Australia tour of United Arab Emirates, 2nd ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Aug 31, 2012
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 38 balls remaining)
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
31 August 2012 - night match (50-over match)

Welcome back. No change in the opening slot. It's Hafeez and Jamshed

0.1

Pattinson to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, starts off with a wide and he slides it down the leg side

0.1

Pattinson to Mohammad Hafeez, 3 runs, on a good length outside off and Hafeez stabs at it but times it well enough to beat mid-off, throw from Christian was a bit wide

0.2

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, continues over the wicket, he stays back at the crease and defends to the off side

0.3

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side, Jamshed tried to flick it away

0.3

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, shapes across him and he leaves it alone

0.4

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, drifts on the body and he easily clips it away wide of square leg, the outfield does the rest, nice use of the wrists

0.5

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, lands outside the off stump and he leaves it to the keeper

0.6

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, completely squares him up outside the off stump, he didn't know whether to play or leave it, nipped away and beat him

End of over 1 (9 runs) Pakistan 9/0 (240 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 4.89)

    • Nasir Jamshed 4 (5b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 3 (1b)
    • JL Pattinson 1-0-9-0
1.1

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, that was a boundary ball and Maxwell has done brilliantly at short cover to stop a certain four, it was short and wide and slapped away

1.2

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish on the pads and clipped down to midwicket

1.3

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, keeps it nice and straight and he stays back and knocks it back to the bowler

1.4

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length outside off and he stays back and clips it to midwicket

1.5

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good inswinging yorker and Starc appeals for a lbw, Hafeez played all around it but the ball was hitting him outside the line of leg stump

1.6

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, pitches it up but down the leg side and wide called

1.6

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, fetches a full delivery from outside off and clips it in the gap between mid-on and midwicket

End of over 2 (3 runs) Pakistan 12/0 (237 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 4.93)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 5 (7b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 4 (5b 1x4)
    • MA Starc 1-0-3-0
    • JL Pattinson 1-0-9-0
2.1

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, bowls it straight on the off stump and he steers it down to point

2.2

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, given lbw immediately and Jamshed is reviewing it, pitched outside the leg stump, straightened and hit his back leg in front of the stumps, Jamshed consulted Hafeez and it was a good review in the end

2.3

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, fullish on the stumps and he pushes it down to mid-on

2.4

Pattinson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, low full toss and he pushes it towards cover

2.5

Pattinson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, stays behind the line and pushes it to the off side

2.6

Pattinson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, beats him this time, landed it outside off and got it to shape away from the right-hander, good ball

End of over 3 (1 run) Pakistan 13/0 (236 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 5.02)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 5 (10b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 5 (8b 1x4)
    • JL Pattinson 2-0-10-0
    • MA Starc 1-0-3-0
3.1

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, no run, keeps it on a good length outside off and he pushes it to the off side

3.2

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, full outside off and it's an uppish drive down to square third man

3.3

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, that's a terrific shot by Hafeez! It was short of a length and Hafeez read the length very early and clubbed it over midwicket, good bat speed on that one

3.4

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, dropped towards cover and Hafeez did well to call early, good communication

3.5

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fullish on the pads and clipped down to mid-on

3.6

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, lovely punch off the back foot, it was short and wide and Jamshed played that high on the body and sliced it past the gap between cover and point, Warner gives chase but fails to drag it back properly, the ball hits his boot and rolls back to the rope

End of over 4 (10 runs) Pakistan 23/0 (226 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 4.91)

    • Nasir Jamshed 10 (12b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 10 (12b 1x4)
    • MA Starc 2-0-13-0
    • JL Pattinson 2-0-10-0
4.1

Pattinson to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, nips back in and he gets an inside edge to the pads

4.2

Pattinson to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, takes a quick single to cover, the fielder dives and throws but the batsman was home

4.3

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, inside edge onto the pads as he shapes to defend

4.4

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, stays behind the line and tucks it towards square leg

4.5

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, another forceful shot through the off side, it was short and wide outside the off stump and Jamshed gets on his toes and thumps it past cover and mid-off

4.6

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, gets forward and it's a leading edge towards third man

My mailbox is flooded with Tanvir-bashing mails

End of over 5 (6 runs) Pakistan 29/0 (220 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 5.80, RRR: 4.88)

    • Nasir Jamshed 15 (16b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 11 (14b 1x4)
    • JL Pattinson 3-0-16-0
    • MA Starc 2-0-13-0

Mitchell Johnson to replace Starc. He has a silly mid-on

5.1

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, stays beside the line and steers it to the off side

5.2

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, bowls it straight and he gets behind the line to defend

5.3

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fullish in length outside off and driven down to mid-off

5.4

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, shot of intent by Jamshed, Johnson bowls it back of a length, Jamshed read the length early, stayed back at the crease and smoked that over mid-on

5.5

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, good length and punched to the off side

5.6

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, slower ball on the stumps and drilled back to the bowler

End of over 6 (4 runs) Pakistan 33/0 (216 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 4.90)

    • Nasir Jamshed 19 (22b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 11 (14b 1x4)
    • MG Johnson 1-0-4-0
    • JL Pattinson 3-0-16-0
6.1

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full and wide outside the off stump and he drags his bat out and jams it to third man

6.2

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fullish on the pads and clipped straight to midwicket

6.3

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, no run, that was quite wide outside the off stump, didn't offer a shot and I'm surprised that wasn't called a wide

6.4

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, no run, stays beside the line and steers him straight towards cover

6.5

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, that's a good yorker swinging in on the off stump and nicely jammed out to third man

6.6

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets across and pushes it down to mid-on

It's around 32 degrees but the humidity is unbearable

End of over 7 (2 runs) Pakistan 35/0 (214 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 4.97)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 12 (16b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 20 (26b 4x4)
    • MA Starc 3-0-15-0
    • MG Johnson 1-0-4-0
7.1

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, stays behind the line and clips it to the on side

7.2

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length and Jamshed stands tall and punches it towards mid-on

7.3

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, good length and he stays back and forces it straight to cover

7.4

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Johnson pitched it up and Jamshed stayed back at the crease and chipped it high and clean over midwicket

7.5

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, bowls it fuller on the pads and he works it away wide of midwicket

7.6

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fuller ball on the pads and he clips it straight to midwicket

Just the kind of start Pakistan needed

End of over 8 (6 runs) Pakistan 41/0 (208 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 4.95)

    • Nasir Jamshed 26 (32b 5x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 12 (16b 1x4)
    • MG Johnson 2-0-10-0
    • MA Starc 3-0-15-0
8.1

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full outside off and he steers it to third man for a single

8.2

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, neat square drive and well fielded by Warner at point, saved another three runs surely

8.3

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, good use of the wrists there, it was too straight on the pads and Hafeez gently flicked it down to fine leg, didn't try and hit it too hard

8.4

Starc to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, low full toss outside off and he drives to Johnson at square third man

Fine leg is in the circle

8.5

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, lovely shot! Full and wide outside off and he leans forward and across and drives forcefully wide of the covers, brings up the fifty stand as well

8.6

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, no run, stays beside the line and steers it towards cover, he is sent back

End of over 9 (11 runs) Pakistan 52/0 (197 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.77, RRR: 4.80)

    • Nasir Jamshed 31 (35b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 18 (19b 2x4)
    • MA Starc 4-0-26-0
    • MG Johnson 2-0-10-0
9.1

Christian to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, stays beside the line and he punches it to the off side

9.2

Christian to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, keeps just a touch low and he punches it back to the bowler

9.3

Christian to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, tucks it softly in front of mid-on and calls early, good running again

9.4

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, no run, slower ball outside off and he softly pushes it towards mid-off

9.5

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, no run, makes a bit of room, gives the charge and biffs it straight to mid-off

9.6

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, no run, full on the stumps and punched back to the bowler

Syed: "Anwar Ali was part of U19 WC that produced players such as: Wade, Warner, Shakib/Tamim, Rohit Sharma/Jadeja, Guptil/Southee, Angelo Mathews/Perera, Naraine/Pollard all of these very highly rated players, yet the MVP of the Finals Anwar Ali hasn't gotten his fair chance yet. Of course who needs him when we have Sohail Tanvir."

End of over 10 (1 run) Pakistan 53/0 (196 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.30, RRR: 4.90)

    • Nasir Jamshed 31 (38b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 19 (22b 2x4)
    • DT Christian 1-0-1-0
    • MA Starc 4-0-26-0

Glenn Maxwell to bowl, comes round the wicket

10.1

Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, loopy full toss and Hafeez goes right across to the off stump and paddles it down to the leg side

10.2

Maxwell to Nasir Jamshed, 5 wides, that's a gift down the leg side, tossed that really wide, beats the sweep and the keeper

Maxwell's struggling to grip the wet ball

10.2

Maxwell to Nasir Jamshed, no run, this one turns and keeps a touch low and beats the edge

10.3

Maxwell to Nasir Jamshed, 3 wides, once again he errs by sliding it down the leg side, tries to sweep, the ball deflects off Wade

10.3

Maxwell to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, gets forward and drives a full ball down to long-off

10.4

Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets forward and drives back to the bowler

10.5

Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, Hafeez was a touch lucky there, he was down the track to drive straight and gets an outside edge wide of the keeper

10.6

Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full on the stumps and clipped towards deep midwicket

End of over 11 (13 runs) Pakistan 66/0 (183 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 4.69)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 23 (26b 2x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 32 (40b 6x4)
    • GJ Maxwell 1-0-13-0
    • DT Christian 1-0-1-0
11.1

Christian to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Hafeez has fallen for the trap! There was a fielder at deep square leg and he hit it straight to him, it was short outside off and Hafeez chose to club it across the line, ended up pulling it flat and Mike Hussey did well to catch it on the fall, the wet ball could so easily have slipped out

Mohammad Hafeez c MEK Hussey b Christian 23 (58m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.18

Azhar Ali walks in. He needs to play the role of the accumulator

11.2

Christian to Azhar Ali, no run, lands it outside the off stump and he gets across and shoulders arms

11.3

Christian to Azhar Ali, no run, stays behind the line and pushes it towards mid-off

11.4

Christian to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, low full toss and he clips it across the line wide of midwicket

11.5

Christian to Azhar Ali, no run, bowls it on a good length and straight, solidly defended by Azhar

11.6

Christian to Azhar Ali, no run, shorter in length and he stays back and clips it towards square leg

End of over 12 (2 runs) Pakistan 68/1 (181 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 4.76)

    • Azhar Ali 2 (5b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 32 (40b 6x4)
    • DT Christian 2-0-3-1
    • GJ Maxwell 1-0-13-0

Clarke to bowl

12.1

Clarke to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, bowls it flat from over the wicket and he punches it to the off side

12.2

Clarke to Azhar Ali, 1 run, tossed up outside off and he leans forward and drives to sweeper cover

12.3

Clarke to Nasir Jamshed, no run, flatter delivery and no turn, he chips it down to midwicket

12.4

Clarke to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, drops it short and he goes right back at the crease and pulls it down to long-on

12.5

Clarke to Azhar Ali, 1 run, tossed up outside off and he drives past sweeper cover

this wet ball's driving the bowlers crazy

12.6

Clarke to Nasir Jamshed, no run, tossed up on middle and clipped to midwicket

End of over 13 (4 runs) Pakistan 72/1 (177 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.53, RRR: 4.78)

    • Nasir Jamshed 34 (44b 6x4)
    • Azhar Ali 4 (7b)
    • MJ Clarke 1-0-4-0
    • DT Christian 2-0-3-1
13.1

Christian to Azhar Ali, no run, lovely delivery, drew him forward and the ball landed on the seam and held its line and beat Azhar

Clarke comes to slip

13.2

Christian to Azhar Ali, 1 wide, Azhar decides to chip down the track before delivery and a distracted Christian bowled it too wide of the off stump

13.2

Christian to Azhar Ali, 1 run, gets beside the line and steers him down to deep point

13.3

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, no run, keeps it nice and straight and he punches it back to the bowler

13.4

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, SIX, Jamshed capitalises on a short ball from Christian, picked the length early, swiveled and pounded it over deep square leg, there was a fielder in the deep but Jamshed cleared him

13.5

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, no run, follows that up by bowling a jaffa outside the off stump, squares him up and beats him

13.6

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, crunches that off the back foot and places it to sweeper cover, nicely timed

End of over 14 (9 runs) Pakistan 81/1 (168 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.78, RRR: 4.66)

    • Nasir Jamshed 41 (48b 6x4 1x6)
    • Azhar Ali 5 (9b)
    • DT Christian 3-0-12-1
    • MJ Clarke 1-0-4-0

Pattinson returns

14.1

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, Pattinson gets this one to shape away sharply after pitching, from over the wicket

14.2

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, too straight on the body and he clips it down to deep square leg

14.3

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, this one leaves the left-hander again, Jamshed doesn't offer a shot

14.4

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, swivels and pulls a short one, Hussey's there at deep square leg to pick it up

14.5

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, full outside the off stump and driven firmly, Warner dives at cover point and misfields

14.6

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, full on the pads and clipped away to deep midwicket

Zeeshan: "Well it's kinda strange as Australia won the toss and they didnt even think about the dew factor.... they got themselves into trouble."

End of over 15 (5 runs) Pakistan 86/1 (163 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.73, RRR: 4.65)

    • Nasir Jamshed 45 (53b 6x4 1x6)
    • Azhar Ali 6 (10b)
    • JL Pattinson 4-0-21-0
    • DT Christian 3-0-12-1

Bowling Powerplay taken. Fine leg is up

15.1

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, too straight on the pads and he tucks it behind square on the on side

15.2

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, Jamshed chips down the track and aims to loft straight and ends up hitting it in the air to third man, dropped short of the fielder

It's midnight now and this game is spread over two months. True story

15.3

Christian to Azhar Ali, no run, fuller delivery and he defends

15.4

Christian to Azhar Ali, 1 run, angles this one down to third man

15.5

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short outside off and he cuts it straight to point

15.6

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, fuller delivery and he works it off his pads to mid-on

End of over 16 (5 runs) Pakistan 91/1 (158 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.68, RRR: 4.64)

    • Nasir Jamshed 49 (57b 6x4 1x6)
    • Azhar Ali 7 (12b)
    • DT Christian 4-0-17-1
    • JL Pattinson 4-0-21-0
16.1

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, turns it down to deep square leg and that's his fifty, now it's imperative for Pakistan he carries on

16.2

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, he pushes it in front of square for a single

16.3

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, stays behind the line and clips it back to the bowler

16.4

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, another lovely shot, he had width outside off and Jamshed was half forward and yet sliced it past the gap between point and cover, Maxwell did well to slide at the rope but couldn't stop it

16.5

Pattinson to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, yorker length outside off and he squeezes it out to third man

16.6

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, punches it past the bowler and mid-on gives chase

End of over 17 (9 runs) Pakistan 100/1 (149 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.88, RRR: 4.51)

    • Azhar Ali 10 (14b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 55 (61b 7x4 1x6)
    • JL Pattinson 5-0-30-0
    • DT Christian 4-0-17-1

Wade's doing everything to rev up his team-mates. He's mentioned every possible name

17.1

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, no run, slower ball and he works it to mid-on

17.2

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, SIX, take that! It was dropped too short and Jamshed was at the crease waiting for it, fetched it from the off stump and clubbed it over deep midwicket

17.3

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, stays back and pushes it to the off side

17.4

Christian to Azhar Ali, 1 run, nicely driven down the ground, half volley and it beats mid-on

17.5

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, making good use of the Powerplay here, slower ball from round the wicket and too full, jamshed went forward and crunched that past the diving cover fielder

17.6

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, pushes a full delivery through the line to long-on

TM Reddy: "Pakistan made 100 in 17 overs with loss of one wicket, whereas Australia made 100 in 27 over with loss of 4 wickets. So, there is a difference of 10 overs and 3 wickets....So, let us see how is goes from now on."

End of over 18 (13 runs) Pakistan 113/1 (136 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 6.27, RRR: 4.25)

    • Nasir Jamshed 67 (66b 8x4 2x6)
    • Azhar Ali 11 (15b)
    • DT Christian 5-0-30-1
    • JL Pattinson 5-0-30-0
18.1

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, lovely fielding by Hussey, equally good shot by Jamshed, whipped a full delivery in front of his pads, wide of midwicket and Hussey did well to time his dive in front of the rope

18.2

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, stays back at the crease and punches it to the off side

18.3

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, this time he drops it a fraction short and he swivels and pulls to deep square leg, this aggressive intent is putting Pakistan ahead

18.4

Johnson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, short and wide outside off and he slaps it down to deep point

18.5

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, terrible delivery down the leg side, Jamshed swung his bat at it but it was too wide

18.5

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, full outside the off stump and driven down to mid-off

18.6

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, 3 runs, electric cricket here, half volley outside off and driven firmly wide of mid-off and cover, it looked a certain boundary but Maxwell wasn't giving up the chase, managed to drag it back inches before the rope and also gather himself quickly in a flash, or else they could have run all four

End of over 19 (8 runs) Pakistan 121/1 (128 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 6.36, RRR: 4.12)

    • Nasir Jamshed 73 (71b 8x4 2x6)
    • Azhar Ali 12 (16b)
    • MG Johnson 3-0-18-0
    • DT Christian 5-0-30-1
19.1

Maxwell to Nasir Jamshed, 1 leg bye, comes round the wicket and slides down the leg side, clips the keeper and deflects to the leg side

19.2

Maxwell to Azhar Ali, 1 run, drills a full delivery down the ground to long-off

19.3

Maxwell to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, reaches out and drives firmly down to long-off

19.4

Maxwell to Azhar Ali, no run, continues round the wicket, stays back at the crease and thumps it back to the bowler

19.5

Maxwell to Azhar Ali, no run, stays back and chops it to the off side

19.6

Maxwell to Azhar Ali, no run, chips down the track and drills it back to the bowler

End of over 20 (3 runs) Pakistan 124/1 (125 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 6.20, RRR: 4.16)

    • Azhar Ali 13 (20b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 74 (73b 8x4 2x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 2-0-15-0
    • MG Johnson 3-0-18-0
20.1

Clarke to Nasir Jamshed, no run, that was short and he slapped that straight to cover

20.2

Clarke to Nasir Jamshed, no run, quicker delivery and he drives back to the bowler

20.3

Clarke to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, roccks back at the crease and cuts hard past point

20.4

Clarke to Azhar Ali, 1 run, drives a full delivery through the line to long-off

20.5

Clarke to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and he clips it down to square leg

20.6

Clarke to Azhar Ali, no run, reached out and played a loose drive and it was in the air for a couple of seconds, dropped in front of slip

End of over 21 (3 runs) Pakistan 127/1 (122 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 6.04, RRR: 4.20)

    • Azhar Ali 14 (22b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 76 (77b 8x4 2x6)
    • MJ Clarke 2-0-7-0
    • GJ Maxwell 2-0-15-0

Anyone who can score a century and bat through an innings in these conditions deserves a medal of honour

21.1

Maxwell to Nasir Jamshed, no run, tossed up on the pads and he knocks it to the on side

21.2

Maxwell to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, drifts on the pads again and he clips it to fine leg

21.3

Maxwell to Azhar Ali, 1 run, comes down the track and he chips it to midwicket

21.4

Maxwell to Nasir Jamshed, no run, gets an inside edge to the on side

The dew again stops play for a few minutes

21.5

Maxwell to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Maxwell tosses it up outside off and Jamshed was to the pitch of the ball and drove it handsomely past cover, long-off couldn't cut it off

There's a crazy break dancer at the grass embankment who's stolen all the attention, for the moment

21.6

Maxwell to Nasir Jamshed, no run, drifts on the pads and he clips it to short fine leg

End of over 22 (6 runs) Pakistan 133/1 (116 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 6.04, RRR: 4.14)

    • Nasir Jamshed 81 (82b 9x4 2x6)
    • Azhar Ali 15 (23b)
    • GJ Maxwell 3-0-21-0
    • MJ Clarke 2-0-7-0
22.1

Starc to Azhar Ali, no run, lands this one outside off and beats the drive, Azhar poked his bat at it

22.2

Starc to Azhar Ali, no run, nice line and length outside off and he safely leaves it alone

22.3

Starc to Azhar Ali, no run, back of a length and he defends to the off side

22.4

Starc to Azhar Ali, no run, a little short and wide and he tries to slice it through the off side but can't beat point

22.5

Starc to Azhar Ali, 1 run, stays back at the crease and tucks it to the on side

22.6

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, nervy moment for Jamshed as he skied that over the bowler's head, mid-off and mid-on ran backwards but the ball landed safely

End of over 23 (3 runs) Pakistan 136/1 (113 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.91, RRR: 4.18)

    • Nasir Jamshed 83 (83b 9x4 2x6)
    • Azhar Ali 16 (28b)
    • MA Starc 5-0-29-0
    • GJ Maxwell 3-0-21-0
23.1

MEK Hussey to Azhar Ali, 2 wides, generous wide down the leg side, clipped Wade and rolled away

23.1

MEK Hussey to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Jamshed's adventure continues, pitched up outside the off stump and he lofts crisply through the line down to long-off

23.2

MEK Hussey to Nasir Jamshed, no run, stays back and punches it on the up down to cover

23.3

MEK Hussey to Nasir Jamshed, no run, tried to dab this one down to third man and nearly edged it to Wade who's up to the stumps

23.4

MEK Hussey to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, leaves the left-hander and he dabs it down to third man

23.5

MEK Hussey to Azhar Ali, no run, full on the stumps and driven down to cover, "yes Cricket" says Wade

23.6

MEK Hussey to Azhar Ali, 1 run, full on the pads and clipped to fine leg

End of over 24 (8 runs) Pakistan 144/1 (105 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 4.03)

    • Azhar Ali 17 (30b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 88 (87b 10x4 2x6)
    • MEK Hussey 1-0-8-0
    • MA Starc 5-0-29-0
24.1

Starc to Azhar Ali, 1 run, low full toss outside the off stump and driven down to sweeper cover

24.2

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, 1 leg bye, nips back in and clips him on the pads and down the leg side, Starc appeals anyway, Clarke aimed at the stumps at the striker's end but the fielder backing up dived and couldn't stop it

24.3

Starc to Azhar Ali, no run, nice lift outside the off stump, Azhar wisely left it alone

Slip in place now

24.4

Starc to Azhar Ali, 1 wide, Starc loses control of this one and sprays it wide outside off

24.4

Starc to Azhar Ali, 2 leg byes, down the leg side and tucked off the pads, Wade did well to get a glove to it or it would have gone for four

24.5

Starc to Azhar Ali, 1 run, stays back and punches it to the covers and it brings up the 150

24.6

Starc to Nasir Jamshed, no run, drills a low full toss down towards mid-off

Omar: "just wanted to appreciate the crowd they are making noise and supporting cricket and i can guarantee that most of them have to go to work at 7:00 AM. Hats off."

End of over 25 (6 runs) Pakistan 150/1 (99 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 3.96)

    • Nasir Jamshed 88 (89b 10x4 2x6)
    • Azhar Ali 19 (34b)
    • MA Starc 6-0-32-0
    • MEK Hussey 1-0-8-0
25.1

Johnson to Azhar Ali, no run, angles it from round the wicket and he knocks it down to mid-on

25.2

Johnson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, full on the stumps from round the wicket, he knocks it down towards mid-on and sets off for a quick single

25.3

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, it was banged in short and he pulled it in front of square, didn't quite time it well but safe enough

25.4

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips it down to midwicket

25.5

Johnson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, that's an excellent shot by Azhar! Loose delivery from Johnson, wide outside off and Azhar went half forward and slapped it behind square on the off side, third man couldn't cut it off

25.6

Johnson to Azhar Ali, no run, stays back and pushes it towards point

Awais, from Canada: "@Omar, agreed. Even I was kicked out by my manager when she saw me checking score on mobile and also asked me not to come tomorrow. I am loving this otherwise would have missed Jamshed's innings."

End of over 26 (8 runs) Pakistan 158/1 (91 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 6.07, RRR: 3.79)

    • Azhar Ali 24 (38b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 91 (91b 10x4 2x6)
    • MG Johnson 4-0-26-0
    • MA Starc 6-0-32-0
26.1

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fullish on the stumps and pushed down to mid-off

26.2

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, slower ball and short outside off, he punches it down to sweeper cover

26.3

Christian to Azhar Ali, no run, bowls a tight line there and he knocks it back to the bowler

26.4

Christian to Azhar Ali, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he plays a wristy flick to square leg

26.5

Christian to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, full on the off stump and firmly pushed down the ground to long-on

26.6

Christian to Azhar Ali, 1 leg bye, gets away with a half volley on the pads and the ball nearly evades a diving Wade

End of over 27 (4 runs) Pakistan 162/1 (87 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 3.78)

    • Azhar Ali 25 (41b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 93 (94b 10x4 2x6)
    • DT Christian 6-0-33-1
    • MG Johnson 4-0-26-0
27.1

Johnson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, gives him width outside the off stump and he opens the face of the bat and steers him down to third man

27.2

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, bangs it in short and he ducks under that one

27.3

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Jamshed isn't afraid to go over the top, he saw that mid-on was up, picked a length delivery from the crease and lofted it over the mid-on fielder, brings up the 100 stand as well

27.4

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, no run, dabs a short delivery down to point

27.5

Johnson to Nasir Jamshed, OUT, he's fallen three short of a century! Johnson pitched it up outside the off stump, Jamshed wanted to clear the infield again on seeing mid-off up, didn't time it at all and didn't get the elevation, tamely chipped it to Starc who took it easily falling forward at mid-off

Nasir Jamshed c Starc b Johnson 97 (152m 98b 11x4 2x6) SR: 98.97

Brings to an end a terrific innings under trying conditions. He was probably cramping up

27.6

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and wide outside off and he leaves it alone to the keeper

Jamshed's done the hard work setting it up. Now it's up to the rest

End of over 28 (5 runs) Pakistan 167/2 (82 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.96, RRR: 3.72)

    • Asad Shafiq 0 (1b)
    • Azhar Ali 26 (42b 1x4)
    • MG Johnson 5-0-31-1
    • DT Christian 6-0-33-1
28.1

Christian to Azhar Ali, 1 run, full on middle and off and pushed to long-on

28.2

Christian to Asad Shafiq, no run, lands it outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

28.3

Christian to Asad Shafiq, no run, keeps it nice and tight and he punches it to mid-on

28.4

Christian to Asad Shafiq, 3 runs, on the pads and clipped it away uppishly wide of midwicket, good placement there and the fielder does well to slide and cut it off before the rope

28.5

Christian to Azhar Ali, 1 run, walks down the track and clips it away down to deep midwicket

28.6

Christian to Asad Shafiq, no run, gets beside the line and steers him down to cover point

End of over 29 (5 runs) Pakistan 172/2 (77 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.93, RRR: 3.66)

    • Asad Shafiq 3 (5b)
    • Azhar Ali 28 (44b 1x4)
    • DT Christian 7-0-38-1
    • MG Johnson 5-0-31-1
29.1

Johnson to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, sprays it full and wide outside off, he reaches out and drives it firmly to deep point

29.2

Johnson to Azhar Ali, no run, stays beside the line and he cuts it hard past point

29.3

Johnson to Azhar Ali, no run, drifts it on middle and leg and he clips him down to mid-on

29.4

Johnson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, angles it towards the body and he clips it down to deep midwicket

29.5

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, low full toss outside off and he angles it down to third man

AMR reopens an old debate: "DRS - 97, BCCI - 0"

29.6

Johnson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, short and wide outside off and slashed in the air to third man

End of over 30 (5 runs) Pakistan 177/2 (72 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.90, RRR: 3.60)

    • Azhar Ali 32 (49b 1x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 4 (6b)
    • MG Johnson 6-0-36-1
    • DT Christian 7-0-38-1

Pattinson comes back into the attack

30.1

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar comes forward and pushes it to off side

30.2

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. He comes forward and drives it on the rise. Warner dives to his left and saves a single

30.3

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Azhar pushes it back to the bowler. Pattinson isn't able to field but there is mid-off

30.4

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, no run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

30.5

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, fuller ball on the middle stump and swinging down. Azhar Ali looks to drive and gets an inside edge onto his pads for a single

30.6

Pattinson to Asad Shafiq, no run, comes forward and drives it to mid-off

End of over 31 (1 run) Pakistan 178/2 (71 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.74, RRR: 3.73)

    • Asad Shafiq 4 (7b)
    • Azhar Ali 33 (54b 1x4)
    • JL Pattinson 6-0-31-0
    • MG Johnson 6-0-36-1

Hussey, David, comes into the attack

31.1

DJ Hussey to Azhar Ali, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

31.2

DJ Hussey to Azhar Ali, 1 run, flighted ball outside the off stump. Azhar Ali drives it to cover for a single

31.3

DJ Hussey to Asad Shafiq, no run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

31.4

DJ Hussey to Asad Shafiq, no run, pushes it to the off side

31.5

DJ Hussey to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

31.6

DJ Hussey to Asad Shafiq, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

End of over 32 (3 runs) Pakistan 181/2 (68 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.65, RRR: 3.77)

    • Asad Shafiq 6 (11b)
    • Azhar Ali 34 (56b 1x4)
    • DJ Hussey 1-0-3-0
    • JL Pattinson 6-0-31-0
32.1

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, no run

32.2

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Asad presents the full face of the bat as he punches it down the track to long-on for a boundary

32.3

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, short ball outside the off stump. He cuts it to deep point for a couple

32.4

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, no run, another yorker! This time on the middle stump. Azhar Ali digs it out

32.5

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Azhar Ali drives it to mid-off

32.6

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Azhar Ali stands tall and punches it to cover

End of over 33 (6 runs) Pakistan 187/2 (62 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 3.64)

    • Azhar Ali 40 (62b 2x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 6 (11b)
    • JL Pattinson 7-0-37-0
    • DJ Hussey 1-0-3-0
33.1

DJ Hussey to Asad Shafiq, no run, full-toss outside the off stump. Asad drives it straight back to the bowler

33.2

DJ Hussey to Asad Shafiq, no run, another full-toss and another drive back to the bowler

33.3

DJ Hussey to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, cuts it to deep point for a couple

33.4

DJ Hussey to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, turns it to deep midwicket for a single

33.5

DJ Hussey to Azhar Ali, no run, pushes it to the point fielder

33.6

DJ Hussey to Azhar Ali, no run, full-toss outside the off stump. He comes forward and drives it to extra-cover

End of over 34 (3 runs) Pakistan 190/2 (59 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.58, RRR: 3.68)

    • Azhar Ali 40 (64b 2x4)
    • Asad Shafiq 9 (15b)
    • DJ Hussey 2-0-6-0
    • JL Pattinson 7-0-37-0
34.1

Pattinson to Asad Shafiq, no run, fullish on the stumps and he clips it down to short midwicket

34.2

Pattinson to Asad Shafiq, OUT, timber! The middle stump is flattened, Shafiq reaches out a drive a length ball through the off side, gets a thick inside edge and his middle stump is knocked back by a couple of yards

Asad Shafiq b Pattinson 9 (27m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.94

Pakistan still not in danger because they need 59 off 94

34.3

Pattinson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, he gets off the mark in style, half volley outside the off stump and Misbah drives past the covers, shows the full face of the bat, Mike Hussey dives in vain at the boundary

34.4

Pattinson to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, comes forward and gets an inside edge to the on side, takes a quick single

34.5

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, no run, fullish in length on the off stump and he drives him down to mid-off

34.6

Pattinson to Azhar Ali, FOUR, excellent shot to end the over, it was a touch too wide outside the off stump, Azhar reached out and slapped that past point off the front foot

End of over 35 (9 runs) Pakistan 199/3 (50 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.68, RRR: 3.33)

    • Azhar Ali 44 (66b 3x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 5 (2b 1x4)
    • JL Pattinson 8-0-46-1
    • DJ Hussey 2-0-6-0

Maxwell returns. It's the Powerplay now

35.1

Maxwell to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes round the wicket, plonks forward and defends

35.2

Maxwell to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes back at the crease and chops it, mistimed it completely

35.3

Maxwell to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stays on the back foot and defends close to the pads

35.4

Maxwell to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, drifts it wide down the leg side

35.4

Maxwell to Misbah-ul-Haq, 3 runs, electric fielding there from Christian! Misbah shaped to cut and got an outside edge that raced to third man, Christian ran after it and dived very early, the dew helped him accelerate towards the ball and he managed to pull it back

35.5

Maxwell to Azhar Ali, 1 run, stays back at the crease and slaps it towards point

35.6

Maxwell to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up wide outside the off stump, close to being called a wide

It's at the batting Powerplay where Pakistan have messed it up in recent ODIs. They're still well in front though

Maaz: "Schedule matches at this time and you'll see aggressive intent even from Misbah, Oh how much is he itching to get to bed."

End of over 36 (5 runs) Pakistan 204/3 (45 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 3.21)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 8 (7b 1x4)
    • Azhar Ali 45 (67b 3x4)
    • GJ Maxwell 4-0-26-0
    • JL Pattinson 8-0-46-1
36.1

Starc to Azhar Ali, no run, comes round the wicket and bowls it wide, he reaches out and chops it to the off side

36.2

Starc to Azhar Ali, no run, angles it towards the off stump and he defends in front of the stumps

36.3

Starc to Azhar Ali, 1 wide, lands it full and wide outside the off stump and he leaves it alone because it was too wide to chase

36.3

Starc to Azhar Ali, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and angles it down to third man

36.4

Starc to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, drifts down the leg side and the ball clips his body and rolls to the keeper

36.5

Starc to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, once again Starc drifts down the leg side, we've seen many of these tonight

36.5

Starc to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and dabs it down to point

36.6

Starc to Azhar Ali, FOUR, gets to his fifty in style! It was full outside the off stump from round the wicket and Azhar reached out and sliced it off the meat of the bat past cover

The experiment of getting Azhar in the ODI team to face the new balls from either end is working well

End of over 37 (8 runs) Pakistan 212/3 (37 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.72, RRR: 2.84)

    • Azhar Ali 50 (71b 4x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 9 (9b 1x4)
    • MA Starc 7-0-40-0
    • GJ Maxwell 4-0-26-0
37.1

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, continues round the wicket, gets behind the line and defends down the track

37.2

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, gives him width outside off and he slices it down to third man

37.3

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full on the pads and flicked straight to short midwicket

37.4

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stays beside the line and he knocks it to the off side

37.5

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fullish outside off and pushed towards cover

37.6

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Johnson is frustrated with himself for drifting on the pads with the fine leg up, easily tucked away with the wrists and a boundary to fine leg

Moaz: "Misbah hits a four first ball and half my friends have updated thier social media statuses with the word 'Miracle'!"

End of over 38 (6 runs) Pakistan 218/3 (31 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.73, RRR: 2.58)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 15 (15b 2x4)
    • Azhar Ali 50 (71b 4x4)
    • MG Johnson 7-0-42-1
    • MA Starc 7-0-40-0
38.1

Starc to Azhar Ali, 1 leg bye, drifts on the pads and he tucks it down to short fine leg

38.2

Starc to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, bangs in the bouncer this time and he safely ducks under it

38.3

Starc to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, good length outside off and he dabs it to third man

38.4

Starc to Azhar Ali, 1 wide, yet another wide, 20th so far, down the leg side and Pakistan inch closer

38.4

Starc to Azhar Ali, no run, oww! That would have stung, Azhar gets an inside edge and is struck behind the flap of the pad, he;s limping around

He's fine now

38.5

Starc to Azhar Ali, 1 run, comes well forward and places it square on the off side for a single

Looks like Azhar's getting some attention on that knee. Starc meanwhile is off the field

Clarke to finish the over

38.6

Clarke to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes forward and blocks it out

End of over 39 (4 runs) Pakistan 222/3 (27 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.69, RRR: 2.45)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 16 (18b 2x4)
    • Azhar Ali 51 (74b 4x4)
    • MJ Clarke 2.1-0-7-0
    • MG Johnson 7-0-42-1

This humidity is driving the players nuts

39.1

Johnson to Azhar Ali, no run, comes well forward and drives to the off side

39.2

Johnson to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, fullish outside the off stump and he pushes it down to sweeper cover

Already past the scheduled close of play here

39.3

Johnson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, full outside off and driven down to sweeper cover

39.4

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full outside the off stump and driven to the off side

39.5

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets beside the line and slices it to the off side

Crowd getting a bit more vocal. They want this to be over with quickly

39.6

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, keeps it quiet and Misbah knocks it back to the bowler

Well I'm afraid this is all quite farcical, subjecting the players and spectators to this torture. Really should serve as a lesson

End of over 40 (3 runs) Pakistan 225/3 (24 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.62, RRR: 2.40)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 16 (21b 2x4)
    • Azhar Ali 54 (77b 4x4)
    • MG Johnson 8-0-45-1
    • MJ Clarke 2.1-0-7-0
40.1

Clarke to Azhar Ali, 1 run, stays beside the line and steers it towards deep point

40.2

Clarke to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, drifts on the pads and he whips it away down to fine leg

40.3

Clarke to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tossed up outside off and he reaches out and drives to deep point

40.4

Clarke to Azhar Ali, no run, chips down the track and drives him down to cover

40.5

Clarke to Azhar Ali, 1 run, goes back at the crease and slaps him down to deep point

40.6

Clarke to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up on the off stump and driven back to the bowler

Where's Afridi when you need him??

End of over 41 (5 runs) Pakistan 230/3 (19 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.60, RRR: 2.11)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 19 (24b 2x4)
    • Azhar Ali 56 (80b 4x4)
    • MJ Clarke 3.1-0-12-0
    • MG Johnson 8-0-45-1
41.1

Johnson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he swivels at the crease and tucks it to fine leg

41.2

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good rising delivery and Misbah does well to stand tall and fend it off

41.3

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length and he stays back and chops it to the off side

41.4

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, bangs it in short from round the wicket and Misbah stands tall at the crease and pulls over midwicket, Misbah did well to ride the bounce

41.5

Johnson to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, drifts on the body and he clips it down to deep square leg

41.6

Johnson to Azhar Ali, no run, turned towards square leg and he turns down the single

End of over 42 (6 runs) Pakistan 236/3 (13 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.61, RRR: 1.62)

    • Azhar Ali 57 (82b 4x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 24 (28b 3x4)
    • MG Johnson 9-0-51-1
    • MJ Clarke 3.1-0-12-0
42.1

Christian to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, that was so wide outside off he could have left it alone, he ended up chopping it to mid-on

42.2

Christian to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, steers it with soft hands wide of point and takes a quick single

42.3

Christian to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar was down the track but the bowler shortened his length and got the ball to move away and beat the batsman

42.4

Christian to Azhar Ali, no run, gets a bit of inswing and he pushes it down to mid-on

42.5

Christian to Azhar Ali, 1 run, reaches out to drive and gets an outside edge down to third man

42.6

Christian to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, keeps it outside off and Misbah opts to leave it alone

Morfi has an alternative view: "The lesson here is not just that they should not play cricket in humid conditions, but that teams should fulfil their cricketing commitments when and where they are due, so that such tournaments dont need to be squeezed in. It is a greater lesson for Australia to learn and rightly so."

End of over 43 (2 runs) Pakistan 238/3 (11 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.53, RRR: 1.57)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 25 (31b 3x4)
    • Azhar Ali 58 (85b 4x4)
    • DT Christian 8-0-40-1
    • MG Johnson 9-0-51-1
43.1

Maxwell to Azhar Ali, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips it to deep square leg

43.2

Maxwell to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, that's a neat slog, tossed up on the off stump and he gets on his knee and whams it high over midwicket, one bounce and four

43.3

Maxwell to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, tossed up on the off stump and he drills it across the line and past midwicket, Mike Hussey charges from square leg and cuts it off

43.4

Maxwell to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Pakistan keep the series alive! Tossed up outside off and he reaches out and drives him wide of the diving point fielder

Presentation: The endless stream of awards continue...

Nasir Jamshed is the Man of the Match: "I was cramping towards the end. The captain told me to play my natural game."

Clarke: "I should have bowled first. Good third game coming up. Difficult to hold onto the ball but no excuses. Our middle order played well but we didn't execute with the ball."

Misbah: "Much needed win. Jamshed showed maturity and class. Bowlers did a wonderful job to restrict them. In this outfield it is difficult to restrict any team under 250, lucky toss to lose."

That's it from us here. It's been a really really long night. Goes without saying really. Catch the decider in Sharjah on Monday. Thanks for your mails. Cheers!

End of match: Pakistan enhance their good chasing record at Abu Dhabi. It was Clarke who won the toss and opted to bat, but it backfired because the dew was uncontrollable for the bowlers late at night.

Having said that, a deserved victory for Pakistan. A crucial DRS reversal proved the turning point as Jamshed wisely challenged the LBW early in the innings and went on to score an entertaining 97. He should never have been given out in the first place. Azhar Ali played with a relaxed frame of mind and Pakistan never looked in danger of folding up. Stay with us for the presentation.

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