Warner bounces back with series-clinching century

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David Warner was back to his best with a brilliant century in Australia's series-clinching 86-run victory in the fourth one-day international against Pakistan.

Warner scored back-to-back hundreds to close out the 50-over series against New Zealand last month and was at it again at the SCG to earn Australia an unassailable 3-1 lead.

The left-hander produced a combined 58 from the opening three ODI matches against Pakistan but bounced back emphatically by making 130 off 119 deliveries on Sunday.

Travis Head (51 off 36) and Glenn Maxwell (78 off 44) built on the foundations laid by Warner with quickfire half-centuries as the hosts set an imposing target at 353-6.

Warner then proved his worth in the field with a pair of catches, Pakistan, who cut Asad Shafiq from the line-up, failing to score with the requisite pace to mount a successful chase - Josh Hazlewood (3-54) moving beyond 50 ODI wickets.

Opener Warner wasted no time in getting runs on the board, racing to 27 off the first 12 balls faced with successive fours of Junaid Khan (0-82) preceding a maximum over midwicket off Mohammad Amir (1-75).

Usman Khawaja (30 off 49) was less expansive and his boundary-less innings ended caught behind to Hasan Ali (5-52), who, along with Mohammed Hafeez (0-54), managed to curb the run rate before being replaced by Shafiq having left the field holding his chest.

Warner eventually picked the pace back up, making a boundary for the first time in 41 balls and going on to bring up his 12th ODI century with a cover drive, leaping into the air with his helmet removed.

Hasan returned and was unable to catch Warner on 113, but he made amends by drawing a thin edge from the left hander that wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan took in the gloves.

Steve Smith (49), who was dropped by Sharjeel Khan on 10 and narrowly survived a Pakistan review, followed lbw after an unsuccessful review of his own two balls later.

More lacklustre fielding from Pakistan let explosive duo Maxwell and Head off the hook, the latter bringing up a 100-run partnership off 64 balls with a six over midwicket before falling to Amir next ball.

Maxwell fired with trademark flair and added six boundaries in the last two overs before falling to Hasan with the final delivery, the seamer celebrating his first five-for.

Pakistan would have needed to produce the highest successful chase on Australian soil to keep the series alive but after a steady start they began to struggle when Adam Zampa (3-55) removed Sharjeel (74) - Warner taking the catch at deep midwicket.

Babar Azam (31), Hafeez (40) and Shoaib Malik (47) fell short of fifties before Hazlewood put Pakistan out of their misery with 37 balls remaining, dismissing Imad Wasim (25) and Junaid off successive delivery to take his ODI tally to 51.