Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    39.6 and he goes next ball. Looks to manufacture a shot off a length ball angling into him. Wants to hit that over short leg, I guess, but it's the slower ball, and he's through his shot too early and hits it down the throat of Warner running in from deep square leg 163/8
    8.1 gone, gone. Full outside off, and Sharjeel has been struggling for timing right through this innings. Doesn't connect cleanly with his hit down the ground, gets neither the desired elevation nor placement, and he hits it straight to Maxwell at mid-on 38/1
    10.1 Whoops, not a great shot. Excellent length from Faulkner, inviting the drive without necessarily being driveable. Bowls it wide enough to entice Hafeez into the shot. Doesn't get his weight into it in time, is a little late getting fully forward, and only manages a thin edge 47/2
    25.5 Azam was looking so good, then he does this. A stroke fraught with so much risk with a slip in place. Back of a length from Cummins, seaming back in. Azam tries to steer the ball to third man for one. The inward movement helps the ball rap the glove and just lob to Smith at slip. An easy catch. But well bowled too. Got some bounce and extra oomph in his delivery. 109/4
    16.5 gone! Akmal has played another terrible stroke. What was he trying to do? Clear mid-on with a pull? Poor choice of stroke. Back of a length from Starc outside off, hustles Akmal for pace. Akmal tries to forehand the ball into the leg side but may have been too late to the ball. Splices the ball straight to mid-on, who takes an easy catch. Ooh, actually that may have been the offcutter. 79/3
    30.1 And a wicket, immediately. Bangs it in. Rizwan has to pull from over his right shoulder, and he takes it on, ends up skewing it high, and Marsh, running to his left from deep midwicket, takes an excellent catch. He reaches overhead with both hands, first, then the ball bounces out, and he manages to catch it on the rebound, with his left hand, while tumbling to the floor 129/5
    38.3 gone. Slower short ball, and Imad can't get any real power on this pull. Hits it high, towards Warner, who runs in from the midwicket boundary to complete a simple catch 158/7
    32.5 bowled him! It was threatening to happen all through this over, and Starc finally gets one in the perfect spot. Full, swinging in, not a yorker, though. Nawaz slogs and misses, Starc hits off stump 133/6
    41.4 another slower ball, another swipe from Amir, wanting to hit over the covers. He manages to hit it in the intended direction, but without the intended power, and extra-cover takes a couple of steps back and lets the ball fall into his cupped hands 171/9
    42.4 length ball, slower ball, wide of off stump. Wahab slogs, he has to. Wants to hit over mid-off, but again, can't get any power into it. Mid-off moves a few steps to his left and backwards, and takes a comfortable catch to wrap up a 92-run win 176/10
    not out
    14 (b 4, lb 5, w 5)
    176 all out (42.4 Overs, RR: 4.12)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Sharjeel Khan, 8.1 ov), 1-39 (Azhar Ali, ), 2-47 (Mohammad Hafeez, 10.1 ov), 3-79 (Umar Akmal, 16.5 ov), 4-109 (Babar Azam, 25.5 ov), 5-129 (Mohammad Rizwan, 30.1 ov), 6-133 (Mohammad Nawaz(3), 32.5 ov), 7-158 (Imad Wasim, 38.3 ov), 8-163 (Azhar Ali, 39.6 ov), 9-171 (Mohammad Amir, 41.4 ov), 10-176 (Wahab Riaz, 42.4 ov)
    MA Starc8.003424.25323020
    B Stanlake3.001304.33130110
    JP Faulkner7.013244.57233000
    PJ Cummins8.403333.80361120
    TM Head10.002802.80360000
    MR Marsh6.002714.50161000

Match Notes

Nine in a row


No. of consecutive ODIs won by Australia at home against Pakistan. Their last defeat had come in 2005. This is also their sixth straight win versus Pakistan in any ODI.

only the second


Centuries by Australia keepers at the Gabba before Matthew Wade. Adam Gilchrist had made 122 v SL in 2006.

Deja vu


Last time before this Australia lost half their side for a lower score in ODIs v Pakistan - also at the Gabba. They were 65/5 on that occasion

Three in Five


No. of ducks for Smith in his last-five ODI innings. He had two in 86 innings before that. His first-two ducks had come in 2011.

A first at the Gabba


Instances of spinners opening the bowling in ODIs at the Gabba before this. Mohammad Hafeez is the first spinner to do so.