Afridi fired Head, while opening partner Haris Rauf took the wickets from Finch and Labuschagne.

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It is only the second time in one-day international history that both Australian openers have been sent off without scoring.

The only previous instance came in 2006 against South Africa in Brisbane, when Adam Gilchrist and Simon Katich were dismissed without scoring.

Finch’s second straight duck means he finishes with just 23 points over the three games.

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