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Best performances - Batsmen

GJ Maxwell
52(37) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %59%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 4 1 0 17 10 4 12
Babar Azam
45(44) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
3 1 10 7 8 3 6 7

Best performances - Bowlers

NM Coulter-Nile
O3
M0
R18
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Shadab Khan
O4
M0
R30
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45- 23.10

Match days

26 October 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: @saurabh_42

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 136/8 (12 runs required, RR: 6.80)

  • AJ Tye2 (1b)
  • A Zampa0 (0b)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi4-0-35-2
  • Hasan Ali4-0-32-0

11.40pm That's it from us for this second T20I. Pakistan were the dominant team, and though Maxwell, and later Coulter-Nile, injected some excitement in the chase, Australia were always playing catch-up. When Pakistan batted, it seemed like they had been a little sluggish, but their bowlers were outstanding. Imad Wasim gave up only 8 runs in 4 overs, and the Australian batsmen were tied down from the start. By the time Maxwell found his groove, the asking rate had soared. Pakistan have now won the series, and the final T20I will be a dead rubber. This is Saurabh Somani, signing off on behalf of Sreshth Shah.

11.31pm Imad Wasim is the Man of the Match. "I've been doing it for a while, I enjoy bowling in the Powerplay. Today's wicket was different to Abu Dhabi, it was supporting spinners. I've been working really hard, even when I was out of the team. Credit goes to Azhar Mahmood as well (bowling coach), I've been working with him. I knew they weren't going to attack me, because they had six wickets left, so I thought I'll flight it. If the batsmen are hitting me with hard hands, I try to bowl slow, otherwise I stick to my basics."

Aaron Finch: "We were probably just a bit tentative in the Powerplay. Being six down last game, we tried to be conservative. And when Pakistan put the squeeze on you, it can get tough. They are No.1 for a reason. We'll come out in Game 3 and give it our best. All the chatter around was around the wicket and our positive intent. We allowed them to bowl a lot of dot balls, the pressure built and the run-rate goes from 7 to 9 pretty quickly."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "It's not easy to win 10 series on the trot in the T20 format. The way we have played and improved has been very good. We have improved batting, bowling and fielding, and our management and selection committee deserves credit. We have given confidence to all our players. I was confident of Shaheen bowling the last over, he may be inexperienced but he showed that he has the capacity to be a big bowler. He bowled well in a tough situation. The spinners are also doing well. Imad's arrival had brought good balance, and all the bowlers are doing really well, spinners as well as pacers. My strategy was to bring Hasan in in the fifth or sixth over, but seeing the pitch, I thought he'd work better later on that's why I brought him on late. I felt we played too many dot balls while batting, if we cut that down then we can get to 160-170. We'll try to give those on the bench a go in the last game."

Dr.Tahir: "Its really sad that there is no T20 WC this year. I would love to see this Pakistan T20 side play in a T20 World cup. It would have been some task beating them too. "

Mustafa Moudi: "None of Aus batsman had a S/R higher than 100 other than these 2, Specially the top 3 consumed 24 Balls(4 overs) extra than what they scored. Definitely, The main reason for their loss !!"

19.6
2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Tye, 2 runs, Pakistan have won the series, taking a 2-0 lead with one to play It's their tenth T20I series win in a row. The ball itself was on legstump and driven wide of long-on, but it's all academic. Maxwell is distraught in the dugout. Pakistan have won by 11 runs, and Sarfraz keeps his record intact - he's never captained Pakistan to a loss in a T20I series
19.5
W
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Coulter-Nile, OUT, fuller ball on the stumps and Coulter-Nile makes good contact, but sends it soaring to the man on the cover fence, and Asif Ali takes a few steps to his left and holds on comfortably.

NM Coulter-Nile c Asif Ali b Shaheen Shah Afridi 27 (17b 0x4 3x6) SR: 158.82

19.4
2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs, slashed away to third man and they can only get two. So Australia need 14 off 2 balls and it's all but over

16 needed off 3 balls, but the batsmen have crossed. Coulter-Nile needs some more clubbed sixes

19.3
W
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Maxwell, OUT, is that the match for Pakistan? Maxwell got it off the toe-end and it went miles in the air. Shoaib Malik at long-on kept calm, settled in under it and clutched it to his chest. No chance of the ball popping out. Maxwell's entertaining knock ends. And you'd think so do Australia's chances

GJ Maxwell c Shoaib Malik b Shaheen Shah Afridi 52 (37b 4x4 2x6) SR: 140.54

19.2
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, length ball on off at normal pace, he gets it higher on the bat to cover
19.1
6
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Coulter-Nile, SIX runs, that's hit the roof! tried for a yorker, and Coulter-Nile cleared his leg and sent it soaring up, up, up and away! That hit the top of the tier over long-on

23 needed off the last over, Shaheen to bowl. Sarfraz in his ear, Hafeez coming up with advice, they're all clustering around the youngster.

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11AJ FinchDJM Short
2nd8AJ FinchCA Lynn
3rd12AJ FinchMR Marsh
4th30MR MarshGJ Maxwell
5th1GJ MaxwellAT Carey
6th11GJ MaxwellBR McDermott
7th59NM Coulter-NileGJ Maxwell
8th2NM Coulter-NileAJ Tye
9th2A ZampaAJ Tye