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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

1

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

Last hope gone?

37.9

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

Double delights

15

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

Above-par performance

50

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

5

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

5

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

0

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

What's par for the course?

236

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

Dropped!

2

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

Slow Warner

68.30

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

A dry spell

0

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

Steady 50-run stands

2

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

5

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