DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Australia captain George Bailey couldn't be happier with the way his men are shaping up for the World Twenty20 after a record-breaking win over Pakistan in the third game of their series yesterday.
Ninth-ranked Australia lost the series 2-1 but took a huge amount of confidence out of their 94-run win, which was Pakistan's worst-ever loss by runs margin.
Openers David Warner (59) and Shane Watson (47) shared an Australian record partnership for any wicket of 111 in a total of 7-168 before Mitchell Starc (3-11) and Pat Cummins (3-15) bowled Pakistan out for 74, their lowest-ever total.
Both teams now head to Sri Lanka for the World T20 starting next week.
"It's a great win for us," Bailey said.
"We've worked really hard particularly since that opening game which was so disappointing for us.
"We were good the other night (losing game two in extra time by one run) and we were even better tonight. Momentum and confidence are important things.
"But I guess it's what you do with that. It's not getting too complacent or carried away with that.
"You've then got to go out and replicate that in Sri Lanka.
"To get the reward of a victory and see the things that we are working on are actually coming to fruition, that's really important for us."