Pakistan and Australia in UAE, 5 ODI Series, 2019

Pakistan vs Australia - 4th ODI

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 29 March 2019

Pakistan 271/8

RR: 5.42 | Australia beat Pakistan by 6 runs

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That is it from this game then. 4 done, 4 won! The Aussies are surely warming up well leading up to the World Cup. They would love to make this a clean sweep and make it 5-0 come Sunday. The match will be played at the same venue. That game will begin at 1500 local (1100 GMT) on the 31st of March. See you then. Take care and cheers!

Aaron Finch, the victorious Australian skipper feels that their composure with the ball was really good. He states that his team knew that getting two new batsmen out in the middle would make it difficult for Pakistan. He reserves praise for both of Pakistan's ton-makers. Has special praise reserved now for his own team's all-round star, Glenn Maxwell by saying that he is a superstar and he tonks the ball a fair distance. Mentions that he is really pleased with the way how they have won the 4 games in different ways, let it be chasing the score or defending one.

Imad Wasim, the Pakistan skipper feels that the Aussies bowled beautifully in the end and that they lacked the power-hitting ability towards the end. He praises both the centurions and says they both are special talents. About the bowling talent, he reckons there is absolutely nothing wrong with the bowling attack except that they went for 25-30 runs more in the end. Signs off by saying that it was an honor to lead the national side and it was hard luck that they ended on the losing side.

Glenn Maxwell is the Man of the Match. He says that he was happy that it was important to put a good partnership along with Carey in today's game as they did not get much chances to bat in the previous games. He feels that his role in the team is defined solidly and he has clarity. Informs us that he along with his team knew that breaking the big partnership (Abid-Rizwan) was the key and that then they could come back into the match.

Coming to the Australian bowling, they always managed to stay in the game despite two good partnerships. They stuck to the plan and when they broke the 144-run stand, they started gnawing their way back into the game. The pick of the bowlers was Nathan Coulter-Nile but take nothing away from the rest who did really well in conditions where the ball was tough to grip due to dew. Thus, in the end, the match ended with a very small margin and it was Australia who finished on the winning side due to holding their nerves better. The presentation ceremony to follow...

The chase began in poor fashion as the first wicket was lost with nothing on the board but Abid Ali who was the other opener played brilliantly on debut. He got support firstly from Haris Sohail who was slow and steady in a stand of 74. He fell at the wrong time trying to accelerate but Mohammad Rizwan who walked out to replace him looked like a determined man. He along with Abid Ali added 144 runs for the 3rd wicket and ensured Pakistan were in cruise control of the chase. Both of them got to their respective centuries, but both fell at the wrong time and with it being difficult for the new batsmen to come in and whack the ball, the Aussies ensured they won the game by a small margin of 6 runs.

Solemn faces in the stands as well as the Pakistan dressing room but the Australians are mighty pleased and there are high-fives and big smiles going around between the Men in Yellow! Two centuries in the chase but still ending up on the wrong side is surely a tough pill to swallow. Mickey Arthur is bearing a glum look on his face as his team have slipped to the fourth loss in a row but such has been the match that they were practically ruling the game almost till the end and crashed out at the last moment.

49.6
1
M Stoinis to Y Shah, A pull from Yasir and a single taken on the last ball. AUSTRALIA WIN THE GAME BY 6 RUNS and take a 4-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series!!!
49.5
0
M Stoinis to U Khan, OUT! That is the game! That surely is it! A shorter length slower ball on middle, Usman pulls it away hard but the deep square leg fielder takes a good catch. Handscomb is not dropping those and he makes sure that this game is over with a ball to be bowled unless it is a no ball or wide. Heartbreak for the hosts but such is the game and Australia were always in the game. Junaid Khan meanwhile, makes his way out to the middle.
49.4
6
M Stoinis to U Khan, SIX! This game is not yet dead! What a strike that is by Usman Khan. Deposits this length ball way over long off for a maximum. What a shot! 8 off 2 now!
49.3
1
M Stoinis to Y Shah, Driven to long on for a single by Yasir to get Usman on strike.

Usman Khan walks in next.

49.2
0
M Stoinis to M Rizwan, OUT! Rizwan holes out and that surely is the final nail in the coffin for Pakistan! A fuller length ball on the pads and Mohammad Rizwan times it pretty well in the air but finds Peter Handscomb at deep square leg. He takes it safely and there are wide glee on the faces of the Aussie fielders now! They will be breathing much easier. End of a good innings by Rizwan but that is still not enough at this stage for his team.
49.2
0
M Stoinis to M Rizwan, WIDE! That is wild at this moment. Slower one from Marcus way outside leg.
49.1
1
M Stoinis to Y Shah, Stoinis starts the last over with a short ball. Yasir Shah slaps it down to long on for a single. Not a bad result for Pakistan. Rizwan is on strike. 16 needed from 5 balls.

Wow. Did not think this would ever happen Marcus Stoinis to bowl the last over and he has got what - 17 to defend. Unbelievable.

48.6
0
K Richardson to M Rizwan, What a ball to finish the over! Absolutely cramps the batsman for room and Rizwan only can hit it back to the bowler. 17 runs needed off 6 balls in the last over.
48.5
4
K Richardson to M Rizwan, FOUR! Rizwan finally finds the middle of the bat. A much-needed boundary for Pakistan. A short length ball on middle, Rizwan hits it hard over the head of the bowler for a boundary.
48.4
0
K Richardson to M Rizwan, This is bad batting! Losing shape at the wrong time is Rizwan. A fuller length ball outside off, Rizwan looks to hit it over cover but fails to put bat on ball.

Yasir Shah walks out to bat next.

48.3
0
K Richardson to I Wasim, OUT! Huge wicket for Australia and Pakistan sink further! A short length ball on top of off stump, Wasim looks to hit it over covers but the ball gets big on him. It flies off the top half and goes to deep point where Shaun Marsh makes no mistake. Good catch under pressure. 21 off 9 is the equation now.
48.2
0
K Richardson to I Wasim, Slower ball on a length outside off, Wasim looks to cut it over extra cover but fails to put bat on ball as he is beaten by the lack of pace.
48.1
1
K Richardson to M Rizwan, That is the hundred for Rizwan! His 2nd in ODI cricket, his 2nd in this series itself! A fuller ball outside off, driven to deep cover for a single as he gets to the landmark. The job at hand is a bigger one though, he needs to take his team home.

Kane Richardson to bowl the 49th over.

47.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to I Wasim, Length ball on top of off stump, Wasim times it really well but fails to find the gap. 3 runs only off this over and a wicket. What a comeback this has been from Australia! Tightening the noose like a boa constrictor! Coulter-Nile ends with 10-1-53-3. The equation now is 22 of 12.
47.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to I Wasim, Short length on top of off stump, Wasim looks to punch it off the back foot but the ball is mistimed to mid off.
47.4
1
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, Fuller one on middle, driven hard down the ground for a single by Rizwan as he moves onto 99.
47.3
1
N Coulter-Nile to I Wasim, Short of a length on middle, Imad pushes it through mid-wicket for a single.
47.2
1
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, In the air again! But well short of deep mid-wicket. A length ball on middle, Rizwan looks to pull the ball but mistimes it aerially towards the fielder in the deep. A single is taken to bring his skipper on strike.

Imad Wasim, the skipper walks out next to bat.

47.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to S Ali, OUT! Saad Ali holes out in the deep. A half-volley from Nathan Coulter-Nile from around the wicket, Saad looked to hit it over mid on but the bat turned in his hand and goes to Richardson at deep mid-wicket who takes a sitter. Excellent stuff this from Australia. They have put the pressure right back on Pakistan. 25 needed off 17 now. Going to be really a nerve-wracking finish here!
46.6
1
G Maxwell to S Ali, Short and wide outside off, cut away for a single to backward point. 25 needed off 18 balls. Saad will face the next over.
46.5
0
G Maxwell to S Ali, Flatter one on the pads, Saad was down the track and looks to flick it. The ball runs off the pads for a couple of leg byes fine on the leg side. Very lucky! If Saad had missed that ball, he could have been stumped.
46.4
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Flighted ball on middle, pushed along the ground to long on for a run.
46.3
4
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, FOUR! That was the boundary Pakistan so badly needed. A flighted ball on the pads, paddled down on the leg side fine. The ball runs really fine and fast to the ropes. Rizwan moves on to 96 now.
46.2
2
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Flighted on the pads, Rizwan sweeps it fine on the leg side past short fine leg for a couple of runs. That is excellent running from someone who has kept wickets for 50 overs and has been in the middle for quite some time.
46.1
1
G Maxwell to S Ali, Flatter one on middle, pushed to long on for a single by the southpaw.
45.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, Full on off, Rizwan slices it to point. Maxwell dives and saves the run. Equation is 36 off 24.
45.5
1
N Coulter-Nile to S Ali, Back of a length on middle and leg, Saad Ali flicks it stylishly to mid-wicket for a run.
45.4
0
N Coulter-Nile to S Ali, Full on off, Saad drives it to mid off.
45.3
1
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, A short delivery with just little pace, Rizwan pulls it to square leg. Single added.
45.2
1
N Coulter-Nile to S Ali, Half-volley on off, Saad drives it through the covers for a single.
45.1
1
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, A good length delivery on off, Rizwan digs it to mid-wicket for a single.
44.6
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Swept fine on the leg side by Rizwan. Zampa who goes behind the ball fails to pick it clearly but that does not cost an extra run and only a single is taken. 40 off 30 needed now.
44.5
2
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Chopped away to deep cover for a couple of runs. That is excellent running.
44.4
0
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Short outside off, Rizwan rocks back and looks to open the face of the bat and hit this between point and short third man but he finds the point fielder.
44.3
0
G Maxwell to S Ali, Another shout. Flatter one on the pads, Saad looks to glance it down to fine leg but misses the ball. The ball runs off the pad to fine leg for a leg bye. The ball was surely missing leg stump there so no interest from the umpire.
44.2
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Back of a length on off, Rizwan rocks back plays it to point for a single.
44.1
0
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Full on leg, Rizwan again goes for sweep but misses. The ball hits his pads. A loud appeal by the umpire. Umpire shakes his head. Replays shows there was bat involved.
43.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to S Ali, On a length outside off, pushed back to the bowler by Saad Ali to end the over. 45 runs needed in 36 balls now.
43.5
1
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, Really full yorker on middle, driven down to long on by Rizwan for a run.
43.4
1
N Coulter-Nile to S Ali, Guided down to third man for a single by the southpaw.
43.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to S Ali, Length ball outside off, pushed to the right of point where Maxwell dives and makes a stop. No run taken.
43.2
2
N Coulter-Nile to S Ali, Saad is off the mark straightaway. Flicked away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Good running by both batsmen that!

Saad Ali walks out to bat now.

43.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to U Akmal, OUT! Played on! Is there a twist in the tale? A length ball outside off, Umar Akmal wanted to slog this over mid-wicket but took his eyes off the ball. He swings but only gets an under edge which goes to disturb the middle stump. This is just what Pakistan would not have wanted. They need to take this deep and win it, cannot afford to give the visitors any space to come back in the game. 49 off 41 is the equation now.

Nathan Coulter-Nile replaces Adam Zampa.

42.6
2
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, A fuller length on leg, Rizwan comes down the track and flicks it to long on for a double. The equation now is Pakistan need 49 runs in 42 balls.
42.5
1
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Maxwell fires this one on off, Akmal taps it to covers for a single.
42.4
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, A full length delivery on middle and leg, Rizwan drives it to mid on for a single.
42.3
1
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Back of a length on middle and leg, Akmal adds another run by punching it.
42.2
2
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Maxwell chnages his lines, bowls this on off, Akmal plays it late towards the third man region for a double.
42.1
2
G Maxwell to U Akmal, Maxwell begins his spell by bowling this short outside off, Akmal cuts it to point for a double.

Glenn Maxwell to bowl now.

41.6
1
A Zampa to U Akmal, Flatter one on middle, Akmal gets off the mark with a pull over mid-wicket for a run. He keeps strike for the next over. Zampa like his spin twin, ends with figures of 10-0-49-1. 58 from 48 needed now.
41.5
0
A Zampa to U Akmal, Short and on top of off stump, cut away by Umar but he finds the point fielder.
41.4
0
A Zampa to U Akmal, Another quick one darted in on off stump, Akmal pushes it back to the bowler.
41.3
0
A Zampa to U Akmal, Flatter one outside off, pushed by Akmal to cover.
41.2
1
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Flatter ball on middle, pulled away for a single to deep mid-wicket by Rizwan. He moves into the 80s with that shot.

Umar Akmal walks out to bat at number 5.

41.1
0
A Zampa to A Ali, OUT! Abid Ali has lost his focus and his wicket as well! A flighted ball from Zampa on middle and Abid looks to slog it without getting to the ball. He gets a top edge and the ball flies high to Aaron Finch at long on. He is not going to drop those. Huge applause from the crowd, the teammates, coaching staff as Abid makes his way out. That is the end of this exceptional 144-run stand though. Is this the opening for Australia or has the wicket come too late?
40.6
1
N Lyon to A Ali, Lyon bowls this one short, Ali punches to covers and runs for a single. Nathan Lyon ends his night with figures of 10-0-49-1.
40.5
2
N Lyon to A Ali, Back of a length delivery on off, Abid plays it very late and just guides it third man Khawaja gives a good chase and just pulls the ball before touching the ropes. Batsmen runs two.
40.4
1
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Length delivery on off, Rizwan sweeps it to square leg for a single.
40.3
1
N Lyon to A Ali, Length delivery on off, Ali punches it to point. Single added.
40.2
1
N Lyon to M Rizwan, A flighted delivery on off, Rizwan steps down and drives it mid off for a single.
40.1
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, A tossed up delivery on off, Rizwan defends it with ease.

Powerplay 3 is upon us now. There can be 5 fielders outside the circle till the end now. The equation is 65 off 60 balls.

39.6
0
A Zampa to A Ali, NOT OUT! And Australia lose their review. A leg spinner outside off, Abid comes ahead and looks to sweep but misses the ball. The keeper, Carey catches the ball and asks the question. The bowler then joins in the appeal. The umpire though is unmoved. Finch, after a long time, takes it upstairs. The replays show us that the ball was no even close to the bat and there is nothing on the Snickometer. Abid will continue with his merry innings.

Review time! Australia have taken this one upstairs for a caught behind off a sweep attempt by Abid Ali. There was some noise when the ball went through he heard says Ramiz Raja on air. Looked like the ball was pretty far away from the bat to the naked eye though.

39.5
4
A Zampa to A Ali, FOUR! Another sweep which connects. A length delivery on off, Ali sweeps it towards the square leg region for one bounce four.
39.4
2
A Zampa to A Ali, A tossed up delivery, Ali gets a top edge towards log on for a double.
39.3
2
A Zampa to A Ali, Full on leg, Ali sweeps it fine leg for a double.
39.2
1
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Another sweep for a single. Full on off, Rizwan drags it from off and plays to fine leg. This is frustrating for Zampa. Every time he bowls well he has been swept.
39.1
0
A Zampa to M Rizwan, A flatter delivery on middle and leg, Rizwan dances down the track and hits it straight to the bowler.
38.6
1
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Cut away to deep cover for a single. Rizwan keeps strike for the next over.
38.5
4
N Lyon to M Rizwan, FOUR! Excellent use of the feet by Rizwan! A flighted one on middle, Mohammad comes down the track and smacks this ball past wide long on for a boundary.
38.4
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Pushed back to the bowler off the front foot.
38.3
2
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Rizwan charges down the wicket to this ball and hits it wristily through mid-wicket. 2 runs picked up.
38.2
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Beaten! A flatter arm ball outside off, Rizwan comes ahead to drive the ball but is beaten as it holds its line. Good ball but the Aussies need wickets!
38.1
1
N Lyon to A Ali, HUNDRED FOR ABID ALI! What a sensational innings this has been from the debutant. He pushes this length ball to deep square leg to get to the landmark. A simply mature innings from the not so young debutant. He has showed the Pakistan batsmen how to do it in a chase. The job is not yet done though and he would like to be there till the end.
37.6
0
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Flatter one on middle, Mohammad is down the track but just pushes the ball to mid-wicket.
37.5
0
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Flatter one on off, Rizwan looks to defend the ball on his front foot but gets an inside edge onto his pad.
37.4
0
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Flighted ball on middle, Rizwan comes down the track to lift it over cover but the ball comes of the inner half towards the bowler.
37.3
1
A Zampa to A Ali, Flatter one on middle, Abid works it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. He moves on to 99.
37.2
0
A Zampa to A Ali, Not Out! It is just clipping the leg stump and Abid can breathe easy! It is the Umpire's call and hence will remain not out. Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Ali looks to flick but misses it. The ball hits him high on his pads. The Aussies go up in appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Finch takes it upstairs but the Hawk Eye shows the ball just clips the leg stump, that is not enough for them.

Review time... An LBW appeal from the Aussies is turned down. The ball looked to be missing the leg stump or only clipping it at max to the naked eye. Let's see what the replays have to say!

37.1
1
A Zampa to M Rizwan, A flighted delivery on off, Rizwan sweeps it to square leg for a single.
36.6
1
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Lyon fires this one on off, Mohammad Rizwan just taps it to covers for a single.
36.5
4
N Lyon to M Rizwan, FOUR! Rizwan connects sweep this time. A fuller length delivery on middle Rizwan now watchfully sweeps it to square leg for a single.
36.4
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Full length on off, Rizwan goes for a sweep but fails to connect.
36.3
1
N Lyon to A Ali, Full on middle and leg, Ali flicks for a single.
36.2
0
N Lyon to A Ali, Back of a length on off, Ali pushes it to covers.
36.1
1
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Floatted delivery on leg, Rizwan comes down the track and drives it to long on for a single.

Drinks break! Pakistan are motoring along beautifully out here. The partnership between Rizwan and Abid is worth an unbeaten 112 runs. Abid Ali is set for a maiden ODI ton in his debut game. The two batsmen have set the platform for victory and with the dew playing a part and the ball coming on nicely to the bat, the hosts would fancy their chances to post a win here. Australia need wickets and need them quickly to come back in the game. Will they get them though is the question? Meanwhile, it is Nathan Lyon to bowl after the break.

35.6
1
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Rizwan comes down the track once more and hits it hard to long off for a single.
35.5
1
A Zampa to A Ali, Flatter on the pads, pushed to long on for a run by AA.
35.4
1
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Lofted over covers for a single by Rizwan.
35.3
1
A Zampa to A Ali, Flighted outside off, Ali reaches out and pushes it long off for a single.
35.2
0
A Zampa to A Ali, Huge appeal but turned down! Flatter one going landing on middle, Abid looks to pull but misses. Looks like he was hit in front of the stumps and the ball would have gone on to hit the leg stump. The Aussies though interestingly do not go for a review. The replays later roll on and show us that there was a nick on that. Good decision by Finch not to take it upstairs!
35.1
0
A Zampa to A Ali, Flatter one on off, Abid defends this to cover.

Adam Zampa is back on now.

34.6
1
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, Ali pushes this one to covers and runs quickly. The fielder at covers had a shy at the stumps but misses.
34.5
1
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, Change of length, pulls his length back, pitching on off, Rizwan guides to point. Single added.
34.4
4
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, FOUR! Pulled away. A short pitch delivery on middle and leg, Rizwan watchfully pulls it towards the square leg region for a boundary. Mohammad Rizwan is playing intelligent cricket here.
34.3
2
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, Back of a length on off, NCN rolling his finger on this. Rizwan picks this one and pulls it to mid-wicket for a double.
34.2
0
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, A good length delivery on off, Rizwan strikes it to point.
34.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, Full on off, Rizwan punches it to covers.
33.6
0
K Richardson to A Ali, Another bouncer! Ali ducks under it.
33.5
0
K Richardson to A Ali, Full on off, defended with ease.
33.4
4
K Richardson to A Ali, FOUR! Classy! 100-run partnership. A back of a length on off, Ali plays it late towards the third man region for a boundary.
33.3
0
K Richardson to A Ali, A slower one outside off, Ali looks to guide it towards the third man but fails to connect.
33.2
0
K Richardson to A Ali, A slower bouncer! Ali does well by ducking under it.
33.1
1
K Richardson to M Rizwan, A fuller length delivery on off, Rizwan digs it through covers for a single.
32.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, Pulled this time off a length but straight to mid-wicket. 11 runs off this over though and 109 off 102 is the equation now.
32.5
4
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, FOUR! Edged but Abid will not mind and neither will Pakistan. A length ball outside off, Ali pushes at it trying to drive but the ball flies off the edge and goes to the right of the keeper. A boundary results. He moves into the 90s with this shot.
32.4
2
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, Short of a length on middle, pulled away by Abid for another couple of runs, this time to the left of Lyon at deep mid-wicket.
32.3
2
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, On the hips and Abid clips it away off his pads for a couple of runs. Nathan Lyon makes a good diving stop and prevents the boundary.
32.2
1
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, Run down to third man for a single by MR.
32.1
2
N Coulter-Nile to M Rizwan, Fuller one on the pads, brilliantly clipped away by Rizwan for a couple of runs and that is his fifty! His fourth in ODIs! The innings has been a calm and composed one and he has given amazing company yo Abid at the other end.

Nathan Coulter-Nile is back into the attack.

31.6
1
K Richardson to M Rizwan, Full outside off, Rizwan slices it to third man for a single. Another neat over just three from it.
31.5
0
K Richardson to M Rizwan, Back of a length in off, Rizwan defends it from the back foot.
31.4
1
K Richardson to A Ali, A back of a length delivery on middle. Ali pulls it mid-wicket for a single. This seems like an off cutter. Richardson using the slowness of the surface in this bowling.
31.3
1
K Richardson to M Rizwan, A back of a length on off, Rizwan punches it covers for a single.
31.2
0
K Richardson to M Rizwan, Full on off, Rizwan tries to play this on off side but gets his inside edge on the ball. The ball goes to mid on.
31.1
0
K Richardson to M Rizwan, A good length delivery on off, Rizwan drives it straight to the bowler.
30.6
0
G Maxwell to A Ali, A paddle sweep to end the over, Abid finds the fielder at 45 on the leg side. 3 runs off this over. 123 off 114 is the equation now.
30.5
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Rizwan comes ahead and turns this away to square leg for another run.
30.4
1
G Maxwell to A Ali, Tucked away to mid-wicket for a single by Ali.
30.3
0
G Maxwell to A Ali, Back of a length on off, Ali punches it to covers.
30.2
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Full on leg, Rizwan flicks it to square leg for a single.
30.1
0
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Maxwell fires this one on leg, Rizwan puts it away.

There seems to be a change of the ball here. Looks like it gone out of shape or it is too wet. Do not exactly know what the issue is but the fourth umpire runs out with the box of similarly aged balls.

29.6
1
K Richardson to M Rizwan, Run down to third man for a single by Rizwan. He will retain strike for the next over.
29.5
1
K Richardson to A Ali, Short of a length, pulled away for a single to deep square leg. Good rotation of strike.
29.4
0
K Richardson to A Ali, A good shot off the back foot by Abid Ali but a dive from the extra cover fielder means he will get his hand to the ball and hence stops a run.
29.3
1
K Richardson to M Rizwan, 150-up for Pakistan. A strong come back by them. Richardson bowls this on off, Rizwan drives it through covers for single. This partnership is going great and pair have good understanding between them.
29.2
1
K Richardson to A Ali, Full on leg, Ali flicks this time for a single.
29.1
2
K Richardson to A Ali, Back of a length on off, Ali pulls it to mid-wicket for a double.

Kane Richardson returns. 3-0-18-0 so far.

28.6
2
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, A nice tossed up delivery which turns to be full toss for Rizwan. He flicks it long on for a double.
28.5
1
G Maxwell to A Ali, Full length delivery around middle, Ali drives it for a single.
28.4
0
G Maxwell to A Ali, A fuller length on off defended with ease.
28.3
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Tossed up delivery on leg, Rizwan steps down and plays it mid on for a single.
28.2
0
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Well beaten! Length delivery on off. Rizwan fails to connect and gets beaten.
28.1
1
G Maxwell to A Ali, A tossed up delivery on leg, Abid sweeps it to square leg for a single.
27.6
1
A Zampa to A Ali, Flatter one on middle, defended towards point for a run. Abid keeps strike. He is milking the runs here.
27.5
2
A Zampa to A Ali, Delicate again! This time the ball is shorter outside off, Abid once more waits the ball and takes the ball almost off the keeper's glove to guide it fine on the off side. 2 runs taken again.
27.4
2
A Zampa to A Ali, Delicate! Bowled really quick and fast outside off, Ali waits for the ball to come onto his bat before he angles it fine past short third man for a couple of runs.
27.3
0
A Zampa to A Ali, Catch it is the call but the luck is in Abid's favour! A flatter one on middle, Ali wanted to clear the mid on fielder. He mistimes his pull and it lobs it to the right mid on where Handscomb runs to try and catch it but does not reach the ball in time. No run taken though as the batsmen were ball watching.
27.2
1
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Flighted on the pads, Mohammad pats it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
27.1
2
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Bowled really quick and full outside off, Rizwan drills this through the covers and manages to come back for the second run.
26.6
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, A tossed up delivery on off, Rizwan drives it to mid on for a single. Three runs from this over by Maxwell. Maxwell is bowling around the wicket just to make that angle which is stopping batsmen to play freely.
26.5
0
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Floated delivery on off, driven to mid on.
26.4
0
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Full on middle, Rizwan steps out of his crease and defends it.
26.3
0
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Full on off, defended with ease.
26.2
2
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, A tossed up delivery on off, Rizwan was looking a heave over covers from his back foot, but fails to get a good connection. The ball goes down to long off for a double.
26.1
0
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, A full delivery on leg, Rizwan defends it.
25.6
4
A Zampa to A Ali, FOUR! The perfect end to the over for Pakistan! 10 off it in the end. A flatter one on middle, it goes straight on and Abid slogs it over mid-wicket for a boundary. The fielder in the deep cannot come around to stop it. The dew is sure affecting their spinners here.
25.5
2
A Zampa to A Ali, This sweep is played fine on the leg side to a flatter one on the pads. Two runs taken as the fielder in deep comes around and stops it just inside the rope.
25.4
0
A Zampa to A Ali, Not so short for the pull but Ali goes through with the shot. Mistimes it to mid-wicket.
25.3
2
A Zampa to A Ali, Hit really hard through cover for a couple of runs to the right of deep cover. The 50-run stand comes up between these two.
25.2
1
A Zampa to M Rizwan, A flighted one on middle that skids on after landing, Rizwan pats it towards the off side and sets off for a quick single.
25.1
1
A Zampa to A Ali, Flatter one on the pads, worked away to deep fine leg for a single by Abid.
24.6
1
G Maxwell to A Ali, A tossed up delivery, Abid Ali lifts it towards the long on region for a single. Just two runs from this over. A neat over by Glenn Maxwell.
24.5
0
G Maxwell to A Ali, Back of a length, angling in for Ali. Abid goes on the back foot and easily defends it.
24.4
0
G Maxwell to A Ali, Back of a length on middle and leg, Ali blocks it.
24.3
0
G Maxwell to A Ali, A quicker one outside off, beats Abid who was looking to play it to the third man region.
24.2
0
G Maxwell to A Ali, Full on leg, Ali blocks it.
24.1
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Back of a length on off, Rizwan rocks back and cuts it covers for a single.

A change of ends for Maxwell.

23.6
1
A Zampa to M Rizwan, Full on off, Rizwan taps and takes a single.
23.5
0
A Zampa to M Rizwan, A quicker one by Zampa. Full on middle and leg, Rizwan tries a defense gets an inside edge onto the pads.
23.4
1
A Zampa to A Ali, A tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Ali paddles it to fine leg for a single. Just way too much effort for a single.
23.3
0
A Zampa to A Ali, A flatter delivery by Zampa, Ali defends it with ease.
23.2
1
A Zampa to M Rizwan, A good length delivery on off, Rizwan paddles it to fine leg. Single added.
23.1
1
A Zampa to A Ali, A nice flighted delivery on leg, Abid tries for a heave above long on, but gets an inside edge onto the fine leg region for a single.

Adam Zampa is back on.

22.6
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Fuller in length around off, Rizwan fails to connect the bat with the ball.
22.5
1
N Lyon to A Ali, Back of a length on off, Abid goes on the back foot, waits for the ball to come to him and then cuts it to covers for a single.
22.4
0
N Lyon to A Ali, A floated delivery on off, Abid defends it.
22.3
0
N Lyon to A Ali, Full on off, Abid blocks it to point.
22.2
1
N Lyon to M Rizwan, A tossed up delivery on off. Rizwan dances down the track to kill any turn on the delivery and flicks it to mid on for a single.
22.1
1
N Lyon to A Ali, Full on middle and leg, Abid Ali drives it mid on for a single.
21.6
1
G Maxwell to A Ali, Worked off the pads for a single to deep square leg. A single off every delivery this over. Brilliant batting.
21.5
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Full toss on the pads, swept to deep fine leg for a run by MR.
21.4
1
G Maxwell to A Ali, The sweep comes out this time from Abid but the ball is too close to the short fine leg fielder. A single is taken as there is a slight misfield.
21.3
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Cut away to deep cover for a single.
21.2
1
G Maxwell to A Ali, Flatter on the off stump line, once more a quick single is taken as Abid nudges it towards square leg.
21.1
1
G Maxwell to M Rizwan, Flatter one on middle, Rizwan pats it towards the leg side and steals a quick run.

Glenn Maxwell into the attack now.

20.6
1
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Full on off, Rizwan grabs a single by taping it to point.
20.5
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Full on off, Rizwan pushes it to covers.
20.4
1
N Lyon to A Ali, Shorter length this time by Lyon, Ali pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.

Slight hold in play here... Rizwan seems to have hurt himself while putting in a dive. Taking a while to compose himself.

20.3
1
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Back of a length on off, Rizwan taps it to mid-wicket for a quick single. Maxwell at mid-wicket has a shy at the bowler's end. Batsman puts a successful dive to save himself. Lyon collects the ball. The replays show the direct hit would have been curtains for Mohammad Rizwan.
20.2
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Full on middle, defended
20.1
1
N Lyon to A Ali, A floated delivery on off, Abid paddles it fine towards the fine leg region for a single.
19.6
4
A Finch to M Rizwan, FOUR! Third boundary of the over! A flatter one on the pads, slightly fuller than the previous occasion. Rizwan gets the sweep out once more and hits it in the gap for a boundary. 15 runs off this over and the 100 comes up for Pakistan!
19.5
0
A Finch to M Rizwan, Flatter one on middle, defended off the front foot by Mohammad.
19.4
6
A Finch to M Rizwan, SIX! The slog over cow corner this time and it goes beyond the boundary. A flatter one on middle, Finch is firing them in and Rizwan was ready and deposits it into the crowd.
19.3
4
A Finch to M Rizwan, FOUR! Flighted on middle, Rizwan brings out the sweep once more. He nails it and gets it in the gap through square leg for a boundary.
19.2
1
A Finch to A Ali, Pushed down to long on and that is a fifty on debut! Brilliant innings so far from Abid Ali but he will know that a lot has to be done and he needs to carry on to make a big one here. He has looked really compact in his stroke play.
19.1
0
A Finch to A Ali, Flighted on middle, Abid keeps it out watchfully.
18.6
4
N Lyon to M Rizwan, FOUR! Another sweep shot. This was tossed up nicely on middle and leg, Mohammad Rizwan sweeps it nicely towards the mid-wicket region for another boundary from the over. 8 runs from this over with help of both boundaries.
18.5
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, A flighted delivery, Rizwan dances down the track and then pads it.
18.4
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, A flighted delivery, Rizwan blocks it.
18.3
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Full on off, defends it with ease.
18.2
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Flatter delivery on off, Rizwan defends it.
18.1
4
N Lyon to M Rizwan, FOUR! A nice tossed up delivery on off, Rizwan plays a nice sweep towards the vacant mid-wicket region for a boundary.
17.6
1
A Finch to M Rizwan, Cut away for a single to end the over. Rizwan will face the first ball of the next over.
17.5
0
A Finch to M Rizwan, Good ball! The arm ball outside off, Rizwan looks to push it to cover but fails to do so in the end. It was really close to the outside edge.
17.4
1
A Finch to A Ali, Shorter one on middle, pulled to the right of long on for a single by Ali. He moves onto 49.
17.3
1
A Finch to M Rizwan, Hurled in quicker on middle, Rizwan drives it down to long on and gets off the mark.
17.2
0
A Finch to M Rizwan, A flatter one on middle, Rizwan pulls this ball to mid-wicket where Stoinis makes a tumbling stop.
17.1
1
A Finch to A Ali, Bowled with flight on the off stump, pushed to deep cover for a single by Abid.

Aaron Finch to roll his arm over now.

16.6
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Full on off, defended by staying in crease.
16.5
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Rizwan steps down again. Lyon flights this one on off, Rizwan dances down the track and flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
16.4
0
N Lyon to M Rizwan, Rizwan steps down the track on his very first delivery and plays this straight to the bowler.

Drinks break. The fall of a wicket just before the break has caused the 74-run stand to come to an end. Abid Ali has looked very confident in his first innings and was provided good support by Haris Sohail who wasn't especially in great flow. He has fallen now though and given an opening for the Aussies to pick up a few more. Pakistan would like the new batsman coming in to stitch another 50-plus stand at least with Abid. Let's see if that happens. It will be Mohammad Rizwan who comes out to the middle now.

16.3
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, OUT! Haris Sohail departs. A fuller delivery on off, Sohail looks for a drive and plays it with hard hands. The ball flies straight into the hand of Maxwell at covers. Lyon bowled this one applying a nice loop on it, as he was getting good purchase from this wicket. And he uses it to break this stand.
16.2
2
N Lyon to H Sohail, A back of a length on off, Sohail gets into position early which allow him to play the ball anywhere, he flicks it mid-wicket for a double.
16.1
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, A quicker on to begin this over, pitching on off. Sohail defends it.
15.6
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, Sohail comes down the track to this one flighted outside off and hits it wide of deep cover for a single.
15.5
0
A Zampa to H Sohail, Really full and bowled on the middle and leg stump line. Haris dead-bats the ball to the leg side.
15.4
1
A Zampa to A Ali, Abid has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total.
15.3
0
A Zampa to A Ali, Oooh! That could have been risky. A flatter one on middle, Ali closes his bat trying for a flick. The ball takes the leading edge and goes to the off side.
15.2
0
A Zampa to A Ali, Quicker one bowled around off, a block from Abid Ali follows.
15.1
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, Clipped through mid-wicket to the flatter one on middle. Single taken.
14.6
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Flighted outside off, punched down to long off for a single by Sohail.
14.5
1
N Lyon to A Ali, This time the ball goes to the left of the square leg fielder. A run is taken.
14.4
0
N Lyon to A Ali, Flatter one on the middle stump line, turned to square leg. No run though.
14.3
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, A floated delivery on middle and leg, Sohail drives it to mid on for a single.
14.2
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail punches it to cover.
14.1
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, A nice tossed up delivery on off, Sohail fails to put his bat on the ball. Lyon getting nice turn and bounce from track.
13.6
0
A Zampa to A Ali, A googly to end the over, bowled flatter outside off. The batsman comes ahead and dead-bats it.
13.5
0
A Zampa to A Ali, Shorter and wide outside off, Abid rocks back and cuts the ball but fails to find the gap. Looks disappointed to have missed out there.
13.4
0
A Zampa to A Ali, Full on off, defended with ease.
13.3
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, Sohail charges down the track, Zampa notices it and pulls is length short. Haris Sohail plays it straight to bowler. Misfield by Zampa allows a single.
13.2
1
A Zampa to A Ali, A tossed up delivery on leg, Ali flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
13.1
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, A back of length delivery on leg, Sohail flicks it to mid-wicket.
12.6
2
N Lyon to A Ali, A back of a length on off, Abid Ali plays it late from his back foot and cuts it to the point region for a double.
12.5
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, A back of a length, Sohail this time waits on his back foot and flicks it to mid on for a single.
12.4
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail cuts it to covers.
12.3
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Fuller length on off, Sohail blocks it.
12.2
0
N Lyon to H Sohail, Full on off, Sohail defends it.
12.1
1
N Lyon to A Ali, Lyon bowls this one on off, Ali waits for the ball to come to him and then works towards the fine leg region for a single.
11.6
1
A Zampa to A Ali, Full on middle and leg, Ali flicks it mid-wicket for a single.
11.5
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, A tossed up delivery by Zampa, Sohail wrists it for a single.
11.4
1
A Zampa to A Ali, A quicker and flatter one by Zampa. Ali works it to leg side for a single.
11.3
1
A Zampa to H Sohail, A leg spinner on off, Sohail punches it to covers for a single.
11.2
0
A Zampa to H Sohail, A back of a length on off, Sohail tries for a cut but fails.
11.1
0
A Zampa to H Sohail, A flighted delivery on off, Sohail blocks it. Nice start from Zampa.

Adam Zampa comes on to bowl now.

10.6
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Sohail punches this off the back foot towards cover and the fielder there, Stoinis makes a half-stop. A run is stolen though.
10.5
1
N Lyon to A Ali, Abid stands tall and pushes it to the left of point for a single with soft hands.
10.4
0
N Lyon to A Ali, Loud appeal but the umpire is unmoved! A short one outside off, Ali was lining up for the cut but the ball turns into him and catches him on the pad. There seems to be a slight inside edge before the ball hit the pad. Hence, there was no discussion of taking a review by Australia.
10.3
0
N Lyon to A Ali, Abid works it towards square leg off the pads but no run there.
10.2
1
N Lyon to H Sohail, Bowled quicker on middle, pushed away by the southpaw for a run through mid-wicket.
10.1
1
N Lyon to A Ali, Flatter one on the pads, flicked away for a single to deep square leg.

Powerplay 2 time! Four players can be outside the circle till the 40th over now. Meanwhile, Nathan Lyon has come on to bowl.

9.6
0
M Stoinis to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, defended with ease. End of Powerplay 1. Australia are 52/1.
9.5
0
M Stoinis to H Sohail, Full on off Sohail blocks it.
9.4
2
M Stoinis to H Sohail, 50-up for Pakistan with this double at mid-wicket. Batsmen shakes hands with each other as this brings 50-run stand between them as well.
9.3
0
M Stoinis to H Sohail, A back of a length delivery on off, Sohail blocks it.
9.2
0
M Stoinis to H Sohail, Same length on off, Sohail punches it to mid off.
9.1
1
M Stoinis to A Ali, A short of a good length delivery on middle and leg, Ali flicks it mid-wicket for a single.
8.6
4
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, FOUR! Where is the slip, Mr.Finch? A length ball outside off, Sohail pushes at it without foot movement and hence the ball takes the outside edge and flies through the vacant slip region for a boundary. Unlucky for NCN, good bowling!
8.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail punches it to covers.
8.4
0
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, A good bouncer! Well ducked by Sohail.
8.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, A back of a length on off, Sohail defends it from his back foot.
8.2
2
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, Length delivery on leg, Haris flicks it upplishly to mid-wicket for a double.
8.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, Good length ball on off, Haris blocks it.
7.6
0
M Stoinis to A Ali, Full on leg, Ali puts it away.
7.5
2
M Stoinis to A Ali, Stoinis goes down the leg this time, Ali flicks it to mid-wicket and adds a double to score.
7.4
0
M Stoinis to A Ali, A back of a length delivery on off, Ali punches it to covers.
7.3
0
M Stoinis to A Ali, Change of line by Stoinis this time, on middle Ali just blocks it.
7.2
0
M Stoinis to A Ali, Back of a length on leg, Ali flicks it to mid-wicket.
7.2
0
M Stoinis to A Ali, Wide. Stoinis drifts down leg side on this.
7.1
4
M Stoinis to A Ali, FOUR! Top shot from Ali. Stoinis starts bowling this one short of a good length and Abid Ali pulls it towards the mid-wicket region. Khawaja in the deep tries to stop with a dive but fails.

Marcus Stoinis to bowl now.

6.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, A length ball from around the wicket, kept out towards the mid-wicket fielder by Sohail.
6.5
1
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, A pull off the front foot and the ball goes to deep backward square leg for another run.
6.4
1
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, Aimed at the hips, flicked off the body for a single by Sohail.
6.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, A fuller length ball outside off, pushed to point by the southpaw.
6.2
0
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, Oooh! Close but lands short of the mid-wicket fielder. A length ball on middle, Sohail looks to flick this but it goes slightly in the air. Handscomb at mid-wicket comes running in for the catch but the ball is well short of him in the end.
6.1
1
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, Short of a length on top of middle, pulled away for a single to deep mid-wicket.
5.6
0
K Richardson to H Sohail, On a length outside off, Haris comes ahead and pushes it towards mid off.
5.5
1
K Richardson to A Ali, This time the flick is there but the ball goes a more towards deep backward square leg. The fielder at the deep ensures that only 1 run is taken.
5.4
2
K Richardson to A Ali, Flicked through the vacant mid-wicket region for a couple of runs this time.
5.3
4
K Richardson to A Ali, FOUR! The wrong line from Kane and Abid takes full toll. Hops inside the line and puts it past short fine leg for a beautiful boundary.
5.2
0
K Richardson to A Ali, The whole cordon of fielders on the off side is being tested by this new guy. A length ball outside off, Abid punches it firmly but the cover fielder does well to dive and save runs.
5.1
0
K Richardson to A Ali, Bowled on a length and on top of off stump, defended with a solid presentation of the straight bat by Abid.
4.6
1
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, Short one from NCN to end the over, Abid pulls it along the ground to deep square leg and keeps strike.
4.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, This guy is striking the ball cleanly. This cut would have been the fourth boundary of the over if not for Maxwell at point. Saves 4 runs there surely.
4.4
4
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, FOUR! Off the back foot this time! A length ball outside off, Ali rocks back in his crease and cuts this one through cover-point. No stopping those.
4.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, Another drive through the covers but this time the ball is too close to the fielder.
4.2
4
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, FOUR! Classic cover drive! Right from the textbook. A length ball outside off, Abid makes perfect foot movement and finds the gap through the covers. Brilliant shot!
4.1
1
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, On the pads, worked away for a single to the leg side.
3.6
2
K Richardson to A Ali, Misfield! A short ball wide outside off, cut away hard by Abid. The point fielder makes a half-stop but cannot prevent 2 runs from being taken by the Pakistan batsmen.
3.5
0
K Richardson to A Ali, Almost another boundary if not for a ridiculous save! A fuller ball flicked with superb timing by Abid, the mid-wicket fielder though dives and makes a terrific stop. Saved 4 runs there surely.
3.4
4
K Richardson to A Ali, FOUR! This time he find the middle of the bat as well as the gap! A short length ball on middle, Abid swivels and pulls it in front of square leg for a boundary. This guy looks more than a decent bat!
3.3
0
K Richardson to A Ali, Bowled at the body of the batsman, Abid pulls it but straight to the short fine leg fielder.
3.2
0
K Richardson to A Ali, Abid is ahead to defend this one but the ball comes off the bottom of the bat. Kept a little low too!
3.1
0
K Richardson to A Ali, Defended off the front foot by Abid Ali presenting the full face of the bat.
2.6
1
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, Back of a length on middle and leg, Ali waits for this on his back foot and then flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
2.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, Full on off, Ali defends this one.
2.4
1
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, A back of a length on leg, Sohail flicks from his pads to square leg for a single.
2.3
1
N Coulter-Nile to A Ali, A short pitch delivery, testing the newbie. Coulter Nile bowls this with good pace on leg. Ali pulls it for a single.
2.2
1
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, Haris grabs a single on this one. He pushes it to covers.
2.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, Back of a length on off, Angled away from Haris. Sohail taps it to covers from his back foot.
1.6
0
K Richardson to A Ali, Full on off, defended.
1.5
0
K Richardson to A Ali, A fuller length delivery on off, Ali blocks it.
1.4
0
K Richardson to A Ali, Full on off, defended by Ali.
1.3
2
K Richardson to A Ali, A juicy half volley on off, Ali dives it to covers and takes a double.
1.2
2
K Richardson to A Ali, Full on leg, Abid Ali opens his account by flicking it to mid-wicket for a double.
1.2
0
K Richardson to A Ali, Wide! Full on middle and leg with angling in, but the ball drifts down the leg for a wide.
1.1
0
K Richardson to A Ali, Richardson starts with back of a length on off, angling in. Abid Ali defends it.

Kane Richardson to bowl from the other end, with the other new ball.

0.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to H Sohail, Sohail pushes this to cover watchfully. End of the successful first over, a wicket maiden!

Haris Sohail is the next batsman.

0.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to S Masood, OUT! Bowled 'em! Masood departs! Dragged on to his stumps and he has not troubled the scorers. A length ball outside off, Shan pushes at it without any foot movement. He gets an inside edge due to the very slight inward movement off the surface and the ball goes on to knock back the middle stump. A dejected Masood walks off. Nothing going right for the hosts but it is the perfect start for the Aussies!
0.4
0
N Coulter-Nile to S Masood, Fuller length delivery on off, Masood defends with full face of the bat.
0.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to S Masood, Full outside off, Shan tries for a drive but gets beaten.
0.2
0
N Coulter-Nile to S Masood, A back of a length on middle and off, Masood just guides to point.
0.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to S Masood, Bowls this one on a length outside off and shaping away, the southpaw Shan leaves the ball alone.

We are back for the chase. That was barely even a break. New opening pair for Pakistan tonight - Shan Masood and one of the two debutants - ABID ALI. Nathan Coulter-Nile will start off proceedings with the first new ball. Masood to face. Here we go...