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Australia vs Pakistan - Final

Series: Australia and Pakistan in Zimbabwe T20I Tri-Series, 2018
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date: 08 July 2018

Pakistan 187/4 (19.2 Ovs) RR: 9.67 | Pakistan won by 6 wkts

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Pakistan continue to have a good run in the T20Is. They have hardly lost anything in the shortest format since T20 WC 2016. No wonder, they are ranked number one in the world. They were blown away by Stanlake when these two sides met for the first time in the series. Post that, the Pakistan batting stepped up - courtesy Fakhar Zaman, who amassed 278 runs this series. Australia, on the other hand, still don't have balanced team. Still over-dependent on Finch. An improved performance when compared to the England series. Still a long way to go though! It's time to say goodbye. We'll be back for the 5-match ODI series between Zimbabwe and Pakistan. For now, you can switch tabs to follow the build-up of the England-India final T20I.

Sarfraz collects the trophy and joins his team-mates who pose for the photographs. All smiles.

Sarfraz: It was a great team effort. Credit to the bowlers, the way they finished. Fakhar Zaman and Malik did the job for us. There were a couple of drop catches and misfielding. In the end, we bowled really well. If you talk about chasing 180+ in the final, it's not an easy task. Fakhar Zaman has been playing well in the series. If you are number 1, there's pressure to retain it. Credit to the boys and team management. We played really good cricket. Looking forward to those matches (ODI series against Zimbabwe). Hopefully we will try our level best.

Fakhar Zaman, Man of the Match and Man of the Series: I like these pitches. I was in form from the first game. In 2016, the wickets weren't good. This time the pitch has been excellent for batting. I tried my best and succeeded. (Key to success) Hardwork in nets, take your time early and then play natural game. We lost two wickets, I told (Malik) I'll play my natural game as 180 is a big score. Even Australia played very well and congratulations to our team for winning.

Finch: I thought we should have got around 200. When you are losing wickets at the end of the innings, you are probably 5-10 runs short. Pakistan played well. We started well with the ball. Zaman played a helluva knock. A 90-odd in a T20 game. It is hard to beat most of the times. We love coming here. People who have come out to support, can't thank Zimbabwe enough.

Undoubtedly, Fakhar Zaman was Pakistan's hero with the bat today. Losing two partners early in the innings, he didn't lose his focus. He took the Aussie bowlers to the cleaners. His third fifty in this tri-series. He missed his maiden T20I ton by 9 runs, but his knock proved to be the difference. Zaman didn't fire in one game, and that was the only match Pakistan lost in this series.

13:21 Local Time, 11:21 GMT, 16:51 IST: This is Pakistan's highest successful chase in T20Is. They chase down Australia's 183 with four balls to spare. Sarfraz is pumped! Fist-pumps in delight after the winning runs were hit. Pakistan, in their chase, lost two wickets in the opening over of the innings to Maxwell. The exciting 45-run stand between Fakhar Zaman and Sarfraz was cut short by a run-out. That's when Pakistan's most experienced player joined his team's most consistent batsman of the series. Shoaib Malik took seven balls to open his account, but played a key role by playing second fiddle to the southpaw. Asif Ali, in the end, applied pressure on himself with a couple of loose strokes, but scored a massive six and the winning four to finish off the match.

19.2
4
Stoinis to Asif Ali, FOUR, Pakistan win the tri-series! A dolly from Stoinis. A hit-me off-cutter, Ali waits for it on the back foot and pulls it over mid-wicket. Win this final by 6 wickets
19.1
1
Stoinis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, slower ball, Malik - with a crouched stance - swipes it to the right of long-on. Scores level

Marcus Stoinis [2.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

Just 2 needed off the final over. Malik on strike...

18.6
2
Tye to Asif Ali, 2 runs, full again, Ali drives it down to long-on and makes his ground with a dive at the keeper's end. Tye goes wicketless
18.5
1
Tye to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, sliding down leg, flicked away to long leg
18.4
0
Tye to Shoaib Malik, no run, exposes all the stumps by backing away does Malik and fails to pick the slower delivery. Was in the blockhole and was lucky to get some wood on it. Goes to the keeper on the bounce after evading the stumps

A calm Pakistan dressing room in a chase!

18.3
1
Tye to Asif Ali, 1 run, normal-paced very full ball, wristy drive to long-on

Pakistan are one hit away from victory

18.2
1
Tye to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, fullish ball on the pads, clipped towards backward square leg for a single
18.1
4
Tye to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, lovely shot! Backs away and expertly slices this pitched up delivery over backward point for a boundary. 7 needed off 11
17.6
6
J Richardson to Asif Ali, SIX, massive! Asif Ali is known for shots like these at the death. Another off-paced delivery, overpitched, right in the batsman's arc and Ali deposits it over the sightscreen
17.5
2
J Richardson to Asif Ali, 2 runs, slower ball again, off the back-of-the hand, pulled towards long-on and Finch slides across to parry it to long-off
17.4
1
J Richardson to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, a backing away Malik pulls this short ball with one leg off the ground. A single to deep square leg, who collects it on the bounce
17.3
1
J Richardson to Asif Ali, 1 run, slower ball, pitched up delivery, Ali had ample time to pick it and off-drive it to long-off
17.2
1
J Richardson to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, very full, missed the yorker by an inch or two, smashed down to long-on
17.1
6
J Richardson to Shoaib Malik, SIX, heaved for six! Short of a good length ball, Malik clears the front leg and flogs it over mid-wicket. Had the necessary height and distance to go all the way
16.6
0
Tye to Asif Ali, no run, swing and a miss. The leg-cutter from Tye and Ali is way too early to swing his bat across the line. Four dots and two singles in that over. Are Australia crawling back into this match?
16.5
1
Tye to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, just a hint of extra bounce on this back of a length delivery and Malik nurdles it towards short mid-wicket

29 off 20 needed!

16.4
1
Tye to Asif Ali, 1 run, pitched up, driven down to long-off
16.3
0
Tye to Asif Ali, no run, three dots! An ugly hoick attempted from Ali. The back of a length ball whizzes past the outside edge
16.2
0
Tye to Asif Ali, no run, skiddy ball from a length, defended towards cover
16.1
0
Tye to Asif Ali, no run, pacy back of a length delivery, too close to try the steer in a quest to run it to third man. Misses

Andrew Tye [2.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

Asif Ali, right handed bat, comes to the crease

15.6
0
J Richardson to Fakhar Zaman, out Caught by (sub)Maddinson!! Fakhar Zaman departs. End of a fine knock. Backed away to flay this short ball over backward point. Got it more square than he anticipated and holes out to deep point. Maddisnon, the sub fielder, did well to hold onto it. Zaman raises his bat as he walks towards the dressing room. He knows that he has done the job for his team. Missed out on the well deserved ton by 9 runs. Fakhar Zaman c (sub)Maddinson b J Richardson 91(46) [4s-12 6s-3]

J Richardson to Fakhar Zaman, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

15.5
1
J Richardson to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, skiddy ball on middle and leg, worked in front of square leg
15.4
1
J Richardson to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, good length delivery, Zaman waits for the slower ball to come to him and taps it in front of backward point with an open face of the bat

Fakhar Zaman on 90!

15.3
1
J Richardson to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, Malik will happily do this all day. A steer down to third man
15.2
0
J Richardson to Shoaib Malik, no run, dropped in front of backward point. Can't steal the single
15.2
1
J Richardson to Shoaib Malik, wide, spills this down leg
15.1
2
J Richardson to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, driven off the inside half to wide long-on

Jhye Richardson [2.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

Pakistan are cruising towards a win here.

14.6
4
Stoinis to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, sloppy from Agar. Same ball from Stoinis - into the pitch, off-paced short ball outside off, flayed from the crease through covers. Agar, in the deep, over-runs and makes a mess of it. The ball spun away too, which didn't help his cause
14.5
4
Stoinis to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, cracking shot! Another slower ball from Stoinis, off-cutter shortish ball. Zaman moves leg-side, that allows him to free his arms and then slaps it through extra cover. Agar can't get there
14.4
1
Stoinis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, slow bouncer, Malik waits and waits before jumping and pulling it to fine leg
14.3
1
Stoinis to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, low full toss well outside off to the left-hander, who was exposing his leg-stump. Firmly driven towards extra cover
14.2
1
Stoinis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, normal-paced short of length delivery, a shuffling across Malik tucks it around the corner
14.1
1
Stoinis to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, slower ball, from a shortish length, dabbed through point

Marcus Stoinis [1.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

13.6
0
Stanlake to Shoaib Malik, no run, yorker length on middle, squeezed back to Stanlake, who finishes his quota of overs - 4-0-25-0. Pakistan have negotiated the lanky pacer
13.5
0
Stanlake to Shoaib Malik, no run, cramps Malik for room with this pacy back of a length delivery. The right-hander manages to blunt it on the off-side and he looks for a cheeky run. The point fielder sprinted forward to deny the run
13.4
1
Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, backs away to flick, but only manages an inside edge towards the leg-side
13.3
6
Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman, SIX, stunning shot! Was the short ball from Stanlake, but the pace wasn't threatening. Was probably the slower one. Zaman moved leg-side and elevated it over backward point. Made superb contact
13.2
1
Stanlake to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short ball, Malik rides the bounce and runs it down to third man
13.1
1
Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman, leg byes, 1 run, Stanlake follows a backing away Zaman. Was on the pads and Zaman missed the flick. Rolls to fine leg off the pads

Billy Stanlake [3.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Pakistan - thanks to Fakhar Zaman - have upped the ante. The asking rate has come down to 8.14. Surely, Pak are the favourites now. Can Australia stage a comeback from here?

12.6
1
Tye to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, a low full toss and Zaman eases it down to long-off

Tye pulls up. Runs in and doesn't release the ball. Fakhar Zaman was showing his leg-stump to the bowler.

12.5
1
Tye to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, fuller length ball on the stumps, Malik opens his bat-face to tap it in front of backward point. A sharp single
12.4
4
Tye to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, the top edge runs away for four more. The bumper got big on the right-hander, Malik persisted with the pull shot and the ball flew off the edge. Runs away very fine into the fine leg fence
12.3
1
Tye to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, wide-full-ball, toe-ends the drive to long-off
12.2
4
Tye to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, four more; runs are coming thick and fast for Pakistan. Now targets the other side behind square. Was a short of length delivery, Zaman moved across and scooped it square of the fielder at 45
12.1
4
Tye to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, deliberately done! Knuckle ball from a short of length with a hint of width outside off, Zaman waits for it and cuts it fine of the man at short third man

Andrew Tye [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

11.6
1
Agar to Fakhar Zaman, byes, 1 run, Zaman backs away and Agar smartly fires a length ball outside off. Carey fails to gather it cleanly and they nab a run vis byes. Agar was ready to bowl another ball thinking it was wide. Fair call from the umpire. 17 runs off the over
11.5
4
Agar to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, butchered! Agar fires in a fullish ball, Zaman stays in his crease to unleash his levers. Drilled to the left of Agar and long-on has no chance to get there
11.4
4
Agar to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, now, a one-bounce four. Once again, Zaman uses his feet by steeping out of the crease and hammers it down the ground. Long-on can't cut it off
11.3
6
Agar to Fakhar Zaman, SIX, back-to-back fifties for Fakhar Zaman! This is why Agar wasn't introduced into the attack. Flat ball on the sticks, Zaman dances down the track, gets to the pitch and bludgeons it over the bowler's head
11.2
1
Agar to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, pushes through a good length ball on the stumps, Malik stays leg-side to force it to long-off. Brings up the 50-run stand

Round the wicket to the right-hander

11.1
1
Agar to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, Agar starts with a flat ball from over the wicket. Zaman smashes it down to long-on. High backlift too

Ashton Agar, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Nine overs remain. 89 to win. Left-arm spin against Zaman will be interesting.

10.6
1
Wildermuth to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, had Zaman let it go, that would have been wided. But, the left-hander decides to go after it with a horizontal blade. A single to end the 10-ball over. 16 off it!
10.5
2
Wildermuth to Fakhar Zaman, 2 runs, overthrows! Shortish ball, Zaman hops and pats it to the left of backward point, who doesn't hit the target at the bowler's end. No one's backing up and Zaman comes back for the second
10.5
1
Wildermuth to Fakhar Zaman, wide, a hat-trick of wides. Closer to the tramline, but still not inside it
10.5
1
Wildermuth to Fakhar Zaman, wide, and again. Well outside the tramline outside off and Zaman has nothing to do with that
10.5
1
Wildermuth to Fakhar Zaman, wide, Wildermuth is feeling the pressure. It's just his second international game. Full and way outside off. Zaman lets it be
10.4
4
Wildermuth to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, now, Zaman makes contact and the ball has whizzled away to the fence. Shortish ball with loads of width outside off, Zaman shuffles across and scissors it hard through backward point
10.4
1
Wildermuth to Fakhar Zaman, wide, Zaman moved a long way across to try to go at this wide ball outside off with a slash. Misses. It was the slower delivery from Wildermuth who erred in his line. Too wide outside off
10.3
0
Wildermuth to Fakhar Zaman, no run, slower short ball, Zaman hops and looks to upper-cut. Misses. Got beaten by the lack of pace
10.2
1
Wildermuth to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, another in-angler, better lines from Wildermuth. Malik tucks it through square leg
10.1
4
Wildermuth to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, not a good start for Wildermuth. He starts with a length ball sliding down leg, Malik flicks it away behind square on the leg-side. Trickles away to the fence

Jack Wildermuth, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

9.6
2
Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman, 2 runs, moves across and then backs away to flay at this fullish ball. Jack Wildermuth, at extra cover, allows it to go through his legs. Sloppy fielding
9.5
1
Stanlake to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short of length delivery, Malik forces it to deep point
9.4
1
Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, on the pads and Zaman flicks it straight to fine leg
9.3
0
Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman, no run, Stanlake follows a backing away Zaman with a skiddy bouncer. The batter ducks under it
9.2
1
Stanlake to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, angles in a full ball does Stanlake, on-driven along the carpet to long-on
9.1
0
Stanlake to Shoaib Malik, no run, backs away a long way to carve it over the point region. It was a length ball and Malik was late on his shot. Beaten for pace

Billy Stanlake [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

8.6
4
Maxwell to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, length ball from round the wicket and Zaman has a mighty go at it. Swings his bat hard and clouts it behind square leg. The deep backward square leg fielder was a mere spectator
8.5
1
Maxwell to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, darts a full ball on the sticks, wristed through mid-wicket
8.4
1
Maxwell to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, very full, Zaman can't get underneath it. Hammered off the bottom portion of the bat to long-on
8.3
1
Maxwell to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, comes down the track to this shortish ball and gets an under edge on his dab. Goes past the keeper and then towards short third man. Just a single
8.2
2
Maxwell to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, hangs back and across to cut this short of length delivery. Beats a diving backward point fielder, but short third man gets a hand on it with a dive to his right
8.1
2
Maxwell to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, fires a full ball on leg and middle from round the wicket, nurdled through mid-wicket and a fumble in the deep allows Malik to come back for the second

Glenn Maxwell [2.0-0-24-2] is back into the attack

7.6
1
Stoinis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, hit-the-deck-hard shortish ball, Malik pulls off the top portion of the bat. The mid-wicket fielder moved to his left, but can't get there. The ball rolls to long-on and Malik finally gets off the mark
7.5
1
Stoinis to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, moves across in the crease to help this shortish ball with a pull. Finds short fine leg. Had he placed it a couple of inches either way, it would have been a boundary
7.4
2
Stoinis to Fakhar Zaman, 2 runs, another off-paced delivery, dabbed to cover-point, who has a shy at the bowler's end. Stoinis can't collect it and that results in overthrows
7.3
0
Stoinis to Fakhar Zaman, no run, slower ball and Zaman is early to cut. Under-edged to the keeper, who takes it on the bounce
7.2
4
Stoinis to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, poor delivery from Stoinis. Bowls a short of length delivery on the pads and that's easy pickings for Zaman. Helped along its way to the long leg fence
7.1
6
Stoinis to Fakhar Zaman, SIX, Zaman breaks the shackles. Backs away a long way and Stoinis bowls one right in the left-hander's arc. With a high back-lift, Zaman clouts it over long-on for a maximum

Marcus Stoinis, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

6.6
0
J Richardson to Shoaib Malik, no run, Malik is yet to get off the mark. He's faced six balls. Once again, plays with soft hands and taps the length ball towards backward point. Maxwell is quick to get to the ball. Just 1 run off the over and the asking rate is now 10.38
6.5
0
J Richardson to Shoaib Malik, no run, full again from Richardson, Malik plays with soft hands with an opened face of the bat. Can't get it past the keeper and can't nab the run
6.4
0
J Richardson to Shoaib Malik, no run, fullish bal, tapped in front of backward point with soft hands and Malik looks for a quick single. Sent back by Zaman
6.3
1
J Richardson to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, off-paced delivery, Zaman waits for it and late-dabs it towards short third man
6.2
0
J Richardson to Fakhar Zaman, no run, normal-paced back of a length delivery angled across the left-hander, Zaman clears his front leg to have a slap at it. Miscued to extra cover
6.1
0
J Richardson to Fakhar Zaman, no run, Richardson nails in a yorker, jammed out back at the bowler
5.6
0
Tye to Shoaib Malik, no run, a shuffle across to tuck this back of a length delivery, but Malik is beaten by the extra bounce. Good comeback from Tye after conceding a boundary off the first ball of the over
5.5
0
Tye to Shoaib Malik, no run, Tye bamboozles Malik with the slower delivery. Was full in length and Malik is early into the drive. Ended up chipping it off the cue end. Luckily for the batter, the ball went above Tye's reach
5.4
0
Tye to Shoaib Malik, no run, pitched up delivery, driven to mid-off
5.3
1
Tye to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, back of a length delivery with a bit of extra bounce, Zaman hurriedly pulls it to backward square leg off the inside half

Shoaib Malik, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.2
2
Tye to Sarfraz, out Sarfraz Run Out!! 2 runs completed. Sarfraz sweeps after shuffling across. Didn't time it and the ball ballooned up over the man at short fine leg. Richardson, the fielder, ran back and pulled the ball back into play. Oh, wait! The duo try to go for third and the throw comes to the bowler's end. Don't think Sarfraz expected the throw to come to his end. The bowler doesn't err and Sarfraz is short of his crease. He has gifted his wicket away after a strong start. Sarfraz run out (J Richardson/Tye) 28(19) [4s-4 6s-1]

Tye to Sarfraz, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

5.1
4
Tye to Sarfraz, FOUR, hit over mid-on for a one-bounce four. Slower ball from a back of a length, Sarfraz picks it late. Clears the front leg and heaves it over mid-on

Andrew Tye, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

4.6
1
J Richardson to Sarfraz, 1 run, rib-tickler, tucked behind square leg
4.5
4
J Richardson to Sarfraz, FOUR, Sarfraz makes contact and that results in a boundary. Moves leg-side, clears the front leg and slaps this short of length delivery through extra cover. The placement was good, although he didn't get it off the meat
4.4
0
J Richardson to Sarfraz, no run, now a waft of the bat against this short of length delivery. The ball bounces over the blade of the right-hander
4.3
0
J Richardson to Sarfraz, no run, and again. Sarfraz tries to do the same thing - run this ball to third man after backing away. Connects with thin air
4.2
0
J Richardson to Sarfraz, no run, an appeal for caught-behind, but umpire Russell Tiffin is unmoved. A bad shot selection from the Pakistan skipper. Pacy short of length delivery with a bit of extra bounce slightly outside off. With a slip in place, Sarfraz tries to dab it towards third man. A dangerous shot and he is lucky not to nick it
4.1
0
J Richardson to Sarfraz, no run, Richardson starts with a good length ball from over the wicket, Sarfraz presses forward and drives on the rise, finds the man at extra cover

Jhye Richardson, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

3.6
1
Stanlake to Sarfraz, 1 run, on a good length, clipped to the right of mid-on and Sarfraz will keep the strike
3.5
4
Stanlake to Sarfraz, FOUR, Stanlake bangs one short - a head-high bumper outside off, Sarfraz did well there to fetch it from there and forearm the pull over mid-wicket. Didn't middle it but the ball has enough legs to beat a running-back Tye
3.4
0
Stanlake to Sarfraz, no run, sees the width outside off and flashes his bat to cut, can't put bat to ball
3.3
0
Stanlake to Sarfraz, no run, short of length delivery, Sarfraz is late on the shot. Ends up chopping it to cover
3.2
1
Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, dabbed to point and the batsmen risk a single. A direct hit at the striker's end would have made things interesting
3.1
4
Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, not off the middle of the bat, but has enough wood on it to get a boundary. Pacy length ball, Zaman stands tall in his crease and goes hard on the lofted drive. Flies over extra cover
2.6
4
Maxwell to Sarfraz, FOUR, expertly done! 21 off the over. Once again, Sarfraz moved leg-side and exposed all his stumps. Maxwell shortened his length and Sarfraz used it to his advantage by guiding it behind square on the off-side
2.5
6
Maxwell to Sarfraz, SIX, Sarfraz is an excellent player against spin and he unleashes his favourite shot. Backs away even before the ball is delivered and Maxwell follows him. It's in the batsman's arc and Sarfraz slog-sweeps it over deep square leg for a maximum
2.4
1
Maxwell to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, jogs down the track, but is nowhere close to the pitch of the ball. Manages to drag this length ball off the inside half to long-on
2.3
4
Maxwell to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, back-to-back fours. He was expecting the length to be shortened and moved leg-side to manufacture room. Waited for the ball and slapped it hard through covers
2.2
4
Maxwell to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, smashed hard for the first boundary of the innings. Maxwell perists with the slow ball, but the length is on the fuller side, Zaman moves leg-side and drills it wide of mid-on
2.1
2
Maxwell to Fakhar Zaman, 2 runs, comes down the track in an attempt to flick it over mid-wicket. The ball spins away, takes the outside edge and flies over cover
1.6
0
Stanlake to Sarfraz, no run, clears the front leg to go for the big heave across the line. Can't put bat on ball. Was a pacy bumper from Stanlake and it was too quick for the Pak skipper
1.5
1
Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, tip-and-run single. Dropped this length ball on the off-side in front of point and called his partner for a quick single
1.4
0
Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman, no run, Stanlake drops it halfway down and Fakhar Zaman is early into his shot - pull/hook. Goes over the blade and a half-ducking Zaman
1.3
1
Stanlake to Sarfraz, 1 run, pacy ball wide of off, Sarfraz runs it down to third man
1.2
0
Stanlake to Sarfraz, no run, pounds in a short of length delivery, aimed at the sticks. Sarfraz is cramped for room. Drops it into the 22-yard strip
1.1
0
Stanlake to Sarfraz, no run, with a wide slip in place, Stanlake starts with a short of a good length delivery that shapes away from the right-hander. The Pakistan skipper looks to drive - the expansive one and gets beaten on the outside edge

Billy Stanlake, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Maxwell to Fakhar Zaman, no run, shortish ball turning away outside off, dabbed to backward point
0.5
1
Maxwell to Sarfraz, 1 run, bowls one on the pads and that's been helped along its way to fine leg

Sarfraz Ahmed, right handed bat, comes to the crease

0.4
0
Maxwell to Talat, out Caught by J Richardson!! Disastrous start for Pakistan. They've lost two wickets in the opening over with just two runs on the board. The ploy to open the bowling with Maxwell has worked wonders for the Aussies. A floater outside off and Talat's eyes lit up. Goes too hard on the flashy drive and in the process loses his shape. The bottom hand comes off the handle and the ball caught the outside edge. Balloons up straight to Richardon at backward point. A lollipop of a catch. Talat c J Richardson b Maxwell 0(3)

Maxwell to Talat, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

0.3
0
Maxwell to Talat, no run, pushed through quicker, kept out on the off-side
0.2
0
Maxwell to Talat, no run, slow, flighted delivery wide of off asking the batsman to go for the drive. Talat does that with limited feet movement and gets beaten on the outside edge

Hussain Talat, left handed bat, comes to the crease

A slip in place for the new bat

0.2
1
Maxwell to Sahibzada Farhan, wide, out Stumped!! My goodness! The debutant is gone for a nought. A horrible start to his international career. Maxwell fired a full length ball down the leg-side and Sahibzada Farhan came forward in an attempt to flick it away. Missed it and the back leg was out of the crease. Carey is quick to grab the ball and whip off the bails. The square leg umpire raises his finger. An early breakthrough in the final for Australia! Sahibzada Farhan st Carey b Maxwell 0(0)

Maxwell to Sahibzada Farhan, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

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Maxwell to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, starts from round the wicket and bowls a fullish ball on the stumps, Fakhar Zaman stays leg-side of the ball and eases the drive to wide long-off

Fakhar Zaman and Sahibzada Farhan are at the crease. Fakhar Zaman is on strike. Maxwell will open the attack