Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Australia paced their innings perfectly, first with the stand between Hopes and Watson, and then between Symonds and Clarke. Two quick wickets, one to Ajmal and the other to Afridi, put the two teams on even terms at one stage but a fluent Symonds, supported by a shaky, yet determined Clarke saw Australia through. The spinners, particularly Ajmal, were dealt with much better, though their variations were not up for display as often as they were in the first match. Clarke and Symonds used their feet to spin, something that was absent in the first game, and in the end, got home fairly easily. We'll get back to you with the details from the presentation shortly .

Some cash-prizes being given away. Unimportant ones, for hitting the board, for the number of fours struck etc. Andrew Symonds, unsurprisingly, is the Man of the Match.

Symonds: "It's a difficult wicket, a bit two-paced. We had a couple of partnerships that held us together. I had a bit of time to practice my batting, so it all went well today."

Younis Khan: "They had some good partnerships, while we had very few of those. If we had around 230-240, it could have been close. Today there was quite a bit of dew as well, which didn't help much."

Michael Clarke: "Better feeling today. We did well to restrict them, the bowlers did a fantastic job. We started well with James Hopes and Shane Watson chipping in well."

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Shoaib Malik to Ferguson, 1 run, pushed down the ground wide of mid-on for a single, and the series is level 1-1

Scores level now, a convincing win this. Malik comes on

45 | 5 Runs | AUS: 207/4 (1 run required from 30 balls, RR: 4.60, RRR: 0.20)

  • MJ Clarke39 (72b)
  • CJ Ferguson9 (10b)
  • Iftikhar Anjum9-0-32-0
  • Shahid Afridi10-0-38-2
Iftikhar Anjum to Clarke, FOUR runs, just a fraction overpitched and he cashes in, plants his foot forward and punches it firmly down the ground to beat mid-off to the boundary
Iftikhar Anjum to Clarke, no run, held it back, short of a good length on the off, dabbed to cover

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st16BJ HaddinJR Hopes
2nd77JR HopesSR Watson
3rd0MJ ClarkeJR Hopes
4th90A SymondsMJ Clarke
5th25MJ ClarkeCJ Ferguson