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)

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

Australia 58/1   SR Watson 21* (22b 1x4 1x6)   Shoaib Akhtar 4.5-1-27-1

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

Australia 83/2   SR Watson 40* (45b 3x4 2x6)   Saeed Ajmal 3-0-9-1

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

Australia 140/3   SR Watson 71* (87b 5x4 2x6)   Umar Gul 5.1-0-23-1

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

Australia 166/4   SR Watson 81* (107b 5x4 2x6)   Shoaib Malik 7.3-0-32-1





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Hours of play (local time) 15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30 Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

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