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Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

22 March 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Andrew 'Gnasher' McGlashan

END OF OVER:
49 | 10 Runs | AUS: 281/2 | RR: 5.73

  • SE Marsh91 (102b)
  • PSP Handscomb30 (27b)
  • Mohammad Amir9-0-59-0
  • Faheem Ashraf9-0-50-1

Australia win by eight wickets and that's four wins in a row now. A very efficient run chase, led by Aaron Finch's century which Shaun Marsh supporting him well. It never really looked in doubt from a long way out. Earlier, Australia's spinners did a very good job on a slow surface as Pakistan never really got away from them with the bat. Haris Sohail made a good hundred, and there was a bit of a dart in the final five overs, but there was a lack of power for much of the innings. Australia's one-day momentum continues to build nicely. Who'd have thought it a month ago? There are four more matches in this series, the next of them on Sunday so it's a quick turnaround.

Shoaib Malik "Early strikes were missing from our side. Must say the way Finch and Marsh batted, they controlled the innings and took it deep. You can always make things better, we gave away some extra singles when batsmen are set. A few areas to improve. I would like to congratulate Haris on scoring a hundred coming back from injury. A great sign for Pakistan cricket."

Aaron Finch (who is also Man of the Match) "It was to chase down that total, was pretty daunting but it played really well in the second half. Nice to hit a few in the middle. I think doing it two-down was a real positive for us. There's a been a few times recently where it might have got to 6 or 7 down. The way Shaun played was a huge bonus to take the pressure off me. Just great to get the win. There's still room for improvement but nice to get four wins in a row. Nice that people are seeing the rewards for some hard work."

That just about wraps things up for today. Thanks for staying with us during the earlier problems. We'll be back on Sunday. Until then, from Gnasher and Alex, it's goodbye.

48.6
2
Mohammad Amir to Marsh, 2 runs, and that's the victory! A full toss is clipped out to deep midwicket. They scamper back for the second, Handscomb brings the dive out
48.5
4
Mohammad Amir to Marsh, FOUR runs, short of a length, goes for the pull and gets a big top edge which flies back over the keeper...just two needed now
48.4
1
Mohammad Amir to Handscomb, 1 run, back of a length outside off, pushed into the covers without any real timing...they are doing it in singles
48.3
1
Mohammad Amir to Marsh, 1 run, goes for the yorker, it's a low full toss, just a single out to deep midwicket
48.2
1
Mohammad Amir to Handscomb, 1 run, full outside off, Handscomb in a very odd position as he fetches it down to long leg
48.1
1
Mohammad Amir to Marsh, 1 run, short outside off, Marsh is almost through his shot too early and lobs it down the ground to long-off

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st63AJ FinchUT Khawaja
2nd172SE MarshAJ Finch
3rd46SE MarshPSP Handscomb