6.6

Shapoor Zadran to Clarke, no run, goodish length on middle, gets across and pushes it back to the bowler

Australia 37/1   MJ Clarke 0* (1b)

7.2

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, no run, short of a good length outside off, pushed towards point from the crease

7.3

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, 2 runs, nicely timed, angling in and it's driven past mid-on, the fielder dives over the ball, just a couple in the end

7.4

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, no run, shortish on middle, rocks back and knocks it down into the leg side

7.5

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, no run, pitched on a length and it's been driven back firmly to the bowler

7.6

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, no run, pitched up outside off, that's been dug out towards point from the crease, almost yorker length

Australia 40/1   MJ Clarke 2* (6b)

9.1

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, no run, short of a good length, gets on the back foot and defends it towards mid-on

9.2

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, no run, nips back in, maybe he cut it back in, struck in the ribs as he tried to play it off the back foot

9.3

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, no run, short of a good length, punched towards cover from the crease

9.4

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, no run, bowled that full on the off and that's been driven straight to mid-off

9.5

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut away towards third man for a single

Australia 47/1   MJ Clarke 3* (11b)

10.1

Gulbadin Naib to Clarke, 2 runs, pitched up outside off, width and Clarke leans into the drive, gets it past mid-off for a couple

10.2

Gulbadin Naib to Clarke, 2 runs, low full toss on middle, a couple more as he closes the face and plays this one wide of mid-on

10.3

Gulbadin Naib to Clarke, no run, well struck but also well fielded by the bowler, pitched up and it's driven back firmly, the bowler got a hand to it

10.4

Gulbadin Naib to Clarke, FOUR, well timed by Clarke, on a good length, he rocked forward, got across a little and drove it hard past the bowler, past mid-off for a boundary

10.5

Gulbadin Naib to Clarke, no run, pitched on a good length, rocks forward and defends it towards cover

10.6

Gulbadin Naib to Clarke, FOUR, flays that one, extra effort needed on this ground since the outfield's slow, in the slot outside off and it's been creamed through extra cover, there is a fielder in the deep but he had no chance

Australia 59/1   MJ Clarke 15* (17b 2x4)

12.2

Javed Ahmadi to Clarke, no run, turns in from outside off, gets across and drives it to midwicket

12.3

Javed Ahmadi to Clarke, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it to long-on for a single

Australia 62/1   MJ Clarke 16* (19b 2x4)

13.2

Gulbadin Naib to Clarke, 1 run, full toss outside off, steers that towards third man for a single

13.4

Gulbadin Naib to Clarke, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut towards third man for a single again

13.6

Gulbadin Naib to Clarke, 1 run, angling in towards middle and leg, clipped away through to deep square leg for a single

Australia 69/1   MJ Clarke 19* (22b 2x4)

14.1

Karim Sadiq to Clarke, no run, reaches forward and plays that back to the bowler

14.2

Karim Sadiq to Clarke, no run, comes down the track and defends it to the bowler

14.3

Karim Sadiq to Clarke, 1 run, drives that one towards long-off for a single

14.6

Karim Sadiq to Clarke, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and he punches it to extra cover

Australia 71/1   MJ Clarke 20* (26b 2x4)

15.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, floating it on the off stump, rocks forward and plays it back to the bowler

15.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, 1 run, flighted on the off, lands full and it's driven through to long-off for a single

Australia 73/1   MJ Clarke 21* (28b 2x4)

16.2

Karim Sadiq to Clarke, no run

16.3

Karim Sadiq to Clarke, 1 run, fires it flat on middle, gets on the back foot and taps it wide of midwicket

Australia 76/1   MJ Clarke 22* (30b 2x4)

17.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, Huge appeal for lbw from Shenwari, he was miles down the track and it was missing off

17.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, floating it on middle, drives it down the pitch to the bowler

17.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off, chops that one down to point

17.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, flatter, comes down the track and pushes it in front of the bowler

17.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, gave that a bit of a rip, gets a stride out and defends it into the leg side

17.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, shortish outside off, turns away just a hint and he lets it go

Australia 76/1   MJ Clarke 22* (36b 2x4)

18.3

Karim Sadiq to Clarke, 1 run, drives that one down the ground for a single

18.5

Karim Sadiq to Clarke, 1 run

Australia 80/1   MJ Clarke 24* (38b 2x4)

19.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, 1 run, flighted on the off, drives it down towards long-off for a single

19.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, 1 run, floated it on leg stump, gets forward and pushes it into the leg side

Australia 85/1   MJ Clarke 26* (40b 2x4)

20.1

Karim Sadiq to Clarke, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, pushes it through square leg for a single into the deep

20.4

Karim Sadiq to Clarke, no run, flighted on middle, comes down the track and drives it to midwicket

20.5

Karim Sadiq to Clarke, no run, short of a good length, punched off the back foot towards extra cover

20.6

Karim Sadiq to Clarke, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, turns it away through square leg for a single

Australia 88/1   MJ Clarke 28* (44b 2x4)

21.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, shortish on middle, goes for the pull, tries to smash it through square leg, struck high on the thigh

21.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, reaches forward to that good length ball and defends in front of the bowler

21.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, flighted on the off, comes down the track and drives it back to the bowler, well fielded by the bowler off his own bowling

21.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, FOUR, full toss, juicy, on the off, drags it over square leg, struck hard for a one-bounce four

21.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off, chops that one down to point

21.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, 3 runs, short and down the leg side, helps that on its way wide of the diving short fine for three runs

Australia 95/1   MJ Clarke 35* (50b 3x4)

22.1

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, no run, offspinner, short of a good length, gets on the back foot and pushes to point

22.2

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, no run, good length on the off, stretches forward and defends to cover

22.3

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, no run, flat outside off, comes down the track and drops it into the leg side

22.4

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, no run, flattish on the off, gets forward and knocks it down into the off side

22.5

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 run, flighted on middle, turns it away wide of midwicket for a single

Australia 96/1   MJ Clarke 36* (55b 3x4)

23.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and works it past midwicket

23.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, 1 run, flattish on the off, comes down the track and drives it to long-on for a single

Australia 102/1   MJ Clarke 38* (57b 3x4)

25.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, SIX, into the stands, full toss and Clarke doesn't spare it, comes down the track and swings it over the deep square leg boundary

25.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, well fielded at midwicket, long hop, moved back and smashed it hard but Nabi fielded it well inside the circle

25.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, floating it outside off, turns away and he leaves that one alone to the keeper

25.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, 1 run, full toss, comes down the track and drives it to long-off for a single

Australia 114/1   MJ Clarke 45* (61b 3x4 1x6)

26.1

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 run, flat on the off, comes down the track and pushes it through midwicket for a single

26.5

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 run, gets to the pitch after coming down the track and drives it to long-on for a single

Australia 117/1   MJ Clarke 47* (63b 3x4 1x6)

27.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up on the off, comes down the track and drives it to long-off

27.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, floating it on middle, gets front and across and defends it back to the bowler

27.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, no run, flighted on the off, comes down the track and pushes it back to Shenwari

Australia 121/1   MJ Clarke 48* (66b 3x4 1x6)

28.2

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 no ball, oversteps, short outside off, chopped towards point, freehit time

28.2

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 run, full outside off, driven towards deep cover for a single

28.4

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, no run, comes down the pitch but Shenwari holds it back, plays it back to the bowler

28.5

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 run, gets across and turns it wide of midwicket for a single to raise his half-century, brings up his 53rd ODI fifty

Australia 126/1   MJ Clarke 50* (70b 3x4 1x6)

29.3

Javed Ahmadi to Clarke, no run, flattish outside off, comes down the track and pushes it to midwicket

29.4

Javed Ahmadi to Clarke, 1 run, floating it outside off, driven down towards long-off for a single

29.6

Javed Ahmadi to Clarke, no run, shortish on the off, turns in and he stabs it in front of cover

Australia 130/1   MJ Clarke 51* (73b 3x4 1x6)

30.5

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 run, shortish outside off, cracks it past point into the deep for a single

Australia 134/1   MJ Clarke 52* (74b 3x4 1x6)

31.4

Javed Ahmadi to Clarke, 1 run, floating it on the off, plays it down towards long-on for a single

31.6

Javed Ahmadi to Clarke, 1 run, shortish on the off, turns in, gets on the back foot and turned past square leg for a single

Australia 141/1   MJ Clarke 54* (76b 3x4 1x6)

32.1

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 run, flat on middle, comes down the track and turns it through square leg for a single

32.4

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, SIX, Clarke collects his second six, came down the pitch, took it off a length and smashed it over the deep extra cover boundary, inside out

32.5

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 run, shortish on the off, turning in, tickles it through square leg for a single

Australia 150/1   MJ Clarke 62* (79b 3x4 2x6)

33.1

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, 1 run, goodish length on middle, turned past midwicket for a single

33.5

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, no run, some reverse there for Zadran, pitched up on middle and he's smashed it down the ground, Zadran kicks it away and he's in a bit of pain

33.6

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut towards third man for a single

Australia 159/1   MJ Clarke 64* (82b 3x4 2x6)

34.1

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, no run, comes down the track and turns it towards short fine

34.2

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 run, shortish on middle, turns that one wide of short fine for a single

34.5

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke steps out of the crease and plays it down to long-on for a single

Australia 168/1   MJ Clarke 66* (85b 3x4 2x6)

35.1

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, 1 run

35.3

Dawlat Zadran to Clarke, 1 run, slower one on middle, turned through square leg for a single

Australia 171/2   MJ Clarke 68* (87b 3x4 2x6)

36.3

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, no run, Clarke gets out of the crease and works that to midwicket

36.4

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 run, gets on the back foot and tickles it wide of square leg for a single

36.6

Mohammad Nabi to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up on middle, drives it down to long-on for a single

Australia 175/3   MJ Clarke 70* (90b 3x4 2x6)

37.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, 2 runs, tossed up, full toss again, punched through midwicket for a couple of runs

37.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, 1 run, comes down the pitch and pushes that down to long-on for a single

37.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, 2 runs, tossed up on middle, comes down the track and drives that wide of long-on for a couple of runs

37.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Clarke, OUT, stumped, Clarke just kept walking, was done in by the spin, it turned away as he charged down the pitch to launch him over midwicket, missed, the keeper collected, he was in no hurry to take down the stumps as Clarke had given up and began walking, four down now

MJ Clarke st †Mohammad Shahzad b Samiullah Shenwari 75 (120m 94b 3x4 2x6) SR: 79.78

Australia 181/4   MJ Clarke 75 (94b 3x4 2x6)
Series Results
Afghanistan v Australia at Sharjah - Aug 25, 2012
Australia won by 66 runs
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Aug 25, 2012

Asghar Stanikzai's dismissal ended Afghanistan's hopes of a famous upset, Afghanistan v Australia, only ODI, Sharjah, August 25, 2012

Asghar Stanikzai's dismissal ended Afghanistan's hopes of a famous upset

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Aug 25, 2012

Asghar Stanikzai acknowledges his half-century, Afghanistan v Australia, only ODI, Sharjah, August 25, 2012

Asghar Stanikzai acknowledges his half-century

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