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Lee comes through first test

Brett Lee showed some speed during his return from injury in one of the few good signs from Australia during a heavy Twenty20 loss to Pakistan

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Kamran Akmal
59(42) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 1 7 7 19 1 16 3
SR Watson
33(14) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
6 0 4 0 2 0 1 20

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O4
M0
R8
W4
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shahid Afridi
O4
M1
R14
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.30 start, First Session 20.30-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

7 May 2009 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

A one-sided affair in the end, though it didn't look to be going that way when Watson was going strong in the Australian innings. But the spin of Afridi, and the accuracy of Gul saw to it that the Australians were kept down to a paltry score. Butt started well, but when both openers fell in fairly quick succession things seemed a little shaky for Pakistan. But Akmal was in prime form, and his counter-attack hastened the win, though one musn't forget the calm hand played by their captain Misbah at the other end. Stay tuned for the presentation.

A joint Man-of-the-Match award here, for Gul and Afridi.

Afridi: "I enjoyed my performance, and the pitch gave me good support. I experimented in the nets it the hard-work paid off."

Gul: "I practiced a lot with the old ball. Hopefully we'll win the World Cup after this."

Haddin: "We were outplayed, we weren't on our game. The World Cup is going to be totally different, but we have to improve. We've got a couple of weeks off before the World Cup, so that should do us good."

Misbah: "Afridi and Gul bowled superbly to bring us back in the game. Akmal carried his form superbly into this game after his performance in the last ODI, and we hope he'll carry this form into the World Twenty20. Everyone knows their role and it's going well."

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16.3
1w
Hauritz to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, fired in down the leg side, called a wide, sealing a comprehensive win for Pakistan
16.2
0
Hauritz to Shoaib Malik, no run, low full toss, bunts it straight to mid-off

Just one more needed now. Malik comes in

16.1
W
Hauritz to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Misbah falls with his team on the brink, short on middle, looked to pull it behind square, got the top edge that landed safely in the hands of Bracken at short fine

Misbah-ul-Haq c Bracken b Hauritz 24 (32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

END OF OVER:
16 | 11 Runs | PAK: 108/2 (1 run required from 22 balls, RR: 6.75, RRR: 0.25)

  • Misbah-ul-Haq24 (31b)
  • Kamran Akmal59 (42b)
  • NW Bracken3-0-24-0
  • BW Hilfenhaus4-0-20-1
15.6
1
Bracken to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full outside leg stump, clipped to fine leg to level the scores
15.5
0
Bracken to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, bouncer outside off, chases it from the crease, looks to upper cut it, misses
15.4
1
Bracken to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, on middle, swiped it to deep square leg, was looking to deposit that into the stands as well but didn't connect well enough

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17Salman ButtAhmed Shehzad
2nd6Kamran AkmalSalman Butt
3rd85Kamran AkmalMisbah-ul-Haq
4th1Shoaib MalikKamran Akmal