In the fifth and the final ODI at the Dubai Sports City, Pakistan faced a series whitewash at the hands of Australia. First of all, putting Australia into bat first couldn't work for Pakistan as the Kangaroos scored a massive total of 327-7 in their 50 overs.
Usman Khawaja got out once again in the 90s and Glenn Maxwell continued his sublime form. However, when the men in green came out to bat, the top order was quite aware of the situation and they worked extremely hard to set a platform for the upcoming batters.
When Haris Sohail and Umar Akmal were founding a significant partnership, Saad Ali and Imad Wasim were waiting to finish things off for Pakistan. Umar Akmal got out when Pakistan needed 90 runs off 63 balls. After Umar Akmal got out, Haris Sohail too followed him in the next over and the lower order was left with too much to achieve.
However, sending Umar Akmal before Saad Ali in the 23rd over of the innings raised many eyebrows. Saad Ali plays better when the run-rate is under control and Umar Akmal scoring 43 off 44 balls didn't help Pakistan at all. It was the same situation as the previous game where few of the key decisions taken in the batting order cost Pakistan big time.