Result
1st ODI (N), Sharjah, Aug 28 2012, Australia tour of United Arab Emirates
198
(48.2/50 ov, target 199)
199/6
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran
Scorecard summary
Pakistan198(45.1 overs)
Australia199/6(48.2 overs)
end of over 497 runs
AUS: 199/6CRR: 4.11 
George Bailey57 (88)
Daniel Christian3 (9)
Aizaz Cheema7.2-0-38-0
Saeed Ajmal10-0-30-3

Presentation: Loads of prizes being give out. This could take the whole night.

Mitchell Starc is the Man of the Match: "There was a little bit on the pitch. We all bowled well tonight, full credit to out batters, it wasn't easy out there."

Misbah: "Bowlers have done a wonderful job for us. We should have scored 230, but our batsmen messed up. The spinners bowled well. We were 30-35 runs short. We're repeating the mistakes from SL."

Clarke: "The Pakistan spinners bowled well. Ajmal's quite hard to pick. We will look at footage of him and look to play him better. I thought it was a bit cooler tonight. I think we handled the conditions better tonight."

That's it from us here. Thanks for the mails. You can read the match report once it's updated. Cheers!

End of match: That ends an absorbing low-scoring contest. Australia really had to slog for this. To overcome Pakistan's spinners in such conditions is no joke, but Clarke and Bailey showed that it could be done, even if it meant using up 50 overs.

Pakistan will look back at this and point to the fact that they failed to bat out 50 overs. Who knows what might have happened if they had added at least 20 more? Their bowlers and fielders did the best they could. The batsmen didn't. Stay with us for the presentation.

48.2
1
Aizaz Cheema to Bailey, 1 run
Bailey fitting hits the winning runs by pulling a short one down to deep square leg, it's also Australia's first win against Pakistan in Sharjah
48.1
6
Aizaz Cheema to Bailey, SIX runs
That siphons off six! Top shot by Bailey, made room and used the extra pace of Cheema and lofts crisply over long-off

7 needed off 12. Is there room for another twist?

end of over 483 runs
AUS: 192/6CRR: 4 • RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 from 12b
Daniel Christian3 (9)
George Bailey50 (86)
Saeed Ajmal10-0-30-3
Aizaz Cheema7-0-31-0
47.6
Saeed Ajmal to Christian, no run
clipped to the on side and Bailey was off the blocks but he slipped
47.5
Saeed Ajmal to Christian, no run
full on the stumps and driven down to mid-off
47.4
1
Saeed Ajmal to Bailey, 1 run
flatter and it keeps a bit low, shuffled and clips with the turn to midwicket and brings up his fifty! A hardworking one under testing circumstances
47.3
Saeed Ajmal to Bailey, no run
excellent stop by Akmal at square leg, it was short and pulled, looked like a boundary ball

6 men in the ring

47.2
1
Saeed Ajmal to Christian, 1 run
misfield! Ajmal was over the wicket, punched down the track and Ajmal should have stopped that
47.1
1
Saeed Ajmal to Bailey, 1 run
stays back and clips him to fine leg, 9 away

Can Ajmal sneak in another wicket or two?

end of over 474 runs
AUS: 189/6CRR: 4.02 • RRR: 3.33 • Need 10 from 18b
George Bailey48 (83)
Daniel Christian2 (6)
Aizaz Cheema7-0-31-0
Saeed Ajmal9-0-27-3
46.6
1
Aizaz Cheema to Bailey, 1 run
full on the pads and pushed down to long-on, Australia ten away
46.5
Aizaz Cheema to Bailey, no run
clips it down to short midwicket
46.4
1lb
Aizaz Cheema to Christian, 1 leg bye
quick single there! The ball drops off his pads and they steal a leg bye, Bailey had to hurry and Tanvir collided with him as he tried to pick up the ball and lob it to the stumps
46.3
1
Aizaz Cheema to Bailey, 1 run
looked risky at first, he leaned forward and chipped it in the air over mid-on, he knew where the fielders were
46.2
1
Aizaz Cheema to Christian, 1 run
mistimed the pull along the ground and he picks up a quick single to midwicket
46.1
Aizaz Cheema to Christian, no run
full on the stumps and Christian punches it back down the pitch
end of over 466 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 185/6CRR: 4.02 • RRR: 3.50 • Need 14 from 24b
Daniel Christian1 (3)
George Bailey46 (80)
Saeed Ajmal9-0-27-3
Sohail Tanvir8-0-47-0
45.6
1
Saeed Ajmal to Christian, 1 run
clips a full delivery to fine leg and he's off the mark
45.5
Saeed Ajmal to Christian, no run
tossed up on middle and off and safely defended
45.4
Saeed Ajmal to Christian, no run
clipped to the on side
45.3
w
Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, OUT
Maxwell has thrown it away with a reverse sweep! Ajmal was bowling round the wicket, the batsman missed it completely and was struck in line with the stumps, not sure why Maxwell attempted this stunt yet again against Ajmal. But hang on...that pitched outside the leg stump, so Bowden didn't exactly get it right there
GJ Maxwell lbw b Saeed Ajmal 38 (53m 38b 2x4 1x6) SR: 100.00
Best performances - batsmen
MJ Clarke
66 runs (96)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
leg glance
35 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
31402151616
GJ Bailey
57 runs (88)
1 fours
1 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
leg glance
24 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
10851410712
Best performances - bowlers
MA Starc
O
10
M
2
R
42
W
5
Eco
4.20
JL Pattinson
O
9.1
M
0
R
19
W
3
Eco
2.07
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of United Arab Emirates
Player Of The Match
Mitchell Starc
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3299
Season2012
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-21.30 Interval 21.30-22.15, Second Session 22.15-01.45
Match days28 August 2012 - night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Billy Bowden
Zameer Haider
TV Umpire
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
Shozab Raza
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath