Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.1 and he's gone first ball! He slanted that full and wide, and he went hard at it but the ball sliced off the face of his bat and Ahmed Shehzad takes a good catch at point, diving to his right 0/1
    18.1 the breakthrough, Afridi does it, Warner backs away to pull, but hits it low to midwicket, who snaps it up happily 86/2
    44.1 charges out, Afridi bowls it full and wide, Smith reaches out and slams it straight to long off 216/6
    25.5 goes for a repeat, and Afridi does the star-man pose after taking a blinder. That wasn't quite as full, and it turned away and he hit it way up in the air. Afridi turned back from short midwicket and ran towards the 30-yard circle and tumbled forward as the ball dropped into his hands from over his shoulder 123/3
    32.1 this time he is gone, skips out, and lofts it, he didn't appear to be sure what to do with it, and appeared to have got a touch too close to the pitch, Irfan does not make any mistake as he slides to take it at long off 158/4
    40.3 a much fuller delivery and Afridi has another, but Faulkner will review, tossed up ball, dipping and drifting in, Faulkner pushes forward, the impact is pad first, on middle and off, ball tracker says that is hitting the inside of off, and Faulkner will walk back 196/5
    not out
    45.5 another one, he charges out, and wants to deposit this short of a length ball down the ground, but only hits it as far as long on 221/7
    49.5 Riaz on target finally this over, Johnson makes room, swings and misses, and Riaz hits leg stump with a length ball 253/8
    not out
    12 (lb 3, w 9)
    255/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.1)
    Did not bat: NM Lyon
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Aaron Finch, 0.1 ov), 2-86 (David Warner, 18.1 ov), 3-123 (George Bailey, 25.5 ov), 4-158 (Glenn Maxwell, 32.1 ov), 5-196 (James Faulkner, 40.3 ov), 6-216 (Steven Smith, 44.1 ov), 7-221 (Sean Abbott, 45.5 ov), 8-253 (Mitchell Johnson, 49.5 ov)
    Mohammad Irfan1023513.50424010
    Wahab Riaz1006126.10358040
    Zulfiqar Babar903513.88312100
    Anwar Ali805206.50163110
    Shahid Afridi1004634.60263000
    Fawad Alam302317.6620100
    2.2 goes for a swing and edges to slip! The length ball with room outside off made Shehzad drive hard at it, he got a thick edge and it went straight to Smith at second slip at waist height 9/1
    12.1 this is a strange dismissal, and Haddin has done so well to hang on to this, Sarfraz falls by the sweep, was through with the sweep a touch early as this offbreak spun in sharply from outside off, and it went straight to the keeper off the back of the bat, hit Haddin's chest first, and he clung on 59/2
    13.6 the short ball barrage after spin has worked, there is a clear sound as Shafiq shuffles and tries to play this bouncer down the leg side, and Haddin goes up immediately, was too quick for Shafiq, brushed the glove on the way to keeper 63/4
    12.2 and leg slip sends back Misbah first ball, two in two for Lyon, who pushes this through much fuller, Misbah nudges at it, and it flies off the inside edge to Warner's right, and he gobbles it one-handed 59/3
    21.4 Alam had let the pressure build and build, and now tries to force a cut, he was moving forward initially and wasn't in a great position to play the shot, Warner dives forward at point to send him back 90/5
    34.1 Akmal gone now, tries to deposit this length ball over midwicket, misses, and Richardson strikes middle stump 137/9
    23.5 Abbott has Afiridi as his first ODI wicket, short of a length again, Afridi has another big swipe, sends it soaring into the deep, there is a man on the midwicket boundary and he takes it safely 102/6
    29.6 that'll do, Johnson strikes with a pitched up delivery, Anwar tries to blaze a drive, only nicks it through to keeper 125/7
    33.1 Maxwell has another, dives to his right to complete the catch, Riaz leans forward to a flighted one and chips it back at the bowler 137/8
    not out
    36.3 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 162/10
    16 (b 4, lb 5, w 7)
    162 all out (36.3 Overs, RR: 4.43)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Ahmed Shehzad, 2.2 ov), 2-59 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 12.1 ov), 3-59 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 12.2 ov), 4-63 (Asad Shafiq, 13.6 ov), 5-90 (Fawad Alam, 21.4 ov), 6-102 (Shahid Afridi, 23.5 ov), 7-125 (Anwar Ali, 29.6 ov), 8-137 (Wahab Riaz, 33.1 ov), 9-137 (Umar Akmal, 34.1 ov), 10-162 (Mohammad Irfan, 36.3 ov)
    MG Johnson712433.42323030
    KW Richardson6.312213.38282020
    JP Faulkner2020010.0052110
    SA Abbott502515.00153000
    NM Lyon1023323.30363000
    GJ Maxwell612924.83240310

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number


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

Match Notes

  • '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

  • Fawad Alam, the trend-setter

    Plays of the day from the first ODI between Pakistan and Australia in Sharjah

  • 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


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