Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
94(54) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 0 2 5 2 7
GJ Maxwell
74(33) 7x4 - 6x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 5 0 0 0 1 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Zulfiqar Babar
O4.0
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NM Coulter-Nile
O4.0
M0
R36
W2
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 3 Wkts | AUS: 175/10

  • DE Bollinger0 (0b)
  • Bilawal Bhatti2-0-36-2
  • Umar Gul4-0-29-2

7.05 pm Not too long for you guys to catch your breaths because the second game is coming at you in a few minutes. Thank you for your company here, This is Alagappan Muthu, wishing long live T20.

"The only thing I could tell my bowlers when Maxwell was batting was just go there and keep attacking and the spinners, like Zulfiqar Babar did really well," says Mohammad Hafeez. "Umar Akmal showed his talent today. He held his nerve very well. He attacked and that's what we wanted our boys to do"

George Bailey says "The start we had, 40 for 2, I'd have taken that. You just try and play your best bowlers and Pakistan's spinners bowled very very well and also Umar Gul in the death. Batting and bowling go either way, but fielding was in our hands and we've set high standards and we didn't do well today"

Umar Akmal is the Man of the Match He wants to thank his management because they gave him a free hand to play as positive as he could. He says they've trusted me to play at No.4 and he says it is his preferred position would like to continue building more innings.

Kushal Joshi: "That was a quintessential choke from Australia. First 10 overs 117/2, last 10 58/8. "

7.00 pm Hugs all around for Pakistan. They had the game for the first 20 overs, lost it in the middle when Glenn Maxwell was going beserk, but their bowlers would not give up. Saeed Ajmal laid his St Lucia demons to rest with a wicket and a terrific catch on the boundary and helped Pakistan over the line. Umar Gul and Shahid Afridi produced telling overs in the death and ensured Umar Akmal's belligerent 94 was not in vain. Do join Martin Crowe and Daryll Cullinan on Match Point which has already gone live

19.6
W
Bilawal Bhatti to Hogg, OUT, off goes the leg stump! Pakistan have held their nerve and record a much-needed win! They're back in the World T20. This was fullish and outside leg, Hogg makes room and looks for a loft down the ground, gets an outside edge that clatters into the stumps

Rana: "BILAWAL BHATTI; the one who disappointed in the start saves pak in the end"

19.5
2
Bilawal Bhatti to Hogg, 2 runs, fullish and outside leg, pushed through extra cover
19.4
W
Bilawal Bhatti to Haddin, OUT, holes out to deep midwicket! Pakistan have all but secured victory! Full and on the stumps, Haddin targets a slog to beat Malik, but he hasn't timed it well at all. The fielder runs forward and holds on to a good, low catch

19 off 3. Four men on the leg side boundary

19.3
1
Bilawal Bhatti to Hogg, 1 run, high full toss just outside off, tapped down to long-off for a single
19.2
W
Bilawal Bhatti to Haddin, 1 run, OUT, slower ball outside off, ends up a full toss which he drills to cover. Afridi fumbles, but he recovers quick enough to effect a run-out. Starc is the man who has to walk back, he was looking for the second run which was really not there. Might also have been a drop catch, but they get the wicket in the end
19.1
2
Bilawal Bhatti to Haddin, 2 runs, length ball outside off, Haddin powers it down the ground. One-bounce to long-on who does well. Couple and he's back in strike

Looks like Bhatti for the last over. He was massacred for 30 in his last over. Long-off, Long-on in place

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
94(54) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 0 2 5 2 7
GJ Maxwell
74(33) 7x4 - 6x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 5 0 0 0 1 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Zulfiqar Babar
O4.0
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NM Coulter-Nile
O4.0
M0
R36
W2
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Most runs by Nos. 4 in a T20I

168

Total runs Umar Akmal and Glenn Maxwell scored today, beating Ponting and Styris' aggregate in the first ever T20I

Powerplay performance

6.96

Pakistan's average run rate in the first six overs, the lowest among the top 8 sides. Australia are top with 7.98

Pakistan's poor starts

19.66

Their average opening stand in their last 10 T20Is. Strike rate of 103. No fifty-plus stands

Prolific v Australia

335

Kamran Akmal's run aggregate v Aus, the highest among batsmen. His strike rate is 143 and averages 47.80 against them

Win-loss in Asia

5-8

Australia's record in Asia, only Bangladesh have done worse (4-10) among teams in the Super 10

Mirpur toss stats

6-0

Win-loss record for the team winning the toss in Mirpur. The split between batting first and chasing is even - three each

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017