Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6.4 taken at slip! A touch shorter, a touch closer to off stump. Shehzad got back and was trying to cut it away but ends up offering a sharp catch to Finch off an outside edge 33/4
    2.3 he's been trying to force the pace and perishes in the attempt. A swat to mid-off where Richardson picks up a smart catch low to his right. The short ball seemed to hold up on the pitch and he was falling away to the leg side as he sought to bludgeon the ball square on the off side. All he ended up was lobbing it down the ground 13/1
    2.6 he's not the only one, Uzair! Runs down the track after just three balls faced. This doesn't seem like the pitch to do that and Maxwell makes him pay. The tossed up delivery grips and turns right across his ugly slog and Haddin does the rest. Amin tries his hardest to stretch his back leg to safety but he has lunged too far down the track 13/2
    4.3 timberrrrr! Again his footwork does not afford him enough balance. This ball was a little too full and he got a little too close to it and then drives outside the line. Almost yorked himself as the ball turned from off stump to hit the target 23/3
    25
    46
    32
    0
    0
    78.12
    15.6 jumps down the track while making room for himself, Starc saw him coming and slung in the yorker on the base of off stump. Hits his target and Australlia huddle up again. Finch claps in earnest as Nasim departs. He wants to go for the kill 71/8
    7.5 why would he play that?! Threw his bat at a length ball like it was the last one he might ever play and skies it. It's a swirlier. Shoots up into the Dubai sky but it's no match for a coolly back-tracking Warner from mid-off 36/5
    9.4 well, this should help soothe the pain. Fires it in full on off stump, Afridi plans his front leg down and goes for a heave. Misses. Hit in front and the umpire sends him packing 46/6
    12.3 oh dear, that's not a wicket-taking delivery. it was short, it had width. It should have been cut and sent screaming away to the boundary. But instead he looks to pull, and he wants to pull so very very hard. Almost went off his feet there and after all that effort and he ends up miscues it to mid-on 57/7
    18.2 that's the slower ball off the back of the hand, Wahab gets down on one knee for a big mow over midwicket. The slowness of the pitch though produces a top edge that soars into the air. Mitchell Start from square leg runs to his right, he has enough time considering how long that hung in the air. But this is by no means a simple catch. Judges it extremely well and pulls it off with a full-length dive 86/9
    not out
    13
    16
    13
    1
    0
    100.00
    not out
    1
    7
    3
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    20 (lb 7, w 13)
    TOTAL
    96/9 (20 Overs, RR: 4.80)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Awais Zia, 2.3 ov), 2-13 (Umar Amin, 2.6 ov), 3-23 (Sohaib Maqsood, 4.3 ov), 4-33 (Ahmed Shehzad, 6.4 ov), 5-36 (Umar Akmal, 7.5 ov), 6-46 (Shahid Afridi, 9.4 ov), 7-57 (Anwar Ali, 12.3 ov), 8-71 (Saad Nasim, 15.6 ov), 9-86 (Wahab Riaz, 18.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    GJ Maxwell301334.33120020
    MA Starc401714.25182010
    CJ Boyce401022.50150000
    KW Richardson301314.3381000
    SA Abbott301715.6660020
    SPD Smith10404.0020000
    JP Faulkner201517.5021000
  • BATSMEN
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    not out
    53
    58
    39
    4
    3
    135.89
    2.3 goes for a sweep, but he hasn't controlled it properly. "Catch it," everyone cries and Mohammad Irfan at short fine leg does not disappoint. Dubai is up and buzzing. A top edge removes the Australia captain 11/1
    5.2 Welcome back, Star Man. Although this one isn't quite stationary. This time the quicker ball does the batsman. It came in off the deck to catch Maxi, who was possibly hoping to cut a length ball away, napping. The adjustment to hit down the ground isn't quick enough. Struck on the knee-roll and in front of off stump. 38/2
    6.4 ooohh, another one! Pakistan are making a fist of this. Smith is livid at affording them the opportunity. He ran down the track and went for another whip, this time in front of the wicket. Wahab, at mid-on, takes a couple of steps to his left, dives and holds on to an important catch 42/3
    8.4 goes for a pull, it's not short enough for the pull and he was dragging it from a shade outside off as well. It sails up into the Dubai sky. Sohaib Maqsood runs to his right from slip and holds on! 56/4
    not out
    7
    23
    13
    0
    0
    53.84
    Extras
    6 (lb 4, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    97/4 (14 Overs, RR: 6.92)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (AJ Finch, 2.3 ov), 2-38 (GJ Maxwell, 5.2 ov), 3-42 (SPD Smith, 6.4 ov), 4-56 (PJ Hughes, 8.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Raza Hasan401724.25172000
    Mohammad Irfan2020010.0054000
    Shahid Afridi401714.25141010
    Wahab Riaz201517.5051100
    Saad Nasim1012012.0021100
    Sohaib Maqsood1012012.0010101

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia won the one-off match

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

5 October 2014 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

they all count

10

Number of times, in previous T20Is between top-10 teams, that a team has won despite 4 of the top 6 making single figures.

Wickets galore

8

Number of times that 10 or more wickets have fallen in the first 10 overs of either innings (6 Pak and 4 Aus) in a T20I

Unlikely.

1

Number of times that a top-10 team has failed to achieve a target of less than 100 (SL v SA in the 2012 World T20)

Déjà vu

2012

The last time Pakistan lost 6 wickets in the first 10 overs was also at Dubai, and against Australia (2012)

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