Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That is all we have from this match. Good night

George Bailey: "15-20 runs short with the bat, outstanding effort with the ball. Selling the batting a little bit short there, we were pretty good with the bat too. Started to turn a bit, our spinners were effective, good pace from the quicks, backed up well in the field. Couple of very quick balls tonight (from Johnson). Felt Richard had some nice pace as well."

Steven Smith is the Man of the Match. Smith: "Trying to spend time in the middle, get the ones and twos, hit the bad balls, that was pretty much my plan. That is what I have been working on (pacing my innings). That is what I was able to do, and the others batted around me. Hopefully few more opportunities (at No 3) and few more big scores."

Misbah-ul-Haq: "The kind of batting performance we have had, need to do a lot of things. Nobody is getting scores right from the top. That is a big worry for us. Need to come in the next game with a positive attitude."

What a thorough win for the Australians. It was supposed to be a trial by spin for them but so far it is Pakistan who are getting spun out. Lyon was outstanding on a turner, Maxwell chipping in as well and the pace of Johnson nipping out three too

Emad: "This is what you get for only playing against Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka...Absolutely zero chances in the WC"

Richardson to Mohammad Irfan, OUT, what a way to end, Irfan moved out, backed away and cracked this length ball to mid off, who threw it back at Irfan's end and caught him short

Mohammad Irfan run out (Warner) 12 (10m 8b 0x4 2x6) SR: 150.00

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Raising hope


Number of times that Pakistan have chased down 250+ against Australia despite being 5 down for less than 100 (in 1987)

Last hope gone?


Pakistan's average 5th wicket partnership in ODIs over the last five years - their best for any wicket

Double delights


Number of double-wicket maidens bowled by Australian bowlers in the last five years, including three by Xavier Doherty.

Above-par performance


Number of runs scored by Pakistan's second wicket. Pakistan's second-wicket average of 33.5 is the worst for any top-eight team in the last five years.

Against the odds


No. of times, in 25 attempts, that Pakistan have chased a 250+ target against a top-eight team in the last 5 years

Post-Ponting stats


No. of tons by Australia's No.3 in 46 innings after Ponting. Before that, 28 of the 30 tons going back to 1996 were scored by Ponting

A maiden one-day ton


No. of List A centuries Steven Smith had in 58 innings before today

What's par for the course?


Average score for teams batting first in a day-night game in Sharjah



No. of times Glenn Maxwell was dropped in his first seven deliveries - he was on 1 and 5.

Slow Warner


David Warner's strike rate today - his lowest for an innings of 40 runs or more in ODIs

A dry spell


Number of wickets Shahid Afridi has taken in his last six ODIs. He bowled 44.2 overs in those matches

Steady 50-run stands


Number of 50+ second-wicket stands for Australia, out of the last 15, scored at an SR of less than 70 - both were v Pakistan and involved Warner

Slow starts


Number of times, since 2001, that Australia have scored at less than three an over in the first five overs of an ODI against Pakistan