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733dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Spinners help Pakistan crush Australia

Pakistan began their warm-up for the ICC World Twenty20 with a comprehensive win over Australia in Dubai, where their spinners flummoxed Australia's long batting line-up

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Kamran Akmal
31(24) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 5 12 9 1 2
DA Warner
DA Warner
22(25) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 10 0 6 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Sohail Tanvir
O2.3
M0
R13
W3
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O4
M0
R13
W2
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

5 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

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
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Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

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