Pakistan, skipper Azhar Ali, will return to play in the 4th ODI against Australia after recovering from injury. He missed the 3rd ODI, and Mohammad Hafeez led the Pakistan team in his absence.

The fourth of the five-Day series between Pakistan which will be played on January 22, 2017, at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The match starts at 8:20 Pakistan time.

Final scorecard: Australia won by 86 runs

Pakistan 267 (43.5)

Australia 353/6 50 overs.

Sharjeel Khan OUT! 74


Pakistan 116/2 Sharjeel Khan 72*

Pakistan 95/2 in 14.3 overs.

Pakistan 67/1 in 9 overs.

353 for 3 in 50 overs.

142/1 in 25 overs.

Pak Skipper Azhar Ali is back. Australia wins the toss and the will bat first.

For Australia, winning this match will help them to close out the series, while Pakistan will be aiming to win the game which will level the series 2-2.

Match summary

Television Telecast and online streaming

Star Group, the leading television channel chain in India has bought the television telecast rights of this series. This crucial game will be shown live on Star Sports in India, and to watch the live streaming visit Hotstar or the official website of Star Sports.

Channel 09 is telecasting this match live in Australia.

In Pakistan, cricket lovers can enjoy the live actions on PTV Sports.

Willow TV will broadcast this match live in the United States and will also stream online at its official website.

A must win game for Pakistan

After losing the match heavily in Melbourne, Australia came back strongly in the third game and marked a seven-wicket win over the 'Men In Green.'

Steven Smith who won the toss in WACA did not have any hesitations to bowl first, and the competent Aussie pace department wrapped up the Pakistan innings at 263.

Chasing a moderate total, Australia surpassed the Pakistan score with five overs and seven wickets remaining.

For the hosts, skipper Steven Smith led the show from the front, as he scored a convincing 108 off 104 balls.

Peter Handscomb (82) too batted well, and he provided adequate support to the skipper during the run chase.

Both these batsmen combated the Pakistan bowling attack with ease, and they put down a fourth wicket partnership of 183 runs.

The pitch in Sydney is expected to be a perfect paradise for fast bowlers, and interestingly, both the teams are strong in this department which makes this clash an even one. In all probabilities, the skipper who wins the toss will elect to bat first, and they will be trying to restrict the opponent's total in a meager score.