Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    22.1 smashed high and hard, a fat leading edge, into the covers, Amir makes the breakthrough as Hafeez runs back to pouch a steepler! Not quite to the pitch of that one, as he sized up midwicket, and pays the price 146/1
    37.5 caught at deep point! Imam holds on finally! This was fuller outside off, Warner tried to launch it down the ground, he sliced it high off a thick outside edge, it flew very high to deep point, Imam came in off the rope and takes the catch clutching it to his chest 242/4
    28.4 massive leading edge and Smith is gone! No spin, which is key, as Smith wipes across the line, sizing up midwicket but picking out extra cover. An identical dismissal to that of Finch, and Pakistan have a glimmer 189/2
    33.4 Bowled him! 141kph, full and straight and through the gaping gate! That's why you need pace to Maxwell. His feet were anchored, he was hanging back but exposing middle and off, he played outside the line, it went straight through the wide gate between bat and pad and crashed into the stumps! 223/3
    44.3 caught at long off by Shoaib! Amir again! Cross seam delivery, length on off, he tried to launch it over long on, he got under it as it stopped in the surface a touch, he skied it to long on, Shoaib is in from the rope and takes a comfortable catch 288/6
    42.1 caught at mid off! It was a full length, it just stops in the surface a touch, he drives in the air straight to Wahab on the circle at mid off and he clutches onto it awkwardly! He held it and that's all that matters 277/5
    48.3 LBW! Superb yorker! Carey reviews. It was full and tailed into the front shoe, he got it out of the way but it hit the back pad infront of leg. No bat involved by the looks. Nothing on ultra edge. Ball tracking says ... OUT. Pitched in line, hitting in line, smashing leg stump! Good decision. Even better bowling. 304/9
    46.2 caught behind off the inside edge! Good catch by Sarfaraz low to his left. It was full outside off, Coulter-Nile had it feet anchored and played for more tail across, it held it's line, caught the inside edge, just missed off stump but Sarfaraz was sharp moving low to his left to claim it 299/7
    47.3 caught behind! 134kph but this rears off a length and catches the gloves on the way through to the keeper! Good short ball, Cummins was surprised, tried to lean back and cut but the bounce and pace was too much, it comes off the gloves and an easy catch for the skipper 302/8
    48.6 caught at long on! Five for Amir! He deserved that. he has single handedly dragged Pakistan back. This was full in the slot, but slightly off speed, he drives in the air flat down the ground but not long enough anf Shoaib takes the running catch 307/10
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    19 (lb 10, nb 3, w 6)
    TOTAL
    307 all out (49 Overs, RR: 6.26)
    Fall of wickets: 1-146 (Aaron Finch, 22.1 ov), 2-189 (Steven Smith, 28.4 ov), 3-223 (Glenn Maxwell, 33.4 ov), 4-242 (David Warner, 37.5 ov), 5-277 (Usman Khawaja, 42.1 ov), 6-288 (Shaun Marsh, 44.3 ov), 7-299 (Nathan Coulter-Nile, 46.2 ov), 8-302 (Pat Cummins, 47.3 ov), 9-304 (Alex Carey, 48.3 ov), 10-307 (Mitchell Starc, 48.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Amir1023053.00371010
    Shaheen Shah Afridi1007027.00287111
    Hasan Ali1006716.70289031
    Wahab Riaz804415.50235010
    Mohammad Hafeez706018.57144400
    Shoaib Malik402606.50111101
  • BATSMEN
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    25.1 caught down the leg side! It was short down the leg side, would have been a wide if he left it, he tried to pull, got it off the glove and it floated through to Carey who took the catch easily! What a time to fall! 136/3
    2.1 back of a length, the first hint of width of the innings, so Fakhar climbs into the cut with hard hands, Richardson at third man is expertly positioned and gobbles the flying edge. That was a sucker punch, and Pakistan's hopes of a composed start are already looking wobbly 2/1
    10.5 short, and slapped straight to Richardson on the fence! That's a body blow! Babar's drives alone were going to win this game at a canter. But he's lured into a response to the bouncer, and doesn't come close to getting his wrists over the ball. Dragged down from way over his head like an amateur fly-fisherman, and backward square is in business again 56/2
    26.6 he's hit a full toss straight down deep square leg's throat! Finch makes the breakthrough! Oh no! This was a filthy full toss, it should have been hit to London, he just tried to place it, and hit it straight down Starc's throat on the rope, he held his nerve and took it. Finch raised both arms aloft sheepishly. 146/4
    45.4 run out backing up! Maxwell seals it for Straya! Leaps to take the ball one-handed at short extra cover, then fires a throw at one-and-a-bit stumps to leave Sarfaraz well short! No dramas, mate 266/10
    27.3 caught behind! Brilliant catch from Carey. Cracking delivery. It was quick, a good length, nipping back off the seam and cut Shoaib in half, it caught the inside edge, Carey flung himself to his left and took a one-hander! 147/5
    29.6 caught behind! 134kph brute of a ball that took off from back of a length! It was a cross seam delivery outside off, it really climbed as he tried to run to third man, it caught the shoulder of the bat and flew through to Carey who took the catch head high 160/6
    33.5 gottim, suckered with the bumper! Dug in and Hasan takes the bait, comes off the toe of the bat and Khawaja settles under it at fine leg. Hasan's merry jig is over, Richardson bouncing back from a bit of a pasting to claim his second wicket! 200/7
    44.2 beats the bat, Wahab poking at it off the back foot, Carey and Starc like it! Not given by umpire Palliyaguruge, but Australia review with one second left on the countdown! Fencing off the back foot, well away from the body, if there was a sound it must have been bat... and there's a line on Ultra Edge! That's the breakthrough, Starc prises one out! Huge relief for Finch, who called for the DRS at the very last moment 264/8
    44.4 145kph/90mph full toss, Amir drags on! In no position to drive, all the weight going back and a thick inside edge judders the base of middle stump! Starc bringing the Mortal Kombat styles here, 'Finish him!' 265/9
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    Extras
    14 (lb 4, nb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    266 all out (45.4 Overs, RR: 5.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Fakhar Zaman, 2.1 ov), 2-56 (Babar Azam, 10.5 ov), 3-136 (Imam-ul-Haq, 25.1 ov), 4-146 (Mohammad Hafeez, 26.6 ov), 5-147 (Shoaib Malik, 27.3 ov), 6-160 (Asif Ali, 29.6 ov), 7-200 (Hasan Ali, 33.5 ov), 8-264 (Wahab Riaz, 44.2 ov), 9-265 (Mohammad Amir, 44.4 ov), 10-266 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 45.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    PJ Cummins1003333.30414001
    MA Starc914324.77326020
    KW Richardson8.406227.15226220
    NM Coulter-Nile905315.88232220
    GJ Maxwell705808.28134310
    AJ Finch201316.5041010

Match Notes

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2Fakhar ZamanImam-ul-Haq
2nd54Babar AzamImam-ul-Haq
3rd80Mohammad HafeezImam-ul-Haq
4th10Mohammad HafeezSarfaraz Ahmed
5th1Shoaib MalikSarfaraz Ahmed
6th13Sarfaraz AhmedAsif Ali
7th40Sarfaraz AhmedHasan Ali
8th64Wahab RiazSarfaraz Ahmed
9th1Sarfaraz AhmedMohammad Amir
10th1Sarfaraz AhmedShaheen Shah Afridi