Australia piled on a gigantic target of 370 for Pakistan to chase in the fifth ODI against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.

David Warner’s stormy 179 and Travis Head’s century set a new record for Australia’s highest ODI partnership (284), before Warner fell to Junaid Khan.

Warner smashed the fastest century of his career off 78 balls, as Pakistan bowlers appeared helpless in the face of Australian batting.

Warner celebrated his century with his trademark leap/Getty Images
Warner celebrated his century with his trademark leap/Getty Images

Head scored his own century after captain Steven Smith earlier won the toss for the fifth time in the series and elected to bat first.

Australia lost quick wickets toward the end of their innings, scoring 369-7.

For the last ODI both sides made one change in their respective playing 11.

All-rounder James Faulkner is in for opening batsman Usman Khawaja, whereas Imad Wasim due to a finger injury has been rested and replaced by fast bowler Wahab Riaz.

Australia have already won the series.

“For a lot of people it might seem like a dead rubber, but there’s still a lot to play for, especially individually,” all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said yesterday.

“There’s still a lot of Champions Trophy (ICC tournament in the UK next June) places up for grabs which is in the distance, and there’s still a New Zealand series around the corner as well.

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