Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    41.3 carved away in the air. It dies in front of point, but Azam bends forward and snaps up a low catch. He claims it, and they go upstairs. It's a clean catch and a cramping David Warner walks back for 179, his best ODI score. No double-hundred for him, though. Slower short ball, cuts away from Warner. He reaches out for the ball and scythes it in the air. The opening stand ends on 284 284/1
    46.4 Juggles and takes it on the third attempt. Azhar has a wry smile. Head walks back for 128, acknowledging the applause at his home ground. Full and angling away outside off, Head eyes a leg-side slog, ends up skying an overhead catch to long-off. Azhar hangs onto it.... just 342/5
    41.5 Swatted away in the air. Wahab tracks the ball from mid-on, runs to his right, and plucks the overhead catch. But on impact his right knee got jarred in the turf. He collapses and winces in pain. Banged in short and outside off head-hunting ball, too high for a hook. Smith flat-bats it in the air and holes out 288/2
    44.5 Maxwell hits it flat and hard to Hafeez at sweeper cover. Full and outside off, Maxwell simply shovels it in the air with the bottom hand to the man in the deep. Dolly catch 323/3
    46.2 slower ball from Hasan. Full and cuts away from the left-hander. Wade aims to loft it, possibly down the ground. Ends up slicing a catch to sweeper cover 336/4
    47.6 slower short ball on the leg stump, Handscomb does not get enough power behind the pull. He can't manufacture his own pace. Holes out to Hafeez at deep square leg running across to his left. Wahab finishes with a wicket. He has done fairly well today even as his colleagues crashed and burned 351/6
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    150.00
    49.4 very full and outside off, shovelled with the bottom hand to wide long-on. Starc and Faulkner push on for the second. Nice, flat throw from the deep to Rizwan who breaks the stumps and catches Starc short 367/7
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    Extras
    11 (b 1, lb 4, w 6)
    TOTAL
    369/7 (50 Overs, RR: 7.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-284 (DA Warner, 41.3 ov), 2-288 (SPD Smith, 41.5 ov), 3-323 (GJ Maxwell, 44.5 ov), 4-336 (MS Wade, 46.2 ov), 5-342 (TM Head, 46.4 ov), 6-351 (PSP Handscomb, 47.6 ov), 7-367 (MA Starc, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Amir1007117.10245210
    Junaid Khan1006126.10278020
    Hasan Ali90100211.11119310
    Mohammad Hafeez704306.14212300
    Wahab Riaz1006216.20255120
    Shoaib Malik402706.75114000
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    2.4 gone! Full, swinging in, and it's so hard to drag your front leg away from those. He's forced to play across it, misses it by a long way, and he doesn't bother reviewing. I'd like to see ball-tracking anyway - seemed like there was just a bit of a chance it may have swung down the leg side. Nope. Hitting the middle of leg stump, it says 10/1
    24.4 Starc returns and bounces out Sharjeel. Wade sensibly moves to his right and tracks down the skier with the big gloves. Starc runs in hard and hits the deck harder. Rapid chest-high short delivery just outside off. Sharjeel is late onto the hook and skies a catch to Wade 140/2
    36.4 there's that swing again, from the stumps this time, and Hazlewood's taken the big wicket. Looks to play a pick-up shot over mid-on, and that late swing meant he only got the leading edge to it, and the ball ballooned up for a simple catch to mid-on. An excellent delivery to end an excellent innings 220/4
    26.3 good length and slanting away outside off, 147.4ks, Hafeez drives away from the body and sends an outside edge flying to the left of Smith. Starc comes back and what does he do? Takes two wickets in space of six balls and jolts the chase 145/3
    30.5 appeal for caught behind? Did that loop off the arm or glove behind to Smith running back and across to his right at wide slip. Skiddy short ball, leaps off the surface, angled in, Malik was probably not sure whether to duck or fend. In the end, he does a bit of both, and also takes his eyes off the ball. The ball pings his forearm and loops over to slip. Malik clutches his wrist in pain. Australia did well not to review it. The physio is out to attend to Malik 181/3
    43.3 looks for the wide yorker, Akmal goes deep in his crease and across with his back foot to try and slap it through point, only manages a top-edge to the keeper 276/6
    39.6 short outside off, and that's timed too well for Rizwan's liking. Goes for the slash, ends up slicing under the ball, and does it carry to Starc diving forward from third man? He himself isn't sure. They're checking upstairs now... Soft signal is out. Looks like he's taken it cleanly. Yup, out, and is that it for Pakistan? 246/5
    44.4 back of a length slower ball on off stump. Amir makes room to slog, ends up hitting the high part of his bat and looping high in the air. Maxwell, the fielder at cover, runs in from the 30-yard circle and completes a simple catch 282/7
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    49.1 and that is that. Yorker on middle stump, Wahab makes room to try and drive that through the covers, and he misses. The bails light up, to signal a 57-run win for Australia. Shoaib Malik, who retired hurt after being hit on the forearm, won't come out to resume his innings 312/9
    48.6 down the track comes Hasan, and Pakistan are eight down. Slowed it down, the tailender was through his slog well before it arrived, and then it spun away and offered Wade a simple stumping 312/8
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    Extras
    15 (lb 2, w 13)
    TOTAL
    312 all out (49.1 Overs, RR: 6.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Azhar Ali, 2.4 ov), 2-140 (Sharjeel Khan, 24.4 ov), 3-145 (Mohammad Hafeez, 26.3 ov), 3-181 (Shoaib Malik, ), 4-220 (Babar Azam, 36.4 ov), 5-246 (Mohammad Rizwan, 39.6 ov), 6-276 (Umar Akmal, 43.3 ov), 7-282 (Mohammad Amir, 44.4 ov), 8-312 (Hasan Ali, 48.6 ov), 9-312 (Wahab Riaz, 49.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc9.114244.58344030
    JR Hazlewood1007417.40276250
    PJ Cummins1006026.00276020
    JP Faulkner906016.66187010
    A Zampa906116.77202310
    TM Head201306.5021000

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia won the 5-match series 4-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.50 start, First Session 13.50-17.20, Interval 17.20-18.05, Second Session 18.05-20.35

Match days

26 January 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Long time coming

1981

Last instance of a Pakistan batsman scoring a hundred against Australia in Australia before Babar Azam. Zaheer Abbas scored 108 at Sydney

Consistent Sharjeel

3

Number of 50+ scores for Sharjeel Khan this series- Highest for Pakistan in any bilateral series against Australia

Wonderful Warner

6

Number of ODI hundreds for David Warner in 2016-17 - Joint highest for any season with Kumar Sangakkara who made 6 in 2014-15

Opening Act

17

Number of matches since Pakistan have conceded an opening partnership of over 100 in ODIs. Previously Jason Roy and Alex Hales added 102 in Abu Dhabi in 2015

High Scores

325

Average score for Australia at home since 1st Jan 2015 while batting first. They have gone past 300 nine times in 13 innings.