Australia’s captain Aaron Finch in action against New Zealand during their fourth Twenty20I in Wellington on Friday. Agence France-Presse
Leg spinner Sodhi came into the match as the leading wicket-taker in the series with 10 at an average of 18 and improved to 13 at 11.8, taking 3-24 as Australia was held 142-8 after choosing to bat on winning the toss.
'We did discuss (pulling out of the tour) but then finally decided to say no to this option because when you invest this much time on this, then you have got to give it a shot,' Misbah said in an online news conference on Friday.
Australia finally ended their jinx by winning the elusive T20 World Cup title in the seventh attempt. This was the only silverware, which was missing from their trophy-laden cabinet. Before this, they had come closest to lifting the crown in 2010, only to be denied by England in the final.
British driver Oli Webb dominated the first historic Dubai Grand Prix, powering to a double victory in James Hunt's iconic Hesketh 308.
With Abu Dhabi gearing up for a monumental weekend with the season finale of the Formula One season, International cricket star, Chris Gayle joined in on the excitement as he tested his racing skills at Yas Kartzone powered by Adnoc at Yas Marina Circuit.
The battle for the 2021 UIM XCAT World Championship heads for a grand finale in this weekend’s Dubai Grand Prix, with Team Abu Dhabi putting their full weight behind a major title push by Rashed Al Tayer and Majed Al Mansoori.