Only T20I: Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), May 7, 2009
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
7 May 2009 (20-over match)
  Australia innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Umar Gul 33 14 5 0 235.71
4.1 looked out but did he get an inside edge? Full on middle and leg, tried to force it through the leg side, is hit on the pads but replays showed he nicked it 42/1
View dismissal BJ Haddin*† c Umar Gul b Shoaib Malik 24 27 2 0 88.88
10.3 Five down, slightly quicker through the air, bowled on middle, charged down the track to clear long-off, the bat turned in his hand as he went for it and ended miscuing it straight to Gul at long-on 73/5
View dismissal JR Hopes lbw b Shahid Afridi 6 9 0 0 66.66
7.1 wicket first ball, no doubt about this one, went on straight, Hopes went for the slog-sweep, missed, and was struck in line with leg stump on the back leg 61/2
View dismissal A Symonds lbw b Shahid Afridi 0 1 0 0 0.00
7.2 gone first ball and he's on a hatrick! Straighter one again, holding its line, bowled on middle, he's half-forward and just dabs at it playing for the spin, misses and is struck dead in front of middle 61/3
View dismissal DJ Hussey b Shahid Afridi 4 11 0 0 36.36
9.3 chopped it on!! Pakistan are on top, gave it some air, landed short, drifted into the batsman, went for the cut, got an inside edge straight onto the stumps, Afridi has three! 69/4
View dismissal CJ Ferguson st †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Malik 8 9 0 0 88.88
12.4 missed a straight one, expected it to spin in and pushed at it hard, beat the outside edge but Akmal was quick with his hands, taking off the bails with Ferguson's foot still in the air 85/6
View dismissal MJ North b Umar Gul 20 21 1 0 95.23
18.1 timber!! Straight on middle, had some movement on it as well, North was into the shot a little too early as he tried to hoick that over midwicket, missed, and the stumps were pegged back 105/9
View dismissal NM Hauritz c Shoaib Malik b Umar Gul 2 7 0 0 28.57
14.3 gone! Back of a length outside off, opened the face and sliced it straight to Shoaib Malik at point, the slide continues 94/7
View dismissal B Lee b Umar Gul 0 3 0 0 0.00
14.6 an inswinger, in the slot on middle and he failed to get his bat down in time, drove at it but it was too quick, middle and leg take a beating 94/8
NW Bracken not out 3 11 0 0 27.27
View dismissal BW Hilfenhaus c Shahid Afridi b Saeed Ajmal 2 8 0 0 25.00
19.5 stopped on him a little, tried to turn it away into the leg side, mistimed it to lob it straight to Afridi on the circle at midwicket 108/10
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 2) 6
  Total (all out; 19.5 overs) 108 (5.44 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Shoaib Akhtar 2 0 18 0 9.00 5 2 0 (1nb)
  Sohail Tanvir 3 0 32 0 10.66 4 4 0 (1nb)
View wickets Umar Gul 4 0 8 4 2.00 18 0 0 (1w)
4.1 to Watson, looked out but did he get an inside edge? Full on middle and leg, tried to force it through the leg side, is hit on the pads but replays showed he nicked it 42/1
14.3 to Hauritz, gone! Back of a length outside off, opened the face and sliced it straight to Shoaib Malik at point, the slide continues 94/7
14.6 to Lee, an inswinger, in the slot on middle and he failed to get his bat down in time, drove at it but it was too quick, middle and leg take a beating 94/8
18.1 to North, timber!! Straight on middle, had some movement on it as well, North was into the shot a little too early as he tried to hoick that over midwicket, missed, and the stumps were pegged back 105/9
View wicket Saeed Ajmal 3.5 0 19 1 4.95 10 1 0
19.5 to Hilfenhaus, stopped on him a little, tried to turn it away into the leg side, mistimed it to lob it straight to Afridi on the circle at midwicket 108/10
View wickets Shahid Afridi 4 1 14 3 3.50 14 1 0
7.1 to Hopes, wicket first ball, no doubt about this one, went on straight, Hopes went for the slog-sweep, missed, and was struck in line with leg stump on the back leg 61/2
7.2 to Symonds, gone first ball and he's on a hatrick! Straighter one again, holding its line, bowled on middle, he's half-forward and just dabs at it playing for the spin, misses and is struck dead in front of middle 61/3
9.3 to Hussey, chopped it on!! Pakistan are on top, gave it some air, landed short, drifted into the batsman, went for the cut, got an inside edge straight onto the stumps, Afridi has three! 69/4
View wickets Shoaib Malik 3 0 14 2 4.66 7 0 0
10.3 to Haddin, Five down, slightly quicker through the air, bowled on middle, charged down the track to clear long-off, the bat turned in his hand as he went for it and ended miscuing it straight to Gul at long-on 73/5
12.4 to Ferguson, missed a straight one, expected it to spin in and pushed at it hard, beat the outside edge but Akmal was quick with his hands, taking off the bails with Ferguson's foot still in the air 85/6
  Pakistan innings (target: 109 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Salman Butt c Hopes b Hilfenhaus 16 12 3 0 133.33
3.6 two down! Short and wide, came down the track while making room simultaneously, slashed it hard but straight to Hopes at backward point who reached well to snap a sharp one 23/2
View dismissal Ahmed Shehzad c sub (B Laughlin) b Lee 4 12 1 0 33.33
2.5 banged in short on middle, went for the pull, mistimed it wide of midwicket, hit the high end of the bat and Laughlin dived full length to his left to pluck falling to his left. Shehzad stayed his ground to wait and check if he grassed it while making contact with the ground, but replays suggest the catch was clean 17/1
Kamran Akmal not out 59 42 5 3 140.47
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Bracken b Hauritz 24 32 1 0 75.00
16.1 Misbah falls with his team on the brink, short on middle, looked to pull it behind square, got the top edge that landed safely in the hands of Bracken at short fine 108/3
Shoaib Malik not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (w 5, nb 1) 6
  Total (3 wickets; 16.2 overs) 109 (6.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket B Lee 4 0 22 1 5.50 13 3 0 (1nb)
2.5 to Ahmed Shehzad, banged in short on middle, went for the pull, mistimed it wide of midwicket, hit the high end of the bat and Laughlin dived full length to his left to pluck falling to his left. Shehzad stayed his ground to wait and check if he grassed it while making contact with the ground, but replays suggest the catch was clean 17/1
  NW Bracken 3 0 24 0 8.00 8 2 1 (2w)
View wicket BW Hilfenhaus 4 0 20 1 5.00 13 2 0
3.6 to Salman Butt, two down! Short and wide, came down the track while making room simultaneously, slashed it hard but straight to Hopes at backward point who reached well to snap a sharp one 23/2
View wicket NM Hauritz 3.2 0 20 1 6.00 9 2 0 (1w)
16.1 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Misbah falls with his team on the brink, short on middle, looked to pull it behind square, got the top edge that landed safely in the hands of Bracken at short fine 108/3
  JR Hopes 2 0 23 0 11.50 4 1 2 (2w)

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to field
Series - Pakistan won the one-off match
T20I debuts - NM Hauritz and MJ North (Australia); Ahmed Shehzad and Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan)
Players of the match - Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) and Umar Gul (Pakistan)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Zameer Haider (Pakistan)
TV umpire - Nadeem Ghauri (Pakistan)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 5.5 overs (37 balls), Extras 3
    • Australia: 100 runs in 16.6 overs (105 balls), Extras 6
    • Innings Break: Australia - 108/10 in 19.5 overs (NW Bracken 3)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (56 balls), Extras 3
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (Kamran Akmal 32, Misbah-ul-Haq 18, Ex 1)
    • Kamran Akmal: 50 off 38 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 15.2 overs (97 balls), Extras 5
 
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