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729dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia crush Pakistan by 94 runs

Australia began the series with one of their worst Twenty20 losses but they finished it with their second-best win in the format, crushing Pakistan by 94 runs in the dead rubber in Dubai

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
DA Warner
59(34) 1x4 - 6x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 1 5 24 15 1 9
SR Watson
SR Watson
47(32) 1x4 - 5x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 19 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 0 3 4 0 3 12 25

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Starc
MA Starc
O3.1
M0
R11
W3
Eco3.47
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PJ Cummins
PJ Cummins
O4
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
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

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-1

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

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

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

That is it from us for the moment for this series. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers

Hafeez accepts the series trophy, Umar Akmal wants it immediately, he gets it now, and Pakistan sit down to pose for the cameras.

George Bailey: "David and Shane set up an awesome foundations for us, and our bowlers backed it up, they were terrific. We certainly do [have a chance in the World T20]. It is about harnessing our talent."

Mohammad Hafeez: "My team were exceptional in the series, unfortunately we could not do well today. Warner and Watson came out with a plan and attacked the specialist bowlers. We came back with the ball later on. I was trying to give chance to some of the boys, this is a wake-up call for some of us for the mega event, we have to play our roles according to the situation."

Saeed Ajmal is the Man of the Series. Ajmal: "i have enjoyed bowling against the Aussies. We had a meeting that we needed to win the T20I series. We have had good practice and are looking forward to the World T20."

David Warner is the Man of the Match. Warner: "I got to go back and work on batting on slow wickets. Just about backing yourself and doing what you do in practice."

Pakistan make their lowest T20I total, equalling the lowest-ever by a Test nation, suffer their heaviest T20I defeat in terms of runs, and take the series. Warner & Watson, Starc & Cummins proving too much for Pakistan despite the late fightback with the ball. W&W putting on 111 for the first wicket in under 11 overs, and S&C reducing Pakistan to 19 for 5. Brydon Coverdale has his match report ready

19.1
W
Starc to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, got him, fullish and crashes into the stumps from round the wicket, Ajmal looking to work it to leg, misses, and the stumps are on the ground

Saeed Ajmal b Starc 1 (12m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs | PAK: 74/9 (95 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 3.89, RRR: 95.00)

  • Raza Hasan5 (12b)
  • Saeed Ajmal1 (4b)
  • Pat Cummins4-0-15-3
  • Glenn Maxwell4-0-12-1
18.6
0
Cummins to Raza Hasan, no run, again he is behind the line of a length ball angled in, and defends solidly, end of Cummins' excellent spell, he's come back strongly after that Super Over
18.5
0
Cummins to Raza Hasan, no run, full, slow and wide, pushed on the bounce to extra cover
18.4
0
Cummins to Raza Hasan, no run, right forward and smothers a pitched up ball to the off side
18.3
4
Cummins to Raza Hasan, FOUR runs, thick edge as he prods at a widish one that moves in, does not carry to White at wide slip
18.2
0
Cummins to Raza Hasan, no run, lets a wide and full go outside off

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
7Imran NazirMohammad Hafeez
8Mohammad HafeezNasir Jamshed
0Shoaib MalikNasir Jamshed
1Kamran AkmalNasir Jamshed
3Nasir JamshedUmar Akmal
17Abdul RazzaqNasir Jamshed
20Abdul RazzaqYasir Arafat
4Abdul RazzaqUmar Gul
4Abdul RazzaqSaeed Ajmal
10Saeed AjmalRaza Hasan