The Australian team found itself in the middle of another controversy following the T20 tri-series final against Pakistan in Harare on Sunday.
Pakistan romped to a six-wicket win over Australia with opener Fakhar Zaman hitting 91 as the men in green chased down 184.
It was a fine effort from Pakistan in the chase after they lost two wickets in the first over bowled by Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.
However, Zaman and veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik (43) saw the world No1 team past the finish line.
After the match got over, there was a moment of controversy.
As Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed went in to shake hands with the Aussie players, Maxwell was captured on camera failing to meet the Pakistan skipper’s extended hand.
There was no suggestion that it was a deliberate action but many on social media took exception to it.
See the link below and make your own judgment.
Shadab Khan made what is arguably the catch of the year in Pakistan’s T20 tri-series final against Australia as he laid out for a jaw-dropping one-handed snag to dismiss Alex Carey.
Australia finished their innings at 183 for 8, but Khan’s highlight catch helped limit the damage. On just his third ball faced, Carey rocketed a drive that looked like a sure boundary, only for Khan to spring into action and snare it at full horizontal stretch.
Check out the catch for yourself.
Pakistan are set to hand batsman Sahibzada Farhan his international debut in the T20 tri-series final against Australia in Harare on Sunday.
Speaking on the eve of the final, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said top-order batsman Farhan is the only change in the playing eleven.
“Farhan will be making his debut tomorrow and he will open in place of Haris Sohail. Hasan Ali is in the 12-man squad,” Sarfraz said.
Sohail made 16 and nought in two outings in the T20 tri-series.
Farhan has been in fine form in white-ball cricket since March. Playing for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League, Farhan scored a fine 44 from 33 balls opening the innings in the final in March at Karachi against Peshawar Zalmi, helping his side chase down 149 for the title.
In List A cricket, Farhan has hit 155 and 73 in his last four matches.