Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That is it from us for this game. The second T20I is on Friday at 8 pm local time. Join us then. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers

Bailey: "Completely outplayed. The pitch was a little bit slow, but the top order need to bat for longer and score more runs, that is the name of the game in T20. We are working towards the World T20, and this is the first step towards that."

Mohammad Hafeez is the Man of the Match. Hafeez: "Great team effort. Bowlers stuck to their plans, Raza Hasan showed a lot of character for a debutant."

Ten Cricket inform us that this is Australia's heaviest T20I defeat ever, in terms of balls remaining. They had hardly anything to defend really, after their second-worst batting performance in T20Is. Can't even put it down to the new arrivals being rusty in alien conditions. Six of the top eight played in the ODI series. Top performance from Pakistan though. They were intense in the field and with the ball right through the 20 overs.

14.5
4
Watson to Shoaib Malik, FOUR runs, that is it then, pitched up and swinging in a bit around off, and Malik lofts it with a very straight followthrough high over mid on
14.4
0
Watson to Shoaib Malik, no run, finds extra cover with a punch now
14.3
0
Watson to Shoaib Malik, no run, defends a good length ball solidly to extra cover
14.2
0
Watson to Shoaib Malik, no run, cuts one widish outside off to cover
14.1
2
Watson to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, swivels to a sharp back of a length ball and gets the pull over midwicket

END OF OVER:
14 | 12 Runs | PAK: 84/3 (6 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 1.00)

  • Kamran Akmal31 (24b)
  • Shoaib Malik3 (9b)
  • Cameron White1-0-12-0
  • Shane Watson2-0-3-1
13.6
2
White to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, he has played this shot at will all innings, another full one lofted inside out over extra cover
13.5
2
White to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, mistimes a pull in the air down to deep midwicket
13.4
4
White to Kamran Akmal, FOUR runs, that has been slammed high over extra cover, with the spin, full one tossed up ball, Kamran reaches to the pitch and opens the face even as he gets a lot of power in the shot
13.3
2
White to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, flat and shortish, he backs away and slaps it past extra cover, sweeper cuts it off
13.2
1
White to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, punched down towards long off
13.1
1
White to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, false stroke first ball, opens up to try and clobber it over midwicket, top-edge weakly spoons up towards vacant mid off

Tim: "Why has it taken Bailey so long to bring on Watson? Bad captaincy."

White on to bowl now

END OF OVER:
13 | 2 Runs | PAK: 72/3 (18 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.53, RRR: 2.57)

  • Shoaib Malik2 (8b)
  • Kamran Akmal20 (19b)
  • Shane Watson2-0-3-1
  • Xavier Doherty3-0-12-0
12.6
0
Watson to Shoaib Malik, no run, comes in slightly from back of a length, guided to point

Maria: "Spare them Bilal, in the name of batting practice."

12.5
1
Watson to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, walks out and drives a low full toss to long off
12.4
0
Watson to Kamran Akmal, no run, length ball punched from the crease to mid on
12.3
0
Watson to Kamran Akmal, no run, beats the outside edge now, straightens it from a good length, Kamran goes pushing at it
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Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
30Imran NazirMohammad Hafeez
14Imran NazirNasir Jamshed
24Imran NazirKamran Akmal
22Shoaib MalikKamran Akmal