Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Finch
68(33) 4x4 - 6x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 6 9 0 6 7 20 20
Shadab Khan
29(25) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 2 0 0 16 4 3 3

Best performances - Bowlers

B Stanlake
O4
M0
R8
W4
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
AJ Tye
O3.5
M0
R38
W3
Eco9.91
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: @Cricket_Lama | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

12.40pm Finch's fifty has made light work of this 117 chase. But, it was Stanlake who had set up this victory with 4 for 8 - the second-best T20I figures for Australia. He ran in hard, hit the pitch harder, and hustled Pakistan for pace and bounce. He has brought Pakistan's eight-match winning streak to a grinding halt. This is also Justin Langer's first win as Australia coach. Do stick around for the presentation.

Billy Stanlake, of course, is the Man of the Match: We had a disappointing tour of the UK. Great for us to get a nice start in the series. My role is to be aggressive upfront and take wickets in the Powerplay and make it hard for the opposition to get on a roll. Hopefully, we can build on this. With the early wickets, Finch kept going with me. First time I have bowled out in one go. Finch was terrific in the field and with the bat.

Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: Toss is very important, if you lose too many wickets in first six overs, you can't survive in the match. Credit to Stanlake, he bowled with pace and bounce. Plenty to work on.

Aaron Finch, Australia captain: The tone the bowlers set with the ball on a pretty good wicket was fantastic. We've come here to win the series. We've been putting in plans, it did not come off in England. It was a pretty polished performance here. Richardson bounced back well and they just bowled aggressively and I hung onto some catches. At times, when you're chasing a small total, you try to break the game open.

Qasim: "The only thing I don't understand from this game is Hafeez opening. It's been a long time since he opened regularly. Him not being at his best at the top created the pressure to which all the rest succumbed. Other than this, this team is still number 1 to me. Don't judge the team on one bad day when they have played marvellously the past year and half and got to the top."

Yasir: "I have always said that any team that needs to gain its form back must play against Pakistan. All of a sudden you'll feel the difference. but vise versa is also true, Pakistan can crash any strong side just like CT2017."

Kabir: "It seems as the trend going in this tri series- Next match Zimbabwe are going to give a sound thrashing to Australia!!!"

That is that from this game. Hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Thilak Ram.

10.5
4
Shadab Khan to Finch, FOUR runs, Shadab tosses a legbreak wide outside off, Finch muscles it away in the air against the turn. Asif Ali at long-on makes a mess of it and drops the catch. The ball plinks away to the boundary for four. Sums up Pakistan's day
10.4
6
Shadab Khan to Finch, SIX runs, tossed up outside off, right in Finch's swinging arc. He ventures outside leg and clubs a six over long-off
10.3
1
Shadab Khan to Head, 1 run, clipped off the hips to square leg
10.2
1
Shadab Khan to Finch, 1 run, wrong'un to right-hander, spins back in, squeezed away for one
10.1
1
Shadab Khan to Head, 1 run, floated up and spins away, this wrong'un is dabbed away to short third man for one

adeel: "@Naseer its really funny when we see comments just after one possible defeat, they made 200+ in the last match they no1 still they need to learn about how to play t20? "

END OF OVER:
10 | 15 Runs | AUS: 104/1 (13 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 10.40, RRR: 1.30)

  • AJ Finch57 (30b)
  • TM Head18 (16b)
  • Usman Khan3-0-31-0
  • Shadab Khan3-0-28-0

MURAD BAIG: "Unfortunately, Just tune in and saw this disastrous performance from this Pakistani team. I have only one small reservation. I can understand Mohammad Amir is resting against team like Zimbabwe but verses Australia you are resting him?

9.6
2
Usman Khan to Finch, 2 runs, clipped off the pads to deep square's right

Thilan: "I don't understand, one loss on the cards and it seems Pakistan fans question every single decision that has made this team number 1 in this format as of current time. A touch reactionary considering this Australia T20 side has also been a successful unit this year."