Player of the Match
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    2.5 and Umar Gul is back and roaring for Pakistan in his first over, serving up ones that swing in and swing away, this one was angled in and fuller than the previous ones, swung in a tad as well, caught Watson on the pad again, and looks to be alright, have to wait for replays, hit in front of middle, below the knee rolls, most umpires will give them 12/1
    8.3 soft dismissal for Warner, leading edge pops up tamely to the bowler, closing the face a bit to try and work the fullish ball to leg, it straightens, Warner trying to check the push in the end, in vain, and Hafeez consumes one more left-hander 46/3
    3.2 and one more, Tanvir slows it up, curls it away appreciably again, fullish length has Hussey reaching out to that widish line, and extra cover accepts the dolly gleefully, Hussey was really feeling for that one way from the body, he was walking outside with momentum as he pushed 13/2
    10.3 hello, they continue to fall, and Pakistan are catching them all, Bailey goes down for the slog-sweep to a full delivery, and finds deep square leg, who leaps and takes it high, and safely 52/5
    9.3 maiden international wicket for Raza Hasan, Hussey holing out to long on as he did in the third ODI, trying to clear the man, takes a step out and lofts it hard, fielder was in from the boundary and took it above his head 51/4
    17.2 this is a demolition really now, skiddy offspinner from round the stumps, White playing from the crease, it hurries on from middle, brushes pad and strikes the stumps 81/8
    15.3 slog-sweep, from outside off, sails high in the air, and sails down to deep midwicket 72/6
    17.1 Maxwell falls too, now, he had looked very comfortable against Ajmal in the third ODI, has to go for it now, slog-sweeps hard, but only hits it high in the air to deep square leg 81/7
    19.1 wide ball back of a length from round the stumps, swung straight to long on 88/9
    not out
    19.3 sharp, sharp take from Kamran, give the man some credit for this, I say, Tanvir spearing it in full from wide of the crease, and round the stumps, Kamran is moving down the leg side alright, but there is a huge deflection off a thick inside edge, the ball is dying at Kamran's left foot, but he gets the gloves down in time, and pouches it as he tumbles down 89/10
    9 (lb 6, w 3)
    89 all out (19.3 Overs, RR: 4.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Shane Watson, 2.5 ov), 2-13 (Michael Hussey, 3.2 ov), 3-46 (David Warner, 8.3 ov), 4-51 (David Hussey, 9.3 ov), 5-52 (George Bailey, 10.3 ov), 6-72 (Matthew Wade, 15.3 ov), 7-81 (Glenn Maxwell, 17.1 ov), 8-81 (Cameron White, 17.2 ov), 9-88 (Pat Cummins, 19.1 ov), 10-89 (Ben Hilfenhaus, 19.3 ov)
    Mohammad Hafeez402426.0081000
    Sohail Tanvir2.301335.2092010
    Umar Gul401714.25120000
    Saeed Ajmal401323.25140010
    Raza Hasan401523.75100010
    Shoaib Malik10101.0050000

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number


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

Match Notes

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  • 'Not depending on Ajmal alone' - Hafeez

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  • Spinners help Pakistan crush Australia

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Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st30Imran NazirMohammad Hafeez
2nd14Imran NazirNasir Jamshed
3rd24Imran NazirKamran Akmal
4th22Shoaib MalikKamran Akmal