Australia's stand in captain Michael Clarke has been inspiring his team with his own performances in UAE. Coming into this series Clarke was going through a rough time with the bat. Although he was getting odd half centuries but yet his overall form was far from his usual authoritative best. Yet with the added responsibility of captaincy, Clarke has risen to the challenge and delivered the goods not only with bat or ball but with his overall handling of the team and the way he is marshalling his troops. In the last game on Monday Clarke starred both with bat and ball as Australia pulled off a remarkable turnaround. He took two wickets in two balls in the space of three overs to spark a Pakistan collapse. Clarke had earlier top-scored with 66 and followed that with figures of 3-15 on the spin-friendly pitch. Clarke was earmarked for success right from the start of his international career in 2003. The 28 year old will be a player to watch out for in today's game as well. He is the senior most player in the side with 154 ODIs under his belt in which he has scored 4547 runs at an excellent average of 41.72. And his average with the ball of 33.92 is also not bad considering the limited bowling he does. Clarke seems to have got the measure of these UAE pitches and is willing to dig in and then deliver. He will be a vital cog in Australia's armory today as they world champions aim to take a decisive lead in the series with a win in the fourth ODI. If Pakistan needs to do good today they will have to get Clarke early and then see of his bowling with caution. Nabeel Sabir