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Only T20I, Dubai (DSC), May 7 2009, Australia tour of United Arab Emirates
(16.2/20 ov)109/3
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
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Lee comes through first test

Brett Lee showed some speed during his return from injury in one of the few good signs from Australia during a heavy Twenty20 loss to Pakistan

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Australia108/10(19.5 overs)
Pakistan109/3(16.2 overs)

A one-sided affair in the end, though it didn't look to be going that way when Watson was going strong in the Australian innings. But the spin of Afridi, and the accuracy of Gul saw to it that the Australians were kept down to a paltry score. Butt started well, but when both openers fell in fairly quick succession things seemed a little shaky for Pakistan. But Akmal was in prime form, and his counter-attack hastened the win, though one musn't forget the calm hand played by their captain Misbah at the other end. Stay tuned for the presentation.

A joint Man-of-the-Match award here, for Gul and Afridi.

Afridi: "I enjoyed my performance, and the pitch gave me good support. I experimented in the nets it the hard-work paid off."

Gul: "I practiced a lot with the old ball. Hopefully we'll win the World Cup after this."

Haddin: "We were outplayed, we weren't on our game. The World Cup is going to be totally different, but we have to improve. We've got a couple of weeks off before the World Cup, so that should do us good."

Misbah: "Afridi and Gul bowled superbly to bring us back in the game. Akmal carried his form superbly into this game after his performance in the last ODI, and we hope he'll carry this form into the World Twenty20. Everyone knows their role and it's going well."

That's all from here folks. Thanks for tuning in, sending us your feedback, and it's been a pleasure bringing you these six matches. Take care, sleep well. Adios!

16.3
1w
Hauritz to Malik, 1 wide

fired in down the leg side, called a wide, sealing a comprehensive win for Pakistan

16.2
Hauritz to Malik, no run

low full toss, bunts it straight to mid-off

Just one more needed now. Malik comes in

16.1
W
Hauritz to Misbah, OUT

Misbah falls with his team on the brink, short on middle, looked to pull it behind square, got the top edge that landed safely in the hands of Bracken at short fine

Misbah-ul-Haq c Bracken b Hauritz 24 (32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75
end of over 1611 runs
PAK: 108/2CRR: 6.75 RRR: 0.25 • Need 1 from 24b
Misbah-ul-Haq24 (31)
Kamran Akmal59 (42)
Nathan Bracken3-0-24-0
Ben Hilfenhaus4-0-20-1
15.6
1
Bracken to Misbah, 1 run

full outside leg stump, clipped to fine leg to level the scores

15.5
Bracken to Misbah, no run

bouncer outside off, chases it from the crease, looks to upper cut it, misses

15.4
1
Bracken to Kamran, 1 run

on middle, swiped it to deep square leg, was looking to deposit that into the stands as well but didn't connect well enough

15.3
6
Bracken to Kamran, SIX runs

short outside off, stood his ground, and slapped it with contempt into the stands over the bowler's head

15.2
2
Bracken to Kamran, 2 runs

length ball outside off, went for a massive heave over mid-on, ended up miscuing it in the direction of deep point where Lauglin dived forward but failed to reach it

15.1
1
Bracken to Misbah, 1 run

good length on the off stump, pushed off the back foot towards mid-off for a quick single

end of over 155 runs
PAK: 97/2CRR: 6.46 RRR: 2.40 • Need 12 from 30b
Kamran Akmal50 (39)
Misbah-ul-Haq22 (28)
Ben Hilfenhaus4-0-20-1
James Hopes2-0-23-0
14.6
Hilfenhaus to Kamran, no run

low full toss on middle and leg, driven straight to midwicket, failed to beat the gap there

14.5
1
Hilfenhaus to Misbah, 1 run

banged in short outside leg stump, helped on its way to fine leg

14.4
1
Hilfenhaus to Kamran, 1 run

full toss on middle and leg, whipped away to deep midwicket to reach his fifty, excellent innings, saw off the pressure after the loss of the openers with a superb counterattack

14.3
2
Hilfenhaus to Kamran, 2 runs

fullish on the off stump, gets to the pitch and drives it wide of deep cover for a couple, only a matter of time now

14.2
Hilfenhaus to Kamran, no run
14.1
1
Hilfenhaus to Misbah, 1 run

worked away off the front foot through square leg

end of over 1415 runs
PAK: 92/2CRR: 6.57 RRR: 2.83 • Need 17 from 36b
Misbah-ul-Haq20 (26)
Kamran Akmal47 (35)
James Hopes2-0-23-0
Nathan Hauritz3-0-19-0
13.6
1
Hopes to Misbah, 1 run
13.5
1
Hopes to Kamran, 1 run
13.5
1w
Hopes to Kamran, 1 wide
13.4
Hopes to Kamran, no run

and again, too close to cut this time, hits the inside half of the bat as he tries to force that through the off side

13.3
Hopes to Kamran, no run

back of a length outside off, mistimed a cut to cover

Best performances - batters
Kamran Akmal portrait
Kamran Akmal PAK
59 runs (42)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
15 runs
2 fours
0 six
5177191163
Shane Watson player pic
SR Watson AUS
33 runs (14)
5 fours
0 six
Control86%
Productive shot
leg glance
12 runs
1 four
0 six
604020120
Best performances - bowlers
Umar Gul portrait
Umar Gul PAK
O
4
M
0
R
8
W
4
ECO
2
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi PAK
O
4
M
1
R
14
W
3
ECO
3.5
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
Umar Gul
Umar Gul
Match numberT20I no. 89
Hours of play (local time)20.30 start, First Session 20.30-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days7 May 2009 - day(20-over match)
T20I debut
Ahmed Shehzad
Ahmed Shehzad
Marcus North
Marcus North
Nathan Hauritz
Nathan Hauritz
Saeed Ajmal
Saeed Ajmal
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
Pakistan Image
Zameer Haider
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Nadeem Ghauri
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe