Player of the Match
Player of the Match

11.35am Pakistan's eight-match winning streak in T20Is is under serious threat. It was Billy Stanlake who ripped through Pakistan's batting line-up with pace and bounce. He claimed 4 for 8 in an uninterrupted opening burst with the new ball to expose the middle order to the change bowlers. Andrew Tye then made light work of the tail. That Pakistan have something to bowl at is down to Shadab's cameo. He has plenty to do with the ball. We will be back shortly for the chase.

Anup: "3 wickets in one over? Did Tye read my previous comment? I should have asked him a few games earlier! ;)"

Rehanr: "With the bowling attack Pakistan has, game is still on. Hafeez should attack along with Hassan Ali "

Ammar Iqbal: "Pakistan team getting a run for their money today after a long time..."

19.5
W
Tye to Mohammad Nawaz, OUT, Tye wraps Pakistan up for 116! Very full on middle and leg, not quite a yorker, Nawaz gets under the length. He swings, gets more height as opposed to distance. Agar sprints in from long-on, dives forward, and snaffles it

Mohammad Nawaz c Agar b Tye 6 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

19.4
W
Tye to Hasan Ali, OUT, full-toss, wide outside off, Hasan Ali throws his bat at the ball and smears it straight to deep point. He holes out for a duck on his 24th birthday

Hasan Ali c Agar b Tye 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

ASHISH RAINA: "Death overs is what Tye has made his living of."

19.4
1w
Tye to Hasan Ali, 1 wide, off-side wide

Hasan Ali

19.3
1
Tye to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, leg-stump yorker, dug out through the off side for one

Ali: "Nawaz should be batting Number 11! What so called batsman / tail ender in a T20 has a strike rate of 54? Pakistan need to show something with the ball but you would think AUSSIS have it"

Shah Safeer: "Australia is a still very balanced T20 side I'm not surprised with their performance but yes a bit disappointed with Pakistan's play. I hope we will see some great bowling spells in the 2nd innings too"

19.2
W
Tye to Shadab Khan, OUT, full and wide outside off again, Shadab is happy to stay leg-side of the ball, again, but this is a slower one and the batsman toe-ends a catch to cover. Shadab has given Pakistan something to bowl at. Head dives forward and makes a tough catch look easy

Shadab Khan c Head b Tye 29 (25b 1x4 1x6) SR: 116.00

19.1
6
Tye to Shadab Khan, SIX runs, pitched up and outside off, Shadab stays leg-side of the ball, reaches out for the ball with his hands and sends the ball soaring over the covers with a clean swing

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs | PAK: 108/7 | RR: 5.68

  • Mohammad Nawaz5 (9b)
  • Shadab Khan23 (23b)
  • Jhye Richardson4-0-22-1
  • Andrew Tye3-0-30-0
18.6
0
Richardson to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, slower yorker, wide outside off, sneaks under the bat. Good finish from Richardson

murtaza : "NAWAZ SPOILING IT. must have been HASSAN ALI before him"

18.5
2
Richardson to Mohammad Nawaz, 2 runs, Dropped by Stoinis running in from long-on. On a length and outside off, Nawaz clears his front leg and swipes it in the air. Stoinis misjudges it and shells it with the sun squinting into his eyes

Muhammad Kashif: "Can't understand. Why the hell they didn't send Hasan Ali?"

Hafeez : "Leave Irfan & Shaheen aside focus on what Pakistan is having today & usman is not going to an easy choice"

18.5
1w
Richardson to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 wide, back-of-the-hand slower ball but floated past the tramline, off-side wide

Naveen: "He only top-edges it hiiiiiiigh in the air. It drops down into the lap of Stanlake at fine leg. Stanlake's everywhere. What a day he's having in Harare But the scorecard says Tye, which one is correct?" --- My bad, that was AJ Tye all right

18.4
1
Richardson to Shadab Khan, 1 run, backs away and punches a shortish ball to point

anup: "AJ Tye, what has happened to you? from a sparkling IPL to leaking runs in every game!"

18.3
1
Richardson to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, really full and outside off, squeezed to the covers

Adrian Meredith: "Congratulations to Shadab Khan on his highest ever T20 international score! "

18.2
0
Richardson to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, slower full-toss outside off, Nawaz swings waaaaay too early... and misses
18.1
0
Richardson to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, full and wide outside off, past the reach of the batsman

END OF OVER:
18 | 10 Runs | PAK: 103/7 | RR: 5.72

  • Shadab Khan22 (22b)
  • Mohammad Nawaz2 (4b)
  • Andrew Tye3-0-30-0
  • Jhye Richardson3-0-17-1
17.6
2
Tye to Shadab Khan, 2 runs, seam-up, full and wide outside off, driven off the inside half to long-on
17.5
1
Tye to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, another knuckle ball, jabbed from outside off through midwicket
17.4
1
Tye to Shadab Khan, 1 run, wide yorker, nice comeback from Tye, jammed to long-off
17.3
4
Tye to Shadab Khan, FOUR runs, slower ball, full and wide outside off, Shadab picks the change-up. Waits for the knuckle ball to arrive and then smites it over the covers
17.2
1
Tye to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, low full-toss on middle stump, driven back to the bowler, the ball bursts through the hands and rolls down to long-on
17.1
1
Tye to Shadab Khan, 1 run, back of a length and some width outside off, cracked off the back foot to the off-side sweeper for one

END OF OVER:
17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 93/7 | RR: 5.47

  • Mohammad Nawaz0 (2b)
  • Shadab Khan14 (18b)
  • Jhye Richardson3-0-17-1
  • Ashton Agar4-0-27-0

sarim: "Forget Irfan...Pakistan should've played Shaheen"

16.6
0
Richardson to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, bouncer on middle, ducks under it safely

Zahoor Raza: "Looking at excessive bounce in this pitch and Stanlake's success, Mohammad Irfan would have been an incredible choice." --- He's playing in the Global T20 Canada instead

16.5
0
Richardson to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, full and attacking middle stump, Nawaz is pinned to the crease as he limply pokes it back to the bowler
16.4
1
Richardson to Shadab Khan, 1 run, short and angling into the body, shuffles across off and flaps it away to midwicket

Nawaz arrives

16.3
W
Richardson to Faheem Ashraf, OUT, Richardson bounces out Ashraf. Chest-high short ball angling across off stump from over the wicket, rushes the batsman into a hook. He only top-edges it hiiiiiiigh in the air. It drops down into the lap of Tye at fine leg

Faheem Ashraf c Tye b Richardson 21 (17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 123.52

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