Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
47 | 12 Runs | PAK: 254/3 | RR: 5.40

  • Misbah-ul-Haq76 (81b)
  • Kamran Akmal116 (115b)
  • BW Hilfenhaus8-1-43-0
  • B Laughlin7-0-48-0

Sorry for the confusion over the scoring. It's been sorted.

That ends a thoroughly professional chase by Pakistan. They have earned a consolation win and for once, their batsmen have done justice to themselves. Akmal and Misbah added 198 for the fourth wicket and as soon as they came together, set about ticking the runs away. They created opportunities, picked the gaps and constantly picked the singles, ensuring their stand was always above a run a ball.

Subhan, from Pakistan: "Its unbelievable how Pakistan chased today, truly amazing, is it the same team who failed to chase 200 on this pitch? Whenever there are talks going on for replacing Akmal, he comes up with such an innings.. Its better selectors tell him before every match that it will be his last match.."

We'll cut to the presentation.

There are a million prizes to be won. This will take all night.

Akmal gets his Man of the Match award. " Misbah encouraged me. We clicked at the right time. Misbah talked to me after every over."

Clarke is the Man of the Series.

Younis: "The spinners did the job for us first. It was a team effort. We were talking about rotate the strike before the chase. They finished very well. Kamran has always done the job at the top of the order. I have learnt a lot from the Aussies in this series about handling pressure. This is a young team and they are gelling well."

Clarke: "It was another great. Full credit to Pakistan. With 250 we were still confident, we let ourselves down in the field. Watson deserved his century. I will return home so I will miss the Twenty20. Few of the guys will have a round of golf tomorrow."

The PCB has given a special award of Rs 500,000 for Kamran Akmal. Very generous gesture. This shows how much this win means for them.

Thanks for your company. Do join us for the one-off Twenty20 on May 7 in Dubai. This is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

46.6
4
Hilfenhaus to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, Game over! Misbah gets forward to a pitched up delivery and chips him high over mid-on's reach
46.5
0
Hilfenhaus to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he bangs in the bouncer and Misbah fails to make contact on the hook
46.4
0
Hilfenhaus to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he pushes it hard to mid-off and yells at his partner to stay back
46.3
4
Hilfenhaus to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, yet another half tracker, he swivels and thumps it high over midwicket, nobody patrolling the area to stop that
46.2
4
Hilfenhaus to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, drops it fractionally short and Misbah gets into position early for the pull rolls his wrists and thumps him past the fielder who sprints from deep square leg
46.1
0
Hilfenhaus to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run,

END OF OVER:
46 | 14 Runs | PAK: 242/3 (9 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.26, RRR: 2.25)

  • Kamran Akmal116 (115b)
  • Misbah-ul-Haq64 (75b)
  • B Laughlin7-0-48-0
  • MJ Clarke4-1-27-0
45.6
4
Laughlin to Kamran Akmal, FOUR runs, this time he stays at the crease, comes to the pitch of the ball and drives elegantly through the covers
45.6
1w
Laughlin to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, slides wide down the leg side, wide called
45.5
0
Laughlin to Kamran Akmal, no run, he has a huge swing and a miss, he wants to finish this off now
45.4
4
Laughlin to Kamran Akmal, FOUR runs, this time ha backs away and goes squarer, he scoops it over backward point this time, it's the highest score by a wicketkeeper against Australia after Ken Wadsworth and Sangakkara
45.3
4
Laughlin to Kamran Akmal, FOUR runs, he makes room to a slower ball and scoops him over extra cover
45.2
1
Laughlin to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, swings on the pads and he clips it with ease down to deep midwicket
45.1
0
Laughlin to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full and swinging inwards, he pushes it to mid-on

Pakistan have taken the 3rd Powerplay

END OF OVER:
45 | 8 Runs | PAK: 228/3 (23 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.06, RRR: 4.60)

  • Kamran Akmal104 (111b)
  • Misbah-ul-Haq63 (73b)
  • MJ Clarke4-1-27-0
  • B Laughlin6-0-34-0
44.6
4
Clarke to Kamran Akmal, FOUR runs, tosses it on middle and leg, he gets on his knee and slog sweeps him just over the reach of deep square leg who leaps up, a few inches more and it would have been a six
44.5
1
Clarke to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to long-on
44.4
0
Clarke to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, rocks back and cuts it to point
44.3
1
Clarke to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, he sweeps it to fine leg and brings up his fifth ODI hundred! Akmal gets on his knee and does the sajda, Younis is on his feet

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2Salman ButtAhmed Shehzad
2nd44Younis KhanAhmed Shehzad
3rd10Kamran AkmalAhmed Shehzad
4th198Kamran AkmalMisbah-ul-Haq