In photos: Second ODI between Australia and Pakistan at Dubai Sports City

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Glenn Maxwell continued his love affair with the UAE as Australia extinguished Pakistan’s hopes in the one-day series at Dubai International Stadium on Friday night.

The Australia all-rounder made his debut in international cricket two years ago, here in the UAE. When he returned earlier this year with Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, he was the headline act in cricket’s biggest show.

On his latest jaunt here, he has played two matches in Dubai in the space of six days, been man of the match twice, and now a series winner.

"It is always nice to come back here and play my cricket," Maxwell said after his innings of 76 from 81 deliveries gave Australia a five-wicket win, and an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series ahead of Sunday's final game in Abu Dhabi.

“It was important to put some strong performances on the board in the UAE, and hopefully it gets me recognised when the Test matches come around.”

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