Right then, Pakistan's winning streak of 8 T20Is came to a grinding halt. The Aussies were ruthless today and have got the ball rolling in this Tri-series. Time to conclude the proceedings for today from here. Until next time, its a goodbye from all of us. See ya!
Finch, Australian captain: We played really well, the tone that our bowlers set after winning the toss was fantastic. We have come here to win, we have been training well. Nice to have a polished performance to start here. He (Stanlake) did an outstanding job. Jhye, who didn't play much in UK bounced back today. The quicks bowled really aggressive, I hung onto a couple and it was nice. At times, we are chasing a reasonable small total, one or two overs can break the game. When you chasing at 4 or 5 runs an over, it becomes easy.
Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: The total is important here. If you lose too many wickets early, You can't survive in the match. Credit goes to them, he (Stanlake) got pace, especially the first four overs and he found bounce as well. Time to work hard, hopefully we will come back well next game.
Billy Stanlake, Man of the Match: We had a pretty disappointing tour of UK, it was challenging and to get out here and perform was nice. My role is to be aggressive upfront and try to take wickets with the new ball. Hopefully, I can keep doing my best. With the early wickets, Finch just kept me going and got into a good rhythm. It was nice to get off to a great start. He took some beautiful catches (Finch).
12:34 Local Time: Smiles in the Aussie camp, it has been a long time coming for them after a tough tour to the UK where they endured a whitewash. Handshakes follow as well, joined by the Pakistan team. Defending a target of 117, they needed wickets upfront to put Aussies under pressure, but that didn't happen. Finch was in overdrive mode from the start, blazed away in no time by compiling a quickfire fifty and wrapped it up in a clinical fashion for Australia. Not to forget contributions from Short and Head. However, the man who set it all up was the big boy, Stanlake. His unchanged new ball spell fetched him a 4-fer and Pakistan never really recovered. Presentations to follow, stay tuned.
Usman Khan [2.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack
Just 33 runs required for the Aussies in 72 balls.
Mohammad Nawaz [1.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack
Shadab Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Travis Head, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Hasan Ali to D Arcy Short, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Hasan Ali, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Mohammad Nawaz, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
D Arcy Short and Finch are at the crease. D Arcy Short is on strike. Usman Khan will open the attack