Result
4th ODI (D/N), Dubai (DSC), Mar 29 2019, Australia tour of United Arab Emirates
277/7
(50 ov, target 278)
271/8
Australia won by 6 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia
1y
• The Report by Danyal Rasool

Australia muscle to six-run victory despite Mohammad Rizwan and Abid Ali brilliance

Pakistan's composure crumbles with victory in sight after brace of centuries on slow Dubai deck

Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Liam Brickhill
Scorecard summary
Australia277/7(50 overs)
Pakistan271/8(50 overs)
end of over 5010 runs • 2 wicket
PAK: 271/8CRR: 5.42 
Yasir Shah3 (3)
Junaid Khan0 (0)
Marcus Stoinis3-0-20-2
Kane Richardson7-0-37-1


11.00pm A bizarre chase from Pakistan. Perhaps it was the inexperience in their ranks? It's the fourth time in history that a side has lost an ODI chase with two centurions. Pakistan were cruising when Abid Ali and Mohammad Rizwan were in the midst of their 144-run stand, but when Abid fell after reaching his ton, Australia had their opening. The required rate climbed, Australia found their way back into the game, and now they've made it 4-0. That 134-run stand between Maxwell and Carey set up Australia's total, and their doggedness in the field turned it into a match-winning one.

Rehan Javed: "One of most frustrated Defeats in history of cricket; Once again Pakistan took defeat from Jaws of victory."

Sadiq Dars: "This is hard to believe 25 required on 18 balls with 6 wickets in hand and finally Pakistan lost.."

Binoy: "Finch the captain cool done it again for aussies."

Mikrant: "Inexperience just cost them the match."

Glenn Maxwell is the Player of the Match: "We lost a few up top and I came in a bit earlier, but to put on a good partnership with Carey was what we needed. I've got a really solid role in this team at the moment. We knew if we could just get a wicket and break their big partnership, it was a hard wicket to start on."

"They bowled beautifully," admits Imad Wasim. "We were lacking the power hitting. We were short, so it shows we were lacking something. Some of the shots were not on in that situation. But the hundreds were positives for us. It's an honour to lead Pakistan. I enjoy captaincy."

"I thought our composure with the ball was really good," says winning captain Aaron Finch. "We knew how slow the wicket was, we knew if we could get some new batters in it would be tough. Credit to our boys, though Abid and Rizwan getting hundreds were great knocks. Maxwell played really well, assessing the situation, taking it deep. You can never accuse Glenn of being selfish, the way he plays. He does everything for the team. When Shinwari hit a six, the heart started going again. But we kept hanging in. And that's something we've prided ourselves on. Our quicks at the end were very disciplined."

And that's all from your commentary team tonight, with Alex Malcolm and Liam Brickhill having kept you informed over the course of the game. Australia's one-day renaissance continues apace, and they will take some serious confidence into the fifth and final game on Sunday. Do join us again for that game. Until then, goodbye!


49.6
1
Stoinis to Yasir Shah, 1 run
another slow bouncer, it's pulled out to deep square leg, and that's the game
49.5
w
Stoinis to Usman Shinwari, OUT
another slog, but this one is caught! It was the slow bouncer, and Shinwari tried to smash it over midwicket. But he got more height than distance, and Handscomb holds another catch. Barring anything silly from Australia, this match is now sealed
Usman Shinwari c Handscomb b Stoinis 6 (2b 0x4 1x6) SR: 300.00
49.4
6
Stoinis to Usman Shinwari, SIX runs
slammed over long off! It was just a good old fashioned slog, but it's cleared the fielder at the boundary to keep Pakistan hoping
49.3
1
Stoinis to Yasir Shah, 1 run
short, rising over off stump, and Yasir can only pull to long on

Zubair Islam: "Pakistan needs a miracle"

49.2
w
Stoinis to Mohammad Rizwan, OUT
caught at deep backward square! It was pitched up, on his legs, and Rizwan actually got an excellent connection on this pick-up over the leg side. But he picked out Handscomb precisely in that position
Mohammad Rizwan c Handscomb b Stoinis 104 (102b 9x4 1x6) SR: 101.96
49.2
1w
Stoinis to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 wide
an attempted slower bouncer goes awry, looping way down the leg side

Pakistan need 16 from 5 balls

49.1
1
Stoinis to Yasir Shah, 1 run
just short of a good length, Yasir slugging it straight down the ground. Long on cleans up, and they only take a single

All of a sudden, Australia are favourites! Six deliveries remain, Pakistan need 17. And Yasir is on strike. Stoinis will bowl. Mid off is up

end of over 495 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 261/6CRR: 5.32 • RRR: 17.00 • Need 17 from 6b
Mohammad Rizwan104 (101)
Yasir Shah0 (0)
Kane Richardson7-0-37-1
Nathan Coulter-Nile10-1-53-3
48.6
Richardson to Mohammad Rizwan, no run
on a length, straight, and Rizwan is furious with himself as he can only push it back to the bowler. He was looking for a single to keep the strike
48.5
4
Richardson to Mohammad Rizwan, FOUR runs
this will help a little, Rizwan sprinting down the track and flat-batting another short one straight back over Richardson's head
48.4
Richardson to Mohammad Rizwan, no run
another play and a miss! Richardson is opting for a short-pitched approach, and Rizwan just cut underneath it

Muhammad Shahab: "pakistan need a Brathwaite here"

48.3
w
Richardson to Imad Wasim, OUT
caught at deep point! Imad backs away and hacks at a slower bouncer. He can't get any distance on the shot though, and can't control it either. Marsh comes in off the boundary and holds a simple catch, Australia grab another!
Imad Wasim c Marsh b Richardson 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

21 off 10 needed

48.2
Richardson to Imad Wasim, no run
big swish outside off, but he hits only fresh air!
48.1
1
Richardson to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run
short, outside off, and it's slapped hard out to the sweeper for Rizwan to raise his second hundred of the series. And this is only the second time that two Pakistan batsmen have scored ODI hundreds in the same chase

Excellent over from Coulter-Nile, just three runs (and a wicket) off it. Pakistan need 22 from 12. Rizwan is on 99. This ain't over yet.

end of over 483 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 256/5CRR: 5.33 • RRR: 11.00 • Need 22 from 12b
Imad Wasim1 (3)
Mohammad Rizwan99 (97)
Nathan Coulter-Nile10-1-53-3
Glenn Maxwell8-0-41-0
47.6
Coulter-Nile to Imad Wasim, no run
Imad backs away and rifles a shot into the off side, but he can't beat Lyon at mid off
47.5
Coulter-Nile to Imad Wasim, no run
punched firmly back at the bowler, who can't quite get down quickly enough to stop it, but Lyon comes around from mid off to ensure it's another dot

Faizan: "I hope Imad does not do what he always does which is hit out or get out. Great opportunity to lead the team home."

47.4
1
Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run
very full, on off stump, and Rizwan goes to 99 by driving down to long on
47.3
1
Coulter-Nile to Imad Wasim, 1 run
Imad whips a length delivery out to one of the three at deep midwicket

Asif: "Here's drama. Pakistan please don't be predictable." -- On the field, Finch has set three fielders out on the leg boundary

47.2
1
Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run
swatted uppishly into the leg side, but falling safely in front of the fielder

Enter Imad

Best performances - batsmen
Abid Ali
112 runs (119)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
flick
30 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
1492010180833
Mohammad Rizwan
104 runs (102)
9 fours
1 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
sweep shot
32 runs
6 fours
0 sixes
392531251532
Best performances - bowlers
NM Coulter-Nile
O
10
M
1
R
53
W
3
Eco
5.30
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
MP Stoinis
O
3
M
0
R
20
W
2
Eco
6.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan , elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of United Arab Emirates
Player Of The Match
Glenn Maxwell
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 4-0
Match numberODI no. 4119
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days29 March 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Abid Ali
Saad Ali
Umpires
Kumar Dharmasena
Rashid Riaz
TV Umpire
Michael Gough
Reserve Umpire
Ahsan Raza
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe