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Pakistan vs Australia - 5th Match

Series: Australia and Pakistan in Zimbabwe T20I Tri-Series, 2018
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date: 05 July 2018

Australia 149/7 (20 Ovs) RR: 7.45 | Pakistan won by 45 runs

commentary

Pakistan got their batting sorted today. The bowling has always been there. They look a formidable unit should they execute like the way they did today. Australia need to get their batting right. Short has to find a way to score on tough pitches. Is there a case for Carey to bat up the order? They certainly need to take pressure off skipper Finch. It will be interesting to see their team combination tomorrow when they take on Zimbabwe before the final against Pakistan. Join us for all the action at 10:00 local time. Goodbye!

Sarfraz: "The pitch was not easy to bat on, so credit to Fakhar Zaman for the way he played. It's not easy to play on the rise. Credit to our bowlers as well. Asif Ali is a great addition to our team. The way Shaheen, and the others too, bowled was very good."

Fakhar Zaman (Man of the Match): "Probably my best innings. We were not getting good starts with the bat, so today we tried and got it. We were expecting more bouncers and we were ready. Our bowling was very good."

Finch: "I don't think we got going all day. I thought it was a 170 wicket. A really disappointing day for us. Pakistan stuck to basic plans with the ball and bowled well. Hopefully we can turn them over on Sunday."

Pakistan had a good outing with the bat and they started off very well with the ball too. Australia weren't allowed to break free in the powerplay and they could never get going eventually. Shaheen got one to jag back into Finch to surprise him. Short ate too many deliveries and put pressure on the rest of the batsmen. The four Pakistani pacers were very good and Shadab was obviously pretty tough to handle with his variations. Australia have missed a chance to become No. 1 in T20Is. An undefeated series would have put them on top.

19.6
1
Faheem Ashraf to Carey, 1 run, a fine yorker to finish off the game, dug out to mid-off. A 45-run victory for Pakistan before the all important final
19.5
0
Faheem Ashraf to Carey, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Carey wanted to cut through point, but only manages to chop it to the keeper
19.4
2
Faheem Ashraf to Carey, 2 runs, yorker from Faheem Ashraf, Carey digs it out wide of long-on and comes back for two
19.3
1
Faheem Ashraf to Tye, 1 run, low full toss, drilled it to long-on
19.2
6
Faheem Ashraf to Tye, SIX, pulled away nicely over deep backward square leg as Faheem Ashraf bowls short, Tye was into position early to execute the pull shot
19.1
0
Faheem Ashraf to Tye, no run, there was a sound as the ball passed the bat but the bowler didn't appeal, full and down the leg-side, the ball brushed Tye's pad en route to the keeper

Faheem Ashraf [3.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack

18.6
1
Shaheen Afridi to Tye, 1 run, that's high up in the air, off the top edge as Tye walked across and tried to pull, the ball swirls and makes it difficult for the backtracking Sarfraz, doesn't even get a hand on it
18.5
1
Shaheen Afridi to Carey, 1 run, slower ball, Carey mistimes the pull to mid-on
18.4
1
Shaheen Afridi to Tye, 1 run, low full toss, mistimed lofted drive goes to long-on
18.3
1
Shaheen Afridi to Carey, 1 run, shortish delivery from Shaheen Afridi, Carey pulls to deep mid-wicket
18.2
1
Shaheen Afridi to Tye, leg byes, 1 run, slower delivery from Shaheen Afridi, Tye wears it on the pad and it rolls into the on-side
18.1
2
Shaheen Afridi to Tye, 2 runs, full toss on the stumps, Tye flicks it to deep square leg

Shaheen Afridi [3.0-0-31-3] is back into the attack

63 off 12 balls is mathematically possible, but practically not.

17.6
1
Amir to Tye, 1 run, drilled to long-on

Andrew Tye, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.5
0
Amir to Agar, out Bowled!! Good luck exposing the sticks to Amir. Agar walked across and tried to glance fine, totally missed the yorker and it crashed into the base of middle and leg stumps uprooting both. Agar b Amir 11(8) [6s-1]

Amir to Agar, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

17.4
1
Amir to Carey, 1 run, oh that could have easily crashed straight into the helmet off the bat, Carey moved across and tried to scoop but he only managed to hit the pad
17.3
0
Amir to Carey, no run, swing and a miss, full delivery outside off stump, Carey went really hard at it and had to reach out
17.2
2
Amir to Carey, 2 runs, very full and on the stumps, Carey digs it out to deep mid-wicket and rushes back for the second
17.1
1
Amir to Agar, 1 run, full and targetting the base of the sticks, Agar drives it past cover
16.6
1
Usman Khan to Agar, 1 run, backs away and slices this one over point
16.5
1
Usman Khan to Carey, 1 run, yorker from Usman Khan, Carey digs it out to long-on
16.4
2
Usman Khan to Carey, 2 runs, very full from Usman Khan, Carey drills it to cover
16.3
1
Usman Khan to Agar, 1 run, backs away and slices this length ball over point
16.2
1
Usman Khan to Carey, 1 run, inside edge rolls past the bowler after hittig the pad, Carey swiped across the line there
16.2
1
Usman Khan to Carey, wide, down the leg-side, easy call for the umpire
16.1
4
Usman Khan to Carey, FOUR, poor effort by Sohail at cover and this goes all the way for four. Full delivery outside off stump, Carey backs away and crashes the drive
15.6
6
Amir to Agar, SIX, he's picked this away nicely off the pads and connected cleanly. The ball clears the mid-wicket stands and the bowler has a few words for the batsman
15.5
1
Amir to Carey, 1 run, drilled away to mid-off
15.4
1
Amir to Agar, 1 run, Agar walks across and tries to help the ball on its way wide of fine leg but wears it on the pad and rolls behind square on the on-side
15.3
1
Amir to Carey, 1 run, full and on the stumps, drilled to long-on
15.2
1
Amir to Agar, 1 run, Agar throws his bat at this short of length delivery and mistimes it to long-on, the fielder couldn't get there in time to effect a catch
15.1
0
Amir to Agar, no run, good length delivery from Amir, Agar keeps it out

Mohammad Amir [2.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Ashton Agar, left handed bat, comes to the crease

14.6
0
Usman Khan to Stoinis, out Caught by Asif Ali!! He's mistimed this high in the air and deep mid-wicket settles under it to take a clean catch. Short of a length ball from Usman Khan, Stoinis wanted to pull over mid-wicket, but mistimed it. Stoinis c Asif Ali b Usman Khan 16(15) [4s-2]

Usman Khan to Stoinis, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

14.5
0
Usman Khan to Stoinis, no run, swing and a miss, short of length delivery outside off stump, Stoinis tries to cut but only connects with thin air
14.4
1
Usman Khan to Carey, 1 run, tries to move in the crease and then whips this flick to deep mid-wicket
14.3
6
Usman Khan to Carey, SIX, that is an audacious shot! The bloke is bowling at decent pace and bowling well, Carey walks forward and nonchalantly swats him away over the long-on boundary
14.2
0
Usman Khan to Carey, no run, moves across and tries to scoop but misses this short ball
14.1
1
Usman Khan to Stoinis, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, punched to sweeper cover

Usman Khan [2.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

13.6
0
Shadab Khan to Carey, no run, beaten again! Carey wastes a great start to the over and finishes with three dots trying to be innovative. Googly outside off stump, Carey tries to fetch the sweep from way outside off stump and makes no contact
13.5
0
Shadab Khan to Carey, no run, now tries the scoop and gets hit on the pad
13.4
0
Shadab Khan to Carey, no run, tries the reverse sweep but makes no contact
13.3
6
Shadab Khan to Carey, SIX, wow! The bat made a sweet sound as it made contact with the ball. Full and in the slot, Carey got down on one knee and slog-swept it over the mid-wicket boundary
13.2
2
Shadab Khan to Carey, 2 runs, googly and Carey chips it inside out wide of cover
13.1
4
Shadab Khan to Carey, FOUR, freebie full toss and Carey sweeps it behind square on the on-side, Shadab Khan knows he's bowled a bad ball. Three fours in 4 balls for Australia all of a sudden
12.6
4
Shaheen Afridi to Stoinis, FOUR, tries the slower ball but bangs it short, Stoinis swivels on the pull and hits it through backward square leg
12.5
2
Shaheen Afridi to Stoinis, 2 runs, full delivery from Shaheen Afridi, Stoinis flicks it wide of deep mid-wicket
12.4
4
Shaheen Afridi to Stoinis, FOUR, Stoinis manages to get under it, goes high in the air, not timed very well, but there is a gap at deep mid-wicket and it runs away for four
12.3
1
Shaheen Afridi to Carey, 1 run, leg bye, oh was there an edge? Fullish and angled in, Carey misses the flick and the ball rolls to backward square leg. No bat involved

Alex Carey, left handed bat, comes to the crease

12.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to D Arcy Short, out Bowled!! Number three for Shaheen Afridi and he jumps and fist pumps. The leg stump goes rolling behind. Fullish delivery angled in, Short slogs and loses shape, misses the ball completely. 28 off 34 balls in a stiff chase is unacceptable. D Arcy Short b Shaheen Afridi 28(34) [4s-1]

Shaheen Afridi to D Arcy Short, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

12.1
1
Shaheen Afridi to Stoinis, 1 run, full and outside off stump, Stoinis drives it to mid-off

Shaheen Afridi [2.0-0-20-2] is back into the attack

11.6
1
Shadab Khan to Stoinis, 1 run, flicked with the turn through backward square leg
11.5
1
Shadab Khan to D Arcy Short, 1 run, again deceived by the googly, just hangs his bat out and manages to tap it towards short third man
11.4
0
Shadab Khan to D Arcy Short, no run, beaten on the cut shot, thought it was the leggie, but it was the wrong 'un
11.3
1
Shadab Khan to Stoinis, 1 run, Stoinis slogs at this googly and gets a thick inside edge that rolls to deep backward square leg
11.2
0
Shadab Khan to Stoinis, no run, shortish and outside off stump, Stoinis cuts to backward point
11.1
0
Shadab Khan to Stoinis, no run, spinning away outside off stump, Stoinis drives it to cover

Required rate is almost 14 and just 4 came off that over. Wonder what the thought process is!

10.6
1
Usman Khan to Stoinis, 1 run, Stoinis swings hard and pulls, the fielder at mid-wicket dives to his left and gets a hand on it, just a single
10.5
0
Usman Khan to Stoinis, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Stoinis punches it to cover
10.4
1
Usman Khan to D Arcy Short, 1 run, swatted away nicely but it goes straight to deep mid-wicket
10.3
1
Usman Khan to Stoinis, 1 run, outside edge, but no slip and the ball rolls to third man, Stoinis wanted to guide that length ball late past backward point
10.2
0
Usman Khan to Stoinis, no run, short and rising outside off stump, Stoinis interestingly shoulders arms
10.1
1
Usman Khan to D Arcy Short, 1 run, direct-hit could have been very tight, Short drove this ball straight to mid-off, came at a very good height for the fielder to quickly fire the throw at the non-striker's end

Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease

9.6
0
Shadab Khan to Maddinson, out Stumped!! You just can't blindly run down the pitch to a quality bowler like Shadab Khan, especially without a sighter. Googly spins past Maddinson's bat as he was not to the pitch of the ball and it's an easy stumping for the Pakistani skipper. Australia in deep trouble at 67/4. Maddinson st Sarfraz b Shadab Khan 5(8)

Shadab Khan to Maddinson, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

9.5
1
Shadab Khan to D Arcy Short, 1 run, short and hurrying Short, manages to push it to long-on
9.4
2
Shadab Khan to D Arcy Short, 2 runs, punched towards sweeper cover
9.3
2
Shadab Khan to D Arcy Short, 2 runs, throws his bat at this widish ball, hit square of the wicket on the off-side
9.2
2
Shadab Khan to D Arcy Short, 2 runs, and again, this time Short wanted to go over the cover boundary, but the ball hits the outside half of the bat and crosses the back-tracking fielder from the ring
9.1
1
Shadab Khan to Maddinson, 1 run, sliced lofted drive lands over cover

The asking rate is already over 12 and Short needs to up his game.

8.6
1
Usman Khan to Maddinson, leg byes, 1 run, tries to be cheeky with a tickle down the leg-side, walked across and wanted to glance it past 45, but finds the fielder, in fact missed the ball, rolled off the thigh pad
8.5
1
Usman Khan to D Arcy Short, 1 run, crashed hard off the back foot, but can't get it past mid-off. Backed away and tried to free the arms there for this length ball from Usman Khan
8.4
1
Usman Khan to Maddinson, 1 run, manages to punch-drive this full ball wide of cover
8.3
0
Usman Khan to Maddinson, no run, similiar shot from Maddinson, this time he hits it to the right of the man at mid-wicket
8.2
0
Usman Khan to Maddinson, no run, tucked away to mid-wicket with the angle from left-arm over the wicket, the fielder dives to his left and prevents the run
8.1
1
Usman Khan to D Arcy Short, 1 run, stays leg-side of the ball and tries to drive the ball through the off-side but finds the man at mid-off

Usman Khan, comes into the attack

7.6
1
Shadab Khan to D Arcy Short, 1 run, just a bit of space outside off, Short eases it away to sweeper cover
7.5
0
Shadab Khan to D Arcy Short, no run, this one stays a touch low and Short adjusts well to bunt it back
7.4
0
Shadab Khan to D Arcy Short, no run, flighted around off, defended off the front foot to backward point
7.3
0
Shadab Khan to D Arcy Short, no run, wrong 'un with extra bit of bounce, Short cuts and misses. He was undone by the bounce
7.2
1
Shadab Khan to Maddinson, 1 run, turning into the pads, nudged away to deep square leg
7.1
1
Shadab Khan to D Arcy Short, 1 run, tossed up on middle, Short drives it down to long-on

Shadab Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

6.6
2
Shaheen Afridi to Maddinson, 2 runs, fuller and angling into the southpaw, Maddinson leans across and flicks it through mid-wicket, for a brace. Malik tidies up from long-on
6.6
1
Shaheen Afridi to Maddinson, wide, short and outside off, Maddinson has nothing to do with it, pockets a wide

Nic Maddinson, left handed bat, comes to the crease

6.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Maxwell, out Lbw!! He's got his second wicket. Maxwell departs and Australia in a bit of trouble. Varies his length nicely. After a few back of a length deliveries, pitches one up and gets it to hold its line, Maxwell was expecting the short of length delivery and is rooted to the crease, the feet don't move as he looks to flick, beaten on the inside edge and struck on the back pad. That was dead in front of off-stump. Maxwell lbw b Shaheen Afridi 10(8) [4s-2]

Shaheen Afridi to Maxwell, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

6.4
0
Shaheen Afridi to Maxwell, no run, turned with a closed bat face to mid-wicket, Short is not interested in the single
6.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Maxwell, no run, jaffa! Almost similar to the one that got Finch out. Back of a length delivery coupled with inward movement, he also gets more lift because of his height, Maxwell is cut into half as he is rooted to the crease, beaten comprehensively on the inside edge
6.2
4
Shaheen Afridi to Maxwell, FOUR, fraction short and Maxwell is quick to pick that up, pivots on his back leg and pulls it along the ground through backward square leg, raced away bisecting the two fielders in the deep
6.1
1
Shaheen Afridi to D Arcy Short, 1 run, fuller and around off, eased down to long-on
5.6
0
Faheem Ashraf to Maxwell, no run, on a length and outside off, Maxwell with his feet stuck in cement swings through the line, beaten on the outside edge
5.5
4
Faheem Ashraf to Maxwell, FOUR, poor delivery. Strays on the pads and is put away by Maxwell. Went wide of the crease and angled it into the pads, glanced backward of square leg and the ball raced away
5.4
2
Faheem Ashraf to Maxwell, 2 runs, in the air and wide of the fielder. This back of a length delivery might have held up on the surface, Maxwell checks his flick and chips it uppishly to the right of mid-wicket, sprints back for the second
5.3
0
Faheem Ashraf to Maxwell, no run, fuller and close to off, Maxwell pushes it gently to mid-on

Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.2
0
Faheem Ashraf to Head, out Bowled!! Timbah! The middle stump goes for a walk. Head keeps practising his forward push as he walks back. Wickets in successive overs for Pakistan. Good length delivery with a bit of inward nip, Head looks to play the drive with minimal footwork, the inside edge is found and the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Ashraf enjoyed that. Head b Faheem Ashraf 7(4) [4s-1]

Faheem Ashraf to Head, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

5.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to D Arcy Short, 1 run, leg-stump delivery and Short misses out to put that away, bit of willow before it deflects off the pad to short fine leg
4.6
2
Shaheen Afridi to Head, 2 runs, expensive first over but he had the wicket of Finch in it. So the youngster will take that. Too straight, on off and middle, Head tucks it through mid-wicket and races back for the second
4.5
1
Shaheen Afridi to D Arcy Short, 1 run, short of length around off, dropped with soft hands in front of cover, for a single
4.4
1
Shaheen Afridi to Head, 1 run, back of a length angled in, Head tucks it backward of square leg
4.3
4
Shaheen Afridi to Head, FOUR, loosener and Head cashes in. Off the mark with a boundary. Short and wide outside off, Head scythes the cut in the air and wide of backward point, no chance for third man to get around

Travis Head, left handed bat, comes to the crease

4.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Finch, out Caught by Sarfraz!! Afridi strikes! He's got the big fish and look at him go. Pumping his fists and running around the ground. First game in the series and he has accounted for the in-form Australian captain. Back of a length delivery with some inward movement, Finch is back in the crease, closes the bat face to work it into the on-side and feathers an inside edge to Sarfraz. The movement did him in there. Finch c Sarfraz b Shaheen Afridi 16(11) [4s-3]

Shaheen Afridi to Finch, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

4.1
4
Shaheen Afridi to Finch, FOUR, Finch puts the teenager under pressure immediately. Runs down the wicket while making room, reaches out for the length delivery and carves it over the infield on the off-side

Shaheen Afridi, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

3.6
0
Faheem Ashraf to D Arcy Short, no run, and when he middles one, he finds the fielder. On a length around off, Short drives on the up and picks out extra cover. The fielder fires a throw at the bowler's end and Ashraf is quick to back up, gets applauded by his skipper
3.5
0
Faheem Ashraf to D Arcy Short, no run, he is really struggling. That was a hit-me delivery - short and down leg, Short swivels and cue-ends it to mid-wicket, went on the bounce to the fielder
3.4
1
Faheem Ashraf to Finch, 1 run, tucks the batsman for room and Finch nudges it to the mid-wicket region
3.3
1
Faheem Ashraf to D Arcy Short, 1 run, another mishit from Short's willow. He went for the flat-batted hit and got it high on the bat. It was in the air and just eluded Ashraf's outstretched right hand, single towards mid-off
3.2
1
Faheem Ashraf to Finch, 1 run, follows a backing away Finch with a back of a length delivery, tapped in front of mid-on
3.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to D Arcy Short, 1 run, short and around the hips, whipped away to deep square leg
2.6
1
Amir to D Arcy Short, 1 run, slower delivery and Short taps it in front of the square leg umpire. Thought about the second but decide against it
2.5
1
Amir to Finch, 1 run, on a length and close to off, Finch drops it into the off-side and calls Short through for the single
2.4
1
Amir to D Arcy Short, 1 run, full and slanted into the pads, flicked to mid-wicket and the single is stolen. Sohail is tad slow in getting to the ball
2.3
0
Amir to D Arcy Short, no run, wow! Superb ball from Amir. Went wide of the crease and angled the back of a length delivery into the left-hander, the ball then straightened to leave Short in no man's land, played all round it and is beaten neck and crop
2.2
1
Amir to Finch, 1 run, rolled his fingers across the ball and hence Finch could not time the off-drive, the thick inside edge rolls away backward of square leg, for a single
2.1
1
Amir to D Arcy Short, 1 run, good length ball, Short picks it from off-stump and flicks to deep square leg
1.6
4
Faheem Ashraf to Finch, FOUR, Sarfraz yelled "catch it" but the fielder was nowhere close to the ball. Very similar to the first boundary he struck. Gets a full delivery in his arc and plays the aerial off-drive wide of mid-off
1.5
2
Faheem Ashraf to Finch, leg byes, 2 runs, shortens the length immediately and cramps Finch up, the flick is missed and the ball deflects off the thigh pad towards the square leg region, the duo scamper back
1.4
4
Faheem Ashraf to Finch, FOUR, Finch is off the mark. Very small margins for error against this man. Full and outside off, Finch just goes through the line nonchalantly, lofted over mid-off for a one bounce four
1.3
0
Faheem Ashraf to Finch, no run, short of length around off, punched down the wicket and Ashraf gets a hand in his followthrough
1.2
1
Faheem Ashraf to D Arcy Short, 1 run, almost a repeat of the previous delivery but this time Short finds the outside edge, flies away down to third man, for a single

Slip in place

1.1
0
Faheem Ashraf to D Arcy Short, no run, skiddy back of a length delivery, slanted across the left-hander, Short has a aimless waft at that and misses it by a whisker. Very close to the outside edge

Faheem Ashraf, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Amir to Finch, no run, middles the punch off the back foot, but straight to the fielder at cover
0.5
1
Amir to D Arcy Short, 1 run, good length ball angled in on middle and leg, bunted in front of mid-on for a quick single
0.4
0
Amir to D Arcy Short, no run,
0.3
0
Amir to D Arcy Short, no run, stays back to pat this length ball to backward point
0.2
4
Amir to D Arcy Short, FOUR, loads of width outside off and Short glides it to third man and what has the fielder done there! Doesn't get his body behind the line and makes a mess of it. Through the gates! Shaheen Afridi, the culprit. That won't please Sarfraz
0.1
0
Amir to D Arcy Short, no run, Amir starts with an in-angling good length ball on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

D Arcy Short and Finch are at the crease. D Arcy Short is on strike. Amir will open the attack