RESULT
Only T20I (N), Lahore, April 05, 2022, Australia tour of Pakistan
(19.1/20 ov, T:163) 163/7

Australia won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

AUS
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Well, that last ball was a bit of an anticlimax. Australia win by three wickets but it was actually a bit more comfortable than that. They were anchored by Aaron Finch with the rapid efforts of Travis Head, Josh Inglis and Marcus Stoinis ensuring the asking rate was never a problem. Pakistan paid for their middle order collapse which left them probably 20 short. The players go through the final handshakes of the tour. It's been played in fantastic spirit throughout.

Aaron Finch is player of the match. "Thought the way our bowlers attacked that game were fantastic. Nathan Ellis had a tough start but showed real character. Everything we do is one eye to the World Cup. There's been a lot of great performances on this tour and the whole Australia summer. To see so many young cricketers come on is super exciting. Glad we don't have to bowl to Babar anymore for a while."

And on that note I'll bring our coverage to a close at the end of this tour. There's been some very good cricket from both sides. Thanks for being with us over the last month and for all the comments and discussion. From Gnasher, Danyal, Alex, Peter and everyone else it's goodbye.

19.1
4
Haris Rauf to McDermott, FOUR runs

poor ball! Full on the pads, clipped backward of square and that seals it

Can McDermott finish the job? Will be Rauf to bowl

end of over 191 run • 2 wickets
AUS: 159/7CRR: 8.36 RRR: 4.00 • Need 4 runs from 6b
Ben Dwarshuis0 (2)
Ben McDermott18 (18)
Shaheen Shah Afridi 4-0-21-2
Haris Rauf 3-0-31-1
18.6
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Dwarshuis, no run

stays leg side and drives firmly but straight to cover

18.5
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Dwarshuis, no run

gives himself a touch of room, manages to play a length ball to mid-off

Afridi has two balls left. Another wicket would make it very interesting. Ben Dwarshuis on international debut...

18.4
W
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Abbott, OUT

off stump out of the ground! This one isn't going quietly. Good length at off stump, through Abbott for pace

Sean Abbott b Shaheen Shah Afridi 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
18.3
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to McDermott, 1 run

full outside off, driven to mid-off where there is another fumble. Might have been tight

18.2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to McDermott, no run

beaten! Round the wicket, good length, McDermott fiddles at it

Australia not quite over the line. Sean Abbott the new batter

18.1
W
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Finch, OUT

taken on the deep midwicket rope! Round the wicket, Finch went to whip it over the leg side and just didn't quite get it far enough. Late twist? They are checking the catch. Looks like he kept his foot just inside. Yep, all good

Aaron Finch c Asif Ali b Shaheen Shah Afridi 55 (84m 45b 6x4 0x6) SR: 122.22
end of over 1810 runs
AUS: 158/5CRR: 8.77 RRR: 2.50 • Need 5 runs from 12b
Ben McDermott17 (16)
Aaron Finch55 (44)
Haris Rauf 3-0-31-1
Shaheen Shah Afridi 3-0-20-0
17.6
Haris Rauf to McDermott, no run

back of a length outside off, 140kph, angled to point

17.5
Haris Rauf to McDermott, no run

another well-timed stroke, but this drive is so straight that it smashes into the non-striker's stumps

17.4
1
Haris Rauf to Finch, 1 run

full at the stumps, pushed down the ground

Ghalib: "This is last over of the tour. Thanks to Australia for making is memorable. Love from every Pakistani."

17.3
1
Haris Rauf to McDermott, 1 run

full outside off, driven to the sweeper

17.2
4
Haris Rauf to McDermott, FOUR runs

a shorter delivery and he hammers a pull backward of square. This is finishing in a hurry

17.1
4
Haris Rauf to McDermott, FOUR runs

full and straight, a wonderful piece of timing as he flicks it wide of mid-on. Lovely

Haris Rauf returns

end of over 175 runs
AUS: 148/5CRR: 8.70 RRR: 5.00 • Need 15 runs from 18b
Ben McDermott8 (11)
Aaron Finch54 (43)
Shaheen Shah Afridi 3-0-20-0
Mohammad Wasim 4-0-30-2

Fasi: "Hey make that W pop up from somewhere" I keep pressing the button but nothing happens

16.6
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to McDermott, 1 run

full at the stumps, 117kph as Afridi keeps taking the pace off, knocked calmly into the off side

16.5
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Finch, 1 run

short on the pads, takes a bottom edge into midwicket

16.4
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Finch, no run

a short ball on off stump, drags the pull to midwicket

Malik Murad: "Not a good captaincy by Babar. He brought Shaheen too late."

16.3
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to McDermott, 1 run

back of a length outside off, 115kph, steered down to third

Babar's in some pain after that. Maybe a finger

16.2
2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to McDermott, 2 runs

full and straight, driven off the toe end to mid-off and Babar misfields to allow them a second

16.1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to McDermott, no run

short of a length, slower ball, played into the off side, Finch races up for the single and has to abort

Shaheen or bust now for Pakistan?

end of over 165 runs
AUS: 143/5CRR: 8.93 RRR: 5.00 • Need 20 runs from 24b
Aaron Finch53 (41)
Ben McDermott4 (7)
Mohammad Wasim 4-0-30-2
Hasan Ali 3-0-30-0
15.6
2
Mohammad Wasim to Finch, 2 runs

short of a length, gets inside the line and works through midwicket, excellent weighting of the stroke allows for an easy second

 
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