Australia beat UAE by seven wickets in One-off T20I

WION Web Team Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates Oct 22, 2018, 10.05 PM(IST)

File photo of D'Arcy Short. Photograph:( AFP )

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Short slammed 68 runs in 53 balls which included eight boundaries while chasing a modest target of 118 runs. 

Opener D'Arcy Short hit an unbeaten half-century to help Australia register a seven-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a one-off Twenty20 International in Abu Dhabi.

Short slammed 68 runs in 53 balls which included eight boundaries while chasing a modest target of 118 runs. 

After winning the toss, UAE opted to bat first but were restricted to 117 for the loss of six wickets. 

Short overcame the loss of skipper Aaron Finch (one) and Chris Lynn (20). The 23-year-old was adjudged man of the match for his match-winning knock.

The home team got off to a poor start, losing Ashfaq Ahmed for a duck in the first over of the match. Skipper Rohan Mustafa, too walked back without scoring.

Australia will now play a three-match T20I series against Pakistan scheduled to start from October 24. 

The first match will be played in Abu Dhabi while the second and third T20Is will be played on October 26 and 28 in Dubai respectively.