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Best performances - Batsmen

Nasir Jamshed
97(98) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 34 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
0 0 10 12 24 14 8 29
MEK Hussey
61(72) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 11 7 20 8 5 9

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O10
M0
R32
W4
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Junaid Khan
O9
M0
R52
W3
Eco5.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-21.30 Interval 21.30-22.15, Second Session 22.15-01.45

Match days

31 August 2012 - night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran

Presentation: The endless stream of awards continue...

Nasir Jamshed is the Man of the Match: "I was cramping towards the end. The captain told me to play my natural game."

Clarke: "I should have bowled first. Good third game coming up. Difficult to hold onto the ball but no excuses. Our middle order played well but we didn't execute with the ball."

Misbah: "Much needed win. Jamshed showed maturity and class. Bowlers did a wonderful job to restrict them. In this outfield it is difficult to restrict any team under 250, lucky toss to lose."

That's it from us here. It's been a really really long night. Goes without saying really. Catch the decider in Sharjah on Monday. Thanks for your mails. Cheers!

End of match: Pakistan enhance their good chasing record at Abu Dhabi. It was Clarke who won the toss and opted to bat, but it backfired because the dew was uncontrollable for the bowlers late at night.

Having said that, a deserved victory for Pakistan. A crucial DRS reversal proved the turning point as Jamshed wisely challenged the LBW early in the innings and went on to score an entertaining 97. He should never have been given out in the first place. Azhar Ali played with a relaxed frame of mind and Pakistan never looked in danger of folding up. Stay with us for the presentation.

43.4
4
Maxwell to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, Pakistan keep the series alive! Tossed up outside off and he reaches out and drives him wide of the diving point fielder
43.3
2
Maxwell to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, tossed up on the off stump and he drills it across the line and past midwicket, Mike Hussey charges from square leg and cuts it off
43.2
4
Maxwell to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, that's a neat slog, tossed up on the off stump and he gets on his knee and whams it high over midwicket, one bounce and four
43.1
1
Maxwell to Azhar Ali, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips it to deep square leg

END OF OVER:
43 | 2 Runs | PAK: 238/3 (11 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.53, RRR: 1.57)

  • Misbah-ul-Haq25 (31b)
  • Azhar Ali58 (85b)
  • DT Christian8-0-40-1
  • MG Johnson9-0-51-1

Morfi has an alternative view: "The lesson here is not just that they should not play cricket in humid conditions, but that teams should fulfil their cricketing commitments when and where they are due, so that such tournaments dont need to be squeezed in. It is a greater lesson for Australia to learn and rightly so."

42.6
0
Christian to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, keeps it outside off and Misbah opts to leave it alone
42.5
1
Christian to Azhar Ali, 1 run, reaches out to drive and gets an outside edge down to third man

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st66Mohammad HafeezNasir Jamshed
2nd101Azhar AliNasir Jamshed
3rd23Azhar AliAsad Shafiq
4th59Azhar AliMisbah-ul-Haq
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