Player of the Match
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329dThe 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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Best performances - Batsmen

SPD Smith
SPD Smith
101(118) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 34 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 3 18 6 19 22 12 21
Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal
46(57) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 3 2 10 11 0 10 10

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
MG Johnson
O7
M1
R24
W3
Eco3.42
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
O10
M0
R46
W3
Eco4.60
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

7 October 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

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"

36.3
W
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

36.2
1
Richardson to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run, makes room outside leg and heaves at this bouncer, which just clears Warner at mid off
36.1
4
Richardson to Zulfiqar Babar, FOUR runs, crashed through extra cover as Babar lofts it sweetly in the gap

END OF OVER:
36 | 20 Runs | PAK: 157/9 (99 runs required from 13.3 overs, RR: 4.36, RRR: 7.07)

  • Mohammad Irfan12 (7b)
  • Zulfiqar Babar7 (9b)
  • Glenn Maxwell6-1-29-2
  • Kane Richardson6-1-17-1
35.6
6
Maxwell to Mohammad Irfan, SIX runs, almost got him, almost, Irfan had another swat and sent it soaring to long on, Lyon takes it over his head, throws it up as he goes over the boundary, jumps back in, and leans to grasp it again, but it pops out and falls over the boundary
35.5
6
Maxwell to Mohammad Irfan, SIX runs, that is a massive blow, that is over deep midwicket and out of the ground as Irfan bends forward and slogs
35.5
1w
Maxwell to Mohammad Irfan, 1 wide, spins in down the leg side
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  • Need good domestic spinners, turning pitches - Misbah

    Misbah-ul-Haq has said that Pakistani batsmen struggle at times against quality spin because they are not used to facing it on turning pitches in domestic cricket

  • '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

  • 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

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