Pakistan and Australia in UAE, 5 ODI Series, 2019

Pakistan vs Australia - 5th ODI

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 31 March 2019

Pakistan 307/7

RR: 6.14 | Australia beat Pakistan by 20 runs

commentary

So that is from this game and this series! Another very good one for the Aussies. They have hit a purple patch at the right time. Pakistan on the other hand, have many issues which need to be resolved. They play England next in an ODI series before the World Cup but till then you can enjoy the exclusive coverage of the Indian T20 League. Till then, take care and goodbye!

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says the way everybody contributed was the key in this series. Mentions it is important to stay relaxed and win the crunch moments in the game. Further adds he is very pleased with how things have gone about in this series and the series in India. Informs he changed a few things technically and it went well for him. States Khawaja has really been playing well and was unlucky to not get to a ton. Ends by saying there is always room for improvement but the spin bowling has been a positive.

Pakistan skipper, Imad Wasim, says the way Haris Sohail played was really well. Further adds Shan Masood too was good at the top. Mentions a whitewash is a wake up call for them and they need to improve quickly. Admits the fielding is one part where they need a lot of improvement and they need to be a little more attacking in their approach. States there are a few positives like Abid and Sohail. Ends by saying no matter who they are playing they have to think about winning.

Man of the Match, Glenn Maxwell, says it was a very nice series for him and he feels good about it. He feels the wicket suited his bowling and hence, he was effective. Mentions the consistency heading into the World Cup is a good thing. Ends by saying they have adapted well to the conditions here and are happy with the way the series went.

The Aussie bowlers were decent throughout. They hit the right lines on a wicket which was not assisting the bowlers a lot. Jason Behrendorff was the pick as he finished with a three fer and everybody except for Stoinis had a wicket to their name. A complete bowling effort was needed to defend this total on a flat surface and they did do that. Stay tuned for the presentation in a while.

After a brilliant effort from Khawaja, Maxwell, Finch and Marsh, the Aussies managed to put up a big total on a wicket which was pretty decent to bat on. In reply, Pakistan needed to get off to a good start but they weren't able to do so. They lost Abid in the first over itself but then Haris Sohail and Shan Masood formed a 108-run stand before the opener fell after getting to a half ton. Rizwan too failed to make an impact and the pressure was on Pakistan then but Sohail continued batting well and Akmal gave him good support. The two added another 100-plus run stand and when the duo were batting Pakistan had a huge chance. However, the two fell in quick succession and Pakistan never recovered after that. Wasim did try his best with a half ton but it was an uphill task for him.

Once again it is the Australians who have come out victorious. A comfortable win in the end but Pakistan will feel they did have their chances but it was the visitors who won the crucial moments in the game and hence, emerged victorious.

49.6
0
K Richardson to U Khan, A dot to end! A slower ball outside off, Yasir is way too early in his shot and misses. That is the end of the game. AUSTRALIA COMPLETE THE WHITEWASH AS THEY WIN THE GAME BY 20 RUNS!
49.5
1
K Richardson to I Wasim, Fifty for Imad Wasim. A decent innings by the skipper, tried his best but he had a lot to do. He gets there with a single off an inside edge. He looks to pull but it goes off the inner half and then onto his body, towards the off side.
49.4
0
K Richardson to I Wasim, A good length delivery on leg, Wasom hits it straight to the bowler.
49.3
0
K Richardson to I Wasim, A good delivery by Richardson. Keeping it away from Imad's hitting zone. Short outside off. Imad Wasim fails to connect.
49.3
0
K Richardson to I Wasim, Wide! Just little too wide by Richardson.
49.2
0
K Richardson to I Wasim, A very slow paced delivery. Short outside off, Wasim fails to get any connection between the ball and the bat.
49.1
2
K Richardson to I Wasim, A short of a length on off, no pace on the delivery. Wasim smashes it from his back foot to long off. Two picked up.
48.6
0
J Behrendorff to Y Shah, OUT! In the air... and Yasir Shah departs! He needed to go for it and falls in the attempt to do so. The slower ball on middle, Yasir needed to generate all the power as he went for the big hit. Does not get the desired distance and holes out at long on where Finch takes it. Just 10 from this over, now I write just because it is a very good one in the context of the game. Pakistan need 25 in the last over.
48.5
1
J Behrendorff to I Wasim, A back of a length on off, Jason rolling his figures on this, Wasim cuts it to covers for a single.
48.5
0
J Behrendorff to I Wasim, WIDE! A slower bouncer but this goes above Imad's head. Wided.
48.4
1
J Behrendorff to Y Shah, Very smart from Jason, A slower one! Pitching short and Shah wait for and pulls it to short fine leg for a single.
48.3
2
J Behrendorff to Y Shah, Short delivery on leg, Shah pulls it hard to long on. Batsmen takes two.
48.2
1
J Behrendorff to I Wasim, A short delivery to follow and Wasim punches to point for a run.
48.1
4
J Behrendorff to I Wasim, FOUR! Imad starts with a boundary! A good start to the over. A short delivery on off, Imad slaps it to the wide mid off region.
47.6
1
K Richardson to I Wasim, A single to end a top class over from Richardson. The good thing for Pakistan is, Wasim keeps strike as he hits it down to long on. 35 in 12 needed.
47.5
2
K Richardson to I Wasim, A couple! Still no boundary. Good bowling by Kane. He keeps it away from the striking zone of Imad. It is hit through covers for a couple.
47.4
1
K Richardson to Y Shah, A full toss but Shah can't take toll of it. He hits it on the bounce to the sweeper cover fielder. A single.
47.3
1
K Richardson to I Wasim, Good delivery! The slower bouncer. Imad is done in by the pace. He mistimes his pull towards mid-wicket for a run. Singles are something the Aussies won't mind.
47.2
1
K Richardson to Y Shah, Short again and outside off, Shah slaps it down to long off for a run.
47.1
0
K Richardson to Y Shah, Almost a run out there! Yasir hammers the ball back towards Richardson. He does really well to collect it in his followthrough. He then turns and mimes a throw at the non-striker's end where Imad dives in. Had he thrown it, it would have been close. Should have actually as that would surely have been game over if Imad would have been run out.
46.6
4
J Behrendorff to I Wasim, FOUR! Off the outside edge this time! Imad keeping the Pakistan hopes alive! Length delivery outside off, Wasim slashes at it but the ball flies off the outside edge and to the third man fence. 41 from the last 3 overs needed.
46.5
1
J Behrendorff to Y Shah, Just a single! Bowls it on the body of Yasir, cramping him for room. Shah looks to pull but gets an inside edge towards the mid-wicket region for a run.
46.4
2
J Behrendorff to Y Shah, Yasir has hit that well! Short and on middle, Shah pulls it through mid-wicket and the batsmen take two. 46 needed from 20.
46.3
1
J Behrendorff to I Wasim, Excellent fielding by Lyon to keep that to only one. Short and on the body, Wasim pulls it to the left of NL. He covers ground quickly and does not allow the second.
46.2
4
J Behrendorff to I Wasim, FOUR! Off the inside edge but Pakistan won't care! This is full and it tails back in. Imad swigs but it goes off the inside edge, past the leg pole and to the fine leg fence. The captain ain't going down without a fight here.
46.1
2
J Behrendorff to I Wasim, Good running! This is flicked towards the man at square leg. It is to his right. They take one and then go for the second. A longer boundary so they just about make it.
45.6
1
K Richardson to I Wasim, Kane bowls this short, Wasim pulls it mid-wicket and retain the strike. Single added.
45.5
4
K Richardson to I Wasim, FOUR! Imad connects well. Short length outside off Wasim slices it towards the cover region for a boundary.
45.4
0
K Richardson to I Wasim, Another dot ball, adding pressure to Pakistan. A short delivery on off, Wasim smashes it straight to covers.
45.3
0
K Richardson to I Wasim, Wasim is beaten. Richardson bowls this outside off, Wasim fails to get any connection.
45.2
1
K Richardson to Y Shah, A back of a length, Shah clears his front leg and tries to strikes it above bowler's head but gets an inside edge onto the ground for a single.
45.1
0
K Richardson to Y Shah, Full on middle, Shah flicks it to mid-wicket.
44.6
1
A Zampa to Y Shah, A back of a length on off, Shah taps it to point for a run.
44.5
1
A Zampa to I Wasim, Looks for three in three. Misses it, drives this on to mid off for a run.
44.4
4
A Zampa to I Wasim, FOUR! What a sound from the willow. Clears his front leg and smashes it downtown for another boundary.
44.3
4
A Zampa to I Wasim, FOUR! And Imad goes full swing. Back of a length of leg, Wasim pulls it to mid-wicket for a run.
44.2
1
A Zampa to Y Shah, Gets it this time, Shah guides it to point for a run. Over to Imad.
44.1
0
A Zampa to Y Shah, Zampa fires this one outside off, Shah looks to play it to third man, fails to connect.
44.1
0
A Zampa to Y Shah, WIDE! Zampa sldies down the leg. Wided
43.6
0
J Behrendorff to S Ali, OUT! Pakistan have now lost their way completely. The last recognized batsman is making his way back to the pavilion. Imad Wasim now probably has to do it on his own now. Saad takes a few steps ahead and then looks to flick it over the mid-wicket fence. Does not get the timing on this one and Shaun Marsh there takes an easy catch. Australia's game now one would believe. 73 more needed in 36 balls.
43.5
1
J Behrendorff to I Wasim, A length delivery on leg, Wasim flicks it to mid on for a run.
43.4
0
J Behrendorff to I Wasim, Good come back of Jason, bowls this short and Wasim fails to put his bat on the ball.
43.3
6
J Behrendorff to I Wasim, SIX! Right in the slot for Imad wasim. A length delivery on off, Wasim clears his front leg and tonks it above long off region for SIX!
43.2
1
J Behrendorff to S Ali, Back of a length on leg, Saad plays it to covers on for a run.
43.1
1
J Behrendorff to I Wasim, Short delivery on off, Imad hits it straight for a single.

Jason Behrendorff is back on.

42.6
1
A Zampa to I Wasim, Shorter length on middle, Wasim works it to mid-wicket for a run. A tight over by Zampa. This will only build the pressure on Pakistan, they need to get going here.
42.5
0
A Zampa to I Wasim, A back of a length on middle, Wasim blocks it.
42.4
0
A Zampa to I Wasim, A quicker one from Zampa, Imad looks for a cut but misses.
42.3
0
A Zampa to I Wasim, Full on off, Imad blocks it.
42.2
1
A Zampa to S Ali, A short delivery on middle, Saad pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.
42.1
1
A Zampa to I Wasim, Back of a length on off, Imad tucks it to cover for a single.
41.6
0
N Lyon to S Ali, Similar length on off, Ali punches it to point.
41.5
0
N Lyon to S Ali, Short delivery on off, Saad cuts it to point.
41.4
1
N Lyon to I Wasim, Full on leg, drives it to long on.
41.3
0
N Lyon to I Wasim, Back of a length on off, kept away by Sohail.
41.2
1
N Lyon to S Ali, Full on off, Ali taps it to point and runs for a single.
41.1
0
N Lyon to S Ali, Back of a length on off, Saad cuts it to point.
40.6
1
K Richardson to S Ali, This is punched through the covers for a run.
40.5
0
K Richardson to S Ali, Shorter on off, Ali guides it to point.
40.4
0
K Richardson to S Ali, Back of a length on off, it is kept out.
40.3
1
K Richardson to I Wasim, Eases this through mid off for a run.

Imad Wasim is the new man in.

40.2
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, OUT! There goes the centurion! Both the set batsmen are back in the hut. This is a body blow for the hosts, they needed Sohail to play for a longer time. A soft dismissal to be honest. It is not such a great delivery, short and outside off. Sohail cuts it uppishly but straight to the man at point, Lyon there takes it. The ball maybe was too close for him to play that shot and hence could not get the elevation. Nevertheless, he walks back after playing an excellent innings. Has brought Pakistan to a position where they can think of winning the game. However, they now have two new batsmen out in the middle at a time where they need to up the ante.
40.1
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Back of a length on leg, Sohail keeps it away.

Powerplay 3 signaled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the game.

39.6
0
N Lyon to S Ali, On the stumps, kept out.
39.5
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, A single as Sohail hits it through covers.
39.4
0
N Lyon to U Akmal, OUT! Akmal holes out! Timely breakthrough for the Aussies. The 102-run stand has been broken. The bowling change does the trick. Lyon tosses it up on middle, Akmal dances down the track and then looks to go over mid-wicket. He only manages to hit it high up in the air towards wide long on. Jason Behrendorff there settles under it and takes it. The game is evenly poised heading into the last 10.
39.3
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, A shorter length delivery on off, Sohail punches it covers. Single added.
39.2
1
N Lyon to U Akmal, A back of a length on off, Akmal cuts it to point region for a run.
39.1
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, A flighted delivery on off, Sohail drives it to covers. 100 partnership is up, they need to continue the good work and bring the team home.

Nathan Lyon is back.

38.6
4
K Richardson to U Akmal, FOUR! Top shot from Akmal. Fuller length on off, Akmal lifts it over covers for a boundary.
38.5
1
K Richardson to H Sohail, In the air... But Safe. A short pitch delivery on leg, Sohail pulls it but gets a top edge but he is safe.
38.4
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Full on off, blocked.
38.3
4
K Richardson to H Sohail, FOUR! Makes full use of short and wide, Sohail cuts it to through point for a boundary.
38.2
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, A length delivery out side off, Sohail looks to drive fails to connect.
38.1
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, blocked.
37.6
2
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Shorter delivery on off, Akmal cuts it to through covers for a double.
37.5
2
G Maxwell to U Akmal, A back of a length, Akmal punches it point for a double.
37.4
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Sohail punches it to mid off for a single.
37.3
1
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Full on leg, Akmal drives it to mid on for a single.
37.2
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Flatter delivery on leg, HS comes down the tracks and flicks it to short fine leg for a run.
37.1
0
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Back of a length delivery on off, Sohail plays it straight to the bowler.

DRINKS!

36.6
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, Uppish but wide! Just! Sohail comes down the track and takes it on the full. He whips it uppishly to the right of the fielder at mid-wicket for a single down towards wide long on.
36.5
1
A Zampa to U Akmal, Stump-to-stump line again, the batsman flicks it in front of square for a single.
36.4
0
A Zampa to U Akmal, On the stumps, worked to mid-wicket.
36.3
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, Flighted ball on middle, Sohail works it through mid-wicket and a single is taken.
36.2
1
A Zampa to U Akmal, Another low full toss on the pads, this is flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
36.1
4
A Zampa to U Akmal, FOUR! Finds the gap! A low full toss on off, Akmal hits it between covers and short covers for a boundary. Ideal start to the over, they need to make it count though.
35.6
1
G Maxwell to U Akmal, A little flight on the ball by Maxwell, Akmal drives it to mid on for a run.
35.5
0
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Fuller length on off, blocked by Akmal.
35.4
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Full on off, Sohail drives it to mid off for a run.
35.3
0
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, blocked.
35.2
1
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Full on leg, Akmal flicks it to square leg for a single.
35.1
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Back of a length on middle and leg, Sohail drives it through covers for a run.
34.6
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, Sohail charges again, Zampa changes his length, bowls this flatter. Haris drives it to mid on. Single added. Pakistan need 121 of 90 balls.
34.5
6
A Zampa to H Sohail, SIX! A flighted delivery on off, Sohail dances down the track and lifts it above long off boundary. A super shot that.
34.4
1
A Zampa to U Akmal, Full on off, Akmal drives it to mid off for a single. 200 up for Pakistan.
34.3
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, A back of a length on off, Sohail drives it to covers. Single added.
34.2
1
A Zampa to U Akmal, A flatter delivery on off, Umar Akmal steps out and punches it to long off for a single.
34.1
0
A Zampa to U Akmal, Back of a length on middle and leg, kept away by Akmal.

Adam Zampa is back on.

33.6
1
M Stoinis to U Akmal, A slower one, short pitch delivery, Akmal pulls it to fine leg. Single added.
33.5
1
M Stoinis to H Sohail, Another short ball by Stoinis, Sohail pulls it to square leg for a run.
33.4
4
M Stoinis to H Sohail, FOUR! That is thrashed. A slower delivery on leg, Sohail clears his leg and pulls it to mid-wicket for a boundary. A whack.
33.3
1
M Stoinis to U Akmal, A short delivery on off, Akmal pulls it to mid-wicket and runs for a single.
33.2
1
M Stoinis to H Sohail, A short of a good length delivery on off, Sohail punches it to point for a single.
33.1
0
M Stoinis to H Sohail, A bouncer on middle, Sohail ducks under it.
32.6
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
32.5
2
N Lyon to H Sohail, 100 for Sohail, his second ODI ton and both have come in this series. He holds the key though for Pakistan here. Came in when they had lost an early wicket but has payed really well. Needs to stay there till the end though. He gets there with a flick through square leg for a couple. Takes his helmet off and soaks in the applause.
32.4
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Full on leg, defended. Sohail still on 99.
32.3
1
N Lyon to U Akmal, Full on off Akmal taps it to point for a run.
32.2
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Full on leg, Sohail flicks it mid-wicket for single and moves to 99.
32.1
1
N Lyon to U Akmal, Lyon fires this on off, Akmal taps it to covers for a single.
31.6
4
M Stoinis to H Sohail, FOUR! A short delivery outside off, Sohail upper cuts it above short third man for a boundary to his name.
31.5
0
M Stoinis to H Sohail, Length on off, blocked.
31.4
0
M Stoinis to H Sohail, A bouncer on middle, Sohail ducks under it.
31.3
1
M Stoinis to U Akmal, Full on middle and leg, Akmal drives it to mid on for a single.
31.2
1
M Stoinis to H Sohail, Shorter length on off, Sohail punches it to point for a single.
31.1
2
M Stoinis to H Sohail, A back of a length Sohail flicks it to square leg for a double.
30.6
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, A shorter delivery on leg, Sohail punches it to mid on for a run.
30.5
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, A quicker one on off, blocked by Sohail.
30.4
1
N Lyon to U Akmal, A back of a length outside off, Akmal guides it to third man for a single.
30.3
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Full on leg, Haris drives it long on.
30.2
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, A flatter delivery on off, Sohail dances down and drives it to covers.
30.1
1
N Lyon to U Akmal, A back of a length Akmal flicks it to square leg for a single.
29.6
1
M Stoinis to U Akmal, A short delivery on middle, Akmal pulls it towards the fine leg region. Single added.
29.5
0
M Stoinis to U Akmal, Full on off, blocked.
29.4
1
M Stoinis to H Sohail, A back of a length delivery, Sohail flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
29.3
1
M Stoinis to U Akmal, A short delivery on middle, Akmal pulls it to fine leg for a run.
29.2
0
M Stoinis to U Akmal, Full on around off, Akmal flicks it to mid-wicket.
29.1
1
M Stoinis to H Sohail, Full on leg, Sohail drives it to long on for a single.

Marcus Stoinis is on now.

28.6
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, A back of a length on off, Sohail drives it through covers. Single added.
28.5
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, A floated delivery on off, Haris punches it to point.
28.4
1
N Lyon to U Akmal, A shorter delivery on off, Akmal taps it to point. Single added.
28.3
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail drives it to covers for a single.
28.2
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Back of a length on middle, blocked.
28.1
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, A quicker one on leg, Sohail gets an outside edge onto the ground.

Nathan Lyon is back on.

27.6
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Full on leg, Sohail flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
27.5
1
G Maxwell to U Akmal, A back of a length delivery on off, Akmal taps it to point and runs for a single.
27.4
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Full on leg, Sohail drives it to long on for a single.
27.3
1
G Maxwell to U Akmal, A back of a length on off, Akmal taps and runs for a single.
27.2
0
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Back of a length on leg, Umar keeps it away.
27.1
4
G Maxwell to U Akmal, FOUR! A flighted delivery on off, Akmal dances down and chips it over mid off for a boundary.
26.6
4
A Zampa to H Sohail, FOUR! A flighted delivery on off, Sohail goes hard for a drive, gets an outside edge. The ball races to third man boundary.
26.5
0
A Zampa to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, blocked.
26.4
1
A Zampa to U Akmal, A length delivery on leg, Umar flicks it to square leg for a single.
26.3
0
A Zampa to U Akmal, A back of a length on leg, Akmal blocks it.
26.2
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, A flighted delivery on off, Sohail drives it to sweeper cover for a run.
26.1
1
A Zampa to U Akmal, A tossed up delivery on leg, Akmal drives it to long on for a single.
25.6
1
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Full on leg, Akmal flicks it to mid-wicket for a run.
25.5
0
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Full on off, Akmal drives it to mid off.
25.4
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, Haris punches it to covers for a run.
25.3
1
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Full on leg, Umar flicks it to square leg for a run.
25.2
0
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Full on leg, blocked.
25.1
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, A back of a length on off, Sohail punches it to covers for a single.
24.6
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, Full on middle and leg, Sohail drives it to mid on. Single added.
24.5
4
A Zampa to H Sohail, FOUR! Wrong one, picked by Sohail, steps out of his crease and just lifts it above mid off for a boundary.
24.4
1
A Zampa to U Akmal, A short delivery on leg, Akmal pulls it to square leg for a single.
24.3
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, Full on leg, Sohail flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
24.2
1
A Zampa to U Akmal, Full on off, Akmal drives it to mid off for a single.
24.1
0
A Zampa to U Akmal, A back of a length on middle and leg, Akmal flicks it to mid-wicket but gets an inside edge, between his legs.
23.6
0
G Maxwell to H Sohail, The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground.
23.5
1
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Shorter in length, Akmal goes back and punches it down the ground for a run.
23.4
0
G Maxwell to U Akmal, On the stumps, it is kept out.

Umar Akmal is the new man in.

23.3
0
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, OUT! In the air... taken! A very, very good catch there by Lyon but also credit to the Aussie skipper and Maxwell. We saw Rizwan clear mid off a ball before for a boundary. Finch still had that fielder in the ring. Rizwan tries to do the same, this time though the ball is a little more fuller which means it is difficult for the batsman to get under it. He does not get the elevation he wanted, Lyon at mid off, moves to his right and takes the catch with his hand stretched above his head. Rizwan is disappointed and rightly so. Big wicket for Australia as the wicket-keeper batsman was in good form. Pakistan in a spot of bother here.
23.2
0
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Back of a length on off, Rizwan blocks it.
23.1
4
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, A tossed up delivery on leg, Rizwan goes inside out above mid off for a boundary.
22.6
1
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Full on off, Rizwan runs for a single.
22.5
0
A Zampa to M Rizwan, A quicker one on off, drifting into the off stump, Rizwan punches it to covers.
22.4
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail punches it to point to single.
22.4
0
A Zampa to M Rizwan, WIDE! Follows by another wide, Careys fails to gather and batsmen steals a single.
22.4
0
A Zampa to M Rizwan, WIDE! Zampa bowls this one down the leg side.
22.3
2
A Zampa to M Rizwan, A floated delivery on off, Rizwan sweeps it to square leg for a double.
22.2
2
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Plays the sweep and it is fine down the leg side. Two taken.
22.1
0
A Zampa to M Rizwan, This is tossed up on off, Rizwan look to drive but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
21.6
0
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Short delivery, Sohail cuts it to point.
21.5
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Flighted delivery on middle, the batsman sweeps it towards square leg for a run.
21.4
0
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Floated on middle, Rizwan keeps it out.
21.3
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Full on off, Haris drives it towards covers for a run.
21.2
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rizwan tucks it towards the square leg for a run.
21.1
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Flighted delivery on middle, Sohail flicks it towards square leg for a run.
20.6
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
20.5
0
A Zampa to H Sohail, On the middle pole, Sohail works it to mid-wicket once again.
20.4
0
A Zampa to H Sohail, This is worked to mid-wicket for no runs.
20.3
0
A Zampa to H Sohail, On the stump, kept out.
20.2
6
A Zampa to H Sohail, SIX! All the way! Excellent use of the feet there. Dances down the track and makes it into a full toss. Sohail then lofts it over the long off fence.
20.1
0
A Zampa to H Sohail, Tosses it up on off, Haris pushes it to covers.
19.6
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Tossed up on off, Sohail plays it towards covers for a run.
19.5
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Flighted delivery on middle, Rizwan flicks it towards square leg for a run.
19.4
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Full on off, Haris plays it towards covers for a run.
19.3
0
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Floated on middle, Sohail defends it off the back foot.
19.2
0
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Tossed up on middle, Sohail blocks it out.
19.1
0
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Floated on off, Sohail drives it to covers.
18.6
0
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Tossed up on off, Rizwan defends it out.

Mohammad Rizwan is the new man in.

18.5
0
A Zampa to S Masood, OUT! That was as plumb as it gets. Zampa gets the big wicket. It was a slider bowled on middle, Masood looks to pull but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Shan Masood does not go for the review and makes a long walk back to the pavilion. It was a perfect decision from the umpire. Probably it would have hit the middle stump. A big wicket for the visitors, this partnership was looking dangerous.
18.4
0
A Zampa to S Masood, Tossed up on leg, Masood nudges it to the leg side.
18.3
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, Full on middle, Sohail drives it towards mid on for a run.
18.2
1
A Zampa to S Masood, 50 for Shan Masood. His first ODI fifty. Floated on middle, Masood flicks it towards square leg for a single.
18.1
2
A Zampa to S Masood, Tossed up on middle, Masood plays a reverse sweep towards point. The batsmen pick up a couple.

Adam Zampa is on now.

17.6
1
N Lyon to S Masood, On the shorter side, it is pushed through covers for another single.
17.5
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
17.4
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Chips this through mid on and takes one.
17.3
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Just outside off, Sohail cuts it but straight to point.
17.2
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, On the stumps, this is pushed back to the bowler.
17.1
1
N Lyon to S Masood, This is fired on the stumps, the batter goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
16.6
1
N Lyon to S Masood, Short and outside off, Shan cuts it towards point for a run. 18 runs have come from Lyon's last two overs.
16.5
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Flighted delivery on middle, Sohail flicks it towards square leg for a run.
16.4
1
N Lyon to S Masood, 100 up for Pakistan. Tossed up on middle, Masood flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
16.3
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Floated on off, Shan comes down the track and plays it towards covers for a single.
16.2
1
N Lyon to S Masood, Tossed up on middle, Masood drives it towards mid off for a run.
16.1
4
N Lyon to S Masood, FOUR! Good start to the over. Good shot from Shan. Short and outside off, Masood plays a late cut towards third man for a boundary.
15.6
0
G Maxwell to H Sohail, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
15.5
0
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Shorter and outside off, Sohail looks to cut but misses.
15.4
0
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Slower through the air on middle, it is worked towards mid-wicket.
15.3
1
G Maxwell to S Masood, Eased down to long on for a single.
15.2
0
G Maxwell to S Masood, On the stumps, worked to mid-wicket.
15.1
0
G Maxwell to S Masood, Floats it up on the stumps, the batsman strokes it to mid on.
14.6
4
N Lyon to H Sohail, FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Full on off, Sohail drives it through covers for a boundary. 9 runs have come from the over.
14.5
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Tossed up on middle, Sohail comes down the track and defends it out.
14.4
4
N Lyon to H Sohail, FOUR! Fifty for Haris Sohail. Fine innings from him. Short and outside off, Sohail makes room and cuts it through point for a boundary.
14.3
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Short and outside off, Haris plays it to point.
14.2
1
N Lyon to S Masood, Floated on off, Masood makes room and cuts it towards point for a run.
14.1
0
N Lyon to S Masood, Short and outside off, Masood cuts it to point.
13.6
1
G Maxwell to S Masood, The batter uses his feet and then hits it through covers for a run.
13.5
0
G Maxwell to S Masood, On the stumps, blocked.
13.4
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Flicked with the angle through mid-wicket for a run.
13.3
1
G Maxwell to S Masood, This is eased down to long on and a run is taken.
13.2
2
G Maxwell to S Masood, Overthrow! Bonus runs for the hosts! This is eased down to long off and the batsmen take a run. The fielder there hits the bull's eye at the non-striker's end. The ball ricochets away from the fielder backing up and two is taken.
13.1
1
G Maxwell to H Sohail, Full and on off, this is stroked to mid off.

Glenn Maxwell is on now.

12.6
1
K Richardson to S Masood, Masood flicks this to mid-wicket for a single.
12.5
0
K Richardson to S Masood, Full on leg, Shan looks for a punch but misses it.
12.4
1
K Richardson to H Sohail, Length on leg, Sohail flicks this one to square leg for a boundary.
12.3
4
K Richardson to H Sohail, FOUR! Crisp! A back of a length on off, Sohail punches it to the point region for a boundary.
12.2
2
K Richardson to H Sohail, Fuller length on off, Sohail plays it to third man for a double.
12.1
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Full on off, defended.
11.6
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Same length, Sohail flicks it to square leg for a single.
11.5
1
N Lyon to S Masood, Back of a length on leg, Shan flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
11.4
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, A tossed up delivery on off, Sohail drives it to long off for a single.
11.3
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Full on off, defended.
11.2
2
N Lyon to H Sohail, A back of a length on off, Sohail punches it to covers for a double.
11.1
1
N Lyon to S Masood, A short delivery on off, Masood cuts it to point for a single.
10.6
4
K Richardson to H Sohail, FOUR! A welcome boundary for Pakistan. Length on off, Sohail tries a drive but get an edge towards the third man region for a single.
10.5
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail punches it to point.
10.4
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Beaten! Length outside off, Sohails looks to drives but fails to connect.
10.3
1
K Richardson to S Masood, Back of a length on leg, Masood flicks it to square leg for a run.
10.2
2
K Richardson to S Masood, Short delivery by Kane, Masood pulls it to square leg for a run.
10.1
0
K Richardson to S Masood, Length ball around middle, Shan punches it to mid on.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over. Also, Kane Richardson is back on.

9.6
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail punches it to covers.
9.5
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Full on off, Haris puts it away.
9.4
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, A tossed up delivery on off, Sohail dances down and pads it away.
9.3
1
N Lyon to S Masood, Back of a length on leg, Masood flicks it to mid-wicket. Single added.
9.2
0
N Lyon to S Masood, Shorter length on off, Masood blocks it.
9.1
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, A back of a length on off, Sohail drives it mid off for a single. A nice stop by Stoinis.
8.6
0
J Behrendorff to S Masood, Full and on off, this is stroked to mid off.
8.5
1
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, Sensible batting! Follows the boundary with a single to mid on.
8.4
4
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, FOUR! DEFT! Sohail waits for the ball to come to him and then opens the face at the very end. Guides it past short third man for a boundary.
8.3
1
J Behrendorff to S Masood, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
8.2
1
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, Full on leg, Sohail tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
8.1
6
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, SIX! Out of the screws. A short delivery on leg, Sohail pulls it to the mid-wicket region for a six.
7.6
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Sohail works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
7.5
1
N Lyon to S Masood, Back of a length on leg, Masood flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
7.4
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Sohail dances down the track and drives but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Single added.
7.3
1
N Lyon to S Masood, Back of a length on leg, Sohail flicks it mid-wicket to single.
7.2
0
N Lyon to S Masood, Back of a length on off, Haris drives it to covers.
7.1
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Lyon starts with bowling this one short, Sohail flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.

Nathan Lyon is on now.

6.6
0
J Behrendorff to S Masood, Another solid drive but to mid off this time.
6.5
0
J Behrendorff to S Masood, A crisp drive but mid on gets to his right and stops it.
6.4
4
J Behrendorff to S Masood, FOUR! Excellent shot! Slightest of width on offer and the batter pounces on it. He lets the ball come to him and then guides it late past point for a boundary.
6.3
0
J Behrendorff to S Masood, Slightly fuller and Masood drives it back firmly towards the bowler.
6.2
0
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, Another confident looking drive on the up but to cover-point.
6.1
0
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, Good length and ouside off, Masood mistimes his drive to covers.
5.6
1
K Richardson to S Masood, A single to end as this is worked through mid-wicket for a run.
5.5
0
K Richardson to S Masood, Lands it on a length around off, Sohail pushes it to mid off.
5.4
4
K Richardson to H Sohail, FOUR! Short ball and put away! Masood gets on top of the bounce and hits it through point. No stopping it once it goes past the fielders in the ring.
5.3
1
K Richardson to H Sohail, A push of the back foot towards mid off sees the batters take a run.
5.2
1
K Richardson to S Masood, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
5.1
2
K Richardson to S Masood, A back of a length on middle and leg, Shan flicks it to mid-wicket for a double.
4.6
0
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, Good length on off, Sohail drives it to covers. Handscomb there saves it by diving to his right.
4.5
1
J Behrendorff to S Masood, Full on leg and middle, Masood drives it to mid on for a single.
4.4
0
J Behrendorff to S Masood, Full on leg, Shan flicks it to mid-wicket.
4.3
2
J Behrendorff to S Masood, A back of a length on off, Masood guides it to third man for a double.
4.2
1
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, Sohail plays this late to third man for a run.
4.1
0
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, Super delivery. A length delivery angling in for Sohail and shapes away after pitching. Beats Haris who was looking for a drive.
3.6
0
K Richardson to S Masood, Length delivery on off, Masood punches it to point.
3.5
1
K Richardson to H Sohail, Richardson bowls this outside off, Sohail guides it to third man for a single.
3.4
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Good length on off, blocked by Sohail.
3.3
2
K Richardson to H Sohail, Length delivery on off, Haris opens face of the bat towards the third man region. Two taken.
3.2
4
K Richardson to H Sohail, FOUR! Up and over. A margin of error from Richardson pitching outside off, Sohail juts lifts it above covers for a boundary.
3.1
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, A good length delivery on off, drives it to covers.
2.6
0
J Behrendorff to S Masood, Full on off, Shan blocks it.
2.5
2
J Behrendorff to S Masood, Length delivery on off, Masood drives it through covers for a double
2.4
2
J Behrendorff to S Masood, Full on leg, Masood flicks it towards mid-wicket for a double.
2.3
1
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, A back of a length on off, Haris just guides it to third man for a single.
2.2
2
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, A good length delivery on off, Sohail lifts it over mid off for a double.
2.1
1
J Behrendorff to S Masood, Back of a length on leg, Shan flicks it to short fine leg for a single.
1.6
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Length on leg, Sohail flicks it to mid-wicket.
1.5
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Full on off, Sohail blocks it.
1.5
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Wide! Richardson drifts down the leg side.
1.4
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail punches it to covers.
1.3
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, defended by Haris.
1.2
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, Length delivery on leg, Sohail drives it mid on.
1.1
1
K Richardson to S Masood, Richardson bowls this full on leg, Masood flicks it to square leg for a single.

Kane Richardson to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, A dot to end a top class first over. Back of a length on off, Sohail blocks it out.
0.5
0
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, A length ball on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
0.4
0
J Behrendorff to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail stands tall and keeps it out.

Haris Sohail is the new man in.

0.3
0
J Behrendorff to A Ali, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! A century in his first game and a golden duck in his second. Jason draws first blood and Australia are up and running. This is bowled on off and then angling away. Ali is drawn into a stroke. He tries to defend but the angle away does him in. He ends up playing inside the line, the ball kisses the outside edge and goes into the hands of the keeper. Pakistan are off to a poor start chasing a big score.
0.2
1
J Behrendorff to S Masood, A little too straight and this is flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. Pakistan are underway.
0.1
0
J Behrendorff to S Masood, Right on the money to begin with! Length and around off, Masood lunges and keeps it out.

We are back for the chase! The Australian players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the Pakistan openers, Shan Masood and Abid Ali. The former will be on strike and he will face Jason Behrendorff who has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...