Pakistan in Australia, 3 T20 International Series, 2019

Australia vs Pakistan - 3rd T20I

Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth

Date & Time: 08 November 2019

Australia 109/0

RR: 9.21 | Australia beat Pakistan by 10 wickets

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So that is it from the T20I series between the two! Now it is time for the longest format which begins on the 21st of November in Brisbane at 1000 local (0000 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says he is really proud of his boys. States the commitment they have shown is excellent and they are improving as a team. Mentions the way Agar bowled recently has been exceptional especially on such wickets. Further adds every bowler has contributed their bit and have been excellent throughout. Also tells, they always want their top three to bat deep and that is what their aim is and he hopes there are bigger things to come.

Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, says he is very disappointed with the way he lost but they have learnt a lot in this series and they would look to take the positives forward. States they need to keep learning and do not repeat the mistakes moving ahead. Mentions the young quickies are really good but Finch and Warner are destructive and it is a learning curve for the youngsters. Ends by saying they have a few days to get ready for the Test series and they are excited for it.

MAN OF THE SERIES, Steven Smith, says it was great to contribute in this series, he only had the chance to bat once so it was surprising. States the bowlers were great and it was a good performance all around. Mentions you always want to do well for the team and keep getting better and he hopes to remain consistent.

Man of the Match, Sean Abbott, says it is a privilege to be named in a XI which has done well lately. States he was nervous early on but it went well. Mentions he kept working hard and kept trying to put in good performances and had the luck to represent the country. Ends by saying he was welcomed really well by the team and they made his job easier.

David Warner is down for an interview. Starts by saying that it has been a fantastic start to the summer. When asked about Kane Richardson, Warner mentions he has bowled fantastically. Further adds that they have set the bar high going into the World Cup. Says they need to keep performing heading into the World Cup next year. About Sean Abbott, Warner says how great he has been and he has been rewarded. On his own performances, Warner adds that he has to keep practicing in the nets and wants to do the right things to help his team.

In return, the Aussie openers did what they have been doing throughout this series, attack the Pakistan bowlers. They did it quite easily and have won this game without losing a wicket. So they take the series 2-0. Let me remind you it would have well been 3-0 had the rain not interrupted in the first game. Also, had it been 3-0, Australia would have gone to the top of the T20I rankings. Nevertheless, they will still be pleased with what they have achieved. Stay tuned for the presentation.

Australia have chased this down without breaking any sweat and that was expected. We do not think anybody had a doubt about this not being chased. Credit to Warner and Finch but most of the credit has to be given to their bowlers who set it for them by restricting the Pakistan side to 106 after winning the toss and electing to bowl.

11.5
4
M Musa to A Finch, FOUR! Fifty for Finch. The skipper, brings his fifty up and also takes his team over the line. A full ball on off, Finch lofts it over mid off and bags a boundary. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 10 WICKETS!
11.4
1
M Musa to D Warner, On the pads, it is worked down to fine leg and a single is taken.
11.3
1
M Musa to A Finch, A low full toss on middle, Finch lofts it towards long on. It goes on the bounce to the fielder for one.
11.2
0
M Musa to A Finch, Lovely fielding! Shorter and outside off, Finch guides it towards point. Shadab there dives to his right and stops it.
11.1
2
M Musa to A Finch, Fuller and on middle, Finch looks to flick but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for two. 4 more needed.
11.1
0
M Musa to A Finch, Very wide outside off, Finch lets it be. Wided.
10.6
1
M Hasnain to A Finch, Another short ball on middle, Finch looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls on the off side for one.
10.5
1
M Hasnain to D Warner, Doing it in singles now! Fuller and on middle, Warner eases it to long on for one.
10.4
1
M Hasnain to A Finch, Another single! Fuller and on off, Finch strokes it towards mid off.
10.3
1
M Hasnain to D Warner, In the air... but safe! Full and outside off, Warner looks to carve it but ends up splicing it safe in the cover region for a single.
10.3
0
M Hasnain to D Warner, WIDE! Way too short, Warner lets it go. Wide signaled.
10.2
0
M Hasnain to D Warner, A good slower ball, fuller outside off. Warner swings but misses.
10.1
1
M Hasnain to A Finch, Outside off, Finch hits it through point for one. Two big hits away now.
9.6
1
M Musa to A Finch, One more short ball around middle, Finch pushes it through covers and takes another single. 13 more needed.
9.5
1
M Musa to D Warner, Risky shot! Shorter and around middle, Warner stays leg side and guides it down to third man for one.
9.4
4
M Musa to D Warner, FOUR! 15 more needed! That was not right off the middle but still went to the boundary. Shorter and outside off, Warner drags it past the diving mid-wicket fielder. Mid on gives it a chase but gives up and a boundary.
9.3
2
M Musa to D Warner, Very full again on middle, Warner clips it over mid-wicket and takes two. Runs needed below 20 now.
9.2
0
M Musa to D Warner, Fullish and on off, Warner strokes it to mid off.
9.1
1
M Musa to A Finch, Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.

Muhammad Musa is back on! 2-0-21-0 are his figures so far.

8.6
0
M Hasnain to D Warner, Good length ball on the stumps line. Warner goes back to guide it towards third man but he is cramped for the room there. The ball hits the gloves and eventually rolls towards point.
8.5
1
M Hasnain to A Finch, Another length ball around off, Finch opens the face of the bat and guides it towards point for one.
8.4
0
M Hasnain to A Finch, Back of a length and on off, Finch guides it to point.
8.3
0
M Hasnain to A Finch, Length and on middle, Finch swings again but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
8.2
6
M Hasnain to A Finch,SIX! Crunched! These square boundaries here are not small but Finch is clearing them with ease. A short one and on middle, Finch goes back and pulls it over the square leg fence.
8.1
1
M Hasnain to D Warner, Length and on middle, Warner swings but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
8.1
0
M Hasnain to A Finch, That is a wild delivery! Way down the leg side, Finch lets it be. The keeper dives to his left and gets a hand to it. The ball rolls towards fine leg for one. Wide signaled.
7.6
0
I Wasim to D Warner, A dot to end an expensive first by Imad! Shorter and on off, this is slapped towards covers. 32 more needed.
7.5
2
I Wasim to D Warner, One more couple! Shortish and on off, Warner pulls it through mid-wicket and takes another two.
7.4
6
I Wasim to D Warner, SIX! Stand and deliver stuff! This is fired wide outside off, it is in the slot. Warner clears his front leg and tonks it over the long on fence for a biggie.
7.3
2
I Wasim to D Warner, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for a couple.
7.2
1
I Wasim to A Finch, That is hit hard but just for a run! Finch comes down the track and hits it hard down to long off for one.
7.1
1
I Wasim to D Warner, Shorter and outside off, Warner looks to cut but it goes uppishly through covers for one.

Imad Wasim is on now!

6.6
0
M Hasnain to A Finch, Shortish ball outside off, Finch punches it to cover.
6.5
0
M Hasnain to D Warner, Good length ball angled into the batter, Warner looks to work it towards the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards point and the batters take a leg bye.
6.4
2
M Hasnain to D Warner, Another couple. Short ball on middle, Warner pulls it towards deep square leg and picks another quick couple. Going along nicely.
6.3
2
M Hasnain to D Warner, Shortish length ball on middle, Warner looks to pull but mistimes it towards long on. He scampers back for the second.
6.3
0
M Hasnain to D Warner, WIDE! Down the leg side this time, Warner flicks but no connection. The umpire signals it wide.
6.2
0
M Hasnain to D Warner, Another short ball on middle, Warner sways away from it.
6.1
1
M Hasnain to A Finch, Shortish ball outside off, Finch punches it to point for a single.
5.6
0
M Amir to D Warner, Shortish length on middle, Warner this time defends it out.
5.5
4
M Amir to D Warner, FOUR! Too easy for the man in form. A short ball on middle, Warner goes back and just pulls it to the deep square leg fence.
5.5
0
M Amir to D Warner, WIDE! A typical fast bowler's reaction there. After conceding a boundary, Amir bends his back and bowls a bouncer which is too high and called wide.
5.4
4
M Amir to D Warner, FOUR! Superbly timed! Amir looking for a yorker dishes out a low full toss. Warner times it superbly past the bowler. The ball races to the fence. Fifty up for Australia and fifty-run stand is up too.
5.3
1
M Amir to A Finch, Full outside off this time, Finch drives it to mid off for a single.
5.2
0
M Amir to A Finch, Good length delivery closer to the off pole, Finch punches it to mid off.
5.1
1
M Amir to D Warner, Full on the pads, Warner tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single.

Mohammad Amir with a change of ends. 2-0-14-0 are his figures so far.

4.6
1
M Hasnain to D Warner, Shortish length around off, Warner just helps it to third man for a single with an angled bat.
4.5
1
M Hasnain to A Finch, Around off, pushed to mid on for a quick single.
4.4
6
M Hasnain to A Finch, SIX! Shot of the night from Finch! That made a cracking sound. Short ball on middle, Finch hangs back and slams it over the deep square leg fence.
4.3
2
M Hasnain to A Finch, Full on the pads, Finch this time flicks it to deep mid-wicket and scampers back for a quick couple. Brilliant running between the wickets.
4.2
0
M Hasnain to A Finch, Beaten! Shortish length in the channel outside off, Finch pokes at the ball but it beats the outside edge.
4.1
0
M Hasnain to A Finch, He starts with a ball on the pads, Finch looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

Mohammad Hasnain is into the attack.

3.6
1
M Musa to A Finch, Short again, this time Aaron pulls it to deep square leg for a run.
3.5
4
M Musa to A Finch, FOUR! This time through the off side. Short and wide outside off, Finch waits on the front foot and crunches it through the covers for a boundary now. The debutant is getting some hammering.
3.4
6
M Musa to A Finch, SIX! That sailed over! Short ball on middle, Finch looks to pull but the ball hurries onto him. The ball takes the top edge but it still flies over the fine leg fence.
3.3
1
M Musa to D Warner, Full around off again, Warner digs it out towards extra cover and takes a quick single.
3.2
1
M Musa to A Finch, Full around off again, Finch looks to drive but gets an inside edge which goes behind square leg and a single is taken.
3.1
0
M Musa to A Finch, Fuller ball around off, Finch pushes it to mid off.
2.6
0
M Amir to D Warner, Fullish length outside off, Warner blocks it out towards point.
2.5
0
M Amir to D Warner, Shortish length ball outside off, Warner slashes but misses.
2.4
1
M Amir to A Finch, Good length ball around off, Finch pushes it to mid off for a single.
2.4
0
M Amir to A Finch, WIDE! Down the leg side again. Amir needs to be more consistent in his line if Pakistan want to have any chance. Finch flicks again but misses. Called wide again.
2.3
0
M Amir to A Finch, Good length ball on the pads, Finch looks to work it around the corner but gets hit high on the pads.
2.3
0
M Amir to A Finch, Amir sprays down the leg side this time. Finch flicks but misses. Called wide.
2.2
1
M Amir to D Warner, Slower one outside off, Warner picks it early and pushes it to point at the last moment for a single.
2.1
4
M Amir to D Warner, FOUR! Hammered away! This time it is David Warner. A shortish length ball just outside off, Warner gets in position and slams it through the mid on fence.
1.6
4
M Musa to A Finch, FOUR! Punched nicely. A shortish length ball outside off, Finch taps it between the cover and point fielders to bag the second boundary of the over.
1.5
0
M Musa to A Finch, Good length outside off again, Finch blocks it off the back foot.
1.4
0
M Musa to A Finch, Good length ball around off, Finch defends it out.
1.3
4
M Musa to A Finch, FOUR! This time Finch connects and bags his first boundary. A full ball outside off, Finch comes forward and creams it through the covers. The ball races to the fence.
1.2
0
M Musa to A Finch, Beaten this time. A superb delivery in the channel outside off, Finch looks to drive but misses to put bat on ball.
1.1
0
M Musa to A Finch, Short around off, Finch blocks it out.

Muhammad Musa to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
M Amir to D Warner, Shortish ball outside off, Warner keeps it out.
0.5
0
M Amir to D Warner, Chance goes missing. A shortish length ball outside off, Warner punches it with power towards cover-point and takes off. Imam there dives to his left, fields the ball and seeing that Finch sends his partner back. Imam gets up and fires a throw to the striker's end but there is no one to collect the ball and he misses his shy too. David Warner gets a second life.
0.4
0
M Amir to D Warner, On the pads, pushed towards mid on.
0.3
6
M Amir to D Warner, SIX! That would've been straight into the hands of Hasnain had he been closer to the rope. A shortish ball outside off, Warner throws his bat at it but manages a thick outside edge which flies towards the third man fielder. Hasnain initially rushes in but then realises that the ball is going over him. Too late though as the ball goes over his outstretched hand for a biggie. Pakistan need to take such chances to make a game out of this one.
0.2
0
M Amir to D Warner, Good length ball angled into the batter, Warner looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.
0.1
0
M Amir to D Warner, Amir starts with a good length ball outside off, it shapes away as Warner pushes it to point.

We are back for the chase. The Pakistan players are out in the middle. David Warner and skipper Aaron Finch will open the batting for Australia. Mohammad Amir will start the proceedings for Pakistan.