Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    25.1 he has pulled it straight to midwicket! It's a flatter one on a length, not really short enough and the batsman is not able to keep it down 126/1
    26.1 here goes another! Fuller and wider outside off, and all Sarfraz can do it slice it straight to point.. Another set batsman falls to a harmless delivery 130/2
    38.6 can't clear the field this time, gives an easy catch to mid-off! He charged down the track again to clear mid-off but gave an easy catch to Johnson at the edge of the circle 185/5
    33.4 one tight single too many! Maxwell does the job. That was pushed towards cover where Maxwell dives to his left, but doesn't collect it cleanly. The batsmen think they can run off the misfield, but the ball is only an arms length away from the fielder.. Maxwell gets there in no time and fires it at the striker's end where Misbah is comfortably short, despite a superman-like dive 159/3
    36.1 he strikes first ball in the new spell, with a soft dismissal! It was a simple and full delivery on off and Akmal simply chipped it straight to mid-off to be pouched by Smith. Time to finish the grapes in the pavilion 168/4
    not out
    43.4 wild swing, he connects with an edge and it's taken on second attempt at slip! It was another big swing outside off, Afridi got a thick edge and the ball was going over Smith's head. He leapt and got both hands to it, but it popped out and went to his left, Haddin wanted to get it too but Smith got it in the end with a dive 199/6
    45.3 missed it completely! It was a full delivery angled in towards middle and leg, Wahab looked to flick it with no timing and was bowled 203/7
    45.5 is he run out on debut for a duck? Indeed! He tucked the length ball to midwicket for a single that didn't exist. He was sent back by Fawad and Smith was too quick to throw the ball to Haddin who whips the bails off 204/8
    48.4 something has happened in the match, it's a wicket! From back of the hand again outside off, Babar waited for it to smash it on off but managed a top edge and it was taken easily by Maxwell near point 213/9
    49.3 Irfan has been beaten twice and he's run out! The slow leg cutter beat him after pitching outside off first as he tried to poke, Fawad wanted the strike but Irfan realised it too late. Haddin passed on the ball to Richardson who was near the middle of the pitch and took a couple of steps before knocking over the stumps as if Irfan was on another planet 215/10
    10 (lb 2, w 8)
    215 all out (49.3 Overs, RR: 4.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-126 (Ahmed Shehzad, 25.1 ov), 2-130 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 26.1 ov), 3-159 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 33.4 ov), 4-168 (Umar Akmal, 36.1 ov), 5-185 (Asad Shafiq, 38.6 ov), 6-199 (Shahid Afridi, 43.4 ov), 7-203 (Wahab Riaz, 45.3 ov), 8-204 (Raza Hasan, 45.5 ov), 9-213 (Zulfiqar Babar, 48.4 ov), 10-215 (Mohammad Irfan, 49.3 ov)
    MG Johnson1004034.00374030
    KW Richardson9.304314.52310140
    XJ Doherty1004414.40323100
    JP Faulkner702713.85252000
    NM Lyon1004014.00343010
    GJ Maxwell301906.3352000
    13.1 that would have gone for six if Irfan was not at long-on! Warner slog-swept the flighted delivery from well outside off down to long-on. It was surely going for six, but look who's there - Irfan. He jumps and takes a good catch well over his head with his arms stretched, which means the ball was about 10 feet above the ground 72/3
    3.6 beaten again, has he edged it! Misbah is reviewing it. It was outside off, Finch stayed back to defend it, the ball angled across after pitching on middle and the Pakistan players seem confident of an edge. It didn't look like there was enough evidence to overturn the decision, but there was a noise for sure when the ball passed the bat. Not 100% proof, but maybe enough for the third umpire 22/1
    6.5 edged and that's been taken by the keeper, good catch! It was short of length outside off, Smith went back to cut but it didn't turn and held its line instead. He got an outside edge and it was taken very close to the off stump by Sarfraz 39/2
    30.5 direct hit! Bailey is in trouble here. Bailey looked to hit that loopy delivery across the line, but Shehzad dives to his right at midwicket and makes a smart stop.. Bailey had taken off though.. he has to make an about turn.. and Shehzad has a direct hit too.. You see Bailey flat on his belly in the replay, fully stretched trying to make it back.. but he is gone.. Marginally short of crease. That would do. That is what Pakistan needed 157/4
    36.3 top edge! This could be the end.. it is the end! Maxwell goes for another slog sweep but this just a touch shorter for the shot.. it stopped on the pitch too! It swirls in the night sky .. but Asad runs all the way from first slip to short fine leg to take a smart catch.. 178/5
    not out
    not out
    15 (lb 3, w 12)
    217/5 (43.2 Overs, RR: 5.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Aaron Finch, 3.6 ov), 2-39 (Steven Smith, 6.5 ov), 3-72 (David Warner, 13.1 ov), 4-157 (George Bailey, 30.5 ov), 5-178 (Glenn Maxwell, 36.3 ov)
    Raza Hasan1006816.803310120
    Mohammad Irfan9.204214.50407000
    Zulfiqar Babar1015225.20376030
    Shahid Afridi1003603.60392120
    Wahab Riaz2.20703.0080010
    Ahmed Shehzad1.40905.4051000

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 2-0

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

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

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

The Only Show


Number of players who have a 30+ average and 120+ strike-rate after playing at least 25 ODIs - Glenn Maxwell is the only one

Getting It Done


Australia's win percentage when chasing targets of 220 or less - only South Africa are marginally ahead (78.4%)

Top Defenders


Number of ODIs Pakistan have won after scoring 220 or less batting first - more than any other team



Pakistan's lowest score batting first in 50-over game when both openers have made 50-plus scores

Afridi's low five


Afridi has made single figure scores in 5 of his 10 ODI innings in 2014

Sweet Sixty


Number of times before today that both Pakistan openers have been dismissed in the 60s - also in the UAE (at Sharjah)

Non-Akmal Landmark


Number of times in the last 10 years that a Pakistan keeper without the Akmal surname has scored an ODI fifty - Sarfraz became the first today

Long Wait


Number of ODI innings Pakistan went without a century opening stand till today

Dominating at 'Home'


Number of times post 2000 that Pakistan have not lost a wicket in the first 20 overs of an ODI against Australia outside the UAE - thrice in the UAE

Opening Salvo


Number of 50+ opening partnerships for Pakistan in the last two years. Only England, India and Sri Lanka have more

Starting Well


Number of times since 2001 that Pakistan have not lost a wicket in the first 10 overs of an ODI innings against Australia