Player of the Match
Player of the Match

12.40pm Finch's fifty has made light work of this 117 chase. But, it was Stanlake who had set up this victory with 4 for 8 - the second-best T20I figures for Australia. He ran in hard, hit the pitch harder, and hustled Pakistan for pace and bounce. He has brought Pakistan's eight-match winning streak to a grinding halt. This is also Justin Langer's first win as Australia coach. Do stick around for the presentation.

Billy Stanlake, of course, is the Man of the Match: We had a disappointing tour of the UK. Great for us to get a nice start in the series. My role is to be aggressive upfront and take wickets in the Powerplay and make it hard for the opposition to get on a roll. Hopefully, we can build on this. With the early wickets, Finch kept going with me. First time I have bowled out in one go. Finch was terrific in the field and with the bat.

Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: Toss is very important, if you lose too many wickets in first six overs, you can't survive in the match. Credit to Stanlake, he bowled with pace and bounce. Plenty to work on.

Aaron Finch, Australia captain: The tone the bowlers set with the ball on a pretty good wicket was fantastic. We've come here to win the series. We've been putting in plans, it did not come off in England. It was a pretty polished performance here. Richardson bounced back well and they just bowled aggressively and I hung onto some catches. At times, when you're chasing a small total, you try to break the game open.

Qasim: "The only thing I don't understand from this game is Hafeez opening. It's been a long time since he opened regularly. Him not being at his best at the top created the pressure to which all the rest succumbed. Other than this, this team is still number 1 to me. Don't judge the team on one bad day when they have played marvellously the past year and half and got to the top."

Yasir: "I have always said that any team that needs to gain its form back must play against Pakistan. All of a sudden you'll feel the difference. but vise versa is also true, Pakistan can crash any strong side just like CT2017."

Kabir: "It seems as the trend going in this tri series- Next match Zimbabwe are going to give a sound thrashing to Australia!!!"

That is that from this game. Hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Thilak Ram.

10.5
4
Shadab Khan to Finch, FOUR runs, Shadab tosses a legbreak wide outside off, Finch muscles it away in the air against the turn. Asif Ali at long-on makes a mess of it and drops the catch. The ball plinks away to the boundary for four. Sums up Pakistan's day
10.4
6
Shadab Khan to Finch, SIX runs, tossed up outside off, right in Finch's swinging arc. He ventures outside leg and clubs a six over long-off
9.5
4lb
Usman Shinwari to Finch, 4 leg byes, back of a length, pitches outside leg, skids off the pitch to catch the thigh. The ball rolls away to the third-man boundary
9.4
4
Usman Shinwari to Finch, FOUR runs, can't bowl down the leg side when you have fine leg inside the circle. Banged down leg, helped away fine of that fielder. Easy peasy

Ashoke: "That is Pakistan. Either they are awesome good or awesome bad."

9.2
3
Usman Shinwari to Finch, 3 runs, short and angling into the body, pulled away to long leg for three. Finch celebrates his fifty

Around the stumps

6.4
6
Shadab Khan to Finch, SIX runs, Finch clears long-off now and fetches another six. This is a legbreak, full and spins away outside off, Finch gets under the length and smokes it away
6.3
6
Shadab Khan to Finch, SIX runs, tossed outside off, breaks back in, picks another wrong'un and hoists it with the turn over the long-on boundary like a boss
6.2
4
Shadab Khan to Finch, FOUR runs, wrong'un this time, full and spins in outside off, drags it with the turn over midwicket. Slog-swept away, splitting the two men in the deep on leg side
5.3
6
Hasan Ali to Finch, SIX runs, dug in short and outside off, Finch picks up the length swiftly. He rocks back and launches a pull beyond the square-leg boundary. Cracking hit from Finch

Jimmy: "Moumita, before saying Sarfaraz is a wrong captain for T20, you should first look at what he has done for this Pakistani T20 team for past couple of years. "

4.6
1
Shadab Khan to Finch, 1 run, shorter googly, spins back in, cramps Finch for room, stabbed back to Shadab
3.4
4
Hasan Ali to Head, FOUR runs, short, wide, Head frees his arms and hammers it away to the left of backward point and right of the covers. Rasping back-foot cut
3.4
5w
Hasan Ali to Head, 5 wides, full and sprayed down the leg side, past the flick, past the diving keeper

James: "D'Arcy Short was excellent in the Big Bash, last season, but I don't feel he's stepped up to international level."

Head comes in

3.2
W
Hasan Ali to Short, OUT, Hasan hands Pakistan the breakthrough. Hip-high short ball outside off, right in the slot to be thumped over short midwicket, instead Short weakly pulls it to Talat. Nice little birthday gift for Hasan

DJM Short c Hussain Talat b Hasan Ali 15 (14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

Abdul Sami: "6 Boundaries in just 8 balls....."

2.6
4
Usman Shinwari to Finch, FOUR runs, back of a length and angling across off stump, Finch stands up tall and elegantly punches through the covers. Australia have already shaved 35 runs off the target
2.4
4
Usman Shinwari to Short, FOUR runs, slower and fuller outside off, Pakistan continue to bleed runs, stretches out and drives it stylishly between covers and mid-off. Hat-trick of fours for Short
2.3
4
Usman Shinwari to Short, FOUR runs, this is even better! Usman Khan drags his length back and gets it to hold its line outside off. Short gets on top of the bounce and crisply punches it through the same region. Look at that high elbow and timing...
2.2
4
Usman Shinwari to Short, FOUR runs, on a length and outside off, Short takes it on the up and crunnnnnnches a drive through extra cover. Dismissive
1.6
6
Mohammad Nawaz to Finch, SIX runs, another arm ball from Nawaz, finishes on the pads of Finch, who, having backed away outside leg, nails another six over long-on to close out the over with back-to-back sixes
1.5
6
Mohammad Nawaz to Finch, SIX runs, Finch tees off and launches this full ball angling into his pads into the stands beyond long-on. Such a smooth swing