Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Fakhar Zaman
73(42) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 4 5 24 23 10 0 7
Asif Ali
37(18) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 8 0 9 4 3 13 0

Best performances - Bowlers

AJ Tye
O4
M0
R35
W3
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shaheen Shah Afridi
O4
M0
R37
W3
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs | AUS: 149/7 (46 runs required, RR: 7.45)

  • AT Carey37 (24b)
  • AJ Tye12 (8b)
  • Faheem Ashraf4-0-30-1
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi4-0-37-3

Thanks for joining us. Hope to see you tomorrow for Zimbabwe-Australia. Until then, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye.

Sarfraz Ahmed: Credit to Fakhar. He was superb. Today's surface wasn't the easiest. Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik did a job for us too. Afridi has been part of the last two-three series, so we wanted to give him an opportunity. Glad he did well."

Fakhar Zaman is the Player of the Match for his 42-ball 73

Aaron Finch: We didn't get going all day, long way off with the ball and on the field, couldn't then get any partnerships with the bat. This was a 170 wicket, we let them get away, our fielding was sloppy as well. They stuck to basic plans and did well. You'd like to keep winning, couldn't but have a short turnaround time.

1.20pm Having beaten Pakistan comfortably in their first meeting, the Australians put in an unfocused performance, dropping far too short with the new ball after Finch sent Sarfraz Ahmed's side in to bat to allow Fakhar Zaman to fire off a succession of pull shots on his way to the highest score of the match. They then lost a series of early wickets to the late moving ball in the hands of Faheem Ashraf and the 18-year-old left-armer Shaheen Afridi.

D'arcy Short struggled upfront, denying them any momentum. Glenn Maxwell's woeful run of form meant there was just too much pressure on the lower order. Carey did his reputation no harm, but in the end, just not enough fuel in the tank. Faheem was excellent with the new ball, while Shadab and Usman manned the middle overs expertly.

Australia could've moved up to No. 1 in the T20I rankings had they chased this down, but they weren't let off the blocks by a very disciplined Pakistan attack that has now taken momentum with them into the final. What do Australia do? Make changes against Zimbabwe tomorrow or stick to their best XI, which clearly lacked the spark today, and try and win it comprehensively? Having completed their league engagements, Pakistan can enjoy the cold and relax for a couple of days in preparation for the grand finale

Misbah Uddin : "Comprehensive win after big defeat, well done Pakistan "

19.6
1
Faheem Ashraf to Carey, 1 run, makes room and squeezes the drive to mid-off
19.5
0
Faheem Ashraf to Carey, no run, chops this cut, on the bounce to the keeper.
19.4
2
Faheem Ashraf to Carey, 2 runs, squeezes out this yorker to long-on
19.3
1
Faheem Ashraf to Tye, 1 run, off a thick inside edge to this hoick, down to deep midwicket
19.2
6
Faheem Ashraf to Tye, SIX runs, muscled over cow corner. Banged in short, he got into position quickly and pulled him imperiously
19.1
0
Faheem Ashraf to Tye, no run, full and angling down, flicks pad on the way to the keeper

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st29AJ FinchDJM Short
2nd9DJM ShortTM Head
3rd11DJM ShortGJ Maxwell
4th18DJM ShortNJ Maddinson
5th8DJM ShortMP Stoinis
6th31MP StoinisAT Carey
7th25AT CareyAC Agar
8th18AT CareyAJ Tye