2nd T20I (N), Dubai (DSC), Sep 7 2012, Australia tour of United Arab Emirates
(20 ov, target 152)151/8
Match tied (Pakistan won the one-over eliminator)
player of the match
Saeed Ajmal
end of over 209 runs • 2 wickets
AUS: 151/8CRR: 7.55 
Dan Christian2 (3)
Abdul Razzaq 1-0-9-2
Umar Gul 4-0-32-1

Australia will bat first in the Superover.

Warner, Watson and Bailey are Australia's chosen batsmen. The Pakistan team has a long discussion over who will bowl. It will be Umar Gul. Ajmal was off the field for the final two overs or so, which I think means he can't bowl now, which explains the long discussion over who to choose.

Abdul Razzaq to Cummins, OUT

it's a Superover, it wasn't the best final ball form Razzaq but it was good enough, a full toss on the pads, Cummins was looking to work that to the leg side, a leading edge that ballons towards mid-off, Imran Nazir and Umar Akmal both went for it, Nazir called for it, Umar backed away, Nazir takes it, Cummins wrings his hands in disappointment, this has been some game

Pat Cummins c Imran Nazir b Abdul Razzaq 7 (4m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 233.33
Abdul Razzaq to Cummins, SIX runs

oh my! he is nerveless with the bat here as well, a massive hit , a short of length ball heading down leg stump, that is a monster hit from Cukmmins that sends it over the wide long-on boundary, the scores are level, Australia coach Mickey Arthur loves that shot

Abdul Razzaq to Christian, 1 run

short ball heading for the helmet, Christian can only get a single as he pulls it towards midwicket, that put plenty on pressure on young Cummins, who was nerveless on Test debut with the bat

Abdul Razzaq to Cummins, 1 run

a slower full ball on middle and leg, once again it is Arafat who fields after Cummins sweeps to deep square leg

Abdul Razzaq to Christian, 1 run

a full toss is whipped towards midwivcket for a single

Abdul Razzaq to Bailey, OUT

Razzaq strikes first ball, the birthday boy can't finish it, a slower short ball outside off, Bailey goes for the pull, a top edge and that sails towards midwicket, the substitute Arafat is everywhere, he takes the catch, Australia's bowlers will have to do the job with the bat now, you wouldn't believe the noise levels in Dubai

George Bailey c sub (Yasir Arafat) b Abdul Razzaq 42 (46m 27b 4x4 2x6) SR: 155.55

A long discussion over who will bowl the final over. For a moment there it looked like Shoaib Malik will bowl, he gave his cap to the umpire, before taking it back. Sania Mirza, Malik's wife, didn't look too thrilled that Malik won't be bowling. After much drama, it will be Abdul Razzaq.

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 142/6CRR: 7.47 RRR: 10.00
Dan Christian0 (1)
George Bailey42 (26)
Umar Gul 4-0-32-1
Saeed Ajmal 4-0-20-2
Umar Gul to Christian, no run

length ball outside off, Christian is beaten, there is an appeal for a caught-behind

Dan Christian has been awesome in the field, how good is he with the bat?

Umar Gul to Wade, 1 run, OUT

insanity! direct hit from third man, this is certainly not the Pakistan team we all expect, Matthew Wade is gone, brilliance from the substitute fielder Arafat, a yorker from Gul just outside off, squeezed down to third man, Wade wanted the second, but he was well out when that throw crashed into the stumps

Matthew Wade run out (sub [Yasir Arafat]) 6 (15m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Umar Gul to Bailey, 1 run

ooh, another time when the batsman could have been dismissed twice, a shortish ball is hammered back by Bailey, Gul stretches out his right hand but can't hang on to that one, then there's even more disappointment for him as he sees the ball just loop over the stumps at the non-striker's end

Umar Gul to Bailey, FOUR runs

poor from Gul, that was a knee-high full toss from Gul, Bailey sends that past short fine leg for four more, Australia surely ahead now

Ajmal is off the field as he has hurt himself trying to field the previous delivery

Umar Gul to Bailey, FOUR runs

Gul looking to hit the base of off stump, an inside-edge, a thick one sends it past short fine leg for four, 16 off 10 needed now, Bailey playing a gem here

Adeel: "No Extras, Direct Hits, Tight Fielding - is this the team I have grown up watching?"

Umar Gul to Wade, 1 run

starts with a yorker, driven towards long-off for a single

21 needed off 12. Who do Pakistan turn to? It is Gul to bowl the penultimate over.