1st ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Apr 22, 2009
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
22 April 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

Umar Gul to Marsh, 2 runs, OUT, run out, excellent throw from the deep, Marsh has to go, chopped it down wide of a diving point, cover gives chase, drags it back in and returns a throw on the half-volley to Nasir Jamshed at the non-striker's end, there's always three there but Hauritz is slow on his feet, the bails are clipped and he's well short of his ground. Salman Butt was the fielder, excellent work

SE Marsh run out 16 (27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 59.25

Australia 41/1   BJ Haddin 23* (27b 2x4 1x6)   Umar Gul 5-0-24-0

Shahid Afridi to Haddin, OUT, Haddin goes! Gave it some air, Haddin was drawn forward and he went through with the drive, was not entirely committed to it and hit it straight to Younis who timed his jump to perfection to snap an easy one. Shoaib will be a little relieved there

BJ Haddin c Younis Khan b Shahid Afridi 40 (52b 3x4 1x6) SR: 76.92

Australia 95/2   SR Watson 34* (33b 2x4 1x6)   Shahid Afridi 3.4-0-21-1

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, OUT, the doosra does the trick, short of a length outside off, Clarke tried to open the face to run it down behind point, it spun away to take the outside edge and Akmal made no mistake

MJ Clarke c †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 4 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Australia 100/3   SR Watson 35* (37b 2x4 1x6)   Saeed Ajmal 3-0-9-1

Shahid Afridi to Symonds, OUT, Australia in a spot of bother now, the offcutter bowled from the back of the hand, short outside off, spin it, made way for a cut behind point, gloved it straight to the keeper

A Symonds c †Kamran Akmal b Shahid Afridi 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Australia 107/4   SR Watson 40* (45b 2x4 1x6)   Shahid Afridi 5.1-0-27-2

Shahid Afridi to Watson, OUT, He's a legpsinner, but that's actually a classic offspinner's dismissal, threw it up outside off, drawing him forward, he lunges forward to defend, the ball cuts back in sharply to beat him through the gate and the stumps are rattled

SR Watson b Shahid Afridi 40 (47b 2x4 1x6) SR: 85.10

Australia 108/5   CJ Ferguson 1* (3b)   Shahid Afridi 6-0-28-3

Shahid Afridi to Ferguson, OUT, Afridi's on a roll! Flighted outside off, Ferguson was sucked in, came forward to force it through cover, got a thick edge and Misbah snapped it well diving to his left, Australia slide further

CJ Ferguson c Misbah-ul-Haq b Shahid Afridi 2 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.38

Australia 109/6   JR Hopes 0* (0b)   Shahid Afridi 6.4-0-28-4

Saeed Ajmal to Hauritz, OUT, bowled'im!! An embarassing dismissal that, spun in sharply from outside off, he shouldered arms to that one, not expecting it to spin as much, and hears the death rattle behind him as it clips off stump

NM Hauritz b Saeed Ajmal 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Australia 110/7   JR Hopes 0* (1b)   Saeed Ajmal 5.2-0-12-2

Shahid Afridi to Bracken, OUT, five-for for Afridi! Done in by the googly again, tossed up outside off and Bracken's eyes lit up, got forward to drive it forcefully through cover, misread the spin and was bowled through the gate. His third five-wicket haul, and his first against Australia

NW Bracken b Shahid Afridi 1 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

Australia 118/8   JR Hopes 6* (12b)   Shahid Afridi 8.4-0-34-5

Shahid Afridi to Clark, OUT, Afridi gets his best figures in ODIs! He's mastered the googly here, tossed it up outside off, landed on a good length and zipped back in take the off stump as Clarke was beaten through the gate as he came forward to defend

SR Clark b Shahid Afridi 2 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Australia 122/9   JR Hopes 8* (15b)   Shahid Afridi 9.5-0-38-6

Umar Gul to Hilfenhaus, OUT, gone! Cleaned him up, straight on middle, he played across the line to work that wide of midwicket, missed it, clipped the pads and crashed into middle and off

BW Hilfenhaus b Umar Gul 4 (17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.52

Australia 168/10   JR Hopes 48* (46b 5x4 1x6)   Umar Gul 9.5-0-48-1





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