2nd Test,
The Ashes, 2017-18, Adelaide

Australia vs England

02 December 2017 09:00 (IST)

1st T20I, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, 12 September 2017

Pakistan vs World XI

World XI 2nd Inn:177/7 (20)

Ben Cutting* 0 (0);Darren Sammy 29 (16);
Rumman Raees* 3-0-37-2; Hasan Ali 4-0-44-0;

Last bat: Thisara Perera

Result: Pakistan won by 20 runs.

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World XI Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Tamim Iqbal b Raees 18 18 3 0 100
Hashim Amla c Imad Wasim & b Raees 26 17 4 1 152.94
Tim Paine(wk) c Raees & b Sohail Khan 25 25 2 1 100
Faf du Plessis(c) c (sub)Aamer Yamin & b Shadab Khan 29 18 4 1 161.11
David Miller st Sarfraz & b Shadab Khan 9 7 0 1 128.57
Grant Elliott c Imad Wasim & b Sohail Khan 14 8 2 0 175
Thisara Perera runout (Hasan Ali) 17 11 3 0 154.55
Darren Sammy not out 29 16 1 3 181.25
Ben Cutting not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Morne Morkel dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Imran Tahir dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 6, w - 4, nb - 0)10
Total(177 for 7 in 20 overs)177 (8.85 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/43 (Tamim Iqbal, 5.2 ov.) 2/48 (Hashim Amla, 5.6 ov.) 3/101 (Faf du Plessis, 12.3 ov.)
4/108 (Tim Paine, 13.3 ov.) 5/123 (David Miller, 14.5 ov.) 6/145 (Grant Elliott, 16.3 ov.)
7/173 (Thisara Perera, 19.5 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Imad Wasim 4 0 22 0 5.5 (1w)
Sohail Khan 4 0 28 2 7 (1w)
Hasan Ali 4 0 44 0 11  
Rumman Raees 3 0 37 2 12.33 (1w)
Fahim Ashraf 1 0 7 0 7  
Shadab Khan 4 0 33 2 8.25 (1w)
               

Pakistan Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Fakhar Zaman c Amla & b Morne Morkel 8 4 2 0 200
Ahmed Shehzad c Sammy & b Cutting 39 34 3 0 114.71
Babar Azam c Miller & b Tahir 86 52 10 2 165.38
Shoaib Malik b Thisara Perera 38 20 4 2 190
Sarfraz Ahmed(c) & (wk) c Paine & b Thisara Perera 4 5 0 0 80
Imad Wasim not out 15 4 0 2 375
Fahim Ashraf not out 0 1 0 0 0
Shadab Khan dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Sohail Khan dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Hasan Ali dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Rumman Raees dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 1, w - 6, nb - 0)7
Total(197 for 5 in 20 overs)197 (9.85 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/8 (Fakhar Zaman, 0.4 ov.) 2/130 (Ahmed Shehzad, 14.1 ov.) 3/142 (Babar Azam, 15.5 ov.)
4/161 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 17.6 ov.) 5/182 (Shoaib Malik, 19.2 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Morne Morkel 4 0 32 1 8  
Thisara Perera 4 0 51 2 12.75  
Ben Cutting 4 0 38 1 9.5 (1w)
Imran Tahir 4 0 34 1 8.5 (5w)
Grant Elliott 2 0 17 0 8.5  
Darren Sammy 2 0 24 0 12  
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

Khan to Amla, FOUR, goes back to a length and stabs it wide of mid-on. Hasan Ali chases it all the way, dives in front, two-handed, but cannot stop it. My co-commentator's in splits for some reason

6

Wasim to Amla, SIX, arm-ball pitchin' just a touch short and it's disappeared. Makes room but sees the ball following him, so uses his wrists and powers it over long-on. Quite a beautiful shot that

4

Khan to Tamim, FOUR, backs away and despite the fact that there's not much room, Tamim has thrusted it through covers, where half-a-stop makes no different - hit so hard!

4

Khan to Tamim, FOUR, weight in in front but he takes a back of a length ball on and hammers it over mid-wicket

4

Ali to Amla, FOUR, have you seen half-a-drive go for a boundary? Well read on. A full ball, picked up and lofted over extra cover with no followthrough. That's not even a full-blooded drive or a punch, if you call it that

4

Ali to Amla, FOUR, now gets a shortish delivery that's too straight and he's worked magic with his wrists, again. Finds the gap through short fine leg

4

to Tamim, FOUR, front leg goes across and so he's able to play all around it, opening the leg-side region behind square. Nicely on top of that glancy flick

W

to Tamim, out Bowled!! And misses it. Makes room while shimmying down the track and just isn't able to get under this full delivery aimed at the stumps. Credit to for sticking to the original line and length. Tamim b 18(18) [4s-3]

4

to Amla, FOUR, this is an exhibition of what wrists can be like. A slower back of a length delivery and Amla has played it off the front foot, climbing on top of the shot with mere wrists. Cocks therm last minute and floats them over the fielder at mid-on. Wow

W

to Amla, out Caught by Imad Wasim!! Rumman gets 2 wickets in his first over. Amla's been eaten up by the lack of pace on that ball. Is early in his loft that's intended to clear the off-side infield, and chips it straight to extra cover. Falls last ball of the powerplay too in trying to get as much as he could! Amla c Imad Wasim b 26(17) [4s-4 6s-1]

4

Ashraf to Paine, FOUR, short on leg-stump and pulled somehow to the fine leg fence. Really swivelled and got the underside of his gloves there. Looked hurried for pace there, did Paine

4

Wasim to du Plessis, FOUR, chips down the track and hacks it to the left of long-on. No chance for the fielder

6

Khan to Paine, SIX, exposes all three and blasts the slog over wide long-on. Clean as a whistle

4

Ali to du Plessis, leg byes, FOUR, shuffles as late as he can, reads the length and field to perfection and misses the scoops by a whisker. Nonetheless, it grazed the pads and raced in the gap between keeper and short fine

4

Ali to du Plessis, FOUR, an action repeat of the first delivery. The only difference was he got bat instead of pad

6

Ali to du Plessis, SIX, just a little shimmy and whack! Flashes Ali straight down the ground for a maximum

4

Ali to du Plessis, FOUR, dances down, takes it on the full and drills the drive past a diving extra cover. This is some clean striking of the cricket ball

4

Ali to du Plessis, FOUR, gets across and yet again he succeeds in finding the gap on the leg-side. Between deep square and fine leg this time. A lap scoop this time

W

Khan to du Plessis, out Caught by (sub)Aamer Yamin!! Pitches it full and Faf's timing on the slogsweep went haywire. Deep mid-wicket swoops on the ball and takes a good low catch. du Plessis c (sub)Aamer Yamin b Khan 29(18) [4s-4 6s-1]

4

Khan to Paine, FOUR, that's belted behind square. Gets into position early and brooms the ball from middle and leg with power-packed wrists

W

Khan to Paine, out Caught by Raees!! Slower ball, outfoxes Paine who was waiting deep in his crease to launch it over long-off. Rumman Raees positioned himself just at the edge of the rope and caught it with an air of nonchalance. Cool as a cucumber. Paine was asked to wait to check if the fielder had made contact with the rope, but the replays indicate Raees was clearly inside. Paine c Raees b Khan 25(25) [4s-2 6s-1]

4

Khan to Elliott, FOUR, crouches and deftly reverse-sweeps in the gap between backward point and short third

6

Khan to Miller, SIX, waltzes down, wasn't quite to the pitch of the ball, but the long levers took over. Airlifted over long-on for a thumping maximum

W

Khan to Miller, out Stumped!! Gone this time. Sarfraz is ecstatic. He slams the ball into the pitch after stumping Miller. The wrong 'un; pitches around middle and leg and tweaks away from Miller's flashing blade. He swings, misses and is nowhere in the frame. Miller st Sarfraz b Khan 9(7) [6s-1]

4

to Thisara Perera, FOUR, the typical wood-chopper swing. Clears his front leg and swats it in the gap at mid-wicket

4

to Thisara Perera, FOUR, slower ball all right, but the length's full enough to get underneath and clobber it straight of mid-off

4

to Thisara Perera, FOUR, full toss and that's dispatched. Perera picks his spot and clatters it wide of deep square

4

Khan to Elliott, FOUR, follows him with a full ball down leg but the thick inside edge runs to the fine leg fence. Fourth consecutive boundary

W

Khan to Elliott, out Caught by Imad Wasim!! The World XI are being slower-bowled by Pakistan. Elliott lines up for a inside out loft over extra cover; stays leg-side of the ball, but no pace means he ends up chipping it off the toe end. Straight down the throat of Imad Wasim at extra cover. Elliott c Imad Wasim b Khan 14(8) [4s-2]

6

to Sammy, SIX, on the pads and goodbye. That's golfswung over mid-wicket

6

to Sammy, SIX, stand and deliver! Knew what was coming, stands back and wallops a slower ball high and handsome over long-on

6

Ali to Sammy, SIX, short ball, sat up nicely for Sammy to flex his muscles and bludgeon it over backward square

W

Ali to Sammy, out Thisara Perera Run Out!! 1 run completed. Yorker outside off, Sammy squeezes it to deep point and there was never a two there. Then still run and Perera was caught well short of his crease at the bowler's end. Thisara Perera run out (Raees/ Ali) 17(11) [4s-3]

4

Ali to Sammy, FOUR, full and Sammy looks to jam, gets an inside edge in the process which flies to the fine leg fence. All over. Pakistan win by 20 runs. What a fitting way to cap it off.

4

Morkel to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, runs straightaway. The crowd roars in delight. A nip-backer from Morkel, from round the wicket, shaped back in sharply. Zaman was anchored to the crease and poked at it without any intent. The ball catches the inside edge and runs away to the fence after beating the keeper

4

Morkel to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, Zaman continues from where he left off in the Champions Trophy. Short and Morkel offers width, Zaman won't miss out on those. Stands tall and spanks it through the covers

W

Morkel to Fakhar Zaman, out Caught by Amla!! First wicket for the World XI. Excellent comeback by Morkel, after conceding two fours. Hits the uncertain length around off, Zaman gets carried away a bit as he goes hard at it. Only manages a thick outside edge and Amla gobbles it up at first slip without any trouble. He intended it send the ball to third man there. Fakhar Zaman c Amla b Morkel 8(4) [4s-2]

4

Morkel to Babar Azam, FOUR, Azam is off the mark with a boundary. It seemed like he was ready and expected the short ball. Rocks back and nails the pull in front of square on the leg-side

4

Perera to Babar Azam, FOUR, too full and straight, easy pickings for Azam. Gets inside the line and tucks it away fine, the fielder was in the ring and it races away to the fence

4

Perera to Babar Azam, FOUR, erratic lines from Perera, he's bowled three balls on leg-stump now. Full on the pads, Azam gets across and glances it away past the man at 45

4

Perera to Babar Azam, FOUR, slash and slash hard. Short and outside off, tagged with width and Azam goes hard on the cut. Chalks a thick outside edge that flies through the vacant slip region

4

Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, Perera is leaking runs at will. Veering on middle and leg, Shehzad shuffles across and works it away past mid-on

4

to Babar Azam, FOUR, classy from Azam. He's the one doing all the talking here. Darted full outside off, Azam leans across and cracks the drive through extra cover. Mid-off was inside the circle and he placed it well

4

to Babar Azam, FOUR, confluence of timing, balance and placement. Azam is looking in fine touch here. The back of the hand slower ball from , ends up as a half-volley. Azam transfers his weight forward and crunches it past mid-off

4

to Babar Azam, FOUR, that's sloppy from Perera, is not happy with the effort. Overcorrects and lands it on leg, Azam whips it through mid-wicket, Perera at deep mid-wicket runs across to his left, doesn't bend low in time and gifts Azam a boundary

OT

to Babar Azam, 2 runs, and again the ball follows Perera, but this time he does well. Azam slotted it to deep mid-wicket and Perera tidies up without any fuss

OT

to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, direct-hit and Shehzad would've been in trouble. Dropped in front of point and set off for a risky single, the fielder collects the ball and fires a throw at the non-strikers end, misses the target and Shehzad puts in a full-length dive. Would've still been short of his crease if there was a direct-hit

OT

to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, open-batted a dab towards point and took off for a single, the fielder rifles a throw and breaks the stumps at the non-striker's end, Shehzad stretched his bat and made it comfortably

4

to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, too easy for Shehzad. A real throwdown delivery from , down the leg-side. Shehzad moves inside the line and glances it fine

4

to Babar Azam, FOUR, edged and four. Off-cutter outside off, Azam goes hard on the cut, gets an outside edge that beats Amla at short third man

OT

to Babar Azam, 1 run, fifty for Azam. A round of applause from the crowd and he acknowledges it with a raise of the bat and Shehzad embraces him with a hug. Milks a single to long-on and reaches the landmark

6

to Babar Azam, SIX, first maximum of the innings. Azam breaks loose and dances down the track, meets the pitch and tonks it over long-off

4

to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, a horror start from , spills it down leg, Shehzad shuffles inside the line and hacks it away fine

4

to Babar Azam, FOUR, a boundary to finish the over. 11 off 's first over. Bowls a half-tracker down the leg-side, Azam ain't sparing those. Goes back and pulls it past short fine leg

D

Morkel to Babar Azam, 2 runs, for a second, I thought Miller grabbed it. Brilliant effort though. Full on off, Azam chipped it, didn't get it off the middle and lobbed it up towards mid-off. Miller backtracked, kept his eyes on the ball and tried to catch it over his head. But as he landed awkwardly, the ball popped out of his hands

4

Morkel to Babar Azam, FOUR, nicely played by Azam. He is teeing off now. Fullish on off, he lifts it over extra cover

6

to Babar Azam, SIX, in the slot and Azam dismisses it over deep square leg. Full on leg, Azam gets under it and smashes it over the ropes. has his hands on his mouth in disbelief

W

to Ahmed Shehzad, out Caught by Sammy!! He's such a dear thing. Sammy runs in at deep backward square and takes it with a dive in front. A swivel pick-up from Ahmed Shehzad, that admittedly was timed well off his pads with a jab, but ended up placing it too well. appreciates Sammy's attempt with an overhead applause. Ahmed Shehzad c Sammy b 39(34) [4s-3]

W

to Babar Azam, out Caught by Miller!! So two things: Babar Azam falls short of the century and gets a wicket. Not the typical hit-and-run kinda celebration from the latter, but crouches and swings his arms either side like a pendulum. Well, that's new. Babar Azam just didn't find the distance on this slog-sweep. had bowled it slow, and extracted some turn, meaning Babar had to impart his own power to the shot while playing against the spin. Couldn't quite control it and holed to deep mid-wicket, who had to shuffle to his far left. Babar Azam c Miller b 86(52) [4s-10 6s-2]

6

Perera to Shoaib Malik, SIX, he's squeezed it over long-off. Full, he manages to get under it - stayed deep in the crease to do that - and then lofted the slower ball away

4

Perera to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, that's a boundary-driller. Delivers this wide and full, and Shoaib Malik lays into it. Thrashes it along the ground to the deep point boundary

W

Perera to Sarfraz, out Caught by Paine!! As ordinary as this over has been from Perera, this ball had a brain of its own. Saw Sarfraz backing away and bowled it short and slow outside off, so Sarfraz's slash was early and elicited a top-edge to the keeper. Sarfraz just never got going tonight. Sarfraz c Paine b Perera 4(5)

4

to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, leg-stump delivery and it's full, so Shoaib Malik has picked it up through fine leg. Just stayinh back and getting it away with a novice and weak golf swing

4

to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, that's a good shot again. Fullish but just had a touch of width, and it's been drilled through point

4

to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, has been helped to a hat-trick of boundaries. Short and on leg-stump, and he's swiveled it away to the fine leg fence

6

Perera to Shoaib Malik, SIX, umm, he's bowled a full toss on the pad.. Malik swings it over deep mid-wicket

W

Perera to Shoaib Malik, out Bowled!! Just when you thought that this over would take Pakistan to 200, Perera strikes. Skids it quicker, Shoaib Malik is late with his wrists and is bowled. Shoaib Malik b Perera 38(20) [4s-4 6s-2]

6

Perera to Imad Wasim, SIX, another full toss, another six. Clattered over square leg, where else?!

6

Perera to Imad Wasim, SIX, well they do. Someone listens to me. Gets a length ball and smacks it over long-on. Well over long-on