Pakistan in England, 3 T20I Series, 2021

England vs Pakistan - 3rd T20I

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Date & Time: 20 July 2021

England 155/7

RR: 7.88 | England beat Pakistan by 3 wickets

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Problem of plenty for England? Is that good or is that bad? We shall let that be decided by you. This was a tour which England played without many of their key players, yet, won. They have plenty of players who did well for their audition of the T20 World Cup and the hosts will hope that they get a few more from the Indian series and of course, The Hundred. It kicks off on Wednesday evening and on Thursday, the Men play. Should be exciting. We have got loads of cricket coming up for you, with WI-Aus, Zim-Ban, Ire-SA, then WI-Pak, Eng-Ind and next, Ban-Aus! Keep counting the months and you will get series on the fly. Do not forget to check all of those out in our scores section. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Until the next time, ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious England captain, Eoin Morgan, says that this type of a win means a lot to his side. Stresses that this was the worst wicket in the whole series and with the boundaries pushed back, batting was nowhere easy. But ends by saying that England would have learnt a lot from this game. Details that in the UAE, during the 2020 Indian T20 League, the ball did not turn much at all. But this time, the pitches will be slow and the batsmen need to understand that they need to forge partnerships before playing their shots. Confirms that England are close to finalizing a squad of 17-18 members at this stage for the World Cup. Thanks the crowd for coming in large numbers for supporting them.

Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, admits that batting let the team down, citing 10-15 runs as the shortage mark. But praises his bowlers for fighting hard. Feels that had he stayed on with Rizwan and got a partnership going, they could have scored more runs. Reckons that the batsmen did not struggle but just played poor shots. Backs his boys to play spin well in the UAE during the T20 World Cup. Thanks the support from the crowd and adds that they will miss the support in their Caribbean tour which is coming up next. Stresses that before they tour West Indies, they will sit down and discuss what went wrong in this series. States that Mohammad Hafeez is definitely a part of their World Cup plans and will be utilized accordingly.

LIAM LIVINGSTONE HAS BEEN NAMED AS THE PLAYER OF THE SERIES. Says that it feels nice to him to win the series on his home ground. Lauds his batters and bowlers for a good show. On his massive sixes, Livingstone says that he has been practicing in the last 2 years and it feels nice to see the hard work come through. On his useful off spin, Liam says that he bowls here in domestic games for Lancashire and was happy to do it for England in this game.

JASON ROY HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH. On him backing his game plan, no matter what, Roy says that he was just looking to have some fun. Admits that it was difficult batting in those conditions and shyly agrees that he was lazy in his dismissal which triggered a collapse. Understands that on such pitches, you need to bat in a way which will avoid panic. Is sure that this kind of win will give them a huge amount of confidence, given that the T20 World Cup would be played in similar pitches in the UAE.

Earlier in the day, England read the conditions pretty well and choked Pakistan. The trio of Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone did not allow Pakistan to score freely in the middle overs. And towards the end, when the ball started to reverse, England smartly kept Rizwan off strike and perhaps that stopped them from getting to 165-170. Again, fine margins in the game. Please do stay tuned for the presentation...

Both the teams played an innings which mirrored each other. It was Mohammad Rizwan for Pakistan, seemingly batting on a different track as compared to the rest, while it was Jason Roy fior England. Fakhar Zaman's 24 can be compared to Dawid Malan's 31 as neither batter got going. In the end, the difference was Morgan's cameo. Curiously, England always seemed to be comfortable till the spinners came on. They were 92/1 but then slipped to 112/4 in the span of 26 balls. Figure this out. Pakistan's spinners - 15-0-110-6. Pakistan's seamers - 4.4-0-44-1. Babar did have one over of Shadab remaining. In hindsight, he could have given that 18th over to Shadab.

A matter of small margins, did we say? Shall explain. With spin going so well for Pakistan, should Babar Azam have gone in with Hasan Ali in the 18th over? England needed 29 from 3 overs then. It came down to 16 in the last 2 with Morgan getting into his groove with 2 sixes in the over. It did cost Pakistan as in the end, there was hardly anything to choose between the two teams.

What a cracking match to end a fantastic tour. It has been played in fantastic spirit. Nothing asked, nothing given, it has been fair. England have just done enough to get across the line and it was a matter of small margins which has helped the home side win the T20I series 2-1.

19.4
2
Hasan Ali to Chris Jordan, ENGLAND SCRAPE THROUGH BY 3 WICKETS! Hasan Ali fires in a yorker, outside off, Chris Jordan backs away and looks to slash hard. He gets an under edge which just misses the stumps and goes towards fine leg. By the time the fielder can get to the ball, Jordan has returned for the second! He pumps his fists in ecstacy.
19.3
2
Hasan Ali to Chris Jordan, Smart batting! A length ball, around middle, Chris Jordan calmly flicks it behind square leg and runs back for the second! England need 2 from 3 balls now.

David Willey walks in at number 9, replacing his skipper, Eoin Morgan.

19.2
0
Hasan Ali to Eoin Morgan, OUT! CAUGHT! Morgan departs and Pakistan breathe again! A length ball, around middle, from around the wicket, Morgan shimmies down the track and looks to swing it to the leg side but the ball sticks onto the pitch. The shot is through early and the ball comes on late. It is miscued towards long on where Shadab Khan takes a sitter. Down to two new batters at the crease now. England need 4 from 4 balls!
19.1
2
Hasan Ali to Eoin Morgan, DROPPED! How costly is that going to be? A length ball, around middle, Eoin Morgan looks to swing it to the leg side but gets a massive top edge. It is near where short mid-wicket would have been but that place is vacant. The bowler himself runs after the ball, gets to it, but cannot hold on! Two runs taken. England need 4 from 5 balls.

Chris Jordan walks in at number 8, replacing Liam Livingstone. 6 to win. 5 gets a Super Over.

18.6
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Liam Livingstone, OUT! CAUGHT! 6 and gone for Livingstone. This was more of a free hit for Liam, as Morgan would have wanted strike for the next over. Hafeez realizes that too and tosses this slower through the air. Liam Livingstone is already through his almighty attempted slog and gets a top edge. Simple catch for Sohaib Maqsood at short third man. England need 6 from the final over. Mohammad Hafeez finishes with figures of 4-0-28-3!
18.5
6
Mohammad Hafeez to Liam Livingstone, SIX! FEROCIOUS! Oh hellooooooooooo! We have done this before - remember the name! Only this time, it is Liam Livingstone! Full, outside off, Livingstone gets down and mows a massive slog sweep over mid-wicket! England need 6 from 7 balls.

Liam Livingstone walks in at number 7, replacing Dawid Malan.

18.4
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Dawid Malan, OUT! BOWLED! The match is still alive! The arm ball, straight, Dawid Malan backs away and looks to power this through the off side. But the ball pitches, skids through, beats the bat and hits the leg stump! Pakistan supporters roar. England still need 12 from 8. Super Over, anyone?
18.3
2
Mohammad Hafeez to Dawid Malan, MISFIELD! That will help England. Full, around middle, Malan comes down the track and hits it straight down to Shaheen Afridi at long on. Should have been just a single but Afridi fumbles and the hawk-like eyes of Morgan spot that, and he charges back for the second. Hafeez is not happy. England need 12 from 9 balls.
18.2
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Eoin Morgan, Full, around middle, slower through the air, Eoin Morgan looks to play the slog but is early into ths shot. Gets a thick outside edge which rolls to short third man. A run taken.
18.1
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Dawid Malan,  Full, outside off, Dawid Malan swings hard but gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies down to short third man. Morgan pushes Malan into the single.

Back to spin. Mohammad Hafeez to continue.

17.6
6
Hasan Ali to Eoin Morgan, SIX! CREAMED! Morgan has nailed this. Cutter from Hasan Ali and the over-the-wicket angle just makes it easier for Morgan. Till this point, Ali was bowling around the wicket. The ball is pitched up, around middle, Morgan walks across and skies this miles over mid-wicket! 13 from the over, could this be a game-changing gamble? England need 16 from 12 balls.
17.5
0
Hasan Ali to Eoin Morgan, Another dot. The cross-seam ball, around middle, EM looks to pull but misses.
17.4
0
Hasan Ali to Eoin Morgan, Down the leg side, the skipper walks down the leg side and Hasan follows him. Eoin misses his clip and the ball clips his trouser on its way to the keeper.
17.3
0
Hasan Ali to Eoin Morgan, Slower ball now, on a length, Morgan looks to swing to the leg side but gets a toe end of the bat, which bounces past the off stump towards the keeper. Mohammad Rizwan appeals for LBW in a bizarre fashion.
17.2
6
Hasan Ali to Eoin Morgan, SIX! JUST OVER! A bit too straight, as Hasan goes for the yorker, but does not get it right. It is right in the slot and Eoin Morgan flicks this uppishly. There is a man at deep square leg, Mohammad Hasnain, right at the ropes and he leaps but the ball just tips over!
17.1
1
Hasan Ali to Dawid Malan, A length ball, outside off, punched towards point for a single.

It is Hasan Ali. 2-0-9-0 so far. Watch out for the slower deliveries and the yorkers.

16.6
4
Mohammad Hafeez to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! That is an incredible shot. Fractionally short, outside off, Eoin Morgan backs away to the leg side and slices it through the covers, beating sweeper to his left! 10 from the over, England need 29 from 18 balls.
16.5
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Dawid Malan, Around middle, Dawid backs away to the leg side and puches it down to long off for a run. England need 33 from 19 balls.
16.4
4
Mohammad Hafeez to Dawid Malan, FOUR! Finds the boundary at last. Short, around middle, Malan rocks back and pulls it through square leg, beating deep backward square leg to his right.
16.3
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Dawid Malan, Oh, straight to the fielder! Full, around middle, Dawid Malan backs away to the leg side and drives, but finds shotrt extra cover.
16.2
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Eoin Morgan, Tries the reverse sweep again, does Morgan and gets it towards short third man, for a run.
16.1
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Eoin Morgan, Full, outside off, Eoin Morgan looks to play the reverse sweep but gets a bottom edge.
15.6
2
Shadab Khan to Dawid Malan, Full, around middle, Dawid Malan walks across and flicks it through mid-wicket. He turns blind for the second but then stops, looking at his skipper. But Morgan calls him through and they complete the second, Mohammad Rizwan is not happy with the fielder. 4 runs from the over, England need 39 from 24 balls!
15.5
0
Shadab Khan to Dawid Malan, Full, around middle, spinning down, DM looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
15.4
1
Shadab Khan to Eoin Morgan, Around middle, Eoin Morgan works it to the leg side. Will just be a run.
15.3
1
Shadab Khan to Dawid Malan, Fuller, around middle, Dawid works it through mid on for a single.
15.2
0
Shadab Khan to Dawid Malan, Quicker one, the googly, outside off, Malan looks to cut but misses.
15.1
0
Shadab Khan to Dawid Malan, Full, outside off, Dawid Malan drives it straight to short extra cover. England need 43 from 29 balls.

The skipper. Eoin Morgan. walks in, with his side in a bit of a hole here. Shadab Khan returns as well. 2-0-18-1 so far.

14.6
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Moeen Ali, OUT! BOWLED! The Professor strikes! Slower through the air, around middle, Moeen Ali comes down the track and plays a cross-batted slog. Misses and the ball goes beneath the bat to hit the timber! England under pressure now, need 43 from 30 balls!
14.5
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Dawid Malan, Short, around off, Dawid punches it towards Mohammad Hasnain at sweeper cover for one.
14.4
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Moeen Ali, Around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
14.3
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Moeen Ali, Full, around off, Moeen Ali pushs it straight to cover.
14.2
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Dawid Malan, Around middle, Malan stabs it to the leg side for a quick single.
14.1
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Dawid Malan, Full, around middle, Dawid Malan pushes it back to the bowler.

Mohammad Hafeez is back on. 1-0-5-0 so far.

13.6
1
Imad Wasim to Dawid Malan, Full, outside off, Dawid looks to play the reverse sweep again but is way too early into his shot. Gets a top edge which lands wide of short third man. A run taken. Excellent over from Imad Wasim. 5 runs and a wicket ffrom the over. His figures read 4-0-25-1.
13.5
0
Imad Wasim to Dawid Malan, The arm ball, outside off, Malan looks to run it down to third man but misses.
13.4
4
Imad Wasim to Dawid Malan, FOUR! Very delicate. Full, outside off, Dawid Malan reverse sweeps it to the right to short third man. England need another 47 from 38 balls.
13.3
0
Imad Wasim to Dawid Malan, Full, outside off, Dawid Malan looks to drive but misses as the ball spins in. England need 51 from 39 balls.

Moeen Ali walks in at number 5, replacing Jonny Bairstow. But he will not be on strike, as Bairstow and Malan crossed before the catch was taken.

13.2
0
Imad Wasim to Jonny Bairstow, OUT! CAUGHT! Bairstow falls too! Full, outside off, Jonny Bairstow stays leg side of the ball and looks to go inside out. But he gets a massive top edge due to the slowness of the delivery and Sohaib Maqsood takes a dolly at cover. Well, is the game turning? England need 51 from 40 balls.
13.1
0
Imad Wasim to Jonny Bairstow, Short, outside off, Bairstow looks to cut but gets a bottom edge to the off side.

Imad Wasim returns. 3-0-20-0 so far.

12.6
2
Usman Qadir to Dawid Malan, Outside off, chipped over cover for a couple.
12.5
1
Usman Qadir to Jonny Bairstow, Outside off, reverse paddled behind point for a single.
12.4
0
Usman Qadir to Jonny Bairstow, Full, outside off, a beautiful leg break. Full, outside off, Bairstow looks to flick but misses.
12.3
1
Usman Qadir to Dawid Malan, Full, outside off, Malan looks to flick but gets a leading edge through the vacant slip cordon. A single taken.
12.2
0
Usman Qadir to Dawid Malan, Full, around off, Dawid Malan reverse sweeps it to backward point.
12.1
1
Usman Qadir to Jonny Bairstow, Around middle, helped through square leg for a single.

A delay. A streaker is in the middle! It is a young lad. Just halts the play a little bit. The security guards frisk him off.

11.6
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Jonny Bairstow, Around middle, punched down the ground to long on for one more.
11.5
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Dawid Malan, Shorter, around off, Malan goes back and punches it through the covers for one.
11.4
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Dawid Malan, Around middle, pushed towards cover.
11.3
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Jonny Bairstow, Full, on middle, Bairstow gets down on a knee and reverse sweep-pulls it towards deep cover for one.
11.2
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Dawid Malan, The arm ball, around off, Dawid Malan punches it down to long off for a run. England need another 59 from 52 balls.
11.1
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Jonny Bairstow, Full, around middle, Jonny Bairstow leans and works it through mid on for a single.

We will have a bit of Mohammad Hafeez now.

10.6
2
Usman Qadir to Dawid Malan, Short, outside off, the googly, Dawid Malan goes back and punches it through the covers for a couple. 11 runs from the over but a wicket as well. Usman Qadir's figures read 3-0-30-1.

Jonny Bairstow comes in at number 4, replacing Jason Roy.

10.5
0
Usman Qadir to Jason Roy, OUT! CAUGHT! The moment Roy hit that, his head was down. He is disgusted with himself and shakes his head while walking off. Slower through the air, outside off, floated as well, Jason Roy gets down and looks to play the slog sweep. But for that, he has to drag it from wide outside off. Gets a top edge which goes high up in the air. Fakhar Zaman gets under it at long off and makes no mistake. Roy is unhappy but he might have done the job. England need another 63 from 55 balls.
10.4
4
Usman Qadir to Jason Roy, FOUR MORE! Fuller, around middle, Roy sweeps it to the other side of Hasnain - to his right. Finds the boundary at deep backward square leg.
10.3
4
Usman Qadir to Jason Roy, MISFIELD, FOUR! Oh no. Oh no no no. Poor Usman Qadir. Silly Mohammad Hasnain. Full, around middle, Jason Roy gets down and sweeps this really hard, through square leg. Hasnain races to his left gets to the ball but then overruns. He tries to stop himself as the ball spins away to his right but then slips. England need another 67 from 57 balls.
10.2
1
Usman Qadir to Dawid Malan, Short, outside off, Malan punches this through the covers for a single.
10.1
0
Usman Qadir to Dawid Malan, Full, wide outside off, Dawid Malan steers this straight to short third man. England need another 72 from 59 balls.
9.6
1
Shadab Khan to Dawid Malan, Fuller, around middle, pushed down to long on for one more. 11 from the over, Shadab Khan's figures read 2-0-18-1.
9.5
1
Shadab Khan to Jason Roy, Around off, punched down to long off for a run.
9.4
0
Shadab Khan to Jason Roy, Short, around middle, Roy reverse pulls but finds point. Nearly handed a catch.
9.3
4
Shadab Khan to Jason Roy, FOUR MORE! Cheeky! Landed outside off, Roy just plays this very late, off the keeper's gloves and through the vacant first slip region, to the third man fence!
9.2
4
Shadab Khan to Jason Roy, FOUR! This man is batting on a different pitch. Full, around middle, Jason Roy gets down and sweeps it powerfully to the mid-wicket fence! England need another 78 from 64 balls.
9.1
1
Shadab Khan to Dawid Malan, Short, outside off, cut through point for a single.
8.6
2
Usman Qadir to Jason Roy, Around off, worked through mid-wicket for a couple.
8.5
0
Usman Qadir to Jason Roy, Full, outside off, Jason Roy reverse sweeps this straight to short third man.
8.4
1
Usman Qadir to Dawid Malan, Outside off, punched wide of cover for one.
8.3
1
Usman Qadir to Jason Roy, Dropped short, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a run.
8.2
1
Usman Qadir to Dawid Malan, Outside off, punched to the left of cover for a single.
8.1
0
Usman Qadir to Dawid Malan, Full, around off, Malan reverse sweeps it to first slip.
7.6
0
Shadab Khan to Jos Buttler, OUT! CAUGHT! Buttler finally falls after a scratchy knock. Full, outside off, Jos Buttler gets down and looks to slog this out of the park. But the slowness of the ball does him in and he skies this miles in the air. Babar Azam runs across to his right from long off and completes the catch. Dawid Malan walks in at number 3. England need 88 from 72 balls.
7.5
4
Shadab Khan to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Rubbing salt on the wounds! Full, around off, Jos Buttler reverse sweeps it to the left of short third man!
7.4
2
Shadab Khan to Jos Buttler, MISCUE, BUT SAFE! What a lucky escape. Full, outside off, Buttler backs away and then looks to go inside out. Skies this high in the air but extra cover running back cannot get there! Two runs taken.

1st West Indies-Australia ODI UPDATE - Mitchell Marsh is caught down the leg side! Big wicket by Alzarri Joseph. Marsh was Australia's main run scorer during the T20Is and this will give the hosts a big lift. Australia are 89/2 after 18 overs, choosing to bat first.

7.3
0
Shadab Khan to Jos Buttler, This time he stays back to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
7.2
0
Shadab Khan to Jos Buttler, Flighted on middle. Buttler comes down the track but gets beaten in the air as the ball hits him on the pads.
7.1
1
Shadab Khan to Jason Roy, Around middle, worked to the leg side for a single.

Leggie from the other end as well. It is Shadab Khan.

6.6
0
Usman Qadir to Jason Roy, Short, down the leg side, Jason looks to pull but the ball goes off the glove and rolls down to short fine leg. A single taken. 15 from the leggie's first over.
6.5
4
Usman Qadir to Jason Roy, FOUR MORE! They are really going after him. This is Usman Qadir's first match of the tour and he is certainly not being treated well. Full, around off, Roy gets down and sweeps it powerfully to the right of deep mid-wicket.
6.4
4
Usman Qadir to Jason Roy, FOUR! Another reverse! Full, around middle, it is Jason Roy this time who gets it uppishly, but to the left of point and wide of short third man!
6.3
1
Usman Qadir to Jos Buttler, Full toss, around middle, Buttler reverse sweeps it through point who dives to his left and makes a fine half stop. A single taken.
6.2
4
Usman Qadir to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Does not matter! The reverse comes out again! That will boost Buttler's confidence. Short, around middle, Jos Buttler reverse pulls it over point. Fabulous shot.

Ha ha. Qadir comes onto bowl but Buttler shapes to play the reverse sweep. And Usman does not deliver!

6.1
1
Usman Qadir to Jason Roy, Full, outside off, Jason Roy leans and drives it towards long off for a single. England need another 109 from 83 balls.

Usman Qadir to bowl now.

5.6
1
Hasan Ali to Jason Roy, RUN OUT MISSED! Around middle, Jason looks to work it to the leg side but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls to the off side and the batsmen go for the quick single. Hasan Ali gets to the ball and under-arms a throw at the keeper's end but misses. Jos Buttler loses his bat and is short of his ground! 45/0 for England in the Powerplay.
5.5
4
Hasan Ali to Jason Roy, FOUR! Excellent timing. Not too much wrong with that delivery. Length ball, pretty straight and pretty fast. But Roy just punches this through the line, uppishly, wide of the bowler and also wide of mid on. High-class batting. Roy moves to 33 from 20 balls.
5.4
0
Hasan Ali to Jason Roy, Slower ball, short in length, Jason Roy gets across, looks to paddle but misses.
5.3
1
Hasan Ali to Jos Buttler, Around off, Jos smartly gets across and nudges it towards mid on for a single.
5.2
0
Hasan Ali to Jos Buttler, Beaten! On a length, outside off, Buttler looks to punch it on the up but misses. Mohammad Rizwan, the keeper, collects and throws the ball up in the air, making the crowd excited.
5.1
0
Hasan Ali to Jos Buttler, Terrific yorker, around off, watchfully dug out. At the moment, Jos Buttler has got no answer.
4.6
0
Imad Wasim to Jason Roy, Short, around middle, pulled straight to square leg.
4.5
1
Imad Wasim to Jos Buttler, STUMPING CHANCE MISSED! The frustration builds for Pakistan as Buttler gets away with one. The arm ball, around middle, Jos Buttler comes down the track and looks to go inside out but misses. The ball bounces and Mohammad Rizwan is late to get up. The ball hits him on the left elbow and goes to short fine leg. A bye taken.
4.4
1
Imad Wasim to Jason Roy, Landed outside off, the arm ball, Jason looks to cut but mistimes it towards cover. A single taken. Little bit of frustration creeping into Pakistan.
4.3
4
Imad Wasim to Jason Roy, FOUR! Roy is single-handedly transferring the pressure back onto Pakistan. Full, around middle, Jason Roy gets down and mows a slog sweep over mid-wicket.
4.2
0
Imad Wasim to Jason Roy, Oohhh... this is on middle, Roy lines up for another slog but at the last moment to guide it towards point.
4.1
6
Imad Wasim to Jason Roy, SIX! CRASH! Roy finally gets one off Imad. Tossed up, outside off, Jason Roy backs away to the leg side and then slogs it over long on.
3.6
0
Hasan Ali to Jos Buttler, Another dot! Excellent from Hasan Ali. Slower ball, outside off, Jos gets across to play the paddle scoop but only gets a bottom edge to the keeper behind.
3.5
2
Hasan Ali to Jos Buttler, Around off, slower in pace, Buttler heaves it off the inner half of the bat through mid-wicket for a couple.
3.4
0
Hasan Ali to Jos Buttler, Excellent. Terrific yorker, around off, Jos Buttler can only dig it out back to the bowler. Good pace too. 89 miles an hour. Buttler will know that he can catch up but even he will be feeling the pressure at the moment.
3.3
0
Hasan Ali to Jos Buttler, Outside off, angling in, JB punches it straight to cover. Good, very good bowling.

Third man is coming up. Two men out on the leg side.

3.2
0
Hasan Ali to Jos Buttler, Hits the deck hard now, does Ali and Jos punches it towards cover.
3.1
0
Hasan Ali to Jos Buttler, Wow. Hasan Ali cannot believe how has that missed the stumps. Buttler got across early to play the paddle scoop and Hasan gave him no pace to work with. Buttler was through his shot way too early and the ball came pretty late. Just went over the bat and then the off stump.
3.1
0
Hasan Ali to Jos Buttler, WIDE. A misdirected ball, down the leg side on length, Jos Buttler misses his flick.

Hasan Ali replaces Shaheen Afridi.

2.6
0
Imad Wasim to Jason Roy, Short, outside off, Jason cuts straight to cover.
2.5
0
Imad Wasim to Jason Roy, This one bounces sharply. The arm ball, around middle, Roy goes back and to punch, expecting the ball to slide on. But instead, it holds up on the pitch and takes him by surprise. He pushes at it and the ball hits the splice of the bat.
2.4
1
Imad Wasim to Jos Buttler, Fuller, slower through the air, outside off, JB comes down the track and swings wildly, Is not to the pitch of the ball and miscues it to deep mid-wicket. A run taken.
2.3
0
Imad Wasim to Jos Buttler, Quicker one, outside off, Jos looks to cut but gets a bottom edge which goes on the bounce to the keeper.
2.2
4
Imad Wasim to Jos Buttler, FOUR! CRACK! Short ball, outside off, Buttler picks the length in a trice, goes back in a flash and powers this over the covers!
2.1
0
Imad Wasim to Jos Buttler, Full, around off, Jos Buttler pushes it towards cover.
1.6
4
Shaheen Afridi to Jason Roy, FOUR! 16 from the over! A length ball, around middle, Roy whips it to the mid-wicket fence!
1.5
4
Shaheen Afridi to Jason Roy, FOUR MORE! Clever batting. This is called knowing the field. Fine leg was up and Afridi bowled a length ball, around leg. Roy calmly got across and flicked it to the left of short fine leg.
1.4
4
Shaheen Afridi to Jason Roy, FOUR! CLOUT! A length ball, outside off, Jason Roy swings it over mid-wicket and the ball nearly goes all the way! Bounces just inside the ropes.

1st West Indies-Australia ODI update - Akeal Hosein has broken a strong 51-run opening stand between Josh Philippe and Ben McDermott. After struggling throughout the T20Is, both batters found some form in the longer format. Australia are 63/1 in the 13th over after electing to bat first.

1.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jason Roy, Ooohh... outside off, short in length, Roy looks to cut but is too close to the ball. Gets a bottom edge which just misses the stumps.
1.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jason Roy, Outside off, punched back to the bowler.
1.1
4
Shaheen Afridi to Jason Roy, FOUR! Glorious shot. On a length, outside off, Jason Roy punches it on the up through the covers.

Shaheen Afridi to bowl from the other end.

0.6
1
Imad Wasim to Jason Roy, Full, outside off, a drive to long off for a single to end a quiet opening over.
0.5
1
Imad Wasim to Jos Buttler, Around off, punched down to long off for a run.
0.4
1
Imad Wasim to Jason Roy, Full, outside off, Jason Roy pushes it past the bowler towards long off, for a single.
0.3
0
Imad Wasim to Jason Roy, The arm ball, around off, pushed back to the bowler.
0.2
0
Imad Wasim to Jason Roy, Short, outside off, cut straight to cover.
0.1
0
Imad Wasim to Jason Roy, Full, outside off, driven straight to cover.