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802dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Smith ton sets up big Australia win

Steven Smith embarked on this tour as a key Test player without a clear role in Australia's one-day side, but his first ODI century might change that. Smith struck 101 to set up Australia's comfortable 93-run victory over Pakistan in the first ODI in Shar

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'We have lost confidence' - Misbah

Pakistan have lost confidence as a batting unit, and need "one or two good innings" to recover it, their captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said

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'Teams doctor their pitches against us' - Bailey

George Bailey, the Australia ODI captain, has said that home teams "doctor" their pitches to prepare turners because they believe visiting Australian sides are vulnerable against spin

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