5th ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, May 3, 2009
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
3 May 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

14.55: Pakistan get together for the huddle. They need a repeat performance from the first ODI. Small crowd at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Shoaib marks his run-up. It's also a very good evening to Peter English, Alex Malcolm and Raghav.

14.45: We're 15 minutes away from the start. Let's reflect on the series. It doesn't make good reading if you're a Pakistan fan - 1-3 down with a game to play. They will look back at the third ODI and blame it on the shocking collapse.

Nazia knocks on the door from UAE: "Best of luck Pakistan..and prove yourself that u are the best team..."

So Pakistan have only pride to play for in this dead rubber. Australia will be relieved to be in this position after a difficult ODI series in South Africa, which they lost.

Toss and teams: Australia have won the toss and they will bat first. They have made two changes - Nathan Bracken and Stuart Clark go out. The two Bens - Hilfenhaus and Laughlin - come in.

For Pakistan, Sohail Tanvir makes way for Umar Gul. That's it.

Australia: 1 Brad Haddin (wk), 2 Shane Watson, 3 Marcus North, 4 Michael Clarke (capt), 5 Andrew Symonds, 6 Callum Ferguson, 7 James Hopes, 8 Nathan Hauritz, 9 Ben Laughlin, 10 Ben Hilfenhaus, 11 Doug Bollinger.

Pakistan: 1 Salman Butt, 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Younis Khan (capt), 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Misbah-ul-Haq, 6 Shahid Afridi, 7 Kamran Akmal (wk), 8 Umar Gul, 9 Shoaib Akhtar, 10 Yasir Arafat, 11 Saeed Ajmal.

Hello everyone and welcome to the coverage of the fifth and final ODI between Pakistan and Australia at Abu Dhabi. The toss is just around the corner and we'll bring you the teams as well very shortly.

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, 1 run, drops the loosener short outside off and he helps himself to an upper cut to third man

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, hits a good length on the offstump and he pats it away, Shoaib is ambling in - not at full throttle yet

0.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, lands it outside off and the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

0.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, pushes it softly to mid-on

Abdul" Its a crying shame that Fawad Alam does not get a game. These are the kinds of things that stunt the growth of Pakistan cricket. YK keeps talking about the youngsters learning from the Aussies, well they can't learn if you dont play them. Especially in dead games!"

0.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, FOUR, too wide outside off and enough width for him to free his arms, get his front foot forward and bisect the gap between cover and point

0.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, holds the length back and keeps the ball outside off, he safely shoulders arms

No Brett Lee today

End of over 1 (5 runs) Australia 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • BJ Haddin 4 (5b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 1 (1b)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 1-0-5-0
1.1

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, he overpitches outside off but gets away with it as Watson pushes it hard straight to short mid-off

1.2

Umar Gul to Watson, 1 run, shortish outside off and a risky shot as he slashes it in the air down the vacant gully position

1.3

Umar Gul to Haddin, 1 run, punched down to the right of mid-off and the fielder does really well to slide and cut it off, good commitment

1.4

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, induces the false shot! He prods forward and the ball kicks up a bit off a good length and goes through straight, very close to th edge

1.5

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, clips it with the angle towards short square leg and there's hesitation but the batsmen stay put

1.6

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, gets across on the backfoot and defends with a dead bat

Kristy: "I reckon Haddin's is due for a big innings today. Of course he no where near Gilly but he is the closest keeper batsmen available."

End of over 2 (2 runs) Australia 7/0 (RR: 3.50)

    • SR Watson 2 (6b)
    • BJ Haddin 5 (6b 1x4)
    • Umar Gul 1-0-2-0
    • Shoaib Akhtar 1-0-5-0
2.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, FOUR, he gifts him a half volley on the pads and Haddin turns the face of the bat and whips it wide of midwicket, the ball slows down before reaching the rope

2.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, 2 runs, strays on the pads again and he clips it with the angle to fine leg

2.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, 1 run, delivers from slightly wide of the crease, the batsman taps it towards short mid-on with soft hands and sets off quickly

2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, no run, the first bit of action for the day, Shoaib drops it short and has Watson fending, Shoaib had something to say to him and Watson returned the pleasantries

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, 1 run, drops it short and he fends it to the off side and they take a single

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, angles it in towards middle and leg and he tucks it to midwicket

End of over 3 (8 runs) Australia 15/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • BJ Haddin 12 (10b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 3 (8b)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 2-0-13-0
    • Umar Gul 1-0-2-0
3.1

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, Umar Gul bowls a jaffa outside off, he's getting the ball to kick up alarmingly, that was mighty close to that outside edge

3.2

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends with soft hands

3.3

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, he prods forward and hangs his bat out but plays with very soft hands, the edge drops well short of Misbah at first slip

3.4

Umar Gul to Watson, 2 runs, chance! Watson swivels and fails to time his pull, the ball travels off the top edge of the bat but drops behind square leg, two fielders chase it

3.5

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, outside off, he moves across and defends on the backfoot

3.6

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, gets across and defends a good length ball on the front foot

Atif Hyder: "I agree with Abdul on the exlusion of Fawad Alam. Pakistan cricket needs to induct fresh blood. Misbah and Malik are good players, but need to be sidelined in some games esp. dead rubbers. I think complaceny has crept in Misbah's batting in particular. "

End of over 4 (2 runs) Australia 17/0 (RR: 4.25)

    • SR Watson 5 (14b)
    • BJ Haddin 12 (10b 2x4)
    • Umar Gul 2-0-4-0
    • Shoaib Akhtar 2-0-13-0
4.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, 1 wide, that's a poor delivery, really wide outside the leg stump and Akmal has an early workout

4.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, 1 run, slower ball but he picks it early, opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of second slip

2 slips in place

4.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, 1 run, slower ball, he gets forward and drops it to the on side

4.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, shuffles and clips it to the on side

4.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, keeps it on the offstump and he gets forward and defends

4.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, FOUR, gives him width and Haddin gets forward and thumps it hard at the gap between mid-off and cover, the bat speed was tremendous and the ball just sped away

4.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, gets across and defends to the off side

End of over 5 (7 runs) Australia 24/0 (RR: 4.80)

    • BJ Haddin 17 (15b 3x4)
    • SR Watson 6 (15b)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 3-0-20-0
    • Umar Gul 2-0-4-0
5.1

Umar Gul to Watson, FOUR, rare bad delivery from Gul, he strays on the pads and Watson clips it slightly in the air but bisects the gap between square leg and midwicket, safe shot in the end

5.2

Umar Gul to Watson, SIX, that was worth driving miles to see! Gul pitches it up and it's a forward defensive scoop which sends it over wide long-off, excellent timing and a really good follow through

5.3

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, gets behind the line and defends

5.4

Umar Gul to Watson, 1 run, drops it short and he goes for the pull and places it to fine leg, the fielder is more towards long leg

5.5

Umar Gul to Haddin, 1 run, short again and he works it away down to fine leg again

5.6

Umar Gul to Watson, 2 runs, slower ball and he clips it towards midwicket and the fielder doesn't time his dive well, he palms it to the deep

End of over 6 (14 runs) Australia 38/0 (RR: 6.33)

    • SR Watson 19 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • BJ Haddin 18 (16b 3x4)
    • Umar Gul 3-0-18-0
    • Shoaib Akhtar 3-0-20-0
6.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, slower ball and he taps it to mid-on

6.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, false shot by Haddin as he swats one from outside off and nearly chips it on the full to mid-on who's up close

6.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, gets beside the line and steers it down to backward point

6.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, slower ball and he nearly clips it on the full to short fine leg, nice field placing by Younis

6.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, cranks up the pace and drops it a bit short, Haddin knocks it to cover and thinks of a single but watson isn't interested

6.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, keeps it on a good length and he steers it to cover point

Time go give Shoaib a rest, he hasn't looked at his best so far.

Farid: "Shoaib has been hit for 20 runs in 3 overs, yet he gets a 4th over. Younis, take off the bowler who is leaking runs! Use Yasir or bring on the spinners man..."

End of over 7 (maiden) Australia 38/0 (RR: 5.42)

    • BJ Haddin 18 (22b 3x4)
    • SR Watson 19 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 4-1-20-0
    • Umar Gul 3-0-18-0

Here's Arafat

7.1

Yasir Arafat to Watson, 1 run, loosener outside the offstump and he opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man

7.2

Yasir Arafat to Haddin, FOUR, Haddin's in imperious touch, he stays at the crease and chips him high over midwicket, he times it well and the follow through is sound, looked like he played it in his sleep

7.3

Yasir Arafat to Haddin, no run, gets behind the line and pushes it down the track

7.4

Yasir Arafat to Haddin, no run, shuffles and tries to work it round the corner but the ball clips his body and rolls away

7.5

Yasir Arafat to Haddin, FOUR, lazy elegance from Haddin again, Arafat drops it short of a length and the ball sits up nicely for Haddin to thump it in the air past the bowler and wide of mid-on, he just stayed at the crease and played the shot

7.6

Yasir Arafat to Haddin, FOUR, bowls it too full and he whips it with the angle wide of midwicket, poor over from Arafat

End of over 8 (13 runs) Australia 51/0 (RR: 6.37)

    • BJ Haddin 30 (27b 6x4)
    • SR Watson 20 (21b 1x4 1x6)
    • Yasir Arafat 1-0-13-0
    • Shoaib Akhtar 4-1-20-0
8.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, 1 run, opens the face of the bat to a slower ball and dabs it to third man

8.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, no run, another slower ball and the batsman gets behind and defends with a dead bat

Haddin pulls out as Shoaib runs in and the bowler isn't happy. Some dust must have gotten into his eyes

8.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, FOUR, he's seeing it like a football! Shoaib drops it short outside off and it's suicidal on this pitch, Haddin swivels and biffs it wide of short midwicket

8.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, 2 runs, shuffles across and clips it with the angle down to deep square leg

8.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Haddin, OUT, Sharp catch by the captain! Haddin makes room to a full ball and tries to scoop it over mid-off, the ball makes contact with the bottom half of the bat and travels quickly to Younis at short mid-off who leaps and takes the catch over his head

BJ Haddin c Younis Khan b Shoaib Akhtar 36 (31b 7x4 0x6) SR: 116.12

Here's North

8.6

Shoaib Akhtar to North, no run, gets right across his stumps and defends firmly to mid-off

Habib: "Fact: Aussies find spin tough to play. Fact: Pacers are getting carted around. Only solution: bring on Afridi and Ajmal, I'm sure they will get some nice bounce with the harder ball - No Brainer!"

End of over 9 (7 runs) Australia 58/1 (RR: 6.44)

    • MJ North 0 (1b)
    • SR Watson 21 (22b 1x4 1x6)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 5-1-27-1
    • Yasir Arafat 1-0-13-0
9.1

Yasir Arafat to Watson, no run, shuffles and works it to the on side

9.2

Yasir Arafat to Watson, no run, defends with soft hands and the ball bounces off the pitch and nearly lands on top of the stumps

9.3

Yasir Arafat to Watson, 2 runs, shuffle and works it with the angle to the on side

9.4

Yasir Arafat to Watson, FOUR, looked like a mid-hit at first but the ball was well clear of any fielder, he swings a tad early and the ball swirls in the air for a long while before dropping just short of the rope at deep midwicket

9.5

Yasir Arafat to Watson, no run, gets across and defends with a half prod forward

9.6

Yasir Arafat to Watson, 1 no ball, he oversteps, Watson mistimes the pull to Afridi at midwicket

9.6

Yasir Arafat to Watson, SIX, Free Hit: It's a friendly half volley on middle and leg and he stays at the crease and lofts through the line and clears the rope at long-on

End of over 10 (13 runs) Australia 71/1 (RR: 7.10)

    • SR Watson 33 (29b 2x4 2x6)
    • MJ North 0 (1b)
    • Yasir Arafat 2-0-26-0
    • Shoaib Akhtar 5-1-27-1

Here's Saeed Ajmal. One slip in place

10.1

Saeed Ajmal to North, no run, starts off with the regulation offspinner, North defends

10.2

Saeed Ajmal to North, no run, moves across his stumps early and he clips the doosra to short square leg

10.3

Saeed Ajmal to North, no run, flighted outside off and defended to the off side

10.4

Saeed Ajmal to North, 1 run, flighted across the left hander and he shuffles and works it wide of square leg

They too the second Powerplay after the 10th over. Forgot to mention that. Square leg goes back

10.5

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, no run, shuffles and clips it to the leg side but fails to clear midwicket

10.6

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, no run, the top spinner, he gets behind and defends

End of over 11 (1 run) Australia 72/1 (RR: 6.54)

    • SR Watson 33 (31b 2x4 2x6)
    • MJ North 1 (5b)
    • Saeed Ajmal 1-0-1-0
    • Yasir Arafat 2-0-26-0

Spin again and here's Afridi

11.1

Shahid Afridi to North, 1 run, flighted on middle and off and he gets forward and clips it wide of mid-on

11.2

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, loops it into the right hander and Watson drives on the up to mid-off

11.3

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, doesn't quite cover the line and he gets a leading edge to the off side

11.4

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, stays on the backfoot and defends back to the bowler

11.5

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, offers the full face of the bat and pushes it to mid-off

11.6

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, gets behind the line and defends to the off side

End of over 12 (1 run) Australia 73/1 (RR: 6.08)

    • SR Watson 33 (36b 2x4 2x6)
    • MJ North 2 (6b)
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-1-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 1-0-1-0
12.1

Saeed Ajmal to North, 1 run, gets forward early and pushes it towards mid-off and takes the single

Slip remains for Watson

12.2

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, FOUR, drops it short and it's an invitation for Watson as he waits for it to turn in, he pulls and places it wide of fine leg who's fielding very square

12.3

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 run, gets behind the line and defends

12.4

Saeed Ajmal to North, no run

12.5

Saeed Ajmal to North, no run, gets behind the line and defends

12.6

Saeed Ajmal to North, no run, gets a half prod forward and defends down the track

End of over 13 (6 runs) Australia 79/1 (RR: 6.07)

    • MJ North 3 (10b)
    • SR Watson 38 (38b 3x4 2x6)
    • Saeed Ajmal 2-0-7-0
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-1-0
13.1

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, lunges forward and pushes a full delivery to mid-off

13.2

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, flighted on middle and leg and he defends

13.3

Shahid Afridi to Watson, 1 run, slower through the air and he gets forward and clips it just wide of square leg and sets off for a quick single

13.4

Shahid Afridi to North, no run, this one comes on straight and he gets forward and steers it to the off side

13.5

Shahid Afridi to North, 1 run, quicker delivery and North clips it wide of mid-on, deep midwicket runs across and cuts it off

13.6

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, full outside off and pushed firmly to mid-off

End of over 14 (2 runs) Australia 81/1 (RR: 5.78)

    • SR Watson 39 (42b 3x4 2x6)
    • MJ North 4 (12b)
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-3-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 2-0-7-0
14.1

Saeed Ajmal to North, 1 run, slow through the air and he shuffles and drills it to short fine leg

14.2

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, no run, moves across and clips it with the turn to the on side

14.3

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, no run, commits to the front foot and smothers the spin

14.4

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 run, gets on his knee and sweeps him firmly to fine leg

14.5

Saeed Ajmal to North, no run, the doosra, he shapes to drive and gets an inside edge onto his boot

14.6

Saeed Ajmal to North, OUT, beaten in flight! North chips down the track on seeing the extra flight but Ajmal cleverly gets it to go through straight and foxes him, Akmal effects an easy stumping. North was probably expecting it to turn away. Ajmal set it up the previous ball by bowling the doosra

MJ North st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 5 (15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

It's drinks.

End of over 15 (2 runs) Australia 83/2 (RR: 5.53)

    • SR Watson 40 (45b 3x4 2x6)
    • Saeed Ajmal 3-0-9-1
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-3-0

Here's Clarke

15.1

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, full outside off and he gets well forward and defends

Long-on and deep square-leg in place

15.2

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, slower through the air and he lunges forward and smothers the spin

15.3

Shahid Afridi to Watson, 1 run, full on middle and off and pushed back to the bowler

15.4

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, tosses it up and bowls it straight, Clarke defends on the front foot again

15.5

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, quicker through the air and Clarke commits forward early and defends

15.6

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, 2 runs, slower through the air and Clarke gets a thin outside edge which beats slip, gully runs backward and cuts it off

End of over 16 (3 runs) Australia 86/2 (RR: 5.37)

    • MJ Clarke 2 (3b)
    • SR Watson 41 (48b 3x4 2x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-6-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 3-0-9-1
16.1

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 run, gets across his stumps and pushes it just wide of the diving Ajmal, easy single to long-on

16.2

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, no run, slow through the air and he works it straight to short square-leg

16.3

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, 1 run, gives it more flight and he chips down the track and pushes it to long-on

16.4

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 run, works it through the gap between midwicket and square leg

16.5

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, no run, quicker, he clips it straight to midwicket

16.6

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, 1 run, drops it short and he swivels and swats it along the turf to deep square-leg

The run rate looks good. Australia should be careful against Afridi

End of over 17 (4 runs) Australia 90/2 (RR: 5.29)

    • MJ Clarke 4 (7b)
    • SR Watson 43 (50b 3x4 2x6)
    • Saeed Ajmal 4-0-13-1
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-6-0
17.1

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, 3 runs, short and slightly wide outside off and he rocks back and slams it past the covers, malik pulls it back before the rope

17.2

Shahid Afridi to Watson, 1 run, punches it in front of mid-on and sets off for a quick single

17.3

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, tosses it up outside off and he watchfully shoulders arms

17.4

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, quicker through the air and he defends with a dead bat

17.5

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, 1 run, he bowls the indrifter, he pushes it through the line to mid-on

17.6

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, drops this one short and he gets ready to pull but ends up chopping it to the on side

End of over 18 (5 runs) Australia 95/2 (RR: 5.27)

    • SR Watson 44 (52b 3x4 2x6)
    • MJ Clarke 8 (11b)
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-11-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 4-0-13-1
18.1

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, no run, turns it to short square leg and the non striker tells him to stay back

18.2

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, no run, gets right across his stumps and defends with a dead bat

18.3

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, FOUR, chance! Ajmal gets it to turn inwards and the ball kicks up a bit too, Clarke is caught unawares and gets a thick outside edge which beats Afirdi at slip, Afridi made the mistake of moving to his right when he should have moved the other way

18.4

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, no run, pushed down the pitch

18.5

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, no run, comes down and pushes it back to the bowler

18.6

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, no run

End of over 19 (4 runs) Australia 99/2 (RR: 5.21)

    • MJ Clarke 12 (17b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 44 (52b 3x4 2x6)
    • Saeed Ajmal 5-0-17-1
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-11-0
19.1

Shahid Afridi to Watson, 2 runs, pulls it to deep square leg and the fielder fumbles

19.2

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, gets forward and defends

19.3

Shahid Afridi to Watson, 1 run, gets across his stumps and gets a leading edge to the off side

19.4

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, 1 run, rocks on the backfoot and cuts wide of point

19.5

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, drops it short and he pulls hard but Younis is alert at midwicket

19.6

Shahid Afridi to Watson, 1 run, full outside off and pushed to the off side

End of over 20 (5 runs) Australia 104/2 (RR: 5.20)

    • SR Watson 48 (57b 3x4 2x6)
    • MJ Clarke 13 (18b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 5-0-16-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 5-0-17-1
20.1

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he shuffles and clips it to the on side

20.2

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, 1 run, rocks back and punches it to cover and sets off

20.3

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, no run, quicker through the air and defended to the offside

20.4

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, no run, shuffles and nudges him softly towards short fine leg

20.5

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 run, pushes it in front of mid-on and sets off very quickly

20.6

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, 1 run, bowls it much quicker and he clips it on the full to midwicket

End of over 21 (4 runs) Australia 108/2 (RR: 5.14)

    • MJ Clarke 15 (20b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 50 (61b 3x4 2x6)
    • Saeed Ajmal 6-0-21-1
    • Shahid Afridi 5-0-16-0
21.1

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, chips down the track and pads it away, Afridi does well to drop it short and keep him quiet

21.2

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, gets well forward and defends to the off side, very close to the pads and Bowden shakes his head

21.3

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, gives it a lot of air, he lunges forward and defends

21.4

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, 1 run, full outside off and pushed wide of point

21.5

Shahid Afridi to Watson, FOUR, dropped it short on the offstump, Watson picked it early and deposited it over midwicket

21.6

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, gets forward to defend and he gets a leading edge which rolls towards mid-off

End of over 22 (5 runs) Australia 113/2 (RR: 5.13)

    • SR Watson 54 (63b 4x4 2x6)
    • MJ Clarke 16 (24b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 6-0-21-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 6-0-21-1

More spin. Here's Shoaib Malik

22.1

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, 2 runs, starts off with a loosener, he rocks back and cuts to sweeper cover

22.2

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, 1 run, chips down the track and pushes a full delivery to long-off

22.3

Shoaib Malik to Watson, no run, no turn off the pitch, he defends on the front foot

22.4

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, angles it into the right hander and he clips it away wide of square leg

22.5

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, no run, comes down the pitch and he checks his shot and defends back to the bowler

22.6

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, no run, pushed in on middle and leg and he clips it to square leg

End of over 23 (4 runs) Australia 117/2 (RR: 5.08)

    • MJ Clarke 19 (28b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 55 (65b 4x4 2x6)
    • Shoaib Malik 1-0-4-0
    • Shahid Afridi 6-0-21-0
23.1

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, flighted on middle and leg and he clips it to the on side

23.2

Shahid Afridi to Watson, 1 run, yet another indrifter, he shuffles and works it on its way to the on side

23.3

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, 1 run, uses his feet and pushes it through the line to long-off

23.4

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, gets his leg forward and the ball lobs off his pads to the on side

23.5

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, drifts it in and then gets it to turn away, Watson watches the spin and defends

23.6

Shahid Afridi to Watson, 1 run, drops it fractionally short and he rocks back and cuts to sweeper cover

End of over 24 (3 runs) Australia 120/2 (RR: 5.00)

    • SR Watson 57 (70b 4x4 2x6)
    • MJ Clarke 20 (29b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 7-0-24-0
    • Shoaib Malik 1-0-4-0
24.1

Shoaib Malik to Watson, FOUR, drops it quite short and he seizes on it early and pulls past mid-on, Misbah was fielding in that position and he didn't see it at all

24.2

Shoaib Malik to Watson, no run

24.3

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 2 runs, gets across and works it with the turn to fine leg

24.4

Shoaib Malik to Watson, no run, flighted on middle and leg and he defends

24.5

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, slow through the air and he pushes it with the turn to long-on

24.6

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, no run, slow through the air, he waits for it before softly pushing it towards mid-off

End of over 25 (7 runs) Australia 127/2 (RR: 5.08)

    • MJ Clarke 20 (30b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 64 (75b 5x4 2x6)
    • Shoaib Malik 2-0-11-0
    • Shahid Afridi 7-0-24-0

At halfway stage Australia look comfortably placed for a big score. Gul comes back

25.1

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, drops it fractionally short and Watson goes for a cross-batted swipe and gets a thick inside edge

25.2

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, much better, he gets right behind the line and pushes it back to the bowler

25.3

Umar Gul to Watson, 1 run, short and wide outside off, he slams it square of the wicket on the off side

25.4

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, keeps it nice and straight and Clarke defends off the full face of the bat

25.5

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, similar line and length, a restrictive line, another defensive shot back to the bowler

25.6

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, punches it straight to cover and tells his partner to wait

End of over 26 (1 run) Australia 128/2 (RR: 4.92)

    • MJ Clarke 20 (33b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 65 (78b 5x4 2x6)
    • Umar Gul 4-0-19-0
    • Shoaib Malik 2-0-11-0
26.1

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, pushes it towards midwicket, the fielder ought to have saved that

26.2

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, 1 run, full and pushed down the ground to long-off

26.3

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, clipped to short fine leg and they jog the single

26.4

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, no run, chips down the pitch and pushes it straight back to the bowler

26.5

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, 1 run, down the leg side and nudged wide of square leg

26.6

Shoaib Malik to Watson, no run, gets across his stumps and decides to defend with a dead bat back to the bowler

End of over 27 (4 runs) Australia 132/2 (RR: 4.88)

    • SR Watson 67 (81b 5x4 2x6)
    • MJ Clarke 22 (36b 1x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 3-0-15-0
    • Umar Gul 4-0-19-0
27.1

Umar Gul to Clarke, no run, stands tall and punches it straight towards mid-off

Clarke pulls out as the bowler runs in. Blame the sand again. The bowler pulls out this time. The landscaping around the ground has changed a bit since I went there in 2006

27.2

Umar Gul to Clarke, 1 run, Excellent delivery! That's a fast reverse swinging yorker which jams his toe in line with the leg stump, the ball rolls to the off side and Bowden has given it as runs, there was no bat involved I'm afraid that should have been given out, at least according to Hawkeye

27.3

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, defended on the front foot to the on side

27.4

Umar Gul to Watson, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it to long-on

27.5

Umar Gul to Clarke, 1 run, defended off the backfoot to cover for a single

27.6

Umar Gul to Watson, 1 run, pushes a low full toss straight to long-on for a single

End of over 28 (4 runs) Australia 136/2 (RR: 4.85)

    • SR Watson 69 (84b 5x4 2x6)
    • MJ Clarke 24 (39b 1x4)
    • Umar Gul 5-0-23-0
    • Shoaib Malik 3-0-15-0
28.1

Shoaib Malik to Watson, no run, tries to nudge it to the on side but the ball rolls off the pads

28.2

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, angles it across the right hander and he clips it to the on side

28.3

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, 1 run, very very sloppy! Misbah picks it up at midwicket and blindly flicks it to the bowler's end, the only problem was that he missed the bowler and the stumps by about 5 miles

28.4

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, pushed wide of midwicket

28.5

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, no run

28.6

Shoaib Malik to Clarke, 1 run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

End of over 29 (4 runs) Australia 140/2 (RR: 4.82)

    • MJ Clarke 26 (42b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 71 (87b 5x4 2x6)
    • Shoaib Malik 4-0-19-0
    • Umar Gul 5-0-23-0
29.1

Umar Gul to Clarke, OUT, Gul finally gets a reward, he lands it on a good length on the corridor outside the offstump and Clarke gets a very thin leading edge as he shapes to clip it to the on side, Gul beat the bat on a few occasions in his first spell so it was a matter of time before he claimed a wicket

MJ Clarke c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 26 (43b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.46

29.2

Umar Gul to Symonds, no run, gets reverse swing and Symonds pushes it back to the bowler

29.3

Umar Gul to Symonds, no run, full and swinging in again and he pushes it to mid-on

29.4

Umar Gul to Symonds, 2 runs, angles it on the pads and he works it away behind square on the on side

29.5

Umar Gul to Symonds, no run, shapes to punch but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads

29.6

Umar Gul to Symonds, no run, keeps it just outside off and Symonds opts to shoulder arms, he watches it move inwards before reaching the keeper

End of over 30 (2 runs) Australia 142/3 (RR: 4.73)

    • A Symonds 2 (5b)
    • SR Watson 71 (87b 5x4 2x6)
    • Umar Gul 6-0-25-1
    • Shoaib Malik 4-0-19-0
30.1

Shoaib Malik to Watson, no run, gets it to turn in and he defends

30.2

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, this one skids through and turns and Watson just manages to get some bat on it, the edge rolls to gully

30.3

Shoaib Malik to Symonds, no run, full on middle and off and he clips it to mid-on

30.4

Shoaib Malik to Symonds, no run, gets across and pushes it to the off side

30.5

Shoaib Malik to Symonds, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the bowler's leg

30.6

Shoaib Malik to Symonds, 1 run, punches it to long-on and jogs the single

End of over 31 (2 runs) Australia 144/3 (RR: 4.64)

    • A Symonds 3 (9b)
    • SR Watson 72 (89b 5x4 2x6)
    • Shoaib Malik 5-0-21-0
    • Umar Gul 6-0-25-1
31.1

Yasir Arafat to Symonds, no run, starts off his new spell with a short delivery and the batsman stands tall and fends it off

31.2

Yasir Arafat to Symonds, no run, gets across and pushes it down the pitch

31.3

Yasir Arafat to Symonds, 1 run, angles it into the right hander and he clips it behind square on the on side

Khurram: "Since its reversing, I believe its time for Shoaib to try a couple of overs before the mandatory ball change."

31.4

Yasir Arafat to Watson, 1 run, rocks on the backfoot and pulls it to deep backward square-leg

31.5

Yasir Arafat to Symonds, no run, full outside off and pushes it straight to extra cover

31.6

Yasir Arafat to Symonds, no run, the slower one this time and Symonds checks his shot as he comes forward, cover picks it up

End of over 32 (2 runs) Australia 146/3 (RR: 4.56)

    • A Symonds 4 (14b)
    • SR Watson 73 (90b 5x4 2x6)
    • Yasir Arafat 3-0-28-0
    • Shoaib Malik 5-0-21-0
32.1

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, full outside off and he comes down the pitch and pushes it to long-on

32.2

Shoaib Malik to Symonds, 3 runs, shuffles it and glances to fine leg, Arafat was a little lazy in the chase but somehow managed to pull it back just inches before the rope

32.3

Shoaib Malik to Watson, no run

32.4

Shoaib Malik to Watson, no run, sharp turn and he defends back to the bowler

32.5

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, works it across the line and places it to deep midwicket

32.6

Shoaib Malik to Symonds, no run, clips it straight to Misbah at midwicket

The run rate has dropped a bit but Australia won't mind as long as watson sticks around till the end

End of over 33 (5 runs) Australia 151/3 (RR: 4.57)

    • A Symonds 7 (16b)
    • SR Watson 75 (94b 5x4 2x6)
    • Shoaib Malik 6-0-26-0
    • Yasir Arafat 3-0-28-0
33.1

Yasir Arafat to Watson, 1 run, punched off the backfoot

33.2

Yasir Arafat to Symonds, 1 run, punches it to the left of mid-off and Watson was a little slow off the blocks, luckily the throw is wide

33.3

Yasir Arafat to Watson, no run, plays it to the on side

33.4

Yasir Arafat to Watson, no run

33.5

Yasir Arafat to Watson, 1 run, gets on the front foot and punches it to sweeper cover

33.6

Yasir Arafat to Symonds, 1 run, drops it short and he shuffles and tucks it to deep square leg

It's drinks. On scanning the mails I see a lot of you are fans of Fawad Alam. I agree has hasn't really been given his due. I feel the same for Sarfraz Ahmed, who's a very decent wicketkeeper from whatever I've seen. Do you agree?

End of over 34 (4 runs) Australia 155/3 (RR: 4.55)

    • A Symonds 9 (18b)
    • SR Watson 77 (98b 5x4 2x6)
    • Yasir Arafat 4-0-32-0
    • Shoaib Malik 6-0-26-0
34.1

Shoaib Malik to Symonds, no run, defended off the backfoot

34.2

Shoaib Malik to Symonds, 1 wide, tries to paddle it past the keeper but it was too wide

34.2

Shoaib Malik to Symonds, 1 run, punched wide of the diving extra cover fielder

34.3

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, the doosra, he picks it early, rocks back and cuts to the off side

34.4

Shoaib Malik to Symonds, 1 run, shuffles and nudges it to square leg, Symonds has to scamper back to his crease and the throw to Malik is quick and wide, he hurts his finger as he tries to gather the ball

34.5

Shoaib Malik to Watson, no run, stays back and taps it to the off side

34.6

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, shuffles and clips it with the turn to fine leg

End of over 35 (5 runs) Australia 160/3 (RR: 4.57)

    • SR Watson 79 (101b 5x4 2x6)
    • A Symonds 11 (21b)
    • Shoaib Malik 7-0-31-0
    • Yasir Arafat 4-0-32-0

And Australia have taken the 3rd Powerplay. Afridi returns. One slip in place

35.1

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, he gets to the pitch and punches it hard to mid-off

35.2

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, makes room and cuts hard and finds Shehzad at point

35.3

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, gets right behind the line to a quick delivery and defends

35.4

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, fires in a quick googly and Watson can only defend it

35.5

Shahid Afridi to Watson, 1 run, after four scoreless deliveries he pulls hard with intent but mistimes it to long-on

35.6

Shahid Afridi to Symonds, FOUR, he tosses it up and Symonds accepts the invite by getting forward and lofting well wide of mid-off's right, welcome boundary

Naveed: "Absolutely agree that Pakistan should have given chance to both Fawad Alam as well as Sarfraz Ahmed, specially after they know that they have lost the series. How else will the young players gain confidence if they are not given the chance of playing with a decent side, one as Australia."

End of over 36 (5 runs) Australia 165/3 (RR: 4.58)

    • A Symonds 15 (22b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 80 (106b 5x4 2x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 8-0-29-0
    • Shoaib Malik 7-0-31-0
36.1

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, kneels down for a premeditated sweep and he places it to deep square leg

36.2

Shoaib Malik to Symonds, no run, checks his shot and the leading edge lobs towards short cover

36.3

Shoaib Malik to Symonds, OUT, tossed up outside off, it's a conventional offspinner and Symonds is a little lazy on the cut and he ends up chopping it onto the base of the offstump

A Symonds b Shoaib Malik 15 (24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Callum Ferguson walks in

36.4

Shoaib Malik to Ferguson, no run, flighted on middle and leg and he clips it to the on side

36.5

Shoaib Malik to Ferguson, 1 run, full on the pads and pushed towards mid-on

36.6

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 2 runs, flighted on middle and leg, he gets on his knee and sweeps just wide of fine leg

Nadir: "Pakistan made a big mistake in 2nd ODI when they persisted with Rao Iftikhar , because there were more deamons in Dubai pitch and fawad alam didnt only give them an extra spinning option but also a handy batting addition down the order."

End of over 37 (4 runs) Australia 169/4 (RR: 4.56)

    • SR Watson 83 (108b 5x4 2x6)
    • CJ Ferguson 1 (2b)
    • Shoaib Malik 8-0-35-1
    • Shahid Afridi 8-0-29-0
37.1

Shahid Afridi to Ferguson, 1 run, full outside off and pushed towards mid-off

37.2

Shahid Afridi to Watson, no run, drops it short and he gets away with it as Watson makes room and slaps it straight to cover

37.3

Shahid Afridi to Watson, 1 leg bye, flighted on middle and leg, he clips it to the on side

37.4

Shahid Afridi to Ferguson, no run, Afridi and Akmal are very confident they've git him and but the decision goes upstairs, Ferguson gets a thick inside edge onto his boot and the ball lobs to Akmal, they appeal for the catch, replays weren't exactly clear and he gets the benefit of the doubt

37.5

Shahid Afridi to Ferguson, no run, stays back and cuts to cover

37.6

Shahid Afridi to Ferguson, no run, pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 38 (2 runs) Australia 171/4 (RR: 4.50)

    • CJ Ferguson 2 (6b)
    • SR Watson 83 (110b 5x4 2x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 9-0-30-0
    • Shoaib Malik 8-0-35-1
38.1

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, stays back and cuts to the off side

38.2

Shoaib Malik to Ferguson, FOUR, bowls it quicker and the ball straightens, too short as Ferguson rocks back and slaps it in the huge gap between point and cover

38.3

Shoaib Malik to Ferguson, 1 wide, loses his line and strays wide down the leg side

38.3

Shoaib Malik to Ferguson, no run, stays back and punches it straight to mid-on

38.4

Shoaib Malik to Ferguson, 1 run, gets across and pushes it towards the covers

38.5

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, comes back in and he rocks back and cuts to short third man

38.6

Shoaib Malik to Ferguson, 1 run, waits for the turn and punches it towards mid-on

End of over 39 (9 runs) Australia 180/4 (RR: 4.61)

    • CJ Ferguson 8 (10b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 85 (112b 5x4 2x6)
    • Shoaib Malik 9-0-44-1
    • Shahid Afridi 9-0-30-0
39.1

Shahid Afridi to Ferguson, no run, lands outside off and he dabs it away late to third man

39.2

Shahid Afridi to Ferguson, no run, full and driven straight back to the bowler

39.3

Shahid Afridi to Ferguson, 1 run, gets away with a short ball as he pulls and finds the fielder at deep midwicket

39.4

Shahid Afridi to Watson, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg and he kneels down and sweeps behind square

39.5

Shahid Afridi to Ferguson, 3 runs, forces it to fine leg and the the fielder sprints across and just manages to pull it back

39.6

Shahid Afridi to Watson, 1 run, drops it short and he pulls hard but mistimes it to deep square leg

Australia managed 26 in that Powerplay

End of over 40 (6 runs) Australia 186/4 (RR: 4.65)

    • SR Watson 87 (114b 5x4 2x6)
    • CJ Ferguson 12 (14b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 10-0-36-0
    • Shoaib Malik 9-0-44-1
40.1

Shoaib Malik to Watson, no run, shuffles and clips it to square leg

40.2

Shoaib Malik to Watson, 1 run, driven to the on side

40.3

Shoaib Malik to Ferguson, no run, plays top early and the ball skids through and clips his pads

40.4

Shoaib Malik to Ferguson, no run, waits for it to turn and defends

40.5

Shoaib Malik to Ferguson, no run, gets sharp turn from the rough and Ferguson defends it behind his front pad

40.6

Shoaib Malik to Ferguson, 1 run, walks across his stumps early and punches it with the turn to long-on

End of over 41 (2 runs) Australia 188/4 (RR: 4.58)

    • CJ Ferguson 13 (18b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 88 (116b 5x4 2x6)
    • Shoaib Malik 10-0-46-1
    • Shahid Afridi 10-0-36-0
41.1

Yasir Arafat to Ferguson, FOUR, drops it a fraction too short and he gets his bottom hand working as he pulls it and finds the boundary at deep midwicket

41.2

Yasir Arafat to Ferguson, 1 wide, strays too wide down the leg side, poor delivery

41.2

Yasir Arafat to Ferguson, no run, rocks back and punches it straight to cover

41.3

Yasir Arafat to Ferguson, no run, stays on the backfoot, moves his foot across and whips it back to the bowler

41.4

Yasir Arafat to Ferguson, no run, comes back in and he moves across and tucks it to the on side

41.5

Yasir Arafat to Ferguson, 1 run, short of a length on middle and leg, he pulls it down to deep midwicket

41.6

Yasir Arafat to Watson, 1 leg bye, drops it towards short leg and Ferguson was quickly off the blocks

Moazzam: "I think Ahmed Shehzad is one of the best find in this tour. He is perfect and complete batsman. One more thing Pakistan struggling in batting department I think youngster will fill this gap. "

End of over 42 (7 runs) Australia 195/4 (RR: 4.64)

    • SR Watson 88 (117b 5x4 2x6)
    • CJ Ferguson 18 (23b 2x4)
    • Yasir Arafat 5-0-38-0
    • Shoaib Malik 10-0-46-1
42.1

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 wide, strays down the leg side

42.1

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, no run, clipped to the on side

42.2

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, no run, tries to work it away to the on side but the ball turns back in and clips his pad

42.3

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 leg bye, turns in and the ball rolls off his pads to the off side

42.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ferguson, no run, he attempts the reverse sweep but misses

42.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ferguson, 1 run, Run-out chance! Ferguson clips it towards square leg and he turns quickly for the second run, Clarke sends him back and he's halfway down the pitch, the fielder fires the throw to the bowler who gets a bad bounce and fluffs it, otherwise Ferguson was in deep trouble

42.6

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 run

End of over 43 (4 runs) Australia 199/4 (RR: 4.62)

    • SR Watson 89 (121b 5x4 2x6)
    • CJ Ferguson 19 (25b 2x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 7-0-24-1
    • Yasir Arafat 5-0-38-0
43.1

Umar Gul to Watson, FOUR, lovely shot! He drops it short and he halfway down on one knee and times the pull really well, the ball just drops short of the rope at deep square leg

43.2

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, full outside off and squirted to mid-off

43.3

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, another neat yorker and he jams it back to the bowler

43.4

Umar Gul to Watson, 2 runs, whips it wide of midwicket and Shoaib runs across and cuts it off

43.5

Umar Gul to Watson, no run, inswinging yorker and he squirts it to long-off on the full

43.6

Umar Gul to Watson, 1 run, another excellent yorker and he squeezes it out in front of mid-off and sets off

End of over 44 (7 runs) Australia 206/4 (RR: 4.68)

    • SR Watson 96 (127b 6x4 2x6)
    • CJ Ferguson 19 (25b 2x4)
    • Umar Gul 7-0-32-1
    • Saeed Ajmal 7-0-24-1
44.1

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, no run, the ball spins and stops on him as he tries to push it to the offside

44.2

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 run, stays back and punches it to midon

44.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ferguson, no run, turns away sharply and he meets thin air as he shapes to cut

44.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ferguson, 2 runs, pushed to extra cover

44.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ferguson, 2 runs, dabbed to third man

44.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ferguson, 1 run

End of over 45 (6 runs) Australia 212/4 (RR: 4.71)

    • CJ Ferguson 24 (29b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 97 (129b 6x4 2x6)
    • Saeed Ajmal 8-0-30-1
    • Umar Gul 7-0-32-1
45.1

Umar Gul to Ferguson, FOUR, steps down the track, comes to the pitch of the ball and he drives it firmly past extra cover and mid-off, nice shot

45.2

Umar Gul to Ferguson, 1 run, Ferguson taps it to the off side and hesitates initially but goes through with the run

45.3

Umar Gul to Watson, 1 run, drives firmly down the pitch and beats the bowler

45.4

Umar Gul to Ferguson, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he clips it to the on side

45.5

Umar Gul to Watson, 1 run, shuffles and works it wide of square leg, he's on 99

45.6

Umar Gul to Ferguson, FOUR, that ought to have been stopped, Ferguson moves a long way across his stumps and glances him towards short fine leg who doesn't really give his 100% on the dive

End of over 46 (12 runs) Australia 224/4 (RR: 4.86)

    • CJ Ferguson 34 (33b 4x4)
    • SR Watson 99 (131b 6x4 2x6)
    • Umar Gul 8-0-44-1
    • Saeed Ajmal 8-0-30-1
46.1

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 run, That's his 100! Shuffles and nudges to square leg, it's his second in ODIs, he's played with lots of concentration against the spinners

46.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ferguson, 1 wide, really wide down the leg side

46.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ferguson, 1 run, full on the middle stump and he plays the reverse sweep to point

46.3

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 run, back of a length and tucked behind square on the on side

46.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ferguson, 1 run, gets on his knee and tucks it to deep square leg, they think of a second run

46.5

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, no run

46.6

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 2 runs, clips it to the vacant spaces at deep square-leg and they put a lot of pressure on the fielder

End of over 47 (7 runs) Australia 231/4 (RR: 4.91)

    • SR Watson 103 (135b 6x4 2x6)
    • CJ Ferguson 36 (35b 4x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 9-0-37-1
    • Umar Gul 8-0-44-1
47.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Ferguson, no run, too wide outside off and he gets away with it as Ferguson reaches out and chops it down to point

47.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ferguson, 1 run, the slower ball and he shuffles across and tucks it to fine leg

47.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, 2 runs, full and straight and heaved down to long-on, a better throw from Gul would have had Watson on deep trouble

47.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, 1 run, full on the offstump and powered down the ground to long-off

47.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ferguson, 1 run, makes room to squeeze out a yorker and the ball lobs off the pitch and drops towards short leg

47.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, 1 run, squirts out a yorker to Younis at short cover and they complete a sharp single

End of over 48 (6 runs) Australia 237/4 (RR: 4.93)

    • SR Watson 107 (138b 6x4 2x6)
    • CJ Ferguson 38 (38b 4x4)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 6-1-33-1
    • Saeed Ajmal 9-0-37-1

Two overs left, Australia should score at least 250

48.1

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, no run, goes for a huge slog and Ajmal cleverly drops the doosra and beats him

48.2

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 run, punched to the right of long-on

48.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ferguson, no run, he attempts a reverse sweep and nearly loses his footing as he tries to keep his backfoot rooted to the crease, Akmal whips off the bails and the third umpire takes a look, he was safe

48.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ferguson, no run, chips down the track and checks his shot

48.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ferguson, 1 run, drifts down the leg side and he sweeps to fine leg

48.6

Saeed Ajmal to Watson, 1 run, steps down the track and he punches him down to the covers

End of over 49 (3 runs) Australia 240/4 (RR: 4.89)

    • SR Watson 109 (141b 6x4 2x6)
    • CJ Ferguson 39 (41b 4x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 10-0-40-1
    • Shoaib Akhtar 6-1-33-1
49.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, 1 wide, strays too wide outside off, Watson tries in vain to get some bat on ball

49.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, no run, 147 kph, searing yorker outside off and he fails to dig it out

49.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, 2 runs, inswinging yorker on middle and leg and he forces it hard down to long-on, Misbah fires a flat throw to the bowler who whips off the bails, the third umpire takes a look, I think Ferguson is quite lucky to be there because it looked as if his bat was on the line

49.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, 2 runs, Dropped Watson bends down for a wild slog and mishits it to Gul at midwicket, he fails to get under the ball as he pedals backwards

49.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, 2 runs, he drills it to long-on and they take another chance with Misbah at long-on, the throw is wayward

49.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Watson, 1 run, makes room and squeezes it to the off side

49.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Ferguson, 2 runs, gets forward and drives just wide of long-off, it's another wayward throw and Australia get to 250

Australia will settle for 250 and this target will really test Pakistan's sometimes brittle batting line-up. The fielding wasn't really up to the mark. Watson played a special knock against the spinners. That'll come as good news for the Rajasthan Royals as well.

Join us in about 30 minutes for the chase.

End of over 50 (10 runs) Australia 250/4

    • CJ Ferguson 41 (42b 4x4)
    • SR Watson 116 (146b 6x4 2x6)
    • Shoaib Akhtar 7-1-43-1
    • Saeed Ajmal 10-0-40-1
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