Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.4 soft dismissal! He hits it straight to short extra cover, it was on a good length outside off and Hafeez stabbed at it, didn't go through with the shot and it lobbed straight to David Hussey, Hafeez's ordinary one-day form continues 20/1
    9.5 good comeback by Starc and better reflexes from Wade! Starc hit the deck harder this time to vary his length, there was extra bounce which Jamshed wasn't ready for, he tried to fend it off outside the off stump but the ball took the top half of the bat and Wade jumped to his left and took it 40/3
    6.1 and another soft dismissal! Chipped to mid-on, it was shaping in full on the pads and Azhar was looking to chip it over the on side, the trouble was the bat turned as he made contact and hence mistimed it, Johnson jogged to his right and caught it on the fall 28/2
    35.3 and the start of the Powerplay brings a wicket! Shafiq was trying to repeat the shot from the previous ball, made a lot of room to spank it through cover, Starc fired it full and on the stumps from round the wicket, Shafiq made no contact and lost his stumps 160/5
    24.4 Christian breaks the stand and Misbah perishes trying to be aggressive, Christian took a lot of pace off the ball with his offcutter, the keeper was up to the stumps to stifle the batsman, Misbah tried to hoick it over the on side and got a thick inside edge to the stumps 99/4
    41.1 Starc picks up five! Starc continues his round the wicket line to Umar Akmal, he sprays it full and wide and invites the lofted shot, Umar made room and tried to clear the infield but didn't get the elevation, straight to Bailey at cover 180/8
    39.3 very soft dismissal in the end! Starc pitched it on a good length from round the wicket, Kamran was trying to tuck it over the on side but he ended up playing it too early and tamely chipped it to Clarke at midwicket 174/6
    39.5 gone first ball! Clever move to bring in a slip because he has hit it straight there! Starc went back to over the wicket for Afridi, pitched it up on the off stump and drew him forward to drive, thick outside edge to Clarke, great captaincy and Starc has four wickets 175/7
    42.2 the decline continues! Poor shot by Tanvir, not sure what he was attempting there, made room and tried to scoop it over mid-on, miscued it and Hussey ran across to his right and took a simple catch 184/9
    45.1 well we didn't need the extra time after all! Pattinson fires it full and straight on the leg stump, Ajmal couldn't resist the big shot but played too early, the ball went straight through and pushed back the leg stump 198/10
    not out
    17 (lb 13, w 4)
    198 all out (45.1 Overs, RR: 4.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.4 ov), 2-28 (Azhar Ali, 6.1 ov), 3-40 (Nasir Jamshed, 9.5 ov), 4-99 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 24.4 ov), 5-160 (Asad Shafiq, 35.3 ov), 6-174 (Kamran Akmal, 39.3 ov), 7-175 (Shahid Afridi, 39.5 ov), 8-180 (Umar Akmal, 41.1 ov), 9-184 (Sohail Tanvir, 42.2 ov), 10-198 (Saeed Ajmal, 45.1 ov)
    JL Pattinson9.101932.07420020
    MA Starc1024254.20406010
    MJ Clarke30802.66100000
    DJ Hussey20904.5050000
    MG Johnson904314.77261100
    DT Christian803714.62232100
    GJ Maxwell402706.75111200
    3.4 swing and a miss! Warner will not want to see the replay, tossed up on off and middle and he was down on his knee slogging against the spin, missed everything and hit the stumps 13/1
    10.6 strikes in his first over! Poor shot by Wade, he tried slogging him over midwicket, looked like the wrong 'un, the top edge swirled in the air and Misbah ran across and took it very close to Afridi 42/2
    33.5 Hafeez has got the Big Fish! Trapped on the back foot and quite straightforward, bowls it flatter on middle and leg, Clarke was looking to work it away off the back foot, the ball skidded and hit his pads in front of the leg stump 121/5
    15.1 He's been given lbw and Hussey is reviewing it! Hussey is plumb in front I'm afraid, it landed on off and middle and straightened, Hussey was trapped on the back foot and the ball would have crashed onto the stumps, no inside edge, straightforward for Bowden 57/3
    17.6 the spinners have really pulled things back here! Caught at slip, after inducing an edge off Clarle earlier in the over Ajmal gets one off Hussey, Hussey didn't read the doosra, he was forward to defend and the outside edge went straight to Misbah at first slip 67/4
    not out
    45.3 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 184/6
    not out
    12 (b 1, lb 5, w 6)
    199/6 (48.2 Overs, RR: 4.11)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (David Warner, 3.4 ov), 2-42 (Matthew Wade, 10.6 ov), 3-57 (Michael Hussey, 15.1 ov), 4-67 (David Hussey, 17.6 ov), 5-121 (Michael Clarke, 33.5 ov), 6-184 (Glenn Maxwell, 45.3 ov)
    Sohail Tanvir804705.87254140
    Mohammad Hafeez1012922.90360000
    Aizaz Cheema7.203805.18213100
    Shahid Afridi1003713.70331000
    Saeed Ajmal1003033.00391010
    Azhar Ali301204.0090000

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number


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 days

28 August 2012 - night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Lower order not contributing - Misbah

    Misbah-ul-Haq has raised concerns over Pakistan's batting woes as the team lost its last six wickets for 38 runs during the first ODI against Australia in Sharjah

  • Australia aim to limit Ajmal's impact

    Australia's batsmen did enough to secure victory in the first ODI in Sharjah on Tuesday, but they know they will need to find a more convincing way to handle Saeed Ajmal throughout the rest of the tour

  • Conditions trim Australia's advantage

    Despite having an excellent record against Pakistan, an out-of-sorts Australia will be tested at venues that are likely to favour spin

  • Starc sets up hard-fought win for Australia

    Australia were grateful for the 29 balls given up by Pakistan as the latter half of their innings collapsed, using them to secure a meritorious victory in the first ODI in the heat of Sharjah

  • Wade concerns force batting re-think

    Matthew Wade's place in the Australian batting order against Pakistan may hinge on the outcome of the coin toss as concerns mount over his workload in the Sharjah heat

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

13DA WarnerMS Wade
29MJ ClarkeMS Wade
15MEK HusseyMJ Clarke
10MJ ClarkeDJ Hussey
54MJ ClarkeGJ Bailey
63GJ BaileyGJ Maxwell
15GJ BaileyDT Christian